May
27
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: The Space Between Us – Navigating Boundaries in Post-Secondary Education
May 27 – May 31 all-day

About the FLO MicroCourseFLO MicroCourse

Join our next free, one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse!

As post-secondary educators become more aware of, and proficient with, trauma-informed and student-centred approaches to teaching, a greater understanding of the need to create and set boundaries with students has emerged.

This micro-course offers participants the opportunity to consider and reflect on their own professional boundaries as well as discuss and practice boundary setting.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, we will offer two optional synchronous sessions in Zoom:

  • Monday, May 27 – 5:00-6:00 p.m. PT
  • Friday, May 31 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. PT

These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the need for various types of boundaries in the post-secondary environment
  • Explore their personal boundaries in various contexts
  • Share experiences and challenges with setting boundaries
  • Practice setting boundaries in written and verbal communication

Participants can expect to dedicate approximately 60-90 minutes per day for five days on learning and activities.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO Facilitator will be Matty Hillman. Matty (he/his) is an educational developer, counsellor, and instructor at Selkirk College, as well as a regular collaborator with BCcampus. Through a student-centred and trauma-informed approach to this work, he strives to create systemic change within post-secondary spaces and increase mental health literacy and skills for educators, students, and community members. Matty’s scholarship and research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, trauma-informed education, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. His writing can be found in various child and youth care journals and several provincial anti-violence projects. You can find his murals adorning walls throughout the West Kootenays.

Jun
4
Tue
FLO Panel: Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education – A B.C. Perspective
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
FLO Panel: Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education – A B.C. Perspective

About the Webinar:

The Government of British Columbia passed the Accessible British Columbia Act in 2021. It provides a framework to identify, remove, and prevent barriers to accessibility. The law is an important step to make B.C. a more accessible province.  

This panel will have a conversation about the implementation of the Accessible B.C. Act in post-secondary settings. Covering a range of topics from the creation of accessibility committees to inclusive design principles, and from fostering feedback mechanisms to addressing access gaps, the panel will discuss concerns important to students, instructors, and post-secondary service providers. We hope to shed light on the challenges arising during the implementation of this new legislation and work towards creating an inclusive and accessible future for post-secondary education.   

The moderator for the panel discussion is Dr. Seanna Takacs. Seanna (she/her) is a faculty member in Accessibility Services at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. With a background in advancing Universal Design for Learning and accessible and inclusive pedagogy, she has led initiatives across British Columbia including with BCcampus. Additionally, she is co-chair of the Accessibility and Inclusion Community of Practice for the Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services and a member of the leadership team of the B.C. Community of Practice in Accessibility.  

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly. 

Panelists:  

Latham Antonnissen (he/him) recently graduated with honors from the Foundations in Design program and is preparing to start his bachelor’s degree in interior design at the Wilson School of Design. His achievements have earned him an entrance scholarship and early admission to the program. Born and raised in Vancouver, the city’s diversity and natural beauty have deeply influenced his creative perspective. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community and someone who identifies as neurodivergent, Latham integrates these perspectives into his design work, aiming to create spaces reflecting and respecting diverse experiences. When not engaged in his studies or creative projects, he enjoys hiking, drawing, and videography. His goal is to fuse theory and practice in interior design, enhancing environments for all people.  

Katelyn Watson (she/her) is a second-year psychology student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), working towards pursuing a career in social work or clinical psychology. Growing up with chronic illness, pain, and disability, Katelyn is aware of the immense impact of (in)accessibility at all levels of education. It is through her lived experience that she has recognized her passion for research and advocacy, specifically related to accessibility in higher education and pediatric chronic pain. In recent years, Katelyn has worked as a research assistant, examining the accessibility of admissions policies and procedures at post-secondary institutions in B.C., and is also a member of KPU’s Accessibility Committee, helping create the institution’s first accessibility plan in accordance with the Accessible British Columbia Act.  

Kyle Baillie (he/his) is the executive director of student affairs at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, B.C. on the traditional territory of the Sto:lo people. Kyle received his doctorate in 2022 from the University of Kansas, where his research studied secondary trauma, resilience, and perceived organizational support in Canadian student affairs professionals. Pairing this with more than 23 years in the student affairs field, Kyle seeks to bring theory and practice together as a scholar-practitioner, using data to support students and colleagues. When he is not at work, he is partner to Ali, and dog dad to Fergus, a senior French bulldog. He plays the bagpipes, loves old Volkswagens, and skis when there is snow. 

Lisa DeWinter is the Student Success Centre manager at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT). She oversees student supports within the full learner cycle at both the Merritt and Burnaby campuses, including all in-community programs. She worked for 10 years as the senior inclusion facilitator with the B.C. Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education under STEPs Forward with NVIT. As a former student earning a Master of Social Work, Lisa has seen the opportunities NVIT provides graduates, young adults, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents to explore their potential as students and also as future leaders of their communities. Lisa strives to make a positive impact in her work at NVIT by providing advocacy, support, and guidance to students. Outside of her work and volunteering, she can be found with her family or on the land, where she recharges and finds inspiration.
Jun
10
Mon
BCcampus Regional Roadshow: Okanagan College – Kelowna
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

This spring, BCcampus is hitting the road and heading to regional institutions in the province!

From June 10-18, 2024, we’re excited to embark on a tour of several of B.C.’s regional post-secondary institutions, where we’ll spend a few days delving into current themes in post-secondary teaching and learning.

At each stop on the BCampus Regional Roadshow, we’ll offer a customized selection of workshops, sessions, and topics in our signature style of caring, inclusive, and engaging learning spaces.

On June 10-11, BCcampus experts will be at Okanagan College, where we’ll spend two days exploring the following topics:

  • Generative AI with Gwen Nguyen, advisor, learning + teaching
  • Create Course Community with Gwen Nguyen, advisor, learning + teaching
  • Open Resource for Educators, Getting Started with Josie Gray, manager, production and publishing
  • Visual Practice with Tracy Roberts, director, learning + teaching
  • Introduction to the Digital Literacy OER Collection with Britt Dzioba, advisor, learning + teaching

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Members of the B.C. post-secondary community outside of Okanagan College are invited to participate. Kindly register using a B.C. PSI email.

Jun
13
Thu
BCcampus Regional Roadshow: Thompson Rivers University – Kamloops
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

Join BCcampus this spring as we hit the road and journey to regional institutions in the province!

From June 10-18, 2024, we’re excited to embark on a tour of several of B.C.’s regional post-secondary institutions, where we’ll spend a few days delving into current themes in post-secondary teaching and learning.

At each stop on the BCampus Regional Roadshow, we’ll offer a customized selection of workshops, sessions, and topics in our signature style of caring, inclusive, and engaging learning spaces.

On June 13-14, BCcampus experts will be at Thompson Rivers University, where we’ll spend two days exploring the following topics:

  • EDI in OER with Josie Gray, manager, production and publishing
  • Positionality with Britt Dzioba, advisor, learning + teaching
  • Accessibility for Online Educators: Introduction with Josie Gray, manager, production and publishing
  • Finding, Adopting, Creating OER with Josie Gray, manager, production and publishing
  • Introduction to the Digital Literacy OER Collection with Britt Dzioba, advisor, learning + teaching

Register Now!

Members of the B.C. post-secondary community outside of Thompson Rivers University are invited to participate. Kindly register using a B.C. PSI email.

Jun
17
Mon
BCcampus Regional Roadshow: Selkirk College – Castlegar
Jun 17 – Jun 18 all-day

Join BCcampus this spring as we hit the road and journey to regional institutions in the province!

From June 10-18, 2024, we’re excited to embark on a tour of several of B.C.’s regional post-secondary institutions, where we’ll spend a few days delving into current themes in post-secondary teaching and learning.

At each stop on the BCampus Regional Roadshow, we’ll offer a customized selection of workshops, sessions, and topics in our signature style of caring, inclusive, and engaging learning spaces.

On June 17-18, BCcampus experts will be at Selkirk College, where we’ll spend two days exploring the following topics:

  • Liberating Structures with Tracy Roberts, director, learning + teaching and Leva Lee, advisor, learning + teaching
  • Visual Practice with Tracy Roberts, director, learning + teaching
  • Digital Well-Being with Helena Prins, advisor, learning + teaching

Register Now!

Members of the B.C. post-secondary community outside of Selkirk College are invited to participate. Kindly register using a B.C. PSI email.

FLO MicroCourse: Artificial Intelligence Images in the Classroom
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

About the MicroCourse:   FLO MicroCourse

Join us for an exploration of the ethical minefield of artificial intelligence (AI) image generation in this free, one-week Facilitation Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse.  

We will tackle the ethical complexities of this fast-evolving technology, exploring issues like bias, ownership, and the future of creativity. Through hands-on experimenting with AI tools, analyzing examples, and engaging in debates with peers, you will have the opportunity to build your own ethical framework to navigate this powerful technology. Artists, teachers, and art enthusiasts are welcome!  

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Understand the key ethical considerations in AI art and image generation.  
  • Evaluate potential biases and harms in AI art tools.  
  • Examine issues of intellectual property, ownership, and artistic agency in AI-generated work. 
  • Develop a personal framework for ethical decision-making with the use of AI in artistic practice.  

Participants should be prepared for approximately 6-8 hours of asynchronous work throughout the week.  

We also have two optional synchronous sessions planned on Tuesday, June 18, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and on Thursday, June 20, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  

Register now!

MicroCourse Facilitators:  

Your FLO facilitators for this course are Brent de Waal and Jason Toal.  

Brent (he/him) is a learning designer focused on creating meaningful experiences for adult learners. With experience teaching in both university and private corporate settings, he understands the unique challenges and opportunities of diverse learning environments. As a parent with children in university, he is actively invested in the learning process, bringing a personal perspective to his work. He likes to use his background in art and photography to make courses and workshops with a focus on the creative process. Brent is looking forward to some great discussions in this FLO MicroCourse!  

Jason (he/him) is a creative learning designer and human-centred educational technologist based in Victoria, B.C. With over two decades of experience in educational technology, Jason is on a mission to make learning more engaging, accessible, and downright fun. From leading teams at institutions like University of British Columbia Okanagan to consulting independently with Same Page Studios, Jason has championed technology-driven learning experiences that spark curiosity and drive innovation. He’s not just about pushing buttons; he’s about pushing boundaries. 

Jun
19
Wed
British Columbia Open Education Community Monthly Meeting
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
British Columbia Open Education Community Monthly Meeting

The British Columbia Open Education Community (BCOEC) welcomes members from the post-secondary sector in British Columbia and the Yukon. This community convenes monthly in virtual gatherings, fostering an environment for sharing insights, providing support, and engaging in discussions about the challenges, best practices, and current issues within open education. 

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Jun
21
Fri
FLO Friday: Enhancing the Human Aspects in Designing Learning with GenAI
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Enhancing the Human Aspects in Designing Learning with GenAI

About the Workshop

This workshop aims to empower educators to weave generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) into their pedagogical practices, with a strong emphasis on amplifying human qualities like creativity, empathy, collaboration, and personalization in learning environments. Through interactive discussions, participants will delve into the ethical and mindful application of GenAI in education. This session also sets the stage for educators to co-develop a practical framework to maximize the human element when designing meaningful learning experiences with GenAI.  

 By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify principles of human-centred design in the context of GenAI-enhanced learning environments.  
  • Design a concept for a learning activity showcasing the integration of GenAI to enrich the human aspect in learning. 
  • Collaborate on developing a framework emphasizing human qualities in designing learning experiences with GenAI. 

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO facilitator for this session is Dr. Gwen Nguyen.   

Gwen (she/her) is an advisor for the learning and teaching team at BCcampus. Prior to joining BCcampus, Gwen worked as a learning experience designer at the University of Victoria, where she provided support to educators in developing and delivering courses across various modalities including face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Her professional background also includes experience as a university lecturer and researcher at both the University of Victoria and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan. Gwen holds a PhD in education studies from the University of Victoria and a Master of Arts in applied linguistics from Saint Michael’s College. Her research interests include poetry inquiry as a reflection practice in education, digital pedagogies in higher education, and participatory action research. Recently, Gwen has developed a keen interest in exploring pedagogical strategies that ethically and creatively integrate AI into teaching and learning environments. Gwen also brings valuable experience in navigating positionality as both an instructor and researcher. 

Jun
26
Wed
FLO Lab: Fostering Inclusive Learning Environments – The Synergy of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Universal Design for Learning
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

About the Webinar

FLO Lab logo 2023

Join us for this engaging and free three-hour Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) workshop introducing you to the dynamic intersection of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a synergy poised to revolutionize educational accessibility and inclusivity. You will explore the fundamentals of UDL, an educational framework designed to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn. You will also explore the transformative power of GenAI technologies in creating adaptive, personalized learning experiences meeting the varied needs of learners.

Through interactive sessions, case studies, and hands-on activities, you will uncover practical strategies and tools to effectively implement GenAI and UDL principles within your educational practices. This workshop aims to empower you with the knowledge and skills to create learning environments where every student can thrive, fostering a culture of inclusivity and accessibility through the innovative use of technology.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the core principles of Universal Design for Learning and how they can be applied to create inclusive learning environments.
  • Recognize the potential of GenAI technologies in enhancing educational content and practices.
  • Articulate the value of integrating GenAI into a UDL framework, specifically discussing at least two benefits of GenAI-UDL integration for enhancing inclusion and accessibility in educational settings.
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate at least one GenAI-based tool or technique into a lesson plan aligning with UDL principles

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

About the Facilitators

Your FLO facilitators for this lab will be Lucas Wright and Afsaneh Sharif.

Lucas Wright (he/his) is a senior education consultant at the University of British Columbia (UBC). With over 14 years of experience, he specializes in learning technology and design, particularly in the application of GenAI. His background includes a Master of Arts in Adult Education from UBC and certifications in digital storytelling, instructional skills, and online learning. His goal is to enhance teaching and learning by integrating GenAI to foster dynamic and innovative learning environments.

Afsaneh Sharif (she/her) has over two decades of experience in higher education and she is currently serving as a senior project manager and faculty liaison at the University of British Columbia. Her expertise lies in project management and learning design, particularly within the sphere of online learning. She holds a PhD in knowledge management, concentrating on enhancing the quality of online education programs. Her role involves applying research findings to develop effective educational strategies, striving to uphold the highest standards in digital and online learning and other modalities. Additionally, she is a co-chair of at the B.C. Digital Learning Advisory Committee within the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills. She has wide-ranging interests including promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion; improving quality; ensuring accessibility; advancing online learning; fostering community practice; advocating for open education; and implementing UDL principles. Lately, her focus has shifted towards investigating the potential and challenges of GenAI in the educational sector.

Jul
8
Mon
Digital Literacy Challenge Series
Jul 8 – Aug 30 all-day
Digital Literacy Challenge Series

Educators, are you ready to begin your new quest? Join us for an eight-week asynchronous challenge to expand your digital literacy toolkit. During this series, you will learn about the eight competencies outlined in the B.C. Digital Literacy Framework, strategies for incorporating these skills into your teaching practice, and how to support student success through digital literacy.

You will receive one challenge in your inbox each Monday morning over the course of eight weeks. Each challenge will address the following:

What: a definition of the digital literacy competency

Why: the importance of each competency in teaching practice

How: approaches for developing the competency in our own learning, and how to incorporate these skills in our teaching practice

Interactive activities and thoughtful prompts will help you learn how to incorporate digital literacy into your teaching practice and generate ideas on how to teach these skills to students.

Each weekly challenge should take between one to four hours to complete, depending on how deeply you want to explore. There will be four optional, synchronous drop-in sessions held over Zoom where you can ask questions and connect with peers in a casual setting.

The synchronous sessions will be held at the following times:

  • July 17, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • July 31, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • August 14, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • August 21, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration coming soon!