Grad Student Round Table & Poster Sessions (on teaching)


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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Exploring Teaching Tools and Learning Technology Support with Tech Rovers


Event Date & Time

  • May 4, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

As part of a collaborative initiative among Learning Technology Rovers across faculties, this open house session is intended to provide more information about the types of support that faculty and staff have access to, and also an open space to talk about the current tools and learning technologies. Learning Technology Rovers (LTR’s) are co-op students (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…)

Rationales and Approaches for the Internationalization of Teaching and Learning


Event Date & Time

  • May 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been postposed to Fall 2017 and will be rebooked. Designing Globally Relevant Courses: Exploring Rationales and Approaches for the Internationalization of Teaching and Learning UBC’s International Office and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) are offering a half-day workshop on the internationalization of teaching and learning, live on both UBC (more…)

Transforming Learning Spaces


Event Date & Time

  • May 5, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Transforming Learning Spaces to Promote a Culture of Innovation in Teaching and Learning In 2016, UBC opened a new academic facility called Orchard Commons that combines living, learning, and working spaces and offers an opportunity to rethink learning space design based on a more holistic view of the student experience. With a mandate to create (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…)

Building Digital Literacies: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Event Date & Time

  • May 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

Wikipedia-based assignments can engage students in an authentic learning experience that involves open collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge building for a global audience. When students write or edit in wikipedia, they are not using the same format or skills that they would in writing a research paper or persuasive essay – they are applying new (more…)