Our mission is to support the development of outstanding teaching at Concordia. Through our services and resources we are building a university community committed to sharing ideas and insights on teaching for the advancement of learning and academic success for all.
The CTLS offers a broad range of services to both full-time and part-time faculty as well as graduate students, teaching assistants and staff including workshops, consultations, orientations and seminars in university teaching. Professional development services at a personal and departmental level are also available on demand.
The CTLS provides a series of resources that are updated regularly to ensure access to the lastest and most effective ideas and solutions. Whether you're interested in designing a new course, preparing a first lesson, interpreting course evaluations or knowing more about the lastest strategies for teaching with technology our tools and guides are available online for quick and easy reference.
The scholarship of teaching and learning continues to gain momentum in higher education and with it comes an ever growing number of great teachers. To celebrate Concordia's community of skilled and distinguished teachers the CTLS has started capturing their views and opinions to find out what it takes to win a teaching award and how our teachers are contributing to student success.
A new version of Moodle is coming to Concordia May 1, 2013. The new system will be easier to use and more effective for managing course content. Visit Concordia's NOW article and IITS Moodle support for important information users need to know about the upgrade and answers to frequently asked questions. More information about the Moodle community available at Moodle.org .
Don't miss out on our latest offering of workshops. Looking for strategies to foster critical thinking? Need a few pointers for polishing your presentation skills in the classroom? Want to know more about the latest techniques for using Moodle, blogs and wikis? Visit our workshop catalogue for full details or to register online.
The CTLS is making a range of teaching and learning articles available on the website and through our digital newsletter service. Our aim is to provide faculty with articles and research stories on teaching and learning that are brief, accessible and most importantly relevant to the improvement of teaching in higher education. (Read the latest edition: Getting Students to Read).
Developing an understanding of learning theories and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has led to innovative teaching practices and experimental strategies that work. The CTLS team can help with examples of these theories, what they mean to you and how they are being used to shape the future of university education.