Category Archives: Academic Innovation Newsletter

Small Teaching Online

Written by Mirabelle Tinio, Department Chair, French Instructor, Modern Languages & Curriculum Consultant at TCDC In the spring, the sudden shift to remote online learning forced most people to venture out into the unknown alone, but a rambunctious, fun, and supportive … Continue reading

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Perspectives I: A Series of Articles on Teaching at Langara during the Pandemic

Early in 2020, students all over the world experienced a sudden, dramatic, and unprecedented shift in their academic world. Four months on, we have found ourselves finishing one semester remotely, delivering another fully online, and preparing for at least two … Continue reading

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We’re Here to Help

TCDC and Ed Tech have created resources to help you teach remotely and we continue to host several online support sessions and webinars to address instructor questions. We’re Here to Help (on MyLangara Employees) TCDC and EdTech Calendar of Events or … Continue reading

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Discover Unlimited Access to Live Webinars and Digital Library

Langara faculty and staff can access free live and recorded webinars by Innovative Educators in six diverse categories including teaching and learning, student success and institutional effectiveness.        

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TCDC and Ed Tech Open House a Success

Thank you to those who dropped by our Open House on January 29, 2020.  TCDC and Ed Tech are sharing C-Building 2nd floor (updated TCDC contacts). We received a steady stream of faculty and staff interested in our new space. … Continue reading

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TCDC & EdTech Open House 

The staff and faculty from Educational Technology (EdTech) and the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) are excited to unveil our new home on the 2nd floor of the C-building at our Open House event on Wednesday, January 29th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Changes to Program Review

The fall semester is underway as are big changes to the program review process at Langara. So, what does this change mean for departments, faculty, TCDC and all the great program review work we’ve been doing around the snack-covered TCDC … Continue reading

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Join us for an Unconference on Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Written by Jessica Kalra, TCDC Curriculum Consultant At Langara, we strive to create a rich and positive learning environment in which staff and students are free to ask questions and have open discussions in a safe, professional and respectful space. … Continue reading

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TCDC Drop-In Hours

Image by Maksymiv Yura in Freepik Written by Mirabelle Tinio, TCDC Curriculum Consultant Starting in September, the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) will host drop-in hours for faculty and instructional staff who would like support with course planning and … Continue reading

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TCDC Book Club: Creating Self-Regulated Learners

Do you ever wish your students would spend just a little more time reviewing graded papers, exams, homework assignments and practice quizzes to identify and address gaps in their understanding? Would you like more of your students to be able … Continue reading

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Discover Unlimited Access to Live Webinars and Digital Library

Langara Faculty and staff can now access live and recorded webinars offered by Innovative Educators in six diverse categories including, student success, organizational development, health, safety, teaching and learning. Speaker resources are also available. Webinars can be viewed independently or requests … Continue reading

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Three Podcasts and Books to Inspire and Energize Your Teaching Practice

Written by Mirabelle Tinio, Modern Languages Instructor & Curriculum Consultant Are you looking for a quick dose of inspiration? Or a good read to motivate your professional development this summer? Here is a curated list of podcasts and books that … Continue reading

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Real Voices Make it Stick

A multidisciplinary group of Langara faculty members from the TCDC book club gathered regularly to discuss and unpack myths about learning while uncovering new strategies for increasing knowledge retention and information retrieval among their students.  In the audio clip below, … Continue reading

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Using Your Course Outline as a Learning Tool

Written by Carmen Larsen, TCDC Curriculum Consultant Some students are used to taking a passive role in their learning, expecting that instructors will transfer their knowledge and wisdom to them through lectures and photocopied PowerPoint slides. These students are likely … Continue reading

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Who are the CDCs and how can they help?

The Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) has grown over the past year, and we now have more curriculum development consultants (CDCs) who can support faculty and departments with their curriculum projects. So, who are the CDCs and what do … Continue reading

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