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Aug
Wed
24

Using and Adapting Open Textbooks

Fall Event with Heather M. Ross
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Open textbooks are now being used in a number of courses at the U of S. These resources are free for students and provide instructors with the opportunity to modify the texts to meet their needs. This session will provide an introduction to open textbooks including what they are, how to find them, and how to integrate them into courses, as well as how to customize them to meet specific course needs.

 

Format: Intro & Go
This session-type is an introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started - and then GO! This is basically a "Short & Snappy" session WITH time for discussion questions, sharing ideas and reactions, and to explore a little bit more. Think of it as a mini-presentation like you might experience at a conference followed by a coffee chat.  These sessions are typically 80-90 minutes.

Aug
Wed
24

Teaching Perspectives Inventory

Fall Event with Barb Schindelka
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Whether you are preparing for a teaching evaluation, creating a teaching portfolio, or reflecting on your teaching, the Teaching Perspectives Inventory can be a useful tool for reflection and feedback. It is a 45 item inventory that helps assess your perceptions and personal orientation to teaching, and how they are manifested in your beliefs, intentions and actions. The TPI is also not a diagnostic or evaluative tool.    

In this session, participants will use their own TPI summaries to reflect on their teaching and set goals for improving their own teaching practice.  We ask that participants complete the TPI online in advance and bring a print out of their results to this session. Take the TPI for free at http://www.teachingperspectives.com/tpi/ .

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.

Aug
Thu
25

Postdoctoral Fellow Orientation

Fall Event
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

BIOL 106

Postdocs who are beginning a fellowship or who are currently employed by the U of S are welcome to attend this full day orientation to opportunities and information. Sessions will include a presentation about postdoctoral funding opportunities through Mitacs, programming for teaching and professional development through the GMCTE, and information from Human Resources about working at the U of S as a newcomer to Canada.
Aug
Thu
25

New Faculty Orientation

Fall Event
10:30 AM to 7:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12, MURRAY 50.18, MURRAY 50.3, MURRAY G3

10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee in G3 Murray Building

11:00 - 11:30 -  Welcome: Nancy Turner, Jim Germida, Patti McDougall

11:30 - 1:00 - Lunch at the University Club

1:00 - 3:00 - Introductions to the staff and services at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness

3:15 - 5:00 - Talks at the Convocation Hall:

  • Introduction -Jim Germida, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
  • Governance at the U of S- Beth Williamson, University Secretary
  • Facilities Management- Colin Tennent, Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management
  • Research Services and Ethics- Susan Blum, Director, Research Services and Ethics Office
  • Financial Services - Juff Dumba, Associate-Voice President, Financial Services
  • Technology Services on Campus- Shari Baraniuk, CIO and Associate Vice-President, Information and Communications Technology
  • Teaching, Learning & Students- Patti McDougall, Vice-Provist, Teaching and Learning
  • "My Pension Plan" - Kendra Dumont, Pension Manager

5:30 - 7:00 - Reception at the University Club

To RSVP, please visit our New Faculty Orientation Webpage.

Aug
Fri
26

Attention & Memory: Increasing Students' Learning

Fall Event with Jennifer Briere & Carolyn Hoessler
9:00 AM to 10:30 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Why do students forget? How do they remember? We follow the path of attention to describe how memory works,  and identify practical strategies you can use to improve memory for key concepts and skills in your courses. With opportunity to see examples, select a strategy, and make plans, this expansion pack session offers a “memorable" start to the term.

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.


 

Aug
Fri
26

Online Teaching Incubator

Fall Event with Ryan Banow & Wenona Partridge
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

This session aims to bring together faculty and instructors that teach online courses or plan to teach online. This is an opportunity to meet one another, to discuss shared challenges, and to explore the varied strategies that have been implemented. Potential topics may be around facilitating discussion boards, managing student emails, holding synchronous (live) sessions, and assessing students effectively.

Please contact gmcte@usask.ca for more information or to register.

Format: Incubator
The purpose of this type of session is to bring together colleagues with shared goals and interest in an emerging topic. The time is used to work, connect, brainstorm, explore, develop, and share to move projects forward, while connecting with colleagues. There won't be any presentations or workshop-type activities - this is colleagues working together. The length of incubators varies depending on the needs of the group.


 

Aug
Fri
26

Giving & Receiving Effective Feedback

Fall Event with Barb Schindelka
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Giving and receiving feedback effectively is an essential skill in teaching and learning. After completing this three hour session, you should be able to:

  • Explain the purposes of constructive and corrective feedback in teaching and learning
  • Describe the principles of effective feedback
  • Identify challenges that may arise in giving and receiving feedback
  • Practice giving and receiving feedback using different feedback frameworks

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.


Aug
Mon
29
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4:30 PM

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) for Graduate Students

Fall Event with Tereigh Ewert-Bauer & Wenona Partridge & Barb Schindelka

MURRAY 50.12

This course runs over four days - August 29, 30 and 31, and September 1 (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 "August 29" 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 "August 29" for registration, but the course runs for four consecutive days.

For more information, visit the Instructional Skills Workshop page.

Aug
Mon
29

Funding Available Through GMCTE

Fall Event with Susan Bens & Heather Ross
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM

MURRAY G3

Did you know that funding is available to support curriculum innovations, experiential learning, and development of open educational resources?   At this session, come learn about the key criteria, the simple application processes, and the helpful assistance that is available during the application process and beyond via the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness.

 

Format: Short & Snappy
Short & Snappy sessions are a speedy way to get introductory information on a new-to-you topic. Think "info-mercial" - fast and to the point. There is not a lot of time for discussion or questions, BUT you can stop at Starbucks, grab a beverage, pop over to the GMCTE classroom, and leave 30 minutes later with a new idea and information about how to learn more when you want to!


 

Aug
Mon
29

Why do we Acknowledge Treaty 6 & Metis?

Fall Event with Stryker Calvez
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

MURRAY G3

Across campus people are starting to acknowledge that the University is on Treaty 6’s traditional territory and homeland of the Metis. Do you know why or why it is important? If not, or even if you do, come find out how this statement supports reconciliation.

Format: Short & Snappy
Short & Snappy sessions are a speedy way to get introductory information on a new-to-you topic. Think "info-mercial" - fast and to the point. There is not a lot of time for discussion or questions, BUT you can stop at Starbucks, grab a beverage, pop over to the GMCTE classroom, and leave 30 minutes later with a new idea and information about how to learn more when you want to!

Aug
Mon
29

Just for STEM Instructors

Fall Event with Ryan Banow
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

This session brings together faculty and instructors that teach in a variety of STEM disciplines. This is an opportunity to meet one another, to discuss shared challenges, and to explore the varied strategies that have been implemented. 

  • The focus of this session is on students' Math skills and abilities. Representatives from the Math Department will share information about the Math Placement Test that has been in place for the past few years. Topics include: What is the MPT? How are the results being used? Can other departments utilize the results? What tips do you have for other departments wishing to implement something similar?
  • We will also meet with Lisa Eberharter from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education. She will provide an overview of the recently implemented Math curricula followed by a Q and A session.


?Please contact gmcte@usask.ca for more information or to register.

Format: Just for You
Co-created with specific groups, Just for You sessions focus on topics, examples and approaches specific to a discipline or role, with the format determined by the goals of the group. These sessions are tailored to your needs. Interestingly, these sessions can use any of the format structures; their uniqueness is the group.  As you might imagine, length and format depend on the desired outcomes of the groups.


Aug
Tue
30

Data for Accreditation & Program Improvement

Fall Event with Susan Bens & Tamara El Hawat & Jim Greer & Carolyn Hoessler & Russ Isinger & Alison Pickrell
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Accreditation and program improvement have varying data requirements, depending on your program.  This session will be presented using stations where data tools available at the U of S will be demonstrated and followed by an opportunity for question and answer.  You will see some of what is available and get connected to the people who can help you further with your specific questions.

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.


Aug
Tue
30

Exploring the Meaning and Importance of Reconciliation

Fall Event with Stryker Calvez
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

MURRAY G3

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action are meant to support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. This session will explore what reconciliation means to each individual here at the University of Saskatchewan.

Format: Intro & Go
This session-type is an introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started - and then GO! This is basically a "Short & Snappy" session WITH time for discussion questions, sharing ideas and reactions, and to explore a little bit more. Think of it as a mini-presentation like you might experience at a conference followed by a coffee chat.  These sessions are typically 80-90 minutes.


Aug
Tue
30

Copyright in Teaching: What Can You Use?

Fall Event with Ryan Banow & Kate Langrell
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

This interactive session helps you gain a better understanding of what you can show in class, what you can post online, and what you can photocopy to hand out to your class. Your presenters are Kate Langrell, the U of S Copyright Coordinator, and GMCTE Instructional Designer Ryan Banow. They will provide information on recent changes to copyright legislation and help you understand what you can post and/or distribute under the new legislation and under the university’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.


Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.

 

Aug
Wed
31

Integrating Digital and Information Literacy Into Courses

Fall Event with Angie Gerrard & Heather M. Ross
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

MURRAY G3

Do your students know how to find relevant information for your course? Can they determine if a source is reliable? Do they know how to protect their personal and professional identities online? Through this session participants will explore and reflect upon how instructors can integrate skills students need to discover and evaluate information found online, whether through a web?site, e-journal, or other online sources of information.

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.


 

Aug
Wed
31

Open Textbook Adaptation/Creation Incubator

Fall Event with Heather M. Ross
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

MURRAY G3

This session will provide an opportunity for those working on the adaptation / creation of open textbooks to meet and discuss issues and concerns related the process including finding resources, working with Pressbooks, understanding Creative Commons licensing, and other topics that may arise. Those who are using, or have expressed interest in using and open textbook, but are not yet adapting or creating one are also welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact gmcte@usask.ca for more information or to register.

Format: Incubator
The purpose of this type of session is to bring together colleagues with shared goals and interest in an emerging topic. The time is used to work, connect, brainstorm, explore, develop, and share to move projects forward, while connecting with colleagues. There won't be any presentations or workshop-type activities - this is colleagues working together. The length of incubators varies depending on the needs of the group.


 

Aug
Wed
31

Flipped Teaching Incubator

Fall Event with Ryan Banow
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

MURRAY G3

This session focuses on the teaching and learning strategies "flipped teaching" and "flipped classrooms". Flipped teaching is commonly understood as having students learn the content that they would normally learn during a lecture prior to class, which frees up class time for application activities. Find out how instructors have been implementing and experimenting with these strategies at the U of S over the past number of years. Discuss what has worked well and what has not in order to develop best practices. If you have been flipping or are brand new to the concept, please join us!

Please contact gmcte@usask.ca for more information or to register.

Format: Incubator
The purpose of this type of session is to bring together colleagues with shared goals and interest in an emerging topic. The time is used to work, connect, brainstorm, explore, develop, and share to move projects forward, while connecting with colleagues. There won't be any presentations or workshop-type activities - this is colleagues working together. The length of incubators varies depending on the needs of the group.

Aug
Wed
31

Exploring Teaching Competencies for Indigenization

Fall Event with Stryker Calvez
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

Indigenization is more than content; it is a process of teaching that supports the learning of students who are linguistically, culturally, socially or in other ways different from the instructor or from each other. This session will explore different elements that enhance teac?hing competencies that support an intercultural classroom.

Format: Intro & Go
This session-type is an introduction to a teaching technique, tool or strategy - just enough information to get you started - and then GO! This is basically a "Short & Snappy" session WITH time for discussion questions, sharing ideas and reactions, and to explore a little bit more. Think of it as a mini-presentation like you might experience at a conference followed by a coffee chat.  These sessions are typically 80-90 minutes.


 

Sep
Thu
1

Teaching with Top Hat

Fall Event with Ryan Banow & Tyson Brown
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Student response systems, such as Top Hat, are great tools for increasing student engagement and quickly gathering feedback from a large number of students. Rather than focusing on the technical "how-to" aspects of using Top Hat, this session will focus on specific teaching strategies for using Top Hat effectively. One specific strategy that we will explore closely is "Peer Instruction" as developed by Dr. Eric Mazur. We will also briefly look at how you could implement these strategies without using technology. For the purposes on this session, please bring a web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, laptop).

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.


 

Sep
Thu
1

Conscious About Managing Change: The Prosci Management ADKAR Model

Fall Event with Sheryl Mills
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This session will provide an introduction to the Prosci Management/ADKAR Change model: what it is, how and when to apply the principles and how it relates to the implementation of new courses, programs, strategic initiatives, and classroom practices. By the end of the session you will be able to :

1. List the five elements of ADKAR model;
2. Give examples of each of the five elements; 
3. Identify the five elements in a practice case study;
4. Apply the principles to a change initiative of your own.

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.

Sep
Thu
1

Stories from Librarian and Faculty Partnerships

Fall Event with Kristin Bogdan
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Partnerships between librarians and faculty will help with student-centered learning. Today’s information landscape is overwhelming and having a librarian’s expertise built into the curriculum will enable students to navigate this landscape, build confidence, develop life-long learners and help with student retention for graduate programs.

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.

Sep
Thu
1

Assignments, Rubrics, and Grading in Blackboard - It's Easier Than You Think

Fall Event with Janis Shirriff
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

This hands-on session will guide you through the creation of an online assignment, an associated rubric and the grade centre in Blackboard. Set up columns that calculate percent totals of labs, assignments, quizzes, participation and the final exam for an automatically calculated final grade. Be the student and the instructor and participate in both sides of the Blackboard experience.

Format: Expansion Pack
Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work.  This is more of a traditional workshop format: activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. Expansion Pack lengths vary, but are typically around 2 hours.


Sep
Mon
19
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Oct
Fri
21
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4:00 PM

Introduction to Teaching Online

GMCTE Event with Karla Panchuk & Wenona Partridge

Online

This non-credit course will provide instructors with information  and ideas for teaching online, whether the intention is to teach a course exclusively online, or simply to incorporate online components Experience teaching online is not required.  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

We will be using an open text book for this class, which you may view free of charge by following this link:  bit.ly/ITOtext .

Sep
Tue
20
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Dec
Tue
6
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4:00 PM

Reflective Teaching Portfolio Short Course

GMCTE Course with Wenona Partridge & Debbie Pushor

MURRAY G3

The aim of this short course is to bring together a community of teachers (including graduate students, faculty, sessional lecturers, advisors, and staff) who are interested in developing and discussing a reflective teaching or advising practice. For tenure track faculty, reflecting on one’s teaching practice provides a solid foundation on which to build a case file, similarly for sessionals, graduate students, staff, and advisors, reflecting on your teaching or advising practice will help rejuvenate your practice and prepare you well when applying for academic, staff, or teaching positions.

All classes held once each month on a Tuesday, from 1:30 - 4pm, in Murray G3 (to the left of the circulation desk in the Murray Library).

Topic schedule, each Tuesday:

  • September 20: Reflecting on Your Teaching Practice
  • October 18: Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • November 22: Selecting Best Evidence from Your Teaching Practice 
  • December 6: Reflecting on Feedback from Your Teaching Practice

For more information about this course, contact wenona.partridge@usask.ca


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

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
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
Thu
3

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.
Nov
Mon
7
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9:00 AM
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Nov
Thu
10
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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.