Professional learning workshops and training

Professional learning workshops and training

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Information about currently offered self-paced and facilitated workshops and training.

Current workshops– iLearn, Zoom and more

Workshops offered change regularly – so be sure to keep checking this site. Find current information and workshop dates on the TECHE blog Events website.

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New to Teaching

The Beginning to Teach (BTT) program is designed to develop the teaching capabilities of those with little to no experience of teaching.

Who should do this program?

This program is suitable for anyone new to teaching or with very limited teaching experience. BTT is useful for junior staff (HDRs, ECRs and Sessional Staff) just beginning their teaching journey.

What will be covered?

The BTT program introduces participants to topics that are key to getting started with teaching at university. Sessions explore perspectives on student learning, good practice in how to plan and facilitate a learning experience, and the basics of assessment and feedback. The program also gives participants the opportunity to plan, facilitate and evaluate a short teaching session. Here is the link to the BTT program guide.

Program Aim

The program aims to help participants develop their understanding of learning and teaching in higher education and build skills and confidence in planning and facilitating a teaching session.

Program dates: Next offering S1 2021

Program Guide: - can we develop a generic program guide without the dates to have permanently here then we just add program dates once known to the above heading?

Register your interest in future offerings of the Beginning to teach program here.

Note that you will have to be logged in to your Macquarie University Outlook account to be able to view the registration form.

Testimonials from participants:

“The program was really beneficial. It has changed how I view teaching and learning as a whole”. (S2 2020 participant)

“I would like to say thank you (again) for such a great learning experience. BTT Intensive was exactly what I had hoped it would be, i.e. I learned exactly what I had wanted to learn. It has given me the tools (also in terms of language/terminology) to structure and plan my own teaching, and it has provided me more confidence to facilitate learning in the higher education context. On top of this it was a lot of fun. You are all great teachers and facilitators”. (S2 2020 participant)

Teaching online for tutors and sessional staff

A program to support those new to teaching online, especially tutors and sessional teachers, developed and facilitated by learning designers and academic developers across the University. The program takes approximately five hours. Participants can enrol at any time and may choose to catch up with others or go at their own pace to complete the program.

Details and enrolment here.

Induction module for new teaching staff

This module is designed for new staff with a role in learning and teaching. It provides an overview of learning and teaching practices at Macquarie.

Most new staff will complete this module as part of their induction process.

The module covers:

  • What you need to know to start teaching at Macquarie
  • Developing your teaching practice
  • Strategies, structures, frameworks and policies that shape teaching at Macquarie?
  • Learning technologies
  • The organisational structures and key roles that ensure teaching quality
  • The history and context for learning and teaching at Macquarie

Career learning workshops

The Career Development Consultant team is offering new short online training courses for academic staff on career learning tools and LinkedIn.

CareerHub and MyMQ Career Zone training workshop

Learn how to navigate both CareerHub and MyMQ Career Zone and how to make use of these systems in your units and courses to promote student employability.

  • CareerHub training will be provided every Tuesday at 12pm from February onwards. Register in advance for this meeting via the ZOOM link

LinkedIn for networking

Learn how to construct an effective LinkedIn profile (both your personal one but also to teach your students), how to use the LinkedIn Alumni tool (to locate MQ alumni to bring in as guest speakers or for students to arrange for informational interviews) and how to leverage LinkedIn to grow your and your students' networks.

  • LinkedIn for networking training every Thursday at 12pm from February onwards. Register in advance for this meeting via the ZOOM Link

Resources for learning and teaching development

Resources, guides and case studies for the development of teaching practice. (Coming soon)

Questions? Contact the Professional Development team via

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