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Team projects being completed using our library resources.


The Centre facilitates a number of Communities of Practice. All faculty are welcome to join at any time.

Community of Practice for Elearning
You are invited to join the UBC Okanagan Community of Practice for Elearning! If you are interested in strategies that harness the power of using technology to promote student engagement ,  helping students to change from passive to active learners, join us to participate in this exciting discussion at our next meeting.  

Click here to access our Doodle scheduler to indicate which times work for you!  

Team-Based Learning
Join us for a webinar with expert Larry Michaelsen

Date: Monday, March 8


Problem Based Learning
We will be hosting a video conference session with UBC Vancouver on PBL & Assessment.

Date: Tuesday, March 16


Critical Thinking Community of Practice Meeting

Date: Friday, March 19
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: ADM 044


Instructional Writing Group
Watch future editions for upcoming dates

Resource of the Month

teaching portfolio

Teaching Portfolios by Peter Seldin
Available at UBC Okanagan Library
LB2333.S46 2004

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You are reading the first monthly email that the Centre for Teaching and Learning will be sending out. The Centre for Teaching and Learning promotes and supports excellence in teaching and learning. UBC Okanagan faculty are provided with a variety of academic growth opportunities including peer mentoring programs, training workshops, learning technology support and resources on teaching practices.

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Teaching Portfolios
What should I include? What do others look like? Find out the answers to these questions and more at the next Portfolio workshop.

Friday, March 5
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: SCI 331
Register online


Deadline for Learning Conference Proposals
UBC Okanagan 6th Annual Learning Conference
Learning Through Research
May 5 & 6, 2010
Call for Proposals!

UBC Okanagan invites proposals for the 6th annual Learning Conference
Submit proposals online

Deadline for submission of proposals is March 8, 2010.


Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Event
In conjunction with Research Week, hear faculty present their current research on teaching and learning. Also presenting will be the new student group promoting undergraduate research.

Tuesday, March 9


Wikis in WebCT Vista
A wiki is a website which allows multiple authors to create and edit content.  Learn how to set up a wiki inside WebCT Vista for collaborative writing as well as adding images and video. Share ideas on how wikis can be used to build community in your course and enhance student learning.

Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 1- 2 p.m.
Session Leader: Vania Chan
Location: SCI 331
Register online

D.A.T.E. (Discussions About Teaching Excellence)
with Guest Jan Cioe

Date: Friday, March 19
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: LIB305
Register online

Come and join the discussion about teaching excellence.

Reflecting on Your Teaching Workshop
Become a reflective practitioner. What works well that we continue to develop and what should we avoid in future offerings of the same course? Lets discuss how to effectively reflect on what we have accomplished.

Date: Friday, March 26
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: SC 331
Register online

Centre Wind-up Event
The term is already drawing to a close so we want to celebrate faculty achievements. All faculty are welcome to join the celebration. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 31
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: ADM044

For more information on the events listed below and to register

visit the website

in review

Faculty Engage in Mid-Winter Break Activities
The Centre for Teaching & Learning facilitated a number of workshops during the first 3 days of Mid-Winter Break. Many vigorous discussions ensued during workshops on Sustainability, Student Engagement, Student Peer Evaluation while many faculty honed their skills using pieces of technology that assist in their teaching like Vista, Turnitin and iClickers.

Thanks to the many faculty that attended and for those faculty who offered their expertise in helping the Centre offer the workshops.

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