View the TCDC and Ed Tech monthly workshop and events calendar by visiting https://iweb.langara.bc.ca/tcdc/calendar/ You will find full workshop and event listings and locations as well as the link to register. Or to go straight to registration here: TCDC registration or EdTech registration
Asynchronous teaching, as we wrote about in our companion post The Case for Going Asynchronous is a useful approach that mitigates many barriers faced by both students and faculty in a remote learning environment. That said, asynchronous teaching is not without its challenges and drawbacks.
During this tumultuous time, students and instructors may feel isolated in a solely asynchronous context as connecting with instructors and peers in real-time can offer some routine and solace. Providing enriching experiences via discussion, feedback, and social interaction asynchronously is more challenging, but it is possible.
In late April, the colleges sent out the following message. You may have seen it:
“To support a positive learning experience for students, the college would like to remind you to use asynchronous curriculum delivery where appropriate, and to limit video usage, so as not to strain student Internet capabilities.”
Many opinions abound regarding effective online teaching. The team at TCDC is here to provide some guidance and ideas for teaching asynchronously.
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? Join TCDC on February 27 as we answer these questions.
Our workshop aims to empower instructors to take an active approach to teaching feedback to your students to both improve their engagement, and for you 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