Offered through Vancouver Community College (VCC), the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP) helps instructors develop skills in course planning, delivery and evaluation. The program consists of seven 30-hour courses, including a new course PIDP 3100 Foundations of Adult Education and a final capstone project. The courses can be taken online or at several institutions across the province, and be applied towards graduation requirements.
Professional Practice: PIDP 3260 Provincial Instructor Diploma Program
The Professional Practice course introduces participants to the issues, themes and concepts of effective instruction, instructor competencies, informal and formal assessment and evaluation of instruction, as well as ethics, professionalism and career management. A central focus of the course is the use of feedback mechanisms to guide instruction and to improve one’s professional practice. Participants are also introduced to the purposes and methods of course evaluation. They will define their vision of effective instruction and design feedback instruments that assess their instructional competencies. Participants will analyze dilemmas and suggest resolutions to the problems that confront many adult educators. Using ethical principles and codes of conduct as reference points, they will strengthen and articulate their understanding of professionalism, which highlights the importance of ethical and professional behavior in their practice. The course also highlights the importance of developing a career management strategy which includes a professional development plan.
The primary instructional strategies for this course include case study, cooperative learning, independent study and reflective writing.
For a course syllabus and a schedule, or to apply for admission to the program, go to instructordiploma.com or phone VCC, 1.888.332.3212.
Selkirk College offers Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW 100) which is equivalent to PIDP 3220 – Delivery of Instruction. Please register with Selkirk College for the Instructional Skills Workshop at the link below or by contacting one of our campuses. For all other program courses, please register directly with VCC.
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW 100) - equivalent to PIDP 3220
This instructional skills blended course (face-to-face and pre and post online work) will be taught in a fun and challenging environment where you can develop, deliver and get feedback on lesson plans. You will leave with a written summary of your teaching philosophy, motivational strategies to better engage your students and tips on handling difficult situations in a respectful, professional manner.
This course consists of three face-to-face classes plus pre and post online work for three credits.
This course is open to public, staff and faculty.