Sep
21
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Deepening Empathy Through Reframing @ Asynchronous
Sep 21 – Sep 27 all-day

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How might we more deeply understand and connect with our students and colleagues when teaching online or face-to-face? Deepening our empathy for others is one way we can grow as inclusive facilitators of learning.

In this free, one-week microcourse, you’ll explore how to use the design thinking skill of reframing to expand your thinking and increase your empathy for others, to unlock potentially new and innovative solutions to current challenges.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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Adapting to COVID-19: How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve Your Overall Well-being
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Adapting to COVID-19: How Practicing Mindfulness Can Improve Your Overall Well-being

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Session Description:

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention to our present moment experience with openness and curiosity. Just as regular exercise strengthens the body, the consistent practice of mindful awareness is associated with beneficial changes in the brain that increase mental resilience, promote well-being, and improve focus. In this session, participants will be introduced to the key principles of mindfulness and learn how to cultivate mindful awareness through meditation, relational practices, and activities in daily life.

This webinar will lead into a series of regular Mindful/Meditation Monday drop-in sessions for the fall semester.

Bio:

Judy Bushnell MA, CCC, CMT-P is a BCIT counsellor and a graduate of the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation program at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Judy developed the 5-week Mindful BCIT group and the Mindful Brain Break drop-in series for BCIT students to help them thrive at BCIT and beyond.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we have added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.

Sep
24
Thu
Infusing a Medical Terminology Open Textbook with H5P Interactivity
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Infusing a Medical Terminology Open Textbook with H5P Interactivity

Visiting the “kitchen” for the September Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar are Ontario educators Kim Carter and Marie Rutherford who just published in Pressbooks “Building a Medical Terminology Foundation” (https://ecampusontario.pressbooks.pub/medicalterminology/).

Remixed from an OpenStax textbook, this new version includes almost 150 H5P activities integrated into the content aimed at enhancing the practice with the understanding and application of medical terminology. The very first chapter opens with a Drag the Words activity as a check of understanding of the meaning of word parts.

This project included crowdsourcing content from other colleagues and contributions and student reviews. Kim and Marie will share the thinking behind the design of their H5P practice activities, their reason for choosing which types of content types to use, and what they learned in the process.

Look for more details at https://kitchen.opened.ca/the-show/

Bios:

Kim Carter holds a B.Ed. in Adult Education from Brock University, M.A. in Leadership from the Lang School of Business & Economics, University of Guelph, and Empowered Educator credential from eCampus Ontario. Kim is a Professor in the Business School at Conestoga College ITAL in Kitchener, Ontario.

Prior to teaching, she worked in a variety of front-line health office administration roles in hospitals. Influenced by education leaders like bell hooks and Stephen Brookfield caring for students through their education journey is at the core of her practice. While new to OPEN education, it has become a passion to pursue and led to the collaboration project and recent publishing of Building a Medical Terminology Foundation OER.

Find more about Kim from LinkedIn and her website cupofteaching.ca

Marie Rutherford started her career journey in nursing and healthcare management. After several years involved in training and development, she decided to turn her focus to teaching and found a part time faculty opportunity teaching Anatomy. From this capacity Marie moved into a role as vice principal and then principal. In 1999, the opportunity to teach at Georgian College as faculty in the Office Administration-Health Services program arose and Marie found a place she loves to call home.  In 2003, Marie decided to continue her education on a part-time basis focusing on additional degree studies. She is also the current author of two Canadian textbooks.

In 2018, Marie was fortunate to have a year of professional development leave where she studied Learning Design at the University of Toronto. There, the concept around open learning was explored and her quest toward OER development began. She holds an Empowered Educator credential from eCampus Ontario. The learning experience was a total game changer. In completing the credential, she met co-presenter and co-author Kimberlee Carter who provided the incubation environment for the open learning seed to grow into a full flowering plant.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our webinars. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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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.

Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group is excited to launch a monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice starting this fall, in collaboration with Fernando and Caroline from Aprendix.global/VirtualFacilitation.com fame!
What it is: A series of 3 monthly open gatherings led by Vancouver User Group, open for Practitioners from all over BC and any other region.

Who: Anyone with an interest in facilitation and Liberating Structures
Purposes:
  • Share stories & spread new practices more widely across BC
  • Support people in getting started with & renewing their use of LS

Dates/Times:

September 24, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
October 22, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
November 26, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Where:  Zoom Meeting Online

The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group exists to enhance our collective capacity to build confidence and fluency with Liberating Structures, and mentor each other, in a trusting, playful, collaborative environment. Learn more about them here.

Sep
25
Fri
FLO Friday – Coaching Circle: Bring Your FLO Challenge!
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
FLO Friday - Coaching Circle: Bring Your FLO Challenge!

Audience: Faculty

Session description:

During this 90 minute session, we invite faculty who are teaching an online course this fall to bring their facilitation or design challenge to our virtual coaching circle.

At BCcampus, we have been using coaching as a way of helping each other work through challenges. In this FLO Friday session, participants will learn about using questions as a way of supporting colleagues’ or students’ growth through John Whitmore’s GROW model. The GROW model is an easy way to introduce coaching by using the framework to identify and set goals (G), reflect on the current reality (R), revisit options and opportunities (O), and set out with a plan that will (W) be done to achieve goals. Participants will then have an opportunity to practice this new learning in a facilitated coaching circle, in which instructional challenges are brought forward and peers offer reflective questions to each other to find solutions.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we have added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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Sep
28
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design
Sep 28 – Oct 25 all-day

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design helps participants develop online course design skills and try new techniques and strategies to create effective, engaging, online learning experiences. This course complements the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) Fundamentals course which focuses on facilitation skills and strategies.

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During this course you will:

  • Explore learning theories, instructional design approaches, related frameworks, models, and design standards;
  • Create a design plan and prototype learning activity for a unit of online learning;
  • Discuss pedagogical and design choices with experienced FLO facilitators and peers, including any use of specific learning models or design standards, in weekly asynchronous Studio forums;
  • Share a final plan/learning unit design, and/or engage others in a “walk-through” of a prototype learning experience.

Course information: 

  • Length: 4 weeks
    Mode: Online – asynchronous with optional synchronous weekly sessions
  • Pre-requisite: Some experience with online learning and/or teaching is helpful
  • Time commitment:
    Participants should expect to spend 6-13 hours on course activities during each of the four 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

Register now! 

Sep
29
Tue
Adapting to COVID-19: Tips and Tricks to Keep Healthy and Fit at Home
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Adapting to COVID-19: Tips and Tricks to Keep Healthy and Fit at Home

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Session Description:

With COVID-19 many of us find ourselves for long stretches in our home workspaces and not getting to the gym. Join us for this webinar to learn some tips and tricks about creating an ergonomic home workspace and some exercises for both strengthening and stretching your body. There will be opportunities to ask your questions and to address unique challenges and concerns.

Bio:

Dylan Kay, BA (Kinesiology), CSEP-CPT is currently the Sports Facilities Coordinator at Douglas College. Dylan’s entire career has revolved around the direct delivery of fitness programming and supporting individuals and organizations to provide well rounded and individualized  fitness programs. Dylan has been helping his colleague and students reconsider how to adapt space and inject fitness activities in order to support their health and wellness as they work from home.

Dylan holds numerous fitness and training certifications including as Certified Personal Trainer.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we have added registration to our online office sessions. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.

Oct
1
Thu
Fall Indigenous Series – Pulling Together
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm
Fall Indigenous Series - Pulling Together

Klos Nanitsh! (Look here!)

Nesika (we) mamook kumtux (forge an understanding)

Take up the paddle and journey with Chetwood, Kahkah, Leloo and Sammon to forge an understanding of what Indigenization is in your respective role in post-secondary. (These reference the four modules we will be following in the PT Guide book specifically.)

To embrace reconciliation and to create equitable space for Indigenous peoples in our institutions as learners, colleagues and community members, we shall explore our respective roles and how we gather our knowledge and bring that wealth home to our community.

This 6-part series will assist you in understanding, from a traditional Indigenous perspective, that every season has work to be done. It will also encourage you to consider how we fit our post-secondary education, policies and protocols into the seasons to best reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and doing. This goes beyond mere territory acknowledgements; it’s about creating space to collaborate on actionable ideas. Reconciliation is about Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples coming together with reciprocal respect and travelling a journey together.

These sessions are open to all employees in post-secondary. We will be utilizing the Leaders and Administrators Guide of the Pulling Together handbook as our reference materials.

Start your journey with us this fall. We have made space in our canoe for each of you.

Jewell Gillies and Marlene Erickson will guide you on this journey.

A commitment of three-hours asynchronous study and reflection, with one synchronous session each Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, October 1 to November 5, is expected.

This event has a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Please note that registration will close on Friday, September 18th at 4 PM.

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.

Oct
22
Thu
Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group is excited to launch a monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice starting this fall, in collaboration with Fernando and Caroline from Aprendix.global/VirtualFacilitation.com fame!

What it is: A series of 3 monthly open gatherings led by Vancouver User Group, open for Practitioners from all over BC and any other region.

Who: Anyone with an interest in facilitation and Liberating Structures
Purposes:
  • Share stories & spread new practices more widely across BC
  • Support people in getting started with & renewing their use of LS

Dates/Times:

September 24, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
October 22, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
November 26, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Where:  Zoom Meeting Online

The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group exists to enhance our collective capacity to build confidence and fluency with Liberating Structures, and mentor each other, in a trusting, playful, collaborative environment. Learn more about them here.

Oct
26
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Micro-certifications in the B.C. Context @ Asynchronous
Oct 26 – Nov 1 all-day

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Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on, practical, and free. In one week you will have an opportunity to dip into the FLO experience and leave with something practical and useful for your own teaching practice.

Micro certifications have their origins in open badges which can be defined as “a digital representation of a learning outcome” (Janko, 2014) but what does this really mean and how can micro certifications be used in British Columbia post-secondary system? In this one-week FLO MicroCourse, we will refine the definition of micro certifications with a 2020 British Columbia lens, examine best practices from other regions and identify at least one feasible application of micro certifications to our province.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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.