Oct
7
Thu
BCcampus Book Club Hub – How to Be an Antiracist
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 11:30 am
BCcampus Book Club Hub – How to Be an Antiracist

This fall our BCcampus Book Club will be a hub for book club leaders to both share and garner skills in facilitating discussions about the difference between being non-racist versus anti-racist. We invite book club leaders from post-secondary institutions across the province to join our hub. This is a province-wide invitation to learn how to lead your own book club in our collaborative community, where candour and vulnerability are fostered in an ethical space! Hub participants will be expected to lead discussions and actively contribute to our learning community. You will leave with a greater support network and with actionable steps for how to apply and implement your anti-racist strategy on campus.

We invite a representative from your campus anti-racism or equity, diversity, and inclusion club or task force to register and participate in the Hub. We ask that no more than one representative from each B.C. institution participate. The Hub will be a social learning system where leaders from B.C. institutions have a forum for discussion, share collaborative tools, and gain some BCcampus open educational resources to adapt for your own campus and culture.

The BCcampus Book Club Hub participant from your institution will be expected to:

  • Read How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi before the Hub’s first session.
  • Facilitate at least one discussion forum.
  • Participate in our weekly exercise/artifact/case study.
  • Contribute to the camaraderie and co-learning principles as established by our group charter.

Once finished the book, participants can expect to spend 5-10 hours per week on additional learning and facilitation activities that will support their planning and prep work for running their own book club.

Using Ibram X. Kendi’s book – How to Be an Antiracist — as our backdrop, the BCcampus Book Club Hub will unpack the meaning of anti-racism within our sector and local context. The Hub will occur through both biweekly synchronous sessions and asynchronous activities that incorporate multimedia, discussions, and reflection exercises. Looking at four themes (below), we will conclude each biweekly session with the development of an artifact from our collective exercises. The schedule and themes we will address in our sessions are:

  • October 7 – Kickoff: Community Building/Charter
  • October 14 – Session I: Self/Schemas
  • October 28 – Session II: Society/Structures
  • November 10/12 (TBC) — Session III: Schools/Syllabus and Panel Discussion with Guests
  • November 25 – Session IV: Success/Solidarity
  • December 2 – Wrap-Up

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.

If you have any questions please contact us at bookclub@bccampus.ca.

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.

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.

Oct
22
Fri
Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop

This two-part workshop is designed to support B.C. post-secondary institutions with the delivery of the recently released Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Training and Facilitation Guide for preventing and responding to sexual violence.

Part 1: October 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
This session will introduce participants to the foundations of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships resource. We will touch on strategies to prepare for delivery of the training, introduce response-based practice ideas, and provide time for questions, reflection, and discussion.

Part 2: October 29, 2-­3:30 p.m.
This session will start with overview of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships training modules and share feedback we have received to date. We will then guide participants through a reflective activity about working with people who have caused harm, and we’ll end with space for discussion about peer connection and moving the work forward. Note: Attendees have the option to attend both or one of these workshops; however, we recommend you attend both when possible.

Facilitators: 

Meaghan Hagerty (she/her) has a master of science in global health and is currently a doctoral student in community engagement, social change, and equity at UBC Okanagan. Between these degrees, Meaghan worked at Thompson Rivers University in roles connected to wellness and sexualized violence prevention and response. To balance out homework (or as procrastination tools), Meaghan likes to get outside, plan hypothetical trips for the future, watch the Bachelor and The Bachelorette with a running feminist critique, and spend time with her people and their dogs.

Amber Huva (she/her) is on parental leave until November 2021 from her position at Thompson Rivers University as sexualized violence prevention and response manager. Previous to being in this role on campus, Amber worked in community with women and children fleeing violence as well as with youth and adults experiencing homelessness, poverty, and concerns around mental health and substance use. Amber has a master’s degree in social work and has been in the field for close to 15 years. This year Amber grew a pandemic veggie garden, and it was marvellous. When she’s not busy caring for small kiddos or watching Netflix, she likes getting out to paddle and hike.

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.

Oct
25
Mon
Lunchable Learning
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm
Lunchable Learning

“Lunchable Learning” is a weekly web radio show live-streamed Mondays at noon on ds106 Radio. We have 10 shows planned from October 4 to December 6, 2021. The goal of “Lunchable Learning” is to provide post-secondary educators with professional learning in a new and fun format that explores and models digital literacy and a curious, experimental mindset. The radio show will aim to:

  • Raise awareness of current hot topics in B.C. post-secondary education
  • Feature guest interviews with individuals from the post-secondary sector
  • Highlight tools and tips for teaching and group facilitation
  • Encourage experiments with teaching and learning strategies through challenge activities
  • Provide resources on show topics for listeners to read and explore further

“Lunchable Learning”: Trending topics, tools, and tips for individuals who teach and love to learn, brought to you by BCcampus. For more information and to tune in, go to http://lunchablelearning.opened.ca.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #DS106 #LunchableLearning

 

Leva Lee, host 

Leva is manager of Learning + Teaching at BCcampus. She has many years of experience leading online learning projects and professional development opportunities for the secondary and post-secondary sectors in B.C., with a background in open and distance learning and educational technology. Her special interests are micro-learning design, fostering communities of practice, and creative facilitation practices for learning engagement. She is a Liberating Structures practitioner and an enthusiastic promoter of the B.C. post-secondary community and those committed to improving the student experience. When not online, you can find Leva inspecting her fledgling flower and vegetable garden, reading one of too many recipe books, or trying to eke out time in the day to sketch or do art.

Twitter: @levalee 

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/levalee

Helena Prins, host

Helena is an advisor of Learning + Teaching at BCcampus and coordinates the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) portfolio. She began her career as a high-school teacher in South Africa. Over the past 20 years, Helena has taught students of all ages and stages on four continents. A golden thread throughout her teaching experiences has been breaking down barriers to learning. Prior to joining BCcampus in 2020, Helena worked as a career learning and development advisor at Royal Roads University. As an immigrant, she values the opportunity to support all students, especially international students, in finding and building their career path in Canada. She is a certified career strategist with Career Professionals Canada. Helena is currently also associate faculty at Royal Roads University.

Twitter: @helenaprins 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/helenaprins

Harper Friedman, technical producer  

Harper is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. He initially joined the team as a co-op student and during that time helped create and facilitate several webinars in partnership with Helena and the Learning + Teaching team. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, Harper is using his skills to help create openly licensed educational resources and produce this radio show. In his spare time, you can find him falling off 15-foot walls while bouldering, walking around town with his field recorder, and learning about web app development.

 

Oct
29
Fri
FLO Friday: Accessible Course Design – Separating Content from Delivery
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Accessible Course Design - Separating Content from Delivery

The pandemic has taught us the importance of planning for flexibility. While respecting the integrity of content, facilitator Dr. Richard Jackson will describe how he designs coursework for face-to-face, flipped, blended, or fully remote delivery with Universal Design for Learning principles in mind. In this one-hour Zoom session, you will: 

  • Discover how digital media and technology tools support flexible content delivery.  
  • Learn how to operationalize goals to enable multiple means of achievement.  
  • Identify instructional practices to retain post-pandemic  

Come and join us for this interactive session! 

Dr. Richard Jackson, associate professor at Boston College and senior research scientist with CAST, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the nascent field of Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Jackson brings many years of experience as a teacher, project director, researcher, and advocate in the field of education and visual disabilities. You can read more about his work here. We are thrilled to have him facilitate his first FLO Friday with BCcampus! 

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.

Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Two-Part Workshop

This two-part workshop is designed to support B.C. post-secondary institutions with the delivery of the recently released Accountability and Repairing Relationships: Training and Facilitation Guide for preventing and responding to sexual violence.

Part 1: October 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
This session will introduce participants to the foundations of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships resource. We will touch on strategies to prepare for delivery of the training, introduce response-based practice ideas, and provide time for questions, reflection, and discussion.

Part 2: October 29, 2-­3:30 p.m.
This session will start with overview of the Accountability and Repairing Relationships training modules and share feedback we have received to date. We will then guide participants through a reflective activity about working with people who have caused harm, and we’ll end with space for discussion about peer connection and moving the work forward. Note: Attendees have the option to attend both or one of these workshops; however, we recommend you attend both when possible.

Facilitators: 

Meaghan Hagerty (she/her) has a master of science in global health and is currently a doctoral student in community engagement, social change, and equity at UBC Okanagan. Between these degrees, Meaghan worked at Thompson Rivers University in roles connected to wellness and sexualized violence prevention and response. To balance out homework (or as procrastination tools), Meaghan likes to get outside, plan hypothetical trips for the future, watch the Bachelor and The Bachelorette with a running feminist critique, and spend time with her people and their dogs.

Amber Huva (she/her) is on parental leave until November 2021 from her position at Thompson Rivers University as sexualized violence prevention and response manager. Previous to being in this role on campus, Amber worked in community with women and children fleeing violence as well as with youth and adults experiencing homelessness, poverty, and concerns around mental health and substance use. Amber has a master’s degree in social work and has been in the field for close to 15 years. This year Amber grew a pandemic veggie garden, and it was marvellous. When she’s not busy caring for small kiddos or watching Netflix, she likes getting out to paddle and hike.

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.

Nov
1
Mon
Lunchable Learning
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm
Lunchable Learning

“Lunchable Learning” is a weekly web radio show live-streamed Mondays at noon on ds106 Radio. We have 10 shows planned from October 4 to December 6, 2021. The goal of “Lunchable Learning” is to provide post-secondary educators with professional learning in a new and fun format that explores and models digital literacy and a curious, experimental mindset. The radio show will aim to:

  • Raise awareness of current hot topics in B.C. post-secondary education
  • Feature guest interviews with individuals from the post-secondary sector
  • Highlight tools and tips for teaching and group facilitation
  • Encourage experiments with teaching and learning strategies through challenge activities
  • Provide resources on show topics for listeners to read and explore further

“Lunchable Learning”: Trending topics, tools, and tips for individuals who teach and love to learn, brought to you by BCcampus. For more information and to tune in, go to http://lunchablelearning.opened.ca.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #DS106 #LunchableLearning

 

Leva Lee, host 

Leva is manager of Learning + Teaching at BCcampus. She has many years of experience leading online learning projects and professional development opportunities for the secondary and post-secondary sectors in B.C., with a background in open and distance learning and educational technology. Her special interests are micro-learning design, fostering communities of practice, and creative facilitation practices for learning engagement. She is a Liberating Structures practitioner and an enthusiastic promoter of the B.C. post-secondary community and those committed to improving the student experience. When not online, you can find Leva inspecting her fledgling flower and vegetable garden, reading one of too many recipe books, or trying to eke out time in the day to sketch or do art.

Twitter: @levalee 

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/levalee

Helena Prins, host

Helena is an advisor of Learning + Teaching at BCcampus and coordinates the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) portfolio. She began her career as a high-school teacher in South Africa. Over the past 20 years, Helena has taught students of all ages and stages on four continents. A golden thread throughout her teaching experiences has been breaking down barriers to learning. Prior to joining BCcampus in 2020, Helena worked as a career learning and development advisor at Royal Roads University. As an immigrant, she values the opportunity to support all students, especially international students, in finding and building their career path in Canada. She is a certified career strategist with Career Professionals Canada. Helena is currently also associate faculty at Royal Roads University.

Twitter: @helenaprins 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/helenaprins

Harper Friedman, technical producer  

Harper is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. He initially joined the team as a co-op student and during that time helped create and facilitate several webinars in partnership with Helena and the Learning + Teaching team. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, Harper is using his skills to help create openly licensed educational resources and produce this radio show. In his spare time, you can find him falling off 15-foot walls while bouldering, walking around town with his field recorder, and learning about web app development.

 

Trades Summit Series 2021
Nov 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Trades Summit Series 2021

Get ready to be immersed in these weekly, interactive 90-minute sessions! This series is designed to provide vocational education faculty with opportunities to explore different avenues for their course design and delivery.

This five-week summit series will cover the following topics:

  • Pathways. Journey from Face 2 Face to Hybrid — with Lucy Griffiths
  • Leveraging Technology for Team-Based Learning — with Chad Flinn
  • Humanizing Assessments— with Nicki Rehn
  • Building Communities of Practice: From the Micro to the Macro — with Sally Vinden
  • Podcasts for Learning Trades? — with Tim Carson

Participants are encouraged to attend each session, as each week builds on the last in hopes of creating a community of practice among trades faculty and staff. The last session with Tim Carson will be a live podcast recording.

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.

Nov
3
Wed
Capacity to Connect Information Session: Prepare to Adapt and Offer
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Capacity to Connect Information Session: Prepare to Adapt and Offer

This session prepares facilitators to adopt and offer Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness. This adaptable training resource covers foundational mental health and wellness knowledge for post-secondary faculty and staff and ways to support students in distress. It can be used for two-hour online or in-person training.

Presenter information: 

Matty Hillman, MA (CYC) is a child and youth care instructor at Selkirk College in the beautiful Kootenay region of B.C., the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. As a muralist, he is especially interested in the intersection of youth work and public art, exploring the opportunity these complimentary practices create for empowerment, community building, and social justice advancements. Readers may contact Matty at mhillman@selkirk.ca and access his full bio at http://selkirk.ca/faculty/matthew-matty-hillman. 

Jewell Gillies is Musgmagw Dzawada’enuwx (Wolf Clan) of the Kwakwakawakw Nation. Jewell is a two–spirit Indigenous person who has them/them/their pronouns. Jewell is an anti-oppression facilitator who covers topics from justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; sexual violence prevention; and mental health and wellness to 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. 

You can also sign up for our upcoming two-hour training sessions for faculty and staff:

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.

Nov
4
Thu
OER Production Series: Find, Use and Share Open Education Resources
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
OER Production Series: Find, Use and Share Open Education Resources

This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar will provide an introduction to how to find, use, and share open educational resources (OER). Are you new to open education and not sure where to start? Or are you just starting your own OER project and wondering where to find other openly licenced materials and what to do with them? This webinar will answer all these questions by providing an introduction to open education and OERs, discussing copyright and Creative Commons licenses, and going over how you can find, use, and properly attribute OERs.

Want more? Please see other webinars included in this series:

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.