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Level 1 Educators Teaching & Learning Network

03/06/2019 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Mark your calendars! The Level 1 Educators Teaching & Learning Network will be meeting on June 3rd at 12:30-1:30PM in Mills Library L501 (a.k.a. the “Windy Room”), during which we’ll be discussing your teaching & learning lessons learned from 2018-2019.   At this meeting, we’ll collect attendees ideas, questions, and reflections from this academic year. We’re looking forward to another varied […]

ISW June


17/06/2019 – 21/06/2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Instructional Skills Workshop for Faculty and Instructors The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. Participants review basic ideas about teaching, check current practices, and try new strategies and techniques. During the 3-day workshop, participants design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive verbal, written and […]

Join us for the launch of the MacPherson Institute Strategic Plan

MacPherson Institute Lobby

18/06/2019 – 19/06/2019 @ 1:00 pm – 12:15 am – Learn how our revised mission, mandate and vision will impact members of the teaching and learning community at McMaster. After a thorough external review of teaching and learning at McMaster in 2018, and in response to recommendations provided by external reviewers and the campus community, the MacPherson Institute spent the past year refining its mission […]

Seminar: Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)

Lecture Hall full of students

21/06/2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – The Educator Enhancement Certificate of Completion Program 2018/2019 Seminar Series for Faculty & Instructors is now open for registration. We have 14 unique seminars including two brand new topics: Teaching Contentious Topics and Technology Enhanced Teaching. To see the full list of offerings now until August 2019 please visit The next available seminar is: Introduction to […]

Bringing Computing into the Classroom

Computing Event

12/08/2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm –

In this presentation, Dr. Nick Bock (Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) will share approaches to delivering software and data to students’ own devices in a classroom with a focus on enhanced student and instructor experiences.

Registration for the 2019 Teaching & Learning Forum is Now Open!

McMaster Student Centre Exterior

04/09/2019 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm –

Register now! The Teaching & Learning Forum is an annual half-day event open to new and returning McMaster teaching assistants (TAs), graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and sessional instructors.

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Scholars (SoTL Scholars)

18/11/2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –

The NEW SoTL Network provides opportunities for SoTL Scholars to share knowledge and experiences within an informal space creating possibilities of inquiring about and reflecting upon SoTL practices. The goal of the Network is to build SoTL capacity, exchange ideas, create a repository of resources and develop meaningful partnerships amongst educators.

Level 1 Educators TLN

25/11/2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –

The Level 1 Educators Teaching & Learning Network – Teaching Level 1 (1st Year) undergraduate courses offers unique challenges and exciting opportunities. This Level 1 Educators Teaching & Learning Network shares best practices for teaching and learning, discusses effective methods for engaging Level 1 students, and offers diverse opportunities for intra-inter departmental collaboration amongst educators to enhance their skills and extend their professional development.