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!
Or to go straight to registration here: TCDC registration or EdTech registration
When: Friday, March 13, 2020 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Collaboration Space C203
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Join us for the first in our series of Conversations with Indigenous Scholars. We are honoured to invite Dr. Jan Hare, Anishinaabe scholar and educator at UBC, to facilitate this important conversation.
Facilitators: Jimmy Aitken, Langara and Cody Hawver, UBC
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 pm | C203 Collaboration Space
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This session is an opportunity to start the conversation. Reconciliation is unknown territory for many, and there may be fears of being disrespectful. It is our desire to share with you some of the experiences we have had so far on this journey and perhaps propagate some ideas to bring into the classroom. Together, we will discuss first steps to navigate this road to Reconciliation. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions.
February 27, 2020 | 1:30pm-3:30pm
What kind of feedback do you get on your teaching? How do you know what’s working in the classroom? Is students’ feedback telling you what you want and need to know? This workshop aims to empower instructors to take an active approach to teaching feedback to your students to both improve their engagement, and for your to gather evidence of a thoughtful practice to become an active agent in your own teaching assessment. You will come away with a better understanding of teaching feedback as part of a reflective and dynamic teaching practice, as well as some practical classroom suggestions to get started. This session is suitable for novice and veteran instructors alike.
As we look toward the spring 2020 APAG conference with the theme of Future Thinking, TCDC’s book club choice is centred on that very theme: future directions in post-secondary. We will explore Cathy N. Davidson’s The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (2017), an exploration of the trajectory of modern post-secondary education and suggestions for how instructors—and students—can inspire a “revolution in higher learning”. Join us as we explore eight chapters over eight weeks from January 21 until March 17.
The Instructional Skills Workshop offers strategies and tips for:
- Teaching more interactive classes
- Increasing confidence in the classroom
- Enhancing feedback and evaluative skills
The ISW is exclusively for current Langara employees and fills up quickly (just 12-16 spaces available).
Tentative dates in 2020:
- Spring session – during the reading break – 3 consecutive day session (e.g., 8:30 to 16:30) – February 19-21, 2020
- Spring/Summer session – Last week of April – 3 consecutive day session (e.g., 8:30 to 16:30) – April 21-23, 2020
- Summer session – Last week of August – 3 consecutive day session (e.g., 8:30 to 16:30)
- Fall session – 6 weekly evening sessions starting late September (e.g., 17:30 to 20:30)
To register please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants will receive a certificate of completion recognized across North America.
Interested in the ISW but can’t make this session?
Contact the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre at email@example.com
The long-awaited renovation of the TCDC and EdTech space in the C-Building has begun! From now until the end of December, the TCDC space is closed. Those already in the EdTech portable (M3) will stay there. Meetings will be held around the campus. TCDC resources collection and handouts will be available in EdTech portable (M3). Those previously housed in C210 will be in the following offices:
- June Parnell and James Martin (TCDC Facilitators): B203;
- Parisa Zitouni (Educational Developer): B205;
- Marcus Vianna (Department Assistant): B208;
- Later in August, Natalie Knight (Curriculum Consultant): B205.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact TCDC at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Langara College Instructional Skills Workshop will be held on six consecutive weekly evening sessions (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm) from September 11 to October 16, 2019.
ISW is Your Opportunity to Enhance Your Teaching!
- Teach more interactive classes
- Increase your confidence in the classroom
- Expand your teaching techniques and strategies
- Enhance your feedback and evaluative skills
- Receive a certificate recognized across North America
- Open to Langara employees only
These workshops fill quickly and have a maximum number of 12 participants, so don’t delay. To register, email Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC)
Interested in ISW but can’t make this session? Contact Parisa Zitouni, Educational Developer, at email@example.com.