Sep
2
Fri
FLO Friday: Designing for Authenticity — Aligning Assessment with Intended Learning Outcomes
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Designing for Authenticity — Aligning Assessment with Intended Learning Outcomes

This session will highlight different aspects of aligning course components with intended learning outcomes for clarity and transparency. Specifically, we will dive into discussions of creating strong intended learning outcomes and linking them to authentic assessments that support all students. This FLO Friday workshop will highlight the foundational role intended learning outcomes play in course design, the significance of checking for alignment between assessments and outcomes, and the importance of connecting with colleagues in small-group activities to apply alignment practice. Although not required, it may be helpful to have some intended learning outcomes and assessments for courses in mind in preparation for this session.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • When presented with a complete intended learning outcome statement, you will correctly identify all three defining components.
  • You will carefully reflect on how to create an authentic assessment that links to your intended learning outcomes following brainstorming in small groups.
  • Through a small group activity, you will identify approaches to assessment that are relevant to your teaching and an authentic assessment framework.

Your FLO facilitator is Gerry Gourlay. Gerry Gourlay (she/her) gratefully acknowledges the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples as the land and place where she currently lives and works. Gerry is the teaching assistant (TA) coordinator in the division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation at the University of Victoria. In this role she mentors over 800 TAs each term through TA-specific programming and professional development initiatives to ensure they support undergraduate learning. Part of Gerry’s portfolio includes supporting faculty and instructors with course design, crafting intended learning outcomes, and supporting alignment among course components. Gerry is an instructional skills workshop facilitator and trainer, and she holds a PhD in biology and a graduate certificate for learning and teaching in higher education (UVic). She enjoys supporting faculty and instructors in finding innovative ways to support student learning, reduce barriers to learning for all students, and make the implicit more explicit in learning.

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.

Oct
7
Fri
FLO Friday: Anti-racist Teaching Practices
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Anti-racist Teaching Practices

Inclusion and a sense of belonging play a vital part in the success of students in higher education. This session will introduce participants to the concept of anti-racism and its application to a teaching and learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their current practices as well as collaborate with peers to develop practical tips for creating classroom policies and practices that support an anti-racist environment. This will be an interactive session that will help educators centre their practice on equity, inclusion, and care. A short, optional individual pre-session activity will be shared one week prior to the event.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Identify potentially harmful situations in your course design and teaching practice.
  • Apply potential remedies toward creating an anti-racist teaching and learning environment.
  • Identify where to go for resources and support to assist with creating and fostering an anti-racist classroom.

FLO Facilitator:

Randeep (she/her) works as an educational developer, where she helps facilitate the design and development of credit and non-credit courses in online and hybrid environments. Outside this work Randeep designs and provides workshops for post-secondary audiences on anti-racist teaching practices and racialized microaggressions. Her PhD research at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) is focused on social justice in higher and adult education and is grounded in part in critical race theory and decolonized research methodologies.

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
18
Fri
FLO Friday: Inductive Learning — Designing Activities to Learn Through Examples
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Inductive Learning — Designing Activities to Learn Through Examples

Consider this scenario: You want to help learners write effective thesis sentences. Although there are many ways to achieve this goal, they fundamentally belong in two broad approaches:

  • You can show examples of good and not-so-good thesis sentences and ask learners to identify, evaluate, and discuss the elements that make each one good or not-so-good.
  • You can present what experts agree to be elements of a good thesis statement, then drive home these components with examples.

Most of us, whether we teach writing or biochemistry, tend to use the latter approach. We start with the framework that experts know and agree on, and later use examples to reinforce the point. But showing rather than telling is a powerful learning tool. Inductive learning (also called analogical learning, learning through comparison, or learning through examples) helps learners build their own understanding and develop their critical thinking abilities. Inductive learning has been shown to result in greater depth and more robust (longer lasting) learning and to help learners transfer what they learn to new situations. In this FLO Friday session, you will learn about this approach through examples, reflect on the learner experience of using this approach, and examine how to select examples to maximize the learning experience. You will formulate your own understanding of inductive learning, learn how to design activities, and refine your understanding through discussions with your peers. Come and learn about inductive learning — inductively!

Your FLO facilitator for this session is Dr. Annie Prud’homme-Généreux. To learn more about Annie, visit Meet the FLO Facilitator: Annie Prud’homme-Généreux.

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
2
Fri
FLO Friday: Powerful Questions to Facilitate Online Learning and Strengthen Relationships
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Powerful Questions to Facilitate Online Learning and Strengthen Relationships

Open-ended, provocative, powerful questions demonstrate genuine curiosity and contribute to a culture of learning, inclusion, and respect. Using an applied, appreciative approach, this one-hour interactive FLO Friday will introduce you to tools to support students to deepen their learning and strengthen their individual and team relationships. Throughout the workshop, participants will have opportunities to share ideas and success stories as well as apply powerful questions through a variety of hands-on activities, including on curiosity and deepening learning.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, we explore ways to:

  • Strengthen a culture of inclusion and respect
  • Use powerful questions to deepen learning and strengthen relationships
  • Use powerful questions to support student team projects

Approximate Required Participation Time

  • This is a one-hour synchronous workshop. Resource materials will be sent out prior to workshop.
  • Pre-reading will take approximately 30 minutes. This session will be recorded.

Your FLO facilitator for this session is Marina Jaffey. Marina (she/her) was born and raised on the traditional territories of the Algonquin and Anishinaabe peoples (west Quebec). Since 1993 she has been an uninvited settler on the ancestral lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation and the Lekwungen and SENĆOŦEN-speaking peoples (Victoria, B.C.). Marina is passionate about learning, teaching, and coaching and has been working with students and faculty in B.C. higher education for over 28 years. As an instructor and facilitator, she inspires and engages learners through storytelling, coaching, and meaningful service learning projects. In her role as faculty curriculum lead at Camosun College, Marina coaches faculty in all aspects of curriculum planning, design, and implementation. Marina’s extensive coaching and mentoring experience include designations of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Associate Certified Coach, and certified facilitator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Steps I and II. In her spare time, Marina volunteers for the Victoria Symphony and enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking with her family and dog, Jaxon, on beautiful Vancouver Island. To see her full bio, visit Marina’s LinkedIn.

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.