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Professional Development for Teaching

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Intensive Workshops Learn More

We offer multi-day workshops in the spring each year that provide instructors the opportunity to benefit from intensive teaching development.

Learning to Teach Online Learn More

Learning to Teach Online is a self-paced course where you’ll find the foundational building blocks in creating an engaging online learning experience.   As you move through these pieces, you will be able to build a plan for an online course, including weekly content and activity development worksheets.

Ontario Extend: Professional Learning for Educators Learn More

With continuous enrollment through to August 28th, the flexible approach to facilitated delivery offers educators multiple opportunities to engage with each one of the six program modules in a way that meets their busy schedules and is free of charge.

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Educational Development Fellows Program Learn More

The Educational Development Fellows Program is an experiential learning opportunity for graduate students who are interested in knowing more about educational development and who are keen to help support teaching and learning at McMaster.

Departmental Retreats, Meetings or Workshops Learn More

Staff from the MacPherson Institute facilitate departmental retreats, meetings or workshops on teaching and learning topics. Our focus in facilitation is to meet the needs and goals of the department, while ensuring collegial and collaborative engagement.

New TA Programming Learn More

This page contains helpful information and resources for new Teaching Assistants at McMaster.

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New Faculty Programing Learn More

This page contains information and resources to help new instructors get ready to start teaching at McMaster.

Teaching & Learning Certificates of Completion Program Learn More

The MacPherson Institute is proud to offer Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion to all educators, including faculty, sessional instructors, graduate students, staff, and post-doctoral fellows. Educators may earn one, or both, of two certificates of completion offered.

Generative Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Learning Learn More

As the use of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes widespread, McMaster University has struck a task force to explore its potential for enhancing teaching and learning, as well as the challenges associated with its use. This page shares some of the work of the Task Force, as well as resources related to generative AI and teaching and learning.