Nov
26
Thu
Sampling the Projects in the H5P and Pressbooks Kitchen
Nov 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Sampling the Projects in the H5P and Pressbooks Kitchen
It’s time to sample what has been cooking in the H5P/Pressbooks Kitchen. In our November webinar, representatives of the five funded projects of BCcampus OER Development Grants will serve up slices of their H5P enhanced textbooks. They will share how they have made their open textbooks more effective with the practice activities integrated into the content. Celebrate as we share the cumulative collection of new, reusable H5P practice exercises and what it means for Open Homework Systems. Join us Thursday, November 26 at 9:00 am PT (check for your local time) to get a taste of what they have been working on. This is technically our last webinar, but the projects and cooking go on. We will soon have more information on the presenters, but you can anticipate demos of and discussions about the projects. The end product will be new versions of the following textbooks, featuring collectively 340 new H5P elements.
This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to our webinars. Please note that it will close two hours before the event.

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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.
Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice
The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group is excited to launch a monthly Liberating Structures Community of Practice starting this fall, in collaboration with Fernando and Caroline from Aprendix.global/VirtualFacilitation.com fame!

What it is: A series of 3 monthly open gatherings led by Vancouver User Group, open for Practitioners from all over BC and any other region.

Who: Anyone with an interest in facilitation and Liberating Structures
Purposes:
  • Share stories & spread new practices more widely across BC
  • Support people in getting started with & renewing their use of LS

Dates/Times:

September 24, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
October 22, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
November 26, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:30pm
Where:  Zoom Meeting Online

The Vancouver Liberating Structures User Group exists to enhance our collective capacity to build confidence and fluency with Liberating Structures, and mentor each other, in a trusting, playful, collaborative environment. Learn more about them here.

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

Audience: Students, staff, and faculty

Session Description:

Join us for this drop-in session of Mindful Mondays, our last of the fall semester. These sessions have been facilitated by guest counsellors from across the B.C. post-secondary system. The facilitator will guide us through an activity and assist us in continuing to learn new skills for becoming more mindful in our daily lives.

We hope these sessions have allowed you to build mindfulness into your weekly schedule and that you continue this practice through December.

Bio:

Sarah Lefebure, MA, RCC, has been working in post-secondary 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 kits 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.

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Dec
1
Tue
ACE-WIL Townhall: B.C. WIL COVID-19 Survey Results
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ACE-WIL Townhall: B.C. WIL COVID-19 Survey Results

Audience: ACE-WIL members and staff at Career Centres or Faculty who engages in WIL

Session Description:

Join us on December 1, when Julie Walchli and Camilo Peña from the UBC Planning and Institutional Research Office will share early results of the B.C. WIL Council Employer/Community Partner Survey that was distributed in September. With over 1,500 responses, this survey will shed light on COVID-19 impacts.

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.

Dec
3
Thu
Thriving Beyond Campuses: Roundtable Discussions: Promising Learning Environment Practices that Enhance Student Well-Being
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This event is part of Thriving Beyond Campuses: Wellbeing in Learning Environments, a dialogue series connecting B.C. Post-Secondary Schools.

Are you a faculty member or instructor interested in exploring ways to enhance student well-being in your learning environments? Join us for these interactive roundtable sessions showcasing practical ideas for creating conditions for well-being.

Faculty and staff champions at SFU and UBC will share promising practices that enhance student well-being in their pedagogy, curriculum, and programs. Through themed virtual sessions, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their current approaches, as well as gain insight on how to embed practices that promote student well-being in their teaching and learning.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to increase their capacity to engage in practices that enhance student well-being
  • Discuss and share practices that enhance student well-being through pedagogy, curriculum, and programs
  • Facilitate inter-institutional discussion and knowledge sharing

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 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.

Dec
7
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Acknowledging Traditional Indigenous Lands @ Asynchronous
Dec 7 – Dec 13 all-day

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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.

In this course, we explore the purpose, intent, and ways of acknowledging traditional Indigenous lands. A meaningful acknowledgment involves locating the self in who we are as human beings, i.e. our ethics, values, and beliefs about how we are connected with one another, and the places where we live and work.

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.

Adapting to COVID-19: Mindful Monday Drop-In
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Adapting to COVID-19: Mindful Monday Drop-In

Audience: Students, staff, and faculty

Session Description:

Join us for this drop-in session of Mindful Mondays, our last of the fall semester. These sessions have been facilitated by guest counsellors from across the B.C. post-secondary system. Judy, who started us off in September, will guide us through an activity and assist us in continuing to learn new skills for becoming more mindful in our daily lives.

We hope these sessions have allowed you to build mindfulness into your weekly schedule and that you continue this practice through December.

Bios:

Judy Bushnell MA, CCC, CMT-P is a BCIT counsellor and a graduate of the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation program at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Judy developed the 5-week Mindful BCIT group and the Mindful Brain Break drop-in series for BCIT students to help them thrive at school and beyond.

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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Dec
14
Mon
FLO Bootcamp @ Asynchronous/synchronous
Dec 14 – Dec 18 all-day

Due to popular demand, FLO Bootcamp is back! Are you a B.C. post-secondary educator teaching a course online this fall? Did you have a rough “pivot” to online and want to fix up only the most important stuff before it runs online again? Or maybe you missed the pivot (lucky!), but still, have a course you want to optimize for online delivery? Join us for a four-day crash course on only the MOST important stuff: scanning and planning, lecture alternatives, assessment, and student and community engagement!

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  • Length: 1 week – Mon – Thu with an optional final drop-in Friday morning 10 am -12 pm
  • Mode: Online, using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous tools
  • Pre-requisites: None, but you do need an existing course to work with (i.e., this is not a “start from scratch” situation). Ideally, it’s a course that went through a fast pivot to online this spring, but any course (whether online or f2f) that exists will do. You need not have taught it before.
  • Time commitment: Participants should expect to spend 4+ hours per day, for 4 days. Folx with less experience teaching online can expect to need more time.
  • Fees: This course has a $25 non-refundable registration fee

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Jan
14
Thu
Pulling Together: An Introduction to the Curriculum Developers Guide for Indigenization
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pulling Together: An Introduction to the Curriculum Developers Guide for Indigenization

“There aren’t two worlds, but just one world with many perspectives.”

 

Robin Wall Kimmerer, professor and director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

This two-part series will assist you in understanding from an Indigenous perspective how to best use the curriculum developers’ Pulling Together guide in your design, development, review, and adaptation of pedagogy for your courses. These sessions are intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions. Attending both two-hour sessions on January 14 and 28, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. is imperative to your learning journey.

The proposed workshops aim to:

  1. Introduce participants to the Indigenization guides published by BCcampus
  2. Exchange views of what constitutes decolonization within disciplines
  3. Explore and actively engage with practical examples of Indigenization

These sessions are open to all post-secondary employees. We will be referring to the book Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers throughout the session.

About our Facilitator

With over 35 years of experience in education, Carmen acknowledges her privilege to live, learn, and teach on the land of the WSANEC community and the Lekwungen and SENCOTEN 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. Her most recent research projects focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as on the exploration of reconciliation through the arts.

From the Facilitator

“The 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission have allowed us to learn some of the complex historical relationships with Indigenous people, and to rethink our position in the world based on these truths. In this workshop, we will explore ways in which we can accept our role in reconciliation and in building a shared future through Indigenization.”

 

— Carmen Rodriguez de France, assistant professor, Department of Indigenous Education, University of Victoria

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This notice is to inform you that this session will be recorded, transcribed, 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.

Jan
25
Mon
FLO MicroCourse – Open Options to Enrich your Career @ Asynchronous
Jan 25 – Jan 31 all-day

FLO-MicroCourseFacilitating 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.

Are you looking for ways to improve your teaching practices or develop your digital literacies? Are you one of the 48 percent of BC faculty surveyed recently by BCcampus (see Faculty Pivot to Online Teaching) who want “…access to free professional development for teaching online?”

Join us as we explore the amazing diversity of open or free options to enhance your career and broaden your perspectives. In this short week, we’ll introduce you to a wide variety of options to learn and develop your professional practice in new ways. You will share experiences, explore open resources and activities that you can use to develop your knowledge and skills, deepen or diversify your experience, and craft a new plan for the future.

This course is primarily asynchronous but includes an optional one-hour synchronous session (that 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.