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Centre for Teaching & Learning

Professional Learning Events

This academic year, based on feedback from instructors, the Centre for Teaching and Learning is offering professional development opportunities by scheduled sessions and by through ‘A La Carte’ approach. Instructors are welcome to attend a scheduled session or you can contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning to request any of the PD offerings to be delivered specifically for your group or department.

Peterborough Events for Fall 2018

Attendance Trends and Student Engagement
Student attendance is directly related to student engagement and student success. However, we are seeing attendance for classes dwindling at rapid rates.  This informal round table discussion will review the research that explains why this is happening and explore what we can do at Trent to keep the students coming to class.

September 19  |  9 am – 10:30 am
Otonabee College Common Room  

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop11


Teaching Portfolios: Collecting, Selecting & Reflecting for Promotion and Merit
The focus of a teaching portfolio is to demonstrate that you are reflective teaching practitioner. A teaching portfolio is a tool that can assist in developing a reflective teaching practice and is a significant component of tenure, promotion and teaching award files. This workshop will consider the purpose of a portfolio and the process of creating one. The workshop is open to faculty at all levels of career.

October 3  |  11 am – 12:30 pm
Trent Student Centre, Active Learning Classroom, Room 2.02

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop12


Understanding Student Attitudes About Learning: How Can You Use Metacognition with Your Students (SoTL Project)
What do first-year university students know about learning to learn skills?

October 9  |  1 pm – 2:30 pm
Trent Student Centre, Active Learning Classroom, Room 2.02

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop13


How Do We Start Decolonizing the Academy? What Can We Start Doing Now?
This interactive discussion introduces first-steps to decolonizing courses, by introducing strategies and topics for incorporating Indigenous Knowledge. We will also be discussing other initiatives to enhance Indigenous reconciliation at Trent.

October 30  |  1 pm- 2:30 pm
Trent Student Centre, Active Learning Classroom, Room 2.02

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop14


What Are the Current Trends and Considerations for Active Learning?
Active learning refers to anything course-related that all students in a class session are called upon to do other than passive learning behaviours. The strategies for developing an active learning classroom can vary greatly based on the level and size of the course. This session will provide an overview of the current trends and important considerations for educators looking to implement active learning into their respective courses.

November 15  |  12 pm – 1:30 pm
Trent Student Centre, Active Learning Classroom, Room 2.02

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop15


Durham Events for Fall 2018

Teaching Portfolios: Collecting, Selecting & Reflecting for Promotion and Merit
The focus of a teaching portfolio is to demonstrate that you are reflective teaching practitioner. A teaching portfolio is a tool that can assist in developing a reflective teaching practice and is a significant component of tenure, promotion and teaching award files. This workshop will consider the purpose of a portfolio and the process of creating one. The workshop is open to faculty at all levels of career.

October 5  |  10 am – 11:30 am
Room 127 – Durham Campus

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop16


How Do We Start Decolonizing the Academy? What Can We Start Doing Now?
This interactive discussion introduces first-steps to decolonizing courses, by introducing strategies and topics for incorporating Indigenous Knowledge. We will also be discussing other initiatives to enhance Indigenous reconciliation at Trent.

November 16  |  10 am – 11:30 am
Room 127 – Durham Campus

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop17


What Are the Current Trends and Considerations for Active Learning?
Active learning refers to anything course-related that all students in a class session are called upon to do other than passive learning behaviours. The strategies for developing an active learning classroom can vary greatly based on the level and size of the course. This session will provide an overview of the current trends and important considerations for educators looking to implement active learning into their respective courses.

November 21  |  11:30 pm – 12:30 pm
Room 127 – Durham Campus

Register here: http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop18