For more information about our educational development faculty programs, click on the titles below to learn more:
The Annual Teaching Day is part of an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching and learning through the encouragement of discussion about teaching practices, networking with faculty and staff, and an opportunity to explore Laurier's teaching resources. The Laurier community (students, staff, faculty and post doctoral fellows) are invited to attend this one-day event.
Laurier communities of practice (CoP) provide a forum for educators from multiple disciplines and academic support units to come together and share best practices, lessons learned, instructional concerns, student experiences, and so on with the goal of deepening their knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning by interacting with others on an ongoing basis.
This Institute and Workshop offer educators a set of course design tools both practical and conceptual in form, promote a learner focused approach to course design and teaching, and provide a forum to network and share ideas, challenges, strategies, and questions about teaching, learning and design with other faculty.
Four Day Course (Re)Design Institute
One Day Course (Re)Design Workshop
This program is designed to orient new faculty at Laurier to teaching, learning, and research resources at Laurier, school culture and the student body, promote strategies for teaching success, and familiarize new faculty with Laurier's policies and procedures.
The Teaching Squares Program offers faculty and academic staff an opportunity to gain new insights into their teaching through a process of reciprocal classroom observation and reflection.
Offered every winter the Open Classroom Series builds upon the Teaching Squares program to provide an opportunity for members of Laurier's learning community to gain insights into the student perspective of the classroom experience.