Jun
17
Thu
Adult Basic Education OER Showcase
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Adult Basic Education OER Showcase
B.C. is launching a first-of-its-kind program: a tuition- and textbook-cost–free program for adult basic education (ABE). More than 30 open educational resources (OER) have been created and adapted over the past two and a half years to support learners in this program. In this webinar, faculty will showcase their work and share how they approached the development of their OER. You’ll hear about and see the design considerations that went into building, writing, and adapting these resources from the ABE instructors who created them. They will talk about how their student-focused approach allowed them to create rich resources that benefit both students and faculty. Presenter information: Christine Miller, assistant teaching professor, University and Employment Preparation, Thompson Rivers University Leanne Caillier-Smith, UACE faculty and education advisor, College of the Rockies Izabela Mazur, assistant teaching professor, University and Employment Preparation, Thompson Rivers University Mary Shier, UACE faculty and education advisor, College of the Rockies Shantel Ivits, Department Head, Basic Education at Vancouver Community College 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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Jun
18
Fri
FLO Friday: UDL in Practice
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: UDL in Practice

In this session, we will showcase a variety of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) examples and discuss ideas to enhance learning environments. Little steps in design can make a significant difference for students. Join us to hear and contribute ideas on what UDL in practice looks like. Your FLO facilitator will be Dr. Carolee Clyne, who recently defended her dissertation on modelling UDL for faculty as learners.

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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Jun
21
Mon
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Join us in celebrating Indigenous peoples, cultures, and knowledges on June 21 with Indigenous entrepreneurs from across Turtle Island. We will showcase their work through live and recorded sessions and a panel with time for Q&A.

Guest Speakers:

Inez Cook is the owner of Salmon n’ Bannock, Vancouver’s only Indigenous-owned and -operated restaurant. They use traditional ingredients their grandmothers and grandfathers used before them. Visit the restaurant at 7-1128 West Broadway in Vancouver and on Instagram @salmonnbannockbistro.

Jaqueline Moller is Métis and from the East Kootenays of B.C. She grew up learning, playing, and exploring the sacred lands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Peoples. Like so many others, from very early in her life, she has been fascinated with nature and the mysterious artistry of Mother Earth. From the waters and trees to the animals and rocks, she cannot even express in words how much love and gratitude she has to keep company with such sacred beings. Jacqueline owns a small business called Kootana Crystal & Mineral that she cherishes. She truly loves what she does. She curates and collects gems, minerals, and fossils from around the earth into her collection. Jacqueline lives a rather nomadic lifestyle, travelling to different gem shows, outdoor markets, and festivals, mainly in B.C. and Alberta. She often thinks of Kootana as a trading post. She loves to travel and meeting so many people from all over the world. Find Jacqueline’s work on Instagram @kootanacrystals.

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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Jun
22
Tue
ACE-WIL Town Hall: B.C. WIL Council Employer/Community Partner Survey Results
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ACE-WIL Town Hall: B.C. WIL Council Employer/Community Partner Survey Results

Join us on June 22, when Julie Walchli, along with Camilo Peña and Lisvet Parra, from UBC’s Planning and Institutional Research Office, will share the results of the B.C. WIL Council Employer/Community Partner Final Survey, distributed in May. With over 900 responses, the survey results offer insight into how WIL employers and community partners are dealing with COVID-19 disruptions and their predictions about how the pandemic might impact their ability to provide WIL experiences over the next six to 12 months. We’ll compare this data with that gathered through the September 2020 B.C. WIL Employer/Community Partner Survey to see whether our employers’ and community partners’ ability to offer WIL has changed over time. We’ll also share advice on how our sector can better support employers and community partners to offer WIL experiences to B.C. post-secondary students.

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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Jun
24
Thu
Cooking with H5P: In the Kitchen with Arley Cruthers
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Joining us in the H5P PB kitchen this month is Arley Cruthers, Applied Communications Instructor and Open Education Teaching Fellow at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

We hope to learn more about Arley’s creative ideas for teaching and communicating branching scenario style, and what it takes to (and why) build these experiences in H5P. And maybe Arley will share how this ties into writing novels! Who knows where this show will branch?

Presenter Info:

Arley Cruthers is an Applied Communications instructor, writer, and former Paralympian. She got interested in H5P when creating interactive content for her OER textbook Business Writing For Everyone. During the pandemic, she started using H5P’s branching scenario tool to create “very boring Choose Your Own Adventures” that recreated pre-pandemic days that were boring at the time, but that she missed. This one is about a business trip. This led her to do a Choose Your Own Adventure keynote for BCCampus’ Studio 20 event. Currently, Arley is attempting to write a Choose Your Own Adventure memoir and is thinking through how the branching format makes space for her neurodivergent storytelling style.

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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Jul
5
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Getting Started with Hybrid or HyFlex Learning @ Asynchronous
Jul 5 – Jul 9 all-day

This one-week micro-course will introduce the theory and practice of hybrid and HyFlex learning. Through asynchronous discussions, with opportunities for synchronous meetings with peers, participants will explore the theory and practice of hybrid and HyFlex learning and develop a plan or resource for use in a hybrid or HyFlex teaching situation. You can expect to spend six to nine hours of participation over the week. FLO-MicroCourse

By the end of this course, participants will be able to…

  • Describe principles of hybrid and HyFlex learning.
  • Discuss how to apply hybrid and HyFlex approaches in their specific contexts.
  • Create a resource or instructional plan for hybrid or HyFlex learning appropriate to its context.

Synchronous meetings are optional and will be recorded:

  • Monday, July 5, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST
  • Friday, July 9, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST

Optional post-course check-in: Monday, July 12, 2021, 12–1 p.m. PST

Your facilitator for this course is Dr. Matthew Stranach, coordinator of Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University’s Centre for Learning Technology and Innovations. Originally from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Matt has more than 15 years’ experience as an educator in a wide range of settings and contexts. He holds a doctor of education specializing in educational technology from the University of Calgary Werklund School of Education.

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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Jul
19
Mon
FLO MicroCourse: Authentic and Alternative Assessments @ Asynchronous
Jul 19 – Jul 23 all-day

Join our one-week FLO MicroCourse on authentic and alternative assessment. During this course, you will have the opportunity to discuss and explore the purpose of assessments and how to prioritize outcomes, and you will dabble in some evaluation criteria and rubrics.FLO-MicroCourse

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this FLO course, participants will be able to…

  • Outline the purpose of assessment in higher education.
  • Explain authentic assessment.
  • Prioritize the evaluation of outcomes when designing assessment.
  • Choose from the variety of options for alternative assessment (portfolio, journal, non-disposable assignment, summary, viva voce, project, presentation, authentic task, self-assessment, etc.).

The course officially runs asynchronously for one week, but peer feedback on the final task can continue beyond that week. We will upload a new module of content to Moodle each day. You can expect to spend at least 90 minutes per day over the five days; however, you are welcome to invest more time if you want to work on your own assessment design. Active participation will make a richer experience for all participants.

In addition, there are two optional, recorded synchronous sessions:

  • Tuesday, July 20, 9–10 a.m. PST
  • Friday, July 23, 9–10 a.m. PST

Your facilitator for this course is Nicki Rehn, who has been connected with Coast Mountain College in various teaching and learning capacities since 2017. She has a doctorate in instructional technology and a master’s degree in curriculum and assessment. Nicki has designed and taught countless assessment courses and workshops over the past 13 years for Coast Mountain College, Quest University, BCcampus, and Ambrose University. She also worked as an instructional designer for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for three years, aligning assessment to outcomes. Nicki promotes alternative assessment and assessment for learning approaches every opportunity she can.

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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Jul
29
Thu
Cooking with H5P: The Project Banquet
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cooking with H5P: The Project Banquet

Now is the time to taste all the OER development projects as project teams serve up samples of the H5P practice problems they have added to existing open textbooks.

In our July webinar, representatives of the six projects funded by BCcampus OER development grants for 2021 will serve up slices of their H5P enhanced textbooks. They will share details about how they have made their open textbooks more effective with practice activities integrated into the content. Celebrate as we share the collection of new, reusable H5P practice exercises and what they mean for open homework systems.

Join us Thursday, July 29, 9–10 a.m. PDT, to sample what these project teams have been working on.

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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Sep
1
Wed
FLO Workshop: Rubrics Rubrics Rubrics!
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Workshop: Rubrics Rubrics Rubrics!

Rubrics can be used in a variety of ways to promote student learning, and they can help you to give feedback and assess student learning effectively and efficiently. In this three-hour workshop, you will have the opportunity to create a rubric for a new assignment or learning activity for your course this fall.

In the first hour, we will explore the different purposes and types of rubrics and recommended practices to develop an effective rubric. You will be provided with several rubric formats and select the rubric appropriate for your learning activity and purpose. In the second hour, you will work independently to draft a rubric for your learning activity. In the final hour, you will participate in a small feedback group to review the rubrics. At the end of the workshop, you will have a peer-reviewed rubric to pilot in your upcoming course. Please come to this workshop with a new assignment or learning activity for a course that you will be teaching this fall.

Presenter Info:

Jacquie Harrison teaches in the School of Instructor Education at Vancouver Community College (VCC). Jacquie’s teaching approach centres assessment as/for learning as an essential component of creating effective learning environments in the courses she designs and facilitates. She also teaches assessment and evaluation in the Provincial Instructor Diploma and the Teaching Online Certificate. Additionally, Jacquie helps faculty develop online assessments in her role in the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research at VCC. Jacquie has a master of education in curriculum and instruction from Simon Fraser University and has been teaching in adult education since 1992.

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Sep
3
Fri
FLO Friday: Teaching with a Trauma-Informed Lens
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FLO Friday: Teaching with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Join us for an introduction to trauma-informed teaching. This one-hour session will give an overview of what trauma-informed teaching is and why it is effective. We will provide some concrete examples of classroom situations and how to apply trauma-informed teaching strategies. Seventy-six per cent of Canadians report having experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime, and approximately 9 per cent of Canadians who experience trauma develop long-lasting psychological symptoms (Ameringen, Mancini, & Boyle, 2008). In the classroom, trauma can affect students’ ability to process and retain information. By using a trauma-informed lens, instructors can reduce the negative effects on learning. The bonus of a trauma-informed teaching lens is that all students benefit, whether or not they have current or past trauma. Your co-facilitators for this session are Deb Nielsen and Melinda Warfolk, both from the College of New Caledonia.

Presenter info:

Melinda Worfolk (she/her) teaches English in the academic upgrading program at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) in Prince George, B.C. Since starting at CNC in 2001, she has taught a wide range of students from literacy level to second-year university. Her teaching and research interests include the role of empathy in teaching, Indigenization/decolonization of educational systems, culturally responsive pedagogies, and plain language as an access issue. She has a BA in English literature from the University of British Columbia and an MA in gender studies from the University of Northern British Columbia. Melinda is grateful to live, work, and play on the unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh.

Deb Nielsen is a curriculum developer with the Centre for Teaching and Learning and an instructor in the English program at College of New Caledonia (CNC). Her academic interests are motherhood and feminist studies, Indigenizing and interculturalizing curricula, student success, and open pedagogy. She holds a masters degree in library and information Studies from San José State University in California and an MA in English from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is currently working on two open educational resources textbooks, co-writing Getting Ready for Work-Integrated Learning and creating H5P content for Technical Writing Essentials. 

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