Jan
24
Mon
Trauma-Informed Facilitation
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Trauma-Informed Facilitation
When we are facilitating sessions on difficult material, we often don’t know the stories of our participants. This means it’s important to bring a trauma-informed lens to our work. In this session we will learn about what trauma is, the impact it can have, and practical tools, tips, and strategies for trauma-informed facilitation.
This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. In particular, this session will focus on supporting facilitators who may want to adopt some of the wellness and support training recently released by BCcampus on topics such as prevention of and response to sexualized violence and mental health and wellness.

 

Facilitator:

Dawn Schell (she/her) is the manager of mental-health outreach and training at the University of Victoria. She has facilitated over 300 mental-health literacy sessions for staff and faculty over the past seven years. Recently Dawn has been focused on re-entry anxiety and its impact on students, staff, and faculty.

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.

Jan
27
Thu
Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

For the past 70+ years, we’ve had a tremendous conversation about women’s roles and identities in society and have made a lot of progress. However, we’ve been missing a parallel conversation for, with, and about men (let alone beyond the binary), which is hampering our ability to achieve equality among genders. How do we answer the question “What’s in it for me?” when we engage men and boys around gender and masculinity? Join to learn about how we can unpack these conversations in our circles, communities, and culture.

Facilitator:

As executive director of Next Gen Men, Jake Stika (he/him) is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces for a future where boys and men experience less pain and cause less harm. Jake was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been recognized by Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian delegation and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum. He is also a proud advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Canadian Women & Sport, and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

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.

Feb
2
Wed
Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moving from Men as Allies to Men as Stakeholders
This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

For the past 70+ years, we’ve had a tremendous conversation about women’s roles and identities in society and have made a lot of progress. However, we’ve been missing a parallel conversation for, with, and about men (let alone beyond the binary), which is hampering our ability to achieve equality among genders. How do we answer the question “What’s in it for me?” when we engage men and boys around gender and masculinity? Join to learn about how we can unpack these conversations in our circles, communities, and culture.

Facilitator:

As executive director of Next Gen Men, Jake Stika (he/him) is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces for a future where boys and men experience less pain and cause less harm. Jake was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 and has been recognized by Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian delegation and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders’ Forum. He is also a proud advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, Canadian Women & Sport, and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

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.

Feb
15
Tue
HyFlex ReAction Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
HyFlex ReAction Event: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Join us for our one-day online HyFlex in Action event.

Along with Royal Roads University (RRU), the College of New Caledonia (CNC), and the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), BCcampus brings you a one-day event where you can hear about the successes, challenges, and opportunities for HyFlex programming in B.C.

The evolution of online facilitation during the pandemic has presented different virtual modalities that consider universal design elements and multiple learning preferences. In reflecting on these pedagogical considerations, BCcampus would like to:

  • Connect those interested in learning technology, program development, and facilitation.
  • Discuss the experiences, possibilities, and implications of HyFlex in our sector.
  • Model what HyFlex looks like in practice.

HyFlex in Action will consider the human element of HyFlex, highlight some of the logistical factors that need to be weighed within the design of a HyFlex learning environment, and combine participants’ reflections and insights on HyFlex to formulate some considerations to incorporate for future HyFlex events.

Registration: a non-refundable registration fee of $50 (registration includes a $25 lunch e-gift card, and a participant package sent by mail).

Note: To receive the participant package in time for the event, please register by January 28, 2022.  You will still receive the package if you register after this date but it may arrive post-event.

Register now!

Time Session Presenter 
9:30 – 9:55 Radio Show DS106 
https://listen.ds106rad.io/
Tracy Roberts
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks Mary Burgess
10:30 – 11:15 Session 1 – Logistics & Technology in HyFlex
HyFlex teaching and learning rests on a structure of technologies (web conferencing software, cameras, microphones). This structure delineates the logistical hoops that instructors and students must jump through.
Royal Roads University – Keith Webster, Lisa Corak, and Kees Decker
11:15 – 11:30 Break & Wellness Check
11:30 – 12:15 Session 2 – Considerations for HyFlex – What Problem are You Trying to Solve?
HyFlex learning was a popular reaction to supporting students during a time of need for innovative approaches to learning. As we shift from being reactive to proactive, what should we consider?
College of New Caledonia – Paula Hayden, Dave Lampron, Mike Ray and Grace Dyck
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch & Wellness Check
1:00 – 1:45 Session 3 – The Human Elements of HyFlex
This panel discussion will examine the human aspects of HyFlex learning by bringing together students and instructors to share their lived experiences with teaching and learning in a HyFlex environment.
University of the Fraser Valley – Chloe Johnson, Chris Campbell, and Stefania Pizzirani
1:45 – 2:00  Break & Wellness Check
2:00 – 2:45 Activity – HyFlex in Action Principles Helena Prins and Olaolu Adeleye
2:45 – 2:55 Closing Remarks Tracy Roberts

Inclusivity

One of the goals of BCcampus is to embrace inclusivity – inviting everyone affiliated with post-secondary education in British Columbia to learn, share, participate, and connect with us and each other. We’ve taken substantial steps to ensure everyone, whether from Canada or around the world, feels welcome and valued for their commitment and contributions to improving teaching and learning. Learn more.

Accessibility

BCcampus will provide Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services for this event.  If you have other accessibility requirements, please let us know when you register or by emailing eventreg@bccampus.ca.

Feb
16
Wed
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Inclusion Training: Understanding Diversity and Inclusion for Safer Spaces for Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Team Members and Students

This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

This workshop speaks specifically to where you and your institution, team, department, or organization and LGBTQ2SAI+ folks might intersect. This includes information and statistics on LGBTQ2SAI+ populations and case studies and scenarios customized to reflect practical instances in which you and your team may need to confront homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia. 

Facilitator: Rana Nu (she/her/hers), education and training specialist, Qmunity

Rana is a social activist for non-violent communication and human rights. Throughout her more than 12-year career in civil society empowerment, peacebuilding, and community engagement, she has tailored and conducted training for civil society empowerment and social cohesion. Through these programs, she has helped to bridge the gap between people from different political affiliations, ethnicities, and beliefs, and she has increased their ability to lead change and deal with the arising trauma and humanitarian crisis in the Middle East.

Can’t make this event date? Other options are available:

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.

Feb
17
Thu
Pulling Together Series for Trades Faculty
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm
Pulling Together Series for Trades Faculty

This series is a provincial initiative hosted by BCcampus and facilitated by Jewell Gilles with the intention of delivering the Pulling Together: Foundations Guide for Trades faculty across the province. One of the purposes of the event is to encourage Trades faculty to begin or build on the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in future curriculum development and delivery. Recognizing that each region may have its own influence and application, it might be advantageous to highlight those regional distinctions along with the knowledge found in the Foundations guide. This is the first offering of its kind where we hope to include apprentice and recent-graduate stories and experiences.

Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions is a set of professional learning guides that are the result of collaboration between BCcampus, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders. The content in these guides is authored by teams of Indigenous and ally writers from across B.C.

Facilitator:

Jewell Gillies (them/their) is Musgmagw Dzawada’enuwx (Wolf Clan) of the Kwakwakawakw Nation. Jewell is a two-spirit Indigenous person. Jewell is an anti-oppression facilitator who covers topics that range from justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to sexual violence prevention, mental health and wellness, and naturalizing Indigenous worldviews into higher education. Jewell’s work as a police constable for the City of Vancouver prior to working in the education sector provides them with a wealth of experience in trauma-informed care and supports for intersectional community members who identify within historically excluded community groups.

This is a multi-day event with one synchronous session each Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., February 17 to March 24.

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

Registration coming soon!

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
18
Fri
FLO Friday: Alternative Assessment: Negotiating Standards
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Alternative Assessment: Negotiating Standards

As assessment validity increases, evaluation reliability decreases. This matters to instructors who are interested in moving away from multiple-choice tests and toward alternative assessments. In this FLO Friday, we will discuss ways to increase evaluation reliability by negotiating standards with students and colleagues. We will examine exemplars, calibration activities, student-built rubrics, and conversations about quality. At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the paradox between validity and reliability.
  • Improve the evaluation reliability of at least one of your alternative assessments.
  • Invite students into the conversation about quality.

Your FLO facilitator for this session is the fabulous Nicki Rehn (she/her). Nicki is currently a learning transformation specialist at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. She has been connected with BCcampus since 2019, winning open educational resource grants, delivering workshops, and participating in symposiums and conferences. She is excited to be part of the FLO series. Nicki has a doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment. She has designed and taught countless assessment courses and workshops over the past 13 years for Coast Mountain College, Quest University, BCcampus, and Ambrose University. She also worked as an instructional designer for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for three years, aligning assessment to outcomes. Nicki promotes alternative assessment and assessment for learning approaches every opportunity she can.

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

Registration 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
2
Wed
FLO Lab: Whole Body Learning
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Lab: Whole Body Learning

In this three-hour experiential and collaborative workshop, let’s intentionally include our bodies in the learning space! In this session, we’ll explore different ways to use embodied and holistic learning (movement, the five senses, emotions, spirit). Whether you have tried these types of activities before or are intrigued to learn more, join us to explore, practice, and discover what’s in it for you and your students. From having small “aha” moments to adding a number of new activities to your facilitator’s toolbox, you’ll gain something from participating in this lab. This will be a great opportunity to test a somatic/whole body activity you might want to practice. We’ll build part of the agenda in an open-space style to enable you to try your ideas with a supportive group. Our aim is to create a comfortable space to not only learn together but also gain insights on how to foster more holistic ways of engaging and learning. We will all be trying something new, facilitators included! In this session, you will:

  • Explore different ways of creative engagement online.
  • Acquire new tools and activities to bring into your online classrooms.
  • Gain new insights about how holistic learning can support your students’ experience.

We’ll invite you to submit your creative ideas to our collaborative Padlet in advance of the session to help build part of the agenda. This three-hour session will include two ten-minute breaks.

Facilitators:

Valeria Cortes (she/her) has extensive experience working with post-secondary institutions and community organizations across cultures. Through course design and facilitation, she encourages people to learn from one another and take action to enhance their organizations and communities. As an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University, Val teaches online, blended, and face-to-face courses.

Beth Cougler Blom (she/her) is a facilitator and learning designer who works with clients across all sectors through her business, Beth Cougler Blom Facilitation. She has been very involved in the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) courses through BCcampus and Royal Roads University for many years. Beth is the author of Design to Engage: How to Create and Facilitate a Great Learning Experience for Any Group. Connect with Beth at bethcouglerblom.com.

Visit our Meet the FLO Facilitators page to learn more about Valeria and Beth!

This event has a non-refundable $25 registration fee.

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
7
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Alternative Assessment
Mar 7 – Mar 13 all-day
FLO MicroCourse: Alternative Assessment

We are back with another delivery of our very popular course on alternative assessment. Join our one-week FLO MicroCourse on authentic and alternative assessment, during which you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the purpose of assessments and how to prioritize outcomes, and you will dabble in some evaluation criteria and rubrics.

By the end of this FLO course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline the purpose of assessment in higher education.
  • Explain authentic assessment.
  • Prioritize the evaluation of outcomes when designing assessment.
  • Choose from the variety of options for alternative assessment (portfolio, journal, non-disposable assignment, summary, viva voce, project, presentation, authentic task, self-assessment, etc.).

The course officially runs asynchronously for one week, but peer feedback on the final task can continue beyond that week. We will upload a new module of content to Moodle each day. You can expect to spend at least 90 minutes per day over the five days; however, you are welcome to invest more time if you want to work on your own assessment design. Active participation will make a richer experience for all participants.

In addition, there are two optional, recorded synchronous sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 8, 9–10 a.m. PST
  • Friday, March 11, 9–10 a.m. PST

Facilitator:

Nicki Rehn is currently a learning transformation specialist at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton. Nicki has been connected with BCcampus since 2019, winning open educational resource grants, delivering workshops, and participating in symposiums and conferences. She is excited to be part of the FLO series. Nicki has a doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment. She has designed and taught countless assessment courses and workshops over the past 13 years for Coast Mountain College, Quest University, BCcampus, and Ambrose University. She also worked as an instructional designer for Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for three years, aligning assessment to outcomes. Nicki promotes alternative assessment and assessment for learning approaches every opportunity she can.

This event has a non-refundable $25 registration fee.

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.

Open Education 101
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Education 101

This session will provide an overview to the open education movement including what it is and why it matters. This session will cover: 

  • Definition and examples of open educational resources
  • Benefits of OER to both students and faculty
  • First steps toward adopting, adapting, or creating OER 
  • How to find additional support with OE at UBC Library

For more information and to register visit UBC event page.

This event is part of Open Education Week (March 7 – 11, 2022)

An annual celebration, Open Education Week (OE Week) is an opportunity for actively sharing and learning about the latest achievements in Open Education worldwide.