Welcome to the Teaching Commons!

What is the Teaching Commons?

The Teaching Commons brings together like-minded colleagues from across the university individuals who are interested in exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation across York University. We are a network of colleagues, collaborations, and projects, working across and within Faculties and Support Services.

We offer a broad range of learning opportunities for course directors and teaching assistants, from individual workshops, comprehensive courses, and certificates to communities of practice and research support, to assist and enhance teaching and learning across campus. Our team of Educational Developers offer expert advice to help inform teaching, explore best practices and innovative strategies for teaching, support and accompany program renewals and course design, and offer guidance specific to York institutional priorities around experiential education, eLearning, the first year experience, and internationalization of the curriculum.

The Teaching Commons team is based in DB 1050 and maintains a virtual presence via our website and Moodle courses.  We report to the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning. http://avptl.info.yorku.ca/

Educational Developer Services

What we can do for you

New Resource: First-Year Experience (FYE) In The Classroom Toolkit

Are you teaching a 1000-level course this year, or interested in exploring a resource to help you prepare for the first day of class and beyond, get to know our students at York and have access to resources that help support your students both in and out of the classroom?  The First-Year Experience (FYE) In the Classroom Toolkit provides a wealth of resources to meet the needs of instructors of first year students transitioning to York, but also has great resources that any course instructor will find useful.  Explore the First-Year Experience (FYE) In The Classroom Toolkit today!

Teaching and Learning Blog

From September to May we publish a weekly blog on teaching and learning at York. Each week a different author shares their thoughts on a teaching related topic. If you teach at York and would like to contribute a blog please contact Celia Popovic – cpopovic@yorku.ca