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Pedagogical Development Office

The Pedagogical Development Office is now part of Pedagogical Support and Innovation (PSI). Come find us at the PSI website.

Welcome to the Vanier College Pedagogical Development Office.

At the PDO our goals are simple: we’re here to support individual teachers, whether you’re new or experienced; groups of teachers; and departments; with pedagogical questions and concerns. To determine how we can help you, please visit us in F-217, check out our online resources, or contact us at pdo@vaniercollege.qc.ca

The PDO staff has developed many resources to help with your teaching and learning context. We offer pedagogical activities and workshops throughout the year; individualized or departmental coaching; VCC Day and Ed Tech Week activities; and weekly Teaching Tips in the Vanier electronic Intercom.

Come and see us in F-217, contact us at pdo@vaniercollege.qc.ca, or check out our online resources.

Vanier PED Day – Thursday, January 14, 2016

Technology Is Not Enough Talk given by Chris Whittaker, a Physics teacher and researcher from Dawson College.

As the age of information technology continues to accelerate us forward and change the nature of teaching and learning, we struggle to keep up by throwing technology into the classroom and hoping it will stick. But technology without design and change without evidence misses the mark. In this talk we will explore the important and complex entanglement of design, pedagogy, evidence and technology when it comes to teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Click here for Chris Whittaker’s presentation.

Click here for the Slinky video, shared by Chris Whittaker during his presentation.

Listen! Discuss! Share! Learn!


What are the services offered by the PDO?

Individually, in small groups, or departmentally, the PDO staff are available to discuss:

  • General teaching & learning questions and concerns
  • Pedagogical support
  • Classroom management
  • Student motivation
  • Formative and summative evaluation
  • Feedback
  • IT in the classroom
  • Assessment strategies
  • Marking Rubrics
  • Literacy skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing
  • Teaching across a range of abilities
  • Discipline specific teaching resources
  • Active Learning strategies
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Individual and group consultation
  • Mentoring
  • Workshops
  • IT Pedagogical support
  • Online resources
  • New Teacher Orientation
  • Information on PERFORMA and the Master Teacher Program (MTP)
What Resources are available through the PDO?

The PDO staff has developed many resources and has collected information, activities, reports and food for thought to help you with your teaching.

Check out our Teaching Resources section for information on teaching and learning, browse through our Teaching Tips, borrow one of our pedagogical resource books, or sign up for one of our workshops.

Every good teacher knows the value of feedback – so send us your ideas for workshops or teaching tips, questions about teaching, or comments on our resources.