Unless otherwise indicated, sessions occur in the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) Classroom in the Harry Hickman Building (HHB), Room 128.
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Presentation Skills Workshop (PSW)
Participants must attend all three days, HHB 128.
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 9:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM
Coordinator: Dr. Jane Gair, Teaching Consultant, Learning and Teaching Centre and Senior Instructor, Division of Medical Sciences
Sohad Kadhum, Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Carolyn Sampson, School of Social Work
This workshop helps participants to give effective presentations in an academic environment. Each participant will give two, 10-minute presentations designed for different contexts. All participants will receive constructive oral and written feedback about their presentations from other participants. The PSW requires preparation outside of the workshop time.
Please note: This workshop is open at no charge to all teachers or potential teachers currently affiliated with a department/school at UVic (including post docs, TAs and other grad students). Graduate students must be enrolled in a UVic graduate program. However, we ask that you provide us with a $60.00 deposit [cash or cheque only, made out to the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC)] to secure your place. Cancellations are permitted up to 10 working days before the start of the event without penalty. The deposit will be returned in full upon completion of the 3-day workshop.
Special arrangements are also available for current instructors at Vancouver Island Educational Developers’ Alliance (VIEDA) partner institutions (Royal Roads, Camosun College, Vancouver Island University and North Island College). The cost to VIEDA instructors is $50.00.
The cost to those not affiliated with UVic or VIEDA is $350.00.
The Opportunity and Impact of Educational Technologies on Higher Education: a public lecture
Friday, May 4, 2012
11:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM, Social Sciences and Math Building (SSM), Room A102
4:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM University Club Social (drop-in). Cost: No-host
Facilitator: David Cormier, founder of Edtechtalk.com, the University of Prince Edward Island
David is the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island where he is responsible for eLearning, strategic web planning, and the sponsoring and development of innnovative new web projects for higher education. He is also an internationally recognized speaker on open education and the impact of technology on collaboration and higher education.
No registration required.
Graduate Teaching and Supervision
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Luke Maynard, Department of English; Joe Parsons, Learning and Teaching Centre, Aaron Devor, Dean of Grad Studies; and Lisa Surridge, English.
One of the challenges for graduate students and young faculty with an interest in academic teaching is how to gain experience in aspects of graduate teaching that they may have only recently completed themselves. They may be unfamiliar with advanced seminars, directed readings, committee service, dissertation and exam supervision and other aspects of graduate teaching which are sometimes requested by tenure-track positions. This workshop will familiarize recent or aspiring academics with the graduate responsibilities that may be required of them.
An inter-disciplinary panel of experienced graduate faculty will be on hand to share their advice in the form of a roundtable discussion group. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences as graduate students, which are often useful examples of best practices in graduate teaching.
Best Practices at UVic for Integrating Mentoring in Social Activism into the Curriculum (A panel discussion)
Friday, May 11, 2012 [Lunch and refreshments provided]
12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Joty Dhaliwal, Departments of Philosophy & English.
Dr. Eric Higgs, Professor and past Director of Environmental Studies;
Andrea Lloyd, Experiential Coordinator at Gustavson School of Business; and Dr. Michael Webb, Associate Dean of Social Sciences.
Our students seem very engaged in large-scale global issues such as climate change or social justice, yet they are often overwhelmed by the scale and want to act locally. Students tell us that they seek to be empowered change-makers in their fields. How do we teach our students to be effective activists? What curricular cirumstances make that possible?
The LTC has sponsored a student scholar this term to collect a series of best practices around curricular development and teaching approaches across disciplines that support constructive student activism around key global issues. This panel will begin to share some of the resources gathered so far and invite participation from others. The results will be integrated into a resource for instructors university-wide.
Learning and Teaching Development Grant (LTDG) ~ Submission Deadline
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
4:00 PM, HHB 126
Information and Application Form
Role-play as an Effective Learning Strategy for TA Interpersonal Skill Development [Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Series]
Thursday, May 17, 2012 [Brown Bag Lunch]
12:00 PM ~ 12:45 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Warwick Dobson, Theatre; Cynthia Korpan, Learning and Teaching Centre; and Anne Cirillo, Theatre
Teaching Assistants (TAs) at UVic have a variety of background experiences that they bring to their teaching roles. However, no matter how much experience a TA has, situations may occur that force a TA, especially a new TA, into a difficult position. This research investigates role-play as an effective learning strategy to simulate real-life experiences that TAs may encounter. As key players in the role-play, TAs acquire the benefit of embodied learning, a visceral experience that they can then reflect upon and reproduce in order to practice more positive and constructive responses to challenging classroom situations when they arise.
Focusing on Student Success and Diversity: Redesign of the CRW
Thursday, May 17, 2012 [Brown Bag Lunch]
12:45 PM ~ 1:30 PM, HHB 128
Facilitators: Kathy Sanford, Curriculum and Instruction; Grace Wong Sneddon, Provost's Office; and Mary Sanseverino, Computer Science
In this presentation, we will discuss our project of integrating issues of diversity into the Course Redesign Workshop (now Curriculum Design Institute) and focusing on success for all students on campus. The review process involved faculty and staff from across campus who shared their expertise in a range of areas including aboriginal, race, gender and ability, using an inter-sectionality framework. The Moodle site that was developed will be shared in this presentation. It is a space for future participants in CDI workshops to gain further information and to share their own experiences as they develop and teach their courses.
SoTL Series Information
i-Clicker Workshop ~ Tools and Techniques for Supporting Student Engagement
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
9:30 AM ~ 11:00 PM, HHB 128
Facilitator: Dr. Ed Ishiguro, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and Learning and Teaching Centre
How can we engage students who are shy, nervous, and hesitant to participate in class? If only a few students speak up in class, how do you know that the rest of your class is following the lecture and ready to move on? Clickers represent a proven technology to better engage students under these circumstances and one of the few effective ways to engage students in large classes. Clickers are hand-held radio transmitters that students use to respond to multiple-choice questions presented in class. Instructors can collect student responses in real time with a receiver connected to a laptop computer to assess students’ level of understanding. This session will be an opportunity for clicker users to describe how they use clickers in the classroom, to discuss the strategies they use in designing effective questions, to relate their positive as well as negative experiences, and to examine in detail the capabilities of the latest i>clicker software. New or prospective users can find background information on clickers at http://www.iclicker.com/dnn/Abouticlicker/tabid/142/Default.aspx, and will find this workshop informative.
June 2012 Events