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.

Navigating Your Role as an Instructor

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

A light breakfast will be provided. New instructors are invited to join Senior Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Professional Development, kele fleming, and CTLT educational development staff to learn about how CTLT may support your teaching and learning needs, discuss UBC’s teaching and learning related strategic priorities, explore what your fellow faculty members consider to (more…)

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A teacher’s perspective

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 19, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

Accessibility has become a central aspect of education in Canada. Students are more diverse than ever before, and more students with disabilities reach and succeed in higher education. This pushes educators to teach in a more broadly accessible manner while maintaining the same high quality learning outcomes. In the last several years, Universal Design for (more…)

Framing Conversations with Distressed Students

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 19, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

As Student Services Staff, Faculty, and Teaching Assistants, you play an important role in supporting students through the opportunities and challenges of their UBC experience. This session introduces a developmental advising framework that can be applied when having supportive conversations with students who are struggling or in distress. The training includes helpful approaches to making (more…)

Writing Effective Learning Objectives and Course Outcomes

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 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…)

Can I Use This? Exploring Copyright & Working with Open Educational Resources


Event Date & Time

  • August 20, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 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. There are millions of openly licensed educational resources, from full courses and textbooks to tests banks and images, that are available for others (more…)

Teaching with Data and Computation Using Jupyter Notebooks


Event Date & Time

  • August 20, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Jupyter notebook is a web application for interactive computing and is the industry standard for reproducible data science. This workshop will show instructors how to create data-enabled teaching resources with Jupyter notebooks and how to deploy them easily in their courses. The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) created ubc.syzygy.ca to host Jupyter notebooks (more…)

Effective Lesson Planning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

This session aims to increase proficiency with the lesson planning process. We will discuss a variety of lesson planning frameworks that can be employed in a number of educational contexts. This session will address alignment between lesson plans, learning objectives and course assessment. You will get a chance to evaluate sample lesson plans and then (more…)

Education for Connection and Purpose: Exploring the Values, Principles and Models of Community Engaged Learning

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 21, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Event Description

In this workshop, we will introduce Community Engaged Learning, an experiential learning pedagogy where students have an opportunity to apply their academic earning within or in close collaboration with a community context, emphasizing mutual benefit, civic engagement and all parties sharing in the teaching and learning process. We will explore the values and principles necessary (more…)

Promoting Wellbeing for Ourselves and Our Students

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 21, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event Description

Join this lively discussion symposium to explore how to promote wellbeing for all involved in teaching and learning. We will engage in three short roundtable discussions on related topics before we dive in deeper in a facilitated discussion as a large group. The moderators at each round table will help set the context and provide (more…)

Writing a Learner-Centered/Inclusive Syllabus

Series: CTLT Institute


Event Date & Time

  • August 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 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…)