Summer Institute Events

Schedule of Events

For a full listing of events, download the Summer Institute program.

Developing Course Goals and Learning Objectives

9:00 am – 10:30 am
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

As you design or redesign your course, have you considered what you intend your students should take away from your course? What they should be able to know/do/feel by the end? Have you considered how these larger goals can be broken down into smaller objectives that can be addressed within each class of the course?If you are interested in exploring these questions and in developing or refining your course goals and learning objectives, we invite you to join this workshop.
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New Faculty TLEF Orientation

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Do you have an idea for a teaching and learning enhancement project and require additional resources? New faculty are invited to attend this orientation session to learn about the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), created in 1991 to enrich UBC students’ learning experience. In this session, you will receive information about the TLEF criteria and application process, including tips on writing your proposal, developing your budget, and designing evaluation strategies.
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Using Active Learning

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this session, drawing from both Experiential Learning Theory and Transformative Learning Theory, we will explore how to incorporate active learning in your teaching that connects students in your classes to the discipline they are learning. You will leave with a few concrete approaches to use to help engage your learners as novice disciplinary practitioners, and a more general understanding of active learning you can use to transform your approach to lesson design.
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First Year Education & Experience Forum

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Lillooet Room 301

As a follow up to the successful launch of the First Year Experience Science Education Symposium, we invite all Faculty to participate in this campus-wide forum.  As the first steps in creating a First Year Experience Community of Practice, faculty members who teach first year students in any discipline are invited to come together to make connections with other instructors and with staff who support the first year experience through the University’s orientation and transition programs.
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Best Practices of Using Light-Board to Create Educational Videos

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
University Services Building, UBC Studios- Main Studio – Room 0110

Dr. Matthew Yedlin is a professor from Electrical Engineering that has pushed the boundaries and redefined learning in a university. In this session, you will learn about the Lightboard, how it works, and unique ways to use this tool in order to present your information in clear and engaging ways that encourages student learning. 
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Developing a Learning-Centered Syllabus

9:00 am – 10:30 am
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students. It also sets forth your responsibilities and those of your students. Though templates exist for syllabus creation, there are many choices and a multitude of subtleties to consider when designing this document. In this session, we explore the characteristics and benefits of a learning-centered syllabus.
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Approaching Teaching as a Scholarly Activity

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this interactive panel, faculty members who participate in the SoTL Seed program will share their tips and experiences from researching their own teaching practices. For more information about the program, see http://isotl.ctlt.ubc.ca/sotl-seed-fund/.
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UBC Studios Hands-On Tour

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
University Services Building, UBC Studios- Main Studio – Room 0110

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff. The Open House will begin with a short presentation / Q&A session. Our staff will then guide you through a hands-on tour of the services at the Studio.
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Sharing and Rethinking Approaches to Assessment

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

In this interactive session, we will explore why and how we assess learning and discuss various approaches and frameworks of assessment. We will dig deeper into aspects of assessment and consider how principles of Universal Design for Learning create a more inclusive space for students to express their knowledge. Our discussions will challenge us to rethink assessment to improve teaching and learning environments.
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Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication Roundtable Symposium

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Writing Across the Curriculum+ (WAC+) is back with its second installment of the Best Practices in Teaching Science Communication roundtable symposium.  Educators engage participants in short presentations around effective and innovating teaching methods being used at UBC.   Participants cycle between tables and sample a range of teaching practices.  Take away new ideas for your courses, expand your UBC network in teaching and learning, and gain new perspectives from your colleagues.  This symposium will include teaching and learning using podcasting, peer-review, wikis, infographics, and more.
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These events are part of our Focus on New Faculty. Click here to see all New Faculty events and here to see the New Faculty Agenda.

Teaching and Learning Technologies Panel

8:30 am – 9:45 am
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

This panel session provides a unique opportunity for new faculty to become acquainted with the latest learning technology innovations available to the UBC community. Four panelists will discuss how they have integrated aspects of UBC’s learning technology ecosystem into their teaching practice and the impact these technologies had on their students learning outcomes.
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Game-Based Learning Hackathon

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Henry Angus Room DL009 (UBC Sauder Learning Labs)

The Michael Smith Labs is pleased to announce a session of our popular Game-Based Learning Hackathons but this time for University educators. Here, by introducing you to an open sourced card game (http://phylogame.org), you will be guided throughout the day in the pursuit of designing your own analog game (card or board) that will highlight your chosen learning objectives.  Along the way, you’ll immerse yourself in game-based learning and hackathon principles. 
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Learner-Centred Course Design

10:00 am – 11:15 am
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

This session will focus on the principles of learner-centredness, and explore the impacts of applying concepts of learner-centred course design in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to the backwards-design approach and have the opportunity both individually and collaboratively to consider new strategies and techniques to enhance student learning. Participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring a laptop to engage in some hands-on exercises.
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Navigating Classroom Climate

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

The university classroom is often the first place students engage in critical discussions with others from diverse backgrounds on socially and politically sensitive issues. It provides a unique opportunity for exploration, growth and critical thinking. However, these exchanges do not always result in productive learning experiences for everyone.
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Considering Digital Literacies

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Students are increasingly makers, collaborators and contributors in the digital knowledge economy.  The skills, competencies and decisions required in this context extend beyond knowing “how” to use a particular tool or approach to “why?” and “when?” and even how to engage with communities where rules, practices and culture may be unfamiliar.  Join us for a discussion (and examples) of how meaningful learning opportunities and teamwork can facilitate the development of such digital literacies.
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Can I Use This? Exploring Copyright and Open Educational Resources

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

This session will focus on the pragmatic elements of reuse, the essentials of copyright, and the basics of working with open educational resources that are licensed to allow revision and reuse.
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Emerging Media Lab Orientation (includes demos of VR/AR/MR applications)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Neville Scarfe Building, room 100

This 90-minute orientation introduces the available tools and resources at the Emerging Media Lab, including an overview of the current virtual and augmented reality projects, how you can get involved, and hands-on demo of the tools. Tools that will be introduced includes the Microsoft Hololens, HTC Vive and other VR/AR equipment.
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TA-Instructor Working Relationships (for TA’s)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
IKBLC, Chilcotin Room 256

In this session we will explore the various needs and expectations (including the TA contract) that structure the TA-Instructor relationship, develop effective communication strategies, including feedback and building professional interpersonal skills, all with the aim of helping you to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with.
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Working with TA’s Effectively: Saving Everyone’s Time! (For Faculty)

10:00 am – 12:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room (2.22)

Effective Teaching Assistants (TA) can save you time and headache, which allows you to focus on your ‘teaching’; furthermore, they play a significant role in students’ learning. As instructors, there are several things we can do to ensure that our TAs work effectively and efficiently. This requires our support and guidance. In this session, we will explore what instructors and students expect from their TAs, key elements of the TA contract, and how we can enhance the teaching and learning experiences of our TAs.
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Introduction to Designing Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

What is inclusive design and why do you think we should care about inclusive learning and teaching? In this interactive session we will explore teaching approaches that address the needs of our learners, considering the full range of their diversity with respect to culture, ability, gender, language and other forms of difference. We will also discuss strategies that contribute to an overall inclusive learning environment in which students feel equally valued and have equal opportunities to learn. Participants will have an opportunity to work in groups to apply these strategies into their own context and make their courses more inclusive.
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One-on-One Consultations – Session 1

9:30 am – 10:30 am
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Would you like to review your course syllabus, your assessment or active learning strategies, or simply chat about your course with an educational consultant. Book an 1-hour one-on-one consultation with one of educational consultants at CTLT to solidify your thoughts, ideas, and implementations.
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One-on-One Consultations – Session 2

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Would you like to review your course syllabus, your assessment or active learning strategies, or simply chat about your course with an educational consultant. Book an 1-hour one-on-one consultation with one of educational consultants at CTLT to solidify your thoughts, ideas, and implementations.
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One-on-One Consultations – Session 3

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room 2.22

Would you like to review your course syllabus, your assessment or active learning strategies, or simply chat about your course with an educational consultant. Book an 1-hour one-on-one consultation with one of educational consultants at CTLT to solidify your thoughts, ideas, and implementations.
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One-on-One Consultations – Session 4

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
IKBLC, Seminar Room

Would you like to review your course syllabus, your assessment or active learning strategies, or simply chat about your course with an educational consultant. Book an 1-hour one-on-one consultation with one of educational consultants at CTLT to solidify your thoughts, ideas, and implementations.
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