Centre for Teaching and Learning


Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
September
9/28/2021
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
How Do We Talk About Colonial Violence in the Classroom?
Spaces Remaining: 4
Leading up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th), this session will consider the responsibilities of non-Indigenous instructors, and strategies for talking about colonial violence in the classroom. Centering Dr. Shaista Patel’s 2021 article “Talking complicity, breathing coloniality: Interrogating settler-centric pedagogy of teaching about white settler colonialism” in the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, we will talk about ways to interrupt the reproduction of harm and settler apathy.
Virtual - Zoom
9/30/2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
TRC & Me: What Educators can do to Respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action
Spaces Remaining: 38
In this webinar, we will explore the TRC's Call to Action that pertain to education, and how we as educators can work to create changes that will address these calls in meaningful ways. We will explore ways of learning and sharing the truth about Indigenous histories so that the path to reconciliation can be embarked upon with, and along side, Indigenous peoples and communities.
Virtual - Zoom
October
10/4/2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learning Environments that Foster Student Wellbeing: A Conversation
Spaces Remaining: 34
This conversational session will dedicate time to think about, share, and reflect on your teaching practices that support students to be well. Participants are asked to watch this 2-minute video prior to the session and begin reflecting on the question: How do you foster a learning environment that promotes student well-being? In our session, we will consider together small practices that may be easy to implement but have big potential to positively foster students’ (and your own) wellness through learning.
Virtual - Zoom
10/5/2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
TA 101: Leveraging onQ and Educational Technologies in your Role as a TA
Spaces Remaining: 6
Wait, onQ can do what?! Using technology as part of our teaching can be overwhelming, however finding the right tools can lead to fun and engaging opportunities for you and your students. There are hundreds of different options when it comes to using different technology tools. This session will focus on some of the tools available in onQ that you might use in your role as a TA, as well as other technology options to integrate into your teaching.
Virtual - Zoom
10/6/2021
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Advanced onQ Lunch and Learn Series: Release Conditions
Spaces Remaining: 44
Learn how to add release conditions to content or activities in onQ to create a custom learning path. When you attach a release condition to an item, users cannot see that item until they meet the associated condition. For example, you could attach a release condition to the second topic in your course’s content area that would hide that topic until users viewed the topic before it. Or you could create a condition that required users to view a content topic before gaining access to a quiz, or one that required them to post to a discussion topic before they could see a content module.
Virtual - Zoom
10/6/2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Identifying Challenges in Writing Across Borders Workshop Series: Critical Thinking
Spaces Remaining: 28
Critical thinking is highly valued at Queen’s University. In many disciplines, it is considered the basics for academic writing. Coming from diverse cultural, educational, and linguistic backgrounds, international students often experience obstacles practicing critical thinking in written assignments, thus are regarded as unable to think critically. Contrary to this stereotype, this workshop explores why international students tend to project seemingly weaker critical thinking in English academic writing through a cultural perspective. Series Description This workshop series is designed to help educators explore cultural influence in academic writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity which are topics international students identified as the most challenging in their studies. Within each session, participants will reflect on critical questions with regard to respective topic, identify teaching strategies to help students overcome associated challenges, and attend a panel Q&A component for further questions, resources, and conversations.
Virtual - Zoom
10/7/2021
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Foundational Series: Accommodations and Extenuating Circumstances: Understanding the Process, Supporting Students, and Self-Care
Spaces Remaining: 45
Instructors play a key role in the accommodations process and in offering accessible teaching and learning spaces. In this session, we will explore the differences between accessibility, accommodations, and extenuating circumstances, and how instructors can best support students. We will also talk about roles and responsibilities of faculty & students, as well as considerations for providing accessible education. Series Description This workshop series invites Queen’s teaching community to explore and develop their teaching practices through a variety of topics. Providing the building blocks for inclusive and effective teaching, these workshops include theoretical grounding and practical strategies.
Virtual - Zoom
10/12/2021
to 10/15/2021
Course Design Express Bootcamp
Spaces Remaining: 36
October 12 - 15 Planning your Winter course? Take some time over the Fall break to work on your course plans through Course Design Express. Work at your own pace to engage in short, quick dip activities or take a deeper dive on elements of your course planning – learning outcomes, assessments, and teaching & learning activities, fostering community, and designing your syllabus. The Fall Break Edition includes guided access to onQ modules, as well as opportunity for online synchronous community conversations and one-on-one consultations.
Online - onQ
10/19/2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Curriculum Commons: Setting the Tone: Strategies for Preparing an Effective Self-Study
Spaces Remaining: 50
The self-study report is a unique kind of document. It will integrate a wide range of information and perspectives on your program to set the tone of your review. Kick off your CPR with a panel of experts, drawn from support units across campus, who are not only intimately familiar with what content comprises an effective self-study, but who additionally offers strategies and approaches for effective framing and tone.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
10/20/2021
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
New Faculty Orientation: DROP-IN: Creating inclusive and collaborative teaching and learning spaces with your TA
Spaces Remaining: 47
New faculty members are invited to drop-in and ask any question they might have about curriculum development, CTL support and services, OnQ, working with teaching assistants, anti-racist and inclusive pedagogies etc. In this session, we will focus on best practices in collaborating with your teaching team (TA/grader), including clarifying expectations, creating collaborative rubrics, effective tutorials, active learning etc. Time will be allotted to answer questions.
10/21/2021
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Identifying Challenges in Writing Across Borders Workshop Series: Academic Integrity
Spaces Remaining: 33
While Queen’s University is becoming more culturally diverse, this trend has given rise to concerns about academic integrity as students from diverse cultural, educational, and linguistic backgrounds seem to be at high risk of committing plagiarism. Contrary to the portrait that depicts international students as persistent plagiarizers, this workshop intends to delve into why plagiarism seems to pose a problem for international students in English academic writing through a cultural perspective. Series Description This workshop series is designed to help educators explore cultural influence in academic writing, critical thinking, and academic integrity which are topics international students identified as the most challenging in their studies. Within each session, participants will reflect on critical questions with regard to respective topic, identify teaching strategies to help students overcome associated challenges, and attend a panel Q&A component for further questions, resources, and conversations.
Virtual - Zoom
10/27/2021
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Foundations of Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Foundations of Indigenous Pedagogies
Spaces Remaining: 45
This webinar will provide an introduction to Indigenous pedagogies, and ways of knowing. It will provide an open forum for discussion on striking a balance between Western and Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning while offering participants a chance to gather practical ideas for implementation in the classroom environment.
Virtual - Zoom
November
11/3/2021
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Advanced onQ Lunch and Learn Series: Intelligent Agents
Spaces Remaining: 46
Learn how to use the Intelligent Agents tool to contact your students based on course activity criteria that you define. For example, you can set up an Intelligent Agent that will email all students who scored less than a 60% on a practice quiz and invite them to an online office hour before the next test.
Virtual - Zoom
11/9/2021
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Culturally Responsive Practice: Exploring Best Practices to Support International Students
Spaces Remaining: 47
Coming from different cultural, educational, and linguistic backgrounds, international students are encountered with severe challenges learning at Queen’s . In this workshop, participants will work together to explore the anticipated challenges faced by international students and identify best practice that help enhance the students’ academic experience and success. Session Description Queen’s University is becoming more culturally diverse with the continuous internationalization of student population on campus. As culture and education are intrinsically intertwined, responding to a culturally diverse student population requires educators to become cognizant of the different approaches to knowledge students bring to class together with their unique learning challenges. This workshop series is designed to help educators explore teaching strategies that effectively respond to students’ cultural references in both face-to-face and online settings. In the workshops, participants will reflect on own teaching experience and work together to identify strategies they would like to incorporate to enhance an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.
Virtual - Zoom
11/10/2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Curriculum Commons: Articulating the Successes of your Academic Program
Spaces Remaining: 50
By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to take stock of successes, opportunities, and aspirations as you look back on what has been accomplished and where you’re headed into the future. For those preparing the CPR self-study, this session directly address Sections 1 and 3.1 of the self-study template.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/17/2021
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Foundational Series: Responding to Racial Microaggressions in the Classroom
Spaces Remaining: 45
Racial micro-aggressions are just as likely to occur outside the classroom as they are to occur inside the classroom. In line with the university’s commitment to anti-racism and inclusion, this session aims to explore what micro-aggressions are, and how they operate in the classroom. Participants will co-develop strategies to effectively respond to racial micro-aggressions to facilitate inclusive and safer learning environments for all students. Series Description This workshop series invites Queen’s teaching community to explore and develop their teaching practices through a variety of topics. Providing the building blocks for inclusive and effective teaching, these workshops include theoretical grounding and practical strategies.
Virtual - Zoom
11/18/2021
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
TA 101: Data Science: Collecting and Interpreting Feedback on your Teaching
Spaces Remaining: 27
Teaching is not an exact science! It often involves lots of flexibility and adapting to the emerging needs of our students. Collecting feedback on your teaching can help you gather information on what worked well, what students might benefit from in the future, and provide opportunities for you to reflect on the teaching experience. As a TA or TF it can be challenging to determine how and when to collect feedback, interpret negative student feedback, as well as ensuring the feedback is meaningful to your own development as a teacher. This session will introduce ways to collect feedback from your students, peers, and others.
Virtual - Zoom
11/23/2021
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Foundations of Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Selecting Indigenous Resources for the Classroom
Spaces Remaining: 44
This webinar will focus on how to highlight and introduce Indigenous issues and resources in your course. Participants will gain insight into resource selection, developing and setting the tone with your syllabi, and sourcing and inviting guest speakers.
Virtual - Zoom
11/24/2021
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Curriculum Commons: How is your Program Addressing Goals for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Decolonization Now and Into the Future?
Spaces Remaining: 50
Consult with an expert panel on goals for equity, diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, and Indigenization with your faculty, staff, and/or students. By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to identify recent, ongoing, and future-planned EDII-focused actions in their Faculties and programs. Panelists include: • Vanessa Yzaguirre, Equity Advisor, Equity Services; • Lindsay Brant, Educational Developer, Indigenous Ways of Knowing; • Yunyi Chen, Educational Developer, Program and Curriculum Globalization; and • Yasmine Djerbal, Educational Developer, Anti-Racism and Inclusion For those preparing the CPR self-study, this session directly address Sections 3.3 of the self-study template.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/25/2021
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Culturally Responsive Practice: Supporting International Students in Online Teaching and Learning Environments
Spaces Remaining: 48
An online teaching and learning context may be challenging to many students at Queen’s, particularly to the ones who come from diverse cultural, educational, and linguistic backgrounds. In this workshop, participants will work together to explore the unique challenges faced by international students in an online course and identify teaching strategies that help the students overcome the anticipated challenges. Session Description Queen’s University is becoming more culturally diverse with the continuous internationalization of student population on campus. As culture and education are intrinsically intertwined, responding to a culturally diverse student population requires educators to become cognizant of the different approaches to knowledge students bring to class together with their unique learning challenges. This workshop series is designed to help educators explore teaching strategies that effectively respond to students’ cultural references in both face-to-face and online settings. In the workshops, participants will reflect on own teaching experience and work together to identify strategies they would like to incorporate to enhance an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.
Virtual - Zoom
December
12/1/2021
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Foundations of Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Decolonization and Indigenization: Finding our Way Along the Path
Spaces Remaining: 47
This webinar will talk about how Decolonization and Indigenization can be defined in a variety of contexts and frames of reference, and then bring us to a common understanding of the thoughts and feelings behind each. As both Indigenous peoples and Settlers, this conversational style workshop will allow us to find the ways in which we can collectively and individually work towards becoming more connected so we may build strong and healthy co-existences within the places and spaces we share. We will both teach and share with one another as we work towards achieving respectful, reciprocal, and mutually beneficial changes in our own relationships, and look forward to creating lasting and impactful institutional changes towards meaningful reconciliation.
Virtual - Zoom
12/7/2021
8:30 AM to 12/8/2021 4:30 PM
CPR Retreat: Advancing on Academic Alignments
Spaces Remaining: 100
Cyclical review teams are invited to join this December CPR retreat as a group. The retreat will be participatory and hands-on, enabling groups to make advancements on Section 4 of their self-study: Program Academic Alignments. By the end of the retreat, groups will be able to: • Articulate a revised set of program learning outcomes and align them to degree level expectations • Describe how the teaching and learning activities align with and demonstrate achievement of the Program-level learning outcomes • Describe how the methods of assessment align with and demonstrate achievement of the program learning outcomes The work resulting from the retreat will be draft and in need of further community input. Participating groups will leave the retreat with clarity on how to garner this input from a range of stakeholders, including faculty instructors, students, staff, and alumni, where appropriate. The Ideal Graduate: Articulating Program Learning Outcomes December Retreat, Day 1 morning Highlighting Connections between Program Learning Outcomes and Course-Based Learning December Retreat, Day 1 afternoon Capturing Teaching, Learning, and Assessments across the Academic Program December Retreat, Day 2 morning Program Consultations December Retreat, Day 2 afternoon
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
12/7/2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
TA 101: Building a TA Community of Practice - Coming Together on Campus!
Spaces Remaining: 22
No matter your level of teaching experience, join us for an interactive community building event to share your experiences as a TA, challenges, innovative ideas for the classroom, and excitement of transitioning back to on-campus teaching. This social event is an opportunity to network and meet other TAs on campus.
12/8/2021
12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Advanced onQ Lunch and Learn Series: Course Awards
Spaces Remaining: 46
onQ Awards are a great way to give students instant feedback and to reward them for the work they do in your week/module/course. The tool lets you set up and issue badges and certificates. Any Award you create can either be released manually by yourself, or alternatively, you can attach release conditions to the Award to help issue it automatically once the student has fulfilled the release condition.
Virtual - Zoom