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Event Date & Time

  • January 21, 2016 - March 23, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Please register for this session using the ‘Register Now’ button in Green. Are you thinking of blending your course? Join us in Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (T-BLE). T-BLE is a short, immersive blended course aimed at instructors who are already teaching in the classroom and are considering moving to a blended environment. The course […]


Event Date & Time

  • January 31, 2016 - February 7, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Description

*** Please note that this workshop was cancelled *** Workshop Overview: This 3-day workshop consists of teaching practice, theory application, and topical sessions specifically relevant to Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students at UBC.  During the workshop you will teach 3 short lessons and receive feedback from your peers.  You will work closely with peers and trained […]

Series: Open Education


Event Date & Time

  • February 9, 2016
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Event Description

For students, open educational resources are becoming a core way by which they supplement their coursework.  With the proliferation of open education resources on the web, the practice of finding videos, simulations, test banks, and presentations to make clear complex subjects is simply a part of the pathway a student takes to ensure understanding.  Additionally, […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 10, 2016
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

For a list of upcoming edX sessions, click here.

UBC is adding edX to the “evolving ecosystem of learning technology platforms, tools and applications on campus”. edX can be used to provide a blended learning experience for campus-based courses, as well as UBC online and distance courses. In each of these sessions we will be highlighting a tool or functionality of the edX Edge platform and then providing you with a space for hands-on work and guided support.

In this session, we will explore how to integrate advanced components into your edX course to diversify your learning activities. We will look at components like wordcloud, polling, staff graded assignments, and more. In addition, you will also be able to chose from a variety of activities to broaden your edX experience.


Event Date & Time

  • February 11, 2016
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Drop-In Clinics are open for administrators of UBC weblogs or websites to get one-on-one support in WordPress and Wiki for Teaching and Learning or Administrative purposes. Participants should come prepared with a list of questions specific to their sites when attending this session. Specialists at the clinic will assist you in addressing and resolving those […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 12, 2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Emotions are one important mode through which members of a learning community literally feel their relationships with each other and with course content. They are thus crucial to how students and teachers understand their place in classroom spaces. In some instances, emotions in the classroom can become so excessive that they challenge the capacity of […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 15, 2016
    2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Event Description

This interactive workshop will give individuals the opportunity to work individually and collaboratively to think about ways to improve their presentation skills.  Participants will gain concrete and proven strategies they can apply to their presentations. Facilitator: Mabel Ho This event is part of the 2016 CTLT Grad Institute. For more Grad Institute events, please click here.


Event Date & Time

  • February 16, 2016
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

It’s one thing to say we value diversity, inclusivity, and equity in our pedagogy, but what do these values look like in practice? In the session, participants will: examine and synthesize critical frameworks for classroom climate, social justice literacy, and ethical intervening in discussions self-reflect on, discuss and share their own experiences with practicing inclusivity […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 16, 2016
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Event Description

There never seem to be enough hours in the day, as we juggle teaching, research, studying, writing, and other priorities as graduate students and teaching assistants. In this workshop, we will identify major time management challenges associated with TAing, discuss general strategies to manage the amount of time allotted for TA-related tasks, and devise practical […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 16, 2016
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Have you ever wondered about strategies you can use to build strong relationships with your supervisor? Have you thought about ways of avoiding conflicts or managing them? If that is the case, this is the workshop for you! We will be describing important strategies for developing strong working relationships that support progress through your graduate […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 16, 2016
    3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Event Description

Discussion is a valuable -and often inevitable- platform for engaging students in active learning of the course material. In this session we will discuss the advantages and challenges of using discussion as a teaching technique. We will then proceed to discussing and practicing some specific techniques and strategies that can be used to lead discussions […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 17, 2016
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Teaching Assistants work closely with Instructors in a number of different roles throughout the term.  This relationship can be viewed in a spectrum of ways from insightful, rewarding, and fun to stressful and frustrating.  In this workshop, we explore how this TA-Instructor relationship can be structured through defining needs and expectations to build effective communication […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 17, 2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Working with and supporting a distressed student can be both challenging and rewarding.  As a Teaching Assistant or peer helping a fellow grad student, how can you develop and use your skills of listening to, acknowledging, and supporting students in distress while at the same time maintaining appropriate boundaries? This interactive workshop will explore how […]


Event Date & Time

  • February 17, 2016
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

This session will focus on developing and marking a variety of assessments, from in-class participation to term papers and exams. Discussion topics will include types and purposes of assessments, challenges in creating assessments, and how to clearly communicate assessment expectations to students. Participants will develop strategies for marking consistently, fairly, and efficiently. Facilitator: Janel Fergusson […]