We invite educators to share best practices and disseminate their research in sessions that will explore student learning, using inquiry in the undergraduate classroom, flexible learning environments and optimum first year experiences.
Deadline for proposal submission is February 28, 2013.
You are invited to join us for a morning of inquiry and discussion of opportunities for leveraging flexible learning. Flexible learning strategies such as flipped, blended or online provide students with new ways of engaging with course content, peers and instructor. Tony Bates has extensive experience with flexible learning and will lead an interactive discussion on:
- the types of learning environments that are possible with this strategy,
- why we would consider this approach, and
- how faculty would consider the implementation of flexible learning with their teaching.
Tony will moderate a round table session providing an opportunity for participants to share and discuss practical approaches to enhancing learning in and out of the classroom. The conversation will continue over lunch.
A light lunch will be provided.
Provost Wes Pue announced at the Provost's Forum on Flexible Learning an internal grant that will provide support for faculty members to develop genuinely innovative approaches to creating flexible learning environments. For more details
Faculty are invited to join in a
Tuesday, February 26
The discussion will begin with Professor Buszard providing insights into teaching excellence, followed by an open discussion.
Starting at 12 noon, ending at 1 p.m.
Coffee and tea will be provided at 11:50 a.m.
UNC 200 Ballroom
RSVP to Lynne McPherson at email@example.com
or register online
Prerequisites: Bring your laptop
This presentation examines Microsoft Word's more advanced options. How should you set up the program for advanced academic writing.
-Setting up Word
-Using track changes
Description: Join us on February 7th as we videoconference with UBC Vancouver. We will explore the Sustainability Leadership course with Julian Gonzalez. We plan to engage in a dialogue about sustainability curriculum, and techniques of incorporating sustainability into the curriculum.
Prerequisites: PC Laptop with Movie Maker(http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34)
Movie Maker is a free video tool from that can be used to create and edit basic video files that can be used to introduce key concept as well as edit publisher created videos. Once created, the video content can be added to Connect course. This hands-on workshop will provide attendees an opportunity to edit a video clip with Movie Maker. An overview of several free tools that can be used to download, convert and publish video content will also be provided.
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 2013 Teaching Squares Group.
This workshop will involve reflecting on your assessment practices and examine current research in assessing students in higher education.
Prerequisites: PC or Mac Laptop with PowerPoint, computer headset
Users have the ability to enhance PowerPoint presentations with audio narrations. Once the audio has been added to a presentation it can be easily converted to a movie file making it easier for you to distribute, and easier for recipients to view. This hands-on session will allow attendees to opportunity to narrate a presentation and then convert it to a movie.
This workshop is designed to assist peer reviewers in the processes involved in summative peer review. It will also be an information session for all faculty who have questions or wish to share best practices in the peer review process. Topics will include the pre-conference setting, observation parameters, post conference tips and effective feedback practice.
Session Leader(s): Heather Hurren
This workshop is designed to enhance new and veteran teacher’s learning environment facilitation skills. The 3 day experience will involve participants learning and applying instructional design in the creation of mini-lessons that will be taught to the group. Feedback will be provided and will be incorporated in further mini-lessons and peer evaluations.
In the workshop you will:
-write learning outcomes
-use common instructional techniques
-use common instructional resources
-develop lesson plans
-give and receive objective, constructive feedback
-increase your competence and confidence as an instructor, regardless of the skill and experience level you come in with!!
The UBC Okanagan campus Disability Resource Centre would like to invite you all to a disability awareness session on Asperger’s Syndrome for faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students.
This workshop will examine what student learning outcomes are achieved by our current assessment methods. The goal will be to align the outcomes with the assessment pieces planned.
Tue, March 26, 2013 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM, SCI 331
Guest: Christopher Schneider Assistant Professor
The discussion will take the form of an open meeting hosted by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.