December 2013 Newsletter
The Centre for Teaching and Learning is seeking faculty to volunteer their classrooms for the Open Classroom Day.
The concept of the Open Classroom will allow faculty members to observe their colleagues teaching to gain insights into teaching and learning processes. Volunteers would be expected to teach their regularly scheduled class, but be open to having other faculty observe the teaching and learning process that day. Whether you are teaching traditionally, using flexible learning strategies, or trying some new techniques this would be your opportunity to showcase you skills. Faculty are interested in observing how their colleagues use clickers, begin class, end class, use interactivity for student engagement, etc. If you are willing to open your classroom to other faculty please fill out the following form so that we can put together a schedule of Open Classes. Please register with this form prior to January 24th, 2014 so that we can advertise the schedule. Thanks for your involvement!! Read More
Celebrating 10 Years: Reflecting on Scholarly
Teaching and Learning Innovations
Call for Proposals will be announced on our website in December.
Innovations in Teaching and Learning Research Grant - Read More
Don’t have time to commit to the four day Course (Re)Design Seminar? Come for one day and learn about constructive alignment of learning outcomes, content choices, instructional strategies and assessment. For more information contact Heather Hurren at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Please register
Let's talk about what learning outcomes are, how they align with assessment and practice creating them or critiquing existing ones. Please register
This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about the purpose and contents of a teaching portfolio. Participants will be given examples. Please register
Are you blogging? If you are using blogging in your courses, the Centre would like to hear from you. Faculty are always looking for examples/pathways to use this tech tool in their courses. Let us know what you are doing so we can assist in passing it on!!
Think-Write-Pair-Share. Students are given a concept or problem to think about silently, on their own for a moment and write what comes to mind about the concept or problem (keep that fairly open - knowledge they have about it, questions they have about it, etc). Give them a moment to do this (be patient so they can get the creative juices flowing). Once everyone has something written they can pair up (people in front of them, beside them or you can pair them up in a number of different ways). The students should share what they are thinking about it, what they have written about it. You may wrap the activity up in a couple different ways - either having pairs join another pair to share and increasingly getting larger and larger groups or you can discuss the knowledge and questions in the larger class setting with students volunteering or hearing from each pair/group if size and time allow.
Facilitator: Dr. Carolyn Szostak, IKBSAS, Psychology
Facilitators: Kristen Korberg, Research Services Office
Wednesday, December 4th, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Room SCI 331
Thursday, December 5th, 9:00am – 12:00pm, Room SCI 331
Friday, December 6th, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Room SCI 331