CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute

Date & Time

Monday, 10 June 2019 - 8:00am to Friday, 14 June 2019 - 5:00pm


UBC - Point Grey Campus


Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)



The CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute is an intensive five-day teaching development workshop. During the institute, you will gain foundational knowledge in evidence-based teaching and learning theory and apply your insights in three mini-teaching sessions using an experiential learning based lesson planning approach. You will explore novice/expert learning, evidence-based approaches to goals and objectives, assessment, active learning and inclusivity.

The CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute is grounded in the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) model; an internationally recognized certificate in teaching that includes three opportunities to give lessons to your peers, and receive facilitated feedback in oral, written and video formats. Completing the CIRTL Summer Institute will lead to CIRTL Associate status and you will receive an ISW certificate of completion. The first CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute was held at UBC in July 2018.


  • Design and deliver a learner-centered lesson
  • Give and receive specific, constructive and developmental feedback on teaching in a growth-supported environment
  • Apply research and theory-based principles in lesson design that supports learning
  • Discover approaches that establish and maintain an inclusive learning environment
  • Identify and develop your teaching values and beliefs with a statement of teaching philosophy

Cost, Travel and Accommodation

Participating in the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute is free of charge. Participants will be required to cover their own expense for travel and accommodation. You can find on-campus accommodation through


The CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute is open to graduate and post-doc students from UBC and other CIRTL Network Institutions. Registration is open now and will close on May 10. A total of 20 seats are available to UBC participants and will be allocated via name-draw. The remaining 5 seats are reserved for members of CIRTL Network Universities and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unused seats will be given to UBC participants.

Information for UBC participants: We will assign spaces based on a name-draw after closing the registration period. You will be informed by email. Once you receive an email indicating your opportunity to enroll in the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute, you will have 1 week to finalize your registration by signing a written confirmation of your registration and paying a $60 refundable deposit at the CTLT’s offices. You will receive your deposit at the end of the Summer Teaching Institute.

Information for CIRTL Network participants: You will receive an email confirming your enrollment in the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute after completing the registration form. Please allow up to 3 business days before contacting to inquire regarding your enrollment. Your enrollment will be considered confirmed once you provide us a confirmation of travel (such as flight booking). Please do so by May 31 as we will allocate unused seats to UBC participants. You will not be required to pay a deposit. Please note, the CIRTL Summer Teaching Institute is free of charge, but you will be responsible to cover your own travel and accommodation expenses.