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Oct
Tue
4

Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Learning Technologies Event with Angie Gerrard & Heather Ross
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will explore issues around good online citizenship and identity as well as the skills necessary to evaluate and utilize materials found online, whether through a web site, email, or other online sources of information.
Oct
Thu
6

Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy

Learning Technologies Event with Angie Gerrard & Heather Ross
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will explore issues around good online citizenship and identity as well as the skills necessary to evaluate and utilize materials found online, whether through a web site, email, or other online sources of information.
Oct
Tue
11

Student Response Systems and Surveys

Learning Technologies Event with Ryan Banow
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will explore options for easily gathering feedback from your students and for providing formative feedback to students. The two main tools that we will look at are Top Hat and FluidSurveys, which are both university-supported. We will look at how to use these tools to meet your goals.
Oct
Thu
13

Balancing Teaching, Research, and Life

Event
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

This workshop is for faculty who are looking for ways to better integrate and balance the many demands and joys of work and life, and achieve the goals set out in both.

Oct
Thu
13

ePortfolios

Learning Technologies Event with Wenona Partridge
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Using two GSR courses that require students to track reflective writing in their Mahara e-portfolios as a case study, we will discuss ways you can use this tool in your class. This session will include an interactive demonstration of the ePortfolio tool.
Oct
Fri
14

Effective Mentorship: Principles and Practices

Event
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

MURRAY 102

This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity for a practical exploration of what good mentorship might look like at the University of Saskatchewan and within your college or department. The elements of good mentorship will be explored and strategies for enhancing mentorship practice to enable success of your mentee will be examined.
Oct
Tue
18

Blogs and Wikis

Learning Technologies Event with Ryan Banow & Heather Ross
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will look at the possible uses for blogs and wikis in courses to provide students with opportunities for sharing, reflecting, collaborating, and learning together.
Oct
Thu
20

Podcasting and Screencasting

Learning Technologies Event with Ryan Banow & Heather Ross
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Is there a topic that you find yourself explaining over and over again? That may be a great topic to create a podcast lesson or a screencast video for. Podcasts and screencast videos are effective tools for teaching tough topics, providing material for student review, or as a part of a flipped classroom! They can also be used in addition to or in place of written feedback on student assignments. In this session we will look at how and why to use podcasts and screencasts.
Oct
Tue
25

Synchronous Tools for Virtual Classes, Office Hours, and Collaborating

Learning Technologies Event with Ryan Banow & Wenona Partridge
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will explore tools for facilitating live virtual classes and meetings. We will primarily look at university-supported tools Webex and Collaborate, but we will also touch on other common solutions, such as Skype. You will learn how to use some advanced features, including screen sharing and a virtual whiteboard.
Oct
Thu
27

Asynchronous BBLearn Tools (Discussions, Quizzes, and Assignment Submissions)

Learning Technologies Event with Ryan Banow & Wenona Partridge
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

There is always limited class time when teaching a course. Thankfully, there are ways to extend the opportunities for class discussions and assessment by using tools within Blackboard Learn. In addition, there are other built-in tools to help with the organization and administrative tasks of your teaching, such as the assignment submission tool. This session will explore how to use these tools within your classes.
Nov
Tue
1

Social Media Tools

Learning Technologies Event with Heather Ross
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

While students and instructors see uses for social media in their personal lives, these tools can also provide benefits for teaching, learning and research. This session will explore the use of some of the more common social media tools (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.) in the context of teaching and learning.
Nov
Mon
7
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Nov
Thu
10
Ends
4:30 PM

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for Faculty & Instructors

Instructional Skills Workshop with Susan Bens & Tereigh Ewert-Bauer & Carolyn Hoessler & Barb Schindelka

MURRAY 50.12

This course runs over four days - November 7, 8, 9, and 10 (from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day).  Attendance at all four days is required. 

Please note: On the registration site, you will select only "November 7" for registration, but the course runs for four 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 four-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, as space is limited.

Remember: On the registration site, you will select only "November 7" for registration, but the course runs for four consecutive days.

For more information, visit the Instructional Skills Workshop page.

Nov
Tue
8

Open Pedagogies

Learning Technologies Event with Heather Ross & Nancy Turner
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Open pedagogy allows students, through the use of open educational resources, to revise, remix, develop, and share course learning materials as individuals or through collaboration. This session will provide an introduction to this concept as well as an opportunity for participants to develop their own ideas of how to implement open pedagogy into their courses.