The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning January workshops
Check out the variety of workshops scheduled for January, offered by The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
Planning Your SoTL Study
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
In this workshop, participants will begin outlining a SoTL study. Building on an existing idea, participants will develop research questions and utilize quantitative and qualitative research methods to outline a plan for data collection and analysis. We will also work collaboratively to develop solutions to possible SoTL challenges and identify critical SoTL resources. To get the most out of this workshop participants should come with a developed SoTL research question in mind.
Applying trauma-informed teaching practices online synchronous courses
Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
This introductory panel will discuss trauma-informed teaching and how to apply the basic concepts in your online teaching.
Decolonizing Classrooms Part 2: Unpacking and Overcoming Barriers to Decolonizing Processes
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
The Decolonizing Classroom series aims to give participants the context and tools necessary to meaningfully engage with decolonizing processes as they relate to education. “Unpacking and Overcoming Barriers to Engagement and Decolonizing Processes” explores the barriers that exist for teachers and students, which prevent them from enacting decolonizing processes in educational contexts. Part two of this workshop series discusses the barriers that prevent teachers from engaging fully in decolonizing classrooms and creates a space for the discussion of strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Experiential Learning Community of Practice – January
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
Facilitated by The Office of Experiential Learning, the Experiential Learning Community of Practice meets online once a month. An Experiential Learning Townhall is organized once every academic term for CoP members who would like the opportunity to meet in-person.
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.
January: Why experiential learning now?
Enhancing and expanding experiential learning (EL) opportunities for students has become a priority for the UM and many other post-secondary institutions in Canada and abroad. However, EL has been around for a long time both in theory and practice. So, why has EL suddenly become the topic of the hour?
At this initial meeting of the EL CoP, we’ll explore the reasons that make experiential learning an appropriate response to the challenges facing postsecondary education today, and share updates about the UM’s upcoming Experiential Learning Framework for faculty and instructors.