Welcome to the Teaching Commons!

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, York University has suspended all face-to-face instruction. Course directors teaching summer courses will do so remotely. For more information and additional resources on remote learning, visit the Going Remote website: https://bold.info.yorku.ca/. You can also view additional resources on our Course Continuity page.

Going Remote

The Teaching Commons together with Learning Technologies Services created a website to support you in moving from in-class to remote delivery this summer. Please refer to our Going Remote website on the menu bar.  Specific support for Teaching Assistants is available on our page Resources for TAs Teaching Remotely.  NEW VIDEOS – Online Teaching for Teaching Assistants – more to be added shortly!

Learn more about remote teaching in our comprehensive YorkU Guide to Teaching Remotely

We are offering drop in support Monday-Friday between 10am-12pm. Visit https://yorku.zoom.us/j/7467955013 to connect with us.

Learning Technology Services (LTS) is also offering virtual drop in sessions daily (Monday-Friday). More information, including hours for each day and a link to the Zoom office hours room, can be found at https://lthelp.yorku.ca/learn-more/virtual-drop-in-hours

More information and resources are available on our Course Continuity page. 

The Teaching Commons is a positive and safe space where faculty, graduate students, and staff from across our campuses can engage in professional development activities related to any aspect of teaching and learning. We offer a broad range of learning opportunities including individual workshops and consultations, comprehensive courses, certificates, and research related to teaching. Our team is ready to help you explore best practices and innovative strategies, support program renewals and course design, and offer guidance specific to York institutional priorities. We are here to help connect you to a network of colleagues, scholarly resources and evidence-based practice to explore and develop your teaching in new and unimagined ways.

A New Framework for Engaged Teaching at York

Scrabble tiles spelling the word TEACH

Because teaching practice can take various forms ranging in aims and methodology, it leads to questions on how to productively describe and engage with it for a variety of purposes including sharing with other educators, developing an informative teaching dossier, applying for teaching related awards and grants, and career development. The Associate Deans Teaching and Learning Council’s subcommittee on Research and Innovation in Teaching and Learning is proud to release A Framework for Engaged Teaching at York: Moving Towards Evidence-Driven Practice, a valuable document aimed to inform such discussions.

TC Talks – Our Monthly Podcast

Join your hosts Mandy Frake-Mistak, Lisa Endersby, and Brian Nairn as we discuss issues related to teaching and learning in higher education with colleagues from across our campus.

Click here to access our playlist.

Teaching and Learning Blog

From September to May we publish a weekly blog for the York community. Different authors share their thoughts on topics related to teaching and learning in a variety of formats, including written, audio, and video. If you teach or are a student at York and would like to contribute, please contact Brian Nairn – nairn1@yorku.ca