The College of the Canyons Institute of Teaching and Learning is an organization for the promotion and implementation of a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers.  The Institute is responsible for recruiting and training experienced teachers who have the ability to share their skills with others.  Through these facilitators and trainers the program offers a collection of course-length workshops, including a 54-hour Skilled Teacher Certificate, and programs that promote the improvement of teaching.  The Institute follows a Mission Statement focused on the promotion of a culture of teaching excellence and is led by a Steering Committee of eight teachers and administrators.