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Follow your passion and start small

January 17, 2023 — 
In the fall of 2021, Stephanie Chesser, assistant professor in the faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, gave her students a unique assignment.

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UM Congratulates Successful 2022 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Program Applicants

December 1, 2022 — 
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Program provides opportunities for professors, instructors and librarians to meaningfully engage in projects that increase knowledge in pedagogy and learning. This year, ten awards of $6K and one major award of $25K were given to fund faculty projects. Learn more about the successful applicants, and how you can take part next year.

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Standing (left to right): Rodrigo Villar, Kaarina Kowalec, Snehil Dua, Stephanie Chesser, Karen Gunderson, Danielle Yaffe, Vimi Mutalik, Dan Henhawk Sitting (left to right): Laura MacDonald (a TLC mentor to one of the graduates), Sarah Cooper, Guo-zhen Zhu

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Teaching and Learning Program celebrates 2022 graduates

October 13, 2022 — 
For newly graduated teachers and instructors beginning their careers, making the transition from learning in a classroom to teaching in front of a classroom can often be a daunting one. While their university studies have prepared them to be an expert in their field, what they may not be totally prepared for is the experience of teaching itself.

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Upgrading the learning experience

July 14, 2022 — 
Since 2014, the University of Manitoba has invested over $50 million in retrofitting older classrooms, upgrading and expanding classroom technology, and equipping teachers with modern tools for providing an inclusive, adaptable learning environment. This investment in transforming the learning experience through technological and environmental innovation plays a critical role in the fulfillment of the strategic pillars of Our Shared Future, the UM’s interim strategic plan.

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Rethinking UM’s approach to experiential learning

June 30, 2022 — 
UM is embarking on even more ways to give learners access to a variety of rich, life-preparing and practical experiential learning experiences inside and out of the classroom, positioning students for success in a changing world

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Land as teacher

June 29, 2022 — 
Land-based education means learning on, about and from the land

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Creating an inclusive syllabus

June 29, 2022 — 
Meeting students where they live by considering equity, diversity and inclusion

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Experiential learning made easy

June 29, 2022 — 
Much of Alexa Hryniuk’s success has been a result of integrating experiential learning, whereby students “learn by doing” and reflect on the experience.

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iClicker to launch grade syncing Monday, July 4, 2022

June 28, 2022 — 
iClicker Roster and Grade Sync allows instructors to easily retrieve the student roster from UM Learn (Brightspace) into iClicker Cloud and sync iClicker polling scores with the UM Learn course's gradebook.

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Teachers celebrated

May 18, 2022 — 
The Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception recognizes the importance of teaching and teachers’ impacts on students’ educational journeys where 20 graduating students select two educators who made an impression on their learning: one from their K-12 years, and one from their time at UM.

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