Oct
4
Tue
Research Speaker Series: Indigenous Approaches to Research and Ethics
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Research Speaker Series: Indigenous Approaches to Research and Ethics

Session Description:

Research is considered a dirty word for many Indigenous communities, and understandably so. Academic research practices are largely informed by settler-colonial ideologies that do not make sense within Indigenous worldviews. In this presentation participants will be introduced to Indigenous approaches to research and ethics. Topics of discussion include Indigenous research methodology, methods, Indigenous ways of knowing and being, and how to respectfully work with community members.

Facilitator:

Tanya Ball (she/her) is a Michif woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Treaty 1 Territory. She is currently living in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta), where she is enrolled in the PhD program in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. She works with her family from St. Ambroise to research the connections between Michif storytelling and the experience of religion. She is also a sessional instructor at the School of Information Studies at the university, teaching LIS 598—Indigenous Librarianship within a Canadian context and a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak: Book Women Podcast.

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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. 

More About This Series:

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a fall 2022 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning. These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Tuesdays once every three weeks, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice, or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

 
Oct
5
Wed
BCcampus Mixtape Podcast: The Ritual of Self-Care
Oct 5 all-day

Today’s episode features an insightful conversation with Sarah Lefebure on the topic of health and wellness.

Biography

Sarah Lefebure, MA, RCC has been a college counsellor since 2008 and has been working at Okanagan College in Penticton, on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan, for the past 5 years. In addition to individual counselling, Sarah enjoys facilitating group offerings and other projects to further the conversation about mental wellness on campus. She believes we all need a toolkit filled with a variety of strategies to help ourselves weather the ups and downs of life and help ourselves to flourish, especially as we continue to navigate the pandemic.     

Show notes

Canadian Mental Health Association

Listener Challenge:

Set aside 10 minutes a day for self-care. Think what will work for you, what feels good and will nourish you.

Book Recommendations:

Podcasts:

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Scheduled for 7 am PDT on October 5, 2022 – let’s listen in…

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.

Oct
17
Mon
BCcampus Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Explorer Challenge
Oct 17 – Nov 18 all-day
BCcampus Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Explorer Challenge

Are you adventurous?

Do you like exploring new opportunities for learning that will improve your practice? Are you a faculty member passionate about reducing barriers and enhancing learner voices in your course? We warmly invite you to join the BCcampus Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Explorer Challenge this fall.  

What will you do?

We have eight challenges to be released over a five-week period. A challenge involves doing one thing to embed one of the three principles of UDL in your course. Each challenge should take about 20 minutes, but it really depends on you. You can explore and complete all challenges at your own pace and at a time that works with your schedule.   

Who is this for?

We invite all faculty who are interested in reducing barriers for students. Whether you are new to UDL or have long been implementing UDL in your course design, this is an opportunity to work with colleagues to explore, reflect, and share best practices.  

What can you expect?

When you sign up for the series, you will receive a welcome email, plus a challenge in your inbox on Mondays and Thursdays. Venecia Williams and Heidi Parisotto will be your UDL captains on this journey. Emails will be labelled the BCcampus UDL Explorer Challenge — you may have to check your junk folder. There will be a post for each of the eight challenges, and at the end of each week, we will do a recap of each challenge. You will be invited to share your response in the comments section of each challenge or join a community of UDL explorers in our Mattermost channel. Participants who complete all eight challenges will be entered to win a prize.  

How can I get started?

The UDL Explorer Challenge launches on October 17 — don’t miss it! While registration is free, we require you to complete a registration form to ensure the challenges land in your inbox. Registration will close on October 16.  

Want to get ready for the journey?

If you are new to UDL, cast.org is a great place to start or watch UDL at a Glance for a brief overview of the three principles. Looking forward to learning with you and having some out-of-this-world discussions! 

Register now! 

 

FLO MicroCourse: More Than Words — Developing Anti-racist Pedagogies
Oct 17 – Oct 23 all-day

In the past few years, we have lived through a rise in incidents across the country where people have been targeted because of their sexual orientation, ethnicity, or faith. These incidents are often rooted in fear or lack of knowledge and understanding. There is a critical need for educators and other professionals to understand the individual and systemic factors that fuel and perpetuate racism and to learn to respond in ways that turn words into action. Join us in this FLO MicroCourse to grow your understanding and learn how to take action.

In this one-week course, we will:

  • Deliberate on our individual and collective understanding of what constitutes racism.
  • Envision approaches to working as anti-racist individuals.
  • Develop strategies for working in online environments, including reflection and action.

Required Student Participation:

You will likely spend more time on your own reading and deepening this work. However, we consider 2.5 hours per day the minimum investment to complete the course, including exploration of resources and contributions.

We also invite you to join two 90-minute synchronous sessions to complement self-paced learning.

Your lead FLO facilitator for this course is Carmen Rodriguez de France (she/her). With over 35 years of experience in education, Carmen acknowledges her privilege to live, learn, and teach on the land of the W̱SÁNEĆ community and the lək̓ʷəŋən and SENĆOŦEN-speaking Peoples. Carmen was born and raised in Monterrey, México, and is a faculty member in the Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, where she facilitates courses on Indigenous pedagogy and education as well as on social justice. Her most recent research projects focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning with pre-service and in-service teachers as well as on the exploration of reconciliation through the arts.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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
18
Tue
ACE-WIL Town Hall: Talent MATCH and More!
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ACE-WIL Town Hall: Talent MATCH and More!

Join us for this free virtual lunch-hour opportunity to connect with your ACE-WIL peers. 
 
ACE-WIL’s Talent MATCH program (opens in a new tab) has been supporting museums, arts, tourism, culture, and hospitality (MATCH) organizations and the students who want to work for them since early 2021. Its “sister” program, Talent 4 Non-Profits (opens in a new tab), kicked off in early 2022 to expand this work to support the non-profit sector more broadly. 
 
In this town hall, the Talent MATCH and Talent 4 Non-Profits teams will share the results of research conducted in conjunction with data marketing specialists, observations from working closely with MATCH and non-profit employers, and resources developed over the course of the project—as well as how ACE-WIL’s membership can continue to use the resources and learnings beyond the end of the program. 
 
You’ll also hear updates on professional development opportunities this fall and at our ACE-WIL conference next year. 

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
24
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Design Your Own Alternative Assessment
Oct 24 – Oct 29 all-day

Alternative assessments — activities that allow learners to demonstrate their learning in formats other than traditional quizzes and tests — have risen to prominence during the pandemic. These forms of assessment not only are used for summative evaluation of learners (to provide a grade) but also to help learners develop their understanding of course content, apply it, and link it to other topics and previous understanding. They are typically scaffolded, giving learners feedback along their development and an opportunity to incorporate that feedback and improve their work. They contribute to creating more accessible, equitable educational experiences and can create a culture of academic integrity. Examples of alternative assessments include concept maps, conference presentations, case studies, escape rooms, and authentic tasks that replicate workplace activities. They can be implemented in every discipline. In this FLO MicroCourse, you will learn about the principles of alternative assessments and explore several formats. Then you will apply these principles to the creation of an alternative assessment for your classroom and develop ways to provide feedback to learners on their work. Finally, you will showcase your creation to your peers and discuss ways to bolster the assessment’s effectiveness.

By the end of this FLO MicroCourse, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of alternative assessment.
  • Design an alternative assessment using the principles of alternative assessment.
  • Evaluate the alternative assessment plan.

Estimated Time Commitment:

This course will run for five days. (The weekend is available to wrap up tasks.)

  • Participants should allocate 60 to 90 minutes each day for this course.
  • Participants will participate in four discussion forums.
  • There will be two synchronous meetings. Monday, October 24, 2022, 12:00–1:00 p.m. PT and Friday, October 28, 10:00–11:00 a.m. PT. While both sessions will be recorded for those who can’t attend, your attendance at these sessions is encouraged.

FLO facilitators:

Eliana El Khoury, PhD, (she/her) is an assistant professor at Athabasca University. She has extensive experience in teaching and learning in K–12 and higher education settings both in Canada and internationally. Her work focuses on alternative assessment, education in emergencies, and innovation in teaching and learning. Eliana’s latest work includes training teachers in alternative ways of doing assessments. Dr. El Khoury has received multiple grants to conduct research and has published and presented on STEM education, equity in education, and alternative assessments. Her current research interests include:

  • Alternative assessment in multiple disciplines
  • Innovation in teaching and learning
  • Open education
  • Equity in assessment practices

Eliana’s latest work includes a social media campaign that showcases the work of champions of reimagined assessment. You can follow Eliana’s work on alternative assessment on these channels:

Annie Prud’homme-Généreux, PhD, (she/her) was founding faculty at Quest University and is a past recipient of the National Association of Biology Teachers’ Teaching Innovation Award. She is currently the director of Continuing Studies at Capilano University. This spring, she co-facilitated the Commonwealth of Learning MOOC on Authentic Assessment, which brought together over 2,500 educators from around the world. She is completing a master’s degree in open, digital, and distance education at Athabasca University, where she is working with Dr. El Khoury to review the forms of alternative assessments used in post-secondary STEM fields.

To read Annie’s full bio, visit Meet the FLO Facilitator: Annie Prud’homme-Généreux.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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
Tue
Research Speaker Series: Design-Based Research
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Research Speaker Series: Design-Based Research

BCcampus is happy to be hosting a fall 2022 Research Speaker Series that offers all BCcampus research fellows and scholars across post-secondary institutions in B.C. an opportunity to learn and share your knowledge and advocacy on research methods, approaches, and pedagogies regarding accessibility; access; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning.

These livestream webinars, which typically take place on Tuesdays once every three weeks, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., allow you to hear about new research directly from researchers involved and give you a chance to ask questions about the meaning and interpretation of their findings. If you are unable to attend, recorded webinars of presentations will be made available within a week of the event.

What you’ll take away:

  • Broaden your knowledge and research skills/capacity in the B.C. post-secondary context.
  • Learn more about research, Indigenizing research, EDI in research, decolonizing research, and accessibility.
  • Be inspired to participate in research communities of practice, or explore the themes in your studies or work.
  • Connect with academics and community members who share your interests.

Other events in this series:

Thank you to all the wonderful speakers who will be joining us this fall.

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
Fri
ETUG Fall 2022 Workshop: Digital Literacy in Post-secondary Education
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Despite the recovery from the pandemic, the number of academic programs and courses delivered in hybrid or fully online formats will likely remain high. At the same time, an increasing number of instructors are trying out HyFlex delivery — giving students options about whether they come to class or learn online. Digital literacy, for both instructors and students, impacts effective use of these delivery modes. But how can digital literacy support teaching and learning for online, hybrid, and HyFlex courses? What does a student need to be digitally literate? What does an instructor need to be digitally literate?

Register now!

 

Interested in being a presenter for this workshop?

Learn more: ETUG Fall Workshop 2022: Call for Proposals

Nov
14
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Hybrid Learning – Leveraging Multimedia to Promote Active Learning
Nov 14 – Nov 20 all-day

This FLO MicroCourse will teach you the best ways to use multimedia to promote active learning in a hybrid course. Learn how to use multimedia tools in the online learning environment to increase student engagement, layer coursework, and improve the value of face-to-face time. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create community in an online environment.
  • Explore different types of multimedia that can enhance both course delivery and accessibility.
  • Develop an activity for student engagement to use in your hybrid course.

There will be two live and interactive sessions (also recorded): Monday, November 14, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PT, and Friday, November 18, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PT. You will also need to put aside an hour a day to work on the course materials and contribute to the course discussion.

Your FLO facilitator for this course is Kate Milne. Kate (she/her) is a post-secondary instructor at Douglas College. She also owns a consulting business where she has been designing and building online and hybrid courses for government and non-profit clients since 2011. She believes hybrid courses can be a highly effective way to deliver course material while providing flexibility to learners.

This MicroCourse has a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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.