Summer Institute Events

The 2019 Summer Institute will take place from August 19-29 and September 4-6 on the UBC Vancouver campus. Please see below for a detailed schedule and to register for sessions.
Schedule of Events (PDF)

Navigating Your Role as an Instructor

Monday, August 19 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

At this welcome session, you will learn about how the CTLT may support your teaching and learning needs, discuss UBC’s teaching and learning related strategic priorities, and hear about what your fellow faculty members consider to be the main challenges and enablers for their teaching at UBC. You will also have the opportunity to develop a plan for the upcoming semester!
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Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL): A Teacher’s Perspective

Monday, August 19 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Accessibility has become a central aspect of education in Canada. Join this workshop to explore UDL principles, examine its impact on teacher and learners’ experiences, and reflect on how you may be able to integrate aspects of UDL into your own teaching context.
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Framing Conversations with Distressed Students

Monday, August 19 | 2 – 4 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

This session introduces a developmental advising framework that can be applied when having supportive conversations with students who are struggling or in distress. The training includes helpful approaches to making effective referrals, up-to-date information about campus resources and considerations for self-care and setting boundaries so you can best support students in a range of advising situations.
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Writing Effective Learning Objectives and Course Outcomes

Tuesday, August 20 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

In this interactive workshop, we will explore course goals and learning objectives including: what they are, how to create them, and their relationship to learning activities, evaluation, and assessment practices. You will have the opportunity to work individually and in small groups to develop or refine course goals and learning objectives for courses that you may be teaching in the coming year. In this interactive workshop, we will explore course goals and learning objectives including: what they are, how to create them, and their relationship to learning activities, evaluation, and assessment practices. You will have the opportunity to work individually and in small groups to develop or refine course goals and learning objectives for courses that you may be teaching in the coming year.
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Can I Use This? Exploring Copyright & Working with Open Educational Resources

Tuesday, August 20 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Are you interested in learning how to find reusable materials for your teaching? This session is intended to address common questions concerning copyright and the use of open educational resources (OER) for teaching and learning.
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Teaching with Data and Computation Using Jupyter Notebooks

Tuesday, August 20 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Leonard S. Klinck (LSK) Room 121

Jupyter notebook is a web application for interactive computing and is the industry standard for reproducible data science. Come find out how to create data-enabled teaching resources with Jupyter notebooks and how to deploy them easily in your courses!
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Effective Lesson Planning

Wednesday, August 21 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

This session aims to increase proficiency with the lesson planning process. We will discuss a variety of lesson planning frameworks that can be employed in a number of educational contexts and practice applying frameworks to develop lesson plans!
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Education for Connection and Purpose: Exploring the Values, Principles and Models of Community Engaged Learning

Wednesday, August 21 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Join us to learn about Community Engaged Learning, an experiential learning pedagogy where students have an opportunity to apply their academic earning within or in close collaboration with a community context, emphasizing mutual benefit, civic engagement and all parties sharing in the teaching and learning process!
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Promoting Wellbeing for Ourselves and Our Students

Wednesday, August 21 | 2 – 3:30 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Join this lively discussion symposium to explore how to promote wellbeing for all involved in teaching and learning. We will engage in three short roundtable discussions on related topics before we dive in deeper in a facilitated discussion as a large group. The moderators at each roundtable will help set the context and provide ideas/information to shape and enrich the dialogue.
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Writing a Learner-Centered/Inclusive Syllabus

Thursday, August 22 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

In this session, we explore the characteristics and benefits of a learner-centered syllabus. Your syllabus is an important document that introduces the course and you to the students, as well as communicates 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!
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Developing Classroom Guidelines: Thoughtful and Critical Approaches

Thursday, August 22 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

This workshop expands on the student panel session, “Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning: Student Perspectives,” held during the 2019 Celebrate Learning Week, to explore careful and critical considerations required for effective and meaningful development and implementation of classroom guidelines.
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Working with TAs to Support Inclusive Teaching

Thursday, August 22 | 2 – 4 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

This session explores how instructors can work with Teaching Assistant (TAs) to support inclusive teaching efforts in classrooms, tutorials and labs. Join the conversation to explore how instructors can set up their TAs for success when it comes to EDI topics, and collaborate with them to create more inclusive learning environments.
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Assessment Strategies

Friday, August 23 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Join us to explore ways to integrate assessment practices in your classes that support student learning. We will explore the concepts of assessment for, or and as learning and strategies and approaches to include these in your teaching practice.
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Student Peer Assessment Tools at UBC: Exploring Current Opportunities and Constraints

Friday, August 23 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

If you are keen to implement student peer assessment but are uncertain about the technology choices available—or would like to provide feedback on those you have used—please join us at this session.
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Immersive Learning: Challenges and Opportunities of 360-degree Video for Educational Media

Friday, August 23 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Use of immersive media in medical education has been the focus of a recent collaboration between UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and UBC Studios. Come learn about our process in producing a series of 360-degree educational videos designed to provide health care students with immersive and emotionally engaging simulated experiences in challenging clinical scenarios.
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Teaching as a Scholarly Activity: Getting Started with Research in the Classroom

Friday, August 23 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Join this session to hear fellow faculty members’ learning and processes on conducting SoTL. The panelists will discuss helpful approaches for identifying workable questions, strategies for implementation and evaluation, as well as strategies for disseminating their work.
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UBC Studios Tour and Info Session

Friday, August 23 | 2 – 4 p.m. | UBC Studios

This hands-on studio tour will introduce you to the educational media support services available at UBC Studios for all UBC faculty and staff.
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Working Effectively Together: TA-Instructor Working Relationships – Saving Everyone’s Time! (For TAs)

Tuesday, August 27 | 1 – 3:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Attention, TAs! Join us to explore the various needs and expectations that structure the TA-Instructor relationship and develop effective communication strategies, with goals to help you to build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with!
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Working Effectively Together: TA-Instructor Working Relationships – Saving Everyone’s Time! (For Instructors)

Tuesday, August 27 | 1 – 3:30 p.m. | IKBLC Room 156

As instructors, there are several things we can do to ensure that our TAs work effectively and efficiently. Join us to 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 Learning Analytics for Instructors

Wednesday, August 28 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Instructors strive to create effective learning spaces and opportunities where students engage with course content, participate in course activities, connect with their peers, and are invested in learning. Using course data to evaluate and improve learning is a key aspect of Learning Analytics and can be a useful evidence-based tool for helping instructors succeed in their teaching goals.
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Green Folder and Early Alert Orientation

Thursday, August 29 | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Everyone plays an important role in supporting student mental health and wellbeing. This session is an introduction to the Green Folder and the Early Alert program.
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Creating Effective Rubrics to Help Students Learn and Save You Time

Wednesday, September 4 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Well-developed rubrics can help instructors communicate their expectations to students. Students may learn important skills to reflect on their own learning and monitor their progress. Join us for a rich conversation around how to maximize the utility of rubrics in your teaching context!
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Offering Effective Feedback

Wednesday, September 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Oral and written feedback are closely interrelated and provide opportunities for you to identify learners’ strengths and to give clear and constructive advice on which areas need improvement. Join this interactive workshop to explore and practice how to support your students’ learning and development through effective feedback!
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The Professional Juggle: How to Manage Time, Work and Life

Wednesday, September 4 | 2 – 3 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

It can feel impossible sometimes to meet our responsibilities and commitments, both professional and personal, without sacrificing something important. Join this session to hone your time management skills and regain control of your day to day life!
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Expand Your Repertoire of Questioning Techniques to Improve Student Learning

Thursday, September 5 | 9 – 11 a.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

In this session, we will explore the use of questions in teaching and learning. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the value of questions and strategies you can implement in your teaching. This session is suitable for educators in all disciplines at any stage of their teaching career.
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Preparing for and Leading Effective Discussions

Thursday, September 5 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Discussions can be effective to engage students to share and generate knowledge. Come to this experiential session to explore how to prepare for and lead effective discussions, as well as navigate common challenges or barriers to generating rich discussions.
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Teaching Large Classes

Thursday, September 5 | 2 – 4 p.m. | IKBLC Seminar Room (Room 2.22)

Teaching large classes can be intimidating, but it is often a necessity. While boring monotone lectures exist, lecturing can be an effective teaching strategy! Join us if you’d like to be more engaging when teaching large classes!
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“Never Have I Ever”: The Pedagogy Edition with CTLT Faculty Associates

Friday, September 6 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

“Never have I ever” participated in an interdisciplinary pedagogical workshop structured in this beloved truth game! Join six CTLT Faculty Associates in a lively discussion of specific challenges and strategies in teaching at UBC.
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Creating Inclusive Science Classrooms: Student Voices

Friday, September 6 | 2 – 4 p.m. | IKBLC Chilcotin Room (Room 256)

Come find out Science undergraduate students’ recommendations for creating supportive, inclusive and equitable classroom environments and participate in a lively discussion on how these recommendations can be practically implemented within your own course context.
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