Mandatory Courses for Faculty

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These four online credit courses count towards micro-credentials and a certificate in post-secondary teaching

As you work and teach at Conestoga, you require an opportunity to learn more about the expectations, processes, services, policies and procedures that will guide your teaching work. This online micro-credential provides opportunities to engage with colleagues as you learn about Conestoga, our Learning Management System (LMS), and what is expected as you teach and assess in our active, outcomes-based courses. Each of these credits counts towards a Certificate in Post-Secondary Teaching.

Part-time faculty are paid $20/hour for six hours per course if they receive a passing grade in the course and complete all expected course work prior to the course end date or any granted extension. Within two months, you will receive a separate employment contract to sign.”

Please note: We’re providing information also available on Conestoga’s Continuing Education website for March 2021. For further offerings, please visit the micro-credential’s official page. If you have questions on the courses you should be taking, please contact teachingandlearning@conestogac.on.ca.


Teaching and Services at Conestoga (EDEV0670)

This course ensures familiarity with the teaching expectations of the college, and associated policies and procedures. As well, participants learn about the services available to support them and their students. This course replaces “Teaching at Conestoga (PDEV0425) and “Conestoga Services to Support Faculty and Student Success (PDEV0262).” Concepts previously explored in “Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom (PDEV0738)” will be woven throughout.

Course Date Range (14 days)Synchronous Class Days/TimesSection Number
Sun., June 27 to Sun., July 11Tues., June 29 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tues., July 6 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
EDEV0670 – Section 8
Sun., July 18 to Sun., Aug. 1Wed., July 21 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wed., July 28 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
EDEV0670 – Section 4
Sun., Aug. 15 to Sun., Aug. 29Mon, Aug. 16 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Mon, Aug. 23 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
EDEV0670 – Section 6

Active Learning Leading to Assessment to Conestoga (EDEV0650)

This course explores the practice of active learning in the post-secondary classroom and its impact on assessment of learning. Participants review the “Evaluation of Student Learning Policy and Procedure,” and discuss ways of supporting students through authentic, valid and reliable opportunities to demonstrate their learning of the course outcomes. This course replaces “Assessment (PDEV0442) and “Creating a Positive Learning Environment (PDEV0935). Concepts previously explored in “Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Classroom (PDEV0738) will be woven throughout.

Course Date Range (14 days)Synchronous Class Days/TimesSection Number
Sun., June 13 to Sun., June 27Wed., June 16 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wed., June 23 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
EDEV0650 – Section 2
Sun., July 18 to Sun., Aug. 1Tues., July 20 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tues., July 27 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
EDEV0650 – Section 4
Sun., Aug 8 to Sun., Aug 22Wed., Aug 11 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 18 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
EDEV0650 – Section 5

Understanding Outcomes-Based Curriculum (EDEV0640)

This course builds participants’ knowledge of outcomes-based education. Participants practice interpreting the outcomes of a course and apply concepts of curriculum alignment.

Course Date Range (14 days)Synchronous Class Days/TimesSection Number
Sun., June 6 to Sun., June 20Tue., June 8 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.EDEV0640 – Section 2
Sun., June 13 to Sun., June 27Wed., June 16 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.EDEV0640 – Section 4
Sun., July 4 to Sun., July 18Thurs., July 8 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.EDEV0640 – Section 5
Sun., Aug. 15 to Sun., Aug. 29Thurs., Aug. 19 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.EDEV0640 – Section 6

Conestoga’s LMS and Technologies for Teaching (EDEV0660)

When teaching at Conestoga, all courses are set up in eConestoga (the college’s Learning Management System) and are required to have a set of essential elements. Participants learn how to set up their course and grades, and are introduced to other technologies available to support teaching. This course replaces “Providing Online Materials to Students: eConestoga and the Essential Elements (PDEV0361).”

Course Date Range (14 days)Synchronous Class Days/TimesSection Number
Sun., June 27 to Sun., July 11Wed., June 30 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wed., July 7 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
EDEV0660 – Section 3
Sun., Aug. 8 to Sun., Aug. 22Tues., Aug. 10 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 17 – 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
EDEV0660 – Section 4

Please visit the “Teaching at Conestoga” micro-credential page on Continuing Education’s website for additional dates and times.