Thursday, February 08, 2007

Upcoming LIDC Events ~ February, 2007

Below, please find the Learning and Instructional Development Centre’s schedule of events for February. We are trying to minimize the number of postings to email lists, so please keep this email if you are interested in any of these sessions, and please accept our apologies if you receive multiple postings.

All registration is done online using the links for each event.


Upcoming LIDC Events ~ February, 2007 (and a bit beyond)
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*PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENTS/CALL FOR PROPOSALS*
9th Annual Symposium on Innovative Teaching
Wednesday & Thursday, May 23 & 24, 2007 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Halpern Centre & MBC | Burnaby | No charge
Call for Proposals submission deadline is March 15, 2007
Join educators from SFU and elsewhere as we explore the challenges and rewards associated with the innovative use of pedagogical approaches and learning technologies in mathematics and science education. This year's Symposium will focus on strategies, tools, lessons and examples, and critical perspectives on quantitative reasoning, and beyond "Q". Relevant themes include: exploring Q as a form of critical, analytical thinking to demonstrate that Q is more than numeracy and calculations; overcoming Q anxiety; interdisciplinary Q courses, and course design to incorporate math, stats, and logic in traditionally non-Q courses; and, Q support mechanisms. Symposium web site coming soon to www.sfu.ca/symposium2007

22nd Annual Fall Semester TA/TM Day--The Teaching Orientation Program
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=121
Friday, September 7, 2007 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Halpern Centre & MBC | Burnaby | No charge
Call for Proposals submission deadline is April 18, 2007
The Learning and Instructional Development Centre and the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies invite experienced teaching assistants and tutor markers to apply to lead workshops at the Fall TA/TM Day. This orientation day is intended for new and veteran TAs and TMs. Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of experience, references, and relevance and usefulness of workshop proposals to the intended audience. The online application form will be available shortly.



*SKILLS FOR TEACHING*
Speaking to be heard: Developing effective voice & communication skills
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=139
4 Tuesdays: February 20 - March 13, 2007 | 1:30 - 4:00 pm
SFU Burnaby | No charge
Eager to explore or expand your vocal skills? Looking for a supportive atmosphere where you can build and strengthen your voice over a four-week period? The Learning and Instructional Development Centre is proud to present this comprehensive series on the fundamentals of voice and presentation work for SFU instructors.

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=120
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, April 23, 24, & 25, 2007 | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Room TBA | Burnaby | $125 for TAs; $200 for sessional/lab instructors & staff; $250 for faculty; $350 for others
Registration deadline is March 15, 2007
Widely recognized as a forum for peer-based instructional development, this workshop is designed to strengthen instructors' skills through intensive, yet practical exercises in learning-centred teaching. A unique and rewarding experience, the ISW not only builds skills and confidence, but also enables participants to learn from, and foster partnerships with colleagues from other disciplines. Participants successfully completing the 3-day program will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be applied as credit to the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. If this workshop fills up, a second workshop may be held Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, April 26, 27, & 28, 2007.



*DIALOGUE EDUCATION*
Teaching and Learning Readers' Group (II)
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=123
Thursday, February 22, 2007 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Halpern Centre Room 114 | Burnaby | No charge
Join Elizabeth Wallace, a program director with the LIDC, for coffee, croissants, and a lively discussion about about Learning to listen, learning to teach: The power of dialogue in educating adults (Vella 2002). Jane Vella, the author of the book and founder of Global Learning Partners, Inc., will be participating in the discussion electronically. Register by February 8th and we'll send you a free copy of the book.



*WRITING-INTENSIVE LEARNING*
Faculty workshop series: Preparing writing-intensive courses
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=142
3 Thursdays: February 22 - March 6, 2007 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm
SFU Burnaby | No charge
Interested in rethinking your course(s) and adjusting them to meet the W-requirements? Do you want to learn more about writing-intensive learning? This workshop series offers an introductory orientation to writing-intensive learning and provides a background for revising an existing course, or creating a new course. Resources include SFU examples and instructional materials from across the disciplines.



*EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY*
Online discussion: Loading and showing your content in WebCT
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=124
Beginning Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Online | No charge
Loading and organizing content in WebCT can start out simply, and quickly become complicated. It is tempting to start loading files immediately, but consider what file types your students will be able to read, and consider how much information you want to provide. We will discuss planning and organizational strategies such creating a folder structure and using naming conventions for files and folders. How can you prepare content for online reading? We’ll discuss chunking material, use of headers, and methods of displaying content, such as using content modules to organize files for student view and to provide a global view of the course.

WebCT drop-in
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=128
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Education Building (EDB) Room 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
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https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=129
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
SUR 3300 | Surrey | No charge
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https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=130
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 | 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Education Building (EDB) Room 7512 | Burnaby | No charge
This drop-in session is an opportunity to ask specific questions about your use of WebCT. Some possible questions or topics are: converting PowerPoint and Word files for use in WebCT, using the Gradebook, navigating the Discussions forum, loading files into WebCT, and deciding which WebCT tools to use.

WebCT quick start
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=134
Thursday, February 8, 2007 | 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
MCF PC Lab - AQ 3148.2 | Burnaby | No charge
Would you like to add online components to your course? Attend this hands-on workshop if you are already comfortable with computing and the online environment and would like to begin using WebCT CE6. You will have the opportunity to experience WebCT from the point of view of a student and will then take on the role of course "designer" and learn how to create a basic WebCT course.

WebCT quick start for TAs/TMs
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=135
Thursday, February 15, 2007 | 1:30 - 4:20 pm
MCF PC Lab - AQ 3148.1 | Burnaby | No charge
Does your course supervisor use WebCT? This hands-on workshop is designed for teaching assistants and tutor markers who are comfortable with computing and the online environment and need to begin using WebCT CE6. You will have the opportunity to experience WebCT from the point of view of a student, a course designer, and will then take on the role of course teaching assistant within WebCT.

Online discussion: Entering and releasing grades in WebCT
https://webserver.lidc.sfu.ca/tep/spring-07/progdesc.php?c_id=125
Beginning Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Online | No charge
This is a favourite tool for many students and faculty members. Find out how to automatically add quizzes and assignments, add your own columns to help manage student grades, add grades over a period of time, and how to release grades to students when you've finished marking.


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For more information, or assistance with registration, please contact any of the LIDC's program coordinators:

Kathy Borneman tel: 604-268-6696; email: kbornema@sfu.ca
Andrea Hankinson tel: 604-268-6570; email: andrea@sfu.ca
Christine Kurbis tel: 604-291-5529; email: kurbis@sfu.ca

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