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Did you know? Faculty who participate in professional development have higher student retention rates!
RTC's Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning is located in C105, and is a space for faculty and related instructional staff workshops, meetings, and computer use. It is coordinated by Liz Falconer, Director of Innovative Teaching and Learning.
Full time faculty at Renton Technical College are expected to fulfill the state-mandated professional development areas of discipline, governance, and pedagogy.
For both full time and adjunct faculty, there is also the institutional expectation and support for ongoing professional development related specifically to instruction. In 2015-16, RTC provided stipends for faculty to select from their topics of choice for a year-long asynchronous in-service. In 2016-17, there is support for participation in the Intentional Teaching Pathway, building a culture of shared teaching expertise and lifelong learning.
I am very excited about the Intentional Teaching Pathway that has been developed on our campus. Prior to coming to RTC, I had heard about the great work being done here with applying Reading Apprenticeship and Universal Design for Learning for student success. I look forward to the expansion of these concepts and practices across our curriculum in creating active, learning-centered classroom communities.
– President Kevin McCarthy
2016-17 Intentional Teaching Pathway at RTC
Professional Development Opportunities for RTC faculty
Instant PD for Faculty and Administrators
250 Ways to Awesomize Your Teaching
Ideas for utilizing Reading Apprenticeship, UDL and online tools
Adjunct Faculty Handbook
Guide to Safety and Security, HR, Facilities, and Instructional Support
Online certificates for faculty statewide
Your go-to Canvas resource
Faculty Learning Express Blog
Liz Falconer’s blog; reflections on teaching and learning
Faculty Learning Express Facebook Group
Open to all educators
Resources for teaching at RTC
Fieldbook for Faculty
A general guidebook for teaching at RTC
Funding for Professional Development
Professional Development Funding at RTC
PD Planning and Certification
Information on PD Planning and Certification Process
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