Tue, January 5
Adjunct Faculty and Sessional Instructor Orientation
Thu, January 7
Blackboard Connect for Adjuncts/Sessionals
Mon, January 11
Teaching Large Classes Community of Practice
Tue, January 12
Academic Integrity and Turnitin
Credentialing for Teaching Assistants Jan 5,6 &,7
2016 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference
Western University along with Fanshawe College will co-host the 2016 Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference. Mark your calendars for the 2016 conference in London, Ontario from June 21st-24th, 2016.
The theme for the June 2016 conference is Empowering Learners, Effecting Change. STLHE 2016 will explore the ways in which we contribute to the development of students who are motivated, confident, and prepared to effect positive change in personal, professional, educational, and civic realms.
As we move closer to the event, additional programming details and a call for proposals will be provided on the official conference website STLHE2016SAPES.CA
communities of practice
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.
Heather Hurren, M.Ed Manager, Academic Development
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
M.A. (Applied Linguistics)
e-Learning Instructional Support Specialist
Bill Latta, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed Learning Instructional Support Specialist
The Office of the Provost and Centre for Teaching and Learning will host an Open House honoring Dr. Peter Arthur for his years of service as the Director. . Peter has completed two five year terms of secondment from the Faculty of Education (maximum allowed).Join us Friday, December 4th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the Centre (SCI 200) for refreshments and a short program at 3:00pm to thank Peter for all his contributions to teaching and learning as Director of the Centre.
12th Annual Learning Conference Engaging and Learning in Authentic EnvironmentsKeynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Nilson
May 4 & 5, 2016
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Linda Nilson as our keynote speaker as we address themes and recommendations of ASPIRE.
All faculty are invited to share their research into teaching and learning (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), their expertise and experiences in advancing student learning.
The conference theme “Engaging and Learning in Authentic Environments” invites faculty to explore these critical questions:
How can I engage my students?
What are authentic learning experiences?
What are authentic assessment practices?
How can technology enhance the student learning experience?
Are there opportunities for interdisciplinary learning experiences?
How do students learn best?
What does the research say about approaches to teaching and learning that are most effective?
How can we encourage self –directed learning?
How can my courses offer experiential learning?
Will flipped classrooms or flexible learning work in my teaching environment?
Is there room for community service learning in my discipline?
Proposals are invited in any one of these broad areas. All interested individuals or teams are invited to submit proposals in one of two formats: 45 minute interactive sessions or 30 minute roundtable presentations(over lunch).
Deadline for conference proposals is February 29, 2016.
GRADE CENTRE DROP-IN SESSIONS
Location: SCI 200
These drop in sessions will focus on your individual needs for setting up your grade centre for the purpose of calculating student grades. E-learning support specialists can also assist you with formatting your excel spreadsheet for uploading final grades to FSC (Faculty Service Centre). Please bring your laptop if you have one.
Come and hear from experienced SoTL researchers what the possibilities are for research into teaching and learning. Register Now
Tue, December 15,
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: SCI 331
Facilitated by: Heather Hurren
Participants will review best practices in assessment including connecting assessments to learning outcomes, rubric design, providing effective feedback, assessing teamwork, peer assessment and large class assessment ideas. Register Now
Participants will begin work on a course they wish to design. This is a condensed version of the 4 day seminar so the process will be collapsed into one day. Register Now
Bringing Focus and SO Much More to Your Classes
Wed, December 16
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: SCI 396
Presented by: Dr. Sally Willis-Stewart, Sr. Instructor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Although the classroom environment is drastically changing with the inclusion of technology, different modes of instruction, and different classroom configurations, the lecture-style class and it’s sedentary nature, is a reality.
Sitting for long periods of time is not conducive to health or to learning. The health of our students is paramount for their academic success and our success as an educational and research institution.
This workshop will introduce you to, and invite you to participate in, a pilot project of bringing "random acts of exercise" to your classes. Short, 2-3 minute exercise breaks, presented on video, allows you, the instructor, to easily insert this into the middle of a long lecture. The "captive" classroom environment is a perfect opportunity to have students engage in short exercise breaks which have the potential to influence their enjoyment, belonging, learning, physical activity and health, and thus, hopefully grades and retention.