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GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching

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Discussion about teaching at the 4th Annual SoTL Symposium

Teaching Awards

Annual Celebration of Teaching

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Upcoming Events

Feb
Wed
17

Instructional Skills Workshop

ISW with Tereigh Ewert-Bauer & Wenona Partridge & Barb Schindelka & Kim West
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Deadline for registration has passed.

This course runs over three days - February 17, 18, and 19th (from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day).  Attendance at all three days is required. 

Please note: on the registration site, you will select only "February 17" for registration, but the course runs for three consecutive days.

Would you appreciate the opportunity to enhance your teaching skills and strategies, based on theory and practice, before classes start?

The GMCTE is offering a short professional development program to support faculty, sessional lecturers, and graduate student teachers.  This three-day (24 hours total) workshop is recognized internationally as the Instructional Skills Workshop (http://iswnetwork.ca). Your participation in the interactive workshop will facilitate:

  • familiarization with essential teaching theory and practices
  • development of feedback skills
  • approaches to writing learning objectives and lesson plans
  • skills and confidence in implementing the aforementioned by teaching three mini-lessons, and receiving invaluable feedback  from peers and the facilitators
  • skills for critical self-reflection
  • establishing supportive relationships with peers
  • and, a focus on creating inclusive learning environments.

We encourage you to take advantage of this practical opportunity, and to register as soon as possible: spaces are limited.

Please Note: On the registration site, you will select only "February 17" for registration, but the course runs for three consecutive days.

For more information, visit the Instructional Skills Workshop page.

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Feb
Tue
23

3-Part Series: Part 2 - Innovative Anti-Racism Pedagogy for the Classroom

Indigenous Voices event
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

This is the second session in the series of three and it will focus on how to apply the theories discussed in the previous session (and attendance at the last session is not required). The group activities will address the application of Anti-racist Anti-oppressive theory with a focus on how colonial contexts position our perceptions. Drawing from Kumashiro's (2000) framework, groups will discuss the four ways anti-oppressive education is often conceptualized and used, and we will explore how anti-oppressive education can be used in our learning/teaching/working environments. The goal of the session is to help attendees to develop specific strategies for using anti-racist / anti-oppressive pedagogies.
Feb
Fri
26

Positive Space 101

Positive Space 101
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by volunteers from the Provost's Advisory Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity. The facilitators will introduce vocabulary commonly used on the U of S campus and approaches to ensuring you are providing a positive space for LGBTQA+ individuals. The session is open to all members of the U of S campus community, Faculty, Staff, and Students. Registration is limited by the capacity of the room.
Mar
Thu
3

Course Design Institute

Mini Course
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

The Gwenna Moss Centre is pleased to provide a course design workshop for faculty. Enrolment is limited to 10 participants. The GMCTE will send participants a small packet of resources prior to the start date.

Course Design Institute (CDI) is offered in a blended format consisting of three face-to-face sessions as well as online materials and activities. The face-to-face sessions are held one day each week in the afternoon for three weeks. For more details and the application, see the Course Design Institute website.

 

Thursday March 3 - 1:30 - 4:30

Thursday March 10 - 1:30 - 4:30

Thursday March 17 - 1:30 - 4:30

Mar
Thu
17

Meet, Seek, & Do - Graduate Professional Skills Certificate Information Session

Professional Skills with Patricia Dowling & Wenona Partridge & Natalia Terekhova & Kim West
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Grad Student Association Commons, Emmanuel and St. Chad

Graduate Certificate Program Information Session

All graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to this information session by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE). 

The session will provide you with information about the GMCTE's courses and services offered to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The session will provide information about the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate program. 

It is an excellent chance to ask questions and meet other graduate students.

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available! 

You may attend this session on either of these two dates: March 17 12-1pm or April 4 4-5pm.

For information about the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate program, visit:  http://www.usask.ca/gradproskills/

Mar
Fri
18

Positive Space 101

Positive Space 101
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM

MURRAY 102

This interactive workshop will be facilitated by volunteers from the Provost's Advisory Committee on Gender and Sexual Diversity. The facilitators will introduce vocabulary commonly used on the U of S campus and approaches to ensuring you are providing a positive space for LGBTQA+ individuals. The session is open to all members of the U of S campus community, Faculty, Staff, and Students. Registration is limited by the capacity of the room.
Mar
Mon
21

What is Inclusivity at the U of S? Workshop

U of S Inclusivity Working Group with Maria Campbell & Patti McDougall & Jack Saddleback & Derek Tannis
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

In recognition of The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discirmination, we invite faculty, staff, and students from the University of Saskatchewan to join in a facilitated discussion on What is Inclusivity at the U of S? This is an opportunity to renew our commitment to diversity and inclusion and consider what a culture of inclusion means for us in our work on  campus and in the broader community. 
Mar
Tue
29

3-Part Series: Part 3 - Applying Anti-Racism Theory and Pedagogy in the Classroom

Indigenous Voices event
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Part 3 of a 3-part series on anti-racism theory and pedagogy in the classroom.
Apr
Mon
4

Meet, Seek, & Do - Graduate Professional Skills Certificate Information Session

Professional Skills with Patricia Dowling & Wenona Partridge & Natalia Terekhova & Kim West
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Grad Student Association Commons, Emmanuel and St. Chad

Graduate Certificate Program Information Session

All graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are invited to this information session by the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness (GMCTE). 

The session will provide you with information about the GMCTE's courses and services offered to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. The session will provide information about the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate program.  

It is an excellent chance to ask questions and meet other graduate students. 

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be available! 

You may attend this session on either of these two dates: March 17 12-1pm or April 4 4-5pm.

For information about the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate program, visit:  http://www.usask.ca/gradproskills/

Apr
Thu
14

Personalizing & Preparing Your Course Syllabus

Winter Workshop with Heather Ross & Kim West
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Your course syllabi can be very important to the students in your classes, providing them with information on assignments, quizzes and exams, your office hours and other valuable information about the class. But, your syllabus can also show students about who you are as a person and an instructor through its format and tone.

The University of Saskatchewan Academic Courses Policy details the requirements of what should be included in every syllabus.  This session will look at creating a course syllabus with this policy in mind.
May
Mon
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Fri
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9:00 AM

Introduction to Teaching Online - online short course

Mini Course

This non-credit course provides you with information and ideas for teaching online, whether your intention is to teach a course exclusively online, or simply to incorporate online components. Experience teaching online is not required. 

ITO is delivered entirely online over a five week period.  Participants complete assigned readings, watch short video interviews with instructors who are experienced in teaching online, and actively engage with each other through discussion forums and "live" video/audio/text communication.

ITO is designed to provide participants with a foundation from which to develop as effective facilitators of online courses.  It also gives participants an idea of what learning online is like from the perspective of a learner, which is valuable when it comes time to design an online experience for your students.

Past participants have come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and have had a range of comfort levels with dealing with technology.  Some have experience teaching online, and others are just trying to get an idea of what teaching online would be like.  Some are very comfortable online, and others are new to this environment.  Whether you have a lot of experience, or none at all, and whether you are tech savvy or just learning, you'll fit right in.

We will be using an open text book for this class, which you may view free of charge by following this link: bit.ly/ITOtext.

Location: Online - no face-to-face meetings