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Celebration of Teaching

Join us to congratulate the 2016 Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award recipients at this year's Celebration of Teaching!

Spring Fortnight

Sharing, Celebrating, and Reflecting on Teaching Practices

GMCTE Events

Discussion about teaching at the 4th Annual SoTL Symposium

GMCTE Courses

GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching

Announcements

Upcoming Events

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Inclusive Teaching Practices

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Tereigh Ewert-Bauer
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Inclusive Teaching Practices (Session Type: Expansion Pack)

Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work. A recent example is the session "Choice in Assessment”. This is more of a traditional workshop format—activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. These sessions are typically 2-3 hours.

Apr
Fri
29

Clear Speaking for Clear Teaching

GMCTE Fortnight Event
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Presented by: Randa Tomczak, Speech Pathologist

Clear Speaking for Clear Teaching (Session Type: 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 Snapper 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. Recent examples include Open, SoTL, Games. These sessions are typically 80-90 minutes.

Apr
Fri
29

Celebration of Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception

GMCTE Fortnight Event
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

BIOL 106

The Gwenna Moss Centre annually hosts a Celebration of Teaching in recognition of the past academic year's award winning teachers. The Sylvia Wallace Sessional Lecturer Award and the Provost's College and Themed Teaching Awards will be presented during the formal program. U of S instructors and their guests are welcome to attend.

Reception to follow.

May
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Sustainability Course Development Institute

Event

KIRK 146

Admission:$500 (U of S Faculty register Free)

The Sustainability Course Development Institute aids faculty interested in integrating sustainability into their curriculum by providing:

  • Context for sustainability education
  • Curriculum development support
  • Criteria for sustainability in the curriculum
  • Collegial support and discussion
  • Resources and curriculum development funds

For more information, click here to be taken to the information webpage.

To register:
U of S Faculty - Please click here to contact the GMCTE
General Admission - Please click here to contact the Office of Sustainability

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Introduction to Teaching Online - online short course

GMCTE Course

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

ITO is delivered entirely online over a five week period.  Participants complete assigned readings, watch short video interviews with instructors who are experienced in teaching online, and actively engage with each other through discussion forums and "live" video/audio/text communication.

ITO is designed to provide participants with a foundation from which to develop as effective facilitators of online courses.  It also gives participants an idea of what learning online is like from the perspective of a learner, which is valuable when it comes time to design an online experience for your students.

Past participants have come from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and have had a range of comfort levels with dealing with technology.  Some have experience teaching online, and others are just trying to get an idea of what teaching online would be like.  Some are very comfortable online, and others are new to this environment.  Whether you have a lot of experience, or none at all, and whether you are tech savvy or just learning, you'll fit right in.

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.

Location: Online - no face-to-face meetings

 

May
Mon
2

Teaching with Technology for Larger Classrooms

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Mark Behrend
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

BIOL 106

Teaching with Technology for Larger Classrooms (Session Type: 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. Recent examples included student response system incubator, SoTL, Mahara & E-portfolios. Length varies.

May
Mon
2

For Those Seeking Accreditation

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Susan Bens
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

MURRAY 50.12

For Those Seeking Accreditation (Session Type: 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. Recent sessions have been sessions tailored for and with Engineering, Kinesiology, AP faculty/APA, and new faculty. 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.

May
Mon
2

Plan a Great Class with 4MAT

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Carolyn Hoessler & Sheryl Mills
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Plan a Great Class with 4MAT (Session Type: Expansion Pack)

Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work. A recent example is the session "Choice in Assessment”. This is more of a traditional workshop format—activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. These sessions are typically 2-3 hours.

May
Tue
3

Writing Support and Strategies Planning

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Maria Campbell & Sheryl Mills
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Writing Support and Strategies Planning (Session Type: Combination of Incubator & Just for YOU)

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. Recent examples included student response system incubator, SoTL, Mahara & E-portfolios. Length varies.

 

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. Recent sessions have been sessions tailored for and with Engineering, Kinesiology, AP faculty/APA, and new faculty. 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.

May
Tue
3

Indigenous Knowledge and Protocols: More than Just Content

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Stryker Calvez & Maria Campbell
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Indigenous Knowledge and Protocols: More than Just Content (Session Type: Expansion Pack)

Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work. A recent example is the session "Choice in Assessment”. This is more of a traditional workshop format—activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. These sessions are typically 2-3 hours.

May
Wed
4

For Online Teachers (You can attend virtually!)

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Ryan Banow
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Please Note: This course may also be attended virtually. A link to attend will be sent to all registrants.

For Online Teachers (Session Type: 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 determind by the goals of the group. These sessions are tailored to your needs. Recent sessions have been sessions tailored for and with Engineering, Kinesiology, AP faculty/APA, and new faculty. 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.

May
Wed
4

Reflecting on Teaching Evaluations

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Nancy Turner
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

MURRAY 102

Reflecting on Teaching Evaluations (Session Type: 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. Recent examples included student response system incubator, SoTL, Mahara & E-portfolios. Length varies.

May
Thu
5

For Instructors of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Ryan Banow
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY G3

For Instructors of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) (Session Type: 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. Recent sessions have been sessions tailored for and with Engineering, Kinesiology, AP faculty/APA, and new faculty. 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.

May
Thu
5

Preparing & Personalizing Your Course Syllabus

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Kim West
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Preparing & Personalizing Your Course Syllabus (Session Type: Expansion Pack)

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.  This session will look at creating a course syllabus with this policy in mind.

Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work. A recent example is the session "Choice in Assessment”. This is more of a traditional workshop format—activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. These sessions are typically 2-3 hours.

May
Thu
5

Library Indigenous Voices - Experiential Component Planning

Indigenous Voices Event with Sheryl Mills
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

MURRAY 102

Library Indigenous Voices - Experiential Component Planning (Session Type: 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. Recent sessions have been sessions tailored for and with Engineering, Kinesiology, AP faculty/APA, and new faculty. 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.

May
Thu
5

Campus Café: Hearing from Provost's Teaching Award Winners

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Sheryl Mills
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Murray Bldg Collaborative Learning Lab

Campus Café: Hearing from Provost's Teaching Award Winners

The purpose of the Campus Café is to hear from colleagues about their approaches and lessons they have learned on a particular topic. Picture several small conversation groups that shift every 20 minutes or so… At each table, one of your colleagues—or YOU!—is sharing a cool teaching idea. You may have experienced this called a “World Café” at conferences. Here we are highlighting good things happening on OUR campus. Recent topic examples include faculty members sharing ideas about active learning approaches in their classroom, SoTL, assessment practices, etc. These sessions typically run 90 minutes. Then you are on your way having a handful of new ideas and several new connections!

May
Fri
6

Pluralistic Ways of Knowing: The Conflict of Western Culture

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Stryker Calvez
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

MURRAY 50.12

Pluralistic Ways of Knowing: The Conflict of Western Culture (Session Type: 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 Snapper 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. Recent examples include Open, SoTL, Games. These sessions are typically 80-90 minutes.

May
Fri
6

Teaching and Learning Research Questions

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Carolyn Hoessler
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Teaching and Learning Research Questions (Session Type: 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 Snapper 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. Recent examples include Open, SoTL, Games. These sessions are typically 80-90 minutes.

May
Fri
6

Developing Reflective Teaching Portfolios

GMCTE Fortnight Event with Wenona Partridge
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

MURRAY 50.12

Developing Reflective Teaching Portfolios (Session Type: Expansion Pack)

Expansion Pack sessions offer further application and strategies of a specific concept or challenge with focused time for more in-depth work. A recent example is the session "Choice in Assessment”. This is more of a traditional workshop format—activities combined with new information and time to apply the principles and receive feedback. These sessions are typically 2-3 hours.

May
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Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Instructional Skills Workshop with Tereigh Ewert-Bauer & Wenona Partridge & Barb Schindelka & Kim West

MURRAY 50.12

This course runs over four days - May 24, 25, 26, and 27 (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 "May 24" 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 "May 24" for registration, but the course runs for four consecutive days.

For more information, visit the Instructional Skills Workshop page.

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Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Instructional Skills Workshop with Susan Bens & Carolyn Hoessler & Barb Schindelka

MURRAY 50.12

This course runs over four days - July 25, 26, 27, and 28 (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 "July 25" 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 "July 25" for registration, but the course runs for four consecutive days.

For more information, visit the Instructional Skills Workshop page.

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4:30 PM

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Instructional Skills Workshop with Tereigh Ewert-Bauer & Carolyn Hoessler & 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.