Faculty workshops

Teaching and Learning offers workshops to help faculty develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes which help ensure successful teaching. We have two programs 1) The mandatory Conestoga Faculty Orientation Program and 2) workshops and series focused on particular areas of teaching development. Individuals who complete a series will receive a recognition of learning certificate. These offerings are only available to Conestoga employees, so you must log in.

Conestoga's Faculty Orientation Program consists of six mandatory workshops which must be completed within three months of being hired. We also have many optional workshops you can choose from. View the following documents for details, choose a time from the drop-down menu, and then register.

If you need help registering, contact teachingandlearning@conestogac.on.ca

To register:

  • You must first log in to the Student Portal (opens in a new window) using your Condor ID and password. Then, return to this page.
  • In the workshop menus below, select the course code from the Register column. This will bring you back to the Student Portal.
  • In the Student Portal, select ‘Details’.
  • Choose your course by selecting ‘Add to Cart’. Once a course is added to your cart, you have 10 minutes to check out.
  • Select 'Checkout and Enroll'.
  • Update your personal data as required and select 'Save'.
  • Follow the screen prompts to complete the registration.

To view the courses you are registered for:

  • In the Student Portal, select the 'My Courses' tab and review the Professional Development Activities section.

To view your timetable and room numbers:

  • Log into the Employee Portal and select 'Timetables' from the home page.
  • Enter your Employee ID/User name.
  • Use the calendar to select the week when your workshop will occur.
  • Select 'Student'
  • Select 'Display Timetable'.
Assessment
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Thu, Dec. 10, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Assessment

Discuss expected assessment practices and develop skills needed to approach the assessment process with confidence. Learn about Conestoga’s Evaluation of Student Learning Policy which promotes consistent, fair and timely evaluation of student learning as an integral aspect of good pedagogy

PDEV0442
Section 5
Tue, Jan. 12, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Assessment

Discuss expected assessment practices and develop skills needed to approach the assessment process with confidence. Learn about Conestoga’s Evaluation of Student Learning Policy which promotes consistent, fair and timely evaluation of student learning as an integral aspect of good pedagogy.

PDEV0442
Section 1
Sat, Jan. 16, 2021
1 pm to 4 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Assessment

Discuss expected assessment practices and develop skills needed to approach the assessment process with confidence. Learn about Conestoga’s Evaluation of Student Learning Policy which promotes consistent, fair and timely evaluation of student learning as an integral aspect of good pedagogy.

PDEV0442
Section 2
Cultural Diversity
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Fri, Nov. 27, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom: What to Expect and How to Shine

This workshop will examine some circumstances you might expect when new to teaching within extensive diversity and provide a framework and practical strategies for success. We will demonstrate active learning and classroom management strategies that address behavioral, cognitive and affective differences in educational and cultural classroom practices and give suggestions for enhancing attendance, punctuality, participation, engagement, independence, mutual comprehension and attention.

PDEV0738
Section 3
Thu, Dec. 17, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom: How to Expect and How to Shine

This workshop will examine some circumstances you might expect when new to teaching within extensive diversity and provide a framework and practical strategies for success.

PDEV0738
Section 4
Sat, Jan. 09, 2021
1 pm to 4 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom: How to Expect and How to Shine

This workshop will examine some circumstances you might expect when new to teaching within extensive diversity and provide a framework and practical strategies for success.

PDEV0738
Section 2
Wed, Jan. 13, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom: How to Expect and How to Shine

This workshop will examine some circumstances you might expect when new to teaching within extensive diversity and provide a framework and practical strategies for success.

PDEV0738
Section 1
Learning Environment
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Wed, Dec. 16, 2020
1 pm to 4 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Learn about the diversity of our student population and explore strategies for creating a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment. Incorporate active learning opportunities and proactive classroom management into your lesson planning.

PDEV0935
Section 4
Sat, Jan. 23, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Learn about the diversity of our student population and explore strategies for creating a safe, inclusive and positive learning environment. Incorporate active learning opportunities and proactive classroom management into your lesson planning.

PDEV0935
Section 2
Online Materials
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Wed, Dec. 09, 2020
1 pm to 4 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements

Learn how to set up your course in eConestoga so that it meets the required Essential Elements. The Essential Elements provide access to course handouts, videos, readings, presentations, assignment information and grades. Create a learning environment that meets accessibility requirements.

PDEV0361
Section 4
Wed, Dec. 16, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements

In this session, designed specifically for new faculty orientation, you will learn how to set up your course in eConestoga so that it meets the required Essential Elements. The Essential Elements outline a structure that makes it easy for you to provide students access to course handouts, videos, readings, presentations, assignment information and grades. By setting up your course shells according to the Essential Elements, and ensuring all materials are accessible, you will create a learning environment that meets accessibility requirements and provides some consistency to help students become comfortable within eConestoga. This will be a hands-on session in a computer lab so please be sure that you have accepted your contract and can log in prior to the start time of the session.

PDEV0361
Section 5
Wed, Jan. 06, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements

Learn how to set up your course in eConestoga so that it meets the required Essential Elements. The Essential Elements provide access to course handouts, videos, readings, presentations, assignment information and grades. Create a learning environment that meets accessibility requirements

PDEV0361
Section 1
Tue, Jan. 12, 2021
1 pm to 4 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements

Learn how to set up your course in eConestoga so that it meets the required Essential Elements. The Essential Elements provide access to course handouts, videos, readings, presentations, assignment information and grades. Create a learning environment that meets accessibility requirements

PDEV0361
Section 2
Sat, Jan. 16, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements

Learn how to set up your course in eConestoga so that it meets the required Essential Elements. The Essential Elements provide access to course handouts, videos, readings, presentations, assignment information and grades. Create a learning environment that meets accessibility requirements

PDEV0361
Section 3
Support Success
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Tue, Dec. 15, 2020
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Conestoga Services to Support Faculty and Student Success

This is a two-part workshop. In order to obtain credit for the workshop, you will participate in Conestoga 101 in its entirety and send a completed case study to teachingandlearning@conestogac.on.ca. This will
ensure you know enough about services available to students to refer them. You will then attend a 1.5 hour, in-person session about supports for faculty.

PDEV0262
Section 4
Thu, Jan. 14, 2021
11 am to 12:30 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Conestoga Services to Support Faculty and Student Success

This is a two-part workshop. In order to obtain credit for the workshop, you will participate in Conestoga 101 in its entirety and send a completed case study to teachingandlearning@conestogac.on.ca. This will
ensure you know enough about services available to students to refer them. You will then attend a 1.5 hour, in-person session about supports for faculty.

PDEV0262
Section 1
Sat, Jan. 23, 2021
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Conestoga Services to Support Faculty and Student Success

This is a two-part workshop. In order to obtain credit for the workshop, you will participate in Conestoga 101 in its entirety and send a completed case study to teachingandlearning@conestogac.on.ca. This will
ensure you know enough about services available to students to refer them. You will then attend a 1.5 hour, in-person session about supports for faculty.

PDEV0262
Section 2
Teaching at Conestoga
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Wed, Dec. 09, 2020
9:30 am to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching at Conestoga

Review Conestoga’s expectations of faculty members and the importance of program design, program learning outcomes, course outlines, the Instructional Plan, and accessible education materials and delivery. Discuss the Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) and Observation of Teaching Form. Meet the Faculty Union and learn about copyright and how to file academic offences.

PDEV0425
Section 4
Tue, Dec. 15, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching at Conestoga

Review Conestoga’s expectations of faculty members and the importance of program design, program learning outcomes, course outlines, the Instructional Plan, and accessible education materials and delivery. Discuss the Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) and Observation of Teaching Form. Meet the Faculty Union and learn about copyright and how to file academic offences.

PDEV0425
Section 5
Wed, Jan. 06, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching at Conestoga

Review Conestoga’s expectations of faculty members and the importance of program design, program learning outcomes, course outlines, the Instructional Plan, and accessible education materials and delivery. Discuss the Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) and Observation of Teaching Form. Meet the Faculty Union and learn about copyright and how to file academic offences.

PDEV0425
Section 1
Sat, Jan. 09, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching at Conestoga

Review Conestoga’s expectations of faculty members and the importance of program design, program learning outcomes, course outlines, the Instructional Plan, and accessible education materials and delivery. Discuss the Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) and Observation of Teaching Form. Meet the Faculty Union and learn about copyright and how to file academic offences.

PDEV0425
Section 3
Tue, Jan. 19, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Virtual: Off-Campus
Zoom
Teaching at Conestoga

Review Conestoga’s expectations of faculty members and the importance of program design, program learning outcomes, course outlines, the Instructional Plan, and accessible education materials and delivery. Discuss the Student Appraisal of Teaching (SAT) and Observation of Teaching Form. Meet the Faculty Union and learn about copyright and how to file academic offences.

PDEV0425
Section 2
Assessing Student Learning in a Remote Environment
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Tue, Dec. 01, 2020
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Writing or Adapting Multiple Choice (MC) Questions for the Diverse Classroom

Please join us to examine reasons why students often can’t respond to an MC question, not due to knowledge or skills, but due to a) the formulation of the stem/question and response choices, b) the test set up, or c) their mental state. This hands on workshop will have you re-writing samples and extracting principles to apply to your MC test question and test set up creation.

PDEV0928
Section 1
Thu, Dec. 10, 2020
1 pm to 2:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Writing or Adapting Multiple Choice (MC) Questions for the Diverse Classroom –

Please join us to examine reasons why students often can’t respond to an MC question, not due to knowledge or skills, but due to a) the formulation of the stem/question and response choices, b) the test set up, or c) their mental state. This hands on workshop will have you re-writing samples and extracting principles to apply to your MC test question and test set up creation.

PDEV0928
Section 2
Fri, Dec. 18, 2020
10 am to 11:30 am
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Writing or Adapting Multiple Choice (MC) Questions for the Diverse Classroom

Please join us to examine reasons why students often can’t respond to an MC question, not due to knowledge or skills, but due to a) the formulation of the stem/question and response choices, b) the test set up, or c) their mental state. This hands on workshop will have you re-writing samples and extracting principles to apply to your MC test question and test set up creation.

PDEV0928
Section 3
Wed, Jan. 06, 2021
10 am to 11:30 am
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Writing or Adapting Multiple Choice (MC) Questions for the Diverse Classroom

Please join us to examine reasons why students often can’t respond to an MC question, not due to knowledge or skills, but due to a) the formulation of the stem/question and response choices, b) the test set up, or c) their mental state. This hands on workshop will have you re-writing samples and extracting principles to apply to your MC test question and test set up creation.

PDEV0928
Section 1
Tue, Jan. 12, 2021
4 pm to 5:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Writing or Adapting Multiple Choice (MC) Questions for the Diverse Classroom

Please join us to examine reasons why students often can’t respond to an MC question, not due to knowledge or skills, but due to a) the formulation of the stem/question and response choices, b) the test set up, or c) their mental state. This hands on workshop will have you re-writing samples and extracting principles to apply to your MC test question and test set up creation.

PDEV0928
Section 2
Zoom for Teaching
Start Date/Time Location Title/Description Register
Wed, Dec. 02, 2020
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Using Zoom Tools for a Synchronous Class Meeting

If you are familiar with the basic tools and features of Zoom, join this session to learn about and discuss some ways Zoom can be used when you meet your students for a class session.

PDEV0864
Section 10
Tue, Dec. 08, 2020
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Using Zoom Tools for a Synchronous Class Meeting

If you are familiar with the basic tools and features of Zoom, join this session to learn about and discuss some ways Zoom can be used when you meet your students for a class session.

PDEV0864
Section 11
Thu, Dec. 17, 2020
5:30 pm to 7 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Using Zoom Tools for a Synchronous Class Meeting

If you are familiar with the basic tools and features of Zoom, join this session to learn about and discuss some ways Zoom can be used when you meet your students for a class session.

PDEV0864
Section 9
Thu, Jan. 07, 2021
5:30 pm to 7 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Using Zoom Tools for a Synchronous Class Meeting

If you are familiar with the basic tools and features of Zoom, join this session to learn about and discuss some ways Zoom can be used when you meet your students for a class session.

PDEV0864
Section 1
Wed, Jan. 13, 2021
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Using Zoom Tools for a Synchronous Class Meeting

If you are familiar with the basic tools and features of Zoom, join this session to learn about and discuss some ways Zoom can be used when you meet your students for a class session.

PDEV0864
Section 2
Mon, Jan. 18, 2021
3 pm to 4:30 pm
Virtual: (Off-Campus)
Zoom
Using Zoom Tools for a Synchronous Class Meeting

If you are familiar with the basic tools and features of Zoom, join this session to learn about and discuss some ways Zoom can be used when you meet your students for a class session.

PDEV0864
Section 3

A certificate is available for those who successfully complete a workshop series.

Apply for a Recognition of Learning certificate.