Workshop Calendar

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning Office offer and host workshops and information sessions. All UPEI staff and faculty are welcome to attend any sessions that they would wish to attend. Invitations to these events are also sent out through Campus Notices

If you would like to request or propose a workshop topic, please fill out our workshop request form.

 

November 2017

November 21 - Workshop - How People Learn - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
With the increase in quality and quantity of brain sciences research over the last few years, what of it can be usefully applied to teaching? This workshop aims to summarize that research on learning and memory and provide instructors with tips for integration into their teaching. A repeat of the November 6 workshop. REGISTER
 
November 22 - Workshop - Maximizing Student Learning - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Learning is an action that only the student can own and control. As an instructor, what can be done to help a student maximize his/her learning capabilities? In this workshop, instructors will learn about three key skills that contribute to more efficient and effective learning. Those skills are how to take notes, how to read for learning, and how to study effectively. REGISTER
 
November 23 - "Simulations in Student Learning Roadshow" - Dr. Anna MacLeod from Dalhousie
 2pm-3:30pm - Irving Chemistry Centre (ICC), Room 104
In June 2017, Dalhousie University hosted the Simulations & Student Learning Symposium. This event brought three internationally renowned experts to Halifax for an intensive workshop on expanding and enriching simulation-based learning. Now our interdisciplinary team of researchers and instructors are travelling across Atlantic Canada to continue this conversation and help instructors effectively design, execute and evaluate simulations. All faculty members and graduate students interested in using simulation-based learning in their teaching are welcome to attend this event.
 
Dr. Anna MacLeod, Associate Professor and Director of Education Research, Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, is a medical educator who uses case-based learning to deliver undergraduate curriculum, which involves students working collaboratively to explore a clinical scenario that simulates real-life medical practice. Anna developed the guidelines and case writing template that are used throughout the undergraduate medical education program.
 
November 28 - Workshop - Maximizing Student Learning - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Learning is an action that only the student can own and control. As an instructor, what can be done to help a student maximize his/her learning capabilities? In this workshop, instructors will learn about three key skills that contribute to more efficient and effective learning. Those skills are how to take notes, how to read for learning, and how to study effectively. A repeat of the November 22 workshop. REGISTER
 
November 29 - Lunch and Learn - Why I Don't Do Learning Outcomes (But It's OK If You Do) - Shannon Murray
12:30pm-1:30pm - Main Building - Faculty Lounge
Many universities -- and indeed whole provinces -- have moved to requirements for Learning Outcomes, either for individual courses or for whole programs. These outcomes are to be "SMART": specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound, and there is good literature on the sort of language that forms strong and not-so-strong outcome statements. A conversation about learning outcomes -- or objectives or goals -- is certainly helpful for both instructors and students. Instructors are forced to think carefully about what they expect and how assessment aligns with what really matters in the course; and students aren't forced to guess what those expectations are and can, ideally, assess their own progress.  And yet I will not draft outcomes for (most of ) my courses. Come for a chat about what's great about learning outcomes: and why some of us might have good reasons to politely decline.
 
November 30 - Workshop - Feedback & Rubrics as Communication Elements for Student Assessment - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
As an instructor, you’ve set up a syllabus that clearly explains your expectations for where students will end up. Then you set them on the journey to that destination. However, some will get off track along the way. The information you provide, how you provide it and when you provide it will be key to getting them back on the right path or in keeping them on the right path. In this workshop instructors will learn strategies for the use of feedback and rubrics that they can use to accompany student assessments.  A repeat of the November 9 workshop. REGISTER
 

December 2017

December 5 - Workshop - Final Grade Entry - Jason Hogan
10am-12pm - LINC Computer Lab in Robertson Library
A guide for the new system of submitting final grades to the Registrar's Office. Whether you track grades on your own, use the Moodle Gradebook, or use a spreadsheet like Excel, this workshop will take you through the steps to submit your grades. If you're interested in attending please register using the Final Grade Entry registration form

December 19 - Workshop - Final Grade Entry - Jason Hogan
10am-12pm - LINC Computer Lab in Robertson Library
A guide for the new system of submitting final grades to the Registrar's Office. Whether you track grades on your own, use the Moodle Gradebook, or use a spreadsheet like Excel, this workshop will take you through the steps to submit your grades. If you're interested in attending please register using the Final Grade Entry registration form.

 

January 2018

January 8 to February 7 - Workshop - Reflective Learning in Teaching: A 30 Day Challenge - Joel MacDonald
12pm-1pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Reflection is the mediator between knowledge and experience and is a vital skill for instructional professionals in order to continuously improve their teaching. Does becoming a more reflective practitioner sound like a good New Year’s resolution? If so, then this workshop will be a great way to ensure that that resolution becomes a habit. Participants will learn about reflection and will be provided with exercises to practice reflection daily over a 30 day period. This is a socially collaborative learning experience as participants will share between them their thoughts on their progress in becoming a more reflective practitioner. This workshop consists of two face-to-face sessions (January 8 and February 7) with the remainder of events, occurring between those sessions, online. REGISTER

January 15 - Workshop - H5P Drag and Drop - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Our latest version of Moodle now allows you to create drag and drop interactions. These can be created as part of a quiz or as their own stand alone activity. Instructors are invited to attend a workshop on how to create a basic Drag and Drop interaction. REGISTER

January 16 - Lunch and Learn - Debbie MacLellan: "Examining the Helicopter Professor Label"
12pm-1pm - Faculty Lounge in Main Building

January 18 - Workshop - H5P Drag and Drop - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Our latest version of Moodle now allows you to create drag and drop interactions. These can be created as part of a quiz or as their own stand alone activity. Instructors are invited to attend a workshop on how to create a basic Drag and Drop interaction. A repeat of the January 15 workshop. REGISTER

January 23 - Workshop - Encouraging Student Participation - Joel MacDonald
10:30am-11:30am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Besides a test how else can I tell if students are grasping the concepts? How can I make the shift from lecturer to facilitator in order to promote more class discussion?  What kind of questions should I ask or activities should I set up to stimulate more student engagement? How do I get students to take an active role in their learning?  This last question sums up the aim of this workshop. Instructors do the teaching. Students do the learning. If the two are to mesh successfully then students must take, and be encouraged to take, a more active role in their learning. Come learn how to do your part in making that happen. REGISTER

January 24 - Workshop - Design a Mid-Semester Student Feedback Survey - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester near half over, these are great questions to ask your students since there's still time to make minor changes that could have a major impact on overall student learning outcomes. In this workshop you will learn what kinds of questions to ask to help you get the feedback you need from your students. You will also learn how to create a quick online survey for your questions that will make data collection and analysis easy. REGISTER

January 29 - Workshop - Design a Mid-Semester Student Feedback Survey - Joel MacDonald
10am-11am - Rm 265, Robertson Library
How is my course going and how am I doing? With the semester near half over, these are great questions to ask your students since there's still time to make minor changes that could have a major impact on overall student learning outcomes. In this workshop you will learn what kinds of questions to ask to help you get the feedback you need from your students. You will also learn how to create a quick online survey for your questions that will make data collection and analysis easy. A repeat of the January 24 workshop. REGISTER

January 31 - Lunch and Learn - A Presentation from Student Affairs
12pm-1pm - Faculty Lounge in Main Building 

 

February 2018

February 1 - Workshop - Encouraging Student Participation - Joel MacDonald
1pm-2pm - Rm 265, Robertson Library
Besides a test how else can I tell if students are grasping the concepts? How can I make the shift from lecturer to facilitator in order to promote more class discussion?  What kind of questions should I ask or activities should I set up to stimulate more student engagement? How do I get students to take an active role in their learning?  This last question sums up the aim of this workshop. Instructors do the teaching. Students do the learning. If the two are to mesh successfully then students must take, and be encouraged to take, a more active role in their learning. Come learn how to do your part in making that happen. A repeat of the January 23 workshop. REGISTER

 

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