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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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Educator Enhancement Certificate of Completion Program Learn More

Register for the seminars and workshops offered through MacPherson’s Educator Enhancement Program to improve an aspect of your teaching. If you complete several seminars you can earn a certificate of completion!

Instructional Skills / Facilitator Development Workshop Learn More

The Instructional Skills Workshop is offered within a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators.

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.

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Professor Hippo-on-Campus Learn More

The Professor Hippo-on-Campus: Student Mental Health Education Program for Educators and Navigators is a series of 8 online modules designed to assist educators and navigators to build knowledge and skills that will help them prevent, support and respond to student stress, distress and mental health issues among McMaster students.

New Faculty Programing Learn More

Connect with our Educational Developers for support, consultation and guidance that will support your teaching and will translate into successful student learning.

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Teaching & Learning Certificates of Completion Program Learn More

The MacPherson Institute is proud to offer Teaching and Learning Certificates of Completion for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Throughout their studies, students and fellows may earn one, or both, of two certificates of completion offered.

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.