May
08

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Add to CalendarPeer Observations for Richer Faculty Conversations05/08/2019 09:00 AM05/08/2019 10:00 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverPost-secondary classrooms have traditionally been highly private places, but a growing number of VIU faculty members are opening theirs up, to create opportunities for feedback and discussion. A few of them have shared their thoughts publicly:“A benefit I did not expect was that we’d end up in rich discussions about teaching…”“I was surprised by how much I learnt…Overall, I feel that peer observation has given me more confidence, and I now know that I am on the right course in terms of how I teach.”“By having someone come into my classroom, it forced me to clearly think about what I was going to do…”There’s satisfaction and empowerment, as well as learning, in the process of sharing what you do with colleagues. In this hands-on workshop we’ll simulate a classroom visit, and practice the procedures that will ensure effective and safe peer observations among and between faculty members. We’ll also look at how an exchange of observations could be organized for best effect. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of best procedures for peer observation, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Join us for an active session and lively discussion.This session is part of a 4-day "Portfoliopalooza" designed to offer hands-on sessions to help you prepare your portfolio, whether or not it is for submission to the Recognition of Achievements.Audience | VIU Campus CommunityDate | Wednesday, May 8, 9:00 - 10:00 amLocation | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, R509Registration | InVIU Direct LinkQuestions |  tine.reimers@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learningfalse

Post-secondary classrooms have traditionally been highly private places, but a growing number of VIU faculty members are opening theirs up, to create opportunities for feedback and discussion. A few of them have shared their thoughts publicly:

  • “A benefit I did not expect was that we’d end up in rich discussions about teaching…”
  • “I was surprised by how much I learnt…Overall, I feel that peer observation has given me more confidence, and I now know that I am on the right course in terms of how I teach.”
  • “By having someone come into my classroom, it forced me to clearly think about what I was going to do…”

There’s satisfaction and empowerment, as well as learning, in the process of sharing what you do with colleagues. In this hands-on workshop we’ll simulate a classroom visit, and practice the procedures that will ensure effective and safe peer observations among and between faculty members. We’ll also look at how an exchange of observations could be organized for best effect.

Participants will come away with a clear understanding of best procedures for peer observation, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls. Join us for an active session and lively discussion.

This session is part of a 4-day "Portfoliopalooza" designed to offer hands-on sessions to help you prepare your portfolio, whether or not it is for submission to the Recognition of Achievements.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Date | Wednesday, May 8, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, R509

Registration | InVIU Direct Link

Questions |  tine.reimers@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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