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Professional Development Activities

Coordinator of Professional Development
Azra Khan
Office: 4B.3A-2
Local: 1409

Professional Development – Promoting development by providing teachers and staff with a wide variety of training and opportunities including both credited courses and non-credited activities.

Overview

Pedagogical Days

Ped Day Fall 2020: October 16

Dawson College hosts Ped Days for faculty and staff, providing the opportunity to share knowledge of their teaching expertise, and learn from external workshop facilitators. The events feature a keynote address, and a rich variety of workshops, presentations and panel discussions built around teachers’ interests and suggestions.

Funding for Faculty

Dawson Faculty may apply for funds in order to defray the cost of the professional development and training needs. Depending on the nature of the training initiative, there are different funding sources for Faculty Professional Development.

Faculty Group Training

This funding initiative is designed to cover or defray the cost of group professional development activities. Expenses that are eligible for this fund include internal or external speaker honoraria, and travel expenses. Applications are reviewed twice a year by a committee that includes the appropriate sector dean. Interested faculty should complete and submit an application on or before the deadlines.

Application forms are found at the following link (Sharepoint):

Faculty Group Training Application

Application Deadlines: May 22, 2020 and Nov 23, 2020

Work Placement in Industry

The work placements in industry initiative enables teachers to upgrade their technical skills in a professional setting related to their area(s) of specialty. Work placements may last up to twenty (20) days, during which period the College will cover the cost of a substitute teacher. Applications are reviewed twice a year by a committee that includes the appropriate sector dean. Interested faculty should complete and submit an application on or before the deadlines.

Application should be made through Sharepoint:

Work Placement in Industry Application

Application Deadlines: May 22, 2020 and Nov 23, 2019

Professional Development Fund for Faculty

The  Professional Development Fund for faculty is managed by a parity committee composed of three teacher members and three representatives of the college. The committee grants funds to individual teachers and to departments which organize workshops or training sessions.

Elizabeth Leone, Secretary of Dawson Teachers Union, handles all documents and inquiries – Room 8A.11, email: PDFsecretary@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Permanent and non-permanent teachers with a full load as well as part-timers may apply for funds. Permanent and non-permanent teachers with a full load are eligible for $600/year. Part-time and hourly-paid teachers’ allocation of funding will be pro-rated to their annual workload.

Please click here for the Faculty Professional Development Policies and Procedures

Please click here for the Faculty Professional Development Form

 

Credit Courses (PERFORMA)

PERFORMA (Perfectionnement et Formation des Maîtres au Collégial) is a department of the Faculty of Education at the University of Sherbrooke. It offers graduate level certificates, diplomas and degrees in college-level teaching for CEGEP teachers and professionals. PERFORMA programs include both English and French streams.

Click for information on credited courses from the Faculty of Education at the University of Sherbrooke



Last Modified: February 28, 2020