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Workshops: October 2017

Using technology in the classroom

TAGEN - TA General Events

It is almost inevitable that one of your students will pull out their phone at some point in your classroom. This workshop can not only help you mediate that behaviour, but aids in identifying areas where technology can be incorporated into your teaching. At UVic, we now have projectors and audio in most rooms, and many courses are using online resources to supplement in-class instruction. We also have distance-learning courses where the entire student-teacher and student-student interaction system relies on the use of various web-based programs. Teaching with technology isn’t just about keeping up-to-date with the latest tools and programs, it’s about knowing how to most successfully include them into your teaching.

From tips on improving your PowerPoints to the pros and cons of mobile devices in the classroom, this interactive workshop will highlight a range of educational technologies and their potential uses in your teaching.

Monday, October 23, 2017 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

Using technology in the classroom
TECHNOLOGY 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Ashley Berard (Sociology)

3M National Student Fellowship Award Workshop

AWARDS - Information about various teaching awards and scholarships

Do you embrace your educational experience at UVic and beyond? Would your teachers consider you a community builder or a change agent? Do you have some creative solutions to the challenges of post-secondary education, here at UVic and in Canada as a whole? If so, please consider discussing with a faculty member a nomination for the 3M National Student Fellowship. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time. The 3M National Student Fellowship honours up to ten undergraduate and graduate students from across Canada each year. They receive a $5,000 award, registration at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference, as well as accommodation and funds towards travel. While at the conference, they will have the opportunity to develop a cross-Canadian collaborative project with other award winners with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. We invite you and your faculty nominator to attend this meeting on the award criteria and process. An internal UVic process will select the top candidates for submission to this national award. This workshop session is open to potential students and their faculty nominators to provide information about the award criteria and process. For further information please visit the STLHE website at: http://www.stlhe.ca/awards/3m-national-student-fellowship/ or see Frequently Asked Questions at: http://www.stlhe.ca/awards/3m-national-student-fellowship/faq/. More information can be found on the LTC website also: http://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/students/scholarships/3mstudentfellowship/index.php

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

3M National Student Fellowship Award Workshop
3M STUDENT 2017F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Brad Buie (Awards Facilitator, Dept. of VP Research), Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Preparing a Great Syllabus

TT - Teaching Tips

The syllabus is a document that most instructors regard as a formal contract with students outlining basic information about the course and penalties for violating rules of participation. But such a version misses other potential uses, including the opportunity to communicate important and subtle information about you and the course that will engage your students right from the start and will reinforce the impact you should be creating in your first meeting with students. We will discuss this more expanded view of the functions of a syllabus. Please bring with you a copy of your current syllabus.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Preparing a Great Syllabus
TT#1 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Centre)

Self-care in higher education: Finding balance and promoting mental well-being

TAGEN - TA General Events

Students in higher education experience unique stressors, including the rigours of academic life (assignment deadlines, tests, conducting research), financial pressures (educational costs as well as a variety of life expenses), navigating new social situations and relationships, and learning to live independently. High levels of stress are known to adversely affect academic performance as well as personal well-being. How can we as graduate students develop within ourselves and support one another in methods of self-care? How can we support undergraduate students we work with as TAs in finding balance through self-care? As citizens of higher education communities, how do we foster an increase in the inherent value conferred upon self-care and mental well-being? In this session, participants will discover the benefits of self-care, explore what self-care might look like in their own life, and investigate the ways in which they can support undergraduate students in taking greater self-care.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Self-care in higher education: Finding balance and promoting mental well-being
SELF CARE 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Nicole Gardner (Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies)

CEL - Teaching Towards and Drawing From Community-Engaged Learning

CEL - Community-Engaged Learning

Explore tools and resources for community-engaged learning.
Are you a UVic faculty or staff member participating in, or wanting to learn more about, community-engaged learning (CEL)? This workshop will introduce you to tools and resources available to support CEL in your program or course, including how to:
• Prepare students for experiences in the community
• Allow space for community experiences to shape curricula
• Form partnership agreements that benefit all participants
• Integrate community experiences into classroom learning
• Learn from several real-life examples of CEL projects.

Speakers to be announced soon! Contact: Rhianna Nagel (sosccel@uvic.ca)

Friday, October 27, 2017 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Teaching Towards and Drawing From Community-Engaged Learning
CEL OCT 2017 2017F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s):

Description: Thank you to all workshop partners: this event is organized by staff from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Volunteer Victoria, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, and the Office of Community-University Engagement.

TAC monthly meetings

TAPROD - TA Professional Development

Monday, October 30, 2017 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

TAC monthly meetings
TACS 2017F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Monday, November 27, 2017 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

TAC monthly meetings
TACS 2017F 3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Monday, January 29, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

TAC monthly meetings
TACS 2018S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Monday, February 26, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

TAC monthly meetings
TACS 2018S 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )

Monday, March 26, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

TAC monthly meetings
TACS 2018S 3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager )