Graduate Teaching and Learning Program

Graduate Teaching Learning Workshops

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

  • New: Micro-Teaching Pilot 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.  The GTL Program at the University of Alberta will be using this format to provide an opportunity for Postdocs and Graduate Students who have held prior teaching positions at the UofA but are no longer teaching.  The microteaching is designed to offer these postdocs and graduate students an opportunity to receive and/or provide peer/mentor teaching observations as you already have demonstrated more than adequate time in a real class environment.  

    What is expected of you?  You will need to have completed the Peer Observation session and will need to prepare a 10-15 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 formally write up at least one observation. Next session TBA.
  • Teaching Dossier Session: Learn how to effectively prepare a teaching dossier which may be required for future job applications and is an effective tool to keep track of all of your teaching experience. What is a teaching dossier and what is it used for? Next session TBA.
  • Peer Observations Training Session - attendance is required to do peer observations and to be peer reviewed. Next session TBA.

  • Developing your Teaching Statement: Part A & Part B - two different sessions scheduled apart.  Part A will teach you how to first write your teaching philosophy, and Part B will give you the opportunity to have it reviewed by teaching experts. Next session TBA.
  • FGSR Round-Table Discussions - one hour-long sessions that demonstrate how to deal with a variety of different classroom scenarios. Credits can used towards GTL Level 1 and 2.  All sessions take place in Triffo Hall 1-16. Please RSVP.
    • Round Table 2: Assessment  - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Round Table 3: When Things Go Wrong -  Tuesday, July 11, 11 a.m. 12 p.m.
  • NEW: FGSR Teaching Circle - Do you want the opportunity to discuss teaching with other enthusiasts? Lead 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.  Please RSVP to All sessions take place in Triffo Hall 1-16. You can also stay informed and share information by joining the FGSR Teaching Circle Facebook Group
    Next session:
    • June 28, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

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

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