2024 Summer Teaching Institute - Wise and Effective Practices in the Classroom and Using D2L to Help

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 9:00am EDT
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 9:00am EDT
Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Wise and Effective Practices in the Classroom and Using D2L to Help

Tuesday, June 11th (Day One):

9:00 am - 9:30 am  - Summer Institute Welcome

9:45 am -11:00 am - Collaborative Learning - D2L Groups and Discussions (Kelly Brennan)

11:15 am - 12:30 pm - Motivating Learning - D2L Awards, Badges, and Intelligent Agents (Kelly Brennan)

 

Wednesday, June 12th (Day 2):

9:00 am - 10:15 am - Writing Good Quiz Questions and the D2L Quiz Tool (Rhonda Dubec)

10:30 am - 11:45 am - Summative Assessments and Feedback - D2L Assignments, Rubrics, and Grades  (Kelly Brennan)

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Formative Assessments & Activities - Self-Assessments, H5P, and Google Forms in D2L (Kelly Brennan)

  

Thursday, June 13th (Day 3):

9:00 am - 10:15 am - Course Design Exemplar and the Learning Object Repository (Kelly Brennan)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Digital Storytelling Using D2L (Jerri Lynn Orr)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Closing Remarks

 

Registration: You only need to register once to attend any session. One Zoom link will work for all events. All sessions will take place over Zoom and will be recorded for later viewing. The Zoom link will be sent out via email on Monday, June 10th.

Teaching with AI Community of Practice - Module 2 - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
Online
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join us for our second conversation related to the Auburn University Teaching with AI course.  All Lakehead faculty and teaching staff are welcome to participate.

In this community of practice, we will discuss the topics covered in Module 2 (Ethical Considerations of AI in Higher Education) as well as practical assignment ideas using artificial intelligence. You are welcome to join us, whether you're a novice or a more experienced faculty member, and whether you are taking the course or not. 

In this second session, we seek to continue cultivating a sense of community, empowering educators to explore how we may harness AI's potential to inspire and equip the next generation of learners. 

As a reminder, our hope for this community of practice is to focus on investigating the pedagogical applications of AI in education, with an emphasis on collaborative exploration, sharing insights, and fostering creativity in teaching and learning. Our primary goal is to create a supportive environment for educators, encouraging the positive integration of AI tools in the classroom to enhance student engagement and success. Please note: we are NOT focusing on policing their use.

Join us on this educational journey where curiosity meets innovation and teaching with AI becomes an exciting, shared adventure!

Zoom Link will be emailed the day before the event.

mycourselink/D2L Essentials Skills Workshop - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 
This session will provide an overview of the learning environment and how to use the various tools in mycourselink/D2L to effectively structure your online site to simplify class management and enrich course experiences for students. 
 
This workshop will be delivered through Zoom and will be recorded.  The Zoom join link will be provided to registrants before the event.

mycourselink/D2L Quizzes Workshop - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 
This workshop will take participants through the phases of creating and grading assessments in the quiz tool.   
Topics will include:
  • setting up questions in the various formats; 
  • setting the timing settings of the quiz; 
  • setting up special access times for specific students writing at a different time or who are allowed extra time to write; 
  • previewing the quiz as the students will see it; 
  • viewing the results and statistics of the quiz; 
  • grading any questions that were not automatically graded;
  • making the grades available to students.  
This workshop will be delivered through Zoom and will be recorded.  The Zoom join link will be provided to registrants before the event.

Indigenous Knowledge and Ways of Learning - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

In this workshop, using circle work, the facilitator will provide an overview of Indigenous teaching methods, touching on oral traditions, storytelling, experiential and land-based learning. Relationship to land and working beside Elders and Knowledge Keepers will also be an important aspect of this workshop. 

Introduction to Indigenous Ways of Knowing - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 10:30am to 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

In this workshop, using circle work, the facilitator will provide a  brief introduction on the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives in education. We will explore the diverse Indigenous worldviews, interconnectedness of land, culture, and identity. We will touch on Indigenous history and the impacts of colonization on Indigenous communities. 

Open Educational Resources (OERs) - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:00am EST
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Learn about Open Educational Resources (OERs):

  • What they are and where to find them
  • How they can contribute to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • How they can benefit your students’ learning and your own teaching
  • How to create your own (tools and processes)

As part of the eCampusOntario OER Rangers’ program, this session represents a shared vision to discover, adopt, create, and promote open educational resources across Ontario.

Please register via Libcal.  The session will be held on Zoom. 

Evaluations in the era of Artificial Intelligence: Balancing Tech with Teaching - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Presenter: Simon Chow, Diversity Research

This session is aimed at equipping educators with strategies for creating assessments that evaluate and enhance student learning outcomes while also developing digital literacy to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) safely and productively. Participants will engage with hands-on demonstrations, explore scaffolding and flipped classroom approaches, and learn to clearly articulate expectations for student collaboration with AI in writing assessments. The workshop will present strategies for guiding students to critically engage with AI outputs, promoting a deeper comprehension of their studies and the nuanced interplay between AI and education. Join this session for insights into refining assessment practices with AI, fostering a critically aware and AI-savvy learning environment.

 

mycourselink/D2L Quizzes Workshop

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

This workshop will take instructors through the phases of creating and grading assessments in the quiz tool.   Topics will include:

  • setting up questions in the various formats

  • setting the timing settings of the quiz

  • setting up special access times for specific students writing at a different time or who are allowed extra time to write

  • previewing the quiz as the students will see it

  • viewing the results and statistics of the quiz

  • grading any questions that were not automatically graded

  • making the grades available to students

This workshop will be delivered through Zoom and will be recorded. The Zoom join link will be provided to registrants before the event.

 

Closing Ceremonies and Distinguished Instructor Award Winner Presentation - Teaching and Learning Week 2023

Event Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Join us for Teaching and Learning Week. Teaching and Learning Week is an annual event hosted by the Senate Teaching and Learning Committee to provide focused professional development for faculty, instructors, staff, and graduate students. This year’s theme is Generative AI: Responsible Uses of AI for Teaching and Learning.

Please register through Libcal.  You only need to register once to attend any session.  One Zoom Link will work for all events.  All sessions will take place over Zoom. 

See the full schedule of events here 

Friday, October 27 - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Ceremonies and Distinguished Instructor Award Winner Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin, P.Eng., IEEE Fellow, EIC Fellow Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Instructor

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