Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Montgomery College’s Faculty Professional Development Organization
CTL's Professional Development Program for New Faculty (PDP-NF)
Montgomery College’s Professional Development Program for New Faculty (PDP-NF) was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning in 2000. The Program was created in an effort to offer relevant and high quality in-house instructional professional development for newly hired faculty and faculty in their first 3 years of teaching at MC. The PDP-NF offers semester long workshops on a variety of educational topics relevant for the MC classroom.
The workshops are presented in a series of three two hour meetings (once a month), focused on the different aspects of the educational topic chosen that particular semester. Each semester a diverse group of faculty of different disciplines and across campus meets each other as a cohort to discuss their teaching experiences as they relate to the topic at hand.
The participants’ teaching experiences range from novice to veteran which adds to the richness of the discussion on teaching in higher education that takes place in the PDP-NF workshops. After their first three years of teaching at MC faculty will have completed 6 workshop series.
The Program fully qualifies for the professional development requirement of faculty as set by the College. Click the PDF below for more information.
Please contact Dr. Carol Annink, Instructional Designer, if you have any questions.
Call for Spring 2014 Workshop Proposals
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invites full- and part- time faculty and instructional staff to submit workshop proposals for Spring 2014. If you have an idea for a workshop you would like to offer or a professional development need that’s on your wish list, please send it our way. View the document below for more information.
Spring 2014 Professional Day Workshop Materials
Active Learning in the Developmental Classroom - Professor Christine Rai
Active Learning in the Developmental Classroom
Active Learning in the Developmental Classroom - Needs Chart
Active Learning in the Developmental Classroom - Strategies List
How to Help Students Who Come To You for Help (STEM) - Professor Gina Wesley
Brain Training_Critical Thinking
Brain Training_Multiple Choice
Brain Training_Short Answer
Tips for Academic Success_GW_F2013
Using Guided Notes to help Students Learn - Professor John Lafferty
Using Guided Notes
Giving Students a Compass: New Directions for the Global Humanities - Carol Geary Schneider (708KB)
Our mission is to enhance student learning through the art of teaching by encouraging faculty creativity, innovation, and continual improvement in instruction. The CTL realizes this mission by providing a variety of professional development opportunities and supporting a number of college initiatives. The CTL, a college-wide organization with staff and associates supporting all three campuses, has its main location on the Germantown Campus in PK 168.
Please click here to download the CTL brochure as a pdf document.
Materials from past workshops
Saturday Conference Reference Materials
CTL End-of-Year Report for Academic Year 2012/13
Please click here to read the report. (PDF document 202KB)