Learning Opportunities

Need help with course design, revamping an assignment, writing your teaching philosophy or other topics? We’re here to help. UPEI is committed to supporting the learning goals of faculty and instructional staff through a variety of programming, learning opportunities, and services. Come to the Teaching and Learning Centre for one-on-one consultations, lunch and learn sessions, mentorship and teaching square programs, workshops, self-directed learning, and support from the instructional and multimedia designers with the E-Learning Team. We even have resources that you can take with you when you are on the go!

Podcasts for Instructors on the Go

Teaching and Learning Centre Workshops and Learning Sessions

The Teaching and Learning Centre offers a variety of teaching development opportunities.  View our Teaching and Learning Events calendar . Examples include:

  • Teaching Matters! Series
  • Lunch and Learn Sessions
  • Teaching Community Conference
  • Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning in Higher Education
  • Reading Groups
  • Tea(ching) Break information in Campus Notices 

All UPEI staff and faculty are welcome to attend.

If you would like to request or propose a topic for a workshop, lunch and learn session, course for the Academic Instructional Skills program, etc., please fill out our workshop request form.

Academic Instructional Skills Program (AISP)

The Academic Instructional Skills Program (AISP) is for faculty, graduate students and postdocs who are currently teaching at UPEI or who are interested in teaching at a post-secondary level in the future. The program provides you an opportunity to develop evidence-based teaching expertise and skills that are relevant across disciplines in postsecondary education. For more details and to self-enroll, visit the AISP page.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

As part of the University's ongoing commitment to building capacity and learning related to Truth and Reconciliation, the Office of the Vice President Academic and Research with the support of Corinne Chappell (Advisor to the Vice-President Academic and Research on Indigenous Affairs) and the E-Learning Office offers a new resource to support Indigenization and reconciliation. The 4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a self-directed online educational learning resource that addresses core essentials such as the colonial lens of history, anti-racism, Residential Schools, UNDRIP, the TRC and Indigenous innovations and contributions. It presents interactive learning through a mix of media including films, slideshows, interviews, and quizzes. The goal of this resource is to support faculty and staff learning and diversity and inclusion awareness through education. Once you complete the course you can download a certificate of completion. To self-enroll in this course, visit the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation Moodle course.

Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning in Higher Education

The Faculty Development Summer Institute (FDSI) on Active Learning in Higher Education is a multi-day institute of talks, activities, and workshops focused on active learning. The goal of this institute is to bring together post-secondary instructors from across PEI who are passionate about engaging their students through active learning. Our research-based program with learning activities will allow participants to learn about active learning approaches that can enhance student learning and develop plans to incorporate active learning into your classes, labs or rotations. Email tlc@upei.ca to find out when the next Institute will be offered.  

Moodle Basics 

The E-Learning Office has developed a self-paced resource for faculty looking to learn the basics of the Moodle learning platform. Faculty with active UPEI accounts can self-enrol in Moodle Basics to begin.