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Interested in professional development but don’t have time for a 50-minute workshop?  Each week, CAPE specialists will blog about topics of interest in the field of education or share links, tips and/or strategies that you may find helpful and interesting.  These entries are designed to provide you with professional development in as little as 10 minutes! Check out the topics that have already been posted and subscribe today to stay up-to-date. Visit CAPE@VC today!

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Professional Development

Calendar: Upcoming Workshops and Calendar 

Requests: Please use the CAPE Workshop Request Form (SurveyMonkey online form) to request future professional development.

Workshops: Professional development is designed to advance an individual’s skills or expertise to enhance one’s career. CAPE offers a variety of professional development opportunities (i.e. workshops, tutorials, webinars, etc.). These opportunities develop knowledge and skills in a variety of areas such as accessibility, curriculum and instruction design, document and media design, and instructional technology. These opportunities are designed for both faculty and staff.

Series: A series may be offered to provide extended development in a particular area. These workshops or tutorials are designed as several individual sessions that build upon one another. To get the most benefit from the series, it is best to complete the series. 

Interest Groups: Professional Development Interest Groups (PDIGs) are designed to allow a group of faculty or staff to explore a topic of common interest. This may be a book, a series of articles based around a common topic/theme, or anything that interests the group. Each group will have at least one facilitator. The group will meet at mutually agreed upon days and times once everyone who is interested has a chance to register. The groups will meet as often or as little as deemed necessary by the facilitator.

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Academies of Learning

Academies of Learning are designed and facilitated by CAPE specialists to provide in-depth professional development in specific areas of interest or focus. These Academies of Learning are semester length workshops in which the participants explore the topic with the intended goal of redesigning their current teaching methods or practices. Some Academies may offer a stipend to participants.

New Faculty Academy: This Academy is designed for new faculty and will provide support throughout the first semester of teaching. This community of practice will focus on new faculty needs, best practices for instruction, and acclimating to the Victoria College culture.

SEAL Academy: This Academy is designed to help faculty transform a course and fully implement active learning strategies. Participants must complete an application process to be selected for this Academy. For more details on SEAL, visit VC's SEAL Academy page!

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CAPE specialists are available for individual and departmental consultations.

  • Curriculum & Instruction: Dr. Deb Butler - Curriculum & Instruction Design Specialist II
  • Instructional Technology: Alex Suchon - Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Instructional Media: Steve Holsonback - Instructional Media Specialist
  • Accessibility - Web & Electronic Instructional Materials: Liz Prickett - Alternative Media Specialist

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