Professional Development Opportunity from VIU

Vancouver Island University Team-Based Learning Institute

Transform Your Classroom with Team-Based Learning

August 15 and 17, 2017

Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Deadline to Register: August 1 

The evidence is piling up in support of the Michaelsen approach to Team-Based Learning. Team-Based Learning is a teaching strategy that lays a clear path toward greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. In any discipline and with any content. The key? A simple, coherent set of instructional protocols and practices that, when adopted carefully, ensure that all the forces of cognitive and social engagement are aligned for high-level learning and critical thinking.

The Vancouver Island University Team-Based Learning Institute will take you through the process of transforming a traditionally taught course into a Team-Based Learning course. The August 2017 Institute is for instructors who will implement the Team-Based Learning approach beginning in Fall 2017.

 A limited number of seats are available for guests (i.e., post-secondary educators not currently on the faculty or teaching staff of Vancouver Island University). Guest fees are $375 (CAD) plus GST, which cover a two-day workshop (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM) including a light breakfast, lunch, consultations with veteran TBL practitioners, and a copy of Getting Started with Team-Based Learning (Sibley and Ostafichuk).

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VIU Registration:

Please address questions to Bill Roberson (, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning or Liesel Knaack (, Director Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


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