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.
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.
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.
Indigenous Voices event with Geraldine Balzer
In this gathering participants will come to understand the strengths and limitations of community-based teaching and learning, through personal experience. This gathering is being hosted in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan's Outreach and Engagement Office, and will take place in the classroom space at Station 20 West.
The Indigenous Voices program invites young leaders to join us on this journey of supporting positive steps towards decolonizing and Indigenizing our institution. The young leaders retreat will offer you a chance to gain new information and benefit from the teachings by the Elders. Space is limited, so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in participating. Meals and transportation will be available.