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Centre for Teaching & Learning

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Centre for Teaching & Learning

Professional Learning Events

FALL 2017

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

The following is a chronological list of all fall events.

* Depending on the time of the session, refreshments or a light lunch will be provided for sessions.

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


PL - Professional Learning workshop  //  CP - Communities of Practice  //   FY - First Year Caucus

PD - Panel Discussion  //   ST - Scholars' Table // * - Qualify for GTA Certificate


First Year Caucus Meeting - FY 

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Nov 22, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm



Community Based Education - CP

facilitated by Stephen Hill, School of the Environment 

CCN 303 (Morton Reading Room, Champlain College)

Thurs, Nov 23, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:30 am


Are you interested in engaging with the community in your teaching? These facilitated sessions will build a community of practice for instructors to share their experiences and ideas about community-based education and teaching. Topics will include syllabus language, assignment design, assessment strategies, prioritizing community need, and building long-term community relationships.


Authentic Indigenous Inclusion - PL

facilitated by Dan Longboat, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Nov 29, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 


This session will introduce indigenous knowledge and speaks to its value and contributions to student learning.  We will explore opportunities to incorporate multiple knowledge systems and their interactions within other disciplines.


Course Design, Renewal and Syllabi Refresh - PL

facilitated by Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, CTL & School of Education & Psychology

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 


Does your course need a refresh? This session will introduce how you can frame your course using the principles of universal instructional design (UID) to take your assignments, evaluations and teaching practices to a more student centered and engaged mode of teaching and learning that strives to meet the range of diversity in the classroom. UID is the design of instructional materials and activities that allows the learning goals to be achievable by individuals with wide differences in abilities by means of flexible curricular materials and activities (Hutchinson, 2014). UID is guided by a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. In this workshop Robyne will demonstrate how to integrate these basic principles in planning and designing your course, as well as in your teaching approaches.  Robyne will use the syllabi and course design from undergraduate courses to explore what worked, what she continues to use and what did not work and why.