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Calendar of Events

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Apr
Mon
27

Just For You: Engineering

Sharing Academic Practices
10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

AGRI 2E19

Just For You event - College of Engineering

with Sean Maw

Apr
Mon
27

Just For You: Medical Sciences

Sharing Academic Practices
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

HLTH E4100

Just For You: Medical Sciences

with Sean Polreis


Please join faculty & staff from the medical sciences for exciting discussions around innovative ideas in teaching & learning. Share & learn with your colleagues in an interactive format. Confirmed presenters include Dr. Harold Bull (Microbiology & Immunology), Dr. Kyle Anderson (Biochemistry), & Dr. Michael Epstein (Centre for Integrative Medicine).

Apr
Mon
27

Just For You: Agriculture & Bioresources

Sharing Academic Practices
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

AGRI 2E17

Just For You: Agriculture & Bioresources

with Grant Wood

Apr
Mon
27

Sharing Academic Practices: Curriculum Innovation

Sharing Academic Practices
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Curriculum Innovation workshop.
Apr
Mon
27

Third Space Work Time

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Ever wished you had a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere other than your home or office, in which to do your teaching-related work? A place where the kettle was on for tea, you were welcomed with a smile, and a GMCTE teaching speclalist was on hand to answer questions, help you find teaching-related materials and resources, help you work through challenges, or discuss thoughts and ideas with you?If the answer is yes, then GMCTE's Third Space is exactly what you have been hoping for! Come join us! 
Apr
Tue
28

Intro & GO! - SMART Technologies

Sharing Academic Practices
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12

"I wish there was a way that I could learn enough about (X) to use it in my own course, and have someone there to help me when I need it...I get good ideas from workshops, but when I walk out the door I have so many other things competing for my attention that when I finally get time for planning, I've forgotten the details of my ideas!"

If you have ever had this thought, you are not alone!

Intro & GO sessions give you a brief 20-minute introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started, and then - GO! The remaining 100 minutes of the session are for you to integrate that particular technique, tool or strategy into your course, with the topic specialist(s) right there to answer questions, give suggestions, provide additional information, and help you in your planning. Ideas, time, and resources are all lined up so you can be inspired and productive.

Apr
Tue
28

Sharing Academic Practices: Open Education

Sharing Academic Practices with DeDe Dawson & Heather Ross
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will include instructors sharing about their interests in the use of open educational resources and the lessons that they've learned. Discussions will revolve around the experiences of the instructors and the sharing of ideas as to how others can follow in their footsteps.
Apr
Tue
28

Third Space Work Time

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Ever wished you had a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere other than your home or office, in which to do your teaching-related work? A place where the kettle was on for tea, you were welcomed with a smile, and a GMCTE teaching speclalist was on hand to answer questions, help you find teaching-related materials and resources, help you work through challenges, or discuss thoughts and ideas with you?If the answer is yes, then GMCTE's Third Space is exactly what you have been hoping for! Come join us! 
Apr
Wed
29

Intro & GO! - Graphic Organizers

Sharing Academic Practices with Barb Schindelka, Gwenna Moss Centre
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12

"I wish there was a way that I could learn enough about ( X ) to use it in my own course, and have someone there to help me when I need it...I get good ideas from workshops, but when I walk out the door I have so many other things competing for my attention that when I finally get time for planning, I've forgotten the details of my ideas!"

If you have ever had this thought, you are not alone!

Intro & GO sessions give you a brief 20-minute introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started, and then - GO! The remaining 100 minutes of the session are for you to integrate that particular technique, tool or strategy into your course, with the topic specialist(s) right there to answer questions, give suggestions, provide additional information, and help you in your planning. Ideas, time, and resources are all lined up so you can be inspired and productive.

Apr
Wed
29

What the #?$! is SoTL?: A lunchtime session on the lived experience of enhancing our teaching and learning

Sharing Academic Practices
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) is about researching and reflecting on teaching and learning in our own disciplines and disseminating the results of our efforts. SoTL is inherently about sharing our work in teaching and learning, whether through presentation or publication. In this session, faculty members will briefly talk about their SoTL work, then all of us - whether new-to-SoTL, intrigued, or experienced - can work with these faculty members in informal groups to explore ways that we might incorporate SoTL in our own practices.
Apr
Wed
29

Third Space Work Time

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Ever wished you had a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere other than your home or office, in which to do your teaching-related work? A place where the kettle was on for tea, you were welcomed with a smile, and a GMCTE teaching speclalist was on hand to answer questions, help you find teaching-related materials and resources, help you work through challenges, or discuss thoughts and ideas with you?If the answer is yes, then GMCTE's Third Space is exactly what you have been hoping for! Come join us! 
Apr
Thu
30

Community-based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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 Outreach and Engagement Office, and will take place on the U of S Campus, while participating in "Engaged Scholar Day." Participants will have pre- and post learning opportities to explore what they've learned from those who share their experiences working in community.
Apr
Thu
30

Intro & GO! - Screencast Instructional Videos

Sharing Academic Practices
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12

"I wish there was a way that I could learn enough about ( X ) to use it in my own course, and have someone there to help me when I need it...I get good ideas from workshops, but when I walk out the door I have so many other things competing for my attention that when I finally get time for planning, I've forgotten the details of my ideas!"

If you have ever had this thought, you are not alone!

Intro & GO sessions give you a brief 20-minute introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started, and then - GO! The remaining 100 minutes of the session are for you to integrate that particular technique, tool or strategy into your course, with the topic specialist(s) right there to answer questions, give suggestions, provide additional information, and help you in your planning. Ideas, time, and resources are all lined up so you can be inspired and productive.

May
Fri
1

Just For You: AP Faculty

Sharing Academic Practices
9:30 AM to 11:45 AM

University Club

Lunch to Follow. 
May
Fri
1

Just For You: New Faculty

Sharing Academic Practices
9:30 AM to 11:45 AM

University Club

Lunch to follow.
May
Mon
4

Greening the Curriculum

Sharing Academic Practices
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Health Sciences 2334

A Professional Development Workshop on Sustainability, featuring Dr. Paul Rowland. More information available at http://www.usask.ca/gmcte/sustainability. Please note - this is a two day workshop. Registration includes both Day 1 (Monday, May 4) and Day 2 (Tuesday, May 5).
May
Mon
4
Starts
9:00 AM
to
May
Fri
29
Ends
4:00 PM

Introduction to Teaching Online

Spring Workshop with Karla Panchuk & Wenona Partridge

This four-week course begins on May 4. Registration is limited to 15 participants and closes April 29.

This non-credit, online 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.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of online learning including benefits and challenges for instructors and students.
  • The importance of community in online environments
  • Best practices in facilitating online discussions
  • Articulating course expectations through the use of the syllabus and rubrics
  • Handling communication with students in a virtual classroom
  • Basic information on the technical side of teaching using Blackboard

Participants will be required to:

  • Actively participate by posting to the discussion boards on the assigned topics on a weekly basis.
  • Complete readings and watch included videos to enable them to make thoughtful posts and provide constructive feedback on the discussion boards
  • Participate in one scheduled class meeting using the online communication tool Blackboard Collaborate
May
Mon
4

Intro & Go! - Reflecting On Your Teaching Practice

Sharing Academic Practices with Carolyn Hoessler & Wenona Partridge
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12

Reflecting On Your Teaching Practice
May
Mon
4

Third Space Work Time

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Ever wished you had a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere other than your home or office, in which to do your teaching-related work? A place where the kettle was on for tea, you were welcomed with a smile, and a GMCTE teaching speclalist was on hand to answer questions, help you find teaching-related materials and resources, help you work through challenges, or discuss thoughts and ideas with you?If the answer is yes, then GMCTE's Third Space is exactly what you have been hoping for! Come join us! 
May
Tue
5

Intro & GO! - Games

Sharing Academic Practices
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12


"I wish there was a way that I could learn enough about (X) to use it in my own course, and have someone there to help me when I need it...I get good ideas from workshops, but when I walk out the door I have so many other things competing for my attention that when I finally get time for planning, I've forgotten the details of my ideas!"
If you have ever had this thought, you are not alone!

Intro & GO sessions give you a brief 20-minute introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started, and then - GO! The remaining 100 minutes of the session are for you to integrate that particular technique, tool or strategy into your course, with the topic specialist(s) right there to answer questions, give suggestions, provide additional information, and help you in your planning. Ideas, time, and resources are all lined up so you can be inspired and productive.

May
Tue
5

Third Space Work Time

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Ever wished you had a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere other than your home or office, in which to do your teaching-related work? A place where the kettle was on for tea, you were welcomed with a smile, and a GMCTE teaching speclalist was on hand to answer questions, help you find teaching-related materials and resources, help you work through challenges, or discuss thoughts and ideas with you?If the answer is yes, then GMCTE's Third Space is exactly what you have been hoping for! Come join us! 
May
Wed
6

Intro & GO! - Universal Instructional Design

Sharing Academic Practices with Susan Bens & Barb Schindelka
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12

Universal Instructional Design (UID) provides a foundation on which to build courses and educational resources that are functional for as many students as possible, regardless of their individual needs. Rather than designing for the “norm” and then making special accommodations for students with disabilities, UID involves considering how to remove barriers to maximize learning for all students.  
May
Wed
6

Incubator Session: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Sharing Academic Practices
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY G3

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
May
Wed
6

Third Space Work Time

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Ever wished you had a relaxed, friendly, and supportive atmosphere other than your home or office, in which to do your teaching-related work? A place where the kettle was on for tea, you were welcomed with a smile, and a GMCTE teaching speclalist was on hand to answer questions, help you find teaching-related materials and resources, help you work through challenges, or discuss thoughts and ideas with you?If the answer is yes, then GMCTE's Third Space is exactly what you have been hoping for! Come join us! 
May
Thu
7

Intro & GO! - Making Effective Use of Blackboard "Content" Features

Sharing Academic Practices
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY G3

Making Effective Use of Blackboard "Content" Features
May
Thu
7

Incubator Session - Engaging Students using Immediate Response Technologies

Sharing Academic Practices
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

This incubator session focuses on technological tools (including but not limited to Student Response Systems) in the classroom for formative assessment, summative assessment, and student engagement. One of the goals of this session is to help shape a vision for the future of these tools on campus.
May
Fri
8

Intro & GO! - Adopting Open Textbooks

Sharing Academic Practices with Heather Ross
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

MURRAY 50.12


"I wish there was a way that I could learn enough about (X) to use it in my own course, and have someone there to help me when I need it...I get good ideas from workshops, but when I walk out the door I have so many other things competing for my attention that when I finally get time for planning, I've forgotten the details of my ideas!"
If you have ever had this thought, you are not alone!

Intro & GO sessions give you a brief 20-minute introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started, and then - GO! The remaining 100 minutes of the session are for you to integrate that particular technique, tool or strategy into your course, with the topic specialist(s) right there to answer questions, give suggestions, provide additional information, and help you in your planning. Ideas, time, and resources are all lined up so you can be inspired and productive.

May
Fri
8

Participant Lunch

Sharing Academic Practices
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM

TBA

All participants in Sharing Teaching Practices events are invited!
May
Fri
8

Intro & GO! - Curriculum Innovation Fund Work Session

Sharing Academic Practices
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Curriculum Innovation Fund - Work Session
May
Fri
15

Indigneous Land-Based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

TBA

In this gathering participants will come to understand the strengths and limitations of land-based teaching and learning, through personal experience.