A short video introduction to the Teaching Commons
About the Teaching Commons
The Teaching Commons brings together like-minded individuals who are interested in exploring and sharing teaching and learning innovation across York University. The Teaching Commons team is based in TEL 1050 and maintains a virtual presence via our website and Moodle courses. More than a presence, we are a network of colleagues, collaborations and projects, working across and within Faculties and Support Services.
We are delighted to announce our new Teaching Commons Space in TEL 1050.
The newly refurbished area provides a space for all who teach at York (contract faculty, tenure stream faculty, TAs, new and experienced) to meet to share ideas, to discuss teaching related topics and to meet with like-minded individuals.
We will be holding a series of events, but we encourage you to suggest events and meetings you would like to host in the space via firstname.lastname@example.org
York University's First Year Experience Summit
The Office of Vice-President Academic & Provost, in collaboration with the Teaching Commons and the Division of Students, cordially invites you to join your peers at the Summit on the First-Year Experience in the Classroom: Rethinking Retention.
This event takes place on May 1, 2014 in Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East (8:30 to 4:30pm) RSVP by April 25 bit.ly/summitatyork
The keynote speaker is will be Dr Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and chair of the higher education program. He has carried out research and has written extensively about higher education, particularly student retention and the impact of learning communities on student growth and attainment. More>>
Faculty of Science: Two Science Education Seminars
The Faculty of Science Committee on Teaching and Learning is hosting Dr. Peter Newbury, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching Development at University of California, San Diego. Peter is hosting two seminars,
What if New Faculty Already Knew How to Teach?
April 24, 2014, 1:30-2:30 pm, Life Sciences Building LSB 103
How You Can Help People Learn Using Peer Instruction
April 25, 2014, 11am-12pm, Life Sciences Building, LSB 103
Light refreshments will be served at both sessions. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please email Norbert Bartel, email@example.com , if you would like to meet with Peter.
Join us for York's 2nd Annual Teaching in Focus (TIF) Conference on May 22, 2014.
The theme is 'Educational Innovation & Transformation'. This conference is for all who teach or support student learning at York. We hope you will consider sharing an aspect of your teaching with your colleagues!
REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. To register FOR THE WAITING LIST, please complete the form: http://teachingcommons.yorku.ca/forms/view.php?id=119503
Good practices of adapting a face to face course to a blended/online course -- Samples from LAPS and Health AIF projects
Four faculty members adapted their individual face to face courses to blended/online courses in a jointly ran AIF project between the Faculties of Health and LA&PS in 2012-2013 academic year. They were invited to share their experience in designing, developing, and delivering these four highly rated courses in a recent one-hour seminar. During the seminar, each of them took about 15 minutes to describe their experiences, their lessons learned about adapting their face-to-face course to a blended and/or fully online format, and respond frankly to questions posed by faculty members who attended the presentations.
GEOG 2030 The End of the Earth as We Know It: Introduction to global environmental change
Course director: Dr. Robin Roth, Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Deliver mode: blended, 60% online 40% face-to-face
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=5m12s
KINE4710: Psychology of Health and Chronic Disease
Course director: Dr. Lucia Gagliese, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health
Deliver mode: blended, 70% online 30% face-to-face
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=19m58s
MODR1760, Reasoning about Morality and Values
Course director: Dr. Cael Zorn, Contract Faculty, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Deliver mode: blended (30% online,70% face-to-face) and online
Enrollment: 50 in blended section and 150 in fully online section
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: online:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=35m12s
PSYC 2120 3.00 Social Psychology
Course director: Dr. Jennifer Steele, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Deliver mode: online
Copy and paste the URL to your browser to watch the presentation about this course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXlbC9S4fFU&feature=youtu.be&t=50m58s