Oct
18
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Digital Literacy to Fluency @ Asynchronous
Oct 18 – Oct 22 all-day

Transferring in-class classroom activities that promote learning into FLO-MicroCourseactivities that are effective in the online learning environment is challenging. This demands a high level of digital literacy, or comfort in evaluating, piloting, and adopting new technologies into your toolbox of educational resources. This one-week micro-course will demonstrate that technology is something that should be welcomed into the classroom to allow an instructor a growing repertoire of media that stimulates teaching and learning. Incorporating digital tools in the classroom also increases students’ digital literacy while they complete activities and assignments. Your lead FLO facilitator for this micro-course is Ken Harmel. Ken Harmel is a family guy working as a senior learning designer at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). He began teaching in the tech sector and then spent 13 years in Japan honing his teaching skills with Japan Airlines Academy. Intrigued by the potential of distance education, he acquired his M.Ed. on that topic and thus began his pursuit of the elusive perfect online course. Ken has been a member of the BCcampus community for years and contributes much of his success at UFV to the professional development that BCcampus offers. 

Please Note: This FLO MicroCourse is an asynchronous one-week course with one synchronous session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

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.

Nov
15
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Current Topics for Micro-Credentials in B.C. @ Various times
Nov 15 – Nov 26 all-day

Dive deeper in this two-week FLO MicroCourse on micro-credentials. A selection of current topics in micro-credentials will be offered, discussed, and applied to our B.C. context — for example, how to explain competencies to others in an easy-to-understand way. We will co-create a resource on each topic for others to use in their practice.  FLO-MicroCourse

This course is for B.C. post-secondary professionals interested in or working in micro-credentials at their institutions. We welcome industry partners as well who would like to add their perspective to these current topics.  

Plan to commit to at least six to eight hours of reading and asynchronous participation per week. There will be three synchronous sessions over the two-week period: 

  • November 15, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT 
  • November 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT 
  • November 26, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT 

 While these sessions will be recorded, we highly encourage attendance if possible. 

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.

Dec
6
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – More Than Words: Developing Anti-Racist Pedagogies @ Asynchronous
Dec 6 – Dec 10 all-day

In the past few years, we have lived through a rise in incidents across theFLO-MicroCourse country where people have been targeted because of their sexual orientation, ethnicity, or faith. These divisive ideas are often rooted in fear or lack of knowledge and understanding. There is a critical need for educators and other professionals to understand the individual and systemic factors that fuel and perpetuate racism and to learn to respond in ways that turn words into actions. Join us in this FLO MicroCourse to grow in understanding and action. In this one-week course, we will:  

  • Deliberate on our individual and collective understanding of what constitutes racism.
  • Envision approaches to working as anti-racist individuals.
  • Develop strategies for working in online environments, including reflection and action.

Required Student Participation  

You will likely spend more time on your own reading and deepening this work. However, we consider that 2.5 hours per day is the minimum investment to complete the course, including exploration of resources and contributions. We also invite you to join us in two one-hour synchronous sessions on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at noon, and Friday, Dec. 10, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time to complement self-paced learning. Your lead FLO facilitator for this course is Carmen Rodriguez de France. With over 35 years of experience in education, Carmen acknowledges her privilege to live, learn, and teach on the land of the W̱SÁNEĆ community and the lək̓ʷəŋən and SENĆOŦEN-speaking Peoples. Carmen was born and raised in Monterrey, México, and is a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, where she facilitates courses on Indigenous pedagogy and education as well as on social justice. Her most recent research projects focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning with pre-service and in-service teachers as well as on the exploration of reconciliation through the arts. 

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.