Professional Learning Opportunities in BC for Faculty this Summer

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There are a number of professional learning opportunities from my Teaching + Learning Centre colleagues throughout BC for Summer 2017.
There’s still time to register for these events by following the links below. Have a great summer!

EducationByDesign - ETUG 2017

Spring ETUG workshop at UBC Okanagan. June 1, 2017 – June 2, 2017

We invite you to join us at the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) “Education by Design: ETUG Spring Jam!”, co-hosted with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UBC Okanagan, in beautiful Kelowna, B.C. This year, we’re bringing participants together to share innovative approaches and processes used in designing for education and to work on real-world, wicked design problems, challenges, and opportunities. The two-day event, held June 1st & 2nd, 2017, will feature brainstorming and problem-solving sessions, as well as, more intensive focused creating sessions such as sprints and hackathons. Here is a peek at a the schedule and session descriptions (as of May 15th).

Registration at

Regular Rate $250 + taxes
Includes  all sessions, 2 breakfasts,  2 lunches, refreshment breaks and the Thursday evening social.
Registration is open until May 31 2017 6:00PM or until the event is sold out.

Visit for info and updates on the event



Registration for KPU’s 1st Teaching, Learning, Scholarship & Research Symposium is now open! Join us June 7 to 9 at KPU Surrey and other venues. Educators and scholars from institutions are welcomed. Perhaps of interest at ECUAD, we have Alex Usher as our keynote to speak about Polytechnic Education in Canada and engage us in dialogue.

There is no cost to attend, though seats are limited, so please register early.
The registration deadline is 5 p.m. June 1
and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will also be used to determine our catering needs.


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Pressbooks Training Webinars – Level 1 + 2, July 11 – online
Pressbooks is an open source, online authoring and publishing platform used by BCcampus and post-secondary institutions in B.C. and beyond to create and adapt open textbooks. It can also be used to create guides for university departments and research initiatives as well as for creating student publications from courses.

If you would like to learn how to use or expand your knowledge of Pressbooks, the following webinars are now open for registration.

  • Pressbooks, Introduction. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10-11am, Pacific time
  • Pressbooks, Intermediate 1: How to import and export files. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11:30am-12:30pm, Pacific time

These webinars are free, but registration is required as space is limited.

Registration at


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Digital Pedagogy Lab/Institute Vancouver, July 28-30, 2017

Digital Pedagogy Lab Vancouver is a three-day institute that explores the role and application of digital technology in teaching. Three tracks offer intensive peer-driven learning with and discussion of open education, new media, and critical digital pedagogy.
Open to teachers, students, librarians, and technologists at all levels of education experimenting with digital tools in hybrid or online environments. Digital Pedagogy Lab Vancouver is co-hosted by Hybrid Pedagogy and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Participants work with a cohort in all-day sessions from Friday to Sunday. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail us at

  • Digital Literacies w/ Bonnie Stewart
  • Writing About Teaching w/ Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris
  • Open Pedagogy and Social Justice w/ Robin DeRosa and Rajiv Jhangiani

Registration includes light breakfast and lunch each day. Discounted accommodations available.
Full Registration: $550 USD
Adjunct / Student Rate: $250 USD

Date and Time
Fri, July 28, 2017, 9:00 AM – Sun, July 30, 2017, 5:00 PM PDT

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Vancouver Island University Team-Based Learning Institute

Transform Your Classroom with Team-Based Learning

August 15 and 17, 2017

Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo

Deadline to Register: August 1

The evidence is piling up in support of the Michaelsen approach to Team-Based Learning. Team-Based Learning is a teaching strategy that lays a clear path toward greater student independence and personal responsibility for learning. In any discipline and with any content. The key? A simple, coherent set of instructional protocols and practices that, when adopted carefully, ensure that all the forces of cognitive and social engagement are aligned for high-level learning and critical thinking.

The Vancouver Island University Team-Based Learning Institute will take you through the process of transforming a traditionally taught course into a Team-Based Learning course. The August 2017 Institute is for instructors who will implement the Team-Based Learning approach beginning in Fall 2017.

A limited number of seats are available for guests (i.e., post-secondary educators not currently on the faculty or teaching staff of Vancouver Island University). Guest fees are $375 (CAD) plus GST, which cover a two-day workshop (8:30 AM – 3:30 PM) including a light breakfast, lunch, consultations with veteran TBL practitioners, and a copy of Getting Started with Team-Based Learning (Sibley and Ostafichuk).

More Info:

VIU Registration:

Please address questions to Bill Roberson (, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning or Liesel Knaack (, Director Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning


UBC Professional Learning Opportunities

Some UBC courses offer non-credit registration to enable practicing professionals to participate in programs without applying for admission, or re-admission, to UBC. Find out more at

Professional Development for Educators Specialized institutes, workshops and short-courses are developed in collaboration with Faculty of Education departments and centres.
Course Design Intensive (CDI), June 12, 2017 – June 16, 2017 is a 3-day workshop in which participants work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Throughout the workshop, participants will acquire a broadened understanding of course design concepts, and will gain skills and tools they can apply to their own course. The focus of the workshop is on having participants work with the major concepts and questions that need to be considered as they design a course. Ultimately, the goal of the CDI is to support instructors as they work to enhance their students’ learning.

Find out more and registration fees at





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