The UBC Okanagan, Centre for Teaching and Learning, operates a number of Communities of Practice from September to March. All faculty are welcome to join. Please contact the appropriate person if you are interested in joining or attending.
Adjunct / Sessional Workshop Bill Latta
Next Mtg: Feb 4th
9:00am - 10:30am
Course (Re) Design Heather Hurren
Next Mtg: Feb 26th
9:30am - 10:30am
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Each month we will post a journal article about research into teaching and learning. Please take time to read and reflect on the readings as they may impact your teaching and learning situation. We will be hosting a discussion board through a connect shell where you can add your comments and also suggest other articles of interest. If you wish to be added to this Blackboard Connect shell please email Heather Hurren at the Centre with your CWL ID.
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february instructional strategy
Presenter instructs students to jot down and share with a partner or small group:
3 ideas/issues presented
2 examples or uses of the idea/information presented
1 unresolved/remaining question or area of possible confusion
Other use of 3‐2‐1:
3 key terms, 2 ideas they would like more info on,
1 concept they have mastered.
March 4th Discussions About Teaching Excellence (D.A.T.E.)
March 4th Learning Outcomes
March 4th 3M Presentation
March 6th Assessment #3: Communicating Your Assessment Plans
March 7th Assessment #4: Using Rubrics
March 14th Intro to Clickers
March 17th Helping Students Learn How to Learn
March 18th Assessment #5: Feedback
March 21st Citations
Peter Arthur, PhD Director
Heather Hurren, M.Ed Manager, Academic Development
Coleen Stothers Centre for Teaching and Learning Support
Lynne McPherson Communication and Teaching Evaluation Coordinator
John Parry, M.Ed Coordinator, Graduate and Teaching Assistant Programming
Janine Hirtz, M.A.(Education) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Vania Chan, B.Sc., M.A. (Candidate) e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bruce Young, M.HK. B.Ed e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Join us in Celebrating the
May 7 & 8, 2014
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Marsha Lovett, Professor of Cognitive Psychology & Director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Author of How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Educators are invited to share their expertise and experiences in advancing student learning through evidence-based practice. The conference theme, Teaching and Learning Innovations, invites faculty to explore questions such as: how can research inform my teaching and enhance the student learning experience; how do students learn best; what does the research say about approaches to teaching and learning that are most effective; which innovations are working well?
All interested individuals or groups are invited to submit proposals for 50 minute sessions. Each session is expected to include an interactive component. Formats may include discussions, roundtables, and presentations.
Deadline for conference proposals is February 28, 2014.
Open Classroom Day
Tuesday, February 4th
Thanks to Charlene Strumpel (NRSG 221), Sally Stewart (HMKN 423), and Jordan Stouck (ENGL 112) for volunteering their classroom for Open Classroom Day. Faculty are invited to REGISTER to observe their class session on Tuesday, Feb. 4th.
Faculty will be placed into a "Square" with three other instructors from diverse content areas. An initial meeting is held where participants meet to schedule classroom visits and discuss their goals for participating in the program. Each Square participant will visit one class per week and will be visited once a week by a Square participant. After all visits have been completed (3 weeks), the entire Square will reconvene to discuss what they discovered about their own teaching.
For more information, please contact Heather Hurren, Manager of Academic Development, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in joining the Winter 2014 Teaching Squares Group.
In this workshop, participants will examine various midpoint feedback strategies and hear from faculty who currently use midpoint feedback to enhance their teaching and the student learning experience. The Centre offers a few templates that can be used within Connect to facilitate midpoint feedback and that process will be explained.
Faculty are invited to learn how to correctly interpret the results of their student evaluation of teaching results. This workshop will cover basic statistics/ideas and individual consultations are recommended to delve into individual results.
Friday, February 14th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Facilitator: Bruce Young Prerequisites: Basic PowerPoint skill; please bring your laptop.
This session will allow participants an opportunity to examine some advanced features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 including the use of master slides, animations and action buttons. The ability to create media rich presentations that include video, audio clips as well as narrations will be explored.
Friday, February 28th
10:30am - 12:00pm
Facilitator: Bruce Young
Prerequisites: Laptop, and an understanding of the Connect video tools. Participants are encouraged to bring their cell phone or tablet and associated cables that allow them to download video content.
This workshop will explore faculty and student use of the video cameras available in today’s tablets, cell phones and laptops to support teaching and learning. Participants will create a 60 second video and then upload it into Connect. The video editing tool available in Connect will be introduced at the end of the workshop.
2013-2014 Provost Award for Teaching Assistants & Tutors
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2013-2014 Provost Award for Teaching Assistants & Tutors began Friday, November 15th, 2013.
Once your nominations are collected they are to be submitted to your unit/ department head by March 13th, 2014. After which, the Dean of the Faculty and AVP Students are to review nominations and the selected four from each faculty is to be delivered to Lynne McPherson (SCI 265) by Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.
To review the terms for this prestigious award online please see TERMS.
This Award is administered on behalf of the Office of the Provost, through the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Participants will learn to recognize and appreciate multiple learning preferences. They will acquire knowledge of different teaching methods/strategies for various learners in the classroom and they will be able to assist students in the classroom by applying appropriate learning strategies.
Tuesday, February 25th
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Facilitator: John Parry
How can you use the goals and objectives of the course to provide useful written feedback to students? This workshop will provide an opportunity to consider the elements of constructive feedback as well as what data should inform it.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers ongoing support to TAs. Any TAs conducting seminars, labs, or lectures can request a visit from CTL staff to assist them with their instruction. This can be provided informally or as part of an advanced credential. In order to obtain the credential TAs will receive two observational visits, the CTL will also confirm with their supervisor that the TAs is performing well and student assessments will be viewed.
To take advantage of this opportunity TAs should contact:
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