Calendar

May
29
Mon
FDW – Facilitator Development Workshop: May 29 – June 2, 2017 Inclusive
May 29 – Jun 2 all-day

The Facilitator Development Workshop, or FDW, is a five-day training event to prepare experienced university teachers to lead the Instructional Skills Workshop. The activities of the ISW form the nucleus of the FDW. As in the ISW, participants will continue to refine their teaching techniques through the mini-lessons, and with guided practice and feedback, develop strategies for facilitating the group process. Participants have the opportunity to develop new knowledge and techniques for facilitating group development, to explore other teaching methods, to explore formative evaluation techniques, and to receive feedback on their own teaching and facilitating skills. The FDW provides an opportunity for individuals to concentrate on their own professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere.

FDWs are offered annually in May for faculty (full-time and contract). A certificate will be issued upon completion that is recognized at most Canadian and international postsecondary institutions.

May 29th – June 2nd, 2017

Time: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Location: DB 1014 (Formerly TEL)

Please visit the following link to register:  FDW REGISTRATION

Jun
12
Mon
Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom (Keele)
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

“Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom” is  designed to support faculty members and IT/library staff, who wish to incorporate GNL into either existing or future courses and/or other research, or support research/IT support for GNL courses. In the day-long workshop, we will briefly cover what GNL is and discuss its relevance/importance for current and incoming students at York; provide tools and strategies for effective collaboration with faculty/non-academic researchers with whom York U instructors may wish to design a GNL course/module; and review case studies/models of effective pedagogy and curriculum design for an internationalized classroom. Facilitators of the bootcamp will ensure that the session is interactive and that participants gain the step-by-step guidance they need to embark on their GNL project.

Register for Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom (Keele Campus)

Jun
13
Tue
Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom (Glendon)
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

“Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom” is designed to support faculty members and IT/library staff, who wish to incorporate GNL into either existing or future courses and/or other research, or support research/IT support for GNL courses. In the day-long workshop, we will briefly cover what GNL is and discuss its relevance/importance for current and incoming students at York; provide tools and strategies for effective collaboration with faculty/non-academic researchers with whom York U instructors may wish to design a GNL course/module; and review case studies/models of effective pedagogy and curriculum design for an internationalized classroom. Facilitators of the bootcamp will ensure that the session is interactive and that participants gain the step-by-step guidance they need to embark on their GNL project.

Register for Developing Effective Partnership and Pedagogy for your Internationalized Classroom (Glendon)

Jun
19
Mon
ISW: Instructional Skills Workshop – June 19, 21 & 23, 2017
Jun 19 – Jun 23 all-day

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is a Canadian, grassroots, certificate program. During this intensive three-day workshop (24 hours in total), participants will work collaboratively in a small group setting (e.g. 1 Facilitator: 5 Participants) to further develop their teaching effectiveness as well as receiving feedback on new teaching strategies and techniques. Participants will design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive reflective verbal, written and video feedback from the other participants who have been learners in the mini-lessons. Using an intensive experiential learning approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and suggestions for evaluation of learning.

The workshop encourages reflection and examination of one’s teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. The ISW engenders participatory learning and the building of community that can transfer back into the classroom and the institution. Because this is a peer-based workshop, your success (and the success of others in your group) is entirely dependent upon your commitment to the process. It is imperative that you commit to the 3 days in their entirety.

ISW’s are available for faculty (full-time and contract only)

June 19, 21, 23, 2017

Time: 9am to 5:30pm
Location: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building,  DB 1014

Please visit the following link to Register:  REGISTRATION

Jun
27
Tue
Putting Together Your Teaching Dossier – June 27, 2017
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Putting Together Your Teaching Dossier

The teaching dossier or teaching portfolio is a condensed reflection of your teaching philosophy and accomplishments. It serves as a tool that will provide evidence of your teaching quality and effectiveness. This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools to establish, recognize, and reflect upon your own teaching practices .  Whether you are contract faculty,   tenure-track, or new faculty, the Teaching Commons can provide you with the tools needed to (re)write, develop, or update your dossier for evaluation purposes, and in the preparation of materials for teaching award submissions.

Session will run from 10am to 12pm in DB 1014

Date: Tuesday June 27, 2017

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Jun
28
Wed
Course Design Bootcamp – June 28, 2017
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Course Design Bootcamp

This is an intensive workshop to get you started designing or updating your course. We will cover principles of good course design, assessment and feedback, active learning and engagement strategies, and provide you with the resources you need to design great courses.

Participants will be introduced to the process and principles of course design and learn to write effective learning outcomes. They will consider how to structure a course based on those outcomes based on the principle of alignment of assessment and teaching activities with learning outcomes. They will also learn about the purposes of assessment as well as criterion-based assessment to measure learning.

All sessions will run from 9:30am to 2:00pm. *We will break for 30 minutes for lunch.

Date: June 28, 2017 in room TEL 1014

Register for the Course Design Bootcamp

Jun
29
Thu
Integrating and Innovating Technology for your Internationalized Classroom (Webinar)
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

“Integrating and Innovating Technology for your Internationalized Classroom” is designed to support faculty members and IT/library staff who wish to learn how to incorporate various forms of technology into an existing or new course as a way to internationalize their curriculum and classroom. In the webinar, we will review: the range and effect of various forms of technology for different courses/ projects; the pedagogical considerations of diverse technology; opportunities and challenges faced by GNL instructors in integrating different technology in other universities; and how to gain technology support and skills at York University as faculty members. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with facilitators of the webinar in real time and have their questions and concerns addressed.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 29, from 10 to 11:30am. Instructions for logging in are available on the GNL website at gnl.info.yorku.ca. It will also be recorded for those who are unable to participate on the day of.

RSVP: Email gnl@yorku.ca, with subject line ‘Webinar’ and we will provide you with login information

Jul
5
Wed
Introduction to Experiential Education – July 5, 2017
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop is designed to support faculty who wish to learn about experiential education (EE) to incorporate it in their teaching, either in the classroom or in the community. After defining EE and its three foci in the context of York, we will discuss the theory informing EE and consider the critical role of structured reflection in experiential education. The workshop will be delivered via presentations, videos and hands-on activities that will help participants start developing an EE course.

Date: Wednesday July 5, 2017, 9:30am-12:00pm
Location: DB 1014

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Jul
12
Wed
Introduction to Course Design Workshop for Graduate Students
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This 3-hour workshop is designed for Experienced Teaching Assistants who are interested in course design, preparing for their first Course Directorship or are looking to refine and develop their experience as a Course Director. Participants will be introduced to the stages, principles and good practices of systematic course design and will engage in reflection and discussions on teaching practices as well as hands-on activities. The focus will be on facilitating an evidence-based and learner-centered learning environment that promotes deep learning.

Facilitated by Natasha May

Register for Introduction to Course Design Workshop for Graduate Students

Jul
17
Mon
ISW: Instructional Skills Workshop – July 17, 18 & 19, 2017 Inclusive
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is a Canadian, grassroots, certificate program. During this intensive three-day workshop (24 hours in total), participants will work collaboratively in a small group setting (e.g. 1 Facilitator: 5 Participants) to further develop their teaching effectiveness as well as receiving feedback on new teaching strategies and techniques. Participants will design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive reflective verbal, written and video feedback from the other participants who have been learners in the mini-lessons. Using an intensive experiential learning approach, participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, the selection and writing of useful learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for eliciting learner participation, and suggestions for evaluation of learning.

The workshop encourages reflection and examination of one’s teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. The ISW engenders participatory learning and the building of community that can transfer back into the classroom and the institution. Because this is a peer-based workshop, your success (and the success of others in your group) is entirely dependent upon your commitment to the process. It is imperative that you commit to the 3 days in their entirety.

ISW’s are available for faculty (full-time and contract only)

July 17, 18, 19, 2017

Time: 9am to 5:30pm
Location: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building,  DB 1014

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION