CTLT Institute

The CTLT Institute is hosted three times a year by UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).  The Spring, Summer & Winter Institutes feature interactive workshops where participants have an opportunity to network, gain practical ideas and share best practices with their fellow colleagues and members of the UBC Community.  Both Institutes are open to UBC faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students and are traditionally held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC). For more information on the CTLT Institute please click here.

Developing Course Goals and Learning Objectives

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

As you design or redesign your course, have you considered what you intend your students should take away from your course? What they should be able to know/do/feel by the end? Have you considered how these larger goals can be broken down into smaller objectives that can be addressed within each class of the course? (more…)

New Faculty TLEF Orientation

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Do you have an idea for a teaching and learning enhancement project and require additional resources? New faculty are invited to attend this orientation session to learn about the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), created in 1991 to enrich UBC students’ learning experience. In this session, you will receive information about the TLEF criteria (more…)

Using Active Learning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 28, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Teacher 1: “Involving students directly in their learning improves the extent and depth of their learning!” Teacher 2: “Yes, but active learning takes time, and there is too much content to cover!” This all-too-familiar exchange voices the concern that we have to choose between “teaching content” or “engaging learners.” Active learning, done well, does both (more…)

Developing a Learner-Centered Syllabus

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students. It also sets forth your responsibilities and those of your students. Though templates exist for syllabus creation, there are many choices and a multitude of subtleties to consider when designing this document. In this session, we explore the characteristics and (more…)

Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

In this interactive panel, faculty members who participate in the SoTL Seed program will share their tips and experiences from researching their own teaching practices. For more information about the program, see http://isotl.ctlt.ubc.ca/sotl-seed-fund/. Facilitators: Ido Roll & Adriana Briseno-Garzon (more…)

Sharing and Rethinking Approaches to Assessment

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 29, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

In this interactive session, we will explore why and how we assess learning and discuss various approaches and frameworks of assessment. We will dig deeper into aspects of assessment and consider how principles of Universal Design for Learning create a more inclusive space for students to express their knowledge. Our discussions will challenge us to (more…)

Teaching and Learning with Technologies Panel

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    8:30 am - 9:45 am

Event Description

This panel session provides a unique opportunity for new faculty to become acquainted with the latest learning technology innovations available to the UBC community. Four panelists will discuss how they have integrated aspects of UBC’s learning technology ecosystem into their teaching practice and the impact these technologies had on their students learning outcomes.   Guest (more…)

Game-Based Learning Hackathon

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

The Michael Smith Labs is pleased to announce a session of our popular Game-Based Learning Hackathons but this time for University educators.  As always, we’re looking for keen members of the teaching community to explore this innovative form of professional development with us. Here, by introducing you to an open sourced card game (http://phylogame.org), you (more…)

Learner-Centred Course Design

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:15 am

Event Description

This session will focus on the principles of learner-centredness, and explore the impacts of applying concepts of learner-centred course design in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to the backwards-design approach and have the opportunity both individually and collaboratively to consider new strategies and techniques to enhance student learning. Participants in this workshop are encouraged (more…)

Navigating Classroom Climate

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

The university classroom is often the first place students engage in critical discussions with others from diverse backgrounds on socially and politically sensitive issues. It provides a unique opportunity for exploration, growth and critical thinking. However, these exchanges do not always result in productive learning experiences for everyone. OBJECTIVES This workshop will: Introduce ways to (more…)