Spotlight on Teaching Faculty

Online Groupwork: An Unexpected Journey

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on February 10, 2021 - 11:31am

Would you like to create opportunities and activities for students to work together online, but are struggling to envision just how that might work? 

In this Show 'n Share, Anna Atkinson and Terri Doughty, both from the English department, each share the ways in which they are designing and facilitating group projects online. They will discuss their projects, how they came to make the choices they did, and reflect on how it’s working so far. 

“I didn’t think it would work, but…”: Teaching from the Trenches, Live!

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on October 27, 2020 - 3:35pm

Teaching in the Fall of 2020 has been very isolating for faculty. Many of us are missing the interaction and feedback from “live” students in the classroom and from our colleagues in the hallways, offices, cafeteria, library… it has been a struggle. But, amongst this struggle, many of us have come up with innovative and interesting ways to engage students, to transform face-to-face activities into activities that work online, and to adopt original ways of holding class and lecturing.

Grading Overwhelm: When you Want to Grade Differently, But You’re Not Sure How

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on February 5, 2020 - 1:07pm

 

It might start out as a niggling feeling that something isn’t quite right in your course. But when that niggling feeling doesn’t go away, and you investigate a little deeper, you may discover a disconnect between how you’ve been marking and what you actually want your students to experience and achieve. In this session, four VIU instructors discuss how their own niggling feelings led them to alter their teaching and their grading methods.

Faculty Focus: A Conversation on Teaching and Learning

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on March 5, 2019 - 1:53pm

 

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting sessions that bring faculty, staff and students together to talk about teaching and learning, informally and with refreshments. We are inviting instructors to share their stories, their strategies, their challenges, and their successes. It’s an opportunity to hear about what others are doing, get some new ideas, and share your thoughts with colleagues you might not usually connect with. Please think about joining us if you’d like to participate, as a speaker or a participant.

Faculty Focus: A Conversation on Teaching and Learning

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on January 16, 2019 - 9:25am

This semester, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning will be hosting sessions that bring faculty, staff and students together to talk about teaching and learning, informally and with refreshments. We are inviting instructors to share their stories, their strategies, their challenges, and their successes. It’s an opportunity to hear about what others are doing, get some new ideas, and share your thoughts with colleagues you might not usually connect with. Please think about joining us if you’d like to participate, as a speaker or a participant.