Apr
1
Mon
2019 Symposium – Call for Proposals
Apr 1 – Jun 21 all-day

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.

How to apply? Submit your proposal


Rubric:

2019 Symposium – Rubric for Proposal Evaluation

Target Audience:

K-12 educators, post-secondary educators, all educators.

All proposals will be assessed by the program committee, according to a scoring rubric.

Deadline for proposals:  June 21, 2019


The Symposium will be focused on the following three main streams:

A – Transformation and Inclusion

This stream invites submissions on topics including (but not limited to) transformation and inclusion through supporting diversity, gender, access, accessibility, youth, and student mental health.

B – Transformation and Teaching

This stream invites submissions on topics including (but not limited to) transformation and teaching through experiential learning, place-based learning, open education, technology, internationalization, and indigenization.

C – Transformation and Scholarly Inquiry

This stream invites submissions on topics including (but not limited to) transformation through scholarly inquiry through class experience and experimentation.

Presentation Formats

45-minute sessions

We invite proposals for 45-minute sessions in a variety of formats.  We encourage submitters to use the format that best suits their purpose, style, material, and expected audience.  Formats could include presentations, workshops, storytelling, campfire session, Pecha Kucha, sprints, or others and other combinations.

3-minute “Teaching Bites” sessions

This is an invitation to present your work in just three minutes! This strand invites presenters to share a description of success or failure in teaching practice, a scholarly investigation, highlight informal or formal research findings. Presenters have three minutes and a maximum of three slides.

More information 

Jun
20
Thu
ETUG 25th Anniversary Conference @ Thompson Rivers University
Jun 20 – Jun 21 all-day

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of ETUG, and we are planning a very special 25th Anniversary conference at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C. on June 20-21, 2019.

ETUG 25th Anniversary

For 25 years, ETUG’s annual conference has gathered the most dynamic and creative educational technology professionals from around the province of BC for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new educational technologies, best practices, and pressing issues.

ETUG’s impact has been felt by hundreds of schools, educators — and ultimately students.

Our theme for this special ETUG gathering is Back to the Future: Looking Back, Moving Forward. It embraces moving educational technology forward with all its possibilities for innovation and expanding knowledge, while at the same time, looking back, learning from, and honouring what has gone before and recognizing core principles that have stood the test of time.

Register Now

For more information and a list of important dates, please visit ETUG.ca

Keynotes and Gasta Session Schedule

Livestream

BCcampus Learning Access Program for Educators (LAP-E):

The purpose of this program is to help instructors and teaching faculty from B.C. public post-secondary institutions attend BCcampus professional development opportunities.

More information about this program.

The Learning Access Program for Educators assists with registration fees as well as travel, per diem, and accommodation costs.

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Thank you to our sponsors

For more information on sponsorship, please email Christy Foote at cfoote@bccmapus.ca.

Aug
28
Wed
Summit 2019: Educational Impacts In the North @ University of Northern BC
Aug 28 – Aug 29 all-day

Announcing Summit 2019: Educational impacts in the North; building towards inclusivity, ways of knowing and internationalization in education.

Summit 2019 is divided into two days of content, and the UNBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology is proud to co-host the second day of Summit 2019 with the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE).  Important note:  Summit 2019 is being organized in lieu of the UNBC/CNC Teaching and Learning Conference, please note that we are issuing Call for Proposals for presenters for the first day of the Summit only – August 28, 2019.

Submission Details Here

 

 

Sep
23
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design @ Online – asynchronous with scheduled synchronous sessions
Sep 23 – Oct 18 all-day
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) – Design @ Online – asynchronous with scheduled synchronous sessions

FLO-Design is a complementary course to FLO-Fundamentals, which supports educators to learn how to facilitate learning in asynchronous environments. FLO-Design is focused on important elements of educational design and the intentional steps to developing effective learning environments.

FLO-Design will prepare you to:

  • Identify the pedagogical choices that inform the design of a learning module and prototype activity;
  • Discuss important elements of user experience and multimedia design;
  • Decide on the type and use of quality guidelines or standards;
  • Discuss and debate design choices; and
  • Create an online learning module and a demonstration activity for a topic relevant to teaching and learning.

Facilitator Name(s): Karen Brooke

Time commitment:
Participants should expect to spend 6-13 hours for course activities during each of the four 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.

Who is this course for? Faculty & Instructors

Register here

More Information

Oct
18
Fri
2019 Fall ETUG Workshop @ SFU Vancouver
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 Fall ETUG Workshop @ SFU Vancouver

More details on this event to follow!

Event Hosts:
SCETUG with the support of BCcampus

Target Audience: Everyone! This event is open externally.

Registration Fee: TBD

ETUG Website

Learn more:

Oct
21
Mon
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse @ Online/asynchronous
Oct 21 – Oct 25 all-day
Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse @ Online/asynchronous

Facilitating Learning Online – 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.

Topics are emergent and are all related to designing and facilitating and learning online. Examples of course topics include:

  • How to make your course intro video
  • Experience and design a community building activity
  • Using inclusive dialogue
  • Designing formative feedback for the instructor
  • Designing course surveys
  • Creating an accessible learning resource
  • Designing assessment rubrics

Who is this course for? Faculty & Instructors

Time commitment: Participants should expect to spend at least 5 hours for course activities during the week. Those with no prior online teaching and learning experience can expect to invest more time.

Registration: To register please contact scurrie@bccampus.ca

More Information

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

Register Now

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.

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!

Childcare will be available for the 2019 Symposium and the pre-conference event. However, childcare will not be provided for the post-conference event as it falls on a Saturday.

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

Registration

Registration is now open for the following:

Call for Proposals

Rubric: 2019 Symposium – Rubric for Proposal Evaluation

Target Audience: K-12 educators, post-secondary educators, all educators. All proposals will be assessed by the program committee, according to a scoring rubric.

Deadline for proposals: June 21, 2019

Apply now!

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.

Learn more

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.

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 is a 3-hour hike 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.

Currently, there are no group rates available, however more details regarding accommodation are on the way!

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 22 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

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

More Information

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.