Upcoming and Recent Events

Developing and Using Rubrics 

January 22, 2020 | 11:30am-1:00pm

Want to develop a rubric for one of your assignments, but not sure how to get started?  Looking for ideas on how to turn a grading rubric into a learning tool? Join us at this interactive session as we explore what rubrics are, how to create them, and how they can be used to improve learning.

This will be a hands-on workshop with the first 45 minutes exploring the what, when and why of rubrics and the last 45 minutes turned over to you to work on developing/refining a rubric for one of your assignments, so please bring an assignment you\’d like to work on.

Check out the TCDC iWeb for more information on rubrics and the Creating a Rubric guide. https://iweb.langara.bc.ca/tcdc/resources/teaching-resources/rubrics/ 

Setting the Class Climate for a Productive Semester 

January 3, 2020 | 10:30am-12:00pm

As you embark on a new semester, it’s the optimal time to consider what you can do within the first few days to set the stage for a productive semester for both yourself and your students. In this workshop, we’ll look at ways to use the first week of class to begin building a community of learners, clarify expectations (yours and your students’), and consider elements of lesson and activity planning for a smooth and successful semester.

TCDC Course Design Series

December 10 – 12, 2019 | 10:00am-11:30am

TCDC is once again offering the three-part Course Design Series, introducing faculty to curriculum design concepts and strategies that simplify course planning and enhance student learning. Each session can be taken as a stand-alone; however, we recommend that participants register in all three sessions:

Course Design 1: Getting Started with Backward Design
Course Design 2: Designing Effective Assessments
Course Design 3: Active Learning Strategies


 Teaching Indigenous Knowledges and Literatures

Friday, December 5, 2019 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join guest speakers Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) and Sophie McCall as well as Langara English faculty member Jill Goldberg for a panel and discussion about teaching Indigenous knowledges and literatures. While this conversation will begin with speakers’ experiences reading, listening to, and engaging with Indigenous stories, we will also consider broader pedagogical questions including: when and how to incorporate Indigenous knowledges into curriculum; how to support students to position themselves in relation to Indigenous worldviews; and how to ethically teach Indigenous perspectives as a non-Indigenous faculty member.