Two teaching honours for NorQuest College instructor
May 17, 2012
Roger Moore receives inaugural College Sector Educator Award.
EDMONTON - NorQuest College instructor Roger Moore has been honoured with two teaching awards: the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education's inaugural College Sector Education Award and NorQuest's Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence.
"NorQuest College is privileged to have instructors with the incredible dedication to teaching and learning that Roger Moore exemplifies," says Norma Schneider, NorQuest Vice President of Teaching and Learning. "Roger may have won the awards, but the real winners are NorQuest's students, faculty and staff who benefit from his expertise."
Moore is an instructor in NorQuest's Faculty of Foundational and Intercultural Studies. His dual achievements were recognized during the College's 2012 Convocation at the Winspear Centre on May 10, 2012.
"It is an honour to receive these awards and I am proud to work at NorQuest College where innovative teaching and learning are encouraged," Moore says. "Through the use of engaging delivery methods for our students and faculty, we are able to create effective learning strategies and situations."
The College Sector Education Award was created to recognize those who have made quality efforts to promote and support the development of their peers with regard to teaching excellence. Moore is one of five Canadian educators to receive the award. To view the complete list of winners, visit http://www.stlhe.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012-CSEC-Press-Release.pdf.
The inaugural cohort represent faculty from across Canada who truly exemplify the best in college teaching excellence and peer mentoring. Moore is one of the educational leaders who help support and ensure the success of their teaching colleagues, as well as their students.
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education will honour the 2012 College Sector Education Award winners formally at its annual conference on June 21 in Montreal, Que.
Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence
Named for NorQuest's former vice president of academic, the Jaye Fredrickson Award for Teaching Excellence is the highest teaching award offered at the College. The award was established to honour the legacy of teaching excellence that Fredrickson inspired. It honours an individual who engages learners through exemplary facilitation, supports them through advocacy and utilizes innovative approaches to education.
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Roger Moore Bio
Whether working with classroom students or his colleagues, Roger emphasizes that learning must be energizing, exciting, engaging and focused on construction of knowledge, skills, attitudes and lifelong learning strategies. This enthusiasm is demonstrated in his Instructional Skills Workshops for newer faculty at NorQuest College, where he creates active and engaging learning situations where a co-presenter reported Roger's "planning was exceptional; very detailed and to the point, yet the delivery was fresh and seemed spontaneous." Roger recently applied his mentorship in Belize, where he worked with teachers to help them to facilitate teaching workshops for their colleagues. With his past experiences to guide him, Roger continues to teach, facilitate, present and collaborate to create energizing, exciting and engaging learning situations that make sure that 'learning is not a spectator sport' and as a colleague suggested "Roger, you're an optimistic inspiration."
About NorQuest College
NorQuest is a Comprehensive Community Institution, based in downtown Edmonton, serving approximately 7,500 students a year throughout Alberta in full-time, part-time, distance and regional programs. NorQuest is the regional steward for the Edmonton region - encompassing an area from Camrose to Jasper and Drayton Valley to Whitecourt - ensuring access to post-secondary education. NorQuest provides high-quality learning opportunities that prepare graduates for careers and further studies in business, industry, health sciences, human services, early learning and education, and information, communication and design technologies. A leader in enhancing access to post-secondary education, the College is widely recognized for its foundational learning opportunities in academic upgrading, adult literacy, employment readiness and English as a Second Language education. NorQuest programming is sensitive to the cultural experience of Aboriginal learners, and learners for whom English is a second language. The College is a leader in meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. For more information, visit www.norquest.ca.
About Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education strives to be the preeminent national voice, and a world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. The Society supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness, and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning. Its members comprise faculty and teaching and learning resource professionals from institutions of post-secondary education. For more information, visit www.stlhe.ca.