The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) was created in 1979 by Douglas Kerr, at the University of British Columbia to provide instructors with a methodology to ensure teaching and learning took place in the classroom. Since then, ISW has been modernized to meet today's teaching and learning experiences. Now recognized around the world by educational institutes, ISW provides instructors with the knowledge and skills to increase the performance outcome of the learners.
An internationally recognized Instructional Skills Certification program, the ISW assists instructors in transferring their knowledge and skills to others through the adoption of a teaching methodology that has proven success.
Employment & Education Services Coordinator
Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)
"The ISW training... strengthened our ongoing programming delivery for youth and adult learners."
CEO of Delmore "Buddy" Daye Learning Institute
"The ISW gave me a solid foundation for program planning. The structure and process behind the course allows us to develop programming that meets our client needs and engages them in fun and interactive workshops."
Business Advisor, Learning & Development Specialist
Centre for Women in Business
"I participated in the ISW Training process in February 2020 with Nancy Thompson and it was a wonderful, rewarding experience. Within just a few days, you have the opportunity to think outside the box, challenging your most common instructional practices, allowing you to become more self-aware in your teaching/facilitation methods..."
AWENS facilitates ISW around the world, expanding the ISW program in Atlantic Canada and the Caribbean.
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Ryerson and Western University confirm instructors who participate in an ISW develop improved instructional techniques and skills that result in enhancing their teaching performance and the learning outcomes of the students. Many educational institutes have adopted ISW as an onboarding process for their instructors including McMaster University where it is mandatory for the engineering faculty.