Teaching Academy

This two semester course will be offered in the form of a monthly face to face meeting plus online activity over a period of 6 months (October-December, January-March). We are seeking EDC (Educational Developers’ Caucus) accreditation for the course to ensure it meets the highest standards of rigour.

Using a hands-on and participant-centred, reflective, activity based approach; participants will investigate the theory and practice of teaching in a Canadian University context. This course is free of charge to anyone who is a Course Director at York University.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Participants will:

  • Take a scholarly approach to teaching
  • Produce artifacts for the course assessment which may be helpful when creating a teaching dossier
  • Will join a community of York instructors to share ideas and approaches and learn from each other
  • Consolidate our approaches to teaching with an increased knowledge of PSE theories and practice

Course Topics Include:

  • Teaching Philosophies and the Changing Currents in the Postsecondary Provincial Context
  • Student-Centred Learning
  • Course Design with a particular focus on Constructive Alignment, Universal Design for Learning, and Backward Design
  • Assessment of Student Learning and Feedback
  • Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Threshold Concepts, and Signature Pedagogies
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • The final assessment for this course will be the completion and submission of an online Portfolio.

Session Dates:

  • October 5, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • January 11, 2018
  • February 8, 2018
  • March 8, 2018

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building  DB 1014

Please follow this link to apply to the Teaching Academy.

For further information or inquiries about the Teaching Academy, please contact Dr. Celia Popovic at cpopovic@yorku.ca.