Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning facilitates academic professional development (PD) with emphasis on the quality of the student learning experience and support for those experiences both in and outside the classroom. Our focus is on internal and external PD that leads to improved student learning through improved teaching and learning practices, systems, and support.

Hours of Operation | Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., room M350, Barrie Campus

Upcoming Workshops and Events

LOTTO - Learning Online to Teach Online

Start Date (2): Monday May 13 and Tuesday July 2
Duration: 6 weeks

Participants will have readings and activities to complete each week but will not meet at one set time or place.

This 6 week, fully asynchronous online, facilitator led series has been designed for full and non-full time faculty who are interested in teaching online/hybrid OR who are interested in improving or modifying an existing online or hybrid course. The development of instruction and multimedia will be incorporated throughout this series.

Please note! This series does not walk you through the design and development of a new hybrid/onlinecourse, rather the modification and improvement of an existing course.

Faculty will have weekly assignments, tasks, and readings in a Blackboard shell where they are assigned a student role. They will also have practical hands-on experiences in Blackboard in the teacher role.

  • Part 1: An overview of online teaching
  • Part 2: Your role as an online teacher
  • Part 3: Adding materials to your online course
  • Part 4: Preparing to teach your online course
  • Part 5: What to do during the semester
  • Part 6: Best Practices and wrap up

Any questions, please contact Amy Goruk.

Registration for Part 1 only is available through Halogen.  If you need assistance in registering, please contact Debora Moore.

Foundations of Post-Secondary Teaching

Start Date: Wednesdays beginning May 22,  1-2:30pm
Duration: 4 weeks

For spring 2019, 4 workshops are being conducted in-class, the remaining 4 can be completed on-line at a time that works best for you

In Class:
May 22 – Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning
May 29 – Active Learning Strategies
June 19 – Faculty Growth and Continuous Education

  • Gaining expertise in our teaching takes focus. In order to improve our practice, we need to consider our own quality assurance methods. In this workshop, faculty will consider how to reflect on practice, identify areas that require enhancement, use feedback and set SMART learning goals for self-improvement.

July 3 – Integrating Technology into Teaching Effectively

  • In this workshop, faculty will discuss the purpose of educational technology, review Georgian supported technology (hardware and software) and work hands-on with a variety of free online educational technologies.
    Please bring your laptop if you can, however not a requirement.

Online options available in the CTL Online Modules course in Blackboard:
Planning Instruction
Intro to Post-Secondary Assessment
Designing Meaningful Assignments
Understanding and Applying Academic Regulations

If you need assistance registering or have any questions, please contact Debora Moore.

Human Resources and Organizational Development Workshops

For questions about any of the following sessions, please contact Vanessa Doering.

Intercultural Intelligence (ICI): Navigating an Interculturally Complex World
Monday June 17 (1-4:00pm)  LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

The Three Colours of Worldview is an excellent starting point when analyzing intercultural situations. A “worldview” is a person’s way of viewing the world, and each person’s lens affects how they interpret other people’s actions and how to respond to them. One person’s worldview lens could be different from another’s thus resulting in different interpretations and responses to the same situation. This workshop gives you the ability to create new cultural spaces and facilitate win-win solutions.

Managing Expectations (CPD)
Tuesday June 25 (1-4:00pm)

Every day we navigate a minefield of expectations. Not only do we have expectations for ourselves, but we also live with the expectations and perceived expectations of all those we interact with. When we begin to look at our disappointment and frustration through an expectation lens we begin to be able to clarify and communicate more effectively.
* 1 credit for the Certificate of Professional Development

Thank you for another great Focus on Teaching Conference!

The team in the Centre for Teaching and Learning would like to everyone who came out to engage in the 15th annual Focus on Teaching Conference. This year’s conference was one of the best yet with record registration numbers and a number of fantastic sessions. Congratulations to all of the Teaching Excellence Award recipients. Your contributions to the Georgian Experience continue to be outstanding. Congratulations also goes out to the record number of faculty who earned their Teaching Practice Credential as well as those who earned their re-certification over the course of the last year. For a detailed list of all the recipients, please visit the FOTC page of our website.

We would also like to thank the “Dress for Success” campaign team for collecting some very important donations, and thank everyone who was able to make a donation. Your contributions will go a long way to help women who are in need within our community succeed.

And we can’t forget the many amazing faculty who volunteered their time and shared their expertise in teaching and learning with their peers. We hope new connections were made and truly appreciate your continued support!

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

~ Centre for Teaching and Learning Team

Focus on Teaching Conference May 1, 2019

Click the image to open our conference flipbook. It contains full information about the conference including details about our keynote speaker, the conference agenda, session types and descriptions and presenter information.

Teaching and Learning Topics

In the Centre for Teaching and Learning we strive to:

  • facilitate skill development for the effective use of technology for teaching and learning
  • create instructional resources for teaching and learning
  • encourage and facilitate discussion about professional teaching practice at the postsecondary level through workshops, mentoring, online learning, and open dialogue materials for faculty on topics related to assessment, teaching strategies, and teaching with technology
  • provide and support technological resources to enhance teaching and learning (e.g., scanners, development software, digital camera, web links) and print resources (e.g., books, journals) to enhance teaching and learning
  • develop skills in academic areas for making and implementing informed curriculum delivery choices
  • implement a model for new faculty orientation and development
  • provide support and facilitate continuous improvement in college curriculum
Helen Pearce, Dean of Liberal Arts, Academic Quiality, Teaching and Learning

Helen Pearce, Dean, Liberal Arts, Academic Quality, Teaching and Learning (ext. 1811)

Debora Moore

Debora Moore – Administrative Assistant (ext. 5153)

Amy Goruk

Amy Goruk – Instructional Designer (ext. 1075)

Alissa Bigelow

Alissa Bigelow – Instructional Design Technologist (ext. 1162)

Kate Quinn Profile Photo

Kate Quinn – Instructional Design Technologist (ext. 1857)

Greg Rodrigo

Greg Rodrigo – Faculty Developer (ext. 1775)

Jill Esmonde

Jill Esmonde – Faculty Developer (ext. 1425)

Kelly Fox

Kelly Fox – Faculty Developer (ext. 1092)

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley

Tracy Mitchell-Ashley – Faculty Developer (ext. 3093)

Annique Boelryk

Annique Boelryk – Faculty Resource for Research and Scholarship (ext. 1151)