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College of the Canyons’ Skilled Teacher Certificate program is a professional development opportunity for faculty to become familiar with current research on teaching and learning, learn new approaches and techniques to enhance student success, and practice these approaches and techniques in a learning community of fellow teachers. This program replaces the former Associate Program.

A series of professional development workshops and a teaching portfolio project completed over the course of an academic year leading to a certificate of completion. The STC is comprised of:
·       16 ninety minute onground workshops, which equal 24 hours of instruction. In addition to these onground hours, participants complete 16 hours of online classroom learning activities. Finally, participants complete a 14 hour teaching portfolio--a capstone project--, for a total of 54 hours.
·       Full-time faculty may request either 3 units towards salary advancement or Flex credit. To earn the 3 units towards salary advancement, the certificate must be completed within 1 year.
·       Adjunct instructors may receive 9 or more hours of Flex pay per semester (the exact number is subject to current AFT contracts).
·       All workshops include a significant portion of time devoted to participants applying or working with the information presented in their classrooms.
The onground module workshops will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 3:30-4:50. The identical workshop will be repeated during the same week on Friday morning from 9:30-10:50.
Participants chose to attend either workshop. If a participant is unable to attend a workshop, either on Tuesday or Friday, he or she will be require to complete an independent project equivalent to the time missed. Any participant who misses more than two workshops will not be eligible for the STC.
The module topics are as follows:
Module 1: Module 1: Community College Teaching for the Twenty-First Century: Contexts Outside the Classroom and Teaching for a Range of Students (2 workshops; 5 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 2 hours of online classroom instruction)
Module 2: Theory and Research on Learning (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Module 3: Connecting Students with Learning (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Module 4: Student Engagement and Motivation (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Module 5: Teaching with Technology (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Module 6: Best Practices of Assessment (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Module 7: Effective Classroom Management Skills and Classroom Materials (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Module 8: Best Practices of Active and Collaborative Learning (2 workshops; 4 hours credit—2 ninety minute onground meetings and 1 hour of online classroom instruction)
Capstone Project: Teaching Portfolio (14 hours)
Certificate participants are expected to attend teaching portfolio workshops and complete a teaching portfolio that will be reviewed by the CETL Steering Committee subcommittee.
 
Fall, 2015
 
Module 1 (part 1)
Tuesday, 10/20 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 10/23 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 1 (part 2)
Tuesday, 10/27 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 10/30 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 2 (part 1)
Tuesday, 11/3 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 11/6 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 2 (part 2)
Tuesday, 11/10 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 11/13 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 3 (part 1)
Tuesday, 11/17 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 11/20 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 3 (part 2)
Tuesday, 12/1 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 12/4 - 9:30-10:50
 
Spring, 2016
 
Module 4 (part 1)
Tuesday, 2/16 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 2/19 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 4 (part 2)
Tuesday, 2/23 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 2/26 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 5 (part 1)
Tuesday, 3/1 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 3/4 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 5 (part 2)
Tuesday, 3/8 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 3/11 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 6 (part 1)
Tuesday, 3/15 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 3/18 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 6 (part 2)
Tuesday, 3/22 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 3/25 - 9:30-10:50
 
 
 
 
Module 7 (part 1)
Tuesday, 3/29 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 4/1 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 7 (part 2)
Tuesday, 4/12 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 4/15 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 8 (part 1)
Tuesday, 4/19 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 4/22 - 9:30-10:50
 
Module 8 (part 2)
Tuesday, 4/26 - 3:30-4:50
Friday, 4/29 - 9:30-10:50