Instructional Professional Development

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

The Instructional Skills (ISW) Program is an internationally recognized foundational course for individuals actively participating in the development or delivery of adult education programs.

Whether an organization is creating in-house educational material or relying on partners to build specific programs, it is critical to have the knowledge and skills to ensure these programs are designed and created using adult education best practice for today’s diverse workforce. By participating in an ISW, the individuals who are accountable to create or oversee the development of programs can ensure effective teaching and learning takes place.

ISW broadens the participants knowledge of the theory and practice in adult education for today’s diverse workplace classroom settings and leads to ultimately increasing the knowledge of self as an adult educator.

Thousands of professionals and adult educators around the world working in colleges, institutes, universities, polytechnics, hospitals, government departments, non-profits, and training organizations, have participated in ISW.

CPD Pre-approved Program (CPHR CPD 24.0)

Direct benefits of ISW:

  • Recognize and apply the key tenants of effective adult teaching and learning.
  • Apply varying methods to demonstrate and embrace equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization within the teaching and learning experience.
  • Recognize the multifaceted use and purpose of integrating today’s vast learning tools to actively engage the participants in the learning process.
  • Effectively teach a lesson through the use of digital technology online or in an in-person classroom setting.
  • Identify the use and application of common instructional media and resources to create a highly effective learning experience.
  • Develop strategies, applications, and basic techniques to confirm learning took place.
  • Identify and create learning expressive outcomes to inform learners of expectations and intentions.
  • Become aware and consider the varying needs of differing learner styles and preferences.

Cultural Responsive Teaching Practices (CRTP)

Adult educators need to be able to identify the key tenants that are required to ensure effective teaching and learning takes place and to facilitate creating an inclusive learning environment (in-person/online).

In the field of adult education there is relevance of culturally responsive teaching every day. It is the foundation of building inclusive learning programs and establishing welcoming environments for all learners, whether online or in-person. With the workplace becoming more diverse, instructional activities and content development must be different.

In this one-day session, participants will broaden their adult education knowledge in instructional cultural responsive teaching practice, using techniques and strategies that integrate new ways in teaching and learning, that include today’s technology. This session integrates CRTP within the ISW principals of teaching and learning.

By gaining this knowledge they will be able to:

• Develop a formula to apply key tenants to confirm CRTP is development and delivery of programs
• Apply varying methods to demonstrate and embrace equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization
• Develop strategies, applications, and basic techniques to confirm learning took place
• Developing and applying a critical theory lens to ensure exclusion does not take place
• Develop a keen eye into tactics and strategies instructors should and need to apply to ensure EDID is embedded within the work they design and deliver on
• Analyze educational content to ensure ideological forms of racism are not present with the material and instructional actions

CPD Pre-approved Program (CPHR CPD 7.0)