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Job – Landed Learning Multimedia Education Assistant, Due: Feb 24, 2017 (deadline extended

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Job Description:

The Intergenerational Landed Learning Project is a unique community education and research project that teams school-aged youth with adult volunteers to build a multigenerational community that learns how to nurture the land and live in balance with the earth, through growing, caring for, cooking, and eating local food.

The Landed Learning Multimedia Education Assistant will use a variety of media (visual, written, and digital) to support the academic, programmatic, research, and fundraising objectives of the Intergenerational Landed Learning Project (ILLP). The Multimedia Education Assistant will develop multi-media educational programming for participants in the Landed Learning Project, as well as integrate multi-media into the communications strategy for the Landed Learning Project. By using multimedia, the student will help participants deepen, enhance, and solidify learning, as well as cultivate enthusiasm for gardens-based learning among the wider community.

The student must be able to commit to being available Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9am-Noon.

Hourly wage: $16.41

10 hours/week

March-June 2017

The responsibilities include:

Designing and implementing media education programs within the framework of the Project

  • Develop and facilitate photography workshops for elementary program participants in the garden
  • Develop and facilitate blog training workshops for elementary program participants to share their garden-based learning experiences
  • Provide on-going support youth to document their experiences and learning through photography, writing, and photo journalism

Managing the Project’s photography equipment, photos, and other data archives

  • Maintain and troubleshoot program cameras used by program participants
  • Liaise with ILLP teachers to facilitate ongoing documentation, data collection, and reporting of student activities within participating classes
  • Organize, maintain, and archive ILLP documents (e.g. Photographs, surveys, consent forms, volunteer criminal record checks, volunteers hours)

Developing and managing the Project’s communication strategy

  • Document ILLP visits and events through digital photography
  • Select and provide photos for communication and outreach on social media and print materials Student Job
  • Liaise with Web Assistant to design a visual appealing and informative website, relevant to stakeholder audiences (educators, volunteers, parents, students, and funders)
  • Manage social media (Facebook page and blog) to keep stakeholders connected with the Project through a consistent and dynamic on-line presence

Supporting Program Manager and other program activities as needed

Qualifications:

  • Must be a UBC Student
  • Must be available Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9am-Noon
  • Experience developing curriculum and working with children
  • Aptitude in and experience with on-line communications and social media
  • Expertise with digital cameras, iPads, and digital photography for photodocumentation and reporting (Having your own camera is an asset)
  • Ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact with children, community volunteers, staff, teachers, and donors
  • Interest in and respect for people of all cultures and backgrounds
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, and excellent organization skills; ability to identify and prioritize multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively both in a team setting as well as independently; team player
  • Physically healthy and active. Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Familiarity with, and commitment to the vision and mission of the Intergenerational Landed Learning project is an asset
  • Successful completion of a criminal record check is required

To Apply: Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and Time Table to landed.learning@ubc.ca. Applications must be received no later than February 17, 2017.

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BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards. Due: Mar 31, 2017

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The 2017 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria are found on the Society’s NEW website at http://www.ikbbc.ca

The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Graduate Programs: CTLT, Teaching Assistants Institute

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The TA Institute is open to any graduate student who is interested in teaching or TAing. The Institute includes sessions on teaching and learning theory, scholarship, classroom strategies, campus climate, and lesson design.

 

Design Thinking in Teaching

January 10, 2017

9:30 am–11:30 am

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

How do you design a successful lesson? This workshop will discuss common challenges in lesson planning and develop a toolkit of best practices and strategies. More info

 

Grad Student Mental Health

January 10, 2017

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a TA and feel like students can see right through you? In this workshop, we will address raising self-awareness on “impostor syndrome” and identify strategies for self-care and navigating teaching and life as a grad student. More info

 

Developing a SoTL Project

January 10, 2017

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

This workshop will help you design a research project to evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in your course. Learn the fundamentals of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and create a blueprint for your very first SoTL project. More info

 

Metacognition, Lifelong Learning, and Disciplinary Practice

January 11, 2017

9:30 am–11:30 am

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

How can you help students become lifelong learners? This session will examine the idea of metacognition as a distinct and valuable practice in teaching and learning. More info

 

Transliteracies

January 11, 2017

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

This workshop explores how TAs can develop safer, more trans-inclusive pedagogical practices in their various role(s) in the classroom and on campus. More info

 

Giving Guest Lectures and Presentations

January 11, 2017

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Learn more about guest lectures and presentations, and design a toolkit to prepare for successful lectures or presentations. More info

 

Experiential Learning: Concept and its Application in Lesson Planning

January 12, 2017

9:30 am–11:30 am

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Explore the experiential learning cycle, its value in teaching contexts, and ways to integrate the model into your lesson planning and teaching. More info

 

Incorporating Results from SoTL

January 12, 2017

12:30 pm–2:30 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

This professional development workshop is open to grad students interested in learning more about Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. More info

 

Unsettling Group Guidelines

January 12, 2017

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22

 

Classroom guidelines are often used by educators with the intent to establish a “safe” learning environment. But others have argued that classroom guidelines sometimes fail to recognize and respond to issues of power and social position. More info

 

Thank You!

 

Elissa Morris
Events Assistant | Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver
214-1961 East Mall, Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z1 Canada
Phone 604 827 4871| elissa.morris@ubc.ca

http://www.ctlt.ubc.ca | @UBC_CTLT

 

 

CTLT Summer Institute, August 22-25, 2016

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Program + Registration

The week-long CTLT Summer Institute, taking place August 22-25, 2016, is designed for educators who are new to teaching at UBC or are interested in renewing their teaching approaches. Explore and share fundamental teaching and learning practices through workshops and information sessions.

All events are free and take place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) on UBC’s Vancouver Campus.

Schedule of Events

View and register for events below or download the complete 2016 CTLT Summer Institute Schedule of Events.
Schedule of Events (PDF)

Guiding Class Discussions

9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In many disciplines “Discussions” are a critical component of the curriculum. But, how do you facilitate as a TA a discussion effectively to stay on track, to motivate all students to speak and to balance student participation at the same time? Please join us for this interactive workshop to explore and learn more about these topics.
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Welcome to Teaching at UBC

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

At this welcome session you will be introduced to what you need to know to teach your first course at UBC.
Register >

UBC Studios Open House

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBC Studios, Main Studio, Room 0110

With support from the provost office, UBC Studios has recently setup new educational media support services and studios at no charge for all UBC faculty and staff. This studio tour will introduce you to our current and new services and facility.
Register >

Developing Course Goals and Learning Objectives

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

As you design or redesign your course, have you considered what you intend your students should take away from your course? What they should be able to know/do/feel by the end?
Register >

 

Developing a Learning-Centered Syllabus

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students. It also sets forth your responsibilities and those of your students.
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Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, the distinctions and similarities between research and teaching as a scholarly activity will be discussed and we will provide some tools to help you move your SoTL project forward.
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Marking Papers and Giving Feedback

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this workshop, we will review a few strategies that will help you keep your grades consistent, provide feedback that helps students learn from their mistakes as well as their successes, and do it all in a way that saves you both time and energy.
Register >

 

Teaching with Teaching Assistants (for Faculty)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, we will explore what instructors and students expect from their TAs, key elements of the TA contract, and how we can enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs.
Register >

TA-Instructor Working Relationships (for TA’s)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) that structure the TA-Instructor relationship, develop effective communication strategies, including feedback and building professional interpersonal skills, all with the aim of helping you to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with.
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LT Hub Open House

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Come and visit the LT Hub staff to learn more about our wide range of services and support. Not sure how learning technologies can support your teaching practice? Talk to skilled and knowledgeable LT educational consultants about integrating learning technologies into your face-to-face, blended or online course.
Register >

 

Giving a Guest Lecture/Presentation

9:30 am – 11:30 am
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

In this session, we will provide you with some practical strategies for planning a well-organized presentation that is focused, on point, and memorable. You will also discuss some of the common challenges in giving a good presentation, and develop some strategies you can use to manage anxiety when giving your presentation.
Register >

Assessment and Evaluation

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this workshop, you will develop a course assessment plan, including both formative and summative assessment, that aligns with your intended course learning outcomes, goals or objectives.
Register >

Participatory Learning Techniques for Flipped and Blended, Face to Face Environment

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this workshop, we will guide the reflection, the discussion, and the design of appropriate active learning techniques that are best for the learners, for the courses, and for different learning environments.
Register >

2017 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Call for Letters of Intent for Large TLEF Grants. Due: July 15, 2016

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The application process for TLEF grants is divided into Large and Small project pools.  Large TLEF Grants are those over $5,000, and capped at $250,000 over the life of the project, and this funding can be active for up to three years. For multi-year projects, 2nd- and/or 3rd-year funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in meeting project goals.  Multiyear proposals must contain a sustainment plan for project activities, with details on how the project will be sustained beyond the TLEF funding window, and an indication of the source of future sustainment funding. With both Large and Small TLEF proposals, the principal applicant’s department head must indicate his or her support before the proposal can be submitted to the TLEF.

Applications for Large TLEF Projects go through a two-stage approval process, starting with a Letter Of Intent, and then, for those applicants who are invited to move forward, a full proposal and budget due by October 14, 2016.

Apply online at: http://apply.tlef.ubc.ca (Sample proposal forms and information available at http://tlef.ubc.ca)

Deadline for Large TLEF Project LOIs:  3:00 pm on July 15, 2016.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

*Please note: If you currently hold a Large TLEF Project grant and plan on seeking 2nd- or 3rd-year funding, you do not need to submit a new LOI; rather, you will need to submit an updated proposal, budget, and Interim Report on your project through the online application system by the October 14th 2016 deadline.

 

Proposal Development Support drop-in sessions will be available through The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Faculty Support Units, UBC Studios and the Library. Please ensure that you consult with central- and Faculty-based support units if you are intending to request their support in the development of your project.

June – August contact: tlef.info@ubc.ca  to request consultation support.

September – November, CTLT will host weekly drop-in sessions (information available http://events.ctlt.ubc.ca

Questions: tlef.info@ubc.ca  or call 604-827-0729.

GPS Workshop: Leading with Emotional Intelligence. 1-4 pm, Jun 14, 2016

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Is there more to being smart than just IQ? Absolutely! Research consistently shows that a person’s Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a key factor associated with success in career advancement, relationships and overall well-being. It is also vital to leadership. The good news is that you can develop skills in EI to be a better leader: to develop and influence others, build relationships and create environments that support the realization of common goals. This workshop will establish links between EI and leadership, and will explore the fundamentals of emotional management. Learning to work with emotions, rather than denying and ignoring them, will have a positive impact on your life, career and leadership paths. This workshop will introduce you to the concept of EI and help you to develop skills to: manage your emotions, regulate your behavior and act wisely across situations, communicate what you want in a way that reduces negative reactions in others, take the lead in fostering a work environment that energizes, motivates and optimizes performance. Instructor: Sally Halliday

Beverages will be provided.  Please bring your own mug.

Location: Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC

Date: June 14, 2016  Time: 1:00PM – 4:00 PM

Register: grad.ubc.ca/about-us/events/13328-leading-emotional-intelligence

 

For information on upcoming Graduate Pathways to Success Events, please visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/pathways

Visit https://community.grad.ubc.ca/calendar  for other graduate student workshops and events.

 

Call for FIREtalk UBC #ActivityExchange facilitators, July 9, 2015

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#FIREtalksUBC is organizing an interdisciplinary #ActivityExchange this summer on July 9th.
 
During this unique FIREtalk, participating Graduate Students will have the opportunity to organize a short activity to illustrate, explain or teach an aspect of any discipline. 
 
Graduate students can participate in the #ActivityExchange as an activity facilitator or as an audience member. Everyone will join in the activities.
 
Each activity will last 5 – 10 minutes. We expect to have 5-6 activities during the event, leaving plenty of time for discussion.
 
#ActivityExchange is a great opportunity to design, facilitate, and participate in learning activities.
 
When: July 9th, 4 – 6 pm
Where: Koerner Library, Rm 216 in the UBC Research Commons
 
To sign up to be an #ActivityExchange facilitator email research.commons@ubc.ca with a brief explanation of the activity you have in mind.*
 
To attend as an Audience Member, register here (https://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/5679)
 
*Proposed activities do not have to be finalized. Vague ideas are welcome as the #FIREtalksUBC team will hold a workshop on July 7th to help you design or polish any activity you might have in mind.