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.

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…)

Considering Digital Literacies


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Event Description

Students are increasingly makers, collaborators and contributors in the digital knowledge economy.  The skills, competencies and decisions required in this context extend beyond knowing “how” to use a particular tool or approach to “why?” and “when?” and even how to engage with communities where rules, practices and culture may be unfamiliar.  Join us for a (more…)

Can I Use This? Exploring Copyright & Open Educational Resources


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Event Description

If you are preparing resources for your teaching, from PowerPoint slides to online modules, chances are you’ll want to incorporate readings, images, video clips, problem sets, or other materials from different sources. Copyright legislation, a series of Supreme Court decisions, and the use of Creative Commons licenses have resulted in greater flexibility when dealing with (more…)

Emerging Media Lab Orientation (includes demos of VR/AR/MR applications)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 30, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

This 90-minute orientation introduces the available tools and resources at the Emerging Media Lab, including an overview of the current virtual and augmented reality projects, how you can get involved, and hands-on demo of the tools. Tools that will be introduced includes the Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive and other VR/AR equipment. (more…)

TA-Instructor Working Relationship (For TAs)


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working closely in different roles with an experienced instructor to teach. When this relationship goes well, it can be rewarding, educational, and fun. When it does not, it can be frustrating and overwhelming. In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) (more…)

Working with TAs Effectively: Saving Everyone’s Time! (For Faculty)

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Effective Teaching Assistants (TA) can save you time and headache, which allows you to focus on your ‘teaching’; furthermore, they play a significant role in students’ learning. As instructors, there are several things we can do to ensure that our TAs work effectively and efficiently. This requires our support and guidance. In this session, we (more…)

Introduction to Designing Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments


Event Date & Time

  • August 31, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

What is inclusive design and why do you think we should care about inclusive learning and teaching? In this interactive session we will explore teaching approaches that address the needs of our learners, considering the full range of their diversity with respect to culture, ability, gender, language and other forms of difference. We will also (more…)