Aug
28

Date: Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

Time: 8:30AM - 2:00PM
Add to CalendarVIU’s New Faculty Orientation to Teaching08/28/2018 08:30 AM08/28/2018 02:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverMaking Choices for Student Engagement and LearningThe purpose of the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU is to introduce you to resources for designing learning experiences for your students, to explore with you 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. We will not only address several core ideas for teaching successfully at VIU, but also indicate specific ways of engaging students in the classroom and increasing the positive impact of the choices you make as a teacher.One section of the session will introduce you to the learning technologies VIU has to offer. We will discuss why you might choose one tool over another – and why you might not want to use technology 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 those tools that you decide to use.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 criticallyEmpowering students to take greater responsibility for their learningEngaging your students in productive discussionsLocating and using technologies for teaching and learningBreakfast 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.Date | Tuesday, August 28, 8:30 am – 2:00 pmLocation | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 507Registration | InVIUQuestions | Tine.Reimers@viu.ca | Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning false

Making Choices for Student Engagement and Learning

The purpose of the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU is to introduce you to resources for designing learning experiences for your students, to explore with you 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. We will not only address several core ideas for teaching successfully at VIU, but also indicate specific ways of engaging students in the classroom and increasing the positive impact of the choices you make as a teacher.

One section of the session will introduce you to the learning technologies VIU has to offer. We will discuss why you might choose one tool over another – and why you might not want to use technology 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 those tools that you decide to use.

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
  • Empowering students to take greater responsibility for their learning
  • Engaging your students in productive discussions
  • Locating and using technologies for teaching and learning

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.

Date | Tuesday, August 28, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 305, Room 507

Registration | InVIU

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

 

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