Apr
12
Mon
FLO Synchronous
Apr 12 – May 2 all-day

  • Length: 3 weeks
  • Mode: Online – asynchronous with scheduled synchronous sessions
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Scheduled Sessions:
    Three scheduled sessions lead by the FLO facilitators
    Additional sessions lead by the practicing facilitators
    Times will vary by offering
  • Additional Time commitment:
    Participants should expect to spend 6-8 hours for course activities during each of the three weeks. Those with no prior online teaching and learning experience can expect to invest more time. Continuous, active participation is necessary to make this course successful for everyone.
  • Fees – $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Course Description

Facilitating Learning Online – Synchronous is a 3-week course that introduces participants to best practice strategies to plan for, facilitate and follow up after synchronous online learning events. It will help you enhance the skills you need to confidently and effectively facilitate synchronous online learning. It is designed to provide you with opportunities to see and learn from examples of synchronous online facilitation and, if desired, practice synchronous online facilitation skills in a safe environment.

Once enrolled, you will choose to engage with this course via one of two different “tracks”:

Track 1 – Reviewing Participants

Reviewing Participants are expected to:

  • be an active participant in the course throughout its duration
  • attend at least two of the three planned synchronous sessions hosted by course facilitators
  • synchronous sessions: April 13, April 20, and April 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PT
  • give feedback to Practicing Facilitators as they prepare for their facilitation
    attend at least two synchronous online sessions of Practicing Facilitators and give feedback to them (dates/times to be determined)
Track 2 – Practicing Facilitators

Practicing Facilitators are expected to:

  • be an active participant in the course throughout its duration
  • attend at least two of the three planned synchronous sessions hosted by course facilitators
  • synchronous sessions: April 13, April 20, and April 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PT
  • plan and facilitate a synchronous online session near the end of the course, either alone or in a pair (dates/times to be determined)
  • ask for feedback from Reviewing Participants and course facilitators both as you plan your facilitated session and after your session, and reflect on that feedback.

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Apr
23
Fri
FLO Friday: Arts-Based Learning Online
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Arts-Based Learning Online

Did you know that arts-based learning can bring a human element to the disconnection some students feel in online-learning spaces? During this very interactive session, you will experience arts-based instructional strategies you can easily implement in your online courses. We will explore how to create inclusive spaces to engage learners’ minds, bodies, and spirits while supporting self-regulation in these overwhelming times.

Valeria Cortes

Val has worked in the field of education for over two decades. She has extensive experience working with post-secondary institutions and community organizations across cultures. Through course design and facilitation, she has helped thousands of people learn from one another and feel empowered to take action to enhance their organizations and communities. Visit our Meet the FLO Facilitators page to learn more. As an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University, Val teaches online, blended, and face-to-face courses. Having completed her MEd online, she strives for meaningful engagement when designing curriculum. She is also very interested in critical pedagogy, intercultural learning, and arts-based learning. Val holds a master of arts in leadership studies from the University of Victoria, a master of education from Tecnológico de Monterrey, and a bachelor of science in information systems engineering. She loves spending time with her family and being involved in her community. With her alter ego, the puppet Giggles, she visits schools and community organizations to help children learn about their rights.

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.

 

 

May
21
Fri
Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure

We know that giving students choice fosters engagement and equity, but how much is too much choice? In this session, you’ll “Choose Your Own Adventure” and explore student choice, student agency, and how to facilitate meaningful choice without adding to your workload. Your facilitator for this session will be Arley Cruthers. Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. She’s passionate about open pedagogy and open education, and her pedagogy is rooted in her background as a Paralympian, wheelchair basketball coach, novelist, and communications and marketing manager. She recently authored the open educational resources (OER) textbook Business Writing For Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. For her work in inclusive, process-based approaches to open education, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCcampus and has been a guest on several teaching podcasts. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Your facilitator for this session will be Arley Cruthers. Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. She’s passionate about open pedagogy and open education, and her pedagogy is rooted in her background as a Paralympian, wheelchair basketball coach, novelist, and communications and marketing manager. She recently authored the open educational resources (OER) textbook Business Writing For Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. For her work in inclusive, process-based approaches to open education, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCcampus and has been a guest on several teaching podcasts. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.