The SAGES Program Teaching Scholars initiative provides support to design, implement and assess an innovative new teaching development program for graduate students in the Faculty of Science. This program provides graduate students opportunities to learn about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) through a semester-long course, followed by a semester-long practicum. The practicum gives graduate students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in a classroom setting, working in partnership with a faculty mentor. This partnership will allow graduate students and their faculty mentors an opportunity to enhance their teaching practices along with mentorship and educational leadership skills. Establishing these new opportunities will help to form networks of practice throughout the university community that will foster innovation and teaching development in the future.
Isabelle Barrette-Ng is a senior instructor in Biological Sciences. She has investigated new ways to introduce flipped learning, and facilitates faculty and graduate student teaching development through the Instructional Skills Workshops and SAGES. Isabelle has won several awards from the Student’s Union, Faculty of Science and University of Calgary, and is a founding member of the Teaching Academy.
Faculty of Science