The purpose of Introduction to Teaching and Learning (ITL) at Red Deer College (RDC) is to introduce new faculty to Teaching and Learning at RDC and to provide a supportive environment for discussion, self-reflection, and practice. The goal of ITL@RDC is to help new faculty prepare for teaching at RDC by giving them just in time support prior to the start of classes.

Additional information will be sent to participants upon registration. If you have any questions, please email the CTL.


Introduction to Teaching and Learning Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ITL@RDC, new faculty will be able to:

  1. Integrate self-reflective practices into their teaching
  2. Reflect on and incorporate feedback related to teaching
  3. Identify key policies at RDC (or beyond, e.g. AIT) that govern teaching and learning and integrate these into their teaching and planning processes
  4. Employ principles of Outcomes Based Curriculum Design into course planning to ensure alignment, threading, and laddering
  5. Evaluate a variety of lesson plans for their applicability to one’s teaching focus
  6. Discuss relevant evidence from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in order to create a learner-centred classroom



Monday, August 17 Tuesday, August 18 Thursday, August 20 Friday, September 25
Morning 10:00 – 11:00 am
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

Pre-ITL Workshop: Introduction to Blackboard
Asynchronous Work in Blackboard and
Micro-Teaching Preparation
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

Micro-Teaching #2
– – –
Afternoon 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

Welcome to ITL@RDC
– Reflective Practice
– Lesson Planning
– Student Engagement and Classroom Climate

2:00 – 3:30 pm
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

Introduction to Teaching using Collaborate Ultra

1:00 – 4:00 pm
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

Micro-Teaching #1
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

Micro-Teaching Debrief
– Tying It All Together: Faculty Performance, Reflective Practice, and Teaching Philosophy
– Assignments
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Online (Collaborate Ultra)

ITL Wrap Up Discussion
– Student Engagement and Classroom Climate
– TPI and Teaching Philosophy



We welcome registrations from any new faculty, including part-time faculty who may have missed offerings of ITL in past years. Participants must be available to participate in all online synchronous, asynchronous, and independent components in order to attend and complete ITL@RDC. Additional information will be sent to participants upon registration.

Check back soon for information on the next offering of Introduction to Teaching and Learning at Red Deer College.




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Updated September 22, 2020