Centre for Teaching and Learning


Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
September
9/25/2019
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
How can educational support professionals spark social change?
Spaces Remaining: 2
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, E202
9/26/2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Introduction to Indigenous Pedagogies
Spaces Remaining: 13
Topic: Introduction to Indigenous Pedagogies This workshop 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. Series Description: This series is designed for educators with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing. There will be opportunities for members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous pedagogy and learn/share practical tips for implementation in a safe and supportive environment.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, E202
October
10/1/2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Introduction to Indigenous Pedagogies
Spaces Remaining: 16
Topic: Introduction to Indigenous Pedagogies This workshop 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. Series Description: This series is designed for educators with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing. There will be opportunities for members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous pedagogy and learn/share practical tips for implementation in a safe and supportive environment.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, E202
10/3/2019
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Quick Questions, Simple Answers: Logistics of Academic Accommodations and Considerations
Spaces Remaining: 17
Topic: Logistics of Academic Accommodations and Considerations Got a teaching question? Find some answers in an informal hour-long discussion with peers and educational professionals.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
10/16/2019
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Selecting Indigenous Resources for the Classroom
Spaces Remaining: 20
Topic: Selecting Indigenous Resources for the Classroom This workshop 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. Series Description: This series is designed for educators with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing. There will be opportunities for members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous pedagogy and learn/share practical tips for implementation in a safe and supportive environment.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, E202
10/18/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Course Design
Spaces Remaining: 11
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
Kinesiology Building, Room 106
10/24/2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Selecting Indigenous Resources for the Classroom
Spaces Remaining: 18
Topic: Selecting Indigenous Resources for the Classroom This workshop 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. Series Description: This series is designed for educators with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing. There will be opportunities for members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous pedagogy and learn/share practical tips for implementation in a safe and supportive environment.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, E202
10/25/2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Quick Questions, Simple Answers: Teaching Challenges in Large Classes
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Teaching Challenges in Large Classes Got a teaching question? Find some answers in an informal hour-long discussion with peers and educational professionals.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
10/30/2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series
Spaces Remaining: 21
Topic: The risk of recolonizing: Balancing the work of decolonization so that Black, Indigenous, people of colour, mixed peoples are included but not overburdened We’ll discuss the tricky balancing act that those involved in decolonization must play in spaces like Queen’s where white settlers are the majority. How much of the work should be done exclusively by them? How can BIPOCM people be included in a way that doesn’t overextend their limited time and energy? 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, E202
10/30/2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
PUTL Workshop Series: Workshop I: Foundations in Teaching and Learning
Spaces Remaining: 18
Topic: Workshop I: Foundations in Teaching and Learning Your teaching philosophy statement is a core part of your teaching dossier, providing insight into who you are as an educator and how you approach teaching. This workshop will help you develop your teaching philosophy statement and will introduce you to a variety of professional development workshops and opportunities on campus. By taking you through the structure and important components of a teaching philosophy, this workshop will provide you with a space to reflect on your own teaching practice, helping you articulate the unique beliefs, attitudes, and philosophies you bring into the classroom. Series Description: Thinking about applying for faculty jobs in the near future? Need to build a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of workshops that will help you complete the Certificate in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL), which is geared toward developing the elements required for a teaching dossier. Each workshop will lead you through one of the five required modules of the PUTL.
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
November
11/5/2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Quick Questions, Simple Answers: Success with Student Response Systems
Spaces Remaining: 20
Topic: Success with Student Response Systems Got a teaching question? Find some answers in an informal hour-long discussion with peers and educational professionals.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
11/7/2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Co-Existence and Co-Resistance – Becoming an Ally for Indigenous Peoples
Spaces Remaining: 15
Topic: Co-Existence and Co-Resistance – Becoming an Ally for Indigenous Peoples This workshop will focus on what decolonization means and what roles and responsibilities might be involved in this process. We will discuss how identity/power shapes us, and how we can come from a place of understanding to create change. Participants will discuss and explore what it means to become an ally for Indigenous peoples. Series Description: This series is designed for educators with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing. There will be opportunities for members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous pedagogy and learn/share practical tips for implementation in a safe and supportive environment.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, E202
11/12/2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Curricula Series: Co-Existence and Co-Resistance – Becoming an Ally for Indigenous Peoples
Spaces Remaining: 22
Topic: Co-Existence and Co-Resistance – Becoming an Ally for Indigenous Peoples This workshop will focus on what decolonization means and what roles and responsibilities might be involved in this process. We will discuss how identity/power shapes us, and how we can come from a place of understanding to create change. Participants will discuss and explore what it means to become an ally for Indigenous peoples. Series Description: This series is designed for educators with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing. There will be opportunities for members of the Queen’s community to learn about Indigenous pedagogy and learn/share practical tips for implementation in a safe and supportive environment.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, E202
11/14/2019
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Quick Questions, Simple Answers: Troubleshooting and Tweaking your Rubrics
Spaces Remaining: 20
Topic: Troubleshooting and Tweaking your Rubrics Got a teaching question? Find some answers in an informal hour-long discussion with peers and educational professionals.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
11/20/2019
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Conversations: Discussing Decolonization Series
Spaces Remaining: 17
Topic: Decolonizing Math and Sciences Can math and science be decolonized? Let’s discuss some techniques for decolonizing disciplines where it doesn’t seem as easy to do so. Open sharing and discussion of ideas and best practices. 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, E202
11/22/2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Inclusion and Accommodations
Spaces Remaining: 9
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
Kinesiology Building, Room 106
11/27/2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
PUTL Workshop Series: Workshop II: Practical Experience
Spaces Remaining: 26
Topic: Workshop II: Practical Experience This workshop will help you recognize the practical teaching experiences you have gained throughout your graduate career. In this workshop, we will help you identify and demonstrate your practical teaching experience, focusing particularly on how to collect and present feedback. Collecting evidence of teaching experience is an essential component of any successful dossier, and can demonstrate the success with which you put your teaching philosophy into practice. This workshop will provide you with the information necessary to obtain a variety of formal and informal feedback from students, peers, and employers that can be included in a teaching dossier. Series Description: Thinking about applying for faculty jobs in the near future? Need to build a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of workshops that will help you complete the Certificate in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL), which is geared toward developing the elements required for a teaching dossier. Each workshop will lead you through one of the five required modules of the PUTL.
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
December
12/4/2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Quick Questions, Simple Answers: Fostering Productive Working Relationships with Teaching Assistants
Spaces Remaining: 19
Topic: Fostering Productive Working Relationships with Teaching Assistants Got a teaching question? Find some answers in an informal hour-long discussion with peers and educational professionals.
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, F200
January
1/10/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Active Learning
Spaces Remaining: 7
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
Kinesiology Building, Room 106
February
2/7/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Decolonizing the Curriculum
Spaces Remaining: 11
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
Kinesiology Building, Room 106
2/26/2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
PUTL Workshop Series: Workshop III: Educational Leadership
Spaces Remaining: 31
Topic: Workshop III: Educational Leadership This workshop will help you reflect on how you have demonstrated leadership in your various teaching capacities throughout your graduate career. This component is designed to encourage students to consider the different forms educational leadership may take, such as in the role of Head TA or through peer mentorship. In this workshop, we will help you document and articulate formal and informal educational leadership roles related to university teaching and learning, which will be beneficial as you move through the interview process. Series Description: Thinking about applying for faculty jobs in the near future? Need to build a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of workshops that will help you complete the Certificate in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL), which is geared toward developing the elements required for a teaching dossier. Each workshop will lead you through one of the five required modules of the PUTL.
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
March
3/6/2020
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Teaching Matters: Supervising Graduate Students and TAs
Spaces Remaining: 11
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
Kinesiology Building, Room 106
3/25/2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
PUTL Workshop Series: Workshop IV: Scholarship in Teaching and Learning
Spaces Remaining: 31
Topic: Workshop IV: Scholarship in Teaching and Learning This workshop will introduce you to the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), which is the research and investigation of questions and problems concerning university teaching and learning. We will help you in this process by helping you identify an area of interest, barrier, or dilemma in university teaching and learning within your specific academic discipline. The intention of this workshop is to help you in your development of a focused research question based on a specific interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Series Description: Thinking about applying for faculty jobs in the near future? Need to build a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of workshops that will help you complete the Certificate in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL), which is geared toward developing the elements required for a teaching dossier. Each workshop will lead you through one of the five required modules of the PUTL.
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
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: 11
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
Kinesiology Building, Room 106
4/29/2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
PUTL Workshop Series: Workshop V: Accessible Teaching and Learning
Spaces Remaining: 32
Topic: Workshop V: Accessible Teaching and Learning his workshop invites individuals to reflect upon the university’s commitment to accessibility and inclusiveness by encouraging and helping educators recognize, understand, and develop accessible teaching practices. In this workshop you will learn about accessibility, accommodation, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), as well as the impact, benefits, and challenges of implementing these strategies into your teaching practice. We will also provide a space for you to reflect upon how the principles of UDL may be integrated into your classrooms, assignments, and syllabi in a comfortable and peer supportive setting. Series Description: Thinking about applying for faculty jobs in the near future? Need to build a teaching dossier? The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a series of workshops that will help you complete the Certificate in Professional Development in University Teaching and Learning (PUTL), which is geared toward developing the elements required for a teaching dossier. Each workshop will lead you through one of the five required modules of the PUTL.
Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202
May
5/11/2020
9:00 AM to 5/14/2020 4:00 PM
Writing Pedagogy Institute
Spaces Remaining: 60
May 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2020, 9:00 - 12:00pm The Writing Pedagogy Institute offers you the opportunity to infuse writing into your courses using evidence-based practices for writing pedagogy. Over four mornings, participants will explore four topics related to writing instruction and course design. Each morning also includes guest lectures from faculty and staff doing exciting things with writing, and dedicated work time for application of the day’s theoretical content. Afternoons will include two optional activities: the workshop space will be available as a quiet retreat workspace for participants, and CTL staff will be available for individual consultations at the CTL offices. Do I need to attend all the sessions? Participants can choose to register for single mornings or the entire four-day institute. Will I receive documentation that I completed this Institute? Participants who attend all four days will receive a certificate of completion. What do I need to bring with me? Participants should bring a laptop and any necessary course materials.
Ellis Hall, Room 226