Bringing Project-Based Learning to Lakehead Classrooms

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Discover how to turn assignments and hypothetical case studies into a real-world experience for your students, with the support from Riipen, North America's leading experiential learning platform.

Join Maryann Kleynendorst, Experiential Learning Navigator, Faculty of Business Administration, Kevin Brooks, Social Justice Studies Program (MA) Advisor, Graham Passmore, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, and Ayman Alahmar, Assistant Professor, Department of Software Engineering in an interactive and engaging panel discussion sharing their personal experiences using Riipen in their learning environments.  Participants will also receive background information on how Riipen: 

  • Supports educators in easily creating valuable experiential learning projects (or Community and Industry Research & Projects - CIRPS - as defined by CEWIL's latest definitions of WIL) that satisfy your learning objectives. 

  • Helps you easily connect with employers and has an LMS-integrated platform to help you easily manage these projects.

Following the session, Harris Green - our Academic Account Manager from Riipen - will be hosting a 1 hour (optional) office hour session on Zoom where participants will be able receive individualized support with designing their course posting.

To learn more about this session and register, visit: 

https://learn.riipen.com/webinar-lakehead-1/

Universal Design II - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 9:30am to 11:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Building on the information and examples from Universal Design I, this session outlines ways to integrate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) more fully into one’s course design and delivery. It also presents further practical suggestions for concrete ways you can make your teaching, the students’ learning, and your course as a whole more “universal.” 

 

Video Assignments - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

In this workshop, participants will explore the Video Assignments tool in D2L/mycourselink and consider the variety of ways this tool can be used in their classrooms. We will discuss effective teaching strategies for using video assignments in specific teaching and learning contexts.

Please register through Libcal

Zoom link will be emailed the day before the workshop

Workshop will be recorded

Respect, Relevance, Reciprocity, Responsibility: Lakehead University’s Indigenous Content Requirement

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

This workshop will provide an opportunity for relationship building while hearing a short overview of the Indigenous Content Requirement at Lakehead University. A framework for interweaving Indigenous approaches into your curriculum, and how the Indigenous Curriculum Specialist can support you in your work will be shared. There will be a time for a circle discussion and questions.

Please register through Libcal

Zoom link will be sent out the day of the workshop

Workshop will be recorded

Help your course readings come alive! An introduction to Social Annotation

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Presenters: Dr. Julie Rosenthal, Assistant Professor, School of Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

Eryn Barker, Lead Customer Success Specialist, Hypothesis

Thursday, November 4th, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Description: Social annotation allows students and instructors to highlight and comment on assigned readings in an interactive way.  Students engage more with their readings as they contribute their reactions to the text and react to one another's comments on the assigned readings.  In this workshop, instructors will be introduced to a social annotation tool called Hypothes.is, which is available this year through our mycourselink/D2L platform at Lakehead University.  The presenters will provide an overview of the Hypothes.is platform and share a case study of its successful use in a 4th-year undergraduate course at Lakehead University.

Please register through Libcal

Zoomlink will be sent out on the day of the workshop

Workshop will be recorded

Land Acknowledgements

Event Date: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Presenters: Dr. Jessica Jurgutis

Assistant Professor, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies & Indigenous Learning

Date: October 29, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Description: What are land acknowledgements and what do they mean? In this workshop, Dr. Jurgutis will journey beside us as we learn what they are and why we use them today.

Please register through Libcal

Zoom link will be sent out the day of the workshop

Workshop will be recorded

Ontario Extend Pre-Launch Sessions

Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Presenter: eCampusOntario

Dates: September 14, 15, and 16 

Description:To assist Ontario Educators preparing for new and varied approaches to teaching in Fall 2021, eCampusOntario is offering an Extending Into Fall 1-hour Workshop series September 14, 15, and 16, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Online Workshop facilitators bring specialized expertise in areas that will be helpful as you adapt your teaching practices for Fall 2021. This is your chance to come together with the community, meet colleagues, collaborate, share new ideas and learn from each other.

 

To learn more about these workshops and to register, visit 

https://extend.ecampusontario.ca/community-of-practice/

 

CommuniTeach Sessions (Faculty sharing and discussion) - Teaching Commons

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

CommuniTeach Sessions (Faculty sharing and discussion) 

Facilitator: Kelly Brennan, Teaching Commons

Date: on-going: September 23rd at 1p-2:30p, October 21st 1-230, November 18 1-2:30, December 16 1-2:30

Description here: These sessions are intended to be an informal discussion amongst faculty and an opportunity to explore and identify a variety of topics related to teaching. Questions will be prepared to facilitate, encourage, and support the conversation, but our goal is to create an environment where faculty can share their stories and experiences with one another and so that we may learn from each other, continue to grow, and support each other in our pedagogical practice.

Topic Themes:

September - Creating Community

Register Here: https://libcal.lakeheadu.ca/event/3631782

October - Assessments

Register Here:https://libcal.lakeheadu.ca/event/3631779

November - Engagement

Register Here:https://libcal.lakeheadu.ca/event/3631780

December - Mid or end of semester reflection

Register Here:https://libcal.lakeheadu.ca/event/3631781

 

Bring Experiential Learning to Your Students with Riipen - 1:00 pm (weekly on Tuesdays)

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Bring Experiential Learning to Your Students with Riipen - 1:00 pm (weekly on Tuesdays)

Learn how Riipen can help educators easily launch and manage industry-focused experiential learning in the classroom.

In this information session you will learn:

  • How curriculum-embedded WIL improves student outcomes

  • What a quality co-learning experience with an industry partner can look like in your classroom

  • How to easily convert your syllabus into a Riipen Course Page

  • Why student engagement increases when using Riipen

  • How Riipen's course management tools make project based learning easy

Sessions run weekly at 1:00 pm.  Visit the session information page for full details and to access the registration link. 

More details on the Lakehead/RBC/Riipen partnership can be found here.

mycourselink/D2L Video Assignments

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
Event Contact E-mail: 

Skills gaps exist in part because instructors often rely on indirect evidence from paper-based assessments to gauge a student's comprehension level. Choosing or describing the right answer isn't the same as putting knowledge into action. In order to close these gaps, students need skill-building opportunities and timely feedback to help them improve. To this point, resource constraints have made it difficult for organizations to scale skill practice and evaluation using traditional methods. Video Assignments (available in mycourselink) enable experiential learning and soft skill development at scale. When students demonstrate skills and knowledge on video, instructors get an authentic representation of what they can do. Join us for a workshop to see how you can put your student's knowledge into action with Video Assignments.  

 

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