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
What's Happening in CTL
Mini New Faculty Orientation
IT’S NOT TOO LATE AND OPEN TO ALL! If you missed the full day orientation in August, we have another mini orientation dates established. The content will be the same, however pared down to a half day. Barrie Campus, K203: Tuesday September 10, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.
If faculty do not have a Georgian email established and need assistance, please email Debora Moore or call x5153 and she will ensure you are registered.
Have a look at our calendar full of PD events and workshops for the fall semester. Many will be available for virtual participation.
When you log into Blackboard you should see a course shell “CTL ONLINE MODULES”. Within this course there are several online modules about various Teaching and Learning topics available. Completion of many of these modules can be used to achieve the CTL Teaching Practice Credential.
Blackboard can be used to communicate with students, post links to important information, post course content such as lecture materials, and facilitate student collaboration. If you are new to Blackboard try our self-paced online module found on the support page.
Faculty Learning Communities (FLC)
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are considered high-impact practices to foster culture change among faculty. In CTL, the FLC groups have focused their discussions and projects on learning about and experimenting with evidence-based teaching practices. This fall we are excited to be facilitating a number of new and fantastic FLCs that we invite faculty to join. Examples of upcoming FLC topics of focus include “Cheating Lessons” by James Lang, “Deep Diversity” by Shakil Choudhury, “Globalization of Learning” series of online modules, “Teaching in a Digital Age by Tony Bates” and more to come! Please visit the Faculty Learning Communities section of the CTL website for dates and FLC descriptions.
Essential Employability Skills workshops: 5 part online series
Want to develop strategies in your course to better integrate those essential skills students need to be successful in the workplace? Are you thinking about how to align essential employability skills with your course outcomes or program outcomes? Looking for ideas for activities and assessments to support essential skill development with students? This 5 part online series will support faculty around integrating essential skills with course content to create a richer, more meaningful learning experience for students and better prepare students to meet shifting career demands and contribute to the global community. The series starts September 16th. If you are interested please register with Kelly.Fox@georgiancollege.ca.
Foundations of Post-Secondary Teaching Series
This series of workshops offers faculty opportunities to connect with other teachers and increase skills and knowledge related to post-secondary teaching and learning. Through participation in these sessions, part-time faculty will have the opportunity to:
- Examine and apply principles of teaching and learning;
- Share ideas and strategies across disciplines;
- Interact with peers to discuss teaching practice;
- Gain information on support resources for teaching; and,
- Connect with the Georgian College community.
It is recommend that participants commit to the whole series. Parts one through four are foundational to the subsequent sessions. To see all sessions and descriptions please visit the Foundations of Post-Secondary Teaching tab in the Multi-part series section of the CTL website.
Introduction to Akindi
Our old web based assessment system Remark is moving on into the sunset at the end of the Fall 2019 semester. In it’s place, you will have access to a fantastic web based assessment system that fully automates the creation and grading of multiple choice examinations.
Akindi is similar to Remark, however you will see definite improvements in some steps and processes.
Join us for some introductory sessions to get started!A limited number of participants can join via ZOOM. Please contact Greg Rodrigo for details.
Teaching and Learning Topics
- Encourage and facilitate discussion about professional teaching practice at the post-secondary level through workshops, mentoring, online learning, and open dialogue materials for faculty on topics related to assessment, teaching strategies and teaching with technology
- Create instructional resources for teaching and learning
- Implement a model for new faculty orientation and development
- Develop skills in academic areas for making and implementing informed curriculum delivery choices
- Provide support and facilitate continuous improvement in college curriculum
- Facilitate skill development for the effective use of technology for teaching and learning
- Provide and support technological resources to enhance teaching and learning (eg. student response systems, development software, digital camera, web links) and print resources (eg. books, journals) to enhance teaching and learning
- Applying Principles of Good Practice for Assessment
- Designing Effective Assignments
- Introduction to Problem Based Learning (PBL)
- Scaffolding: Providing Structure for Success
- Applying Design Principles to Learning Documents
- Understanding and Enhancing Student Motivation
- Preventing Plagiarism
- Using Experiential Learning Effectively