Topic: Incorporating professional practice examples in undergraduate lectures!
The discussion will take the form of an open meeting hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The discussion will begin with Dr. Spiro Yannacopoulos presenting examples of demonstrating the relevance of topics covered in lectures by relating them to 'real life' examples. This will be followed by an open discussion. We encourage you to participate in this important topic. Please Register
Faculty are invited to this information session on the 3M Teaching Award. The 3M National Teaching Fellows are given to 10 recipients per year from all across Canada’s universities. Every year, 10 Canadian professors are recognized for their exceptional contributions to teaching and learning by the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, created by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and 3M Canada. Register
This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about the purpose and contents of a teaching portfolio. Participants will be given examples. Register
The use of video as an instructional and assessment tool is becoming wide spread in higher education. In order to meet this demand, UBC has implemented a video streaming solution called Kaltura that is integrated into our Connect learning management system. This new system will provide both faculty and students that ability to upload locally created video as part of the instructional process. Students can also upload video from a range of sources include cell phones and tablets as part of an assignment or class discussion. This workshop will provide an over of Kaltura and how it is integrated into Connect. A hands-on opportunity will be provided in other to allow attendees an opportunity to upload video into courses. An overview of possible uses of this new tool will also be provided. Register
This session will allow participants an opportunity to examine some advanced features in Microsoft PowerPoint 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. tools that allow presentations to be converted a movie file will also be demonstrated. Register
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. Please contact Heather Hurren, Manager of Academic Development, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in joining the Fall 2013 Teaching Squares Group. Register
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.
This workshop will address best practices when assessing teamwork. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas as well as team assignments they are struggling with. Register
If you incorporate team or group projects as learning activities, iPeer may be a useful tool as it allows students to deliver rubric based peer evaluations to assess individual and group performance. In this workshop we will review best practices for peer assessment and we will provide an overview of the iPeer application features and tools that make this an effective and efficient method for providing student feedback for group work and team projects. Register
Register for one or all in this exciting series!
Facilitator: Dr. Carol Scarff, Faculty of Education
Facilitator: Stephanie McKeown, Planning and Institutional Research
Facilitator: Dr. Rachelle Hole, School of Social Work
Facilitator: Dr. Carolyn Szostak, IKBSAS, Psychology
Facilitators: Kristen Korberg, Research Services Office
and Lainna El Jabi, Research Facilitator
HEADS-UP!...........FOR YOUR TEACHING ASSISTANT!
This important workshop for all newly appointed TA’s will acquaint you with the various resources available to you on the UBC-O campus to increase the effectiveness of your assistance to undergraduate students.
The TA buffet is a unique opportunity to begin the credentialing program on a Saturday morning when you are free of other university expectations. A pizza lunch is served. After lunch there is an introduction to Connect. Almost all TA’s will be expected to use Connect as part of their responsibilities. Register
"I seek a method by which teachers teach less and learners learn more." Johann Comenicus. "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." Confucius
Active learning has been defined as an approach to instruction in which students engage the material they study through reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting. Active learning stands in contrast to "standard" modes of instruction in which teachers do most of the talking and students are passive. (Center for Teaching and Learning) Univ of Minnesota. Register
This important workshop for all newly appointed TA’s will acquaint you with the various resources available to you on the UBC-O campus to increase the effectiveness of your assistance to undergraduate students. Register