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Course Description

Course Design Conversations Series: Strategies for In-Person Teaching and Learning, invites you to join in conversations with peers about teaching in the classroom. With the return to classroom instruction there are opportunities and challenges such as connecting remote students, new classroom technology, and engaging students in meaningful discussions.  Each session will have a guest presenter to share their experiences, engage in discussions and explore strategies for effective classroom teaching and learning. 

Participants will have opportunities to: 

  • Apply practical strategies to your own classroom instructional needs. 
  • Engage in meaningful discussions with colleagues 
  • Explore the latest trends in classroom instruction to best support student learning 

Please note: Registration will close 48 hours before each workshop. Participants will receive relevant Zoom information via email at least 1 hour before the designated start time.

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Type
Online
Days
W
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Aug 31, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Lecturing and active learning

Lecturing is a common and essential activity to transfer information and course content to students. Whether in a large classroom or small seminar, lectures can include student-centred active learning strategies to increase student engagement and provide time for students to work with course content. This session share lecturing strategies to engage students and provide time to learn and share from each other. 

Facilitators: Amanda Musgrove, Patrick Kelly, Lin Yu

Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Sep 22, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Teaching in a Diverse Classroom 

The student population is becoming more diverse than ever, from socio-economic status, culture, language, race, gender to interests and experiences they bring. Using Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive (EDI) principles we will explore strategies to create a welcoming, safe, and inclusive classroom environment to create robust learning experiences for all learners. Teaching in a diverse classroom starts well before the first day of class by reflecting on your own positionality, including an EDI statement in your course outline, and intentional integration of EDI strategies into the first day of class and beyond. Join us as we further explore strategies when teaching in a diverse classroom. 

Type
Online
Days
T
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Specifications Grading

Having well-defined and articulated student assessment and grading strategies is essential for effective course design. Specifications grading takes a different approach to assign grades where student work is evaluated simply using a one-level grading rubric based on whether the work meets expectations. In this approach, assignments and tests are "bundled" around course learning outcomes, clearly aligning the work students do and mastery of course content. Students earn higher grades by completing more challenging learning bundles. Join us as we explore how specifications grading can motivate students, uphold high standards, and build strong alignment in course design! 

Facilitators: Patrick Kelly, Lin Yu, and Kyla Flanagan

Type
Online
Days
W
Time
12:00PM to 1:00PM
Dates
Nov 23, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Using Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources, also known as OERs, are peer reviewed academic content that is made available through an open access license. Benefits for both instructors and students include accessibility, enhanced quality of content, promote self-directed learning, and more. OERs include print material, videos, audio, and even quizzes and assignments. Join us to explore the many ways OERs can be used in your classroom and the benefits for all. 

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