Teaching Development

Teaching Certificates

“Jason put all his abilities into making the class excellent and ensuring those in attendance had the resources and materials they need to succeed.” – Trent University Student (2015)

I have earned several certificates to improve my teaching skills, to meet student needs, and to better understand the evolving nature of higher education. To obtain these credentials, I attended workshops on course design (assessment, learning outcomes, learning activities), online learning (conferencing tools, multimedia, learning management systems), and teacher-student relationships (conflict resolution, student development theory, mental health issues).

  • Instructional Skills Workshop Certificate, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Western Ontario [in progress].
  • Course Design Fundamentals Program, Educational Development Centre, Carleton University [in progress].
  • Student Support Certificate, Office of Student Affairs, Trent University, 2014.
  • TA Program in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Certificate, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University, 2013.

Professional Development

“[H]e puts a lot [of] effort, time and energy into his teaching.” – Trent University Student (2014)

I have attended several conferences, workshops, lectures, and webinars on teaching, libraries, and information literacy. These opportunities for professional development have allowed me to explore subjects such as experiential learning, citation management tools, accessibility issues, and working with Indigenous students.

Conferences
  • 2019    Digital Pedagogy Institute Conference, University of Waterloo
  • 2019    Teaching with Technology Conference, University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    Spring Perspectives on Teaching Conference, University of Western Ontario
Workshops
  • 2020    “Leadership in Wellness: A Strengths-Based Approach,” Centre for Teaching and Learning,” University of Western Ontario
  • 2020    “Copyright Online,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Introduction to Collaborative Indigenous Learning Bundles,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Designing Learning Experiences from Scratch,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Experiential Learning… Online? Designing Experiential Learning Activities for the Online Classroom,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Assessment Fundamentals,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Learning Outcome: Blueprints for Course Design,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Designing Online Learning Experiences,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Accessibility and Inclusive Design,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Learning Effectively with Multimedia,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “cuLearn Assignments, Rubrics, and Feedback,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “cuLearn Quizzes,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “To Cheat, or Not to Cheat – That Is Not the Question: Preventing Plagiarism through Design,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Incorporating Effective Online Activities and Communication Strategies into your Course,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2019    “Creating Authentic Spaces on Western Campus,” 519 Education and Training Team, University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    “Law Reference Essentials Series: Secondary Law Sources,” University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    “Music Library Reference Help,” University of Western Ontario
  • 2014    “Understanding Mental Health,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Supporting Issues of Multi-Faith,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “safeTalk: Suicide Alertness for Everyone,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Supporting International Students,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Conflict Resolution with Students,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Valuing Diversity,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Student Development Theory,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Referrals and Resources 101,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2014    “Effective One-on-One Communication with Students,” Office of Student Affairs, Trent University
  • 2013    “Assessing Assessment: How Do We Rate?,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “Course Closures: Ending Class with Class,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “Cultural Sensitivity: Working with International Students,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “Active Learning: How to Keep Your Students Engaged,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “TA Orientation: Roles and Responsibilities,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “Your Classroom, Your Students, Your Role and You: Reflective Practice for TAs,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
  • 2013    “Assessing Seminar Participation,” Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, Brock University
Lectures
  • 2019    David Lammy, “How Can Universities Contribute to Acceptance and Inclusivity in Challenging Times?,” Times Higher Education, Teaching Excellence Summit, University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    David Helfand, “Frontiers of Science: Equipping All Students with Scientific Habits of Mind,” Teaching Excellence Invited Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    Peter Felten, “How Do We Engage Students as Partners in Teaching and Learning?,” Teaching Excellence Invited Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    Kevin Lamoureux, “Healing the Wound with the Weapons: Post-Secondary Education and Reconciliation,” Teaching Excellence Invited Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario
  • 2019    Jacqueline Ottmann, “Reconciliation within Post-Secondary Institutions: An Indigenous Woman’s Leadership Experience,” Teaching Excellence Invited Speaker Series, University of Western Ontario
Webinars
  • 2020    “Zoom – Online Training Session,” Educational Development Centre, Carleton University
  • 2020    “Web Conferencing Tool: BigBlueButton,” Teaching and Learning Services, Carleton University
  • 2020    “How to Engage Online Learners in Authentic Assessment,” Contact North: Online Learning
  • 2020    “How to Design the Learning to Make the Most of This Type of Delivery and Go Beyond the Simple Digitalization of the Traditional Classroom,” Contact North: Online Learning
  • 2020    “How to Make Your Course Interactive and Engaging,” Contact North: Online Learning
  • 2020    “How to Move Your Course Online Quickly and Effectively,” Contact North: Online Learning
  • 2019    “PubMed for Librarians: Introduction,” National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • 2019    “Creating Escape Room Programs and Other Immersive Experiences in Libraries,” American Library Association
  • 2019    “Choosing the Right Citation Management Tool for Your Users,” Ontario Health Libraries Association

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