Jun
29
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design @ See schedule in event description
Jun 29 @ 12:00 am – Jul 24 @ 12:00 am

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design is a complementary course to FLO Fundamentals, which supports educators to learn how to facilitate learning in asynchronous environments. FLO Design is focused on important elements of educational design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments. FLO Design logo

FLO Design will prepare you to:

  • Identify the pedagogical choices that inform the design of a learning module and prototype activity;
  • Discuss important elements of user experience and multimedia design;
  • Decide on the type and use of quality guidelines or standards;
  • Discuss and debate design choices; and
  • Create an online learning module and a demonstration activity for a topic relevant to teaching and learning.

The following synchronous sessions are planned for the FLO Design Course:

  • Tuesday, June 30th from 12-1 pm PST
  • Tuesday, July 7th from 12-1 pm PST
  • Tuesday, July 14th from 12-1 pm PST
  • Optional “Showcase” session happening to present design projects on Thursday, July 23 (various times available; asynchronous presentation also possible)

Register now!

Jul
13
Mon
FLO Bootcamp @ Asynchronous/synchronous
Jul 13 – Jul 16 all-day

Hey! Are you a B.C. post-secondary educator teaching a course online this fall? Did you have a rough “pivot” to online and want to fix up only the most important stuff before it runs online again? Or maybe you missed the pivot (lucky!), but still have a course you want to optimize for online delivery? Join us for a 4-day crash course on only the MOST important stuff:  lectures, assignments, proctored exams, your online presence, and dialing back a bit on the zooming!

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  • Length: 1 week – Mon – Thu with an optional final drop-in Friday morning 10-12
  • Mode: Online, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools
  • Pre-requisite: None, but you do need an existing course to work with (i.e., this is not a “start from scratch” situation). Ideally, it’s a course that went through a fast pivot to online this spring, but any course (whether online or f2f) that exists will do. You need not have taught it before.
  • Time commitment: Participants should expect to spend 4+ hours per day, for 4 days.  Folx with less experience teaching online can expect to need more time.
  • Fees: This course has a $25 non-refundable registration fee

FLO Bootcamp Design & Facilitation Team:

Meet the fabulous FLO Bootcamp facilitators who will support you in getting your course into shape for its online delivery this fall!

B.J. Eib is a former teacher, instructional designer, and faculty development facilitator, and has worked with online workshops and courses for over 20 years. She retired from Royal Roads University a few years ago and has been happily hiking, kayaking, and gardening in Cobble Hill ever since.

Krista Lambert is a project manager for health and ABE open programs at BCcampus. She is on secondment from JIBC where she is an instructional designer developing online and blended courses.

Tracy Roberts is the Director of Learning & Teaching at BCcampus, a facilitator with a special interest in Liberating Structures and all things visual, and an enthusiastic but undisciplined doodler. She has worked in the B.C. post-secondary system for 20 years in various roles, including instructional design, educational technology projects, faculty development, and leadership.

If you are ready to join this fun, intensive course, register now!

 

Jul
14
Tue
Adapting to COVID-19: Understanding the challenges of International Learners (Part 1)
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Adapting to COVID-19: Understanding the challenges of International Learners (Part 1)

Audience:

This event is intended for faculty and staff of B.C. public post-secondary institutions.

About the Session:

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all students; however, different needs, challenges, and opportunities have emerged for international students.

Join us as we learn and share with representatives from 4 post-secondary institutions in B.C. in a three-part webinar series. In this first session, we will discuss some of the challenges faced by international students and how they have been impacted by the pandemic, especially as we draw nearer to the Fall Semester. The second session (July 15) will focus on some of the innovations these institutions have implemented to provide support to international students in creative ways.

Facilitators:

Rohene Bouajram is the Program Director, Global Campus Initiatives at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver where she provides strategic leadership and direction for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program as well as the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a hub for globally-focused student organizations on campus. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication, BA in Psychology and is certified as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Rohene has worked in areas related to intercultural dialogue, international recruitment, project management, ethical engagement, crisis intervention, policy evaluation and teaches courses related to Canadian immigration legislation. With over sixteen years of experience in post-secondary and international education, Rohene has coached and advised international students as an International Student Advisor and RCIC as well as led many teams at multiple Canadian institutions, including UBC.

Teresa Brooks is the Associate Director of International Student Services at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm Langara College. She has over 17 years of experience in international education and an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of BC. Her work focuses on international student support, adjustment, and engagement. She is passionate about improving international student success by meeting students where they are at and empowering them to fulfill their educational goals. Teresa also currently works closely with Langara’s Centre for Intercultural Engagement to implement internationalization on campus, which includes supporting employees to work and live more effectively in diverse environments.

Anne Harris is the Operations Manager for International Education at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC, a position she’s held for the past nine years. She manages a team of international student services staff, and takes a lead role in the development and implementation of the College’s international recruitment strategy. She supports students on every step of their journey from recruitment through admissions, to on-boarding, retention and graduation. Anne believes in an holistic approach to ensuring student success, and advocates to champion this approach across campus. Prior to working in international education, Anne has worked in community and continuing education, also at CNC, and has experience in leading non-profit organizations focused on economic development and adult education. Educated mainly in England, she holds a Masters of Music (Composition), a Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management, and has her designation as a Chartered Human Resources Professional (CPHR).

Kate Jennings is the Director for International Student Services at Vancouver Island University where she has the great pleasure of providing leadership for the international admissions and registration team, the international advising, clinical counselling, and immigration advising team, and the homestay and off-campus housing team.  Kate is passionate about building inclusive and innovative programs and services for students.  She has over 22 years of experience in international higher education having held positions at 5 different institutions in 3 provinces in Canada.  Kate is known as a leader in international higher education and regularly presents workshops and seminars for colleagues in Canada and globally.  She also volunteers her time to the international education sector through knowledge and advisory committee roles.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve 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 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.

Jul
15
Wed
Indigenous Speaker Series: Land Acknowledgements – A Conversation with Post-Secondary Students
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Indigenous Speaker Series: Land Acknowledgements - A Conversation with Post-Secondary Students

Join us in a thoughtful conversation about land acknowledgments with post-secondary students. In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of saying a land acknowledgment and some things to include in your own land acknowledgment. Bring any and all questions you have to the session. We will hear from students and have some land acknowledgment workshop leaders present to answer questions. 

Audience: This event is open to everyone interested in learning more about land acknowledgments.

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Student Biographies:

Lynzee West is a third-generation student in the Bachelor of Education program and she is planning to pursue her Masters Degree in Counselling. Lynzee is a second-generation Indian Residential School survivor, mother to three, and a member of the Gitxsan and Haisla nations. Lynzee has completed the Certificate in Business Administration through CMTN and she is currently enjoying taking University Transfer Courses and Field Schools of interest.

Ceci Raweater is a Blackfoot member of the Siksika Nation and she is a part of the Sto:lo people in B.C. Ceci is a first-generation Indigenous university student and will not be the last.

Learning Skills Workshop: Balancing Learning and Living at Home
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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In partnership with UBC’s Chapman Learning Commons, BCcampus is pleased to share this student-led learning skills workshop for students.

We’ll consider how to make space for your personal wellbeing when working and studying from home. Drawing from advice and experiences of CLC Assistants, you will develop approaches to working remotely that keep your wellbeing in mind and consider how your unique context might impact your work-life balance. You’ll leave with resources to support your success.

Register now!

Note: The Collaborate Ultra link will be distributed via email 1-2 days prior to your session.

If the session is full or if the dates/times don’t work for you, please note that we will be offering these workshops at different dates and times throughout the summer.

Adapting to COVID-19: Innovative Approaches to Supporting the International Student Experience (Part 2)
Jul 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Adapting to COVID-19: Innovative Approaches to Supporting the International Student Experience (Part 2)

Audience:

This event is intended for faculty and staff of B.C. public post-secondary institutions.

About the Session:

Join us as we learn and share with representatives from 4 post-secondary institutions in BC in a three-part webinar series. This second session will focus on some of the innovation these institutions have implemented to provide support to international students in creative ways.

Facilitators:

Rohene Bouajram is the Program Director, Global Campus Initiatives at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver where she provides strategic leadership and direction for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program as well as the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a hub for globally-focused student organizations on campus. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication, BA in Psychology and is certified as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Rohene has worked in areas related to intercultural dialogue, international recruitment, project management, ethical engagement, crisis intervention, policy evaluation and teaches courses related to Canadian immigration legislation. With over sixteen years of experience in post-secondary and international education, Rohene has coached and advised international students as an International Student Advisor and RCIC as well as led many teams at multiple Canadian institutions, including UBC.

Teresa Brooks is the Associate Director of International Student Services at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm Langara College. She has over 17 years of experience in international education and an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of BC. Her work focuses on international student support, adjustment, and engagement. She is passionate about improving international student success by meeting students where they are at and empowering them to fulfill their educational goals. Teresa also currently works closely with Langara’s Centre for Intercultural Engagement to implement internationalization on campus, which includes supporting employees to work and live more effectively in diverse environments.

Anne Harris is the Operations Manager for International Education at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC, a position she’s held for the past nine years. She manages a team of international student services staff, and takes a lead role in the development and implementation of the College’s international recruitment strategy. She supports students on every step of their journey from recruitment through admissions, to on-boarding, retention and graduation. Anne believes in an holistic approach to ensuring student success, and advocates to champion this approach across campus. Prior to working in international education, Anne has worked in community and continuing education, also at CNC, and has experience in leading non-profit organizations focused on economic development and adult education. Educated mainly in England, she holds a Masters of Music (Composition), a Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management, and has her designation as a Chartered Human Resources Professional (CPHR).

Kate Jennings is the Director for International Student Services at Vancouver Island University where she has the great pleasure of providing leadership for the international admissions and registration team, the international advising, clinical counselling, and immigration advising team, and the homestay and off-campus housing team.  Kate is passionate about building inclusive and innovative programs and services for students.  She has over 22 years of experience in international higher education having held positions at 5 different institutions in 3 provinces in Canada.  Kate is known as a leader in international higher education and regularly presents workshops and seminars for colleagues in Canada and globally.  She also volunteers her time to the international education sector through knowledge and advisory committee roles.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve 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 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.

Jul
17
Fri
FLO Friday: Creating Inclusive Spaces Online – Considering the “Other”
Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Come participate in an interactive session that unpacks the importance of fostering spaces that champion both vulnerability and empathy with your students.

This FLO Friday session will model how to use online apparatus to facilitate discussions about contemporary topics that consider society, culture, bias, and justice through the lens of your student’s experiences.

This session will be hosted in Collaborate Ultra.

Facilitator:

Olaolu Adeleye

Your fabulous facilitator for the session will be Olaolu Adeleye. Olaolu has a passion for social development issues seen through the application of an intercultural lens which is informed by his studies in international development and experiences with various global organizations. These include the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Right to Play, the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and UNICEF Peru. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Development from Dalhousie University (2008) and a Master of Science in Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (2013). As an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University, Adeleye translates this international experience into engaging approaches that reframe contemporary global issues.

Registration:

Registration is free, but required. Please note that it will close at 4 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

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.

 

Jul
22
Wed
Learning Skills Workshop: Group Presentations Online
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Chapman Learning Commons logo

In partnership with UBC’s Chapman Learning Commons, BCcampus is pleased to share this student-led learning skills workshop for students.

As students learning and connecting online, there is a lot to consider—especially when working with others. You will leave this workshop with knowledge on how to prepare and give effective group presentations online, from working with each other to engaging a class with technology.

Register now!

Note: The Collaborate Ultra link will be distributed via email 1-2 days prior to your session.

If the session is full or if the dates/times don’t work for you, please note that we will be offering these workshops at different dates and times throughout the summer.

Jul
23
Thu
Discovering Openness in Your Research
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discovering Openness in Your Research

Open education focuses on making resources and knowledge accessible to and usable by everyone; however, this goal can be met in different ways. Through this webinar, I will invite you to consider different ways of viewing openness in your own research. To begin, I will share with you my research project, engaging communities in collaboration through online communities of inquiry. At its core, this research is aimed at making community engagement more accessible to individuals who are inhibited from attending face-to-face, synchronous events. Current participatory guidance does not include recommendations relating to online methods that allow co-construction of knowledge and exploration of issues. The study seeks to determine if the community of inquiry model could be applied to bring community members together online to collaborate on community issues. Openness can be seen in collaborative community engagement and the community of inquiry model which both aim to bring people together to co-construct knowledge, the goal of the research to make these collaborative opportunities accessible to everyone, the application of free, open tools as well as the goal of sharing a successful educational model with another field. Take the time to join the webinar and consider your own research through the broad lens of openness.

Bio:

Lorri Weaver is currently completing her Masters of Education at Thompson Rivers University.  She served in the Canadian Forces as an Aerospace Engineering Officer from 1999-2019.  During this time, her work experience included junior officer training, personnel management, training design and development, aviation maintenance, aerospace test and evaluation, aircrew standards, and airworthiness certification.  She also holds an MSc in Human Factors and a Graduate Diploma in Technology-Enhanced Learning and Design.

Register now!

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

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.

Adapting to COVID-19: Break-out sessions for International Student Onboarding and Support (Part 3)
Jul 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Adapting to COVID-19: Break-out sessions for International Student Onboarding and Support (Part 3)

Audience:

This event is intended for faculty and staff of B.C. public post-secondary institutions.

About the Session:

In this webinar, the facilitators will engage in an interactive session to workshop and brainstorm together with participants how we can better provide virtual onboarding and orientation for international students prior to the start of and during their studies this fall, including opportunities for collaboration with colleagues supporting all students at our institutions. This session will build on learning from two webinars presented by the facilitators in the previous week and we encourage participants to review the recordings prior to this session.

Facilitators:

Rohene Bouajram is the Program Director, Global Campus Initiatives at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver where she provides strategic leadership and direction for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program as well as the Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a hub for globally-focused student organizations on campus. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication, BA in Psychology and is certified as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Rohene has worked in areas related to intercultural dialogue, international recruitment, project management, ethical engagement, crisis intervention, policy evaluation and teaches courses related to Canadian immigration legislation. With over sixteen years of experience in post-secondary and international education, Rohene has coached and advised international students as an International Student Advisor and RCIC as well as led many teams at multiple Canadian institutions, including UBC.

Teresa Brooks is the Associate Director of International Student Services at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm Langara College. She has over 17 years of experience in international education and an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of BC. Her work focuses on international student support, adjustment, and engagement. She is passionate about improving international student success by meeting students where they are at and empowering them to fulfill their educational goals. Teresa also currently works closely with Langara’s Centre for Intercultural Engagement to implement internationalization on campus, which includes supporting employees to work and live more effectively in diverse environments.

Anne Harris is the Operations Manager for International Education at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC, a position she’s held for the past nine years. She manages a team of international student services staff, and takes a lead role in the development and implementation of the College’s international recruitment strategy. She supports students on every step of their journey from recruitment through admissions, to on-boarding, retention and graduation. Anne believes in an holistic approach to ensuring student success, and advocates to champion this approach across campus. Prior to working in international education, Anne has worked in community and continuing education, also at CNC, and has experience in leading non-profit organizations focused on economic development and adult education. Educated mainly in England, she holds a Masters of Music (Composition), a Post-Diploma in Human Resources Management, and has her designation as a Chartered Human Resources Professional (CPHR).

Kate Jennings is the Director for International Student Services at Vancouver Island University where she has the great pleasure of providing leadership for the international admissions and registration team, the international advising, clinical counselling, and immigration advising team, and the homestay and off-campus housing team.  Kate is passionate about building inclusive and innovative programs and services for students.  She has over 22 years of experience in international higher education having held positions at 5 different institutions in 3 provinces in Canada.  Kate is known as a leader in international higher education and regularly presents workshops and seminars for colleagues in Canada and globally.  She also volunteers her time to the international education sector through knowledge and advisory committee roles.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve 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 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.