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Starting the Semester off Right: Capitalizing on the First Day of Class June 13, 2019 - 1:35pm

Equity and Equality: Working with Students with Disabilities June 13, 2019 - 1:33pm

New Learning Technology Request May 22, 2019 - 11:17am
Keep Your Courses Safe: Backing Up Course Content in VIULearn March 7, 2019 - 11:23am

Exporting and saving courses offline is the best method for keeping copies of old course content and activities. Anyone who can edit course materials can export and save the course at any time. Back up your course to ensure you do not lose anything you wish to keep!

Keep Your Courses Safe: Backing Up Course Content in VIULearn March 7, 2019 - 11:19am

Exporting and saving courses offline is the best method for keeping copies of old course content and activities. Anyone who can edit course materials can export and save the course at any time. Back up your course to ensure you do not lose anything you wish to keep!

Faculty Focus: A Conversation on Teaching and Learning March 5, 2019 - 1:53pm

 

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting sessions that bring faculty, staff and students together to talk about teaching and learning, informally and with refreshments. We are inviting instructors to share their stories, their strategies, their challenges, and their successes. It’s an opportunity to hear about what others are doing, get some new ideas, and share your thoughts with colleagues you might not usually connect with. Please think about joining us if you’d like to participate, as a speaker or a participant.

Welcome to WordPress: Getting Started with VIUBlogs February 6, 2019 - 4:24pm

The VIUBlogs service can be used by faculty and students to communicate with peers and/or the community, write collectively, build a portfolio, or engage in reflective writing. This interactive session is designed to get faculty started on designing and creating content on VIUBlogs. We will overview the basic tools and common tasks in Wordpress, and showcase some existing successful projects on VIUBlogs.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Date | Tuesday, April 30, 9:30 - 10:30 am

The UnMarking Studio: Balancing Student Needs with Faculty Realities January 31, 2019 - 11:51am

How much marking is optimal? How many assignments are best for student learning? Could we mark and grade less yet still be respectable? Or more surprising yet: Could less marking and fewer grades be causally related to more student learning? These are just a few of the inquiries you are invited to explore with your VIU colleagues in a “studio” format.

Faculty Focus: A Conversation on Teaching and Learning January 16, 2019 - 10:56am

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting sessions that bring faculty, staff and students together to talk about teaching and learning, informally and with refreshments. We are inviting instructors to share their stories, their strategies, their challenges, and their successes. It’s an opportunity to hear about what others are doing, get some new ideas, and share your thoughts with colleagues you might not usually connect with. Please think about joining us if you’d like to participate, as a speaker or a participant.

Dover Bay Grade 8's Coming to VIU to Share Learning: How Does Where We Live Impact How We Live? January 15, 2019 - 10:06am

Dover Bay Grade 8's Coming to VIU to Share Learning: How Does Where We Live Impact How We Live?

The Dover Bay Learns team is once again bringing all 253 of their grade 8’s to VIU’s Nanaimo campus to share their learning from an interdisciplinary unit focusing on Canadian Indigenous communities.

The Dover Bay students are working with the Faculty of Education’s cohort of student teachers in the secondary education stream, who will be hosting the event. The Grade 8’s have been exploring the question: How does where we live impact how we live?

Portfolio Slams Lunch January 9, 2019 - 10:57am

 

A fun, fast-paced “Portfolio Slam” over a celebratory lunch to congratulate participants on the work they have done and show drafts of portfolios developed throughout the week. Opportunities for brief Q and A/feedback for each participant.

This session is part of a 4-day "Portfoliopalooza" designed to offer hands-on sessions to help you prepare your portfolio, whether or not it is for submission to the Recognition of Achievements.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Writing Intensive: Portfolio Statements, Evidence, Peer Feedback January 9, 2019 - 10:56am

 

Participants will continue to draft portfolio statements, reflections on evidence, and frame their portfolios with an eye to integrating any new information from session.  Guidance and feedback will be available from CIEL staff and there will be opportunities for structured faculty peer feedback.

This session is part of a 4-day "Portfoliopalooza" designed to offer hands-on sessions to help you prepare your portfolio, whether or not it is for submission to the Recognition of Achievements.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Writing Intensive: Portfolio Statements, Evidence, Peer Feedback January 9, 2019 - 10:57am

 

Participants will continue to draft portfolio statements, reflections on evidence, and frame their portfolios with an eye to integrating any new information from session.

Guidance and feedback will be available from Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning staff and there will be opportunities for structured faculty peer feedback.

This session is part of a 4-day "Portfoliopalooza" designed to offer hands-on sessions to help you prepare your portfolio, whether or not it is for submission to the Recognition of Achievements.

Presentation of your Portfolio: How WordPress can help January 9, 2019 - 10:57am

 

Writing Intensive: Portfolio Statements January 9, 2019 - 10:41am

 

Participants will draft portfolio statements, reflections on evidence, etc. Guidance and feedback will be available from Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning staff and there will be opportunities for structured faculty peer feedback.

This session is part of a 4-day "Portfoliopalooza" designed to offer hands-on sessions to help you prepare your portfolio, whether or not it is for submission to the Recognition of Achievements.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Writing your Teaching Philosophy Statement January 9, 2019 - 10:41am

 

A teaching philosophy statement is a reflective document that makes connections between your professional practice, and those thoughts, ideas, and experiences that have led to you becoming the teacher that you are today. This session will focus on the questions that you might ask yourself as you are developing a teaching philosophy statement. We will build on ideas introduced in the Teaching portfolio workshop, but there is no pre-requisite to attend.

Building your Leadership Portfolio January 9, 2019 - 10:40am

A Leadership Portfolio is a reflective record of a faculty member’s involvement in “Instructional Leadership.” Instructional leadership is working beyond the classroom to mobilize colleagues, students, community members or others to achieve shared goals that add value to our work at VIU and to our community.

Capturing your Story: Designing Teaching Portfolios to Express your Professional Narrative March 7, 2019 - 11:34am

Recognition of Achievements: Information Session Lunch March 7, 2019 - 11:31am

VIU’s Recognition of Achievements in Teaching and Learning was collaboratively designed with feedback from faculty members serving on VIU’s 2016 – 2017 Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence. This initiative acknowledges and celebrates faculty who have implemented strategies and activities in their classrooms related to one of four topic areas:

Course Portfolios: What are They, and Why Make One? March 7, 2019 - 11:37am

Have you ever finished a course knowing exactly what you would keep and what you would change the next time, but when the course came around again, you had to start all over? Or had a burning question about why one lesson worked really well while other lessons didn’t?

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