Teaching and Learning

The Tao of Marking: Finding Joy by “De-Complicating” Grades and Feedback

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on September 13, 2018 - 2:59pm

We care deeply about our students—that’s why we teach. But caring for our students can also lead us to adopt practices that are non-sustainable and maybe even joyless, such as long weekends bent over papers, grading sessions that extend into the holidays, or hours crunching numbers to produce final course marks. If these behaviours are the result of our caring, we have to begin questioning “why?” Why has it been possible for our caring to displace our pleasure and satisfaction as educators. Where did the fun go, and what can we do to get it back?

The Non-Disposable Assignment: Enhancing Personalized Learning

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on May 31, 2018 - 9:14am

  • Do you want to offer students an opportunity to bring their passions, personal interests, and individual strengths into their coursework?

  • How can we design assessment which students feel connected to, value, and are proud to share with their peers?

  • Are you interested in learning how to create a non-disposable assignment for your students?

Equity and Equality: Working with Students with Disabilities

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on May 31, 2018 - 9:10am

Equity and equality—is there a difference in the classroom?

Join Disability Access Services and CIEL for a collaborative, educational session about ensuring that students with disabilities have the same chances to succeed as those without disabilities. We will discuss protocol and ways to address issues of attendance and  surprising behavior.

Through discussion of case studies, you will come away with a deeper understanding of what your role is—and what it isn’t—as an instructor teaching students with diverse learning needs.

Equity and Equality: Working with Students with Disabilities

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on February 5, 2018 - 3:10pm

Equity and equality—is there a difference in the classroom?

Join Disability Services and CIEL for a collaborative, educational session about ensuring that students with disabilities have the same chances to succeed as those without disabilities. We will discuss protocol and ways to address issues of attendance and  surprising behavior.

Through discussion of case studies, you will come away with a deeper understanding of what your role is—and what it isn’t—as an instructor teaching students with diverse learning needs.

Changes in BC K-12 Curriculum: Impacts on Post-Secondary Education

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 24, 2017 - 11:05am

BC’s K-12 curriculum is changing! Two new key features include a concept-based approach to learning and a focus on the development of core competencies to foster deeper and more transferable learning.

Come to this session to learn about the other key features and how they may impact university learning. We’ll dissect the essential changes for you, give you a chance to ask questions and explore how these changes may impact your classes and curriculum.

[ONLINE WEBINAR] Changes in BC K-12 Curriculum: Impacts on Post-Secondary Education

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 24, 2017 - 11:01am

BC’s K-12 curriculum is changing! Two new key features include a concept-based approach to learning and a focus on the development of core competencies to foster deeper and more transferable learning.

Come to this session to learn about the other key features and how they may impact university learning. We’ll dissect the essential changes for you, give you a chance to ask questions and explore how these changes may impact your classes and curriculum.

COWICHAN - Changes in BC K-12 Curriculum: Impacts on Post-Secondary Education

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 24, 2017 - 10:58am

BC’s K-12 curriculum is changing! Two new key features include a concept-based approach to learning and a focus on the development of core competencies to foster deeper and more transferable learning.

Come to this session to learn about the other key features and how they may impact university learning. We’ll dissect the essential changes for you, give you a chance to ask questions and explore how these changes may impact your classes and curriculum.

Changes in BC K-12 Curriculum: Impacts on Post-Secondary Education

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on November 24, 2017 - 10:55am

BC’s K-12 curriculum is changing! Two new key features include a concept-based approach to learning and a focus on the development of core competencies to foster deeper and more transferable learning.

Come to this session to learn about the other key features and how they may impact university learning. We’ll dissect the essential changes for you, give you a chance to ask questions and explore how these changes may impact your classes and curriculum.

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