In-Service Teacher Training - Module Information
In-Service Teacher Training

MODULE I - IS 150

Learning Theories and Baseline Assessments

Teaching skills, as well as motivational, interpersonal and intellectual skills, will enhance classroom effectiveness. In this 25-hour module, the various learning theories will be presented including their use in teaching adult students. You will also be introduced to the major elements and principles to be studied in the following modules within the program. A major assignment for this module includes the completion of a baseline assessment of your teaching effectiveness.

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Describe a variety of learning theories and their use when teaching adults
  • Discuss the mandate of the community colleges in Ontario
  • Prepare an assessment of their role effectiveness with students/clients

MODULE II - IS 250

Advanced Learning Strategies

This 36-hour module is the theoretical foundation of the program. It includes a number of exercises designed to help you recognize the diverse student learning needs that you may encounter. You will learn how to assess your teaching style, as well as the learning styles of your students/clients. You will also examine interpersonal relations, student motivation and students with special needs.

By the time you have finished this module, you will have had hands-on opportunities to identify, select, implement, and evaluate learning strategies that you feel are most appropriate for your particular teaching situation. Since this module is the "foundation" for the program, we strongly suggest that you complete it after Module 1.

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Develop more effective working relationships with students/clients
  • Stimulate the students/clients' motivation to learn
  • Implement methods of identifying learning styles
  • Adapt teaching styles to various learning modalities
  • Describe ways to assist students with special needs

MODULE III - IS 350

Instructional Educational Planning

This 24-hour module addresses a number of issues that must be considered for planning subjects, programs and or curriculum. What will the student learn? How, when and where will it be learned. How will learning happen? You will examine the impact planning has on the quality of your students' learning experience and learn methodologies which will assist you in developing better teaching experiences for your learners.

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the needs of your learners in terms of their experience, learning styles, interests and knowledge base
  • Analyze the effectiveness of a course outlines
  • Discuss learning styles as an aspect of the planning process
  • Analyze the learning environment for its impact on learners
  • Assess learning resources for suitability and readability
  • Discuss evaluation methods as an aspect of the planning process

MODULE IV - IS 450

Advanced Instructional Delivery

In this 24-hour module, you will review, select, and implement a number of teaching techniques and instructional aids appropriate to your teaching situation. You will also examine strategies to create a learning environment, both physical and emotional, for students to promote success

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of appropriate teaching techniques
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of appropriate instructional aids to augment teaching
  • Create and maintain a learning environment that will promote success
  • Assess the suitability of a variety of approaches to the curricula that you teach

MODULE V - IS 550

Advanced Instructional Evaluation

In this 24-hour module you will examine advanced methods for evaluating student performance and teaching effectiveness.

You will explore ways to create and maintain a positive atmosphere for the evaluation of student performance. Grading, and its significance both in your subject as well as in the institution, will be discussed. You will also examine ways in which you can evaluate, formatively and summatively, the performance of your students.

A major assignment for this module will be to create a plan for regular ongoing evaluation of both your curriculum or program and your own professional growth.

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Create a positive atmosphere for evaluation of student performance
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of appropriate instruments to evaluate, formatively and summatively, student/client performance
  • Create a plan for regular ongoing evaluation of curriculum
  • Create a plan for regular ongoing evaluation of performance in their teaching situation

MODULE VI - IS 650

Content Update and Integration

The focus for this final module will be on professional renewal. Through a variety of experiential options, you will have the opportunity to integrate new teaching skills and enhanced content knowledge into your current teaching. This 54-hour module is compulsory for all participants. It is an integral part of this program since it provides you with an opportunity to update your skills and knowledge in your content area.

In the first 30 hours of this module, you will complete an update in your content area. A major assignment for this portion of the module will be to develop a learning contract that sets out the planning of your content update. This could involve course attendance (university or college), industry placement, literature review, or any suitable content upgrading proposal.

In the final 24 hours of this module, you will develop up-to-date lesson plans. They will incorporate the elements of design acquired from previous modules as well as the current content derived from the first part of this module.

At the completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  • Develop a personalized learning contract
  • Implement a learning contract that reflects a plan for professional renewal
  • Develop new lesson plans for a current course of study reflecting current strategies and theories for effective teaching and learning

Questions?
Call:
Tina Demers,
Continuing Education Officer
519-972-2727 ext. 2798

Toll-Free:
1-888-643-3360
inservice@stclaircollege.ca


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