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Centre for Teaching & Learning

Professional Learning Events

WINTER 2018

Click on the links on the right, to view offerings in a single category.  

The following is a chronological list of all upcoming events.

* Please be sure to register for events to ensure adequate supplies and refreshments are available.

Panel Discussion:  How do Non-Indigenous People Teach about Indigenous Material? -CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Panelists:  James Allen, Emily Bruusgard, Dawn Lavell-Harvard & Shane Young
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 106, DURHAM CAMPUS

Please join us for an interactive panel discussion about the best practices for incorporating Indigenous Knowledge in non-Indigenous courses and to learn more about other initiatives to enhance indigenous reconciliation at Trent.
Please click here to register for this session

 

Round Table Discussion:  Challenges of Students who are Parents & Caregivers too
Ashley Pine & fellow Bachelor of Social Work students
Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2.02, Student Centre

As part of a group project for the Social Work program, Ashley Pine and her peers will lead a round table discussion about the challenges and needed considerations for students who are also caregivers. Please join this session that supports raising awareness about this important issue for student success. 
Please click here to register for this session

 

Special Movie Screening, "When They Awake" featuring Pedro Marcellino, Producer & Director
Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:30 pm
Room 1.22 (Lecture Hall), Student Centre

WHEN THEY AWAKE documents a remarkable generation of established and emerging Indigenous musicians in a moment of cultural and political resurgence. In this era of native resurgence, from Idle No More to Standing Rock, Indigenous musicians across North America are making their voices heard...and people are starting to listen. Working in every genre from Hip Hop to Rock to EDM and beyond, a generation of native musicians are channeling the pain of the past into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future. It is this generation and their astonishing music that WHEN THEY AWAKE bears witness. Featuring 20+ artists, including modern trailblazers A TRIBE CALLED RED, TANYA TAGAQ, LEELA GILDAY and ISKWé, WHEN THEY AWAKE is a magnum opus documenting contemporary indigenous musicians as they transform historical trauma into compelling art.
 

First Year Caucus 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Room 2.02, Student Centre
Please click here to register for this session

 

Student Support Certificate session:  Sexual Violence on Campus:  Prevention, Intervention & Support
Facilitated by Robyn Ocean, Health Services
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room 143, Otonabee College

Description:  What would you do if a student informed you they had experienced sexual violence? This session will provide participants with practical strategies to support survivors of sexual violence. We will explore available on-campus and community supports, as well as existing on-campus sexual violence prevention initiatives. Participants should expect to engage in an open discussion about sexual violence, consent and exploring campus and post-secondary sexual culture. 
Please click here to register for this session

 

Panel Discussion:  How do Non-Indigenous People Teach about Indigenous Material?
Panelists:  Phil Abbott, Paula Anderson, Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Paula Sherman
Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2.02, Student Centre

Following the success of the panel discussion on a similar topic during the fall term, we are offering another panel discussion to delve into how how non-Indigenous people teach Indigenous material.
Please click here to register for this session

 

 

Teaching Scholars Table
Facilitated by Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 160, DURHAM CAMPUS

Please click here to register for this session

 

Teaching Scholars Table
Facilitated by Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, February 8, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2.02, Student Centre

Please click here to register for this session

 

Round Table:  Strategies for Student Success in Lecture-Based Courses
Facilitated by Jim Cosgrave, 
Monday, February 12, 2018 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Room 160, DURHAM CAMPUS

The session will invite faculty discussion of successful practices in lecture-based courses, particularly in terms of student engagement in lecture material, and in lecture-supporting activities, such as the use of LearningSystem, and the integration of various kinds of pedagogical materials and practices into course organization.
Please click here to register for this session

 

Student Support Certificate session:  Student Development Theory
Facilitated by Nona Robinson, Office of Student Affairs
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
ESC 205

Description:  Student development theory (SDT) is the backbone of most student affairs training: a collection of quite similar theories on how 18-24 year old people think, behave and interact.  These theories can be a useful way of analysing why a student acts in a certain way, and they give us all an opportunity to step back occasionally and put student behaviour in perspective.  Using SDT can also be helpful in assisting students to increase their understanding of others and their empathy towards them. This session includes an encapsulated overview of the main theories, and will focus on how they can be used to not only explain some student behaviour, but to encourage further development.
Please click here to register for this session

 

 

Motivating Students in an Online Environment
Facilitated by Tully Privett, Trent Online
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room 2.02, Student Centre

Are students engaged in your course? How do you gauge your students motivational state? In this session, we will look for answers to these questions in motivational frameworks, such as the ARCS model for motivational design and the Theory of Flow. You will leave this session with ideas on how to positively influence student motivation to persevere and succeed in the course by applying good practices in your course design and delivery.
Please click here to register for this session

 

 

Community of Practice:  Flipped Classrooms as Active Learning
Facilitated by Jane Mackie, Nursing
Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:30 am
Morton Reading Room (Room 303), Champlain College

Are you interested in incorporating flipped classroom approaches into your teaching, or have you already done so? These interactive sessions will allow instructors to share their experiences and ideas about flipped classroom approaches. Topics will include why flip the classroom, successes and failures for people to date, how these approaches can support active and meaningful learning, differences between approaches to small and large classes, and what supports are need to flip a classroom.
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First Year Caucus
Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2.02, Student Centre
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Student Support Certificate:  Supporting International Students
Facilitated by Paul Longhurst, Trent International
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ESC A205

Description:  International students make up 7-8% of the Trent student population and more than 80 countries and cultures are in that mix.  International students can present different concerns than domestic students, including cultural adaptation, immigration procedures, health insurance concerns and a lack of an immediate support network. TIP successfully engages a broad range of international students, and provides opportunities for building community and trans-cultural friendship. This workshop will highlight some of these concerns, while discussing issues of cross-cultural communication and inter-cultural competency. Additionally, we will discuss resources available for international students on campus and in the community, and provide you ways to continue building a supportive and inclusive environment for all at Trent .
Please click here to register for this session

 

Teaching Scholars Table
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 160, DURHAM CAMPUS
Please click here to register for this session

 

Blackboard Ate My Homework - Again
Facilitated by Ian Thomson, Information Technology
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Room 2.02, Student Centre

How do you know when a student has a legitimate technical issue or not? This session will talk about the IT support process and how you can help students get results quickly when issues do occur, but also how use Blackboard logging tools to determine what happened when a student indicates that they’ve had a technical failure.
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Developing and Articulating Educational Leadership
Facilitated by Adam Guzkowski, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Morton Reading Room (Room 303), Champlain College

Educational leadership has become an increasingly important topic in areas such as career advancement and nominations for prestigious teaching awards. This session will use facilitated activities and discussions to explore ways of developing and putting into practice educational leadership, as well as ways of capturing and expressing that educational leadership.
Please click here to register for this session

 

Lecture Capture-How to Record Classes in the Lecture Hall, at Home or Anywhere
Facilitated by Ian Thomson, Information Technology
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Room 2.02, Student Centre

This session will overview how the lecture capture system that operates in several large lecture halls, as well as how to use the same system to create video sessions from anywhere. This session will help you create videos that span many use cases including short tutorial style videos, screen capture for computer processes and event capture. Additionally, this session will assist you with publishing your videos on the web, to Blackboard courses or exporting them for additional editing.
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Movie Screening:  Push Back
Facilitated by Kristy Buccieri, Sociology
Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room 1.07, Student Centre

 A documentary about the Warming Room, co-directed by a Trent PhD student.
 

Teaching Scholars' Table
with Guest Erica Meiners
Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room 2.02, Student Centre
Please click here to register for this session