The Learning Hub: Issue 56

©Dave Smulders

In this week’s issue…

Scaffolding as a RoadMap: Guiding and Supporting Student Learning

From Faculty Focus, Higher Ed Teaching and Learning | facultyfocus.com

Photo by langll from Pixabay

If there ever was a time to create a flexible structure for student learning and success, the time is now. One of the most empowering and compassionate practices that we can integrate into our classrooms is scaffolding, an instructional strategy that provides students with a framework to guide and support their learning (Wood, Bruner, & Ross, 1976). Scaffolding can offer a weekly structure that supports student growth, creates autonomous learners who are responsible for their own learning, and gives learners more confidence in acquiring new skills. Read More


Four Ideas to Spark Active Learning in an Online Classroom

From Faculty Focus, Higher Ed Teaching and Learning | facultyfocus.com

Active learning can be an intimidating concept for educators.  Many educators have heard the term but struggle to understand the true meaning of active learning and/or integrate active learning strategies within their classroom. As such, it is important to define active learning in simple terms. According to Bonwell and Eisen (1991), active learning is “anything that involves students in doing things and thinking about the things they are doing” (p. 2). Essentially, active learning involves including students in what they are learning, and fostering an environment that encourages them to think on these matters. Student involvement and metacognition, or thinking about thinking, are fundamental to one’s ability to understand active learning. While active learning can be challenging, adding the complexities of remote learning can make it even more tricky to navigate.  Read More


JIBC Library

APA Workshops

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The Library and the Writing Centre are hosting APA noon-hour workshops!

How to Format Your Paper and Cite Your Sources.

Workshops will be on May 27th and June 9th. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. You can join through the following Collaborate link:

https://libguides.jibc.ca/apa

If you have any questions contact library@jibc.ca


Upcoming CTLI Virtual Drop-in Sessions

Come meet us in Collaborate! Bring your Blackboard, Collaborate, Kaltura or other teaching & learning questions!

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 12pm to 1pm

Register for your session here.


Resources

Events

  • Through the Lens: I Am Because You Are vs I Am Because You’re Not (encore)
    June 9, 2021 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Join Lady Dia and Trophy as they continue their conversation on expounding on lived experiences of resilience through creativity and self-governance grounded on the philosophy of Ubuntu. We will examine “glocal” resistance to white supremacy/ capitalism/ patriarchy and talk about the role of narrative in creating characters that play within identity politics, in a context of a society governed by white supremacist ideology. Exploring the ideas of white supremacy as a current Western cultural norm and henceforth looking at antiracism as a form of decolonization and rejection of the forced imposition of Western cultural values.

 

  • Researching for Climate Justice
    Wednesday May 19 | 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
    Join us for this important conversation that will bring together activists, researchers, policy-makers and solution-seekers to surface the challenges and opportunities of taking equity-informed approaches to climate research, solutions and policy development.

 

  • Picture a Scientist
    Thursday May 20 | 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
    PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists.

 

  • Doubling Down- Democracy and Equity in Public Engagement
    Thursday May 20 | 5:00-6:30 pm
    Public participation in democracy is premised on the belief that everyone has the right to be involved in decisions that will affect their life. Accordingly, governments and organizations around the world are increasingly engaging the communities they serve to inform the development of policies, programs and initiatives. However, public engagement initiatives often struggle to draw participants who truly represent the demographic, attitudinal and experiential diversity of the communities that may be impacted by a decision.Many groups of people have faced historic and ongoing marginalization or erasure due to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background, citizenship status, or other identities and lived experiences. These groups are often under-represented in leadership and engagement processes due to overt exclusion and/or systemic physical, social and financial barriers. Even when the public is engaged, their voices may not equally influence action, as differences in power and privilege play out not only in the engagement process, but also in the way final decisions are made. How can democratic engagement move beyond “diversity facades” and truly work with the full breadth and richness of communities to develop policies, programs and initiatives that address the systemic inequities in our societies?

 

  • CCDI Webinar: Religious inclusion, a starting point for the workplace
    Thursday May 27 | 10:00 am- 11:00 am
    With a diverse workforce comes diverse religious practices. This webinar will explore some starting steps to becoming a more religiously inclusive workplace which can engender and stimulate a climate of pluralism.Three Learning Outcomes:

    1. Studies show that religious minorities in Canada are uncomfortable speaking up at work. We will explore the Canadian context around religion, diversity, and the workplace, to understand the costs to organizations and employees as well as the opportunities.
    2. To learn how the Western concept of “religion” distorts the way we see traditions whose heritage is not in the West and how this can create a sense of unwelcome for employees. The implications here go beyond work into our schools and neighbourhoods.
    3. To consider practical steps you can take to move towards religious literacy and religious inclusion in your workplace.

 

For this webinar please use your SFU email address and select SFU under the partners of CCDI

Conferences

  • ETUG Workshop: Bold New Spaces
    We’re excited to share our keynote speaker! Jennifer Wemigwans is Anishnaabekwe (Ojibwe/Potawatomi) and the author of A Digital Bundle. Are you ready to talk about technological and pedagogical solutions during COVID-19 and how these solutions might impact our post-pandemic world?
    May 26-28, 2021

 

Pursue Your Passion for Teaching! The Teaching Professor Conference is the place for educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. It’s an exhilarating three-day event focused on the latest research-based, classroom-tested best practices to enhance your knowledge and drive ever-better outcomes for the students you teach.

Academic Integrity in the Wake of COVID-19: Let’s Learn from Each Other
Thompson Rivers University is pleased to be hosting the 2021 Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity on June 22nd and 23rd.
This year’s conference will be virtual and free for all participants. Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Thomas Lancaster on June 22nd and there will a plenary panel on June 23rd on the topic of contract cheating.
We welcome presentation proposals from staff, faculty, and students on all topics related to Academic Integrity.

 


BCcampus Upcoming Events

Fun FLO Friday: Choose Your Own Adventure
We know that giving students choice fosters engagement and equity, but how much is too much choice? Facilitated byArley Cruthers, you will “Choose Your Own Adventure” and explore student choice, student agency, and how to facilitate meaningful choice without adding to your workload.
May 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

Cooking with H5P: In the Kitchen with Kyle Mackie
We’re back in the kitchen! This month, we will talk with Kyle Mackie about his approach to designing interactive activities. He will also share tips and tricks that he uses in his own H5P cooking. See you there!
May 27, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Register Here

FLO MicroCourse: Design with Liberating Structures
You will learn what liberating structures are and why they can be so powerful for online and face-to-face learning events; design a group activity using a liberating structure; experience a few key liberating structures online; and share ideas and advice on the application of liberating structures in your own context.
June 7, 2021 – June 13, 2021 | Register Here

Q&A with Flower Darby, Author of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes
The BCcampus Book Club has been unpacking this practical and timely book over the past few weeks. The book club members now invite the whole sector to join them for a Q&A session with the author, Flower Darby.
June 8, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Register Here

FLO Friday: UDL in Practice
Little steps in design can make a significant difference for students. Join us to hear and contribute ideas on what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in practice looks like. Your FLO facilitator will be Carolee Clyne, who recently defended her dissertation on modeling UDL for faculty as learners.
June 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register Here

Click here for the list of BlueJeans recordings from #AskBCcampus


CONTACT US

Want some one-on-one help? Have something specific you need assistance with? Reach out to the CTLI team by emailing us at ctli@jibc.ca.


USEFUL LINKS

Facilitating Synchronous Online Learning with Collaborate Webinar

Watch a recording of the workshop here.

Follow along with a copy of the slides.

Suggestions for Synchronous Online Learning (PDF).

 

Pivoting to Online

Faculty Online Readiness Quiz

Instructional Continuity Checklist for Faculty

Watch a Recording of a Collaborate Training Workshop

Instructor Transition Course

Blackboard Help | For Faculty | For Students

Blackboard Training Workshops for LESD/BLES and PBDLES (Recordings):

Workshop 1: Course Template, Announcements, Discussions and Uploading Content

Workshop 2: Assignments & Groups

Workshop 3: Tests & The Basics of the Grade Centre

Workshop 4: Blackboard Grade Center Part 1 – Introduction

Workshop 4: Blackboard Grade Centre  Part 2 – Set up