Celebrate Learning Week

Celebrate Learning Week is a week-long initiative which celebrates teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Members of the UBC teaching and learning community are encouraged to attend and participate in Celebrate Learning Week by either attending events and/or coordinating events.  Event structures range from open lectures, information sessions, student advising activities, poster sessions, workshops and more.

Exploring the CURE: A Symposium on Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Exploring the CURE: A UBC-based symposium bringing together life science educators with shared interests in Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) have been developing since at least 2000 at the University of British Columbia. This pedagogical innovation is consistent with UBC’s strategic vision of providing its undergraduates with opportunities for enhanced educational (more…)

Breaking the Ice: Exploring Icebreakers and their Value


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    9:15 am - 10:45 am

Event Description

Why do we need icebreakers? There are many reasons! For example, for learners they provide an opportunity to get to know the person they are sitting next to and may work with. For instructors, icebreakers play a role in building group cohesion and discovering group dynamics. But, not all icebreakers are the same. So, the (more…)

After the Ban: Continuing Conversations on Discrimination and Marginalization at UBC


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

When the first travel ban in the United States was implemented in January 2017 a number of faculty, staff and students got together to discuss possible responses by UBC. We were happy to see the President implement a task force right away to address the impacts of the ban on people at the university, and (more…)

The Fundamentals of Developing Effective Learning Outcomes


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

Learning outcomes are statements that indicate what students should be able to do by the end of a module, course, or program (Kennedy, 2007). Many times, learning outcomes are incorrectly considered to be synonymous with learning goals, objectives, and aims. Instead, learning outcomes are the “common currency” (Kennedy, 2007) that should be used in teaching (more…)

Designing Classrooms that Promote Learner’s Awareness


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    12:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Promoting student’s own awareness when learning cultivates mastery of the course. However, how can we achieve this goal? One way to resolve this objective is to have learners feel like they are part of the learning community in the classroom. As instructors, we can design lessons to promote our learner’s ability to reflect and monitor (more…)

When Are We Going to be Ready? Faculty Experiences Introducing Indigenous Content as Non-Specialists


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

A faculty panel featuring instructors across different fields and disciplines who are actively responding to TRC and other calls to action by integrating Indigenous content in their courses. Come hear what motivated these instructors to do so, and learn from their experiences, challenges, and successes. Contributors: Neil Armitage, Amy Metcalfe, Moss Norman, Jennifer Peterson, Stefania Pizzirani (more…)

The Process of Replacing Connect & What To Expect Next


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The Process of Replacing Connect & What To Expect Next Since last summer, UBC has undertaken an extensive consultation and evaluation process to determine how the UBC Learning Technology Environment needs to change to better support teaching and learning. These results have been used to select the application that sits at the core of our (more…)

Creating Emotional Connections with Technology


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

The key element in student engagement is the affective connection with learning elements and materials. The lightboard is ideally suited for creating this connection, a consequence of the eye contact of the presenter with the viewer. Examples of lightboard presentation techniques will demonstrate this strong connection and how the lightboard can be used as the ideal (more…)

Guidelines for Developing an Impressive Teaching Dossier/Portfolio


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Event Description

The teaching dossier/portfolio is a key tool for documenting one’s teaching journey through a collection of supporting documents and materials that illustrate their teaching experience and strengths. Teaching dossiers/portfolios are often used to apply for teaching positions, teaching awards, tenure, and promotion. Many graduate students (teaching assistants and sessional instructors) are not aware of the (more…)

Grad Student Round Table & Poster Sessions


Event Date & Time

  • May 2, 2017
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Event Description

Round Table 1: Fostering community of practice to support undergraduate learning Facilitated by: Stephanie Cheung, Laura Super, Analise Hofmann, Lachlan Caunt A community of practice (CoP) is defined as a group of people, who share a common set of concerns or interests, engage with each other to exchange knowledge, which in turn builds a repertoire (more…)