Apr
12
Mon
FLO Synchronous
Apr 12 – May 2 all-day

  • Length: 3 weeks
  • Mode: Online – asynchronous with scheduled synchronous sessions
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Scheduled Sessions:
    Three scheduled sessions lead by the FLO facilitators
    Additional sessions lead by the practicing facilitators
    Times will vary by offering
  • Additional Time commitment:
    Participants should expect to spend 6-8 hours for course activities during each of the three 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.

Course Description

Facilitating Learning Online – Synchronous is a 3-week course that introduces participants to best practice strategies to plan for, facilitate and follow up after synchronous online learning events. It will help you enhance the skills you need to confidently and effectively facilitate synchronous online learning. It is designed to provide you with opportunities to see and learn from examples of synchronous online facilitation and, if desired, practice synchronous online facilitation skills in a safe environment.

Once enrolled, you will choose to engage with this course via one of two different “tracks”:

Track 1 – Reviewing Participants

Reviewing Participants are expected to:

  • be an active participant in the course throughout its duration
  • attend at least two of the three planned synchronous sessions hosted by course facilitators
  • synchronous sessions: April 13, April 20, and April 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PT
  • give feedback to Practicing Facilitators as they prepare for their facilitation
    attend at least two synchronous online sessions of Practicing Facilitators and give feedback to them (dates/times to be determined)
Track 2 – Practicing Facilitators

Practicing Facilitators are expected to:

  • be an active participant in the course throughout its duration
  • attend at least two of the three planned synchronous sessions hosted by course facilitators
  • synchronous sessions: April 13, April 20, and April 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. PT
  • plan and facilitate a synchronous online session near the end of the course, either alone or in a pair (dates/times to be determined)
  • ask for feedback from Reviewing Participants and course facilitators both as you plan your facilitated session and after your session, and reflect on that feedback.

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Apr
29
Thu
Cooking with H5P: Inside Pressbooks with Steel Wagstaff
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The next Cooking with H5P and Pressbooks webinar takes place Thursday, April 29 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time). For this episode, we invited into the kitchen Steel Wagstaff, Educational Product Manager for Pressbooks. From his position, he will be able to share much about the features and capabilities of Pressbooks, how H5P integrates with it, examples worth looking at, and maybe some insight into future directions for the platform.

And Steel brings in a longer history of experience from his efforts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he cultivated the development of their Pressbooks network and led an active community of Pressbooks content creators at UW-Madison (learn more about projects Steel has supported there). Read more of Steel’s writing— while it is a few years old, his Getting Started with Pressbooks stands up as an applicable overview of the platform. Ask Steel anything about Pressbooks, and you will hear something valuable (or ask him about poetry too 😉

If you have watched any of our previous episodes, you know that we run a conversational style show where the audience gets to ask many questions. Topics we suggested to Steel included (but are not limited to):

  • People love examples! We hope you can show examples on how you use H5P and/or Hypothesis in Pressbooks that will open some eyes for some on possibilities.
  • We have shared previously about using the Pressbooks Directory to find published textbooks (and ones with H5P in them), but it’s always good to let people know about it and the H5P search functionality.
  • Pedagogically, we have stressed the element of creating student practice activities, but we are interested in hearing more ideas of developing good feedback for H5P questions.
  • Please share any tips or tricks (technical or design wise) you may have about working with H5P within Pressbooks that might make the administration & development of H5P a bit easier for our project grantees.
  • And if there are any roadmaps into the future of Pressbooks you can share that might involve H5P, that would be… peachy.

When you sign up to attend the webinar, we offer a place as well to ask questions or let us know what you are interested in learning from Steel.

This event is free and open. 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.

May
3
Mon
FLO — Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
May 3 – May 14 all-day
FLO — Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

The Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) — Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a short, practical course to introduce you to the UDL framework and how you can apply it to create inclusive learning environments. This FLO course is suitable for online, face-to-face, and blended learning environments. Using UDL fosters inclusion, putting learner engagement at the centre of your activities in your course design. You will be asked to bring one of your course outlines to enable your learning with an immediate benefit. In this two-week opportunity, you will be expected to invest eight to twelve hours, mostly asynchronously. Planning a small investment of time each day is ideal to allow your learning to deepen. Three synchronous opportunities are planned: Tuesday, May 4; Tuesday, May 11; and Friday, May 14, from 12–1 p.m. PT. The synchronous sessions are not mandatory but provide an opportunity for connection and learning. Ideally, you will be able to join the lunchtime synchronous sessions to connect with your colleagues, fostering your own community of learning. Synchronous sessions will be recorded.

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.

May
17
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Considerations to Indigenize Your Work
May 17 – May 23 all-day

Facilitating learning online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, FLO-MicroCoursesingle-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. In this course, you will explore how you might reframe Indigenous pedagogies in online environments, including encouraging participants and creating relationships. Read more about your lead facilitator María del Carmen Rodríguez de France here. Gabrielle Lamontagne, Coordinator, Collaborative Projects and Indigenization will be the co-facilitator for this course.

This course is asynchronous with some synchronous sessions listed below:

  • May 19 from 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST
  • May 21 from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PST

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.

Jun
7
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Design with Liberating Structures
Jun 7 – Jun 13 all-day

Facilitating learning online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-topic, hands-on,FLO-MicroCourse 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. In this FLO MicroCourse, you will learn what liberating structures are and why they can be so powerful for online and face-to-face meetings and learning events; design a group activity using a liberating structure; experience a few key liberating structures online; and share ideas and advice on the application of liberating structures in your own context. This course includes mostly asynchronous activities, which means you can spread your six to nine hours of participation over the whole week. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal. This is a facilitated course that features an interactive whole class and triad-based discussions for those who wish to participate. There are no synchronous online sessions in this particular MicroCourse.

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.