SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE
- March 13, 2020
- April 17, 2020
- May 8, 2020
- May 22, 2020
All Classes meet on Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Room 239 at Old Dominion University’s Regional Higher Education Center in Virginia Beach. The cost of the Certificate on College Teaching program is $200.00.
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About the Certificate on College Teaching
The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (VTC) offers the Certificate on College Teaching program to graduate students, part-time faculty and full-time faculty who want to learn more about teaching at the college level or improve their teaching skills. Participants obtain the Certificate on College Teaching by attending a series of four 5-hour workshops dealing with important aspects of college teaching.
Preparation for the classroom involves more than a solid base of knowledge in a discipline; it requires a systematic inquiry into the pedagogies and processes that facilitate learning. VTC’s certificate program is grounded in the latest educational research of best practices in college teaching and is designed to enhance the teaching and learning experiences for faculty and students at any institution. The course provides participating faculty members with basic pedagogical techniques to assume teaching duties and will be more productive in developing their research programs.
How to Become Certified
Attend and complete these sessions:
|Teaching and Learning Styles||Examine the various teaching styles and their impact on students. This session includes assessment of teaching and learning styles and methodologies to determine these styles.|
|Testing and Grading||Learn basic testing techniques, types of test questions and ways to determine if the teacher-prepared tests are valid. Participants will also evaluate tests and learn how to improve test questions.|
|Lecturing and Questioning Skills||Learn various lecturing techniques, evaluate lectures that utilize these techniques and ask questions.|
|Student-Centered Learning||Learn various methods to increase student participation and enhance student responsibility for his/her own learning. This workshop also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of student-centered learning.|
|Helping Students Retain Classroom Material||Learn how to increase student retention of material through the use of advance organization, focused questions, clear objectives, etc., in a way that will allow the participant to apply techniques in their own classroom.|
|The Use of Technology in Teaching||Examine the most current trends in technology use in the college classroom. This workshop also analyzes the effectiveness of various methodologies in practice.|
|Capstone Course||This session will cover various other issues in college teaching that aid the pedagogical effort.|
Faculty: Dr. Lawrence G. Dotolo, President of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education
Materials will be provided.
How to Enroll
Please complete the form below to enroll in the Spring 2020 Certificate in College Teaching program. If you have any questions, please contact the VTC Office at 757.683.3183 or via email.