Centre for Teaching Excellence

Program and Events

Program and Events

Please click workshops and programs to see the detail. If you have any question or suggestion, please email us at cte@capilanou.ca!

INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS WORKSHOP

May 14, 15 and 16 8:30am-4:00pm MA102

The Instructional Skills Workshop is an internationally recognized program designed to enhance teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. The ISW is an intensive 24 hour peer-based experiential workshop grounded in learning-centered instruction. During the workshop, participants design and deliver three 10 minute lessons and receive feedback from their peers in a supportive environment. Participants are provided with information on the theory and practice of teaching adult learners, writing learning objectives with accompanying lesson plans, techniques for encouraging active learning, and suggestions for evaluation of learning, and engage in reflective practice. The ISW counts as a three credit course in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program (PIDP 3220: Delivery of Instruction).

Limited to 12 participants.

Register now by emailing cte@capilanou.ca

FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITIES

FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITY - Teacher as Researcher

Dr. Mary Giovannetti, Faculty Associate, Centre for Teaching Excellence, will be leading a faculty learning community (FLC) starting in February, entitled Teacher as Researcher.

Are you interested in and excited about engaging in developing a research question based on your students’ learning or your teaching?

Perhaps you developed a particular assignment or project or tried a new teaching approach that you would be interested in investigating. Together we will learn about the role of teacher as researcher, explore key articles on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and support each other as we move forward to develop a teaching and learning inquiry based on our teaching practices.

The FLC will be stimulating, collaborative, and fun! Meet colleagues from a variety of disciplines who share your interest in this topic!  You will be guaranteed a positive learning environment, the opportunity to meet and learn from colleagues, and, not to be overlooked, some very good food!

The FLC meet ups are on Friday 1 – 3 p.m. in the CTE.
March 29
April 5 and 12

FACULTY MENTORING PROGRAM
The faculty mentoring program supports faculty at all levels of experience and promotes an ongoing sense of community for faculty. Mentoring can focus on any aspect of professional activity from teaching-related activities (e.g., implementing new instructional activities, managing marking, flipped classrooms, blended learning, online learning) to program and curriculum development to scholarly inquiry and research. The mentoring program is geared towards the particular needs of the faculty member. Faculty requesting mentors are paired with experienced faculty.

*Application form for faculty wanting a mentor or willing to be a mentor available by emailing cte@capilanou.ca

TEACHING TRIANGLES
Are you curious about how to create a more inclusive and engaging learning environment in a diverse classroom?
Do you want to be part of a safe, welcoming space with a group of colleagues on a monthly basis?

Inspired by the principles of Universal Design for Learning, we will focus on practical strategies for creating engaging, fun, accessible learning experiences and for making every student feel they belong in the classroom. To make this community as rich as possible, we invite faculty from all disciplines, new and experienced, reg. and non-reg. We will share stories, ideas, questions, resources and likely food!) and support for each other.

Curious or wondering if this is for you? Talk to us!
Contact CTE or email Nadja Neubauer.

Ready to sign up?
Please email cte@capilanou.ca as soon as possible.

Annabella Cant, PhD, Instructor School of Education and Childhood Studies
Nadja Neubauer, Instructor, Coordinator HCA Program, School of Allied Health
Bettina Boyle, BSc, MA, Educational Developer, Instructor, Centre for Teaching Excellence, School of Business

CAPU BOOK CLUB
This spring we are reading Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang. Email us to join and to get your copy of the book.
Course (Re)Design Workshop

May 27-29

8:30am-3:30pm

Are you teaching an new course in the Fall or do you want to redesign a course you already teach?  During this 3 day workshop, faculty with have an opportuntiy to design and receive feedback on  a course syllabi based on learning-centred principles.

Topics include:

  • Backward design
  • aligning course, instructional, and assessment goals
  • writing effective learning outcomes
  • selecting and incorporating teaching and  learning activities
  • selecting technology to enhance learning
  • alignment between outcomes, learning activities, and assessment
  • designing authentic assessments

Limited to 15 participants.

Register now by emailing cte@capilanou.ca

FACULTY LEARNING C

LIBERATING STRUCTURES – NEW CAPU PRACTICE GROUP FOR FACULTY
Come practice and experience the power of Liberating Structures in a safe and welcoming peer environment. The practice group meets monthly and all faculty are welcome to drop in!
CAPU FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITY
Are you curious about how to create a more inclusive and engaging learning environment in a diverse classroom?
Do you want to be part of a safe, welcoming space with a group of colleagues on a monthly basis?

Inspired by the principles of Universal Design for Learning, we will focus on practical strategies for creating engaging, fun, accessible learning experiences and for making every student feel they belong in the classroom. To make this community as rich as possible, we invite faculty from all disciplines, new and experienced, reg. and non-reg. We will share stories, ideas, questions, resources and likely food!) and support for each other.

Curious or wondering if this is for you? Talk to us!
Contact CTE or email Nadja Neubauer.

Ready to sign up?
Please email cte@capilanou.ca as soon as possible.

Annabella Cant, PhD, Instructor School of Education and Childhood Studies
Nadja Neubauer, Instructor, Coordinator HCA Program, School of Allied Health
Bettina Boyle, BSc, MA, Educational Developer, Instructor, Centre for Teaching Excellence, School of Business

Folio Fridays

Folio Fridays

Building Your Own Portfolio, or Walking the Talk
In Spring 2019, the Folio Thinking Campus Learning Community is meeting at 2:30pm on the first Friday of each month. There are no formal requirements associated other than a desire to participate in an ongoing cross-campus conversation about portfolios, folio thinking, and pedagogy. Topic for Spring 2019: Building Your Own Portfolio, or Walking the Talk.

Meeting dates for Spring 2019:
Friday, April 5

Location: Centre for Teaching Excellence, Fir 402.
Contact Aurelea Mahood, Portfolio Project Faculty Lead, for more information.

Lunch and Learns

Join us for informal brown bag lunch series addressing a variety of teaching-related topics. Meet new colleagues, expand your campus-side network, and share your experiences.April 10

11:30 am-1:00 pm

FR402A

FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITIES