Professional Development and Teaching Resources

The mission of the TLSC is to promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning at RMC. To this end, we strive to support RMC faculty in their development as university instructors in a variety of ways.

Lunch and Learn

During the academic year, the TLSC hosts bi-weekly gatherings devoted to all things teaching and learning, featuring roundtable discussions and presentations by RMC faculty and staff. The Lunch and Learn meetings are intended to promote conversations about pedagogy at the College and facilitate the sharing of ideas, practices, and resources, drawing on the tremendous reservoir of skill and experience at the college. You can view a list of upcoming meetings, recordings of past L&L sessions, and associated resources on the Lunch and Learn homepage on Moodle (access required).

To suggest a topic for a future L&L session, please email us at tlsc-csea@rmc-cmr.ca.

Teaching for Learning: Principles and Practices

Teaching for Learning: Principles and Practices is a course is intended to increase awareness about useful teaching tools, resources, and best practices, and provide a platform for discussions about teaching and learning at RMC. It is comprised of 10 instructional modules, each of which combines theoretical perspectives with practical information about specific approaches, practices, and activities that instructors can use to refine their approach to teaching. The modules also provide a platform for faculty and other members of the RMC community to reflect on their own experiences and share ideas with colleagues, and are designed to evolve over time in light of these conversations. They are tailored to RMC and offered in both official languages.

RMC staff and faculty can view the modules on Moodle or complete them one at a time (one must enrol as a student to do so). Completing a module involves taking self-assessment quizzes and participating in discussion forums with peers. In some cases, participants also have the option of completing assignments and sharing their work with others.

The course modules are as follows:

  1. RMC 101
  2. Learning theory and pedagogical foundations
  3. Course planning and design
  4. Assessment
  5. Interaction, motivation, and engagement
  6. Program development
  7. Supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom
  8. Best practices for online, dual-delivery, and in-person learning
  9. Course content development
  10. Moodle 101

View the available modules on the course homepage in Moodle (access required).

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