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February

Experiential Learning Community of Practice

Facilitated by The Office of Experiential Learning, the Experiential Learning Community of Practice (CoP) meets online once a month. Each online meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation on a topic related to best practices, trends, and challenges in experiential learning, followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion.

Future-proofing students in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.
Researchers and policymakers in various fields are adopting the term VUCA to describe the current state of our world. In this session, we’ll explore some of the skills, competencies, or capabilities that the UM and other post-secondary institutions have identified as highly relevant to any student’s ability to thrive in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous future. Join us to learn about the UM’s recently developed competency framework!

Date and time: Wednesday, February 28, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Format: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Gerardo Villagran Becerra

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March

Decolonizing Classrooms: Finding and using Indigenous content in classroom settings

Do you want to incorporate Indigenous material into your classroom but you’re not sure where to start?  The newest Decolonizing Classrooms workshop aims to help educators effectively engage with Indigenous materials to promote decolonization and enrich student experiences. This workshop shares strategies for finding content by Indigenous academics and community members and teaches you how to develop responsible relationships with that content.

Date and time: Tuesday, March 12, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Format: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Micheline Hughes

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Teaching through entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is recognized as one of the 12 types of experiential learning at UM. Entrepreneurship is not only the early stage start up of businesses, but the solving of real world problems. In this workshop, participants will learn to create experiences that allow students to learn through entrepreneurship.

Date and time: Tuesday, March 19, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Room 223 – The Centre (65 Dafoe Road)
Facilitator: Janine Carmichael

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Open Educational Resources, Part 2

In this workshop, participants will learn about the benefits of teaching with OER, and qualities that make OER valuable pedagogically. Considerations for adopting, adapting, and creating OER, such as copyright and selecting publishing tools, will be discussed. The workshop builds on content presented in The Centre workshop “Open Educational Resources, Part 1”, though no prior experience with these topics is required.

Date and time: Wednesday, March 20, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Format: Online (Zoom)
Facilitators: Janice Winkler and Iwona Gniadek

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Experiential Learning Town Hall

The UM’s Office of Experiential Learning, housed within The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, consulted with faculty members, instructors, and staff involved with experiential learning in academic courses and programs.

Join us for lunch to hear the highlights of what we heard, learn about recently created supports and initiatives, and to connect with other experiential learning champions across UM.

Schedule
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM – Experiential Learning Community of Practice meet-and-greet
12:00 - 1:00 PM – Town hall (lunch provided)

All faculty members, instructors, and staff involved in the development and delivery of experiential learning opportunities for students are invited!

Date and time: Wednesday, March 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Room 200 – Education Building (71 Curry Place)
Facilitator: Gerardo Villagran Becerra

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April

Decolonizing Classrooms: Unpacking and Overcoming Barriers to Decolonizing Processes, Part 2

The Decolonizing Classroom series aims to give participants the context and tools necessary to meaningfully engage with decolonizing processes as they relate to education. “Unpacking and Overcoming Barriers to Engagement and Decolonizing Processes” explores the barriers that exist for teachers and students, which prevent them from enacting decolonizing processes in educational contexts. Part two of this workshop series discusses the barriers that prevent teachers from engaging fully in decolonizing classrooms and creates a space for the discussion of strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Date and time: Tuesday, April 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Format: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Micheline Hughes

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Creating Connections in SoTL: Sharing our Findings

In the Creating Connections in SoTL series, faculty, instructors, and other UM scholars explore foundational topics in SoTL research, discuss ongoing SoTL projects, make interdisciplinary connections, and receive support from colleagues and Centre SoTL Developers.

This workshop will focus on disseminating SoTL research through conference presentations and publications. We will discuss presentation strategies for communicating research findings that are clear and compelling to an interdisciplinary audience. We will share information about disciplinary and SoTL-focused periodicals that welcome submissions of teaching and learning research. We will also provide time for participants to share their SoTL study progress and provide mutual support.

Date and time: Wednesday, April 3, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Location: Room 223 – The Centre (65 Dafoe Road)
Facilitators: Janet Cape and Matthew Quesnel

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Experiential Learning Community of Practice

Facilitated by The Office of Experiential Learning, the Experiential Learning Community of Practice (CoP) meets online once a month. Each online meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation on a topic related to best practices, trends, and challenges in experiential learning, followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion.

Bringing Work-Integrated Learning into the Classroom.
Bringing students out into the workplace is not possible or ideal for all courses and instructors. At this meeting we’ll explore practical ways of bringing work-integrated learning approaches and opportunities into any classroom.

Date and time: Wednesday, April 24, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Format: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Gerardo Villagran Becerra

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Past workshops

Planning Your SoTL Study

In this workshop, participants will begin outlining a SoTL study. Building on an existing idea, participants will develop research questions and utilize quantitative and qualitative research methods to outline a plan for data collection and analysis. We will also work collaboratively to develop solutions to possible SoTL challenges and identify critical SoTL resources. To get the most out of this workshop participants should come with a developed SoTL research question in mind.

 


 

Applying trauma-informed teaching practices in online synchronous courses

This introductory panel will discuss trauma-informed teaching and how to apply the basic concepts in your online teaching.

 


 

Experiential Learning Community of Practice

Facilitated by The Office of Experiential Learning, the Experiential Learning Community of Practice (CoP) meets online once a month. Each online meeting will consist of a 30-minute presentation on a topic related to best practices, trends, and challenges in experiential learning, followed by a 30-minute facilitated discussion.

Why experiential learning now?
Enhancing and expanding experiential learning (EL) opportunities for students has become a priority for the UM and many other post-secondary institutions in Canada and abroad. However, EL has been around for a long time both in theory and practice. So, why has EL suddenly become the topic of the hour? At this initial meeting of the EL CoP, we’ll explore the reasons that make experiential learning an appropriate response to the challenges facing postsecondary education today, and share updates about the UM’s upcoming Experiential Learning Framework for faculty and instructors.

 


 

Experiential Learning Community Consultations

Experiential learning is recognized as a high-impact practice in postsecondary education with positive impacts on student learning and retention, student engagement, career-readiness and community involvement. In light of these benefits, The University of Manitoba is invested in supporting faculties and instructors with the enhancement and expansion of experiential learning opportunities for students in academic courses and programs. The Office of Experiential Learning is leading these consultations to better understand the experiences of faculty members, instructors and staff involved in the development and delivery of curricular experiential learning opportunities for students. The information collected will be used to create recommendations to enhance existing practices, remove barriers and design effective supports.

All faculty members, instructors, and staff involved in the development and delivery of curricular experiential learning opportunities for students are invited to participate.  Participation in these consultations is voluntary. To ensure confidentiality, no potentially identifying information will be reported. Individual responses will not be shared with others. Findings will be reported in aggregated form.

Lunch will be provided at in-person sessions.

 


 

Open Educational Resources, Part 1

The term open educational resources (OER) describes a wide range of materials in teaching and learning that are available for public use with an open license or in the public domain. Examples of OER include full courses, course modules, syllabi, textbooks, lectures, assessments, and datasets. In this workshop, participants will learn why OER are valuable, how to locate them, how to evaluate them using a rubric, and how to adapt and create them. The workshop does not assume prior experience with these topics.

 


 

Creating Connections in SoTL: Learning From Colleagues

In the Creating Connections in SoTL series, faculty, instructors, and other UM scholars explore foundational topics in SoTL research, discuss ongoing SoTL projects, make interdisciplinary connections, and receive support from colleagues and Centre SoTL Developers.

In this online workshop we will explore SoTL questions in relation to attendees own SoTL work and development as SoTL scholars. We will also provide time for participants to share their SoTL study progress in small groups, discuss challenges and provide mutual support.

 


 

Contact us

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
65 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, MB
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8708
204-474-7514