Graduate Teaching and Learning Program

Graduate Teaching Learning Workshops

In addition to offering Graduate Teaching Learning Weeks, FGSR offers Graduate Teaching Learning Workshops:

Peer Observation Training Sessions

Peer observation is a key component of the GTL Program Level 2 and an important part of ongoing personal development for instructors at all levels of development. During this session, you will be guided through the peer observation process, have a chance to practice these skills through case studies, and learn about how you can arrange peer observation opportunities. This session is required prior to completing the peer observation component of GTL Level 2.

Next sessions Please RSVP:

  • Feb. 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11a.m., Location: Triffo Hall 1-16
  • Apr. 24, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Location: Triffo Hall 1-16

Microteaching for Peer Observation

Microteaching is a common practice to allow instructors an opportunity to build up teaching skills and confidence by delivering a short section of a teaching lecture, seminar, demonstration and so forth.  These microteaching sessions are designed for postdocs and graduate students who have held prior teaching positions at UAlberta but are no longer teaching, to offer them an opportunity to receive and/or provide peer/mentor teaching observations as they already have demonstrated more than adequate time in a real class environment. 

What is expected of you?  You will need to have completed a peer observation session and will need to prepare a 7-10 minute teaching session.  Topic is of your choice and can be based on a lecture/teaching instruction you have already done or would like to do.  These teaching sessions will be observed and discussed by the participants.  Each participant will be required to write at least one observation. 

Next session - Please RSVP:

  • Mar. 13, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Location: TBA

GTL Program Level 2 Bootcamp

During this one-day boot camp you will have the opportunity to receive guidance on the documents needed for the completion of GTL Level 2, including your teaching statement/philosophy, teaching CV, and skills reports. These documents are also important components of any academic job application. Bootcamp details.

Next bootcamp - Please RSVP:

  • April 27, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 pm., Location: TBA

FGSR Teaching Circle

Do you want the opportunity to discuss teaching with other enthusiasts? Led by Dr. Deanna Davis, and co-facilitated with graduate students, the FGSR Teaching Circle is an opportunity for graduate students and the larger teaching community to informally discuss issues related to teaching and to develop a network of teaching colleagues. Teaching circle sessions can count for up to five hours credit in the Graduate Teaching and Learning Program.

All sessions take place in Triffo Hall 1-16 on the last Wednesday of the month at noon.  
Next sessions - Please RSVP:

  • Jan. 31, 2018
  • Feb. 28, 2018 
  • Mar. 28, 2018 
  • Apr. 25, 2018 
  • May 30, 2018 
  • June 27, 2018 

You can also stay informed and share information by joining the FGSR Teaching Circle Facebook Group

Unable to attend these sessions? Check out our online courses available through MyGradSkills.

  • Lesson Planning
  • Teaching Dossiers
  • Teaching Online: Basic Skills for TAs
  • Teaching Online: Advanced Facilitation Skills for Graduate Students