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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Winter 2023 Workshops

TLC Workshops offer participants a variety of programs based on their teaching and learning interests and needs. Supported by the Teaching and Learning Centre's Educational Developers, the Fall workshop series is open to teaching assistants and graduate students, sessional/part-time, teaching-focused, and tenure-track faculty members who are eager to support student success through effective teaching. Experienced and new educators are encouraged to participate. 

More Winter 2023 workshop sessions will be available soon. Stay tuned for details!

For all workshop-related questions, contact the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) via email:

Register for Winter Workshops


January 2023

January TLC Workshops
Workshop Facilitator(s) Location Date/Time Description
Putting the Power in PowerPoint Sarah Stokes, Mortilaine Riley, and Lidya Salim Online

Monday January 30, 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

PowerPoints and other digital slideshows can be ineffective if they are misused or overused. This workshop provides insights on how to maximize the teaching potential of slideshows, using scientifically derived learning principles. Brush up on your PowerPoint skills and learn practical strategies for creating beautiful, engaging, and accessible presentations.

Removing Learning Barriers with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lidya Salim and Mortilaine Riley Online

Tuesday January 31, 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Friday February 3, 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

 Are your students really getting the most out of your courses? When we design content with accessibility in mind, we remove barriers and foster a more inclusive learning environment. In this workshop, we will explore practical strategies to implement universal design for learning (UDL) in your courses.



February 2023

February TLC Workshops
Workshop Facilitator(s) Location Date/Time Description
Designing Teaching and Learning Experiences Lidya Salim Online

Monday February 6, 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Are you connecting to prior knowledge and experience? Do you check for understanding? Are you consolidating learning at the end of a lesson? In this workshop, we will explore a framework for effectively designing lessons for optimal engagement and learning.

Backward Design: Aligning Outcomes, Assessment and Instruction Lidya Salim and Kevin Johnson Online

Tuesday February 7, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm

Friday February 10, 11:10 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will support you in designing your courses using the backward design model. We will discuss alignment of learning outcomes, assessment, and instruction. 

Instructional Design for Classroom Teaching Mortilaine Riley and Sarah Stokes Online

Tuesday February 14, 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

Leverage instructional design strategies to design effective and engaging classroom experiences. This workshop will provide an overview of the foundational principles, processes, and practices that currently shape and define the field of Instructional Design.

How to Access TLC Workshops: 

You will receive calendar invitations with links to your chosen workshops after completing the registration form.

In person workshops are hosted in LIB 026 (on the lower level of the North Campus Library) unless otherwise indicated, and online workshops are delivered via Google Meet at the listed dates and times.