Professional Development for CECLs
The Chang School is committed to supporting our continuing education contract lecturers (CECLs) in the development and enhancement of their teaching skills, particularly as they relate to continuous and online learning. Under the leadership of our Teaching and Learning Lead and with the input from our CECL Advisory Group and The Chang School Teaching and Learning Committee, The Chang School offers workshops and events on topics that address the needs of our teaching and learning community in addition to events offered by Ryerson’s Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
Reminders about professional development opportunities will be sent via email to CECLs throughout each term.
EVENTS FOR 2022-2023
How to Engage Students in Online Discussions
This interactive session will focus on strategies to engage students in online discussions and will be facilitated by long-standing Chang School instructor, Andrea Moraes.
During this session, you will engage by talking about the impact of online discussions in facilitating learning and building a community, as well as some of the current challenges for students and instructors, such as online fatigue.
Through online hands-on activities, we will identify a list of pedagogical approaches that promote engagement in online discussions and “try out” some of them first-hand.
The goal is that you leave this session with extra pedagogical tools and motivation to encourage meaningful online discussions in your courses.
Andrea Moraes has been teaching at the Toronto Metropolitan University since the Fall of 2007. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of the State of Rio Janeiro in Brazil, and a Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Andrea teaches Food Studies courses at the School of Nutrition and at The Chang School's Certificate in Food Security. She is passionate about learning and teaching and is looking forward to meeting you in this virtual session.
DATE: Wednesday, June 1st, 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: via Zoom
Please RSVP by May 30, 2022.
Register for workshop
TALO - Teaching Adult Learners Online
As part of our commitment to offering high-quality learning and teaching experiences, we continuously strive to support our CECLs in their teaching. As such, The Chang School offers Teaching Adult Learners Online – a professional development course that is anchored in research and expertise gained through many years of experience designing and providing digital education at Ryerson University. TALO provides participants with the opportunity to advance their skills in online pedagogy, effective use of technology and course management practices. TALO’s highly interactive online modules are designed to create opportunities for CECLs to immerse themselves in learning experiences as both student and instructor, and to experiment with tools and learning strategies while being supported by seasoned online facilitators, technical staff, and peers.
Upon successful completion of the required work, participants will receive a Recognition of Completion Award from The Chang School.
Duration: 4 weeks
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
There are four interactive and highly engaging learning modules:
• Module 1: Online Teaching and Learning Experience
• Module 2: Assessment in Online Environments
• Module 3: Designing and Developing Online Learning Content for Engagment
• Module 4: Facilitating an Effective Online Learning Experience
Do you have a professional development topic that you would like us to feature? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.