Milestone: International Connections at the ISW Spring Institute

The 2015 Spring Institute event took place this year in a new venue – the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia. It was a great opportunity for local facilitators to showcase their region and share their stories. The ISW community is a diverse and increasingly widespread network of people and the Institute included many familiar and…

Milestone: Flexible learning–blending online lessons with ISW

It all started at a “Pitchfest” at UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). The idea for developing online lessons to complement Instructional Skills Workshops (ISWs) was pitched to staff and faculty, and selected for further development. Lucas Wright, a co-developer of the Flexible ISW, explained that selected ideas were considered at a “…Hackfest,…

Milestone: A “1st” for Lahore’s University of Management and Technology

Near the end of May, four people completed the first Instructional Skills Workshop (we know of) in Lahore, Pakistan. Congratulations to: ISW participants, UMT, Lahore, Pakistan Humera Ashfaq (Principal, The Punjab School) Shabana Aslam (Vice Principal, The Punjab School) Hamid Raza (Assistant Professor, University of Management and Technology) Misbah Najiullah (Trainer @ Training Wizards) Sadia…