Conferences and Professional Development Workshops

Online Workshops:

Check out CTL's Summer Sessions, Thursdays! More information on the series can be found Here!

Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education   -  CU - Boulder CO
Enroll https://www.coursera.org/learn/inclusive-design

In particular, Basics of Inclusive Design Online covers course organization, the accessibility of Microsoft Office and PDF documents, making course instruction pages accessible, captioning of videos, making images accessible, and designing for learning differences. We also discuss how inclusive course materials can help all students, including students without disabilities.

Online Events from BCcampus:


GOING WITH THE FLO SERIES:


FLO MicroCourse – Make Your Course Intro Video @ Asynchronous
Aug 17 – Aug 23

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Do you want to create a great first impression in your online course? Create an introduction video that excites your learners about what’s ahead. Learn what goes into the process then DO IT!

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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FLO MicroCourse – Write a Compelling Discussion Prompt @ Asynchronous
Aug 24 – Aug 30

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

In asynchronous courses, there are as many ways to launch a discussion as there are topics to discuss. Even if the activity itself is anchored in carefully selected background reading and resources, the words and media you use to invite learners to engage can be what makes your course active and memorable.

Think about a collaborative discussion you would like to launch (any topic!). Write a compelling discussion prompt. Then invite others to comment on their willingness to engage based on your springboard tactics.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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FLO MicroCourse – Deepening Empathy Through Reframing @ Asynchronous
Sep 21 – Sep 27

How might we more deeply understand and connect with our students and colleagues when teaching online or face-to-face? Deepening our empathy for others is one way we can grow as inclusive facilitators of learning.

In this free, one-week microcourse, you’ll explore how to use the design thinking skill of reframing to expand your thinking and increase your empathy for others, to unlock potentially new and innovative solutions to current challenges.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design
Sep 28 – Oct 25

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design is a complementary course to FLO Fundamentals, which supports educators to learn how to facilitate learning in asynchronous environments. FLO Design is focused on important elements of educational design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments.

FLO Design will prepare you to:

  • Identify the pedagogical choices that inform the design of a learning module and prototype activity;
  • Discuss important elements of user experience and multimedia design;
  • Decide on the type and use of quality guidelines or standards;
  • Discuss and debate design choices; and
  • Create an online learning module and a demonstration activity for a topic relevant to teaching and learning.
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Fall Indigenous Series – Pulling Together

When:
October 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am – November 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm

Klos Nanitsh! (Look here!)

Nesika (we) mamook kumtux (forge an understanding)

Take up the paddle and journey with Chetwood, Kahkah, Leloo and Sammon to forge an understanding of what Indigenization is in your respective role in post-secondary. (These reference the four modules we will be following in the PT Guide book specifically.)

To embrace reconciliation and to create equitable space for Indigenous peoples in our institutions as learners, colleagues and community members, we shall explore our respective roles and how we gather our knowledge and bring that wealth home to our community.

This 6-part series will assist you in understanding, from a traditional Indigenous perspective, that every season has work to be done. It will also encourage you to consider how we fit our post-secondary education, policies and protocols into the seasons to best reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and doing. This goes beyond mere territory acknowledgements; it’s about creating space to collaborate on actionable ideas. Reconciliation is about Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples coming together with reciprocal respect and travelling a journey together.

These sessions are open to all employees in post-secondary. We will be utilizing the Leaders and Administrators Guide of the Pulling Together handbook as our reference materials.

Start your journey with us this fall. We have made space in our canoe for each of you.

Jewell Gillies and Marlene Erickson will guide you on this journey.

A commitment of three-hours asynchronous study and reflection, with one synchronous session each Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, October 1 to November 5, is expected.

This event has a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Please note that registration will close on Friday, September 18th at 4 PM.

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Adapting to COVID-19 – Answering the Call to Being and Becoming an Ally
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Audience: Students, faculty and staff

Session Description:

Join us as for a dialogue with a diverse panel of anti-racism educators and activists. They will share their views on what it means to be an ally, how to become one, and how to acknowledge and disrupt systemic racism. Responding to amplified calls to confront systemic racism, the panelists will discuss how to navigate these complex dynamics in post-secondary campus and classroom interactions. Panelists will explore the importance of addressing intersectional oppressions embedded in teaching, curriculum, research and service as well as the adverse impacts that structural and epistemic racism have on BIPOC faculty, staff, students, and communities.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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Adapting to COVID-19: Learning Design Studio Drop-In Session
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Audience: faculty, staff and student leaders

Session Description:

Join Brenna and Ian for a one-hour drop-in session, the final in a series of four, which will continue to build on the information provided in the webinar on Building Community and Enacting Care in online environments. This session will provide participants with the ability to consider learning design and the tools that will assist you to connect with students in online environments. Come with questions and learn with our facilitators and their expert guests to develop strategies to address your challenges.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.bccampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Instructional Design: Practice Problems in Open Textbooks
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

As cooking is more than just tossing ingredients into a pot to simmer, the development of open textbooks calls for the methodology and approaches of instructional designers. In this month’s webinar, we welcome two colleagues from the University of Saskatchewan’s Distance Education Unit. Both JR Dingwall and Julie Maier bring in instructional design knowledge and experience in using H5P activities into open textbooks. They will share some examples of their own kitchen work as well as some feedback from students who have used these resources. We will engage them in conversations about what makes a good practice exercise. What are important design elements for creating practice problems in open textbooks?  What considerations go into choosing the H5P content types? What advice, suggestions do they provide when working with faculty for designing practice problems? How do they create/design useful feedback? We ask you also to bring in your own “dishes”- bring something you are currently working on to get feedback from our guests and other project participants.

Find out more about The H5P PB kitchen.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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