Instructor certification program outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Instructor Certification Program, the learner will be able to
Demonstrate the ability to use and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies that integrate effective use of technology to support the evolving and differential learning needs of students.
Incorporate current adult learning theories and principles in curriculum design, instructional strategies, and assessment.
Develop a variety of assessment tasks that provide evidence of students ability to demonstrate skills, understand and apply concepts and resolve issues.
Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and its impact on the teaching and learning process.
Develop and demonstrate effective leadership skills relevant to post secondary environment.
Apply and communicate institutional policies and procedures within the context of various roles and responsibilities at Lethbridge College.
Utilize necessary skills to develop and analyze curriculum at the course and program level.
Explore trends, and future directions related to teaching and learning.
Determine strategies for engaging in research projects including SOTL and/or applied research.
ICP 1151 - Curriculum Development
Various elements of curriculum are explored in this course. The development of programs and courses will emphasize the alignment of learning outcomes, instructional strategies, and assessments. Lethbridge College academic policies, adult learning principles, new trends and directions, and quality standards for curriculum development will be examined.
ICP 1152 - Learning theory & instructional techniques
Learning theory will be explored and applied to instructional planning, delivery and assessment. A variety of instructional techniques will also be introduced, developed and demonstrated including technology mediated strategies to accommodate a variety of learning styles. The effectiveness of various instructional techniques will be analyzed.
ICP 1153 - analysis of teaching & Learning
This course provides an overview of the teaching/learning process for new instructors. Basic instructional skills required to be successful in the classroom at a college level are introduced, developed, demonstrated and analyzed. Participants will develop an
understanding of the learner and the learning process. Opportunities to reflect on teaching experiences and to continue developing and refining instructional skills are provided.
ICP 1154 - assessment & Evaluation
A variety of assessment tools are developed and examined in this course. Assessments and assessment strategies are developed that comply with the assessment policy and are aligned with assessment purposes. Strategies for assessing prior learning are examined and developed.
ICP 1155 - Cultural diversity
This course examines cultural diversity and its impact on classroom dynamics and the educational process. Knowledge and appreciation for the history, traditions, and perspectives of specific cultural groups will be developed. Culturally appropriate
instructional strategies will be explored for specific learner profiles.
ICP 1156 - personal & program leadership
This course is an overview and general analysis of various leadership and management theories and their application to academic leadership and the culture of the postsecondary education system. Topics will include leadership styles, the culture of
academia, roles and behaviours in the context of post-secondary institutions and the implications of managing and leading in the public post-secondary system. Students will participate in a variety of self-assessment activities.