Centre for Teaching and Learning


Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
July
7/24/2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series
Spaces Remaining: 16
Topic: Self-location: How do your identities impact your teaching and learning interactions? Outcomes As a result of participating in this series, individuals will: • recognize and question their own knowledge and assumptions around decolonization • apply colleagues’ ideas on decolonization to their own teaching practice • actively participate in the decolonization of academia generally and Queen’s specifically Description Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to monthly brown bag lunches to discuss the implications of decolonization for teaching and learning. Facilitators from the CTL will guide discussion, but all participants will contribute to the direction of each meeting and the direction of the program as a whole.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
August
8/15/2019
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
CTL Summer Reading Group
Spaces Remaining: 16
Summer is almost here! For some people that means it’s time to head to the library to pick up some beach or cottage reads; for others it means it’s time to head to the Centre for Teaching and Learning to pick up…teaching and learning reads! The CTL has recently expanded its library, and to celebrate we’re launching a summer reading group. The premise is simple: stop by the CTL to browse the collection. Pick a book you’re interested in, sign it out for the summer, and tell us the name of the book when you register online. Read at your leisure, then come to the CTL on Thursday, August 15 from 2:30-4:00pm for an informal discussion sharing what you’ve learned.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
8/21/2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series
Spaces Remaining: 15
Topic: Welcoming students into decolonization on the syllabus and at the first class Outcomes As a result of participating in this series, individuals will: • recognize and question their own knowledge and assumptions around decolonization • apply colleagues’ ideas on decolonization to their own teaching practice • actively participate in the decolonization of academia generally and Queen’s specifically Description Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to monthly brown bag lunches to discuss the implications of decolonization for teaching and learning. Facilitators from the CTL will guide discussion, but all participants will contribute to the direction of each meeting and the direction of the program as a whole.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
8/28/2019
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Enhancing student writing in your discipline
Spaces Remaining: 20
Description: In this workshop, participants will receive an introduction to several evidence-based strategies for integrating writing into any classroom regardless of discipline. Participants will evaluate each strategy in terms of its potential for enhancing student learning in their own disciplines and learn how to include writing tasks in and out of the classroom in a meaningful, purposeful, and time-efficient way. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: • brainstorm assignment genres that match what they want students to learn in a course • explain strategies for making assignment expectations clear for students and graders • revise their feedback practices on writing assignments to be more effective for students and instructors • identify ways of using peer review in their courses • describe strategies for incorporating informal writing into in-class or online instruction • identify areas for further professional development and avenues for doing so
Kingston Hall, Room 104
September
9/6/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: From Teaching to Learning and How People Learn
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: From teaching to learning and how people learn Get to know your new colleagues, explore the differences between a teaching-centered and a learning-centered approach to instruction, and learn more about how the science of learning can be applied in a variety of teaching environments. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
9/20/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Giving Feedback, Giving Grades
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Giving Feedback, Giving Grades Explore the purposes and variety of feedback and assessment types, uncover your own reasons for assigning the work you do, and discuss the practicalities of grading at Queen’s. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
9/25/2019
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
How can educational support professionals spark social change?
Spaces Remaining: 7
Description: Educational support professionals have been characterized in research literature as both powerful and powerless. How can we leverage our liminal positions to spark social justice change across borders within and beyond our institutions? This workshop will use the theory and practice of decolonization in Canadian higher education as a specific example to inform participants’ explorations of their roles as educational support professionals in fostering social justice change within their institutions. 90-minute workshop outline: The importance of self-situation in social change The specific example of decolonization in Canadian higher education Strategies for sparking change among faculty, students, administration Conclusion and self-critique: Is this really making a difference, and for whom? Outcomes: After completing this session, participants will be able to: • explain some of the history and current issues around decolonization in Canadian higher education • describe several strategies for supporting instructors, students, and administrators towards social change • evaluate aspects of their own positionality, strengths and shortcomings in terms of supporting social change
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
October
10/18/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Course Design
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Course Design Learn methods for designing your own course from start to finish (or finish to start), including principles of backwards design, learning outcomes, and constructive alignment. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
November
11/22/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Inclusion and Accommodations
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Inclusion and Accommodations Expand your conceptions of inclusion, equity, and accommodation and learn practical strategies for handling accommodations and extenuating circumstances requests Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
January
1/10/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Active Learning
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Active Learning Explore the principles behind active learning (sometimes known as engaged or participatory learning), grow your repertoire of techniques, and visit some of the active learning classrooms on campus. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
February
2/7/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Decolonizing the Curriculum
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Decolonizing the Curriculum What does “decolonizing the curriculum” mean and what impact could it have on your day-to-day teaching and learning at Queen’s? Facilitators will provide a short overview of decolonization and lead activities to help participants find their voice in this critical conversation. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
March
3/6/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Supervising Graduate Students and TAs
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Supervising Graduate Students and TAs Discover effective pedagogical strategies for supervising teaching assistants and graduate students writing a dissertation or thesis. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice
April
4/17/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Conclusions and Next Steps; Goal Setting and Teaching Philosophy Statements
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Conclusions and Next Steps; Goal Setting and Teaching Philosophy Statements Celebrate the successes and commiserate over the challenges of a year at Queen’s, capture your learning in a teaching philosophy statement, and set goals for the years to come. Lunch will be provided Program Overview: This program will provide new and pre-tenure faculty with the opportunity to learn about timely and practical approaches for enhancing their teaching, while building their campus-wide network in an informal setting. Roundtable facilitated discussions on a range of topics in teaching and learning will combine evidence-based research with first-hand experience from participants and CTL staff. Participants in this program will: • apply evidence-based strategies for teaching to their own courses and classrooms (both face-to-face and online) • develop a network of faculty, staff, and educational support professionals across campus • convert Queen’s University’s institutional priorities for teaching and learning into manageable components of their own teaching practice