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Faculty PD

Our ability to learn never ends

Georgian’s faculty professional development (PD) opportunities include a range of workshops, series, webinars and drop-in sessions to help faculty build key strengths and to continue to expand and grow as teachers in their practice. The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites you to sign up for a workshop or drop in to a session. We’re here to help and we always love to hear from you!

*NEW* Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

CTL is offering an opportunity for faculty to participate in a four-day day workshop (May 26, 27, 30 and 31) within a small group setting designed to enhance your teaching and learning practice.  The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) was developed by a group of passionate educators over 30 years ago. It is an intensive 30-hour event that uses a “laboratory approach” to focus on the development of instructional skills and has been described as a “transformational experience” whether you have been teaching for one year or 20 years

The ISW is a collaboration between facilitators and participants, which is grounded in active, experiential learning and based on principles of learning-centred instruction. While facilitators have had training in the ISW facilitation process, they are faculty, just like participants.

The ISW requires a significant investment of time, energy and resources from the college and all participants. A commitment to all four days is required. ISW is a fully onsite, face-to-face workshop that follows current college COVID-19 protocols.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the online application form by Monday, May 2. 

For details, contact Kelly Fox at ext. 1092.

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CTL workshops

This calendar is for reference only.

Please note, for the time being all workshops will be delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams or WebEx unless otherwise noted. 

Many of the sessions listed will be drop-in workshops and with no registration is required. If you would like to attend a series workshop (multiple dates), please visit Saba TalentSpace found in the employee training section of the employee portal to register. Sign up for workshops is necessary to ensure you receive important communications about your workshops.

If you have difficulty registering or locating a workshop in the Saba TalentSpace system, please contact Debora Moore.

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Series workshops

If you require assistance with the registration process, please contact Debora Moore.

NEW* Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)Georgian College Chevron

About Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

CTL is offering an opportunity for faculty to participate in a four day workshop (May 26, 27, 30, 31) within a small group setting designed to enhance your teaching and learning practice. The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) was developed by a group of passionate educators over 30 years ago. It is an intensive 30-hour event that uses a “laboratory approach” to focus on the development of instructional skills and has been described as a “transformational experience” whether you have been teaching for one year or 20 years

The ISW is a collaboration between facilitators and participants, which is grounded in active, experiential learning and based on principles of learning-centred instruction. While facilitators have had training in the ISW facilitation process, they are faculty, just like the participants.

The ISW requires a significant investment of time, energy and resources both for the college and for all participants. A commitment to all four days is required.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this online application form

For details, contact Kelly Fox at ext. 1092.

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Learning Online to Teach Remote (LOTTR)Georgian College Chevron

About the LOTTR series

The overall goal of this series is to guide you through the process of designing and developing a remote course and to support you in developing confidence as facilitators of remote learning.

Modules and how to register

This series has four modules, detailed below.

Module 1: An overview of remote teaching and your role

Module 2: Building your course

Module 3: Preparing for semester start

Module 4: What to do during the semester

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About the LOTTO series

The overall goal of this series is to guide you through the process of designing and developing an online course and to support you in developing confidence as facilitators of online learning.

How to register

Register for the LOTTO series in Saba TalentSpace.

Orientation: [email protected] ([email protected])Georgian College Chevron

About the orientation

Welcome to [email protected] Orientation! In this three-hour orientation, you will have the opportunity to connect, with peers, explore some foundational concepts of postsecondary teaching, and develop confidence as facilitators of learning as you embark on your teaching journey.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the following key journey markers:

  • how to prepare before the semester starts
  • how to design your syllabus
  • how to plan an awesome first day of class
  • how to set up a great classroom climate

During our time together, you’ll also be introduced to other supports to help you settle into your role as a faculty member in the Georgian community, including personal coaching, asynchronous resources and the new faculty Community of Practice that will meet monthly to discuss course design, teaching methods, assessment and semester closing. Our goal is to ensure you flourish in your teaching profession. We can’t wait to connect to help you plan for your journey.

How to register

Register for orientation in Saba TalentSpace.

OER Design LabGeorgian College Chevron

About the OER Design Lab

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Design Lab is a five-part, hands-on Community of Practice learning experience where you will learn how to adopt, adapt and create OER for your course. You will be able to explain the six types of Creative Commons licenses and leverage the power of the H5P and Pressbook platforms to modify and create OER.

The OER Design Lab is a safe space to discuss positive experiences, express challenges, discuss common engagement strategies across disciplines, build community and develop new relationships/partnerships. This learning experience will give you the opportunity to engage with colleagues and explore new ways to curate and create OERs that you can use!

How to register

Register for the OER Design Lab in Saba TalentSpace.

LOTTR Next StepsGeorgian College Chevron

About the LOTTR Next Steps workshop

In complement to LOTTR, CTL is proud to present LOTTR Next Steps – an opportunity for past participants of the LOTTR series to continue building upon knowledge and experience with this 11-week webinar series. LOTTR Next Steps is an opportunity to connect with, learn from, and share experiences with your peers, and to expand and build upon your understanding of learning tools and strategies.

How to register

Register for LOTTR Next Steps in Saba TalentSpace.

Authentic Assessment in STEMGeorgian College Chevron

About the Authentic Assessment in STEM workshop

At the core, authentic assessments require students to apply knowledge and skills to various contexts, scenarios and situations.  Grounded in theoretical best practices for teaching and learning (Ghaicha, A. 2016), authentic assessment serves as an effective measure of student comprehension. Authentic assessments can take typically take two forms; real-world assessments that require students to engage in an actual situation in their field (i.e. placements/co-ops), or realistic assessment that mimic the real word (i.e. case study, labs, simulations). Conventional test questions, which are often indirect measures of a student’s ability, have an important role in college curriculum, but they cannot be in place of authentic assessments. 

This workshop will explore authentic assessment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and guide participants through a framework of developing an authentic assessment.

How to register

Register for the Authentic Assessment in STEM workshop in Saba TalentSpace.

One-off workshops

Introduction to PerusallGeorgian College Chevron

About the Introduction to Perusall workshop

Perusall is a free social annotation tool that can be integrated directly into your Blackboard course. You choose a resource, and students add comments and questions throughout, from wherever they are. Students can see their peers’ annotations, and even respond! Early research shows that the use of social annotation tools, like Perusall, can have a positive impact on student attainment of learning outcomes.

In this one-hour session, we’ll take you through the basics of Perusall, including what it is, how to use it, and how to integrate it into Blackboard.

How do I make THAT in H5P?Georgian College Chevron

About the H5P workshop

So, you’ve heard about H5P and maybe seen some examples, but aren’t sure where to start. In this 30-minute session, we’ll walk you through how to create different H5P objects. A different object will be covered each week!