Advanced Teaching Program

The Advanced Teaching Program (ATP) is a 20-hour short course designed for advanced graduate students who would like to develop practical teaching skills for current and future teaching roles. Topics include course design strategies, active learning, authentic assessment of student learning, and maintaining a culture of respect and community in the classroom. Participants gain hands-on experience by practising instructional techniques in microteaching sessions where they receive constructive feedback from peers and an experienced team of instructors. Participants also design a workshop on teaching in their discipline. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to submit their capstone projects for publication in the Teaching Innovation Projects Journal.

Hosted by:

  • Centre for Teaching and Learning

Recommended Audience:

  • Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars

What to Expect: 

  • This 20-hour course is held over six face-to-face sessions, each lasting 3.5 hours. Sessions involve workshops, seminars, and microteaching. Each participant will prepare two 10-minute lessons and deliver these lessons to a small group of peers. For the capstone project, participants design a workshop on teaching in their discipline.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Design learning outcomes and align them with assessment techniques and teaching and learning strategies
  • Develop and implement active learning to increase student engagement
  • Assess student learning using formative and summative methods
  • Refine and practice teaching skills by giving and receiving peer feedback in a supportive multi-disciplinary setting
  • Engage in self-reflection and self-evaluation on personal teaching strategies and approaches
  • Create a workshop that addresses a teaching and learning gap in their home discipline