Oct
23
Wed
Open Your Teaching: Enhancing Student Learning Through Open Assignments @ Douglas College, New Westminster Campus, Room N3406
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Workshop presented by Will Engle: Strategist Open Education Initiatives, The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, The University of British Columbia.

Open education encompasses a set of practices that make the processes and products of education more transparent, inclusive, and available to all people. While many assignments given in post-secondary institutions are what David Wiley calls “disposable” – read only by a teacher or a T.A. and then disposed of – open educational practices can enable learners to connect their work with authentic audiences and contribute knowledge to the world.

This hands-on workshop will explore the necessary ingredients for open assignments. It will examine real-world examples, best practices, and encourage you to brainstorm ways to open up your teaching.

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Oct
24
Thu
Liberating Structures Workshop @ Coast Mountain College
Oct 24 all-day

Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc. They are seriously fun, purpose-driven methods to unleash and include everyone to work together toward productive endpoints. Whether you just want your meetings to be a bit more lively and inclusive, or you want to help change the world, consider adding Liberating Structures to your facilitation repertoire!

This Liberating Structures workshop is being held the day before the 2019 Symposium. Although this is a pre-conference event, you do not need to register for the 2019 Symposium to attend this workshop.

Workshop Details

Childcare, breakfast, and lunch are provided!

Registration

  • Regular rate: C$295.00
  • Early bird rate: C$245.00

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Who is this for?

Who is this one-day workshop for? Everyone! This event is open externally to those outside of the post-secondary system.

Facilitator

Tracy Roberts, MA (Education), Certified Team Performance Practitioner

Tracy is a facilitator, graphic recorder, and lifelong doodler with nearly 20 years of experience in adult and higher education, learning design, educational technology, faculty development and managing teams, processes, and change. She has a passion for helping and seeing others succeed, and believes most things turn out better when approached with energy, attention to detail, and a big scoop of humour.

Tracy has been facilitating with Liberating Structures for about 5 years. Her learning journey began with intensive training with Liberating Structures founder Keith McCandless. From there, she has enjoyed collaborating with Keith, Nancy White, and others at the forefront of Liberating Structures practice. Tracy recently attended and presented at the first Liberating Structures Global Gathering in Seattle and is looking forward to continuing to share her excitement and learning about Liberating Structures with the BC post-secondary community.

BCIT Open Education Grants Projects Showcase @ BCIT Burnaby Campus, Library (SE-14), Summit Centre
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join BCIT Open Education Grant recipients on October 24th as they discuss the amazing work they are doing in Open Education.

No registration required, everyone welcome.

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Oct
25
Fri
2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation @ Coast Mountain College
Oct 25 all-day

Join us for the 2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation on October 25, 2019, at Coast Mountain College in Terrace, B.C.

Event Description

With an emphasis on experiential place-based learning, the 2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation is focused on the transformation of our approaches and practice to teaching and learning. Participants and presenters from K-12 and post-secondary are invited to attend.

There will be both pre and post-conference events offered!

Visiting a small northern community is an experience you won’t want to miss.

Event Schedule

View the Symposium 2019 schedule & directory.

Registration

Registration is now open for the following:

Pre and Post-Conference Events

Pre-conference information: We are offering a one-day introduction to Liberating Structures! Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc.

Who is this one-day workshop for? Everyone! This event is open externally to those outside of the post-secondary system.

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Post-conference adventure series:

We are offering two different post-conference adventures through the scenic Nass Valley for you to immerse yourselves in an outside the classroom way of experiential place-based learning. These adventures will be led by Coast Mountain College instructors and Centre of Learning Transformation staff to help connect participants to a number of themes including indigenization, interdisciplinary learning, and integrating place and experience into designing and delivering effective and transformative teaching and learning.

Event times: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch included)
Meet at the Longhouse at 8:00 am

Nisga'a Museum
Copyright Nisga’a Lisims Government

Please bring proper footwear for the activity of your choice!

Option 1 – A cultural adventure:

Travel up the Nass Valley with a stop and tour of the amazing Nisga’a Museum as well as a tour of Laxgalts’ap (Nisga’a community). You will have a chance to experience the culture and beauty of this unique place. The day will end at a natural hot spring where you can soak your feet or bring your bathing suit!

Option 2 – A hiking adventure:

Hike through the lava beds of the Nass valley learning about the geology, history and natural features of the valley including the most recent volcanic eruption in Canada! This hike is led by Coast Mountain College instructors who have extensive experience with this hike and of the area. This day will also end with a stop at a natural hot spring to relax and recover.

Keynote Speaker

Jay Robert

Risky Teaching: How our students’ success depends on our willingness to fail

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jay Roberts, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Education at Earlham College

As educators, we are often socialized into a system that fears failure and seeks to avoid uncertainty. Yet, the world we live in and the one our students will inherit is full of complex, unscripted problems where the answers are not immediately known and the consequences matter. How might we best prepare students for such a future? What teaching and learning methodologies should be in our toolbox? What new knowledge, skills, and aptitudes must we acquire? In this address, we will explore the transformative power and potential of risky teaching— in its various forms and methodologies. Using examples from across the K-16 educational sector, we will consider how we can take more risks as teachers and, as a consequence, experience learning transformation.

Accommodation

The Comfort Inn is the suggested accommodation.

To make a reservation call 250-635-0788

PLEASE QUOTE 3808600 when booking.

Rates are:

2 Queen Beds: single $119.00, double $129.00

1 King Bed: single $119.00, double $139.00

Room release date is: September 23, 2019. 

Things to do in Terrace

There are so many wonderful local Indigenous artists to learn from, gorgeous northern B.C. scenery to explore, and unique historical sites to visit in Terrace.

Things to do in Terrace

People at the lava beds Water Indigenous art

Local Artist

Learn more about Jamie Nole – the highly talented local artist who created the wonderful 2019 Symposium logo.

The artwork for the 2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation was done by a student who attends the Freda Diesing School of Art at Coast Mountain College.Symposium 2019

Jamie chose this design because frogs are known as transforming animals for the first nation’s people of the coast. Jamie designed the frog reading a book because since having her son she has been told to read to him daily by daycare workers, teachers, and other children specialists. For the choice of colours, Jamie chose greens and orange for the main logo and grey for the header logo based on colour marketing psychology; green symbolizes growth and stability, orange is fun and friendly, and grey for professionalism.

 


We would like to thank Coast Mountain College for partnering with BCcampus to support the 2019 Symposium: Learning Transformation.

CMTN

 

Oct
28
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Fundamentals @ Online/asynchronous
Oct 28 – Nov 29 all-day
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) - Fundamentals @ Online/asynchronous

The Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) introduces research-based adult and online learning concepts, principles and strategies that can make online facilitating fun and effective. This course will help you enhance skills needed to confidently and effectively facilitate online learning.

Who is this event for? Faculty & Instructors

Facilitators: Asif Devji and Gina Bennett

Time commitment:
Participants should expect to spend 6-13 hours during each of the five weeks. Those with no prior online teaching and learning experience can expect to invest more time. Continuous, active participation is necessary to make this course successful for everyone.

Register here

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Oct
30
Wed
Open Education Conference 2019 @ Renaissance Phoenix Glendale
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day
Open Education Conference 2019 @ Renaissance Phoenix Glendale | Glendale | Arizona | United States

We’re thrilled to announce that OpenEd19 – the 16th annual Open Education Conference – will be held in Phoenix, Arizona.

Watch for an announcement regarding the Call for Proposals in the new year.

Travel

The major airport closest to the venue is the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Become a sponsor 

Show your support for open education by sponsoring OpenEd19.

Contact info@openedconference.org to learn more.

Details

For more details about the location, venue, travel, and this years Program Committee, please visit the conference website.

 

Nov
1
Fri
[Fall Workshop 2019] Include-Ed: The Webinar!
Nov 1 all-day

Have a problem to share, or a story about how, with the help of your team (or a bunch of strangers) you met with success? Would you like to engage in a conversation with others about a trending topic? Then don’t miss the opportunity to present at or attend the Fall Include-Ed Webinar. Sessions will run in Collaborate Ultra for 45 minutes (or slightly less) with breaks starting at 9:30 and running to mid-afternoon on Friday November 1st.

Please submit proposals for the November 1st webinar by Monday October 21.

Register for the webinar in order to receive updates and reminders.

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Nov
7
Thu
2019 Liberating Structures Workshop @ Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Description

Liberating Structures are a collection of 33+ powerful activities that can be used wherever you facilitate: classrooms, meetings, planning sessions, team days, workshops, presentations, etc. They are seriously fun, purpose-driven methods to unleash and include everyone to work together toward productive endpoints. Whether you just want your meetings to be a bit more lively and inclusive, or you want to help change the world, consider adding Liberating Structures to your facilitation repertoire!

Learn more about Liberating Structures

Workshop details

Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm

We recommend participants arrive early to allow time for food and beverages so the session can start on time.

Breakfast and lunch are provided!

Registration

$595.00 (Limited Early Birds Available)

Registration form

Facilitators

Tracy Roberts, MA (Education), Certified Team Performance Practitioner

Tracy is a facilitator, graphic recorder, and lifelong doodler with nearly 20 years of experience in adult and higher education, learning design, educational technology, faculty development and managing teams, processes, and change. She has a passion for helping and seeing others succeed, and believes most things turn out better when approached with energy, attention to detail, and a big scoop of humour.

Tracy has been facilitating with Liberating Structures for about 5 years. Her learning journey began with intensive training with Liberating Structures founder Keith McCandless. From there, she has enjoyed collaborating with Keith, Nancy White, and others at the forefront of Liberating Structures practice. Tracy recently attended and presented at the first Liberating Structures Global Gathering in Seattle and is looking forward to continuing to share her excitement and learning about Liberating Structures with the BC post-secondary community.

Leva Lee, MLS (Library Science)

Leva has been involved with the spread of Liberating Structures (LS) in B.C. post-secondary since 2013 and has learned from and practiced LS with co-founder Keith McCandless and LS practitioner extraordinaire, Nancy White. She currently leads the Vancouver Liberating Structures Users Group with Barish Golland from UBC.

Accommodation

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver 

Meeting Room:  The Vancouver

Book your group rate for SFU – BCcampus Liberating Structures

RATES: The following special rates are available for your group: Room Single or Double Rate Deluxe Rooms (queen, king or 2 twins) $199

GUESTROOM CUT OFF DATE: All guest rooms will be held until OCTOBER 7, 2019. After this date, any unused portion of the block will be released for general sale. The Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver will continue to accept reservations after this date on a space available basis, at prevailing available rates.

RESERVATIONS PROCEDURE: Reservations can be made directly to the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver on an individual basis. In order to facilitate reservations, attendees may contact the hotel directly at:

***Please ensure that guests specify their group affiliation code: LS1 when making their reservation if they are phoning in.

Liberating Structures banner

Who should attend?  Faculty, Instructors, Learning Designers, Leaders –  all who are called to facilitate learning, meetings, processes, communication, groups, and change.

Why should you attend? We will explore as many of the 33+ structures as we can in 2 days, and think together about the application to different contexts. Everyone will leave with new tools and ideas to bring to their facilitation practice(s).

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Bridging Open Education and Faculty Development @ JIBC Theatre
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

JIBC is hosting an afternoon of sharing, learning and showcasing the impact of teaching and learning using open education resources (OERs). The evening session will focus on memorable teaching and learning moments – open or not!

Each session will have a keynote, presentations, and lightning talks featuring instructors, staff, and students leading open education initiatives and working on OER-related projects from JIBC and other local post-secondary institutions. There will be a one hour networking break and refreshments available between the sessions.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required for catering purposes.

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Open Showcase Event @ Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC)
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

More Details to Follow.