Purpose

This certificate is awarded after the successful completion of the three components. It is designed to grow teaching skills and increase the number and quality of teaching conversations across campus. Participants will be introduced to, and become better able to make effective decisions about, the following four aspects:

  1. Teaching strategies
  2. Planning approaches
  3. Assessment ideas
  4. Reflective practice techniques

An e-portfolio will guide participants through the phases and introduce additional resources and reflective tools such as StrengthsFinder, MBTI and TPI.

Structure

Requirement 1

The following components can be completed in any order:

  • ISW (4 days, includes planning using BOPPPS and microteaching) OR Instructional Basics OR TIPS OR negotiated equivalent
  • Reflective Portfolios Course (4 sessions of 2.5 hrs, includes developing a teaching philosophy statement, evidence to collect, and how to reflect on teaching)
  • And successful completion of one of: “Introduction to Teaching Online” (completely online) OR “Introduction to Learning Technologies Series” OR “ASSET” (Health Sciences) OR negotiated equivalent

Requirement 2

Components can be done in any order. [NOTE: This is for instructors/faculty who are teaching their own course(s) concurrent with enrolment in these components.]
Components include:

  • “Transforming Teaching”
  • Course Design Institute

Requirement 3

As a capstone experience, participants conduct a mentored action research project. In this component, SoTL will be foregrounded and supported.

More info

For more information, please contact The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

 gmctl@usask.ca