The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning February Workshops
Check out the variety of workshops scheduled for February, offered by The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
Experiential Learning Community Consultations
Date and time: Eight sessions available from February 5 – 16.
Experiential learning is recognized as a high-impact practice in postsecondary education with positive impacts on student learning and retention, student engagement, career-readiness and community involvement. In light of these benefits, The University of Manitoba is invested in supporting faculties and instructors with the enhancement and expansion of experiential learning opportunities for students in academic courses and programs. The Office of Experiential Learning is leading these consultations to better understand the experiences of faculty members, instructors and staff involved in the development and delivery of curricular experiential learning opportunities for students. The information collected will be used to create recommendations to enhance existing practices, remove barriers and design effective supports.
All faculty members, instructors, and staff involved in the development and delivery of curricular experiential learning opportunities for students are invited to participate. Participation in these consultations is voluntary. To ensure confidentiality, no potentially identifying information will be reported. Individual responses will not be shared with others. Findings will be reported in aggregated form.
Lunch will be provided at in-person sessions.
Open Educational Resources, Part 1
Date and time: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
The term open educational resources (OER) describes a wide range of materials in teaching and learning that are available for public use with an open license or in the public domain. Examples of OER include full courses, course modules, syllabi, textbooks, lectures, assessments, and datasets. In this workshop, participants will learn why OER are valuable, how to locate them, how to evaluate them using a rubric, and how to adapt and create them. The workshop does not assume prior experience with these topics.
Creating Connections in SoTL: Learning From Colleagues
Date and time: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 10:00 – 11:15 AM
In the Creating Connections in SoTL series, faculty, instructors, and other UM scholars explore foundational topics in SoTL research, discuss ongoing SoTL projects, make interdisciplinary connections, and receive support from colleagues and Centre SoTL Developers. In this online workshop we will hear from a presenter (TBC) from the 2023 Symposium for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This presenter will share lessons learned from conducting and disseminating SoTL research, and answer questions from attendees. We will also provide time for participants to share their SoTL study progress in small groups, discuss challenges, and provide mutual support.
Experiential Learning Community of Practice
Date and time: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Facilitated by The Office of Experiential Learning, the Experiential Learning Community of Practice (CoP) meets online once a month. Each online meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation on a topic related to best practices, trends, and challenges in experiential learning, followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion.
Future-proofing students in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
Researchers and policymakers in various fields are adopting the term VUCA to describe the current state of our world. In this session, we’ll explore some of the skills, competencies, or capabilities that the UM and other post-secondary institutions have identified as highly relevant to any student’s ability to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous future. Join us to learn about the UM’s recently developed competency framework!