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Strategies for Student Engagement

Discover strategies to improve engagement in your classroom and support student success.

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Date: Friday November 24, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
Location: ERC 1058
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Bridgette Atkins and Matthew Stranach

*This workshop will also be delivered online via Adobe Connect in January.

Description:

This workshop provides instructors with the opportunity to explore and discuss a wide range of strategies to help enhance student engagement in face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online settings.

Learning Objectives:

This workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of principles of active learning.
  • Describe what engaged learning looks like within their specific setting or context.
  • Create a plan for a redesigned lesson or module which incorporates principles of active learning.

Requirements:

Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca

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Date: Friday January 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Matthew Stranach and Jeanette Oliveira

*This session will also be delivered in person on the North Oshawa location in February.

Description:

This workshop provides instructors with an introduction to the features, functionality, and possible use for a number of learning technologies used at UOIT including, but not limited to, Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Google Applications (i.e., UOIT.net), and others.

To access your session, please follow the instructions in the tip sheet available here.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Upload content to Blackboard.
  • Run a basic meeting in Adobe Connect.
  • Create and share a Google Drive folder and Google document.

Requirements:

  • Access to the Internet.
  • We recommend you use a headset for the break out sessions.
  • Free digital text: Teaching in a Digital Age (Bates, 2015) https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/
  • Complete the pre-session learning activity which will be provided via email.

Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca

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Date: Friday January 5, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Adobe Connect
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Matthew Stranach

*This session will also be delivered in-person on the North Oshawa location in February.

Description:

This workshop provides TAs with a wide variety of strategies with respect to teaching. Regular teaching assistant duties range from guiding students through laboratory experiments to leading discussions in a tutorial session to providing one-on-one guidance during office hours. This workshop describes typical tutorial, lab and office hour settings and provides tips for TAing as effectively as possible in each.

To access your session, please follow the instructions in the tip sheet available here.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe good practices to follow when teaching labs and tutorials specific to one’s own context or setting.

Requirements:

  • Access to the Internet.
  • We recommend you use a headset for the break out sessions.

Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca

Register Now

Date: Friday January 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Location: Online
Cost: Free
Facilitator(s): Matthew Stranach and Jeanette Oliveira

*This session will also be delivered in person on the North Oshawa location in February.

Description:

This workshop provides instructors with an introduction to the features, functionality, and possible use for a number of learning technologies used at UOIT including, but not limited to, Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Google Applications (i.e., UOIT.net), and others.

To access your session, please follow the instructions in the tip sheet available here.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Upload content to Blackboard.
  • Run a basic meeting in Adobe Connect.
  • Create and share a Google Drive folder and Google document.

Requirements:

  • Access to the Internet.
  • We recommend you use a headset for the break out sessions.
  • Free digital text: Teaching in a Digital Age (Bates, 2015) https://opentextbc.ca/teachinginadigitalage/
  • Complete the pre-session learning activity which will be provided via email.

Contact:

For questions, please email teachingandlearning@uoit.ca

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