FLO MicroCourse: The Space Between Us – Navigating Boundaries in Post-Secondary Education
May 27 – May 31 all-day

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Join our next free, one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse!

As post-secondary educators become more aware of, and proficient with, trauma-informed and student-centred approaches to teaching, a greater understanding of the need to create and set boundaries with students has emerged.

This micro-course offers participants the opportunity to consider and reflect on their own professional boundaries as well as discuss and practice boundary setting.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, we will offer two optional synchronous sessions in Zoom:

  • Monday, May 27 – 5:00-6:00 p.m. PT
  • Friday, May 31 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. PT

These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the need for various types of boundaries in the post-secondary environment
  • Explore their personal boundaries in various contexts
  • Share experiences and challenges with setting boundaries
  • Practice setting boundaries in written and verbal communication

Participants can expect to dedicate approximately 60-90 minutes per day for five days on learning and activities.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO Facilitator will be Matty Hillman. Matty (he/his) is an educational developer, counsellor, and instructor at Selkirk College, as well as a regular collaborator with BCcampus. Through a student-centred and trauma-informed approach to this work, he strives to create systemic change within post-secondary spaces and increase mental health literacy and skills for educators, students, and community members. Matty’s scholarship and research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, trauma-informed education, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. His writing can be found in various child and youth care journals and several provincial anti-violence projects. You can find his murals adorning walls throughout the West Kootenays.

FLO MicroCourse: Artificial Intelligence Images in the Classroom
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

About the MicroCourse:   FLO MicroCourse

Join us for an exploration of the ethical minefield of artificial intelligence (AI) image generation in this free, one-week Facilitation Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse.  

We will tackle the ethical complexities of this fast-evolving technology, exploring issues like bias, ownership, and the future of creativity. Through hands-on experimenting with AI tools, analyzing examples, and engaging in debates with peers, you will have the opportunity to build your own ethical framework to navigate this powerful technology. Artists, teachers, and art enthusiasts are welcome!  

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Understand the key ethical considerations in AI art and image generation.  
  • Evaluate potential biases and harms in AI art tools.  
  • Examine issues of intellectual property, ownership, and artistic agency in AI-generated work. 
  • Develop a personal framework for ethical decision-making with the use of AI in artistic practice.  

Participants should be prepared for approximately 6-8 hours of asynchronous work throughout the week.  

We also have two optional synchronous sessions planned on Tuesday, June 18, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., and on Thursday, June 20, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  

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MicroCourse Facilitators:  

Your FLO facilitators for this course are Brent de Waal and Jason Toal.  

Brent (he/him) is a learning designer focused on creating meaningful experiences for adult learners. With experience teaching in both university and private corporate settings, he understands the unique challenges and opportunities of diverse learning environments. As a parent with children in university, he is actively invested in the learning process, bringing a personal perspective to his work. He likes to use his background in art and photography to make courses and workshops with a focus on the creative process. Brent is looking forward to some great discussions in this FLO MicroCourse!  

Jason (he/him) is a creative learning designer and human-centred educational technologist based in Victoria, B.C. With over two decades of experience in educational technology, Jason is on a mission to make learning more engaging, accessible, and downright fun. From leading teams at institutions like University of British Columbia Okanagan to consulting independently with Same Page Studios, Jason has championed technology-driven learning experiences that spark curiosity and drive innovation. He’s not just about pushing buttons; he’s about pushing boundaries. 

FLO MicroCourse: Decolonizing Pedagogies – Reframing the Ways We Teach
Sep 23 – Sep 27 all-day

About the MicroCourse:  

Join us for this free one-week Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse offering you opportunities to reframe some of the pedagogical approaches that could be hindering your journey towards reconciliation. FLO MicroCourse

Each day will introduce a new approach or resource aimed at weaving Indigenous perspectives into our practice, fostering decolonization and expanding our teaching repertoire.  

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Become acquainted with the Government of British Columbia’s distinctions-based approach. 
  • Reflect on what stops us, and what motivates us, to do the work of decolonization and reconciliation. 
  • Share similarities and differences in our practice. 
  • Create visions for the future based on our individual contexts and collective aspirations.

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, we have one optional synchronous session planned on Wednesday, September 25, 2024, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  

To get the most out of this learning experience, participants should expect to invest 2.5 asynchronous hours each day to review and reflect on the course materials and resources. 

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

About the Facilitator: 

Your FLO facilitator for this course is Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France.  

Carmen (she/her) is of Indigenous heritage from the Kickapoo Nation in Northeast México. She acknowledges the privilege and responsibilities she holds for living on the land of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, and the lək̓ʷəŋən people from the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in the province of British Columbia. Born and raised in Monterrey, Carmen is a member of the Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, where her teaching and research focus on social justice, anti-racist education, and the experiences of in-service and pre-service teachers. Carmen’s career in education spans almost 40 years, previously working as a teacher in Mexico. She is expanding her work outside academia as a consultant for a variety of organizations such as the National Film Board, Intercultural Association of Victoria, and the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of B.C. 

FLO MicroCourse: Video Design and Creation
Oct 7 – Oct 11 all-day

About the FLO MicroCourse

In this Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse, participants will learn a design and creation paradigm for creating engaging educational videos. During the week, each participant will create a short video using the principles learned in this MicroCourse.  

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Video has tremendous power, both to support learning in the classroom and for educational outreach on social media. Engaging, visually interesting and compelling videos can be highly effective tools for learning. The video creation principles in this MicroCourse blend research and practical experience.  

Learning Objectives   

Upon completion of this course, participants in this workshop will be able to:  

  • Understand the fundamental principles of effective video design;  
  • Generate ideas for compelling educational topics that work well in the video medium; Refine a video idea into a concrete script with accompanying graphics;  
  • Create technically proficient videos with high quality audio and visual recordings edited into a polished final product; and 
  • Understand the different success metrics for educational videos intended for outreach on social media and instructional videos intended for courses. 

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, two synchronous sessions are planned. These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Monday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT and Friday, October 11, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT. 

Participants should expect to spend at least one additional hour per day on coursework. Please put aside the time in your calendar for an optimal learning experience. 

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available to registrants only. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available. 

About the Facilitator

Your FLO facilitator for this session will be Dr. Trefor Bazett.

Trefor (he/his) is an assistant teaching professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Victoria. Trefor has also built a YouTube channel with over 500 math education videos that have been viewed almost 40 million times. As a professor, Trefor uses video extensively in his online and flipped classrooms.