Pro-D prior to 2014

Teaching and Learning Professional Growth (2014-2016)

  • Festival of Learning (2016).
    • Social Media Profiles: Web Visibility Matters and Web Authorship Incubator. Read my blog post related to these sessions here.
    • Assessing Team Processes in Learning Teams
    • BC-TLN Networking Meeting.
  • BC-Teaching and Learning Network Fall Event. A 1.5 day event during which I attended the following sessions: “Evaluation of Teaching and Learning Centres” (Eric Kristenssen); “Curriculum Myth Busters” (Sarah Bowers and Gina Bennett); “Intercultural Fluency” (Theresa Southam)
  • Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment (completed July 2015). 6-week course for instructors who are teaching and considering moving to a blended teaching and learning environment. Facilitators: Lucas Wright and Joseph Anthony.
  • Case Writing and Editing Workshop. Given that cases will be an important element of the new curriculum in the new undergraduate program in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, I attended this workshop via webinar. Facilitator: Dr. Barry Mason. (March 10, 2015).
  • WordPress and Camtasia for Teaching. I attended various drop-in clinics to help me as I put the course I was teaching (EDST403: Education, Knowledge and Curriculum) into WordPress (November 2014-January 2015).
  • PulsePress Demonstration (October 22, 2014). Presenters: Paul Cubbon (Sauder) and Lucas Wright (CTLT). Organized by Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Midterm Evaluations of Teaching: Challenges and Opportunities (September 18, 2014). Presenters: Various
Teaching- and Learning- Related Professional Development Prior to 2014
  • “Getting Started with Connect” (online workshop, November 2013) [I have also been attending the Connect drop-in sessions offered through the Educational Technology Support Office.]
  • The Flipped Classroom in Higher Education. (January 30, 2013). Presenters: Matt Yeldin, UBC Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Drew Paulin and Paul Cubbon from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
  • POD Conference (Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education). October 24-27th, 2012. Seattle, WA.
  • Facilitating Student Peer Review, Evaluation and Assessment (May 28, 2012). Facilitators: Joanne Fox and Andrea Han
  • All the World’s a Stage: Teachers as Actors (May 30, 2012); Facilitator: Greg Bole
  • Team Based Learning (April 10, 2012; part of the CTLT Course Design Community of Practice). Facilitator: Jim Sibley
  • Course Design Institute (December 12, 14, 16, 2011). Facilitators: Various
  • Facilitating for Faculty Learning (October 27th, 2011; as part of the Fall Universities-Colleges-Institutes Professional Development Meeting, Langara Campus). Facilitator: Janice Johnson
  • Copyrights Considered (March 29, 2010; part of the UBC library graduate workshop)
  • UBC Learning Conference (October 29, 2009)
  • Zotero Workshop (organized by SLAIS and GSS; March 5, 2009)
  • Portfolio Community of Practice (October 2008 – ongoing monthly; 1 hour meetings)
  • The UBC Learning Conference (October 2, 2008. Learning Goals session only)
  • The Right Question at the Right Time (TAG, May 28, 2008). Facilitator: Janice Johnson
  • Storytelling Web 2.0 (February 28, 2008). Facilitator: Alan Levin. Brown-bag session sponsored by UBC Faculty of Land & Food Systems’ Learning Centre.
  • Introduction to WebCT (June 5, 2006/e-Learning Institute)
  • Digital Storytelling (TAG, May 29, 2006)
  • Starting and Ending: Substance and Style (TAG, May 17, 2006)
  • Positive Space Workshop (UBC Positive Space, March 6, 2006)
  • PowerPoint 2003 (TAG, 2005) [full day]
  • An Experiment in Listening (TAG, 2005)
  • Leading Discussions…Effectively (TAG, 2005)
  • Bringing Breath, Voice and Passion to your Teaching (2005) [full-day]
  • Teaching Large Classes (TAG, 2004)

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