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Aboriginal Community Based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Rural, northern Aboriginal and First Nation communities in Saskatchewan have diverse social, geographic and economic characteristics where communities are tied to the land by historical and cultural traditions.  Disparity exists between urban and rural areas in basic infrastructure (physical, human, organization and administrative structures), communication networks and available community capacity.

Navigating and building respectful relationships within this context requires knowledge and understanding of the holistic and cultural diversity that exists within these communities.  Urban oriented engagement strategies tend not to easily transfer to address specific community based needs in rural, northern Aboriginal and First Nation communities.

In this gathering participants will come to understand effective practices to engage in local protocols, negotiating research agreements, and establishing mutually beneficial relationships.


Teaching and Learning with (Webinar)

Feature Event
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Lynda Webinar representative, Taryn Wieser will be hosting a live webinar, April 30 th . Learn about the extensive library and walk away with advanced tips & tricks. You won’t want to miss this! Some highlights of the webinar will include:

  • Creating educational materials for students using the latest e-learning and educational technology tools
  • Enhancing your professional development
  • Pursuing the flipped classroom model

About provides unlimited access to an online library of high-quality instructional videos on the latest software tools and skills.

With more than 2,500 courses taught by industry experts—and more added every week— is designed for all levels of learners and is available whenever you’re ready to learn.

You can attend this webinar in person at the Collaborative Learning Lab (Murray Library room 145) or you can attend from your own computer by visiting this link: .


Classroom Based Pedagogy

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

Oskayak High School

This gathering will be focused on effective anti-oppressive and culturally responsive curriculum development, teaching, and assessment practices. Participants will co-create a relevant learning activity for use in their teaching. This gathering is being hosted in collaboration with Saskatoon community educators who are focusing on learning and teaching with Indigenous epistemologies.

Course Design Institute

Feature Event
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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

  • Thursday, May 8 (8:30am-12:30pm),
  • Thursday, May 15 (9am-12pm), and
  • Thursday, May 22 (9am-12pm)

Eligible participants may 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: 

  • Community Organizations 101: An Introduction (March 28)
  • Planning for Community Engaged Learning (April 23)
  • Indigenous Voices: Classroom Based Pedagogy (April 29)
  • Engaged Scholar Day (May 14) 

For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit: .

Applications for Course Design Institute are open at: The application deadline is Friday, April 25th. (Do not register through this system).


Land-Based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with Alexandria Wilson, Biology
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

In this gathering participants will come to understand the strengths and limitations of land-based teaching and learning, through personal experience.
9:00 AM
12:00 PM

Over Easy Flipped Experience

Feature Event with Ryan Banow & Heather M. Ross

MURRAY 50.12

The Gwenna Moss Centre is pleased to provide a new Flipped Teaching immersive experience for faculty.

  • The next "Over Easy" Flipped Experience is May 26th and 27th. 
  • "Over Easy" will be offered over one and a half days.

Deadline to apply is May 15th. (Notice of acceptance will be sent on May 16th).

What is Flipped Teaching?

Flipped teaching is the process of moving lecture content from face-to-face class time to before class by assigning it as homework. This allows for more interactive and student-centred types of learning to take place during the scheduled class time. Flipped teaching often involves, but is not limited to, students viewing lecture videos as homework.

By the end of this experience, participants should be able to:

  1. Articulate what flipped teaching is and why it would be used.
  2. Create and distribute a lecture video.
  3. Search for and find relevant instructional videos to use in their course(s).
  4. Create a student-centred lesson plan to use in class following a lecture video.
  5. Articulate how flipped teaching could be implemented using a medium other than lecture videos.

For more information on flipped teaching, visit:

For more information on the event and to apply visit:


Introduction to Teaching Online

Spring Workshop with Heather Ross
10:50 AM to 11:40 AM

This course begins on May 26 and runs through June 24. Registration 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.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of online learning including benefits and challenges for instructors and students.
  • The importance of community in an 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

Preparing & Personalizing the Course Syllabus Using the New U of S Template

Spring Workshop with Heather Ross & Kim West
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM


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. Based on this policy and with consultations from a variety of stakeholders across the institution, the U of S Instructional Design Group created a syllabus template and accompanying guide.

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.

Participants should be prepared to engage actively in this session and to bring at least one existing syllabus from a class they have taught or will be teaching.  By the end of the workshop, participants will hopefully have a clearer sense of what to include in their course syllabus, including ideas on how to present syllabi in both creative and authentic ways.