Adult Educator Seminar Series Certificate of Completion
Classroom or Online
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Location: Lincoln Park Campus, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Required Courses | Optional Courses | Online Courses | Train-the-Trainer
All Required courses in the classroom program are offered every semester.
Optional course offerings in the classroom program vary each semester.
Enhance your knowledge of adult learning principles and the specialized needs of adult learners through this dynamic and interactive seminar series. Develop strategies and techniques for immediate practical application to your work. In the information economy, lifelong learning is more important than ever before. It is critical for leaders, supervisors and trainers to have a grasp of adult learning in every environment, from business and government to education and nonprofit.
The Adult Educator Seminar Series Certificate of Completion is offered in both classroom and online formats. The classroom format, delivered face-to-face, has 9 required and 2 optional courses. The online format consists of 3 modules, each of which has 3 required courses plus 1 optional course.
Classroom Course Required Materials
Adult Educator Seminar Series, $55.25+GST, available at the BookStore. This text will be used for all required courses.
Online Course Required Materials for Refine and Enhance Instruction for Adult Learning
You are required to purchase the online version of the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument.
Earning Your Certificate of Completion
Complete the 9 required courses (27 hours) and any 2 optional courses (6 hours), or complete the 3 online modules (36 hours).
Successful completion of the Adult Educator Seminar Series will enhance the skills of anyone involved in teaching and training adults.
Available in the Spring and Summer semesters. Complete the program in just 1 week!
Required Courses - Classroom
Principles of Adult Learning
Explore principles of adult learning that can be applied to planning and facilitating effective courses.
|Subject code: XAED 10001||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50110||1 class||Jun. 16||9 a.m.-12 noon||Mon.|
|CRN 70055||1 class||Aug. 18||9 a.m.-12 noon||Mon.|
Learning Styles: Implications for Adult Educators
Improve your teaching effectiveness and your students’ learning potential. Using the Kolb Learning Style Inventory, identify ways to enhance your teaching strategies.
|Subject code: XAED 10004||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50116||1 class||Jun. 16||1-4 p.m.||Mon.|
|CRN 70057||1 class||Aug. 18||1-4 p.m.||Mon.|
Effective Teaching Techniques
Expand your repertoire of teaching techniques to achieve instructional goals and meet the specialized needs of adult learners. Share your experiences in the classroom while discovering innovative ways to match learning outcomes with effective instructional techniques.
|Subject code: XAED 10005||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50118||1 class||Jun. 17||9 a.m.-12 noon||Tue.|
|CRN 70061||1 class||Aug. 19||9 a.m.-12 noon||Tue.|
Designing Learning Outcomes
Write clear and concise learning outcomes that guide instructional design and assessment. This process provides learners with measurable course expectations and targeted competencies.
|Subject code: XAED 10002||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50112||1 class||Jun. 17||1-4 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 70059||1 class||Aug. 19||1-4 p.m.||Tue.|
Assessing Teaching and Learning
Examine a variety of techniques for ongoing assessment of student learning in relation to your instructional effectiveness. Review assessment techniques that can be designed and implemented to improve the quality of the classroom experience.
|Subject code: XAED 10006||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 30053||1 class||Mar. 11||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 31083||1 class||Mar. 15||1-4 p.m.||Sat.|
|CRN 50120||1 class||Jun. 18||9 a.m.-12 noon||Wed.|
|CRN 70065||1 class||Aug. 20||9 a.m. 12 noon||Wed.|
Culturally Responsive Facilitation
Discover sensitive and practical strategies for working with culturally diverse adult learners to create safe and respectful learning environments. Using a motivational framework, explore values, learning strategies and structures necessary to establish inclusion, develop attitude, enhance meaning and engender competence for all adult learners.
|Subject code: XAED 10016||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 30063||1 class||Apr. 15||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 31088||1 class||Apr. 26||9 a.m.-12 noon||Sat.|
|CRN 50124||1 class||Jun. 20||9 a.m.-12 noon||Fri.|
|CRN 70067||1 class||Aug. 22||9 a.m.-12 noon||Fri.|
Tools to Enhance Instruction and Presentation
Review various media tools used to enhance instruction and presentations. Explore how best to match content with media tools to create the most meaningful learning experience.
|Subject code: XAED 10007||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 30058||1 class||Apr. 22||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 31086||1 class||Apr. 25||6-9 p.m.||Fri.|
|CRN 50316||1 class||Jun. 18||1-4 p.m.||Wed.|
|CRN 70071||1 class||Aug. 20||1-4 p.m.||Wed.|
Conflict Resolution in the Classroom
Diversity of experience and perspective enriches the classroom, but at times these differences can create conflict. How can we manage conflict or even anger among adult learners without discouraging different points of view? Bring your experiences and worst fears for review and practise techniques for handling conflict effectively.
|Subject code: XAED 10010||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 30108||1 class||Apr. 8||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 31090||1 class||Apr. 26||1-4 p.m.||Sat.|
|CRN 50122||1 class||Jun. 19||1-4 p.m.||Thur.|
|CRN 70073||1 class||Aug. 21||1-4 p.m.||Thur.|
Classroom Presentation Skills
Explore effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques for classroom delivery. Focus on vocal approach, use of space, style of presentation and body language.
|Subject code: XAED 10003||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 31081||1 class||Mar. 15||9 a.m.-12 noon||Sat.|
|CRN 30078||1 class||Apr. 1||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 50114||1 class||Jun. 19||9 a.m.-12 noon||Thu.|
|CRN 70075||1 class||Aug. 21||9 a.m.-12 noon||Thu.|
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Designing a Living Course Syllabus
Design a course syllabus/outline to serve as a planning device to organize your course and to guide course work for you and your students. Use your course syllabus/outline as an interactive road map that outlines what should be taught, why, by whom to whom, and under what conditions.
|Subject Code: XAED 10024||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50172||1 class||Jun. 17||6-9 p.m.||Tue.|
|CRN 70069||1 class||Aug. 19||6-9 p.m.||Tue.|
Generational Differences in Learning
Each generation or cohort of individuals has a set of defining events — social, political, cultural — associated with their lives. The resulting experiences influence the way they see the world, including their approaches and attitudes toward learning. Explore these generational differences and the implications they hold for teaching and learning.
|Subject code: XAED 10022||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50126||1 class||Jun. 19||6-9 p.m.||Thur.|
|CRN 70063||1 class||Aug. 21||6-9 p.m.||Thur.|
Designing and Assessing Student Assignments
Take the guesswork out of designing and assessing a student’s performance. Discover how to apply a process for designing and assessing assignments that link outcomes, learning activities, assessment and feedback. As well, design and apply assessment criteria (rubrics).
|Subject Code: XAED 10025||3 Hours. Fee: $99 |
|CRN 50174||1 class||Jun. 18||6-9 p.m.||Wed.|
|CRN 70082||1 class||Aug. 20||6-9 p.m.||Wed.|
Explore how storytelling can motivate student learning. The background and history of storytelling are explained. Discuss how to choose and present stories to suit your teaching purposes.
|Subject code: XAED 10015.||Not offered this semester.|
Explore and share various tips and tricks for facilitating online learning successfully. Examine the use of asynchronous and synchronous communication systems in education. Discuss how to utilize these systems and develop appropriate teaching strategies for the adult learner.
|Subject code: XAED 10017||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 50395||1 class||May 6||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
Developing Fair Tests
Too often, instructors forget to link evaluation to the learning objectives initially established for the course. Look at ways to design valid tests or exams so that they fit with the types of learning outcomes you desire – cognitive, psychomotor or affective.
|Subject code: XAED 10011||Not offered this semester|
Using Case Studies in the Classroom
Case studies can be valuable interactive teaching tools, helping your students to develop problem-solving skills. Lean the qualities of an effective case study, recognize common mistakes in writing case studies and design a case study that bridges the gap between theory and practice.
|Subject code: XAED 10032||Not offered this semester.|
Mind Mapping: Making the Most of Your Mind
Discover how to use Mind Maps, a simple graphic thinking and presentation tool with amazing power to improve how you organize and express your ideas. Apply Mind Mapping to textbook reading, lecture notes, oral presentations, test preparation, test taking and report writing.
|Subject code: XAED 10014||3 Hours. Fee: $99|
|CRN 30655||1 class||Mar. 18||6:30-9:30 p.m.||Tue.|
Improve Your Voice
Acquire techniques to improve the quality of your voice. Develop projection and enhance voice tone through relaxation, breathing and voice exercises.
|Subject code: XAED 10009||Not offered this semester.|
Distinguish between learning and teaching tasks. Critically examine the philosophical and pedagogical assumptions underlying a learning-task approach. Explore the connection between content, objectives and learning tasks. Apply this approach to the context of your own teaching.
|Subject Code: XAED 10020||Not offered this semester.|
Supporting Learners with Disabilities
As an instructor, you may feel unprepared to meet the learning needs of adults with disabilities. Through small and large group discussions and reflective exercises, explore instructional strategies that support learners with various types of disabilities and enhance learning for all your participants. Investigate options and resources available.
|Subject code: XAED 10026||Not offered this semester.|
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We have packaged the Adult Educator Seminar Series into three online modules, each consisting of three required courses plus one optional course. All course content is available online (not required to purchase the Adult Educator manual for the online courses). See Core Concepts in Adult Learning (below) for the required learning tool available from the Mount Royal BookStore.
It is important that you are aware of the technical requirements for using the Blackboard online learning platform prior to registering for any of the following courses. Please refer to the following link for more information: Blackboard Technical Requirements
Learners must have skills in word processing to succeed in this program. Please log in to your Blackboard course on the official course start date and refer to your Course Outline for assignment due dates.
The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. The actual time spent completing assignments will vary depending on each student’s particular learning style and level of study skills.
Required Courses - Online
Core Concepts of Adult Learning
Be introduced to the foundations of adult learning. This module includes the required courses Principles of Adult Learning, Designing Learning Outcomes and Learning Styles, as well as the optional course Designing a Living Course Syllabus. (See above for complete course descriptions.)
Course materials (required): KOLB Learning Style Inventory. Available from the BookStore.
|Subject code: XAED 1002||Not offered this semester.|
Skills and Techniques for Adult Learning
Acquire skills and techniques to make your classes enjoyable and effective. The second module includes the required courses Effective Teaching Techniques, Classroom Presentation Skills and Assessing Teaching and Learning, as well as the optional course Online Facilitation. (See above for complete course descriptions.)
|Subject code: XAED 10030||12 Hours. Fee: $369|
|CRN 30291||Online||Mar. 17-Apr. 13|
Refine and Enhance Instruction for Adult Learning
Polish your presentations for enhanced learning in your classroom. The third module includes the required courses Tools to Enhance Instruction and Presentation, Culturally Responsive Facilitation and Conflict Resolution in the Classroom, as well as the optional course Generational Differences in Learning. (See above for complete course descriptions.)
|Subject code: XAED 10031||12 Hours. Fee: $369|
|CRN 50176||Online||Apr. 28-May 25|| || |
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Train-the-Trainer: Designing and Facilitating Training Programs
A well-trained workforce is vital to the competitiveness of every organization. To ensure that your organization’s training programs are current and effective, this intensive three-day workshop helps you plan, conduct and evaluate learner-centred programs. Cover learning styles, learner diversity, teaching techniques, program planning and ongoing assessment, and put theories into practice.
Note: You will have the opportunity to put theory into practice by designing a learning module and doing a teaching demonstration on day 3.
Note: This workshop gives credit for four of the courses in the Adult Educator Seminar Series: Principles of Adult Learning, Learning Styles, Effective Teaching Techniques and Assessing Teaching and Learning
Course materials (required): available at the BookStore.
Instructor: Trudy Mayer
|Subject code: XAED 10012||Not offered this semester|
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