I have been teaching courses in various facets of creative writing, first in a classroom and nowadays online, since the fall of 1997.
Certificate of Appreciation from Niagara College for ‘Special recognition of quality instructional support and merit to online students’ for the 2011/12 academic year.
My involvement with teaching has been comprehensive and has involved course and curriculum development, in-class and online teaching, including,
- Developing eight different courses from conception to lectures and all other course materials;
- Adapting course material from a classroom to an online format;
- Teaching and providing feedback;
- Evaluation and reporting back to the educational institution in question.
Read a story about one of my courses – Romance Writing, through Mohawk College – that quotes me along with a former student in the Toronto Star.
Durham College, Continuing/Distance Education, Oshawa, ON – since 2011, designed & teaching an online course called Writing for the Web (offered on line to college students throughout Ontario through OntarioLearn).
Niagara College, Continuing Education, Welland, ON – since 2001, teaching an online course called Writing for Publication I and since 2004, Writing for Publication II (offered on line to college students throughout Ontario through OntarioLearn.com).
Mohawk College, Distance Education, Hamilton, ON – since 2007, designed & teaching an online course in Romance Writing, and beginning 2008, Travel Writing (offered on line to college students throughout Ontario through OntarioLearn.com).
McMaster University, Centre for Continuing Education, Hamilton, ON – 1997 to 2007, p/t Instructor; designed and teach Newspaper/Magazine Writing and Publishing*/** and Style, Syntax & Self-Editing**, and three workshops, Online Writing Workshop, Promotions Basics for Writers, and Research Techniques. (*wrote accompanying text/booklet, ** also designed on line version – the programme ran from 1997 to early 2008)
Non Credit Courses
Brock University, Continuing Education, St. Catharines, ON – occasional 2006-2009, teaching a general interest course in freelancing called Writing for Magazines & Newspapers.