St. Clair College is committed to supporting faculty in the pursuit of professional development activities, both within and outside of the College, in order to ensure currency of faculty and promote curricular and instructional innovation.

View details for upcoming sessions available at our campuses or online. We are always looking for new, innovative workshop ideas, and other programs to support learning-centered instruction and education excellence. Please contact us if you have any questions or ideas! We would welcome the opportunity to collaborate with you.  

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Engaging Students with Technology Blackboard Collaborate Interactive Tools

Blackboard Assessment – Building Tests, Surveys, and Quizzes inside Blackboard Designing Rubrics within Blackboard Panel Session: Exploring Diversity & Inclusion, including Internationalization Blackboard Assessment – Building Tests, Surveys, and Quizzes inside Blackboard
How to Create a General Education Course

Facilitated Discussion: General Introduction to Accommodations for Learning in Higher Ed

Leveraging ONE Drive & Office 365 Transfers: How to Identify Them and What to Do with Them  
Teamwork – Is there a recipe for success? Introduction to 326 - A Flexible & Active Learning Classroom

Facilitated Discussion: Designing Educational Materials with Accessibility in Mind

Focus Group - Replacing Strategies for Success  
   

Classroom Management: Building a Respectful Environment

   
   

Essential Employability Skills (EES) in Curriculum

   

Engaging Students with Technology - Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (Polling & Screen Casting)

Presenters: James Lapeer, St. Clair College

In this workshop, educators will review and practice using some of the presenter and interactive features/tools for the in-class face-to-face.  Topics will include customizing setting, creating polls, screen capturing, and Blackboard Open Education Help for Instructors for Blackboard Learn & Collaborate Ultra.

Monday, March 12, 10:00-12:00 Noon, Room 318, Windsor Campus

Friday, March 16, 10:00-12:00 Noon Room Computer Lab 122 AB, Chatham Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

How to Create a General Education Course

Presenter: Linda Hill, St. Clair College

This workshop is designed to encourage College Professors to share their enthusiasm and expertise by developing and delivering a General Education course.  The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development mandates the inclusion of General Education courses to ensure that college graduates are able to engage in civic life beyond their vocational field of study.  Together we’ll explore the five themes which define General Education courses as well as the college policies that guide their development.

Monday, March 12, 10:00-12:00 p.m., Room 326 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Teamwork – Is there a recipe for success?

Presenter: Lindi Prendi, St. Clair College

Teamwork is considered an engaging learning activity and many of us incorporate this method in our teaching. The intent is to create the environment where students work together and share ideas, brainstorm, analyze alternatives and find ways to solve a problem. Moreover, through this process students are supposed to gain teamwork skills that are transferable in the workplace. Easy, right? Well, not quite! Many a time as instructors we hear complaints of how group work “is not fair” and in some occasions have dealt with one or more groups imploding. So how can we ensure that students work effectively in teams? This workshop will explore some strategies that have proven to be effective in making the teamwork an effective and enjoyable experience for students.

Monday, March 12th, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Room 326 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT 

Blackboard Assessment – Building Tests, Surveys, and Quizzes inside Blackboard

Presenters: Kaitlyn Harnden, Patrick Redko, & Franco Iacobacci, St. Clair College

In this workshop, educators will learn to develop a variety of test and quiz questions that can aid in the development of the student.

Topics will include developing questions such as multiple choice, multiple answer, essay, multiple blanks, fill in the blank, matching, short answer, and true/false. Attendees will generate test banks/pools that may be utilized for assessment purposes within your courses. Many of these questions can be automatically corrected or organized for easy marking.

Tuesday, March 13th 10:00-11:00 a.m. Room 318 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Facilitated Discussion: General Introduction to Accommodations for Learning in Higher Ed

Presenter: Student Services Team at St. Clair College

The College will provide supports and services to all students with disabilities, both temporary and permanent, with valid supporting documentation. Interim accommodation requests will be received in good faith and can be provided pending receipt of medical documentation. Retroactive accommodations will be considered based on the unique circumstances of the individual matter.  General introduction of Accommodations and Supports available from St. Clair

Tuesday, March 13th, 2:00-3:00 pm, Room 321C Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Introduction to 326 - A Flexible & Active Learning Classroom

Presenter: Linda Hill, St. Clair College

If you’ve walked past room 326 and wished you could teach in this flexible classroom space, this workshop is meant for you. We’ll explore the affordances of the technology in this classroom and offer you plenty of time to play!

Tuesday, March 13th, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Room 326 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Designing Rubrics within Blackboard

Presenter: James Lapeer, Tina De Mers, & Will Croft, St. Clair College

Why use rubrics?  Rubrics ensure that assessments are fair and consistent.  Students can use rubrics to assist their learning through self-assessment. When well designed, rubrics provide reliability and validity to the assessment process.  For professors, rubrics provide a tool to bridge the gap between expectations and performance.  Finally, rubrics provide a manageable, efficient method of evaluation regardless of class size.  In this hands-on workshop educators will learn to develop and mark rubrics within their own Blackboard course.

Wednesday, March 14, 9:00-10:00 a.m., Room 318 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Leveraging ONE Drive & Office 365

Presenters: Tammy Wonsch, Don Smith, and Lynn Fujimoto

In this workshop, Members of the IT Department will provide an introduction of ONE DRIVE & OFFICE 365.

Wednesday, March 14th, 10:00-11:00 p.m., Room 318 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Facilitated Discussion: Designing Educational Materials with Accessibility in Mind

Presenter: Student Services Team, St. Clair College 

Are you designing resources with accessibility in mind? Join us, as we facilitate a discussion exploring accessibility principles to be mindful of when design educational materials.  Learning more about accessibility is a great way to improve the learning experience for a broad range of educators and students. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Room 321c, Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Classroom Management: Building a Respectful Environment

Presenter: Kathryn Hansen, St. Clair College

A proactive approach to classroom management is a key component in building a respectful and engaging learning environment. How do you build a respectful environment in your classroom?  You are invited to attend this interactive workshop where you can share ideas and learn from other faculty as we explore the common issues faculty face in managing classrooms and labs, with the goal of building a respectful learning environment for all.

Wednesday, March 14th, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Room 326 Windsor Campus

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT 

Essential Employability Skills (EES) in Curriculum

Presenter: Linda Hill, St. Clair College

Essential Employability Skills (EES) are a mandated component of all MTCU program standards.  There are, however, a number of misconceptions about the way in which these skills should be built into our programs.  Join us as we explore the role of EES in program curriculum. In this session, we will answer a number of questions including: How much EES should my course have? How do I record EES on my course outline? How do I link EES to assessments and learning activities? You are encouraged to bring your laptop for this session.

Wednesday, March 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Room 326 Windsor Campus

ONLINE with Blackboard Collaborate 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT 

Panel Session: Exploring • Diversity & Inclusion, including Education, Internationalization

Presenters: Dr. Simarjeet Sahota, Selected Students & Faculty

Exploring Perspectives from Students, Faculty, and Community Partners - Details pending finalization.

 

Thursday, March 15th, 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. ROOM CHANGE 326

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Transfers: How to Identify Them and What to Do with Them

Presenter: Corey Pyne, St. Clair College

A growing percentage of students has prior learning related to their program - how can we help these students while maintaining scholastic integrity, both in the classroom and from a systems policy point-of-view? In this workshop we will reveal the results of an internal survey on transfer profiling and begin to discuss ways of reaching out to students who should receive some transfer credit but currently do not. Time will be reserved for general questions related to transfers and current processes.

Thursday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., EPIC Genesis Centre Windsor Campus  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

SESSION CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT 

Focus Group - Replacing Strategies for Success

This focus group is intended to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to offer their input on the curriculum for the General Education course that will replace the old SSC167G Strategies for Success. All are welcome.

Thursday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Room 326 Windsor Campus  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or contact Laura Brown in the Centre for Academic Excellence at 519-972-2727 extension 6262

Faculty may also pursue further academic, professional, or technical education or maintain currency in their fields by participating in conferences, meetings, industry placements, job shadowing or exchanges.  New hires will participate in the Western Region College Educational Development Program, in-house training, during their probationary period.

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