PD activities

Portfolios

Portfolio

My career as an educational developer began when I was hired for a 4-month contract to work on a teaching portfolio initiative at the University of British Columbia’s teaching and learning centre. That project started my interest in portfolios. And though that initiative wrapped up a long time ago, my interest in portfolios has remained alive.

Below are some workshops/webinars I have participated in related to portfolios.

Portfolios

    • Academic Branding: Improving Your Visibility, Network, and Career Opportunities. (February 25, 2015. Webinar offered by Academic Coaching and Writing).
    • WordPress training (ongoing since 2009)
    • ePortfolios for Learning and Assessment web conference (Dr. Trent Batson and Dr.Helen Chen, September 28, 2008)
    • Developing and Evaluating Teaching Portfolios web Conference (Dr. Amy Goodburn, October 26, 2007)
    • Opportunities for Reflection and Community-Building Using Emerging Technologies Presentation by Helen Chen, Stanford University; Friday, March 3, 2006; 1.5 hours)
    • Creating Electronic Portfolios using iWebfolio 3.0 (September, 2005)
    • e-Portfolios at UBC (Full-day conference, UBC Robson Square, November, 2004)

 

 

 

 

My professional development activities

The following is a list of (many of the) events I have participated in to further my own professional development as it relates to teaching and learning in higher education. Updated November 2012.

 Teaching and Learning Professional Growth

  • POD Conference (Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education). Seattle, Washington. October 24-27th, 2012.
  • 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 (2004)

Instructional Skills Workshops

As part of my involvement with the ISW network, I have participated in various professional development activities

  • ISW Joint Professional Development Day (October 22, 2012)
  • ISW Joint Professional Development Day (December 3, 2008)
  • ISW Joint Professional Development Day (February 25, 2008) Nicola Simmons
  • ISW Joint Professional Development Day (May 17, 2007) Jennifer Jasper and I co-organized this day…many wonderful people facilitated sessions.
  • Workplace Fairy Tales: An exploration (May 2, 2007) Glynnis Boultbee
  • ISW Joint Professional Development Day (December 5, 2006)
  • ISW Fall Institute (Bowen Island, November 24-25, 2006)
  • ISW Facilitator Joint Professional Development day (May 18, 2005) Theme: Beginning and Endings
  • Bowen Island Retreat session for new facilitators (Fall, 2005)
  • ISW Facilitator Joint Professional Development day (full day, December 2005)
  • Facilitator Development Workshop (5 days, June 2004)
  • Instructional Skills Workshop (3 days, April, 2004)

Portfolios

  • WordPress training (2009)
  • Responding to Your Teaching Evaluations: Helping Yourself and Your Students (Dr. Gary Poole, November 17, 2008)
  • Developing and Evaluating Teaching Portfolios web Conference (Dr. Amy Goodburn, October 26, 2007)
  • ePortfolios for Learning and Assessment web conference (Dr. Trent Batson and Dr.Helen Chen, September 28, 2008)
  • Opportunities for Reflection and Community-Building Using Emerging Technologies Presentation by Helen Chen, Stanford University; Friday, March 3, 2006; 1.5 hours)
  • Creating Electronic Portfolios using iWebfolio 3.0 (September, 2005)
  • e-Portfolios at UBC (Full-day conference, UBC Robson Square, November, 2004)

Other Professional Development

  • Habits of Highly Effective Writers. October 29, 2012. Facilitated by Dr. Helen Sword from the University of Auckland.
  • UCIPD 2012 Fall meeting (October 31 pm and November 1). Meeting of the Universities, Colleges, Institutes Professional Development. Chairs: Janice Johnson and Nancy Sly. I gave a short presentation on the “Evaluating the Impact of Educational Development” to the group.
  • Centre for Health Education Scholarship Celebration of Scholarship Day. October 2, 2012. Vancouver, BC.
  • From Academic Researcher to Commercial Writer (Workshop offered as part of the Graduate Pathways to Success Program. Facilitator Simon Clews. Wednesday, October 19, 2011)
  • MITACS Step Project Management Workshop (Wednesday, February 16, 2011)

The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Surviving and Succeeding as an Early Career Faculty Member: Findings From an International Study. Presentation by Kathryn Sutherland, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • How does one change a university? Presentation by Torgny Roxa, University of Lund, Sweden. (November 18, 2008)
  • Learning with the Literature. Session with Margot Parkes, Post-Doctoral Fellow with the UBC Department of Health Care and Epidemiology (October 24, 2007, 1 hour)
  • Engaging Students Outside of Class as a Tool for Enhanced Learning. Presentation by Dan Bernstein, University of Kansas (November 22, 2006)
  • The Plight of First-Year Students: “Causes and Consequences”. Presentation by Ray Perry, University of Manitoba (October 3, 2006)
  • Linking Discipline-based Research and Teaching to Benefit Student Learning. Presentation by Mick Healey, University of Gloucestershire, UK (May 8, 2006)
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Academic Careers. Presentation by Mary Taylor Huber, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Friday, March 10, 2006)