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GMCTE Courses

GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching

Spring Fortnight

Sharing, Celebrating, and Reflecting on Teaching Practices

GMCTE Events

Discussion about teaching at the 4th Annual SoTL Symposium

Celebration of Teaching

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

Announcements

Upcoming Events

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
Tue
24
Starts
9:00 AM
to
May
Fri
27
Ends
4:30 PM

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.

Jul
Mon
25
Starts
9:00 AM
to
Jul
Thu
28
Ends
4:30 PM

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.

Aug
Mon
29
Starts
9:00 AM
to
Sep
Thu
1
Ends
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.