Introduction to Teaching and Learning (ITL)

The purpose of Introduction to Teaching and Learning (ITL) at Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is to introduce new faculty to Teaching and Learning at RDP and to provide a supportive environment for discussion, self-reflection, and practice. The goal of ITL@RDP is to help new faculty prepare for teaching at RDP by giving them just in time support prior to the start of classes.

Additional information will be sent to participants upon registration. If you have any questions, please email the CTL.

Registration for the Winter 2023 session of Introduction to Teaching and Learning at Red Deer Polytechnic is now open. Please forward this email to any new faculty (probationary, sessional, or part-time) who would be interested in attending the January 2023 Session.

Please note: ITL@RDP requires a minimum of 10 participants and has a maximum enrollment of 25.

Participants must be available to participate in all sessions to complete ITL@RDP. Additional information detailing the sessions will be sent to participants upon registration, however the days and times are included below so participants have a sense of when they need to be available.

Please use this form to register for ITL@RDP

• Monday, December 19, 2022, 9:00-10:00am; 1:00-2:00pm (Recommended Blackboard sessions; see registration for additional details.)
• Monday, January 16, 2023, from 6:00pm-8:30pm
• Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 6:00pm-9:00pm
• Monday, January 23, 2023, from 6:00pm-9:00pm
• Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 6:00pm-8:30pm

Introduction to Teaching and Learning Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ITL@RDP, new faculty will be able to:

    1. Integrate self-reflective practices into their teaching
    2. Reflect on and incorporate feedback related to teaching
    3. Identify key policies at RDP (or beyond, e.g. AIT) that govern teaching and learning and integrate these into their teaching and planning processes
    4. Employ principles of Outcomes Based Curriculum Design into course planning to ensure alignment, threading, and laddering
    5. Evaluate a variety of lesson plans for their applicability to one’s teaching focus
    6. Discuss relevant evidence from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in order to create a learner-centred classroom
“I have greatly enjoyed my year of teaching at RDC. The ITL course was a great asset and I felt it contributed greatly to my success this year with the students. The lesson plan tools and the practice teaching was an eye opener. Teachers do a lot of prep work! Thank you again for performing my peer observation and I look forward to another year at RDC.”
Donna McCook
(Instructor, Medical Lab Assistant Program, School of Health Sciences Red Deer Polytechnic)


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