Centre for Teaching Excellence2019 Teaching and Learning Symposium
WELCOME & KEYNOTE
9:00-10:15 am CE148
Keynote: Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE)
Dr. Judson is Executive Director of the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture, & Education (CIRCE) (www.circesfu.ca). Her research and teaching are primarily concerned with the role of imagination in all learning. She also investigates how an ecologically sensitive and imaginative approach to education can both increase students’ engagement with, and understanding of, the content of the curriculum but can show it in a light that can lead to a sophisticated ecological consciousness.
CAPILANO CELEBRATION: TEACHING EXCELLENCE & LIGHTNING TALKS (5 slides, 5 minutes)
10:30 – 11:30 am LB 322
2019 Teaching Excellence Award winner faculty: Reg Johanson, Kym Stewart, Annabella Cant, Seanna McPherson and Bruce Wilson
11:30 am – 1:00 pm LB321
K-12 CURRICULAR REFORMS
Conrad King 1:00–2:30 pm LB 322
In this workshop, the CTE will be facilitating a discussion on the changing face of education in BC. Conrad King (the K-16 faculty liaison) has invited guests from the Ministry of Education, and from the superintendents’ offices of local school districts, to discuss the recent curricular reforms in BC secondary schools.
BRAVE QUEER CONTENT: CREATING POSITIVE SAFE SPACE FOR OUR STUDENTS IN OUR CLASSROOMS
Lori Walker, Ki Wight, Maureen Bracewell & Paul McMilan 2:30–4:00pm LB 321
As part of a campus wide effort to make all students feel included and safe, this panel discussion will explore how you might weave LGBTQ2S+ examples, topics and issues into your classroom discussions, lectures and activities. We will discuss how faculty currently do this, the benefits and challenges, and the perceived barriers that many face in tackling potentially sensitive discussions about gender, sexuality and equality. If your experience and vocabulary in this area is limited, or you’re just plain nervous, we’ll create a safe space for you to explore what queering your course content might look like. We’re hoping there will be examples from faculty members in a wide range of courses to share.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON K-12 CURRICULAR REFORMS
Conrad King 2:30 – 3:30 pm LB 322
This second session on K-12 Curricular Reforms is an opportunity for faculty to discuss questions and opportunities around the new K-12 Curricular Reforms with representatives from the Ministry of Education and local school districts.
UGLY FEELINGS: A WORKSHOP FOR THOSE WHO DIDN’T WANT TO COME TO WORK TODAY
Reg Johanson 9:00 – 10:30 am, LB 321
Anxiety, jealousy, disgust, irritation, paranoia— these are “ugly feelings”, as Sianne Ngai calls them, ignoble and difficult to acknowledge, “predicaments posed by a general state of obstructed agency with respect to other human actors or to the social as such.” How are these experienced in the context of teaching? What conditions obstruct our agency? A workshop kind of like Cards Against Humanity for teachers.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS (20 MIN EACH – JOIN ONE OR ALL!)
10:30 am– 11:30 pm, LB 322
Table 1: Joseph Fall
Computational Science at Cap
“Computational science is now indispensable to the solution of complex problems in every sector, from traditional science and engineering domains to such key areas as national security, public health, and economic innovation.” (President’s IT Advisory Committee, 2005)
In the 14 years since this report, computational science has established itself as the “3rd pillar of scientific inquiry”, complimenting theory and experiment. It is an inherently inter-disciplinary endeavour, and well-suited to teaching complex concepts. In recent years, computational-X programs and careers are exploding across virtually every scientific disciplines (e.g., Computational-Biology, Computational-Economics, Computational-Linguistics), with applications that impact a wide swath of sectors, from Business to Fine Arts.
But what is this “new kind of science”? How is it being applied in your own sphere of interest? Is it being supported and taught at Cap? Could it improve outcomes in your classes? Come out and help us answer these questions and more!
Table 2: Kym Stewart, Annabella Cant and Gillian Judson
CIRCE- Research and Learning at Cap U
You are invited to participate in a gathering of faculty who are interested in the role of imagination in teaching, learning, and research.
The goals of the roundtable discussion will be:
- Share teaching, learning, and research strategies that engage the imagination of instructors and students
- Connect Cap U faculty members with CIRCE experts
This Dialogue is the second in a series and is organized by the SFU’s Centre for Imagination in Research Culture and Education (CIRCE) and Capilano University’s Centre for Teaching Excellence
Table 3: Lydia Watson
Supported Online Learning: Pilot Project from the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus
A discussion around the supported online model of learning at the SC Campus will take place. This pilot project was started last year in an effort to support students who wanted face-to–face courses, but were only able to take online courses due to the campus being remote. As a result, the Campus Student Success Team was created to support those students in a formalized. There will also be an opportunity to have other instructors share their stories/experiences with students in online courses and what it is like to be a student taking an online course
Kristin Wilkes 1:00 – 2:30 pm, LB 321
Come join CapU’s CIO, Kristin Wilkes, for a session on achieving email zen and taking back control of your Outlook / email inbox. This session will cover a set of easy-to-follow email management principles using Microsoft Outlook to help you achieve the enlightenment of an empty email inbox and manage your email, instead of it managing you.
KATA AT UNIVERSITY: A SCIENTIFIC THINKING PATTERN FOR YOUR CLASSROOM AND BEYOND
Tracy Defoe 1:00 – 2:30 pm, LB 322
What habits of thinking do you model and teach? Advances in neuroscience challenge us to align our teaching with models of learning miles away from lecture and test. Uncertainty in the world and in the job market challenge our students to navigate unknowns with adaptability and creativity. Practicing the Improvement Kata (IK) helps develop creative, scientific-thinking skills which we can all apply to navigate uncertainty and keep improving and adapting.
In this hands-on learn-by-doing session, Tracy Defoe, Kata Geek and very part-time CDO instructor, will introduce you to the individualized mentored Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata duo that have crossed over from healthcare, manufacturing STEM and service industry workplaces to K-12 and university classrooms. Come to this session to try it out and reflect on how IK / CK might fit your classroom and influence your teaching regardless of your subject matter or your students. Preview kata university material at http://polesante.hec.ca/tkatuniversity and find IK/CK central at Mike Rother’s University of Michigan page http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mrother/Homepage.html
INDIGENOUS RESEARCH RESOURCES
Kim Minkus 2:30 – 3:30 pm, LB 321
This workshop will provide faculty with the essential tools necessary to conduct their own research on Indigenous topics and also to direct their students to appropriate resources for their research. Discussion points will revolve around the language and controlled vocabulary needed to locate resources through the Library and the sensitivities around some of the terminology. Participants will also be introduced to issues in Indigenous research and participate in discussions concerning decolonizing research methodologies.
MAKING A MARK: THE BENEFITS OF DRAWING FOR NON-ARTISTS
Sandra Seekins 2:30 – 3:30 pm, LB 322
Sandra Seekins will share her personal journey with utilizing drawing in some of her classes. She will explain how and why drawing became part of her pedagogy. The session will conclude with drawing exercises for the participants. Participants will learn how drawing can be incorporated into many classes to support student learning
YOU CAN’T COPY THAT! OR CAN YOU…?
Sabrina Wong 9:00 – 10:00 am, LB 319
Wondering if you can upload that textbook chapter to your course Moodle site? Not sure if you can hand out copies of a reading in class? Thinking about using open educational resources (OER) but not sure if they require attribution?
This session will help you figure out how fair dealing applies to your course materials and the Bookstore and Library’s responsibilities in ensuring that your course materials are copyright compliant. After a quick primer on copyright and fair dealing, you’ll work through some common scenarios in small groups and propose potential solutions.
TEACHERS AS A RESEARCHER: PART ONE
Mary Giovannetti & FLC Team 9:00 – 10:30 am, LB 322
Does the title of this workshop, intrigue you, scare you, or excite you? Whatever your response, the presenters guarantee that you will learn from and enjoy the experience of participating in this workshop! Learn about the difference between scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning and some research projects and ideas Capilano faculty are currently engaged in. You will also learn about Capilano’s Research Approval Process. Come and join us as we learn together! Be sure to stay for Part Two of Teacher as Researcher where we delve into conducting research about teaching and learning.
WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING AT CAPILANO: MODELS AND RESOURCES
Aurelea Mahood, Christy Dodds and Andrea Eby 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, LB 319
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a model and process of curricular experiential education which formally and intentionally integrates a student’s academic studies within a workplace or practice setting. WIL experiences typically include an engaged partnership between an academic institution, a host organization, and a student or students. WIL can occur at the course or program level and includes the development of learning outcomes related to employability, personal agency and life-long learning. As interest levels among students, faculty, and funding agencies, including the federal and provincial governments, continues to grow, this panel will share examples of opportunities for work-integrated learning currently supported at Capilano University. The session will include breakout sessions for participants to explore ways in which co-operative education and applied research projects could be adopted at the course and program level by Capilano faculty.
TEACHERS AS A RESEARCHER: PART TWO
Mary Giovannetti & FLC Team 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, LB 322
Are you curious about what the impact of a specific teaching method, course activity, or course material has on students’ learning? Are you wondering how you might design an inquiry to examine what that impact might be? Or perhaps you have a question that you have been pondering about your course or program that you would like to explore.
In this interactive session, you will collaborate with workshop participants to create a potential research question, explore methods to investigate your question, collect the data, and analyze it to develop conclusions! This spring’s Faculty Learning Community Teacher as Researcher participants will be there to help you!
RESEACH IN THE TIME OF FAKE NEWS: BUILDING METALITERACTY SKILLS IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CLASSROOM
Alyssa Hamer 1:00 – 2:30 pm, LB 319
Students’ abilities to conduct effective, thoughtful, and relevant research is becoming more and more challenging in the digital age. With an overwhelming number of resources now freely accessible online, and competing global forces impacting the quality of information available, supporting students to think critically about the information they encounter is more important than ever.
This interactive session will provide faculty with an opportunity to consider the information seeking behaviors of students, and to identify specific approaches within their classrooms to guide students to be critical about the information around them and the ways they engage with it.
GO OUTDOORS! INTERPRETIVE WALK IN THE LOWER SEYMOUR VALLEY
Roy Jantzen, Heather MacLeod Williams, Emma Russell 12:15 pm – 5:00 pm, meet in front of the Bookstore
Back by popular demand! Last year Cap faculty explored the upper Seymour Valley, this year we intend to venture into the lower. Join Roy Jantzen, naturalist and Tourism and Outdoor Recreation faculty on an interpretive walk through the temperate forest and along the edge of the river. Connect deeply to the place where our North Van campus is located by learning about the plants and animals of this temperate forest and their interconnections that make up the biodiversity of this ecologically rich area. The Homestead and Fisherman’s Trails that link Rice Lake Gate and Riverside Drive will be our route. Weather permitting, lunch will be out on the edge of the Seymour River. Maximum 20 people.
COME GET YOUR MOODLE ON! – NEW FEATURES & IMPORTANT CHANGES
Al Hovden & Susan Mangan – IT Services 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, LB319
Attention all Moodlers! Come learn about new features and important changes to the system as we introduce you to Moodle 3.5 which will be available in May. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
- Changes to the PDF grading screen
- The Messages block is going away forever – you must now use the Messages interface that was introduced last year – we will have a refresher on this
- Improvements to the Calendar to more easily manage course events
- Easily create bonus marks for an online assignment without restructuring your entire Gradebook
- New mobile notifications now available for the mobile app
This session is intended for anyone currently using Moodle in their teaching who already have a basic understanding. An introduction to Moodle for newbie Moodlers will be held in August.
Annie Prud’homme-Genereux 9:00 – 10:30 am, LB321
Case studies are stories with a pedagogical objective. The narrative component engages students and helps them apply theoretical knowledge in concrete situations. To solve cases, students must work collaboratively and hypothesize, problem solve, research, evaluate, and make decisions, all skills at higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. Many free online databases of peer-reviewed cases are available, and cases exist in a variety of different formats (e.g. PBL, case discussion, intimate debate, role play, jigsaw, journal cases, etc), giving instructors options to best suit their classroom needs. In this workshop, you will experience the case discussion method as a learner, reflect on this pedagogical approach’s strengths and weaknesses, and familiarize yourself with some of the tools available to implement it in your classroom, and try your hand at developing a case study. Come prepared to do the intellectual heavy-lifting, and I’ll tell you a story…
ADAPT OR AUTHOR AN eBOOK with PRESSBOOKS
Matt Michaud & Laura MacKay 9:00-10:30am, LB319
Join Matt Michaud, the CTE’s Indigenous Initiative’s Faculty Associate, for an introduction to Pressbooks – an open-source, WordPress-based platform for publishing content to a variety of digital formats. Learn how Matt adapted the “Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions” for the Capilano content. Learn how you can assemble, remix, or reformat open educational resources shared by others, or author your own content.
SMALL TEACHING TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT CLASS
Mary Giovannetti & Bettina Boyle 10:30am – 12:00pm, LB319
Join us for a fun-filled, interactive session where you will explore and practice small teaching tips – tips that are easily implementable and guaranteed to enhance your teaching and your students’ learning. Small teaching, as described by James M. Lang (2016), is “an approach that seeks to spark positive change in higher education through small but powerful modifications to our course design and teaching practices” (p.5). Expect to leave this session with several practical ideas for your next class – all supported by research in higher education!
STORYMACHINES: WEBSITES AND PORTFOLIOS AS AGGREGATORS AND AMPLIFIERS
Tania Alekson, Sean Ashley, Christina Lee Kim Koon, Judy Snaydon, Sylvia Kind and Kathleen Kummen Chaired by Aurelea Mahood 10:30 – 11:30 pm, LB 321
A digital portfolio, like any other website, is permeable. How we choose to connect with the digital ecosystem beyond the pages of our own sites depends on our individual objectives and the audiences with whom we are interested in sharing our ideas and work. Doing portfolios is not simply “doing” WordPress, or whatever the platform of choice may be. Doing portfolios is storytelling. Using Capilano examples, this workshop will look at the complementary and interconnected ways in which students and faculty can elect to tell their stories, including sharing and showcasing their research, projects, process and experiences, across different digital platforms…
INCORPORATING MOVEMENT INTO THE ADULT CLASSROOM TO ENHANCE LEARNING
Carey Simpson 1:00 – 2:00 pm, LB 321
This session will begin with a brief overview of the link between movement, learning and memory and then transition to practical application of movement in the adult based classroom. By the end of the session, instructors should be comfortable to design and incorporate their own ‘brain breaks’ with the goal of enhancing learning.
MAKING YOUR ONLINE COURSE MATERIALS READY FOR THE HANDHELD CLASSROOM
Al Hovden – IT Services 1:00 – 2:00 pm, LB 319
In this presentation, we’ll show you some very useful tips to prepare your online course materials for Moodle and the new Moodle mobile app. Find out how to do these and more as we explore some of the latest web developments that you can use to help your course material adapt to the many types of mobile computing devices in use by your students today. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
- How to add video directly into your Moodle course so that students can view the video without being distracted by a trip to YouTube or Vimeo
- How to make your course videos and pictures “responsive” so they automatically re-size themselves on any computer or mobile device they are viewed on
- Mobile app features and notification
NAVIGATING CHALLENGING STUDENT BEHAVIOR
Lynn Newman & Keiron Simons 2:30 – 3:30 pm LB 321
Instructors often share that they are encounter situations where student behavior in their classes is “disruptive”. Through a few case scenarios, we’ll discuss strategies for identifying and responding to these challenges, as well as providing suggestions
for how to lower the opportunity for conflict or disruption.
ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS WITH LIBERATING STRUCTURES
Enrique Gonzalez and Bettina Boyle 9:00 – 10:30 am, LB319
Need some new inspiration for how to creatively engage every student in the class room in sharing, analyzing, creating and improving ideas? Curious to try alternative ways to generate deep conversations, collaboration and supportive peer relationships? Come experience the power of Liberating Structures in a safe and welcoming peer environment. Liberating Structures are a selection of 33+ alternative microstructures for facilitating learning, lively conversations and co-creation, which can be used by anyone. Our Liberating Structures practice group has been meeting monthly and we are excited to share some of our favorites with you in this sessions.
COUNSELLING AND LEARNING SUPPORT
Keith Lam 10:30 – 12:00 am, LB309
We all want our students to learn and be successful; but, sometimes personal problems and mental health concerns get in the way. You would like to help but are not sure how to approach the topic. Listening to their concerns get overwhelming. Through examining various scenarios, we will share and discuss concerns in supporting students with mental health issues, recognizing signs, exploring ways to support, balancing being supportive and being fair, asking questions (and getting answers) on “what is this,” “what to do,” “what if,” and other “what,” “why,” “how” questions. At the end of the workshop, you will be more informed and prepared to support our students.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON TEACHING AND LEARNING TOPICS (20 Minutes each – Join One or All!)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm, LB 319
Table 1: Heather Jalbout
How to Create PowerPoint Slides that Don’t Suck
PowerPoint slides can enhance learning by engaging students and focusing their
attention on key ideas. Or they can be boring, cluttered, and confusing. Join Heather
Jalbout from IDEA to learn more about creating engaging PowerPoint slides.
Table 2-4 : Aurelea Mahood, James Neufeld and Alyssa Hammer
Creating Content Rich WordPress Sites
Compelling websites require rich content to attract and retain readers and users. This roundtable session will introduce WordPress users to three ways in which they can easily strengthen the visual appeal and navigability of their WordPress portfolios, websites, and/or microsites. Participants will be able to:
Table 2: Copyright free and open source resources for portfolios and websites
Table 3: Using tags and categories on WordPress sites
Table 4: Introduction to WordPress page editors
HOWZAT! IT’S NOT REALLY CRICKET
David Geary, Emma Russell and Majid F Raja 1:00 – 2:30 pm, LB319
How can you use sport to engage people and teach anything? We will show examples from our own work/teaching/learning then get the participants to share their own sports/learning/teaching stories, and finish playing cricket!
We will step up to the plate and kick off with metaphors and literary devices used in sports commentary and coaching; dive into politics, history , business and ideologies through the development of the Olympics and professional sport; and then play cricket to demonstrates aspects of Fair play/Ethics & Cheating, from which lessons can be learnt for life and academic pursuits.
ACCESSIBLE CURRICULUM: THE WHY AND HOW!
Shelby Jenkins (Accessibility Assistant) and Corrie Playford (Centre for Accessible Post-secondary Education Resources) 2:30 – 3:30 pm, LB316
Students with disabilities enrolled in your courses have a legal right to equitable access to your curriculum. Learn how to develop your course materials so that all students with print and visual impairments can easily access them. This is an interactive workshop featuring hands-on demonstrations to create accessible word documents, pdf files, presentation and audiovisual materials.
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