CTL develops a variety of professional development programs to enrich the teaching practice of Mohawk faculty. New faculty can benefit from an intensive program that introduces teaching and learning concepts and builds fundamentals while experienced faculty can take advantage of opportunities to build on their existing foundation.
Programs for All Faculty
The Teaching Circles Project attempts to improve teaching and build community through a structured, non-evaluative process of classroom observation and shared reflection.
A Teaching Circle consists of a small group faculty participants (ideally from different disciplines) who:
- Observe at least one class taught by each Circle Partner
- Reflect on the class observation experience
- Share reflections with Circle Partners
- Share Circle observations with Project participants as a whole
For further information contact catharine.ozols [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Cathy Ozols, Teaching & Learning Consultant – Professional Development).
Programs for NEW Faculty
College Educator Development Program (CEDP) (For full-time faculty)
The College Educator Development Program (CEDP) is a program for full-time college educators designed and delivered in collaboration with six western region colleges: Conestoga, Fanshawe, Lambton, Mohawk, Niagara and St.Clair. CEDP focuses on skills related to instructional design and delivery where the expertise of new educators is typically quite varied. The program is offered over a period of 3 consecutive spring terms in a conference format:
- Phase 1 - August;
- Phase 2 - May
- Phase 3 – June (a year after Phase 2)
The CEDP experience features a broad range of topics suited to one’s level of experience and includes:
- mandatory foundation workshops focused on teaching
- optional workshops on a variety of education-related topics
- hands-on sessions
- keynote speakers from the broader educational community
- conference/residential format to provide networking/collaboration
If you are eligible to attend this program, you will receive information from your college contact.
As part of the College Educator Development Program (CEDP), the Faculty Peer Mentorship program is designed to provide new teaching faculty the opportunity to learn through formal interactions with a peer mentor. Mentees will be supported in achieving the Learning Outcomes of CEDP.
CEDP Online Modules
These multimedia interactive learning modules were developed as part of the College Educators Development Program, and are available to all faculty.
The modules are:
- Creating a Positive Learning Environment
- Integrating Technology
- Introduction to Assessment
- Lesson Planning and Active Learning
- Outcomes-Based Education
- The Teaching Professional
The modules have been designed to allow participants to enter and exit the modules as needed to provide “just-in-time” development. Readings, tutorial videos, reflections and hands-on activities will help faculty build the skills needed to help them and their students be more successful. Each module takes 5-6 hours to complete.
For further information and to gain access contact catharine.ozols [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Cathy Ozols, Teaching & Learning Consultant – Professional Development).
Teaching for Success (for Part-time Faculty)
Teaching for Success is a two day workshop for new part-time and sessional faculty. Faculty will learn how to plan effective lessons, learning and teaching styles, student policies and much more!