Stepping Stones


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**This page was last updated on March 11, 2021

The Stepping Stones Program follows a flexible adaptable curriculum. We continually update workshop topics in response to participant needs and environmental shifts. Specific topics and dates are released on a per term basis September-December, January-March, April-June.

Please check our workshop offerings regularly.

Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • Simulation 101: Introduction to Simulation Education
  • Teaching Fundamentals: Teaching in the Clinical Setting
  • Assessment Fundamentals: Clinical Contexts
  • Learning Theories and the Science of Learning
  • Planning for Competency-Based Education: Basics for Health Professions’ Educators
  • Fundamentals in Curriculum Design
  • Paradigms of Education
  • Programmatic Assessment
  • Teaching Fundamentals: Teaching in Non-Clinical Settings
  • Assessment Fundamentals: Performance-Based Assessments

Leadership, Career Development and Mentorship

  • An Introduction To Academic Leadership
  • What Career Paths Exist for Clinical Educators?
  • Developing Skills As A Mentor
  • Competencies For Educators: A Working Model
  • Navigating Faculty Wellness ‘Tensions’ – Individual and Organizational Considerations
  • Developing and Getting the Most out of your Teaching Dossier
  • Being A Mentee

Education Scholarship and Research

  • Evaluative Thinking for Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education
  • Developing Effective Collaborations in Education Scholarship
  • Developing a Grant Proposal for Education Research or Scholarship
  • Starting Your Education Scholarship Journey
  • Ethically Important Moments in Education Scholarship
  • Health Profession Education Research: Paradigms and Practice
  • If, When and How to Use Surveys in Education Scholarship

Online Teaching and Learning

  • Teaching and Supervision During Virtual Care
  • Virtual Health Professions Education: Using Zoom Safely and Effectively
  • Optimizing the Virtual Learning Environment: Planning, Engaging and Reflecting
  • Virtual OSCE Planning and Delivery - Learning As We Go
  • Minds Online - Best Practices in Online Teaching & Learning
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility Considerations in Online Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching in Synchronous Online Learning Environments (with a focus on Zoom)
  • eLearning 101

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

  • Negotiating the Hidden Curriculum: Quality Improvement in Health Professional Education
  • Fostering the New Revolution In Canadian Medical Education "A Humanities Toolkit." How To Teach Medical Learners Using Visual Arts, Literary Texts, And Film Clips
  • Patient Involvement in Health Professions Education
  • Anti-Oppressive Approaches to Care: Social Justice in Healthcare
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility Considerations in Online Teaching and Learning
  • Responding to and Addressing Microaggressions & Practicing Critical Allyship **Offered in Partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity**
  • Challenges Surrounding IMGs/IEHPS Education: The Good, The Bad and Not So Simple
  • The “New” Professional Values: Unpacking Power and Privilege in Healthcare to Ensure Inclusive, Safe Environments for All

IPE/IPC and Supporting Learners

  • Effective Communication with the Learner in Difficulty
  • The Art and Science of Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Fight, Flight And Insight: Professional Conversations in Collaborative Practice
  • Teaching for Collaborative Learning in a Practice Setting **Offered in Partnership with the Centre for IPE**
  • Teaching for Collaborative Learning and Team-Based Care **Offered in Partnership with the Centre for IPE**