Trainings

WHAT IS AN ISW?

The Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) is a framework model of teaching practice. The format varies depending upon participant goals. The workshop begins with an overview of instruction.
To be certified, an ISW must:

• Be a minimum of 24 hours of in-classroom instruction (plus homework)
• Have a minimum of three peer-evaluated lessons
• Must use an educational model of practice (BOPPPS or CARD)
• Must engage with the process of the training
WHY ISW AT INNOPOLIS?

WHY ISW AT INNOPOLIS?

The program’s founding due to two processes, TA Workshops and a needs assessment of administration to build a functional teaching element. From the faculty side, Dr. Joseph Alexander Brown, to improve TA actions, started a series of workshop sessions with TAs. From the administration side, Oksana Zhirosh leads the creation of a needs assessment process. The findings of both processes showed the need for better faculty training in teaching, and it was to be a formalized process. After this evaluation, many programs were examined for suitability.


Finally, the ISW was chosen due to:


1) it is targeted to the goals of the participants, meaning that any faculty or staff member can join the session and gain from experience,

2) it is designed to focus on classroom skillsets and is application-based,

3) it is designed to promote a learner-centric model, and

4) the certification process is recognized about the globe and does not expire or require hefty fees to some third-party organization for “recertification” or “membership.”


David Tickner, one of the founders of the process, in 2017, ran the first ISW at Innopolis. This ISW was immediately followed by Facilitator Development Workshops (FDW) and in 2018 with the Trainer Development Workshop (TDW).


IU ISW Trainers: Joseph Brown, Oksana Zhirosh, Rasheed Hussain, Vladimir Ivanov. 

IU ISW Facilitators: Anastasiia Puzankova, Artem Kruglov, Evgenii Bobrov, Hamna Aslam, Munir Makhmutov, Muhammad Fahim, Nikolay Kudasov, Oleg Bulychev, Vitaly Romanov.

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Our past events

ISW August 2021
August 2021

ISW June 2020
ISW June 2021

ISW January 2020
ISW June 2021

ISW January 2020
ISW January 2020

ISW December 2019
ISW December 2019

ISW May 2019
ISW May 2019

ISW January 2019
ISW January 2019

ISW September 2018
ISW September 2018

ISW September 2018
ISW September 2018

ISW August 2018
ISW August 2018

ISW March 2018
ISW March 2018

ISW December 2017
ISW December 2017

ISW December 2017
ISW December 2017

ISW October 2017
ISW October 2017

ISW October 2017
ISW October 2017

ISW August 2017
ISW August 2017

ISW August 2017
ISW August 2017

ISW August 2017
ISW August 2017

ISW March 2017
ISW May 2017

ISW May 2017
ISW May 2017

ISW August 2021
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OUR FUTURE EVENTS


ISW English group 

September 18 - 19 and September 25 - 26

6 hours per day.


Participants are required to attend every day. 


Participants from outside of IU should contact o.zhirosh@innopolis.ru for further details.

AFTER THE ISW

The participants of the ISW report that it has improved their relations with students and teaching qualities. For more information, please see the publications on ResearchGate.net.

If you are interested in running the ISW, you can continue to the FDW and become a Facilitator. The FDWs are held based on the critical needs of the university, and potential participants are evaluated based on a submission of a letter of motivation.

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Oksana Zhirosh

Director of Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences

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