CTLT Institute

The 2021 CTLT Spring Institute will take place online from June 7-10. The CTLT Spring Institute will focus on purposeful innovation in teaching practices, educational research, student services, and learning technology to support student success and experiences. The theme of this year’s Spring Institute is Embracing Creativity and Risk Taking in the New Normal. The Spring Institute serves as a forum for members of the teaching and learning community to collaborate, network and engage in knowledge exchange.

These sessions are not designed to be completed in a particular sequence or as a whole cohort. Please sign-up for sessions individually as desired. For more info visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca

Building TA Training Programs through Indigenous Engagement and Equity and Inclusion Frames


Event Date & Time

  • June 7, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

TA Training and support at UBC aims to create inclusive and equitable classrooms, as well as to responsibly engage with Indigenous curriculum, which have not diminished since the pivot to remote teaching and learning. Instead, these important needs have been amplified and have shifted to a new context and required creative and responsive approaches. Join (more…)

Strengthening Formative Training in Group Writing Project Design


Event Date & Time

  • June 7, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

In this workshop, we will discuss how we prepared students for a successful group writing assignment in a classroom of 60 students and how it helped improve student academic communication skills, without putting extra burden on the instructor or students. To address the challenges of group writing projects, such as uneven division of labour, we (more…)

Exploring Ungrading at UBC: A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning


Event Date & Time

  • June 7, 2021
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

In a self-published article titled “The Trouble with Rubrics”, Alfie Kohn writes that “Research shows three reliable effects when students are graded: They tend to think less deeply, avoid taking risks, and lose interest in the learning itself.” In this interactive session we will explore the pedagogy of “Ungrading”. Ungrading de-emphasizes grading by refocusing instructors’ (more…)

Activating the Audience: Teaching Speaking in a Hybrid Learning Environment


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

The remote classroom has offered many challenges for student engagement with speaking pedagogies. Nevertheless, it has also created possibilities that can apply in terms of how to design a learning environment that allows for guided, interactive, and self-regulated learning experiences as we transition back to the face-to-face teaching and learning context. This workshop will provide (more…)

Risk and Reward: Augmenting Teaching Practices to Support Student Wellbeing


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

The link between student wellbeing and resiliency, academic tenacity, and overall student success is strongly supported in the literature. Research also clearly demonstrates that classroom environment and instructor approaches positively impact student wellbeing, enjoyment and course engagement. The academic environment is a key factor contributing to the challenged state of student wellbeing and as we (more…)

Promising Practices to Embed Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Event Description

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. In this session, participants will have an opportunity to connect with other members of the teaching and learning community and will share creative ideas in embedding strategies that foster wellbeing in their course design and delivery. Key resources on connecting students to supports (more…)

Together, but Apart: Writing, Community and Zoom


Event Date & Time

  • June 8, 2021
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

This interactive workshop will feature contributions from instructors of a first-year undergraduate scholarly writing course in Land & Food Systems and Forestry. Participants will hear from panelists about their experiences of building a writing community online in order to mitigate social isolation and help meet student learning goals. The session will explore the practice of (more…)

Reconciliation through Reciprocity: Implementing the Indigenous Finance Guidelines in Teaching & Research


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

How can understanding, implementing, and demonstrating respectful compensation practices with Indigenous partners enhance research, student experiences, and teaching and learning? This workshop will introduce the Indigenous Finance Guidelines (IFG) from the Indigenous Research Support Initiative (IRSI), highlighting the ways that this resource can support Indigenous engagement within teaching and learning as well as more broadly. (more…)

Exploring and Working with 3D Educational Resources in Your Classroom


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Event Description

3D models can help facilitate kinesthetic, spatial, and structural understanding of objects and systems for students from a wide range of disciplines. How are instructors incorporating 3D models into their curriculum? How can you use them in your online courses or in-person classes in the future? There is a wide range of 3D models online (more…)

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-in – June 9, 2021


Event Date & Time

  • June 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Do you have questions about how to thoughtfully integrate Indigenous content and representation into your course work? Curious about how to offer meaningful land acknowledgements in online meetings or events at UBC? Indigenous Initiatives’ Virtual Coffee Drop-ins are great place to explore these topics, connect with others on the same learning path, or just get (more…)