Apr
5
Mon
BCcampus Book Club: Small Teaching Online
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm
BCcampus Book Club: Small Teaching Online
Following up on the success of our 2019 offering centred around Small Teaching by James Lang, we will be diving into Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby. Are you still feeling unsure about your skills as an online facilitator of learning? This selection for our online book club might be just the confidence booster you need! Join the discussion and exploration of strategies and tools to hone your online-facilitation skills. The book club will be facilitated over nine weeks, mostly asynchronously, with three optional synchronous sessions. The synchronous sessions will be held on April 6, May 18, and June 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT. This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office 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
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
10
Mon
RRU Virtual Open House: A life-changing education awaits
May 10 @ 8:00 am – May 13 @ 4:30 pm

RRU Open House Promotional Asset4 days of drop-in sessions that will change your life. Explore our programs, learn about studying at RRU. Get the open house schedule here.

Register today!

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.

Centering Indigenous engagement in the work of wellbeing and health promotion
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Centering Indigenous engagement in the work of wellbeing and health promotion

This is an external event hosted by the University of Waterloo.

Building on the momentum from the first Leadership Event of the Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network, we invite you to join us in an online event about centering Indigenous engagement in health promotion and wellbeing. This event will take place on May 17, 2021 10am-12pm  PST | 1-3pm EST. At this event you will learn about:

  • how institutions can approach the work of the Okanagan Charter through the lens of Indigenous engagement by learning from the strengths, knowledge, and practices of Indigenous Peoples’, rooted in their diverse worldviews,
  • approaches to center Indigenous worldviews and ways of being in our understanding of wellbeing and health promotion within the higher education model,
  • stories on how Indigenous community members in higher education are leading change in wellbeing

You will hear from a diverse group of Indigenous leaders and students from higher education, health promotion and wellbeing, and beyond, including:

  • Elder Grouse Barnes, Westbank First Nation
  • Mark Solomon, Dean of Students and Indigenous Education, Seneca College and President of CACUSS. Mark will be joined by Indigenous students from across the country to engage in a conversation circle.
  • Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, North American Representative to the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2021-2024), UBC Office of Indigenous Strategic Initiatives, Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Indigenous Affairs
  • Kathleen Leahy, Director, UBC Learning Exchange

The formal agenda will be 90-minutes, followed by an optional 30-minute breakout room for reflection and sharing with other attendees. A Zoom link for the event will be emailed to all registrants a minimum of 24 hours prior to the event.

Tickets are free.

Learn more and register.

May
18
Tue
Conversations about Outdoor Pedagogy in College ECE Programs
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:15 pm
Conversations about Outdoor Pedagogy in College ECE Programs

This is an external event hosted by the University of British Columbia – Okanagan.

Join us on May 18th, in collaboration with Bow Valley College, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and New Brunswick Community College, and colleagues at the YMCA and the University of Fraser Valley, for a virtual conference called Conversations about Outdoor Pedagogy in College ECE Programs.

This conference is made possible thanks to a major investment by the Lawson Foundation announced earlier this year that will support researchers from the four institutions in their innovative approach to advancing outdoor early learning and teaching nationally.

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Gray

Learn more and register

May
19
Wed
LaTeX Learning Community
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LaTeX Learning Community

LaTeX (LAY-tech) is a math markup language that helps to make STEM resources more accessible and professional-looking. LaTeX is integrated into Pressbooks, a platform that many open textbooks are written in. LaTeX can also be used to create freestanding documents; although some people may know how to do a lot with the language, their knowledge doesn’t always transfer to Pressbooks, which employs a more limited version of LaTeX.

Whether you’re a LaTeX whiz who needs help transitioning to Pressbooks, a LaTeX newbie who’s still learning the basics, or somewhere in between, we invite you to attend monthly sessions with the LaTeX learning community. Together, we will meet to discuss LaTeX problems and solutions. Bring your questions, quandaries, and problem-solving skills!

The LaTeX learning community is an informal group primarily made up of open-education librarians in B.C., who approached BCcampus in late 2020 asking for sector-wide LaTeX support. This session will be facilitated by Arianna Cheveldave, coordinator on the open education team at BCcampus and de facto LaTeX support lead.

LaTeX problems and solutions discussed by the community may be added to a forthcoming page in the BCcampus Pressbooks Guide or shared via video clips taken from session recordings.

NOTE: BCcampus LaTeX support is limited to people in B.C. as we currently do not have capacity to provide wider support. Please register for this event or contact Arianna with queries only if you are part of the B.C. post-secondary system.

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is a coordinator on the open education team at BCcampus. She studied some computer programming during her undergraduate degree in writing, which prepared her to dive headfirst into LaTeX learning when she was tasked with working on her first algebra textbook. She has plenty of experience with Pressbooks overall and has learned a lot about LaTeX through forums, documentation, and good old-fashioned trial and error. Arianna loves teasing out the answers to difficult problems and is excited to help other LaTeX learners. B.C. post-secondary faculty and staff may contact her at acheveldave@bccampus.ca with their LaTeX inquiries, which she may answer via email or video call or bring to LaTeX learning sessions.

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!

Registration is restricted to members of post-secondary sector in B.C. and the Yukon.

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
21
Fri
Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure

We know that giving students choice fosters engagement and equity, but how much is too much choice? In this session, you’ll “Choose Your Own Adventure” and explore student choice, student agency, and how to facilitate meaningful choice without adding to your workload. Your facilitator for this session will be Arley Cruthers. Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. She’s passionate about open pedagogy and open education, and her pedagogy is rooted in her background as a Paralympian, wheelchair basketball coach, novelist, and communications and marketing manager. She recently authored the open educational resources (OER) textbook Business Writing For Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. For her work in inclusive, process-based approaches to open education, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCcampus and has been a guest on several teaching podcasts. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Your facilitator for this session will be Arley Cruthers. Arley teaches Applied Communications at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she also serves as the Open Education Teaching Fellow. She’s passionate about open pedagogy and open education, and her pedagogy is rooted in her background as a Paralympian, wheelchair basketball coach, novelist, and communications and marketing manager. She recently authored the open educational resources (OER) textbook Business Writing For Everyone: An Inclusive Guide to Writing in the Workplace. For her work in inclusive, process-based approaches to open education, she received an Excellence in Open Education award from BCcampus and has been a guest on several teaching podcasts. Arley has an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.

May
26
Wed
ETUG Spring Workshop: Bold New Spaces
May 26 – May 28 all-day

ETUG will host an online workshop from Wednesday, May 26 to Friday, May 28.Bold New Spaces Promotional Artwork

As we stand now, within the bounds of the pandemic, but seeing the end approaching, what has worked and what will persist in future years?

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For more information on this event, visit ETUG.

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May
27
Thu
Cooking with H5P and Kyle Mackie
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

We will talk with Kyle about his approach to designing interactive activities and he will share tips and tricks that he uses in his own H5P cooking.

Meet Kyle Mackie

“Hey. I’m Kyle. I’m a freelance educational consultant based in Guelph, Ontario. I get to work with some great people at universities and colleges to help them develop online modules/courses, resources for instructors, and good things like that. I also bake bread, brew beer, grow veggies, ride my bike, play my ukulele, and travel around with my camper trailer. 2 teenagers + 5 chickens + 1 furry dog.”

Learn more about Kyle and his recent work and more at https://kylemackie.ca/.

Registration coming soon!

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.