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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.