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New Episode: Sheila McManus & Michael Madore. This episode is available this month on Shaw TV channel 9. Air times are: 8am, 3pm, 8pm daily.

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Please RSVP to ONE of the available dates.

This session will be presented in L1126 - The Teaching Centre

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Every Wednesday - 12 PM - L1126

Feb 10  – Online Exams/Tests & the Testing Centre

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Spark: 2016 Teaching Symposium - Call for Sumbissions

Deadline for submissions is February 23rd, 2016

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Open to all Faculty. Deadline for application is Feb 29th @ 4:30PM

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Article "Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom"
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:31
Article "Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach?"
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 14:45
Firefly: News from the Teaching Centre - Feb 2016 -
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:01
Spark: 2016 Teaching Symposium - Call for Submissions -
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:14
Talking About Teaching - How do we teach for shorter semesters. Fri., Jan. 22nd, 2:30 - 4:30 PM in L1050.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:32
Don't forget Jan. 20 from 12 - 1 PM in L1126 we will be hosting Shop Talk - Managing Course Content in Moodle. We hope you can join us.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:30
Shop Talk today at Noon. Today, there will be a field trip to L1168 to speak about the effective use of classroom technology.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:38
Firefly: News from the Teaching Centre - January 2016 -
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 11:29
Article "Self-Directed Learning: Antecedents and Outcomes"
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 09:36
Firefly: News from the Teaching Centre - December 2015 -
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 08:29


Spark: 2016 Teaching Symposium - Call for Submissions

This year's theme is Teaching Praxis, Teaching Research. Applications can be submitted to For more information and requirements, please visit our Spark web page.

Firefly: News from the Teaching Centre

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Teaching and Learning Conference Travel Fund

Are you attending a teaching and learning conference as a presenter, or attending for professional development opportunities? There is funding available via the Teaching Centre.

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Upcoming Events

Shop Talk

Workshops related to your teaching

Feb 10  – Online Exams/Tests & the Testing Centre

Feb. 17 – ••• No workshop available - Reading Week •••

Feb. 24  – Managing Successful Classroom Discussions

All workshops will be held in the Teaching Centre (L1126) and will run from 12 - 1 PM. No need to RSVP, just drop in when you can.

Graduate Workshops

Creating a Lesson, Lecture or Presentation
Feb. 8th, Noon-2:00 pm in L1126

Feb. 10th, 4:30-6:30 pm in L 1126

Feature Publications

ED Talks with Dr. Sheila McManus and Michael Madore

Green Chair Interview: Attending a Teaching Confernce with Tom Perks

Feature Research

Threshold Concepts in the Development of Problem-solving Skills

Shelly Wismath, Doug Orr and Bruce MacKay
Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL JournalVol. 3, No. 1 (2015), pp. 63-73

Collaborative Learning in Problem Solving: A Case Study in Metacognitive Learning
written by Shelly L. Wismath and Doug Orr

Problem solving and collaborative communication are among the key 21st century skills educators want students to develop. This paper presents results from a study of the collaborative work patterns of 133 participants from a university level course designed to develop transferable problem-solving skills.

Feature Resources

Feedback for Your Teaching

This resource has been prepared by the Teaching Centre at the University of Lethbridge to help provide direction for Instructional Staff to gather quality feedback on their teaching for the purpose of self-reflection and growth.

Click here to learn more.

Lesson Plan Template

Many times it can be valuable to have a template to work from to keep you on track. Below is a template that can be downloaded via google docs, so that you can create your own lesson plans.

View and Download Lesson Plan Template [microsoft doc via Google Docs]

Sample Rubrics for Marking

Sample Holistic, Analytical and Anaholistic rubrics available in word form for you to start using.

Click here to learn more.

Help Requests

Do you or your group need help with something teaching related?

• Request a Workshop

• Request a Consultation


General Contact Information

Phone: 403.380.1856

Fax: 403.317.5052


Office Location: L1126, Top floor of the LINC(Library) Building

Mailing Address:
L1126 4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

Who can help you?

The Teaching Centre has staff members that provide Moodle support, one to one pedagogical consultation, support and training for implementation of new technologies, as well as consultation for assessment strategies.

Learn more about our staff by reading their profiles.