Oct
1
Thu
Fall Indigenous Series – Pulling Together
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm
Fall Indigenous Series - Pulling Together
Klos Nanitsh! (Look here!) Nesika (we) mamook kumtux (forge an understanding) Take up the paddle and journey with Chetwood, Kahkah, Leloo and Sammon to forge an understanding of what Indigenization is in your respective role in post-secondary. (These reference the four modules we will be following in the PT Guide book specifically.) To embrace reconciliation and to create equitable space for Indigenous peoples in our institutions as learners, colleagues and community members, we shall explore our respective roles and how we gather our knowledge and bring that wealth home to our community. This 6-part series will assist you in understanding, from a traditional Indigenous perspective, that every season has work to be done. It will also encourage you to consider how we fit our post-secondary education, policies and protocols into the seasons to best reflect Indigenous ways of knowing and doing. This goes beyond mere territory acknowledgements; it’s about creating space to collaborate on actionable ideas. Reconciliation is about Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples coming together with reciprocal respect and travelling a journey together. These sessions are open to all employees in post-secondary. We will be utilizing the Leaders and Administrators Guide of the Pulling Together handbook as our reference materials. Start your journey with us this fall. We have made space in our canoe for each of you. Jewell Gillies and Marlene Erickson will guide you on this journey. A commitment of three-hours asynchronous study and reflection, with one synchronous session each Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, October 1 to November 5, is expected. This event has a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Please note that registration will close on Friday, September 18th at 4 PM.

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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
5
Mon
Open Education Challenge Series
Oct 5 – Nov 9 all-day
Open Education Challenge Series

BCcampus is hosting an open education challenge series for faculty interested in learning more about open education practices (OEP). This series is a fun way to get a taste of  OEP – over the course of 5 weeks, we will release 2 challenges per week. A challenge is a micro activity that you can do in 10 minutes or less that will cover a small aspect of open education.

The series starts on Monday, Oct 5, 2020 and ends on November 9, 2020.

Who is this for?

This is for faculty who are completely new to open education. You might have heard about OER, open textbooks, and perhaps even open pedagogy but if you don’t know where to find them or how to use or create them, then this is for you. This isn’t a bootcamp or a crash course in open education, it’s more of a tasting buffet of appetizers, designed to allow even the most time-constrained faculty to participate.

What can I expect?

When you sign up for the series (limited seat registration closes on September 30, 2020) you will receive a welcome email and a link to a form. The form will ask you a few questions about your knowledge of open education. Each week you will receive a challenge in your email on Mondays and Thursdays. It will be labelled OE Challenge Series, so be sure to make sure it doesn’t end up in your junk folder. All challenges and recaps will also be posted on this website.

There will be a post for each of the 10 challenges and at the end of each week, the hosts will do a recap of each challenge. You will share your response to each challenge in the comments section of each challenge. This is also where we will be tabulating completers, and if you complete the challenges for the week you will be entered into a draw for a weekly prize.

All participants who complete all of the 10 challenges will receive a prize at the end if you are one of the first 50 in BCPSE to register.

For more information, visit OEChallenge.

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Oct
26
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Micro-certifications in the B.C. Context @ Asynchronous
Oct 26 – Nov 1 all-day

FLO MicroCourse logo

Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourses are short, single-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.

Micro certifications have their origins in open badges which can be defined as “a digital representation of a learning outcome” (Janko, 2014) but what does this really mean and how can micro certifications be used in British Columbia post-secondary system? In this one-week FLO MicroCourse, we will refine the definition of micro certifications with a 2020 British Columbia lens, examine best practices from other regions and identify at least one feasible application of micro certifications to our province.

This course includes mostly asynchronous activities which means you can spread your 6 to 13 hours of participation over the whole week. Synchronous sessions will be recorded. Spreading out participation over each day is ideal.

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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
27
Tue
ACE-WIL Townhall – Support Strategies
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ACE-WIL Townhall - Support Strategies

Audience: ACE-WIL members and Career Centre staff

Session Description:
This year we’ve offered townhall sessions for members to connect as we all work to deal with the impacts of the pandemic and the recovery. Coming together has helped us as we all adapt, and we’re offering another townhall for October.

During our September townhall, a major theme arose around supporting our students’ mental health, learning and development, and individual needs as we navigate our current virtual reality. Join us on October 27th at noon as we take a deeper dive into supporting our students through this extraordinary time.

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.

Oct
29
Thu
In the Kitchen: H5P Chef Svein-Tore Griff With
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Joining us in the kitchen is “Top Chef” Svein-Tore Griff With, founder of H5P, who will be here to share and demo the new H5P OER Hub.

[The Hub] will be an integral part of the H5P authoring tool and allow users to easily share their content with every H5P user in the world! Content shared by others will of course be searchable and repurposable.

The H5P Content Hub is the heart of H5P and the soul of our vision of empowering everyone to create, share and reuse interactive content.

If we can fill up the H5P Content Hub quickly with free, open content that everyone can use and repurpose we can make life so much easier and learning so much better for new and existing community members. The H5P Content Hub is the framework for delivering the promise of H5P.

We will learn from Svein-Tore how the H5P content being developed as part of this project can be shared in the Hub. And it will also be an opportunity to learn more about the future direction of H5P.

There is plenty of room in the kitchen! Sign up below to join us.

Guest in the Kitchen

Svein-Tore Griff With, a.k.a. “Falcon,” has led the development of three different open-source tools for interactive content. The most famous of them is H5P with over 200,000 installations and 200 million users worldwide.

Svein-Tore has an engineering background, but does little coding these days and spends a lot of his time working on H5P’s road map instead.

 

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our webinars.

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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
30
Fri
Fun FLO Friday – Open Tricks & Treats
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fun FLO Friday - Open Tricks & Treats

Audience: Facilitators

Session Description:
Join Alena Buis for a fun-filled facilitation experience using open practices that can decenter the instructor and bring learners into collaborative practice. We’ll have some fun in Zoom!

Facilitator Bio:

Alena Buis is an Instructor and Chair of the Department of Art History and Religious Studies at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College in Vancouver British Columbia. She has an MA in Canadian Art History from Concordia University (Montreal) and a Ph.D. in Visual and Material Culture from Queen’s University (Kingston). Her recent research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and learning for art history (So-TLAH). As a research fellow with the Open Education Group, she is interested in the impact of open educational resources on the cost of education, student success outcomes, patterns of usage, and perceptions of OER. Buis is one of the founders of Open Art Histories (OAH) a platform for art, art history, visual art, and museum studies teachers and instructors in Canada. Open to anyone who uses visual and material culture in their pedagogical practices, OAH offers a dynamic and collaborative space for Open Education Resources (OERs), and serves as a virtual community and repository for art and art history instructors at all stages of their academic and professional careers.

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.

Nov
2
Mon
Adapting to COVID-19: Mindful Monday Drop-In
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Adapting to COVID-19: Mindful Monday Drop-In
Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff
Session Description: Join us for our regular drop-in session of Mindful/Meditation Mondays. These sessions are facilitated by guest counsellors from across the BC post-secondary system. Liisa will guide us through an activity and assist us in continuing to learn new skills in becoming more mindful in our daily lives.We hope you make these sessions a regular part of your weekly schedule.
Bio:Liisa Robinson (she/her)  is a counsellor and Chair of Counselling Services at Camosun College which is located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and Wsanec peoples. Liisa’s path into student affairs began in Residence Life at the University of Victoria and moved into Counselling after completing her M.Ed in counselling psychology (2004). Liisa believes that humans are highly connected beings, both internally (our physical and mental health are intertwined) and externally (culture, power structures, and life experience all impact us). Liisa’s been a yoga teacher since 2008 and was licensed by the Indian Government as a meditation teacher in 2018. Liisa is a big fan of being in nature, running, hiking, reading, and wickedly strong coffee.

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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Trades and Vocational Education Summit Series
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Trades and Vocational Education Summit Series

Audience: Trades and Vocational Faculty

Session Description:

This summit series is designed to provide vocational education faculty opportunities to explore different avenues for their course design and delivery.

Session topics will include the following:

  • Design Thinking for TVET
  • Backwards Design Your Next Course
  • Authentic Assessments for TVET
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching in TVET.

Each week will have a different keynote speaker followed by an interactive workshop session. Tim Carson, Sally Vinden, Nicki Rehn, and Lucy Griffiths will lead the sessions. On November 23, there will be a social from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 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.

Nov
6
Fri
ETUG Fall Workshop: COVID and Beyond
Nov 6 all-day
ETUG Fall Workshop: COVID and Beyond

The ETUG community will get together on Friday, November 6 to share stories, developments, and practices that have met current challenges and that will serve us well into the future.

Visit the ETUG website for more information, including their exciting line-up of speakers!

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Nov
9
Mon
Adapting to COVID-19: Mindful Monday Drop-In
Nov 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Adapting to COVID-19: Mindful Monday Drop-In

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff

Session Description:

Join us for our regular drop-in session of Mindful/Meditation Mondays. These sessions are facilitated by guest counsellors from across the BC post-secondary system. Sarah will guide us through an activity and assist us in continuing to learn new skills in becoming more mindful in our daily lives.

We hope you make these sessions a regular part of your weekly schedule.

Bio:

Sarah Lefebure MA, RCC has been working in postsecondary counselling since 2008, first in Quebec, then at Camosun College in Victoria and now at Okanagan College in Penticton. Sarah is involved in running OC’s Flourish Wellness Project, which fosters conversation and learning around ways we can all take care of our mental health, and encourages participants to develop their own unique tool kit for wellness.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our online office sessions.

Register now!

This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on covid19.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.