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Upcoming Dates for the College Educator Development Program - 2020 Dates Finalized




Phase 1 - 2021

August 17, 18, 19, 20

Virtual Delivery 

Phase 2 - 2021 



Phase 3 - 2021

May 17, 18, 19, 20

Virtual Delivery

For convenience, St. Clair College participants have the option of arriving and staying in the Fanshawe College residence the night before each phase at no cost.  This option may be selected during the online registration process.  Registration typically opens 1 month prior to each phase and is circulated to your college email account.  

The College Educator Development Program is a collaborative undertaking of five western region colleges. Its mission is to foster teaching excellence through the shared exploration of evidence-based teaching and engagement in ongoing reflective teaching practice. This assessed, outcomes-based program focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

The program creates a learning community that supports the achievement of program learning outcomes, the exchange of best practices and continuous professional growth. Through active learning in a technology-enhanced climate, educators develop a solid pedagogical foundation to design curriculum and engage students in a wide range of transformative learning experiences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the College Educator Development Program, you will be able to:

  1. Contribute to the development of curricula that align intentional learning outcomes, assessment practices, and teaching and learning activities.
  2. Design a variety of evaluation tools and strategies to assess students' achievement of learning outcomes.
  3. Implement active learning strategies that enhance student learning.
  4. Integrate findings from the scholarship of teaching and learning into teaching practice.
  5. Incorporate inclusive learning strategies in an environment that support diverse learners.
  6. Incorporate technology (enabled learning) into course design to enhance student learning.
  7. Establish a personal learning network that values the importance of collaboration and collegiality.
  8. Create a professional development plan that incorporates life-long learning strategies and opportunities that foster and sustain professional teaching practice competencies.
  9. Recognize professional obligations to adhere to MTCU standards, external accreditation requirements and provincial program approval and review practices.

St. Clair College has made completion of CEDP a mandatory requirement for new full-time faculty. The three Phases and other components such as CEDP Reads, Teaching Circles, and a teaching portfolio are completed over three calendar years (August, May, June) or two academic years.  

CEDP Visual Timeline

CEDP Overview for Participants

Phase 1

Much of what is gained through CEDP comes from our collective sharing of experiences, anecdotes and the insights that we've gained through the process of educating others. During Phase 1 you will meet the Learning Team members and facilitator you will move through CEDP with. Phase 1 asks us to critically reflect on our role as teachers and to explore the benefits of building active learning strategies into our lesson plans and our classroom management practices.

Phase 2

During Phase 2 you will continue with the learning team members and facilitator you met during Phase 1. At this three-day Residential Phase you will engage with your learning team, participate in workshops and hear from guest experts who will explore the benefits of building authentic assessment practices into our learning strategies and the role technology plays in supporting today's learners.

Phase 3

Phase 3 asks us to critically reflect on our continued growth as college educators in highly practical and meaningful ways. We will explore the benefits of building ongoing reflection and peer learning opportunities into our daily practice. The program components you engaged in at your home college such as teaching circles will be discussed and integrated with your new learning.

Registration packages for CEDP are sent out approximately five weeks prior to each event.

If you are a new full-time faculty member, feel free to contact Neil Pettit or Lana Rukas to verify that you are on the list of expected attendees for a particular phase. 

Meet your CEDP Facilitators

Neil Pettit

CEDP Facilitator and Planning Team Member 

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Kathy Hansen 

CEDP Facilitator

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John Freer 

CEDP Facilitator

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James Lapeer

CEDP Facilitator


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