TCDC and Ed Tech now have a monthly workshop and events calendar! You can view the calendar by visiting https://iweb.langara.bc.ca/tcdc/calendar/ where you will find full workshop and event listings and locations as well as the link to register.
– Hope to see you soon!
p.s. Older TCDC registration and EdTech registration forms maintained until March.
Langarans Reflect on Pedagogy
In Langara’s Advanced Teaching Seminar, Langara instructors write a fictional story in the first person, highlighting, “some kind of ‘problem’, or challenge, or dilemma, or puzzlement” they have experienced in their teaching practice. The “story will, at some level, be a partial description of the landscape of good teaching (even if the teaching in the story itself isn’t – on the face of it – seen as ‘good’). A story is a snapshot of what good-and-improving teachers sometimes experience in their practice.” Woven informally into each story are the concepts and phrases pulled from various assigned course readings (see references).
For more information about the Advanced Teaching Seminar or to inquire about registering, e-mail Carolyn Wing, Educational Development Coordinator at TCDC (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Every Discipline had a Telos.
From June 1-15, 2018, a cross-Canada mini-MOOC (massive open online course) called Making Sense of Open Education will take place through the OpenLearn UK Moodle platform. The course will consist of short daily lessons and activities at an introductory level. The purpose of the course is to increase awareness and use of open educational resources (OER) as part of post-secondary teaching and learning in Canada.
Topics will include OER, open educational practices (OEP), copyright and the Creative Commons licenses, and open tools for adaptation. A variety of experienced open educators, and friends from global regions will participate and support learning and sharing opportunities.
Daily lessons will take approximately 30 minutes to complete with a targeted (and hopefully fun) daily practice opportunity to apply what you are learning. The course team and others that have already signed up look forward to your participation.
There is no cost to participate in the course. The full set of course modules will be made available on the course front page June 1 for you to download, save, and adapt as you desire if you prefer to take the course in a self-directed way.
Questions? Please contact Jenni via email: email@example.com
Registration is Open at the Following Link: https://bit.ly/2EV3FHV
Bridging Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Western Ways of Doing Research
This panel discussion will aim to bridge Western ways of knowing with Indigenous ways of knowing and will be open to a wider audience interested in science as well as visiting students, SBQMI faculty, staff, and students. The moderator of the panel will be Dr. Sam Rocha, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Faculty of Education at UBC. Dr. Rocha’s research interests include, among others, the philosophy of race and education as well as higher education and leadership.
WWEST is partially funding this as a part of our Funding Partners Program.
Date: April 9, Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7
Emily Gawlick-Mlieczko, Executive Director of Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), was a recent emergency hire in Langara’s Early Childhood Education Program.
Finding Inspiration When You Didn’t Know You Were Looking for It
The most amazing thing happened to me this past summer, something that confirmed the career choice I made. Don’t get me wrong—I am continually in awe and inspired by the people I meet daily through my work with ECEBC. But this was different, something I needed and I didn’t even realize it at the time.
This past summer I was hired by Langara College to teach two courses and supervise practicums. Talk about being thrown out of my comfort zone! I am used to being the student, not the instructor, and there were so many new things to learn: creating lesson plans, lectures, and assignments; meeting new colleagues; and remembering all the new student names. It honestly felt like the first week of September in child care with all the new faces and anticipation.