Faculty Professional Development F2023-W2024

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Faculty Professional Development Opportunities

Fall 2023 and Winter 2024

Welcome to the registration page for faculty professional development workshops. Here, you will find descriptions and a schedule of offerings for the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 semesters. Each workshop will be repeated at various times throughout the academic year to ensure opportunities for attendance.

These workshops have been designed to provide faculty members with valuable insights and knowledge related to competency-based programs, pedagogy, technology, Indigenous perspectives and sustainability.

Please note:

      • Registration is required for all events. 
      • Registration will close 24 hrs before the event’s scheduled time. 
      • All events are in-person except certain Educational Technology sessions (noted in the schedule).

Questions? Contact facultypd@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Categories and Descriptions

Teaching and Learning

College programs in Quebec focus on the development of competencies and the program approach. During this presentation we will examine program objectives and standards and types of competencies. By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to identify and interpret the objectives, standards and competency(ies) assigned to their course(s).

Presented by OAD

Evaluation or assessment can support student progress, inform pedagogy and provide evidence of learning. During this presentation we will review definitions and examples of diagnostic, formative and summative assessments, examine the concept of comprehensive examination and discuss why and what teachers assess. We will also discuss the difference between evaluating knowledge, skill, competency, and the integration of learning. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to plan an assessment strategy based on course competencies and instructional context.

Presented by OAD

Enhance your classroom management skills and create an engaging learning environment with this hands-on workshop. Discover proactive strategies that will positively influence student behavior, maximize instructional time, and minimize disruptions. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to apply proactive strategies to effectively manage their classrooms, establish a positive and engaging learning environment, and address problematic student behavior with confidence and efficiency.

Presented by Tannia Ditchburn (OAD)

In this session we will discuss what makes CEGEP teaching unique. We will review the essential components of a course competency and examine how the course might fit into a program. We will highlight the factors to consider in designing the most effective version of your course and introduce you to a pedagogical design framework that will ensure your course is aligned and structured in a way that supports your students’ success.  

By the end of this session, participants will be able to explain the particularities of CEGEP teaching and situate course competency/competencies in their program. Additionally, they will be able to recognize the course components necessary to design an aligned course, using the Backwards Design framework.

Presented by Einat Idan (OAD)

In this interactive workshop, participants explore the components and purpose of constructive feedback in achieving learning or performance goals. Practical tools that may enable a feedback mindset, such as the “Micro-Yes” (Renniger, 2020) or promote student agency in the feedback process, such as Pendleton Rules (Pendleton, 1984) are introduced. 

Presented by Allison Kurz (OAD)

Leading a college classroom as a teacher is challenging cognitively, socially, even physically. Teachers experience a range of emotions while striving to meet pedagogical, institutional, professional, and personal goals with integrity. What is often ignored, or at least misunderstood, is how to use emotions, especially those of aggravation, to reduce the emotional labour of teaching and guide teacher development and pedagogical practice.

By the end of the workshop, teachers will have developed tools to:

    • improve their capacity to meet challenges in the classroom constructively 
    • understand themselves better as teaching professionals 
    • improve their emotional management and inspire their teaching practice

Presented by Mary Hlywa (Social Service Faculty, Retired)

Being a college teacher is challenging cognitively, socially, even physically. The role is complex as teachers strive to meet pedagogical, institutional, professional, and personal goals — not the least of which is student success. What is often ignored, or at least misunderstood, is the role of teacher emotions and the labour required in the regulation of those feelings as teachers strive to do their job and meet these goals with integrity. With insights from research to guide our exploration, this workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on teacher emotions and the factors involved in some of the difficult parts of our work, particularly feelings of aggravation and their management in the classroom.
By the end of this workshop teachers will be able to create a path toward successful emotion regulation that will support their resilience and well-being, enabling them to provide a safe and effective learning environment for students.

Presented by Mary Hlywa (Social Service Faculty, Retired)

Educational Technology

This workshop is designed to help teachers become familiar with the Moodle learning management system. During the workshop, participants will learn how to navigate the Moodle platform and explore its various features, such as adding resources, structuring the content of a course, and choosing the best layout. It will also cover how to facilitate online discussions, track student progress, and provide feedback.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST)

This workshop is designed to help teachers learn about new tools and activities that will enhance your teaching experience, engage your students, and improve their learning outcomes.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST) 

Providing effective feedback is an essential aspect of teaching, and Moodle offers a range of features to support this process. Join us to learn how to give feedback using Moodle’s tools. You’ll gain practical guidance on how to set up and manage these tools to provide personalized feedback to your students, enhance their learning experience, and improve their overall performance.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST) 

This workshop is designed to help teachers learn how to effectively use the assessment tools available in Moodle. Participants will learn how to create different types of quizzes, assessments as well as other assessment tools, like H5P. This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their Moodle skills.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST)

This workshop is designed for teachers who are new to using Moodle’s Gradebook feature. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of setting up a gradebook, creating grade categories and items, and calculating grades using different methods. They will also explore advanced features like drop lowest, extra credit, and weighting grades.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST) 

These workshops are designed for teachers who are new to LEA and need to know the basics. In this session we will cover accessing LEA as a teacher, how to add and distribute various kinds of course content, how to set up drop boxes for assignments, as well as how to provide feedback. We will also spend some time looking at how to set up LEA’s gradebook.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST)

This workshop is for teachers who are unfamiliar or new to using Turnitin. We will cover the basics of how Turnitin works, take a high-level look at some of the reports it generates, as well as discussing some of its drawbacks and limitations.  Finally, we’ll look at how to use Turnitin in both LEA and Moodle, including letting you know about a few problems your students might meet.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST) 

This session will introduce participants to ChatGPT, discuss some of the implications of this technology on the practice of teaching, and look at how it could possibly be used in the classroom. There will also be a discussion about ethical and legal considerations, as well as a look at here it is already being used.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST)

Providing effective feedback is an essential aspect of teaching, and Moodle offers a range of features to support this process. In this workshop we will focus more on why you might use a particular feedback tool and less on how.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST)  

This workshop will take the form of a round table where we will collaboratively interrogate the assessment methods used by teachers in their Moodle courses.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST) 

This workshop will provide teachers with an overview of creating engaging and visually appealing experiences using Moodle. Participants will explore various design principles and best practices, learn how to switch to different themes and how to customize the appearance for their courses. The workshop will also cover sourcing images, videos as well as how to properly embed them into the course.

Presented by Rafael Scapin (IST) and Cameron Campbell (IST) 

Indigenous Perspectives

Indigenous Perspectives: The truth about Christopher Columbus.

Join us for this presentation and learn why Indigenous people do not celebrate Columbus day.

A discussion will follow.

New Faculty Orientation

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college-level, and tips for engaging students.The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components:

    • Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson
    • Competency based education and the program approach
    • Academic integrity at Dawson
    • Faculty deadlines
    • Faculty roles and responsibilities
    • Classroom scenarios and discussion
    • Professional development opportunities

This event is open to all new Day and Continuing Education faculty.

Sustainability and our Living Campus

Teachers, students and staff are developing projects that engage students and show leadership in sustainability. Join in a discussion with Dawson’s Sustainability Office to hear about specific projects and opportunities where learning and action meet. 

This workshop will be presented by Jenn de Vera and Chris Adam from the Sustainability/Living Campus Office.

 

Ped Day

Ped Day will be held on October 13, 2023

Program and registration information will be sent to faculty in September.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Intercollegiate Ped Days

Intercollegiate Ped Days will be held on January 9 and 10, 2024

Intercollegiate Ped Days (IPD) seek to promote sharing between college educators, foster intercollegiate professional development, and strengthen collaboration between the Anglophone CEGEPs. Workshops are typically held virtually.The program and registration information will be available to faculty in December.

Schedule and Registration

Schedule by Month

NameDateDayTime
NameDateDayTime
Indigenous Perspectives: The truth about Christopher ColumbusMarch 13th 2024Wed12:00PMDetails
Competency-based Programs: The Essentials (Part I)March 18th 2024Mon10:00AMDetails
Evaluation of Student Learning (Part I)March 19th 2024Tue10:00AMDetails
Classroom Management StrategiesMarch 21st 2024Thu1:00PMDetails
Constructive FeedbackMarch 22nd 2024Fri10:00AMDetails
NameDateDayTime
Competency-based Programs: The Essentials (Part I)April 8th 2024Mon10:00AMDetails
Evaluation of Student Learning (Part I)April 12th 2024Fri2:00PMDetails
Constructive FeedbackApril 24th 2024Wed9:00AMDetails
NameDateDayTime
Indigenous PerspectivesMay 1st 2024Wed12:00PMDetails
Constructive FeedbackMay 13th 2024Mon10:00AMDetails
Evaluation of Student Learning (Part I)May 13th 2024Mon1:00PMDetails
Competency-based Programs: The Essentials (Part I)May 15th 2024Wed9:00AMDetails
NameDateDayTime
Competency-based Programs: The Essentials (Part I)June 3rd 2024Mon10:00AMDetails
Evaluation of Student Learning (Part I)June 4th 2024Tue1:00PMDetails
College Course Design BasicsJune 5th 2024Wed11:00AMDetails


Last Modified: February 28, 2024