Aug
29

Date: Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

Time: 8:30AM - 4:00PM
Add to CalendarNew Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU08/29/2017 08:30 AM08/29/2017 04:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverThe purpose of the Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU is to introduce you to teaching and learning resources for designing learning experiences for your students, engage you in conversations on best practices for fostering critical thinking in students, and to provide you with an opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from across the disciplines at VIU. The morning of the Orientation will cover the core components for teaching successfully at VIU.We will also introduce you to the learning technology tools VIU has to offer. We will have a discussion of why you might choose one tool over another – and why you might not want to use a tool at all! You will leave this session knowing what learning technologies are most appropriate for you and your learners, and with resources to help you decide how to continue developing your comfort with learning technology tools.What are the benefits of participating in the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU? Concrete ideas for:Making the most of the first day of classDesigning classroom activities that challenge students to think criticallyEngaging your students in productive discussionsInteractions with new colleagues on the culture of teaching and learning at VIULearning about teaching resources, and technologies available to VIU instructorsBreakfast and lunch will be included.Audience | This event is open to anyone, but we especially welcome those teaching faculty members with less than 2 years of teaching experience and those new to VIU.Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 507Registration | InVIU Direct LinkQuestions | Tine.Reimers@viu.ca, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learningfalse

The purpose of the Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU is to introduce you to teaching and learning resources for designing learning experiences for your students, engage you in conversations on best practices for fostering critical thinking in students, and to provide you with an opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from across the disciplines at VIU. The morning of the Orientation will cover the core components for teaching successfully at VIU.

We will also introduce you to the learning technology tools VIU has to offer. We will have a discussion of why you might choose one tool over another – and why you might not want to use a tool at all! You will leave this session knowing what learning technologies are most appropriate for you and your learners, and with resources to help you decide how to continue developing your comfort with learning technology tools.

What are the benefits of participating in the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU? Concrete ideas for:

  • Making the most of the first day of class
  • Designing classroom activities that challenge students to think critically
  • Engaging your students in productive discussions
  • Interactions with new colleagues on the culture of teaching and learning at VIU
  • Learning about teaching resources, and technologies available to VIU instructors

Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Audience | This event is open to anyone, but we especially welcome those teaching faculty members with less than 2 years of teaching experience and those new to VIU.

Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 507

Registration | InVIU Direct Link

Questions | Tine.Reimers@viu.ca, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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