Whether you are a new faculty member or in the middle of your teaching career, this full- day workshop will provide perspective, tools, tips, and tricks to help get the most out of your teaching. The IET is highly interactive, with an emphasis on effective, evidence-based methods and best practices in engineering education. We also walk the walk – we deliver the IET using the same techniques we promote, so participants will see them in action from the perspective of a learner. This workshop will explore multiple aspects of course design and delivery through the lens of constructive alignment. With lots of time for applying workshop concepts and for small- and large-group discussion, participants will consider high-level course design, meaningful learning outcomes, engaging learning activities, and effective assessments.  Delivered by a team of award-winning engineering educators, the IET includes plenty of opportunities for input and advice on any course design and delivery questions, and networking with other engineering educators from across the country. 

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Use constructive alignment to create unified and impactful learning experiences
  2. Select and articulate appropriate learning goals for syllabi and lessons
  3. Devise appropriate learning activities and assessments, and evaluate their effectiveness
  4. Apply advances in cognitive psychology and neuroscience to teaching practice


  • Sean Maw, University of Saskatchewan
  • Peter Ostafichuk, University of British Columbia
  • Gordon Stubley, University of Waterloo