• New Graduate Welcome and Orientation 2017

  • Writing Programs

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  • ‘Begin with the End in Mind’

    New beginning screen shotStephen Covey, was best-known for his most popular book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. One chapter of his book, ‘Begin with the End in Mind’, sifts through science and value of goal setting. Creating a personal mission statement that resonates and aligns with your personal values is metaphorically understood as leaning a ladder or your rope alongside the wall or precipice you are ready to climb.  Imagine your surprise at the end of your journey or climb to discover that you’ve arrived at the wrong destination.  Covey was adamant in building self-awareness or practicing active self-reflection to harmonize every step of your journey with your morals, values and ethics.

    As you begin your graduate journey, take time to actively reflect on your destination.

  • Jumping into Grad School

    TEST-EVENTS-IMAGEJump, dive or ‘test the waters’

    Each one of us has an ‘approach strategy’ as we start something new.  Some prefer the wicked run to the end of the dock, limbs akimbo, followed with a wild outburst.  Some may opt for the elegant dive or the ‘watch and wade-in’ approach.  Regardless of how you encounter your unique experience, a new beginning thrusts us into a place of both apprehension and exhilaration.  And, these forces are just what we need to take hold of an experience.

    So, how will you find your way?  What tools do YOU need to thrive along the way?

  • Course Closures: Ending Class with Class

    Course Closures: Ending Class with Class  

    Saturday, March 21
    10:30 am to 11:50 am
    THISTLE 253 e-classroom

    It is just as important to spend time wrapping up your course as it is to introduce it.  Learn how you can plan the last class to review, reflect and celebrate teaching and learning!

    Facilitator: Jill Grose, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

    Registration is required.  Should you be unable to attend please de-register on-line or contact CPI at cpita@brocku.ca.

     

    Participation in this session will earn 1 TA credit towards the completion of a TA Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    For additional information about the TA Certificate programs contact cpita@brocku.ca

     

  • Teaching Dossiers: Telling Your Teaching Story

    Teaching Dossiers: Telling Your Teaching Story

    Saturday, March 21
    9:00 am to 10:20 am
    THISTLE 253 e-classroom

    According to Parker Palmer (2007), “we teach who we are”.  The teaching dossier or portfolio is a collect of artifacts that documents your teaching expertise and growth, but it is also a narrative that contextualizes and connects experiences about teaching.

    Come prepared to join discussion on how you would compile or further develop your own teaching dossier.

    Facilitator: Jill Grose, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

    Registration is required.  Should you be unable to attend please de-register on-line or contact CPI at cpita@brocku.ca.

     

    Participation in this session will earn 1 TA credit towards the completion of a TA Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    For additional information about the TA Certificate programs contact cpita@brocku.ca

     

  • Assessing Student Work: Developing Shared Expectations

    Assessing Student Work: Developing Shared Expectations

    Saturday, March 7
    10:30 am to 11:50 am
    THISTLE 253 e-classroom

    This workshop is designed to enable participants to assess students’ work effectively through a variety of strategies. Considerations to maximize students’ learning will include: explicit assignments, developing grading rubrics, making the subjective objective, and tips for the grading process.

    Facilitator: Professor Nancy Francis, Department of Kinesiology

    Registration is required.  Should you be unable to attend please de-register on-line or contact CPI at cpita@brocku.ca.

     

    Participation in this session will earn 1 TA credit towards the completion of a TA Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    For additional information about the TA Certificate programs contact cpita@brocku.ca

     

  • Nuts & Bolts of Reflective Practice

    Nuts & Bolts of Reflective Practice

    Saturday, March 7
    9:00 am to 10:20 am
    THISTLE 253 e-classroom

    Ever wonder what “reflective practice” and “reflective thinking” are all about?  More often than not, teaching assistants and students are asked to reflect, or encourage others to reflect, but are at a loss for where and how to begin.  This workshop will provide an overview of reflection, reflective thinking and reflective practice and offer some simple strategies for reflection that are easy to implement in the classroom.

    Facilitator: Professor Tim O’Connell, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

     

    Registration is required.  Should you be unable to attend please de-register on-line or contact CPI at cpita@brocku.ca.

    Participation in this session will earn 1 TA credit towards the completion of a TA Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

     

    For additional information about the TA Certificate programs contact cpita@brocku.ca

     

  • Mind Mapping

    Mind Mapping

    Saturday Feb. 28
    10:30 am to 11:50 am
    THISTLE 253 e-classroom

    In this session, Prof. Biktimirov will introduce Mind Mapping – a powerful visual tool for non-linear representations of ideas and their relationships. By using colours, images, and key words, mind maps engage both sides of human brain and increase its learning potential. Prof. Biktimirov has published a book chapter and a journal article on using mind mapping for teaching, and has conducted numerous presentations on this topic. Join us to learn how you can use mind mapping for teaching and learning.

    Facilitator: Professor Ernest Bikitimirov, Department of Finance, Goodman School of Business

    Registration is required.  Should you be unable to attend please de-register on-line or contact CPI at cpita@brocku.ca.

     

    Participation in this session will earn 1 TA credit towards the completion of a TA Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    For additional information about the TA Certificate programs contact cpita@brocku.ca

     

  • Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy

    Saturday, Feb. 28
    9:00 am to 10:20 am

    THISTLE 253 e-classroom

    Teaching dossiers or portfolios often begin with a statement of teaching philosophy that describes what the teacher believes and values about teaching and learning.  In this session we will discuss the purpose of teaching philosophy statements and begin to draft an outline for a philosophy statement that can guide our teaching practice.

    Facilitator: Lianne Fisher, Centre for Pedagogical Innovation

    Registration is required.  Should you be unable to attend please de-register on-line or contact CPI at cpita@brocku.ca.

    Participation in this session will earn 1 TA credit towards the completion of a TA Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

    For additional information about the TA Certificate programs contact cpita@brocku.ca