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Workshops: December 2018

Peer-review for teaching enhancement

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

Are you considering inviting one of your peers to observe your teaching but are uncertain as to what is involved in the peer-review process? And you may be wondering what the specific objectives are of the peer-review process. In this session, you will be introduced to the five stages of the process: planning, the pre-observation meeting, conducting the teaching observation, the post-observation meeting, and submission of a written report. We will discuss what the expectations are throughout the process, both for the instructor and the peer reviewer. Further, you will engage in discussion about the purpose and objectives of peer review, such as how it can enhance teaching, encourage reflection, and, most importantly, improve student learning.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

Peer-review for teaching enhancement
PEERS 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

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

Monday, December 10, 2018 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Peer-review for teaching enhancement
PEERS 2018F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

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

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)

SOTL - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Do you have a question about how your students are learning in your class that you would like the opportunity to investigate? Is there a teaching and learning idea in your discipline that you have always wanted to explore? Come and find out how you can apply for a grant to assist you in achieving your pedagogical goals. We promise that it is a straightforward process!

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

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

Thursday, January 03, 2019 (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2019S 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

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

Thursday, March 28, 2019 (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Applying for a Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG)
LTDG 2019S 3

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: HHB 128)

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

Writing a Letter of Nomination

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

As a member of the faculty, you may be asked to write a letter of recommendation for a peer who is being considered for an academic position or a letter of nomination for a peer with respect to a teaching award. This workshop will focus on the steps required to carry out this task successfully and provide tips and examples on the effective writing of such letters.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

Writing Letters for Peers or Nominations
LETTER 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication), Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Writing Letters for Peers or Nominations
LETTER 2018F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

Facilitator(s): Marty Wall (Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation), Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Challenges of listening comprehension in the classroom

ITACC CERTIFICATE - International Teaching Assistant Cultural and Communication (ITACC) Certificate (non-credit) Series

This session provides some tips on how to better understand classroom speech delivered in a variety of English accents, styles, and speeds. We will discuss different challenging listening situations in the classroom and will practice techniques to increase listening comprehension in those situations.

Friday, December 07, 2018 (2:15 PM - 3:30 PM)

Challenges of listening comprehension in the classroom
COMPREHENSION 2018F 2

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: 130)

Facilitator(s): Kaveh Tagharobi (Centre for Academic Communication)

Effective PowerPoint: Strategies for teaching

ITACC CERTIFICATE - International Teaching Assistant Cultural and Communication (ITACC) Certificate (non-credit) Series

Participants will learn about all stages of preparing PowerPoint content in the most effective way possible for the classroom. This workshop provides practical guidelines and information on how to positively impact students’ learning.

Friday, December 07, 2018 (11:15 AM - 12:30 PM)

Effective PowerPoint: Strategies for teaching
POWERPOINT 2018F 2

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: 130)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Saunders (Centre for Academic Communication)

Pronunciation Clinic (ITACC Series)

ITACC CERTIFICATE - International Teaching Assistant Cultural and Communication (ITACC) Certificate (non-credit) Series

This session will give a quick overview of the main challenges for English language learners when it comes to understanding others and being understood. Students will learn proven techniques and methods for improving pronunciation through practice.

Friday, December 07, 2018 (1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)

Pronunciation Clinic (ITACC Series)
PRONOUNCING 2018F 2

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: 130)

Facilitator(s): Gillian Saunders (Centre for Academic Communication)

Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk: Confident Communication with the CAC (ITACC Series)

ITACC CERTIFICATE - International Teaching Assistant Cultural and Communication (ITACC) Certificate (non-credit) Series

In this workshop, TAs will conduct a self-assessment, learn how they can develop their communication skills with the help of the Centre for Academic Communication (CAC), and get some valuable tips for becoming an effective communicator and TA.

Friday, December 07, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:15 AM)

Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk: Confident Communication with the CAC (ITACC Series)
COMMUNICATION 2018F 2

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: 130)

Facilitator(s): Nancy Ami (Centre for Academic Communication)

Preparing Your Teaching Philosophy or Narrative Statement

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

The teaching philosophy or narrative statement is the individual and creative component of your teaching dossier that individualizes you and serves to make your case as an effective facilitator of student learning with references to examples and evidence in your data. The teaching statement is the first component of your teaching dossier that the reader of your teaching dossier will explore when you are being considered for an academic (teaching) position, or for a teaching award nomination. This workshop focuses on how you will construct an engaging and persuasive teaching statement for current purposes and as a basis for future revisions as you continue in your teaching career.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Preparing Your Teaching Philosophy or Narrative Statement
PHILOSOPHY 2018F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

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

The Teaching Dossier: Purpose and Compiling Data

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

At the University of Victoria, the processes of annual reviews, tenure and promotion require faculty to submit teaching dossiers — personalized collections of materials that document teaching effectiveness, along with their CV and annual reports. In addition, the teaching dossier is necessary when being considered for a teaching award. However, what makes an excellent teaching dossier and what should it contain? In this session, we will discuss the purpose of the dossier and essential tasks that continue throughout your academic career – collecting and organizing data for your dossier. This workshop focuses on the range of possible data you can begin to, and continue to, collect, which provide evidence of your promise, skills, and contributions in teaching that serve to enhance student learning.

Monday, December 10, 2018 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

The Teaching Dossier: Purpose and Compiling Data
DOSSIERS 2018F 2

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

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

Intro to E-portfolios/teaching dossiers with WordPress

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

WordPress is the most popular blogging platform on the internet. Many students and instructors in higher-education use the WordPress platform as a means to showcase their professional profile, research, projects, publications, and other academic work. UVic has its own instance of WordPress called the Online Academic Community (OAC). Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use it for free. In this workshop, we will run through the basics of how to set up a new blog on the OAC. Then, we will focus on structuring your blog to be an online dossier. Part of this process will involve working with a WordPress theme and learning to customize blog settings via the WordPress dashboard and customizer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Intro to E-portfolios/teaching dossiers with WordPress
WORDPRESS 2018F 2

Location: To Be Announced (Room: 00)

Facilitator(s): James Gatsi (Technology Integrated Learning (LTSI))

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Intro to E-portfolios/teaching dossiers with WordPress
WORDPRESS 2019S 1

Location: Mearns Centre/McPherson Library (Room: 034J)

Facilitator(s): James Gatsi (Technology Integrated Learning (LTSI))

Refining the teaching dossier: Wrapping it all up

TEACHING - Teaching Documentation and Recognition Series

Are you preparing a teaching dossier for promotion or for a teaching award nomination? In this session, you will bring your completed, or nearly completed, teaching dossier so that you can receive feedback from peers. This is an opportunity to have peers and mentors from LTSI review your dossier to ensure that it is coherent and competitive.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (2:15 PM - 3:45 PM)

Refining the teaching dossier: Wrapping it all up
REFINE 2018F 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

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

Thursday, February 28, 2019 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

Refining the teaching dossier: Wrapping it all up
REFINE 2019S 1

Location: Harry Hickman Building (Room: 128)

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