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AMA: Course Materials and Copyright June 26, 2020 - 1:40pm

Colleagues from the Library, Campus Store, Copyright Office, and Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) want to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have related to creating, obtaining, and sharing course materials.

AMA: Course Materials and Copyright June 26, 2020 - 1:38pm

Colleagues from the Library, Campus Store, Copyright Office, and Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) want to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have related to creating, obtaining, and sharing course materials.

AMA: Course Materials and Copyright June 26, 2020 - 1:34pm

Colleagues from the Library, Campus Store, Copyright Office, and Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL) want to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have related to creating, obtaining, and sharing course materials.

VIU’s New Faculty Orientation to Teaching June 26, 2020 - 1:30pm

Making Choices for Student Engagement and Learning

VIU’s New Faculty Orientation to Teaching June 26, 2020 - 1:27pm

Making Choices for Student Engagement and Learning

Jenna Auringer April 23, 2020 - 3:19pm

Jenna began her post-secondary career at VIU in 2013 with a goal of being able to use the skills and knowledge that she learned in her post-secondary studies to help members of her community. After some experimentation, Jenna found a passion for media production, web design, and programming which led her to graduating from VIU with a Major in Digital Media Studies.

Since then, Jenna has had a number of different jobs including being a Library Assistant and an Audio Technician before settling down into her current position at VIU as a Learning Technologies Support Specialist.

Supporting International Students at VIU: Strategies, Insights and Opportunities February 6, 2020 - 1:36pm

 

In this panel session, three VIU instructors share stories about their experiences working with international students, highlighting the strategies they find most effective in setting students up for success.

Grading Overwhelm: When you Want to Grade Differently, But You’re Not Sure How February 6, 2020 - 1:36pm

 

It might start out as a niggling feeling that something isn’t quite right in your course. But when that niggling feeling doesn’t go away, and you investigate a little deeper, you may discover a disconnect between how you’ve been marking and what you actually want your students to experience and achieve. In this session, four VIU instructors discuss how their own niggling feelings led them to alter their teaching and their grading methods.

How Can You Save Your Students Money, Respect the Environment and Build Accessible Communities? February 6, 2020 - 1:20pm

Join Us to Learn How!

You are invited to join members of the Teaching and Learning Leadership Council as they present their investigative work around Open Learning. This session will take the form of a world cafe where participants will cycle through three table sessions on topics including Open Resources and Open Assessment, Converting Documents to E-books and Using online Tools to facilitate communication in an Open Environment. 

Preparing For The Under-prepared Studio January 31, 2020 - 4:04pm

A studio session is a meeting of 6-8 faculty in which everyone commits to learning and sharing their insights about student preparedness and the ways in which teaching and learning can address this area of our teaching practice.

During the highly-participatory 90-minute session, participants will identify challenges related to student preparedness, pose questions to deepen collective understanding, and offer solutions for all to draw from.

Preparing For The Under-prepared January 31, 2020 - 4:01pm

A shifting K-12 curriculum. Increasing numbers of international students. Moving expectations. As our spaces become more inclusive and more diverse, classroom dynamics are shifting in ways that have significant impact on teaching and learning.

Teaching with Student Groups: A Studio January 31, 2020 - 2:31pm

A Studio is a meeting of 6-8 faculty in a room where everyone commits to learning and sharing their insights or questions about the topic under study. During this session participants will identify specific challenges related to the use of student collaboration, pose inquiries to deepen collective understanding, and offer solutions for all to draw from.

20 Minute Magic: This is NOT a Test: Showcasing Alternate Uses of VIULearn’s Quiz Tool January 31, 2020 - 2:06pm

This short session will demonstrate a couple different ways to use the Quiz tool and related features of VIULearn beyond testing for marks.

Group Work that Works January 31, 2020 - 2:03pm

Whether you use informal discussion groups, project groups, permanent groups, or just think-pair-share during a lecture, you may find this session relevant.

To group or not to group. Collaborative and cooperative learning activities have great promise for helping students learn, but it’s not 100% guaranteed they will be successful. Sometimes students thrive in a collaborative environment; and sometimes they crash and burn.

Teaching with Student Groups: A Studio January 31, 2020 - 2:01pm

A Studio is a meeting of 6-8 faculty in a room where everyone commits to learning and sharing their insights or questions about the topic under study. During this session participants will identify specific challenges related to the use of student collaboration, pose inquiries to deepen collective understanding, and offer solutions for all to draw from.

Group Work that Works January 31, 2020 - 1:32pm

Whether you use informal discussion groups, project groups, permanent groups, or just think-pair-share during a lecture, you may find this session relevant.

To group or not to group. Collaborative and cooperative learning activities have great promise for helping students learn, but it’s not 100% guaranteed they will be successful. Sometimes students thrive in a collaborative environment; and sometimes they crash and burn.

Call for Proposals & Session Guidelines January 28, 2020 - 10:15am

The 2020 VIU Teaching and Learning Conference is seeking proposals for a variety of session types that model, describe and discuss ways to reach more students more deeply. These can include sessions about practices you’ve either actively adopted or strategically UN-adopted—including, but not limited to:

Difficult Conversations in the Classroom Studio December 11, 2019 - 1:54pm

How do you respond to an ‘explosion’ in the classroom? Are there ways to mend the classroom community when someone has said something offensive in class? How can you prepare for unexpectedly difficult conversations—especially if you teach controversial topics? These are a few of the questions we will explore in a “studio” format.

Difficult Conversations in the Classroom December 11, 2019 - 1:52pm

We’ve all had (or worried about) that experience where the in-class discussion is lively and productive, until a student says something that upsets everyone. How to respond on the spot? How to mend the community that is your classroom after someone has said something ‘out of line’? Or, if the case allows, how to make this a “teachable moment”?

Equity and Equality: Working with Students with Disabilities December 11, 2019 - 1:50pm

Equity and equality—is there a difference in the classroom?

Join Disability Access Services and CIEL for a collaborative, educational session about ensuring that students with disabilities have the same chances to succeed as those without disabilities. We will discuss protocol and ways to address issues of attendance and  surprising behavior.

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