On September 12, beginning at 3pm in Arts 241, the President, Provost, Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning, along with the Gwenna Moss Centre, will host the 2014 University of Saskatchewan Celebration of Teaching. At the event, the Provost's teaching awards for 2014 will be presented and the University’s award-winning teachers during the past academic year will be recognized.
Indigenous Voices event with Bob Badger, Sylvia McAdam Saysewahum, Curtis Standing, Jessie Sylvester
As in any culture, there are protocols to be respected in the diverse Aboriginal tribes, bands, and even with individuals. In this gathering, participants will be introduced to some common protocols, and will learn that the differences between them can be significant. The purpose of this gathering is to familiarize participants with protocols so that they can be conscious and respectful of observing these in certain circumstances (e.g. ceremonies, prayers, feasts, and consulting Elders and Knowledge Keepers).
Although the GMCTE's official blog, Educatus, is taking a break over the summer months, you can still read past posts about a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning. We invite you to join the discussion by posting your comments, or submitting your own blog post. Please contact Heather M. Ross for more information, if you wish to contribute.
Each fall The Gwenna Moss Centre hosts a Fall Orientation to Teaching and Learning for those new to teaching or those new to the University of Saskatchewan. We welcome newly-hired faculty as well as not-so-new faculty who may have missed out on the orientation in past years. This year our orientation program runs for 3 days, with a distinctly different audience for each day. We will also be holding an Instructional Skills workshop for the three days prior to FOTL.
Spring Workshop with Heather Ross & Kim West
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 4th - 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: MURRAY G3
This session will look at the new U of S syllabus template and guide, along with ways to personalize your class syllabi. It will also look at the portion of the Academic Courses Policy related to the syllabus and how it has changed in the past year.
This course begins on May 26 and runs through June 24. Registration is limited to 15 people and closes on May 21.
Instructors Heather M. Ross and Wenona Partridge, GMCTE
This non-credit course will provide instructors with information and ideas for teaching in an online or hybrid environment. Introduction to Teaching Online is offered entirely online through Blackboard. As a participant you will experience what it is like to learn online which will help you become familiar with the environment your students will encounter in their online learning.
Location: MURRAY 50.12
Deadline to apply is May 15th (Notice of acceptance will be sent on May 16th)
The Gwenna Moss Centre is pleased to provide a course design workshop for faculty. The workshop supports you in working through the first three steps of the course design process: Analysis, Outcomes and Assessment, and Design. Enrollment in the workshop is limited to 10 participants.
This spring’s version on CDI will utilize a blended delivery model—consisting of three face-to-face sessions, online materials and activity, and a minimum of two follow-up consultations. The face-to-face sessions will be held on Thursday, May 8 (8:30am-12:30pm), Thursday, May 15 (9am-12pm), and Thursday, May 22 (9am-12pm).
Participants may be eligible to receive a $1000 project grant. Your course must introduce a focus on one or more of the University’s curricular priorities. There are upcoming events to support your development in these priority areas:
Feature Event with lynda.com representative, Taryn Wieser
Learn about the extensive lynda.com library and walk away with advanced tips & tricks. You won’t want to miss this! Some highlights of the webinar will include:
The next "Over Easy" Flipped Experience, a new Flipped Teaching immersive experience for faculty is May 26 and 27. "Over Easy" will be offered over one and a half days. The deadline to apply is May 15 and a notice of acceptance will be sent on May 16.