Centre for Teaching and Learning


Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
November
11/2/2020
to 11/6/2020
Course Design Express
Spaces Remaining: 34
Inspired by our signature Course Design@Queen’s Institute, Course Design Express is an abridged program designed to fast track your course planning efforts. Participants will apply principles of backward design, constructive alignment, and universal design for learning to develop or re-design of one of their courses. Principles of course design will be used to inform all instructional and assessment decision-making. Each cohort will kick off on a Monday, at which point participants will receive access to an onQ site. Here, participants will work through a series of five flexible blocks. Each block takes about one hour to complete. Participants are encouraged to work through all five blocks across the week, ending their work by the Friday.
Online - onQ
11/3/2020
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Teaching Sensitive Topics to Students Learning Remotely
Spaces Remaining: 10
Teaching sensitive topics is challenging at the best of times, but remote learning may present new concerns. With students all over the world and in a range of learning environments, questions emerge around government surveillance and legal ramifications for students and instructors, student ability to engage in content and assessments, appropriate student wellness supports, and more. Revisit best practices for teaching sensitive topics and enhance your ability to consider your students’ remote learning needs alongside course objectives through this webinar featuring a variety of perspectives from across campus.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/10/2020
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Info Session: Winter 2021 Grad Course on Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed (SGS 902)
Spaces Remaining: 2
Come learn more about SGS 902 - a grad course on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education being offered this Winter, fully online. Learn how the course will foster your professional development as an instructor while providing you with flexibility and connection for meaningful learning during COVID.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/11/2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Remote Teaching Q&A Series: Collecting and Interpreting Feedback on Your Teaching
Spaces Remaining: 48
These Q&As provide an opportunity for informal conversations on a range of topics to help you with preparations and implementation of remote teaching in the fall. Come with your questions, then connect with educational developers and colleagues for problem-solving and support.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/18/2020
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Remote Teaching Q&A Series: Communications with Students
Spaces Remaining: 18
These Q&As provide an opportunity for informal conversations on a range of topics to help you with preparations and implementation of remote teaching in the fall. Come with your questions, then connect with educational developers and colleagues for problem-solving and support.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/20/2020
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Inclusion and Accommodations
Spaces Remaining: 36
Expand your conceptions of inclusion, equity, and accommodation, and learn practical strategies for handling accommodations and extenuating circumstances requests. Outcomes for faculty: -identify and modify areas of one’s own teaching according to principles of inclusivity and accommodation/Universal Design for Learning -describe the implications these principles have for your own teaching and your own students’ learning
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/25/2020 12:00 PM
Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series
Spaces Remaining: 96
Topic: Sharing Strategies: Developing a Foundations Course in Business with Kate Rowbotham Kate Rowbotham, assistant professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Organizational Behaviour in the Smith School of Business, will share her experiences developing a course on the foundations of Indigenous histories and realities for undergraduate business students. This session is sure to appeal both to those in business-related subjects, and those who are considering foundations courses in their own disciplines. Series 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. The Microsoft Teams link will be sent in the reminder email 2 days prior to the event.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
11/25/2020
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Remote Teaching Q&A Series: Instructional Strategies
Spaces Remaining: 47
These Q&As provide an opportunity for informal conversations on a range of topics to help you with preparations and implementation of remote teaching in the fall. Come with your questions, then connect with educational developers and colleagues for problem-solving and support.
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
January
1/15/2021
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Active Learning
Spaces Remaining: 36
Explore the principles behind active learning (sometimes known as engaged or participatory learning), expand your repertoire of techniques, and visit some of the active learning classrooms on campus. Outcomes for faculty: describe the benefits of active learning for you and your students evaluate and select appropriate active learning techniques for your teaching context explain why you would choose a particular active learning strategy for a particular learning task
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
February
2/5/2021
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Decolonizing the Curriculum
Spaces Remaining: 37
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. Outcomes for faculty: articulate your position and level of learning in terms of decolonizing the curriculum describe your own understanding of teaching and learning in relation to a particular Indigenous understanding of teaching and learning presented in the session
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
March
3/5/2021
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Supervising Graduate Students; Student Mental Health
Spaces Remaining: 36
Discover effective pedagogical strategies for supervising graduate students writing a dissertation or thesis. Outcomes for faculty: apply strategies for graduate supervision to one’s own supervisory experiences identify resources for supporting student mental health
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
April
4/16/2021
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Conclusions and Next Steps
Spaces Remaining: 36
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. Outcomes for faculty: celebrate the successes of a year at Queen’s evaluate the previous year of teaching and learning and set goals for the future articulate the beginnings of a teaching philosophy statement or revise an existing teaching philosophy statement
Virtual - Microsoft Teams