Professional Development for Chang School Continuing Education Contract Lecturers

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 the adult learner and to online learning. Under the leadership of our Teaching Chair, the Chang School Teaching Committee works collaboratively with Ryerson’s Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) to offer workshops and events on topics related to best practices in teaching and learning.

Reminders about professional development opportunities will be sent via email to CECLs throughout each term.

EVENTS FOR 2017–2018 (This page will be updated regularly throughout each term.)

Tuning In to the Inclusive Classroom

The Chang School Teaching and Learning Committee invites Chang School CECLS to a workshop presented by Ryerson’s Interpersonal Skills Teaching Centre (ISTC).

Participants will observe and interact with actors in a live simulation using scenarios drawn from actual experience. You will have an opportunity to test out ways to handle some difficult situations. During the course of the workshop participants will:

  1. begin to identify behaviours, words, and hidden biases that contribute to the disengagement of students;
  2. challenge assumptions about course content and how its delivery may contribute to systemic marginalization, and;
  3. discuss the challenges associated with ensuring an inclusive climate in the classroom.

Teaching to the diverse student population at Ryerson University has its rewards and its challenges. At times, issues come up that are difficult to address. This interactive workshop will encourage you to “tune in” to these issues and support you in making your classroom more responsive and inclusive. “Tuning in” contributes to good teaching and better engagement of your students.

Join us in exploring ways to create a more engaging, inclusive learning experience for your students.

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location: Ryerson University
RSVP: Please RSVP by September 21, 2017.

TALO – Teaching Adult Learners Online

Online learning is becoming increasingly popular among students and CECLs here at The Chang School. As part of our commitment to offering high-quality courses and programs, we continuously strive to ensure that our CECLs have the information and support needed to create an environment that maximizes the student learning experience.

The Chang School offers Teaching Adult Learners Online - a professional development course for our faculty and CECLs that is anchored in research and expertise gained through over 15 years of experience designing and providing digital education at Ryerson University. TALO provides participants with the opportunity to advance their skills in online pedagogy, technology, and effective course management. TALO’s highly interactive, media-rich online modules are designed to create opportunities for faculty and 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.

Date: Tuesday, September, 5–Saturday, October 7, 2017
RSVP: Please RSVP by September 1, 2017.