Upcoming Events

UTM faculty, sessional instructors, librarians, staff, teaching assistants, graduate students, and post docs are welcome to register for our events.

TLC workshops, seminars, talks and panels are inclusive events. Please let us know if you require any accommodations. Contact us at tlc.utm@utoronto.ca if you have questions.

NOTE: In compliance with the regulations put in place by UTM surrounding COVID-19, all TLC programming and workshops will be facilitated online (remotely) until further notice.


Summer 2021

Tips for Preparing a Teaching Development & Innovation Grant Proposal 

June 9th from 11am - 12pm 

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Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) investigates teaching and learning issues to find context-relevant and evidence-informed solutions. In this workshop we look at how to get a project started and different approaches to SoTL work. Bring your SoTL idea and explore possible forms of evidence and approaches to analysis as well as considerations for ethics and funding. We also look at where to find more resources and how to make SoTL work public.


A Learner-Centred Approach to Course Design

June 15th from 2pm - 3:30pm 

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Facilitated by Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

This workshop will provide framework to support the course design process guided by the principles of constructive alignment. We will consider how course-level learning outcomes can be aligned with assessments and teaching and learning activities.


Inclusive Pedagogical Considerations for 2SLGBT2+ Students

June 24th from 1 - 3pm

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Facilitated by Ann Gagné, Educational Developer (Universal Design for Learning), Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre; Nythalah Baker Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; and Allison Burgess, Director, Sexual & Gender Diversity Office 

This session will discuss strategies for including pronouns and framing content in a non-heteronormative way. We will explore auditing readings and resources for 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion. The importance of creating a welcoming environment for learners and reducing microaggressions will be addressed through graduate student speakers.


Summer Camp for Instructors: Prepare for Fall Term

July 19, 20, 21, and 22 from 10am - 12pm

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Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology; Ann Gagné, Educational Developer (Universal Design for Learning), Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre; and Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Join us for summer camp! This summer camp will consist of brief daily webinars and workshops to provide immediate and personalized strategies that will work for you and the courses you are teaching.


Preparing to Teach: Inspiration and Suggestions for Using Quercus

August 18 from 10 - 11:30am

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Facilitated by Simone Laughton, Head, Library & Instructional Technologies, UTM Library; Kenneth Berry, Instructional Technologies Specialist, UTM Library; and Angie Cappiello, Instructional Technologies Specialist, UTM Library

This session is an opportunity to learn what has worked well (and what hasn’t) for other instructors using Quercus. We will profile strategies that instructors are using for Quercus, and will also have an opportunity to troubleshoot challenges you might be facing.


Summer Camp for Sessional Instructors: Prepare for Fall Term

August 31st  *Time to be determined by participants* 

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Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology; Ann Gagné, Educational Developer (Universal Design for Learning), Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre; and Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

Calling all sessional instructors! We hope you will join us at a summer camp designed with your teaching context in mind. This summer camp will consist of brief daily webinars and workshops to provide immediate and personalized strategies that will work for you and the courses you are teaching. Given the time and scheduling pressures often faced by sessional instructors, the session time will be decided by participants early August. Core elements of camp will be recorded for those who cannot attend.


Preparing to Teach: Syllabus Clinic 

September 1st from 1 - 2pm 

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Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology; Ann Gagné, Educational Developer (Universal Design for Learning), Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre; and Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

This session will help you avoid common syllabus mistakes, saving you valuable time later in the term. We will discuss strategies for managing the administrative load of teaching, and will provide an overview of additional resources you can turn to for help when needed.


UTM Ready, Set, Teach

September 7th from 10am – 12pm

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The fall term can bring both excitement and uncertainty, but Ready, Set Teach Day will help set you up for success as you jump into the new term. All sessions will provide opportunities to learn from and with other UTM instructors. A detailed schedule will be shared in August.


Online Help Session for Instructors

September 7th from 12 – 1 pm

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Please join us for a drop-in online session to share solutions and discuss challenges.