Professional Development Resources


Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching and Learning 

The Graduate Student Certificate in University Teaching and Learning provides you with an opportunity to develop evidence-based teaching expertise and skills that are relevant across disciplines in postsecondary education.

SoTL Foundations

Learn about research-based inquiry to enhance teaching and learning through a series of discussion-based sessions. Engage in critical reflection to explore current issues, theories and research in the field of SoTL in postsecondary education.

May 9 – June 5
Facilitator: Dr. Sreyasi Biswas, PhD
Registration deadline: May 7

Register now: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=56449162&expandSectionId=67590357&parentSite=TI

Blended and Online Learning Pedagogy and Practice

Learn about the foundations of online learning pedagogy, develop course design skills, and enhance your capacity to design and facilitate high-quality blended and online learning experiences.

May 11 – June 15
Facilitator: Alysia Wright
Registration deadline: May 9

Register now: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=67956575&expandSectionId=67956656&parentSite=TI

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The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Workshop Series is a compilation of workshops focusing on key issues related to EDI within the post-secondary context. A key aim of the series is to highlight how systemic inequities manifest in post-secondary environments and ways in which educators can move towards inclusive and equitable teaching practices, while catering to the learning needs of all their students.

From Theory to Action: Practical Strategies for Designing Accessible, Diverse, and Inclusive Teaching and Learning
May 19, 2022 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Registration: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/workshop-series/equity-diversity-inclusion

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The Blended and Online Workshop Series (BOWS) are sets of interactive workshops that focus on pedagogy and practice of blended and online learning. Series topics include foundations, assessments, course design, experiential learning, learning technologies, and equity, diversity and inclusion. The series are offered monthly with weekly scheduled workshops, so participants are welcome to attend one, some, or all based on their interest and availability. Each workshop creates informal opportunities for focused blended and online teaching development and connections with academic staff from various disciplines.

Building an Online Course Community
May 25, 2022 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Self-Regulated Skills for Online Learning
May 10 – 13, 2022 from 12 – 1 p.m.

Registration: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/workshop-series/blended-and-online

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As we strive to create more inclusive learning environments, we may be faced with the challenge of not only understanding the language of anti-racist, decolonizing and culturally responsive education, but wondering where to start. This is especially true in postsecondary STEM education where there are long-standing issues around diversity and representation. While there are webinars, workshops and other events aimed at understanding issues of diversity in STEM, what is often missing is the opportunity to dialogue with others in order to grapple with concepts around equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in STEM teaching and learning environments.

This four-part conversation series will give faculty, instructors and TAs in the STEM and allied fields the opportunity to connect, talk and learn (talking is learning) about how we can authentically create spaces of belonging for all STEM learners. Reflections and discussions will be consolidated into concrete action plans for practice.

May 18, 25, June 1, 8

Please note: It is strongly recommended that participants attend all sessions in this series. Once you register, you will be enrolled to attend each session.

Registration: https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/workshop-series/transforming-STEM-teaching-and-learning

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2022 Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

Moving Forward in a Good Way: Nurturing the Spirit of Learning in Postsecondary Education
May 1 – 3, 2022

The 2022 University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching invites Elders, Knowledge Keepers, community members, faculty, staff, students, and postdoctoral scholars to explore Moving Forward in a Good Way as we continue our path to truth and reconciliation in postsecondary education. Through the exploration of conference threads, Ways of Being, Ways of Connecting, Ways of Knowing, and Ways of Doing, the conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to connect, and to share and exchange knowledge.

https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/conference