Want to teach online for Delgado Community College? Jumpstart your career by learning the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS)
Canvas hosts guides for instructors in their Canvas Community site. The video guides for instructors are near the bottom of the video guides page. You can even get your own account to start creating courses while you learn. If you already are a Delgado instructor you should already have a Canvas sandbox course site to explore while you learn.
Teaching and Learning Series
The T&L series consists of four theory-based courses that present best teaching practices. The courses are delivery neutral; they are designed for instructors of face-to-face, online, and hybrid class formats. The focus of T&L is to help you adopt teaching processes that will make your class delivery and management effective and efficient. The eProfessor program consists of two courses that focus on developing your course for hybrid and online delivery. Successful completion of this series will certify you to teach online. Successful evaluation of the online course you create or update during the final two courses in the series will certify your course for online delivery. The final two courses in the series use a rubric that you may use as a reference for developing other courses and for self-check of your delivery performance. The T & L series is a pre-requisite for the eProfessor certification program. To learn more, go to http://goo.gl/jwgFTQ and click on the Teach Learn icon.
Teaching @ Delgado is now part of the Teaching & Learning Series
(Focus on the Classroom)
Hybrid. Begins in August after Fall Convocation and ends during the following Spring semester. Topics related to the “what” of teaching and learning” and include: what it means to teach at Delgado Community College, instructor resources and support, and an overview of what the best instructors practice; professional goal setting; portfolio management; this course includes at least one instructor classroom observation. Evaluation for a faculty member in the first year of employment will be based primarily upon documentation that the faculty member has, with the help of a mentor, attended to the art of classroom instruction, materials preparation, and instructional management.
Teaching and Learning Theory & Practice Program: The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is now part of the Teaching & Learning Series
(Focus on the Classroom and the Community College)
Hybrid. Begins in August after Fall Convocation and ends during the following Spring semester. Topics related to the “why of teaching and learning”; this course focuses on the research of teaching and learning; it is designed as a theory to practice course; this course includes at least one instructor classroom observation. Evaluation for a faculty member in the second year of employment will be based primarily upon documentation that the faculty member has attended to the art of teaching and learning within the community college environment and to service to the College (especially at the departmental level) through committees and/or special assignments.
Master Teaching Courses
(Focus on the Classroom, College, and Discipline/Content)
2-year+ experience; full-time or part-time faculty are encouraged to participate in selected courses from the “Master Teacher” list as they are offered throughout the academic year; upper-level course that requires some background in learning-centered principles and familiarity with using the LMS environment. Evaluation for a faculty member in the third year of employment will be based primarily upon documentation that the faculty member has attended to the improvement of instruction, to service to the College, and to professional development either within the discipline or within the art of teaching. Topics will vary each year.
e-Professor Certification is now part of the Teaching & Learning Series
An intensive professional development program for strengthening capabilities in online teaching and instructional design. The program includes 45 hours of training in an 8-9 week online course developed and facilitated by Delgado faculty. A capstone project requires that participants follow the Delgado Best Practices rubric to audit and re-design their course. An internal peer review of the course is conducted. If the course meets the standards, the course is considered M.A.S.T.eR certified. Kudos for our faculty who have completed our certified online instructor programs. From 2006-2011 we conducted QM training for our faculty. During 2011 and 2012, we implemented the Teaching & Learning @ Delgado First Year teaching requirement and the Year 2 Teaching & Learning Theory & Practice Program. In 2013, we introduced the e-Professor online instructor certification program. It was an natural evolution from QM to include the Blackboard Exemplary Course Rubric.
In Fall 2015, we again took our training to a new level. Using the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Quality Scorecard (QSC), we created the 6-course Teaching & Learning Series. The first four courses in the series, courses A-D, prepare instructors for all course delivery modes from fully Face-to-face (F2F) to fully online. The core 4 comprise the Teaching & Learning @ Delgado, Year 1 course. In addition, while participating in the first course courses (A-D), faculty may complete additional theory into practice activities and assessments to earn badges. Earning two badges meets the requirements of the year 2, Teaching & Learning Theory & Practice Program. The core 4:
The last two courses in the series, courses E & F form the online certification program. During this 2-course capstone, faculty will complete an online course and submit it for review. Successful completion of the 6-course T & L Series earns the faculty member the distinction of being certified to teach online. Each successful course submission, earns the course the distinction of certified online master course. Certifications are valid for up to 5 years from award. Faculty are encouraged to not make major course design changes without meeting with an instructional designer in the DLIT division in order that the course continue to be certified.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) - This program has concluded
Hybrid: F2F/Webinar & online. The focus is on what UDL is. How does it apply to today’s learners? Hands-on projects to integrate UDL in your course(s). September 18, 2014 to April 20, 2015. CP-10, Room 129. Facilitated by Laura Stazio, LSU, Louisiana and Molly Boyle, UMASS, Boston. Stipend available,