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Nov
19
Mon
The Power of Conducting Qualitative Research: A Primer – November 19, 2018
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this two-hour workshop we will provide an overview of qualitative research in the context of doing the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Various situations will be explored where one might engage in this type of research. Participants will engage in a research design process and consider the  requirements of a SoTL study. A case study will be presented to provide a concrete example of how qualitative research can be used to extract meaning.

Monday November 19, 2018 from 10am-12pm in room DB 1012 (Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Bldg.)

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

 

Nov
20
Tue
An Overview of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning – November 20, 2018
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An Overview of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

In this workshop, we will discuss the nature of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), which aims to better understand student learning and the teaching practices that affect it. We begin from the standpoint that faculty are often already engaged in many aspects of SoTL, albeit unknowingly, and later provide a framework for a more systematic inquiry into teaching and learning. In doing so, we will highlight a 6-step process to engage in SoTL.

Session to be held on November 20, 2018 from 10am-12pm in room DB 1012

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

 

 

eLearning Workshop – Using Technology to Facilitate Student Engagement – November 20, 2018
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Using Technology to Facilitate Student Engagement

This one day intensive workshop is designed to help colleagues who are interested in eLearning but have limited experience to start integrating technologies in teaching. This workshop introduces technical tools that faculty members can take advantage of in various ways to promote student engagement in various modes of eLearning delivery.

This is a hands-on workshop that you will learn, try out and practice using various eLearning tools. We will also discuss and share various ways that these tools could be used to promote students engagement online.  Faculty or staff who need to plan or build elearning elements or courses will find this useful. No prior experience required! Please kindly note that  lunch is NOT provided for this workshop.

Note: you might be asked to bring your own laptop, mobile phone, headset, flash-drive, and other devices for this workshop depending on the number of participants and the technical tools. You will receive emails from your facilitator in advance if these devices are required. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 10am-3pm in room DB 1014 –  Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building (formerly the TEL Bldg.)

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Nov
27
Tue
Designing an Ethical SoTL Study – November 27, 2018
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Designing an Ethical SoTL Study

In this workshop, we will consider the ethical requirements of a SoTL study and discuss how study design can alleviate ethical concerns in situations where one’s students are also their subjects of research. We will explore different research designs in light of what can realistically and ethically be studied within the confines of one’s classroom.

Session to be held on November 27, 2018 from 9:30am-11:30am

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Nov
30
Fri
The Writing Circle – November 30, 2018
Nov 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Writing Circle

The Writing Circle offers dedicated, on-going writing opportunities for the purpose of making progress on a writing project that is, preferably, related teaching and learning in higher education.  It takes place one Friday per month, alternating morning and afternoon. Each facilitated circle is structured according to the following blocks:

 

  • Introduction, ground rules, writing warm-up, and goal setting for the day
  • Writing
  • Break
  • Writing
  • Wrap-up

Session to be held on November 30, 2018 in room DB 1014 from 12:30pm-3:30pm

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Dec
6
Thu
Simulated Person Methodology (SPM) Workshop (2 Day Workshop) – December 6 & 7, 2018
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This workshop will provide faculty members with the tools to apply and embed SPM in their teaching and to work with simulators in the context of a teaching-learning setting. This experiential learning initiative will provide opportunities for enhancing student success through hands-on practice and furthers opportunities for curriculum development. The workshop has been developed to educate educators in the effective use of simulation methodology and pedagogy in order to enhance practices in the classroom through the integration of simulated persons in their curriculum delivery.

Register for the Simulated Person Methodology (SPM) Workshop (2 Day Workshop) – December 6 & 7, 2018

Course Design Intensive – December 6, 2018
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This is an intensive workshop to get you started designing or updating your course. We take a hands-on approach as we learn, discover, and discuss principles of inclusive course design, assessment and feedback, active learning and engagement strategies, and provide you with the resources you need to design great courses.

All sessions will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm. *We will break for 1 hour for lunch.

Date: December 6, 2018

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Dec
10
Mon
ISW – Instructional Skills Workshop (3 Day Workshop) – December 10,11 & 12, 2018
Dec 10 – Dec 12 all-day

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

he 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.

ISWs are available for faculty (full-time and contract only) and Staff, and will be run periodically throughout the year.  A certificate will be issued upon completion that is recognized at most Canadian and international postsecondary institutions.

December 10, 11 & 12, 2018
Time: 9am to 5:30pm
Location: Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building  DB 1014

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

Dec
12
Wed
Universal Course Design – December 12, 2018
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Universal Course Design

This session focuses on considerations for pedagogical practice that provides equal opportunities for learning as the student body becomes more diverse. In the first part of the workshop, we will discuss the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) developed to pro-actively meet the needs of learners with their varying abilities, talents and learning styles. An evolving case study will be presented to help participants apply some of the principles of UDL. In the second part of the session, we will look at the accommodation approach to inclusion, i.e., the removal of barriers and provision of accommodation based on individual requests. The workshop is designed to be interactive and will provide opportunties for questions and discussion.

Session to be held on December 12, 2018 from 10am-12pm in room DB 1012

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION

 

Dec
13
Thu
Integrating Experiential Education into Your Course – December 13, 2018
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Integrating Experiential Education into Your Course

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. This session combines the content of Teaching with Experiential Education and Preparing Students for Critical Reflection.

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 or course activity that includes reflective learning and its assessment, for both in-class and community focused EE.  All sessions run from 10AM to 3PM.  Please note that lunch is not provided.

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 in room DB 1014

Please visit the following link to register:  REGISTRATION