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These workshops are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills with a look at career development and scholarship in education and are offered throughout the academic year. Each workshop is free to faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Staff. Registration is required.

The workshops are accredited group learning activities as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also accredited group learning activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.

If you are not a faculty member or a St. Michael's Hospital staff member, but are active in the teaching of health professionals at the University of Toronto, please feel free to register for workshops. A $50 registration fee will apply.

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March 2018
Instructional Development
  • Wed / Mar 7
    1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Effective Communication with the Learner in Difficulty

Clinical teachers are often daunted by the realisation that a learner is in difficulty. Reluctance to offend the learner, frustration with the learner for not meeting responsibilities, and concern about having to justify one's actions can make it challenging to address concerns in a timely, supportive and productive way.

This workshop will introduce concrete and specific communication techniques to meet these challenges, which are informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, a manualised, evidence-based psychotherapy. These strategies enable teachers to improve the clarity and directness of their communication without crossing a line into “doing therapy”. This interactive workshop will provide participants with opportunities to practice new techniques that will help them be calmer, clearer and more confident when dealing with learners in difficulty.

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Instructional Development
  • Tue / Mar 20
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 2.00 credits
Online Design and the 21st Century Learner

This will be a hands-on workshop. We will be using Blooms taxonomy coupled with the SAMR Model to guide our learnings. This workshop will focus mainly on creating activities for the online environment and will touch on the use of rubrics. Upon leaving this workshop you will have started to create at least 1 online activities for your course.

Please note: We will mostly be using technologies that come standard to all computers and the internet. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and if possible an online project/course that you are working on. Please note we will touch on using appropriate assessment tools, but this will not be the focus. 

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April 2018
Scholarship in Education
  • Tue / Apr 10
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 2.50 credits
Bringing a Sociological Lens to Health Professions Education Research (Apr session)

Much of the qualitative research we do in the domain of health professions education (HPE) research draws on methodologies and techniques from the discipline of sociology (e.g., sampling, interviewing, coding and analyses techniques). HPE researchers have become skillful in the use of these techniques for conducting research. However, the theoretical lenses sociologists possess when constructing a research problem have not been adequately taught, explored, or used in HPE research. The goal of this three hour workshop is to introduce participants to sociology and to conceptual thinking. The first part of the workshop will be in a lecture format examining, “What is sociological thinking?” The second part will be interactive and include hands-on activities.

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Instructional Development
  • Wed / Apr 18
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.50 credits
Simulation Workshop: An introduction to simulation, small group and video-assisted debriefing

This highly interactive workshop is ideal for educators who have no previous experience with simulation, but are interested in developing an understanding of simulation and debriefing skills. Participants will work through a case study to develop their own simulation by examining a mock competency profile and leveraging relevant simulation modalities.  In addition, we will employ video and role-play to allow participants to practice integrating video into their personal style of debriefing. Finally, we will facilitate a group discussion on potential novel uses of simulation and video-assisted simulation.  

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TLC
  • Fri / Apr 27
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 2.00 credits
Teaching for Learning And Collaboration (TLC) Program – Module 6: Feedback

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

 **Modules 6 + 5 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions. Module 6 (Feedback) is offered first.

**For Module 5 (Checking In), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops

  • Module 6 (Feedback):             May 15, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Module 5 (Checking In):          May 15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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TLC
  • Fri / Apr 27
    10:40 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2.00 credits
Teaching for Learning And Collaboration (TLC) Program – Module 5: Checking In

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

 **Modules 6 + 5 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions. Module 6 (Feedback) is offered first.

**For Module 6 (Feedback), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops

  • Module 6 (Feedback):              May 15, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Module 5 (Checking In):          May 15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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May 2018
Scholarship in Education
  • Tue / May 15
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 2.50 credits
Bringing a Sociological Lens to Health Professions Education Research (May session)

Much of the qualitative research we do in the domain of health professions education (HPE) research draws on methodologies and techniques from the discipline of sociology (e.g., sampling, interviewing, coding and analyses techniques). HPE researchers have become skillful in the use of these techniques for conducting research. However, the theoretical lenses sociologists possess when constructing a research problem have not been adequately taught, explored, or used in HPE research. The goal of this three hour workshop is to introduce participants to sociology and to conceptual thinking. The first part of the workshop will be in a lecture format examining, “What is sociological thinking?” The second part will be interactive and include hands-on activities.

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Instructional Development
  • Wed / May 16
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • 2.25 credits
Teaming: Part 1

Description to follow.

This is part 1 of 2.

Please register for Teaming Part 2 at: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops/details/1557

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Instructional Development
  • Wed / May 30
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 credits
Making Workplace-based Assessment Work for Trainees, Supervisors and Training Programs

Workplace-based assessments are an increasingly popular strategy to assess medical trainees' competencies in real clinical environments. The validity, utility, and fairness of workplace-based assessments are still debated, but recent medical education publications have shed light on ways to optimize the quality of workplace-based assessments. During this workshop, we will discuss how to design and implement workplace-based assessments that work for trainees, supervisors, and training programs.

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June 2018
Instructional Development
  • Thu / Jun 14
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 2.25 credits
Teaming: Part 2

Description to follow.

You must register for Part 1 to participate in Part 2.

Please register for Teaming Part 1 at: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops/details/1555

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