Learning and Teaching
Program Review and Renewal Process
As part of Okanagan College’s mission, vision and values, the Program Review and Renewal process plays a pivotal role in each of these key areas. The Program Review and Renewal process is intended to ensure that the knowledge, experiential learning, and training students obtain in their program will position them to excel in the workplace, succeed in further education, and become lifelong learners.
Read more about the program review and renewal process here.
The program and course curriculum are foundational to quality programming. Curriculum renewal is a process to examine currency of content and learning outcomes as they relate to the subject or discipline. Learning and Applied Research support faculty and instructors individually or in groups in examining core content and strategies for updating curriculum.
Renewal discussions, exploration and reflection are intended to support faculty and instructors in examining curriculum based on curriculum design principles and development.
Learning and Applied Research is able to assist you in a variety of ways, such as:
- Curriculum Mapping
- One-on-one Consultation
- Focus Groups
- Program Review and Renewal
- New course development
Remote Delivery Workshops
Dates: July 6-17, 2020
Location: Blackboard Collaborate, all campuses
LevelsL There are three levels of workshops available to meet the needs of OC instructors, including Emerging, Evolving and Mastery.
Sessions for emerging instructors and faculty will provide a general overview and introduction to tools and approaches, allowing time to respond to questions, evaluate examples and participate in guided practice.
Evolving sessions will involve more in-depth focus into topics while facilitating dialogue on successful practices and challenges amongst participants.
Mastering sessions are intended as collaborative engagements where participants share practices and problem solve while exploring and piloting new tools and approaches.
Planting of the Seeds
September 1 and 2, 2020 - 8:45am - 3:45pm (date to be confirmed due to COVID-19)
Okanagan College - Kelowna Campus
Who Should Attend?
New instructors or faculty at Okanagan College. You will be introduced to teaching and learning techniques that will support your curriculum content and student learning outcomes, and that will contribute to student success.
Are you a returning instructor or faculty at Okanagan College?
Join your colleagues to explore new ways of incorporating interactive, experiential learning into your teaching strategies for successful learning outcomes.
- Learner Centred Principles and Practices
- Interactive Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Lesson Planning
- Examining Learning Outcomes, Rubrics, and Assessment Strategies
- Introduction to Moodle: Creating your Course Page and One-to-One Supports
Provincial Instructor Diploma Program
Courses in this program are offered at OC from time to time and there are other options available (DE offerings, other locations, etc.) so please check the School of Instructor Education here for details. Options are available as well to take the various PIDP courses online with start-ups throughout the year. To view the entire schedule for specific PIDP courses, click here and select each course required.
Individuals who complete the Okanagan College Institute for Learning and Teaching’s Learner-Centred Instructor Certificate (LCIC) are awarded credit for two of the required PIDP courses: PIDP 3220 Delivery of Instruction, and either PIDP 3250 Instructional Strategy or PIDP 3260 Professional Practice, with the choice of the last two courses at the discretion of the individual involved. All three courses are required in the PIDP program.
Learning and Applied Research Program Advisory Committee
LTAC as of March 2019