Teaching and Learning Workshops


Facilitating and Evaluating Collaborative Projects

NOTL Campus:

When: October 12, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Room W212

Welland Campus:

When: October 13, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Room AH255

Principles of effective instruction suggest that thoughtful collaboration among students is a key contributor to engagement in higher education. This interactive session will explore critical aspects related to the introduction, management, and creative assessment of group projects, including:

  • Setting of teams and establishment of productive group norms
  • Project structure and timing of activities and assessments
  • Role of Blackboard in the promotion of group dialogue, storage of project artifacts, and provision of logistical support
  • Mechanisms for evaluation: formative, summative and peer

Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm with colleagues and consider ways in which these general approaches could be tailored to their personal teaching contexts.

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Exploring the ncLibraries Exploratory with NC Faculty

NOTL Campus:

When: October 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room E106

Please join the CAE in welcoming Jackie Chambers-Page who will be facilitating a panel of NC faculty and students on their use of The ncLibraries Exploratory. The Exploratory, located at NOTL campus, is a digital media lab and makerspace for students, faculty, and staff to access various types of technology and software (such as: software and equipment for filming videos, recording audio, editing videos, designing graphics, and creating prototypes with a 3D printer) to enhance the teaching and learning happening within their classrooms.

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Teaching with Technology: An Introduction to NearPod

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Welland Campus:

When: November 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room TC03

NOTL Campus:

When: November 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room N301

Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons. Please join Chris Putska in this interactive workshop to explore the many ways that you can use NearPod in your classroom while hearing about the valuable insights that he has gained by using NearPod in his own classes.

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Interview Stream: A new tool for improving students' oral communication and critical thinking skills

NOTL Campus:

When: November 7, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room W216

Welland Campus:

When: November 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room AH261

In honour of Canada Career Month, the CAE welcomes Jean Little and Monique Morin from NC Career Services to help us explore an exciting new online learning tool, InterviewStream.InterviewStream is a simple, mobile-friendly platform that allows students to practice their oral communication and critical thinking skills by capturing in-the-moment responses to specific questions on video.InterviewStream allows students and faculty to playback and review student videos anytime they would like, offering multiple, integrated means for offering and customizing feedback. Traditionally used for interview preparation and training, InterviewStream has the potential to enhance a variety of course-based activities and assessments. In this session you will have an opportunity to:

  • Review features, benefits and available training resources for InterviewStream;
  • Participate in a demonstration of InterviewStream;
  • Brainstorm a variety of concrete ways that the tool might be used in your course and those of colleagues;
  • Consider the various supports that our on-campus Career Services team offers you and your students.
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Developing and Refining Your Teaching Portfolio

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NOTL Campus:

When: December 6, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Where: Room W212

Welland Campus:

When: December 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Room SA208

A Teaching Portfolio is a document that summarizes and highlights your unique experiences, strengths and goals as a college educator. It is a personal reflection of your authentic approach to teaching and learning, informed by the discipline(s) and profession(s) for which you are preparing students. Teaching Portfolios can serve multiple purposes, and can be used both as a tool and resource for your personal teaching reflection and development, and as a means by which others can assess your teaching. Together, we will review the essential components of a Teaching Portfolio, discuss effective strategies for the collection and selection of teaching and learning artifacts, and initiate or revise a Teaching Philosophy Statement.

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Enhancing your Course with Blackboard

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NOTL Campus:

When: October 25, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Room W212

Welland Campus:

When: October 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Room AH255

Blackboard offers a wide range of tools for communication, collaboration, and evaluation.  Using Blackboard offers opportunities to centralize course materials and assessments, foster connections with and between students, and assess and grade student work.  Join us for this informal opportunity to drop-in and work on or ask questions about Blackboard tools.  We’ll develop individualized strategies effectively integrating Blackboard’s functionality into your courses to effectively support teaching and learning (Note: participants in this workshop are asked to bring a laptop to the session).

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