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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

 

Trends on Class Attendance & Strategies for Engagement - PL

 

Trends on Class Attendance & Strategies for Engagement - PL

facilitated by Cathy Bruce & Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, CTL & Education

Room 160 (Conference Room), DURHAM CAMPUS

Tues, Sept 26, 2017 from 10:30 - 12:00 pm

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop10

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! 

 

Dealing with Sensitive Topics in Your Courses - PL

facilitated by Byron Stoyles, Philosophy

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Tues, Sept 26, 2017 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Much of my teaching and research is focused on philosophical puzzles relating to topics that can be upsetting to students—puzzles surrounding the nature and value of death, end-of-life decision making, abortion, and miscarriage to name a few.  I will draw on my experience teaching controversial and sensitive topics to share some of my strategies for helping students engage with ideas and theories they might find initially controversial, upsetting, or even offensive.  

 

Flipped Classrooms as Active Learning - CP

facilitated by Jane Mackie, Trent / Fleming School of Nursing

CCN 303 (Morton Reading Room, Champlain)

Thurs Sept 28, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

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.

 

Welcome to the Active Learning Classroom in the Student Centre - PL - POSTPONED

facilitated by Jeff Gardiner, Information Technology and Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, CTL, Education & Psychology

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Mon, Oct 2, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

An open house where an overview and orientation to this new classroom will be presented.  Everyone welcome!

 

Special Panel:  Complexities of 21st Century Learning - PD

Moderator:  Gillian Balfour

Panel:  Michael Eamon, Jennifer Lund, Kate MacIsaac, Stephanie Muehlethaler

TSC2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Oct 4, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

This panel discussion will explore 21st century skills and developing trends of 21st century students. The aim is to share ideas about how we can support our students and faculty with incorporating new practices to respond to the changing needs of today’s student.

 

First Year Caucus - FY

CCN 303 (Morton Reading Room, Champlain)

Thurs, Oct 5, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

 

Blackboard Ate My Homework!  How do you Know When a Student has a Legitimate Technical Issue or Not? - PL

facilitated by Ian Thomson, Information Technology

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Tues, Oct 10, 2017 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

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

Description:  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.

 

How to Deal with Difficult People - PL

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

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Oct 11, 2017 from 11:00 - 12:30 pm

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

Many of us have encounters with people we find difficult. Perhaps it is that they are difficult to talk with, work with or to lead.  Many times the variables are outside our control. This session is specifically designed to provide an overview of strategies and techniques to help you to further develop your skill in dealing with difficult conversations and individuals. The workshop will have practical and interactive discussions as well as take-away templates for preparing for difficult conversations.

 

Innovative Assessment Practices - PL

facilitated by Ralph Shiell, Physics

CCN 303 (Morton Reading Room) - please note that this session has had a room change and is in a different location than most sessions

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Over the past few years we have gained extensive experience with answer-until-correct multiple-choice testing tools within classrooms and also exam settings. We have incorporated these tools across disciplines such as physics, chemistry, business and nursing; and within individual and also collaborative exams. In this session I will relate some of our experiences from these endeavours, and share with instructors who are intrigued by this format some tips, tricks and traps that may help them to decide whether to implement this approach. The particular tool we adopt is a scratch-card called the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique card, or IF-AT card, and I will relate some specific characteristics of this format, and describe how we have extended their use into testing superstructures called integrated testlets, to effectively assess higher-level and more interconnected learning.

 * work completed in collaboration with A. Slepkov & A. Vreugdenhil (Trent), and T. McCurdy (McMaster).

 

Managing for Academic Integrity:  Insights from Behavioral Ethics - PL

facilitated by Sheldene Simola, Business Administration

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop19

This presentation draws upon the burgeoning field of behavioral ethics highlighting a dual processing framework on academic dishonesty and providing additional and sometimes counterintuitive practical insights into preventing this predicament.   Themes from within behavioral ethics are elaborated on and practical insights for supporting academic integrity are provided.

 

Community Based Education - CP

facilitated by Stephen Hill, School of the Environment 

CCN 303 (Morton Reading Room, Champlain College)

Thurs, Oct 19, 2017 from 10:00 - 11:30 am

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop20

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.

 

Information Security for Instructors - PL

facilitated by Ian Thomson, Information Technology

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Oct 25, 2017 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop21

The internet of today is a scary place. Malware, Ransomware and Viruses are an ever present problem when using technology. This session will overview the concepts of information security and how to protect yourself and the student data that you have access to from being exploited online.

 

Teaching Portfolios - PL

facilitated by Cathy Bruce (Faculty) & Robyne Hanley-Dafoe (GTA's), CTL & Education

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop22

Our teaching portfolio is evidence of our teaching philosophy, pedagogy and practice.  This session will introduce the different types of teaching portfolios and their strengths and uses.  We will also provide participants with criteria for: 

  • collecting resources and material for your teaching portfolio
  • selecting the most relevant evidence, and 
  • writing brief reflections to frame those samples

Discussions regarding the collection, selection and reflection of samples will focus on teaching, but will also address evidence of research abilities.

 

Flipped Classrooms as Active Learning - CP

facilitated by Jane Mackie, Trent / Fleming School of Nursing

CCN 303 (Morton Reading Room, Champlain College)

Thurs, Nov 2, 2017 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop23

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.

 

Remote Teaching Practices and Technology - PL

facilitated by Jeff Gardiner, Information Technology & Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, CTL & Education

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

Wed, Nov 15, 2017 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop24

Remote learning (or video conferencing) is increasing in applications at the post-secondary level whether for remote class instruction between campuses or for a thesis defense.  This session will explore the technology behind the remote learning classrooms.  We will also be discussing how to maximize instructional pedagogy and student engagement in remote locations based on empirical best practices. 

 

First Year Caucus Meeting - FY 

TSC 2.02 (Active Learning Classroom, Student Centre)

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

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop25

 

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

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop26

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 

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop27

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 

http://www2.trentu.ca/cgi-bin/tutorials.cgi/ctl-workshop28

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.