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Jul
26
Wed
Experiential Education: Reflection & Assessment – July 26, 2017
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

As a distinctive characteristic of experiential education (EE), reflection is the mechanism leveraging seemingly ordinary experiences into teaching and learning moments. But incorporating structured reflection into a course and assessing the learning that occurs as a result can be a daunting task. This workshop is designed to support faculty in developing structured reflective activities and a related assessment plan for an EE course they are planning.

We will think about how to design appropriate teaching activities around reflection and consider how to evaluate experiential learning. After being presented with some tools to facilitate reflection and its assessment, participants will engage in hands-on activities designed to help them develop their own plan for reflective activities and their assessment, for both in-class and community focused EE. Please note that participants should be familiar with EE when they sign up for this workshop.

Date: Wednesday July 26, 2017
Location: DB 1014

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Aug
9
Wed
EE Bootcamp – Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The EE workshops are designed to support faculty who wish to incorporate Experiential Education into their teaching, either in the classroom or in the community. The Bootcamp combines the content of Introduction to Experiential Education and Experiential Education: Reflection and Assessment.

In the first half of the workshop, we will define EE and its three foci in the context of York, discuss the theory informing EE, and consider the critical role of structured reflection in experiential education. In the second half, we will brainstorm ideas for reflective activities and consider how to evaluate experiential learning. The workshop will be delivered via presentations, videos and hands-on activities designed to help participants develop an EE course that includes reflective learning and its assessment, for both in-class and community focused EE.  All bootcamps run from 10AM to 3PM.  

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Aug
14
Mon
ISW: Instructional Skills Workshop – August 14, 16 & 18, 2017
Aug 14 – Aug 18 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)

August 14, 16, 18, 2017

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

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Aug
21
Mon
Becoming Resourceful: Finalizing your Syllabus and Course Design to Teach your 1000 Level Course – Monday August 21, 2017
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

In this session we will introduce transition pedagogy at York in the form of Lizzio’s Five Senses of Student Success.  Participants will be asked to reflect on the design of their 1000-level course(s) and identify where they will nurture each of Lizzio’s senses of success within their course.  Participants will engage in discussions and share ideas of how you already incorporate and support these senses of success and what more we could do.

You may find it helpful to bring a draft of your course syllabus with you to finalize over lunch.  We will have a working lunch break, but please note that lunch is not provided.

In the afternoon, we will welcome guests from across campus who will help support you and your students throughout your course.  We will have individuals from the Learning Commons, including the Career Centre, YU Experience Hub, Learning Skills Services, Libraries and the Writing Centre.  We will also have faculty members from Science and Writing experienced in teaching critical thinking, writing and metacognitive skills share their secrets.

*Please note we hope you will be able to join us for the full workshop, but do understand that you may not be able to commit to the full day.  The following agenda may help you decide what you can commit to:

10am-12pm – Exploring transition pedagogy and Lizzio’s Senses
12pm-1pm – A working lunch – finalizing your syllabus and course design
*Please note lunch is not provided, but you are invited to bring or buy your lunch and eat while you work and discuss your course with the facilitator and/or participants
1pm-3pm – Exploring resources across campus for you and your students

Register for Becoming Resourceful: Finalizing your Syllabus and Course Design to Teach your 1000 Level Course

Aug
23
Wed
Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop: The How and Why of Telling Stories Using Assessment Data – August 23, 2017
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of strategies, tools, and tips for coding qualitative data. A case study will be presented and attendees will be walked through a hands-on exercise to help guide them through the coding process. The workshop will also include a broader discussion of assessment and evaluation (e.g. creating and aligning outcomes, formative and summative assessments, and sharing assessment results) in the context of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL).

Date:  Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
Time:  10 am to 12 pm
Location:  DB 1014

Presenter:  Lisa Endersby
Facilitated by:  Dr. Alice Kim

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

 

Aug
24
Thu
Quantitative Data Analysis Workshop: Multiple Linear Regression – August 24, 2017
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This 2-hour workshop will provide an overview of how multiple linear regressions can be used to model the relation between two or more explanatory variables and a response. A case study on the relation between evaluative feedback (early and intermediate) and final exam scores will be presented to illustrate how multiple linear regressions can be used in the context of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) research. Attendees will complete a hands-on exercise that will guide them through the steps of conducting a multiple linear regression analysis using SPSS.

Date:  Thursday, August 24th, 2017
Time:  10 am to 12 pm
Location:  DB 1014

Presenter:  Dr. Alice Kim
Facilitated by:  Dr. Alice Kim

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Sep
1
Fri
TA Orientation
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This TA Orientation session is one of 5 repeat sessions open to all new TAs.

Participants will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a TA at York.  They will get a chance to share their fears or uncertainties about their new roles with other new TAs and discuss strategies to overcome them, with guidance from an experienced TA.  Participants will also be given different scenarios of what could happen during their TAship and they will work with their peers to determine what they would do.

Register for TA Orientation – September 1, 9:30am-12:30pm

Sep
5
Tue
TA Orientation
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This TA Orientation session is one of 5 repeat sessions open to all new TAs.

Participants will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a TA at York.  They will get a chance to share their fears or uncertainties about their new roles with other new TAs and discuss strategies to overcome them, with guidance from an experienced TA.  Participants will also be given different scenarios of what could happen during their TAship and they will work with their peers to determine what they would do.

Register for TA Orientation – September 5, 9:00am-12:00pm

TA Orientation
Sep 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This TA Orientation session is one of 5 repeat sessions open to all new TAs.

Participants will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a TA at York.  They will get a chance to share their fears or uncertainties about their new roles with other new TAs and discuss strategies to overcome them, with guidance from an experienced TA.  Participants will also be given different scenarios of what could happen during their TAship and they will work with their peers to determine what they would do.

Register for TA Orientation – September 5, 2pm-5pm

Sep
6
Wed
TA Orientation
Sep 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This TA Orientation session is one of 5 repeat sessions open to all new TAs.

Participants will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a TA at York.  They will get a chance to share their fears or uncertainties about their new roles with other new TAs and discuss strategies to overcome them, with guidance from an experienced TA.  Participants will also be given different scenarios of what could happen during their TAship and they will work with their peers to determine what they would do.

Register for TA Orientation – September 6, 9:30am-12:30pm