DIY Media Support Session – January 25 2017


Event Date & Time

  • January 25, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Are you working on an educational media project?  Are you planning to produce media content for your course but don’t know how to start? UBC Studios is offering a support session where professional media specialists can provide answers to your media production questions.  If you are wondering where to start on a media production, what (more…)

A Digital Media Landscape: Exploring the Possibilities – January 24 2017


Event Date & Time

  • January 24, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

You want to create some digital media for learning, but the possibilities are endless. Take a guided tour through the digital media landscape. Find out what tools and formats people are using and see examples of do-it-yourself digital media being created by your colleagues. Learn where and how to find on-campus support to help you (more…)

Unsettling Group Guidelines


Event Date & Time

  • January 12, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Classroom guidelines, ground rules, or agreements are tools often used by educators in different settings with the intent to keep discussions focused and productive, invite inclusive participation, and establish a “safe” learning environment. At the same time, anti-oppression educators Sensoy and DiAngelo (2014) have argued that classroom guidelines sometimes serve contrary goals because when they (more…)

Incorporating Results from SoTL


Event Date & Time

  • January 12, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This session provides a framework for analyzing and incorporating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) into classroom practices. SoTL involves scholarly inquiry into student learning and making findings public, in order to advance teaching and learning. A large body of literature contains findings from SoTL inquiries across numerous disciplines. In this session, participants will (more…)

Experiential Learning: Concept and its Application in Lesson Planning


Event Date & Time

  • January 12, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

“Experience plus Reflection = Learning” – John Dewey Building on the earlier work of John Dewey, the educational theorist David  Kolb proposes a “learning cycle” comprising different stages by which learning happens through the transformation of the learner’s experience. In this workshop you will explore Kolb’s experiential learning cycle, discuss its value in your teaching (more…)

Giving Guest Lectures and Presentations


Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

In this session, we will compare and contrast presentations and guest lectures. With this, we will design a toolkit to prepare for successful presentations or guest lectures. Finally, we will collaboratively explore common challenges associated with public speaking and practice strategies to overcome these. Facilitators: Austin Taylor & Jens Vent Schmidt Register and attend this (more…)

Transliteracies


Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

The Promoting Trans Literacies workshop explores how Teaching Assistants can develop safer, more trans-inclusive pedagogical practices in their various role(s) in the classroom and on campus so that students of all genders have equitable access to learning environments. Using case studies drawn from real-life student experiences, this workshop helps participants learn to understand and identify (more…)

Metacognition, Lifelong Learning, and Disciplinary Practice


Event Date & Time

  • January 11, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

“..teach them to fish, and they will eat for a lifetime.” As teachers, we are often looking to help our students become lifelong learners in not only our own disciplines but also in their wider lives in general. But does simply “covering” content actually accomplish that goal? In this session, we will examine the idea (more…)

Developing a SoTL Project


Event Date & Time

  • January 10, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Description

Have you or the course instructor tried a new teaching technique (or want to) but remain unsure of whether it was effective? Are you curious about the effect of some practices in your course? Would you like to learn more about your students and their learning? This workshop will help you design a research project (more…)

Grad Student Mental Health


Event Date & Time

  • January 10, 2017
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Do you ever feel like you don’t belong in grad school?  Like everyone around you is smarter, more qualified, more pulled together?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a TA and feel like the students can see right through you?  The responsibilities of being a grad student can be intense and leave us feeling like (more…)