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.  

To register for May 2022 PD Workshops, please click here.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to register. Sessions may be canceled or relocated. Those who registered will be notified of any adjustments.  

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Writing & Revising Course Outlines with Kathryn Hansen

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00-2:30pm

In this workshop we will review the structure of course outlines and the steps for revising current outlines and for developing new ones.  Participants will engage in writing/revising Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) and their accompanying Embedded Knowledge and Skills (EKSs), and assessments. We will examine best practices, timelines, typical errors, why they are problematic and how to correct them.  Participants will take away resources to assist with future course outline work.  Anyone adjusting course outlines, developing new outlines or going through cyclical review will benefit from this workshop.

Blackboard Sprint: SafeAssign & Respondus with James Linton

Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:00-10:45am

Friday, May 20, 2022 9:30-10:15am

This Blackboard session is a specialized demonstration of using Blackboard tools as they relate to academic integrity. Participants should understand Blackboard Basics prior to attending. A question-and-answer period will accompany the demonstration. SafeAssign and Respondus can be powerful tools for minimizing violations to academic integrity. This session will include demonstration of setting up an assignment with SafeAssign, overview of the SafeAssign originality report, overview of individual submissions to safe assign, demonstration of setting up a test with Respondus, overview of the Respondus results, and an overview of individual Respondus options.  

Academic Misconduct & Reporting with Pat Papadeas

Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:00-2:00pm

This workshop will provide need-to-know information for faculty about steps to follow in dealing with academic misconduct issues starting with the point at which faculty suspect misconduct, the classification of offence, guidelines on appropriateness of penalty and using the SIS database to report. Given changes to the policy recently, as well as the database, this workshop is suitable for new and seasoned faculty members. 

Blackboard Collaborate with Thomas Forget

Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:00am-12:00pm

This session will provide participants with knowledge in using BB collaborate as a presenting tool. Covered items will include sharing a screen, imbedding a power point presentation, using the white board, participant controls, recording sessions and creating links to the recorded session videos once complete. 

Blackboard Sprint: Managing Grade Centre with John Lein

Monday, May 16, 2022 11:00-11:45am

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:00-7:45pm

This Blackboard Sprint session is a highly specialized demonstration of managing the Grade Centre on Blackboard. Participants should understand Blackboard Basics prior to attending. This 30-minute sprint session will be accompanied by a 15-minute question and answer period. This session will explore the following tools on Grade Centre: hiding/showing grades from students, accessing student submissions & manual override of marks, creating a weighted column total, creating a grade schema, colour coding the grade centre, and organizational tips. 

Blackboard Assessments with Michael LePine

Monday, May 16, 2022 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:00-8:00pm

This workshop will give you an overview of creating tests and quizzes in Blackboard. This will include creating question pools with a quick overview of the question types. Then we will look at how to use question pools to create a test or quiz.

Blackboard Rubrics with Thomas Forget

Thursday, May 19, 2022 1:00-2:00pm

This Blackboard session is a highly specialized demonstration of creating a rubric on Blackboard. Participants should understand Blackboard Basics prior to attending. Rubrics are an essential tool for educators as they help align student work with instructor expectations as well as objectivity in our marking. Relying on Blackboard Rubrics not only accomplishes the above, but it can also save us significant time in our marking.  

Educational Technology Sprint: Kahoot! with Antoinette Bertucci

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:00-1:45pm

In this tech sprint session, participants will be guided through Kahoot! basics, including how to create a kahoot, assign a student-paced challenge, and use reports to track student results. This guided sprint will help faculty learn to incorporate an engaging pre- and post-assessment tool in their classroom. Participants should already have a Kahoot! Teacher account before attending (free version as this tool is not licensed at St. Clair College).

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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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