Instructional Skills Workshop Program

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an intensive four-day program that provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their teaching effectiveness within a small group setting. Throughout this program, participants engage in active learning modules, design and facilitate three “mini-lessons”, and learn effective strategies in receiving and providing feedback from their peers. The workshop has an emphasis on reflective pedagogy where participants are able to carefully re-examine their teaching approach in a supportive and collaborative environment.


The ISW program is offered throughout the year at Saint Mary’s and is available upon request depending on demand. To indicate interest in participating, write to


More detailed information on the ISW network:

An ISW impact results study published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario: