Dec
2
Fri
FLO Friday: Powerful Questions to Facilitate Online Learning and Strengthen Relationships
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open-ended, provocative, powerful questions demonstrate genuine curiosity and contribute to a culture of learning, inclusion, and respect. Using an applied, appreciative approach, this one-hour interactive FLO Friday will introduce you to tools to support students to deepen their learning and strengthen their individual and team relationships. Throughout the workshop, participants will have opportunities to share ideas and success stories as well as apply powerful questions through a variety of hands-on activities, including on curiosity and deepening learning.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, we explore ways to:

  • Strengthen a culture of inclusion and respect
  • Use powerful questions to deepen learning and strengthen relationships
  • Use powerful questions to support student team projects

Approximate Required Participation Time

  • This is a one-hour synchronous workshop. Resource materials will be sent out prior to workshop.
  • Pre-reading will take approximately 30 minutes. This session will be recorded.

Your FLO facilitator for this session is Marina Jaffey. Marina (she/her) was born and raised on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Anishinaabe peoples (west Quebec). Since 1993 she has been an uninvited settler on the ancestral lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation and the Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN-speaking peoples (Victoria, B.C.). Marina is passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching and has been working with students and faculty in B.C. higher education for over 28 years. As an instructor and facilitator, she inspires and engages learners through storytelling, coaching, and meaningful service learning projects. In her role as faculty curriculum lead at Camosun College, Marina coaches faculty in all aspects of curriculum planning, design, and implementation. Marina’s extensive coaching and mentoring experience include designations of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Associate Certified Coach, and certified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Steps I and II. In her spare time, Marina volunteers for the Victoria Symphony and enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking with her family and dog, Jaxon, on beautiful Vancouver Island. To see her full bio, visit Marina’s LinkedIn.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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.

Jan
16
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Developing a Personal Learning Network
Jan 16 – Jan 22 all-day

Join us for a brand-new FLO MicroCourse: Developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN). A PLN is part of lifelong learning to help you develop a community of practice to grow your skills, abilities, and toolbox with peers. This topic builds participants’ digital literacy/learning to become more connected to peer facilitators and keep current on developments and best practices in the context of learning and teaching in post-secondary education. After this one-week course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of establishing networked connections.
  • Identify a current PLN.
  • Impart strategies for developing and maintaining a current PLN.
  • Pass these strategies on to colleagues and students.
  • Experiment with social media to build a PLN.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, optional synchronous sessions are planned for:

  • Monday, January 16, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, January 19, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT
  • Friday, January 20, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT

The required participation time is estimated to be eight hours for participants (three hours to complete required activities and five hours for optional activities).

FLO Facilitators:

Gena Hamilton is a Certified Career Development Practitioner and Career Education Coordinator at the University of the Fraser Valley with a passion for learning design and innovation in career education. Ken Harmel is manager of the learning designers in the Teaching and Learning Centre and sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley. Ken’s focus these days is on educational leadership both in the Teaching and Learning Centre and the classroom.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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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. 

Jan
25
Wed
FLO Lab: Recognition, Relationship, and Resilience — A Framework for Trauma-Informed Post-Secondary Education
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This three-hour, online synchronous workshop considers various aspects of trauma and resilience as they relate to post-secondary education. Grounded in intersectionality, holistic wellness, and relational teaching, this course will allow participants to discuss various approaches to curriculum development and delivery as well as the need for institutional adaptations in the post-secondary environment. Supportive interpersonal relationships with students are vital to a trauma-informed pedagogy; therefore, participants will consider the need for empathy, boundaries, and self-care in their teaching practices. This is an experiential workshop that includes various activities and the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a case study. This workshop is relevant to all individuals involved in post-secondary education.

On successfully completing this workshop, participants will:

  • Discuss various definitions and types of traumas, including signs and impacts on learners.
  • Consider various approaches and concepts as part of trauma-informed education, including interpersonal skills, curriculum development and delivery, and institutional adaptations.
  • Define resilience and other growth concepts.
  • Explore the role of self-care.
  • Apply knowledge gained in this workshop to a case-study scenario.

Your FLO Lab facilitator for this session is Matty Hillman. Matty Hillman, MA (CYC), is a child and youth care instructor at Selkirk College in the beautiful Kootenay region of B.C., the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, healthy masculinities, and critical youth studies. As a muralist, he is especially interested in the intersection of youth work and public art, exploring the opportunity these complimentary practices create for empowerment, community building, and social justice advancements. Readers may contact Matty at mhillman@selkirk.ca and access his full bio at Matthew (Matty) Hillman.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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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.

Feb
1
Wed
FLO Lab: Staying Current with Essential Digital Literacy
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Digital literacy skills, including using various technologies and critically evaluating digital sources and information, are essential for today’s graduates. Educators must also possess these skills to incorporate digital tools and technologies that support learners effectively, help learners find relevant information, and identify gaps in their digital skill development. Amid a pandemic, with so many new and emerging technologies available, it is natural to feel overwhelmed. To create a further challenge, few professional development opportunities exist that support cultivating digital literacy skills, which can leave you scrambling to support your learners.

By the end of this three-hour experiential learning, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate your digital literacy skills for teaching and learning.
  • Identify areas for growth and development.
  • Consider strategies to increase your digital literacy.

This three-hour experiential lab will be fully interactive with individual and group activities. No pre-reading or pre-course activities are required; all participation time is situated within the session’s parameters. Participants will be asked to consider reflecting on their learnings post-session.

Your FLO Lab facilitator, Lisa Gedak (she/her), is a teaching and learning strategist, post-secondary educator, and instructional designer who specializes in the intersection of pedagogy with technology and learning in online spaces. Lisa is passionate about learner-centred education and lifelong learning; her research is situated in a K–12 context and examines the experiences of school communities during the pandemic. Additionally, Lisa is an appreciative inquiry facilitator who values building on individuals’ and groups’ strengths to positively impact the future.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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.

Mar
6
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Current Topics in Micro-Credentials 2.0
Mar 6 – Mar 10 all-day

Join us for our Current Topics in Micro-Credentials 2.0 course, where we will dig deeper into the micro-credential topics that are in the forefront of practice in B.C. A selection of current topics in micro-credentials will be offered, discussed, and applied to our B.C. context. By the end of this one-week learning experience, participants will be able to describe in their own words at least one current topic in micro-credentials and apply what they have learned to our local context. Current Topics in Micro-Credentials 2.0 will be delivered primarily asynchronously, but there will be two optional synchronous sessions: Monday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PT, and Wednesday, March 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT. Although these two sessions will be recorded, your attendance is encouraged. Expect to spend approximately 7–10 hours to engage with the content and others in this short course.

Your BCcampus FLO facilitators are Ross McKerlich (he/him), project manager of Collaborative Projects and Indigenous Engagement, and Helena Prins (she/her), advisor in Learning and Teaching.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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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.