What is it?
The section Professional Development includes steps taken to improve your teaching, such as workshops and seminars attended. You should also include reference to your future plans for professional development. For example, if you are interested in active learning, describe what steps you plan to take to further develop your skills in this area.
Link your professional development descriptions to your Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Effectiveness.
How do I start?
Keep a record of the professional development opportunities in which you have taken part. Note dates, and a brief summary of the opportunity.
In order to fulfill one of my educational goals, I would like to develop my interactive teaching strategies. If I feel, as I've stated, that students are truly at the centre of my teaching, I need to find ways to empower them and give them a voice in the classroom. To emphasize this in my teaching, I've attended two workshops on educational strategies.
7.1 WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Modular Workshops for Examiners, October, 2004
Teaching with Large Classes, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen's University, September 23, 2005
7.2 QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMES
(i) Education Rounds, Office of Health Science Education, 6 sessions, September, 2007-8
(ii) Medical Student Interview Process, March, 2007
(iii) TIPS: Teaching Improvement Program for Faculty, Faculty Development, April 10, 11, 2008