The National Great Teachers Seminar

National Great Teachers Seminar

Join us at the spectacular Sun Peaks Resort for a transformative and inspiring retreat designed for post-secondary educators.

The National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Mountains is a five-day retreat designed for post-secondary educators who care deeply about effective teaching and enhancing student learning. Whether you are a veteran teacher or new to the profession, the National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Mountains will give you a unique and powerful opportunity to reflect on what great teaching is all about.

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Deadline: May 13, 2022

TRU: $1750 GST incl.
Non-TRU: $2250 GST incl.

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Since its creation by Dr. David Gottschall in 1969, the Great Teachers Seminar has been attended by thousands of post-secondary faculty from around the world. The model, rooted in reflection and collaborative problem-solving in an informal environment, offers participants the opportunity to celebrate great teaching and to learn from colleagues from a broad range of institutions, disciplines, and years of experience. It is a unique and deeply transformative professional development experience not to be missed.

Hosted for the first time by Thompson Rivers University’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), the National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Mountains is in its 35th year. The seminar will be led by a team of experienced faculty who shall stay true to the model of the Great Teachers Seminars as developed by David Gottshall.

Registration fees include the seminar costs, meals, and a private room at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.


What participants say

I thought the Great Teachers Seminar was great. I am one who (jokingly) tells others that my basis for selecting conferences, seminars, and workshops is location, location, location. It is really wonderful when one finds not only a great location, but also a great seminar. There is nothing like spending a week with truly great teachers talking about what it means to be a TEACHER, I came away with many new strategies to try in my class, but just as important, I received affirmation that I am a good teacher. Working alone in the trenches, it is easy to lose sight of who we are and the success we do have. Great Teachers was an opportunity to meet teachers from all disciplines, a rarity in our increasingly specialized world, and to see that teachers are not defined by what or where they teach, but rather by what they do when they enter the classroom.
Bob Ford
Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland

Great Teachers has been, for me, a wonderful personal and professional development experience. It helped me focus on crucial teaching issues in a supportive and uplifting atmosphere. Its infectious energy will give you an emotional recharge that is sure to enhance your effectiveness as an educator.
Denis Laplante
Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario
The National Great Teachers Seminar in the Canadian Rockies was the most dynamic, inspiring, and valuable professional development activity that I have ever had the privilege of attending. I wish all teachers had the opportunity to attend.
Kim Richter
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, B.C.
This was a first-class seminar. I believe it should be a must for teachers old and new. I left with many new teaching skills, strategies, and friends.
Jari Sundholm
Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, Alberta

Great Teachers Seminar Registration Pay

While the seminar is intensive and requires participation during the days and evenings, there will also be downtime to rest, reflect, explore the area, and/or socialize.


Note: Registration numbers are limited to best enable small group interaction. Register now to reserve your spot. Registration deadline is May 13th.

Attendee information




Registration fees

Seminar starts Sunday, July 10 at 4 pm and continues through to Thursday, July 14 at 1 pm.


Cost of transportation to, and from Sun Peaks, parking at the hotel, and alcoholic beverages are not included in registration fee.


Registration fee includes:

  • 4 nights (July 10, 11, 12, 13) hotel room with either two queen-size beds or one king-size bed
  • Meals: July 10 dinner; July 11-13 breakfast, lunch, dinner; July 14 breakfast and lunch
Dietary restrictions

You will be contacted by email to clarify your requirements.
Payment


GST included
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