Welcome to the PDO
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, 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:
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.
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.