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Call for Nominations – Faculty of Education Teaching Prizes

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Killam Faculty Teaching Prize 2016-17

The Faculty of Education has a long history of emphasizing the importance of exceptional teaching. The Faculty recognizes two full-time tenure track faculty members each year with a prize of $5000 and a plaque, awarded at convocation. All Faculty members who hold a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment are eligible for a Killam Faculty Teaching Prize.

 

Nomination Process: Faculty and students wishing to nominate a faculty member are encouraged to start early and consult their Department Head or Director as the nomination process proceeds. Nominators may contribute to the following documents (PDF):

a) One letter of nomination indicating the case for awarding a teaching prize to the nominee (may be signed by more than one nominator) addressed to the Department Head or Director. The letter should clearly address the five criteria outlined with specific examples for each.

b) Up to six support letters (maximum of two pages each) may be attached to the nomination package. Individual letters (may be from more than one person) may focus on some or all of the criteria. Nominators are encouraged to submit a set of letters that represent the diversity of the nominee’s teaching responsibilities.

 

Nomination deadline: The nomination package must be sent electronically to the Department Head or Director by Feb. 10, 2017.

More information on eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process can be found at: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca/call-for-nominations-killam-faculty-teaching-prize-201617

 

Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize 2016-17

The Faculty of Education has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching. In recognition of the significant contribution that Sessional and Lecturer faculty members make to our programs, the Faculty of Education offers a Sessional and Lecturer Faculty Teaching Prize to outstanding educators. The prize includes both a plaque and $1000 and is awarded at the year-end Faculty meeting in May. The award is open to any individual holding an appointment as a Sessional, Lecturer or Adjunct Teaching Professor (seconded teacher) during the current academic year.

 

Nomination Process: Faculty and students wishing to nominate a faculty member are encouraged to start early and consult their Department Head or Director as the nomination process proceeds. Nominators may contribute to the following documents (PDF):

a) One letter of nomination indicating the case for awarding a teaching prize to the nominee should be sent out to the Department Head/Director. The letter should clearly address the five criteria outlined with specific examples for each.

b) Up to six support letters (maximum of two pages each) may be attached to the nomination package. These letters should represent the diversity of the nominee’s teaching responsibilities.

 

Nomination deadline: The nomination package must be sent electronically to the Department Head or Director by Feb. 10, 2017.

More information on eligibility, criteria, and the nomination process can be found at: http://teach.educ.ubc.ca/call-for-nominations-sessional-lecturer-faculty-teaching-prize-201617

 

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

 

 

University of Ottawa Full-Time Faculty Positions in Education. Due: Sept 15, 2016

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University of Ottawa Full-Time Faculty Positions in:

Indigenous Studies, Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teacher Education at the Primary/Junior Level,  Inclusive Education, E-learning in Higher Education Contexts, and Program Evaluations

The functions of a member of the academic faculty include, in varying proportions: teaching activities, scholarly activities in the form of research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work, academic service activities, supervision of graduate students.

Requirements: Education: PhD. In Education or equivalent in a field related to the position.  Work Experience: A demonstrated excellent research track record in a field-related to the position.  A demonstrated track record in teaching and training at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the context of interdisciplinary collaboration, ability to teach hybrid and on-line courses.  Passive knowledge of French is a requirement for tenure.

Deadline: September 15, 2016

Apply: Send Resume, a detailed research proposal, a description of teaching interests and 3 references to Raymond LeBlanc, PhD., Acting Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa deduc@ottawa.ca

Graduate Instructional Skills Workshop

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Our three day ISWs are 24-hour professional development sessions designed for graduate students interested in developing and enhancing their instructional skills. It caters to individuals new at teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. We take a learner-centered approach that may have you looking at your students in a whole new light! Participants benefit from practicing skills and sharing ideas in a cooperative environment.

Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, participants must be comfortable communicating verbally in English. All ISWs run for 3 days from 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day and attendance is required for the full time.

After completing all aspects of this workshop you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and will receive an entry on your transcript indicating that you have participated in the ISW (indicated as INDS 501).

Fees: $60 registration deposit, refunded upon successful completion of the workshop

Registration: ISWs offered for Graduate Students at UBC are in high demand and wait lists for each workshop are typically 80-100+. Wait list registration opens for each session approximately 4-6 weeks before the session date. Please click on a date listed below to be added to the list.

August 6, 7, 2016     August 14, 20, 21, 2016      September 17, 24, 25, 2016

September 3, 10, 11, 2016 –Registration now open!!

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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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