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Workshops: October 2018

Teaching with PowerPoint

LECTURING - Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series

As with any other tool, PowerPoint can potentially be an effective teaching tool but is too often a distracting impediment to student learning. This workshop focuses on the do’s and don’ts of teaching with PowerPoint and on the strategy of “less-is-more” in order to enhance student learning.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Teaching with PowerPoint
PPT 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Teaching with PowerPoint (Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series)
PPT 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Formative assessment: Why it is necessary

GRADING - Grading Certificate Series

A common concern when considering implementing formative assessment into a course is that it will take too much of an instructor’s time. In this workshop, we will discuss the significance of formative assessment, how it aligns with summative assessment, how the time invested in formative reduces the time spent on summative. We will also work on how to implement formative assessment, such as forms of low-stakes assignments and scaffolding assignments.

 

Friday, October 19, 2018 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Formative assessment: Why it is necessary
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Formative assessment: Why it is necessary
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Cynthia Korpan (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

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. 

Monday, October 22, 2018 (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

3M National Student Fellowship Award Workshop
3M STUDENT 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Description: 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 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 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 LTSI website at: https://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/students/scholarships/3mstudentfellowship/index.php

Thursday, November 01, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM)

3M National Student Fellowship Award Workshop
3M STUDENT 2018F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Description: 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 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 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 LTSI website at: https://www.uvic.ca/learningandteaching/students/scholarships/3mstudentfellowship/index.php

Fostering Accessible Learning for all Students: Universal Instructional Design

GRADING - Grading Certificate Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Fostering Accessible Learning for all Students: Universal Instructional Design
UID 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Victoria Wyatt (Art History & Visual Studies), Shailoo Bedi (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Friday, February 01, 2019 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Fostering Accessible Learning for all Students: Universal Instructional Design
UID 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Shailoo Bedi (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Victoria Wyatt (Art History & Visual Studies)

Discussing challenging topics

TAGEN - TA General Events

Often we discuss topics in the classroom that can create emotional responses in our students, and we need to be prepared to diffuse tension and create a supportive atmosphere. We will identify strategies for creating a safe classroom environment, introducing difficult topics, managing classroom discussions of sensitive materials, responding to disruptive students, and receiving disclosures. We will discuss ways to be prepared for these situations, to prevent them if possible, and to react appropriately within the moment.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (3:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

Discussing challenging topics
CHALLENGING 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Betsy Hagestedt (Anthropology), Janice Niemann (English)

Supporting all students in the classroom

TAGEN - TA General Events

Varying student needs and backgrounds is a significant concern to teaching strategies. This workshop explores strategies to ensure that all students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in classroom activities and course content, especially if their participation is related to their grade in a course.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

Supporting all students in the classroom
SUPPORT 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Janice Niemann (English)

Grading and marking: Rubrics and formative feedback

TAGEN - TA General Events

Building on time management strategies, this workshop reviews time considerations and incorporates grading approaches, rubric design and navigation, and feedback practices that are efficient and useful to students. We will go over the best ways for TAs to give written feedback on assignments to increase the likelihood of implementation and improvement of student writing. The workshop includes a practical marking exercise through which TAs can apply and measure some of the strategies developed.

Friday, October 26, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Grading and marking: Rubrics and formative feedback
AND 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Janice Niemann (English)

The learning-centred lecture

LECTURING - Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series

How can lectures become more learning-centred? What does learning-centred mean? In this session, we will explore how to make the lecture more active by having students doing more than listening and taking notes, whether the class size is 50 or 300. By using learning-focussed methods in lecture, the following can be achieved: increase student learning, achieve learning outcomes, and at least maintain, if not increase, student rating of the course (Prosser & Trigwell, 2014).

Monday, October 29, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

The learning-centred lecture (Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series)
LEARNING CENTRED 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Dr. Wall and a panel of Faculty Institute of Teaching graduates.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

The learning-centred lecture (Lecturing: Enhancing Student Learning Series)
LEARNING CENTRED 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Learning Outcomes Workshop

LO - Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes (LOs) range from general descriptions of broad goals at the University level through LOs that are more content specific at the Program level and even more content-constrained LOs at the Course level. Near to the end of this continuum are statements of LOs that describe student-learning objectives for a “module” of a course. Module-level LOs, because of their specificity, are a very useful tool for instructors since they readily prompt the design of instructional strategies, assignments, class activities, and assessment methods. Module-level LOs also provide your student with information that can facilitate their studying and learning. In this workshop, you will learn about the three components to module-level learning outcomes, and, working with a partner, you will have an opportunity to compose several LOs for a module of one of your courses.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Constructing Intended Learning Outcomes: Part 1 of 2: Domains and Levels of Learning
LEARNING OUTCOMES 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Description: What is learning? Are all instances of learning the same? What are useful ways of categorizing learning? What is critical thinking?

This workshop is the first of two parts. Part 2: November 6th

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Constructing Intended Learning Outcome: Part 2: Constructing intended learning outcomes at the module and course levels
LEARNING OUTCOMES 2018F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Joe Parsons (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Description: What will your learners be able to do following the successful completion of your module or course? Which formats are recommended for writing statements of intended learning outcomes? What verbs are too ambiguous to be helpful?

This workshop is the second of two parts. We strongly recommend you take Part 1: Domains and Levels of Learning, on October 30th first.