Teaching Certificate II Program:
Course Design Seminar - Principles + Practice
Registration for the 2013-14 Cert II Program will open in Summer 2013.
This yearlong program builds upon the foundation laid in the Certificate I Program and enables participants to further develop their reflective teaching practice. Considered and appropriate Design, Implementation and Assessment in alignment with learning goals are fundamental to a reflective teaching practice. Certificate II focuses on learning how to practice this iterative approach in the context of a single class or entire course. Topics for the seven (7) sessions of the program include: teaching with artifacts and objects; assignments and assessments; effective discussions; engaging lectures; designing, facilitating and assessing a single class session; and syllabus construction. Over the course of the seminar, participants consider these topics in the context of a single course which they are likely to have the opportunity to teach, and ultimately develop a draft syllabus for that course. Throughout the seminar, participants receive and give peer feedback, and interact with colleagues from a variety of disciplines.
Upon completion of Certificate II, you should be able to:
- Articulate how to plan and implement teaching strategies in relation to specific learning goals, and how to assess whether students have achieved these learning goals.
- Plan how to use and assess various pedagogical approaches to engage diverse learners.
- Formulate a syllabus that explicitly communicates your reflective teaching practice as applied to design, implementation and assessment.
- Attendance at all of the 7 seminar sessions,
- Completion of all required assignments; specifically, submission of:
- Initial and final assignments;
- Pre- and post-session assignments;
- Written responses to peer assignments