Teaching Hub Radio, Episode 4

Teaching Hub Radio a weekly blast of all things pedagogical from the Fleming College Learning Design & Support Team

The Teaching Hub has been converted in to a radio show. Here’s how it works: We reach out to individuals to contribute both a topic for the various Teaching Hub categories and a song to play on the radio. The radio show plays on VoicEd Radio, which has a full SOCAN license, giving us the opportunity to choose any song we want to hear. This week’s picks come from faculty, staff, and students from across the college. Next time it could be you! Let us know if you want to be part of it. Have a listen at noon on Mondays on voiced.ca or to the podcast version here.

Engaging Teaching – Teaching Tips & More!

Susan Brown, Professor in Carpentry and Coordinator of Health & Safety for the School of Trades and Technology. Susan shares her ideas for keeping students engaged remotely, including using Kahoot via Webex, and the absolutely fabulous, wise, and extremely smart advice to seek the help of the Fleming College Learning Design & Support

Susan then told the story of her song pick from the James Barker Band and how Fleming College Trades and Tech students renovated his tour bus!

Learning Technology – Using the technology without it using us.

For Learning Technology this week, Alana Callan returned to tell us about some new ed-tech tool integrations into our D2L space. You can now launch Webex Meetings, Webex Teams, Webex Training (which includes breakout rooms) and (very soon) create H5P interactive elements right in your course page.

Alana also shared her love for East Coast music, choosing a song from the very East Coast-esque Matt Mays.

Trickle Down – Stuff to tell your students!

Zoe King of the Fleming Women’s Basketball Team, recent grad of Business Administration, and President of SAC, shared her experience on the Student Panel Discussion during the Virtual Teaching & Learning Week in which 5 students shared their stories of learning in the pandemic.

Zoe’s song choice will have us all thinking “why you not here with me?”

Keeping it Professional – Professional Learning Opportunities

Mandy Rochon joined us to chat more about the Virtual Teaching & Learning Week (still ongoing!) which has included sessions on various learning technologies and practices, including Mandy’s session on MS Teams. Have look at the recordings of past sessions here and the schedule for upcoming sessions here (the ‘week’ continues until Wednesday!)

Then the Good Lovelies returned to the show at Mandy’s request!

Bonus Request!

The Online Learning Consortium wrapped up their Ideate Virtual Conference this past week. During that conference, Terry Greene offered a session discussing ways in which you can leave space for students to make room for themselves in your online learning environments. And he would love to hear your thoughts on that! You can hear all the contributions so far here (please check them out. There are some fabulous ideas). And please let us know how you do this yourself by recording your thoughts here!

And then the Fugees channel Online Learning in 2020 with their song Ready or Not.

Teaching Hub Radio, Episode 3

Teaching Hub Radio a weekly blast of all things pedagogical from the Fleming College Learnign Design & Support Team

Breaking news! The Teaching Hub has been converted in to a radio show. We will continue to publish the blog post as a repository of the resources that we mention, but the radio show is where all the fun happens. Here’s how it works. We reach out to individuals to contribute both a topic for the various Teaching Hub categories and a song to play on the radio. The radio show plays on VoicEd Radio, which has a full SOCAN license, giving us the opportunity to choose any song we want to hear. This week’s picks come from faculty, staff, and students from across the college. Next time it could be you! Let us know if you want to be part of it. Have a listen to the radio version here, or keep on reading!

Engaging Teaching – Teaching Tips & More!

Angela Pind, Academic Chair for the School of General Arts & Sciences, joined us to offer up some engaging teaching advice. Angela re-iterated that this is still emergency pedagogy and to try to maintain a big picture focus on your course outcomes and assessments. She suggested that everyone take advantage of trusted colleagues to bounce ideas off and to talk through that big picture.

And then Angela came in with an extra bonus suggestion to look to Open Educational Resources for some freely available awesomeness to add to your courses. Hey, there are some you can check out right here: The eCampusOntario Open Library! NICE.

And then, to top it all off, Angela led us out with some classic Corey Hart.

Learning Technology – Using the technology without it using us.

As Never Surrender’s epic saxophone solo faded away, we welcomed Tom Jenkins, faculty in GAS, to join us to chat about learning technology. Tom coordinates first semester communications courses which covers a large breadth of college programs. This responsibility gives Tom the opportunity to use the word co-terminously to great advantage. Tom discussed the COMM team’s use of blogging via WordPress, and the advantages of having that in place in advance of our current situation has for us in terms of digital literacy and fluency for faculty and students.

Tom then left us with a chilled out little number from Jason Collett.

Trickle Down – Stuff to tell your students!

At the best of times, we are often too far removed from what’s going on in the lives of students, so it was extra refreshing to hear from Chloe Craig of Fleming Student Administrative Council’s Board of Directors. Chloe told us about the daily activities that SAC are offering up for students and they all like sound life-affirming awesomeness. The programming includes daily fitness sessions, cooking shows, dinner dance parties, Kahoots and live concerts! What? They are rocking it!

And for a song, Chloe took us to the East Coast for some Great Big Sea with Good People.

Keeping it Professional – Professional Learning Opportunities

Teaching & Learning Specialist Mary Overholt returns to Teaching Hub Radio with a preview of the Teaching & Learning Week (aka Teaching & Learning a-pa-looza) which begins this Wednesday and runs through the following Wednesday (even though that is not technically a week). See the draft schedule here while you listen to a song from Amelia Curran.

Bonus Request!

This week we had our first guest from outside of Fleming College, and that guest is an absolute legend of educational technology, Alan Levine! Alan is collecting stories, from around the world, of learning to share just how the heck we are all managing our emergency pedagogy. It’s called Extraordinary Stories of Open and Online in the COVID-19 Era and he would love to hear from us. Head to https://splot.ca/extraordinary/ to share your story. It’s quick and painless and takes just a few minutes. You could probably have it done before Alan’s song from The Who finishes.

Teaching Hub Radio, Episode 2

Teaching Hub Radio a weekly blast of all things pedagogical from the Fleming College Learnign Design & Support Team

Breaking news! The Teaching Hub has been converted in to a radio show. We will continue to publish the blog post as a repository of the resources we mention, but the radio show is where all the fun happens. Here’s how it works. We reach out to individuals to contribute both a topic for the various Teaching Hub categories and a song to play on the radio. The radio show plays on VoicEd Radio, which has a full SOCAN license, giving us the opportunity to choose any song we want to hear. This week’s picks come from faculty, staff, and students from across the college. Next time it could be you! Let us know if you want to be part of it. Have a listen to the radio version here, or keep on reading!

Engaging Teaching – Teaching Tips & More!

Liz Stone, Academic Chair of Indigenous Studies in the School of General Arts & Sciences, shared her thoughts on how some of the tenets of Indigenous Pedagogy can and do translate into an online environment. She shared three main ways that you can work to embed Indigenous Pedagogy into your learning environments with quality and authenticity. First, maintain real-time inter-connectedness. That means face or voice time with students and with each other. Second, tell the stories of how your profession is dealing with the pandemic to try to maintain a connection to experiential learning. And finally, show yourself as a lifelong learner. Try not to be so much the sage on the stage; Be the guide on the side and show that you are still learning yourself.

And then Liz picked a killer song to represent how she got to where she is today. You’ll have to listen to the the episode hear what it is!

Learning Technology – Using the technology without it using us.

Katrina Van Osch-Saxon , faculty in Urban Forestry at Frost Campus, joined us to tell us about her experience with learning technology during the pandemic. You can imagine that her program is not a great fit for online learning, so the need to go online was a bit daunting at first. They turned to Webex to keep things going and… it worked! They were able to not only continue to deliver their content but also hold a celebratory ceremony for students and their families. Have a listen to hear more (and to hear the pretty little ditty that Katrina chose).

Trickle Down – Stuff to tell your students!

Cory Campbell, Student Engagement Coordinator and Kristen Roberts, Student Experience Assistant, joined us to chat about the Fleming Mobile app. The Fleming Peer Mentorship Program has been using the app to keep students up to date with events and to provide any guidance that they can offer. Students can also use it to keep in touch with each other. Something that could be extra useful right now! The two of them also picked a legendary Canadian ditty in honour of our neighbors in Bobcaygeon.

Keeping it Professional – Professional Learning Opportunities

And finally, on the professional learning side of things, Terry Greene offered up some advice from one of his heroes, Robin DeRosa from the Plymouth State University’s Open CoLab. The Rule of Twos: Keeping it Simple As You Go Remote for COVID-19. And Terry picks a song to help us slide through the pandemic with good posture.

And that’s it for this week’s Hub post! Check in with our weekly support schedule here to know when you can pop in to see us. Or email ldsteam@flemingcollege.ca any time.

The Teaching Hub, Now-We’re-On-The-Radio Edition

Teaching Hub Radio a weekly blast of all things pedagogical from the Fleming College Learnign Design & Support Team

Breaking news! The Teaching Hub has been renovated and expanded. It is now a two-mode experience: blog post and radio show! Here’s how it works. We reach out to individuals to contribute both a topic for the various Teaching Hub categories and a song to play on the radio. The radio show plays on VoicEd Radio, which has a full SOCAN license, giving us the opportunity to choose any song we want to hear! This week’s picks all come from members of the Learning Design & Support Team. Next time it could be you! Let us know if you want to be part of it. Have a listen to the radio version here, or keep on reading!

Engaging Teaching – Teaching Tips & More!

Marcia Luke, Contract Faculty and Teaching and Learning Specialist in the Learning Design & Support Team, made the pick for Engaging Teaching this week. Marcia’s chose an article from Faculty Focus, which has some advice to help you help struggling students get through these online experiences that they didn’t sign up for and her song pick reflects our collective desire to see each other IRL again!

Learning Technology – Using the technology without it using us.

Alana Callan, Digital Learning Designer from the LDS Team, brings us the Learning Technology pick of the week and she wanted you to know about the Educational Technology Committee, a collection of folks working in the Learning Technology field at Ontario Colleges and all the work that they are doing to support us as we work to support you. A lovely reminder there are humans out there ready to help, not just technology tools. And for a song, Alana chose Lennie Gallant’s If These Walls Could Talk, a glimpse in to how she’s feeling working from home!

Trickle Down – Stuff to tell your students!

Mary Overholt, Teaching and Learning Specialist (aka Pedagogical Therapist) in the LDS Team, wanted to make sure that you know about the Student Emergency Fund, which is a place for folks who still have jobs to give a little to help those students reeling with the changes that have come upon them. See this page and take special note of the green GIVE button on the right hand side. And Mary’s pick of song also reflects the situation we are in, Donovan Woods’ On The Nights You Stay Home.

Keeping it Professional – Professional Learning Opportunities

Deborah Leal, Digital Learning Designer from the LDS Team, brings us this week’s PD offering. In the interest of time and flexibility, rather than suggesting a webinar to attend, Deborah thought it’d be a nice little bit of learning for you to read this article on managing the sustainability of this online in a hurry model. Maybe you could print it and read it while you walk in circles in your back yard while also enjoying Deb’s choice of song: Land of Confusion from Genesis.

And that’s it for this week’s Hub post! Check in with our weekly support schedule here to know when you can pop in to see us. Or email ldsteam@flemingcollege.ca any time. On your way out, have a listen to Terry Greene’s song pick. In light of these strange times, Wicked and Weird, by Buck 65.

The Teaching Hub, In-This-Together Edition

This issue of The Teaching Hub is all about how, though we are apart, we are all in this together. In some ways, now that we are digital people, we are even closer than before. After all, we are available to be in each other’s space at the click of a link! And we’re taking advantage of that, big time. So let’s head through the regular Teaching Hub categories to get a sense of how things are going and just how the heck we are keeping the learning going.

Engaging Teaching 

Teaching Tips & More!

A Pedagogy of Poultry

Our personal and professional spaces have become one for the time being. Our simple advice is to embrace that a little bit. People are isolated, and a little glimpse into the lives of those on the other side of the screen will help to humanize the experience. Case in point: Professor David Vasey brought Butterball the Chicken to meet us in one of the Webex practice rooms, and it was the absolute highlight of an otherwise exhausting week. So, go ahead and introduce your chickens, show off your Lego collections, play your guitar, or otherwise share a little bit of yourselves with your students and maybe learn a bit more about them, too. You may even get re-tweeted by the official Webex Twitter account. Does it get any better than that? Yes it does, but hey, it’s something.

Learning Technology 

Using the technology without it using us.  

In the last issue of The Teaching Hub, we set out some suggestions for how to prepare to teach online in a hurry. Things have moved rather quickly since then, and we are hoping that some of you would be up for sharing an update with us. Whether you’re using Webex, Teams, D2L, email, or Morse code (or probably some kind of combo package), we’d love to know how things are going. We’d also love to hear your voice and see your face. To that end, we’d like to try Flipgrid to collect short video responses. If you’re willing, head to this link (password is TeachingHub), and click the green + button to record a short video telling us about your instructional continuity plan and how it is going (some prompts are provided below). Hope to see you there!

Instructional Continuity Updates What’s worked well? 
What will you change? 
What barriers have you hit? 
What’s your biggest concern? 
What have you enjoyed?

Inner Workings 

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college 

This section is reserved for various college departments to report in on what they can do to help the academic experience go smoothly. Who better to hear from in that regard right now than ITS? Here’s a brief report from Barry Knight, Manager ITS Customer Service:

ITS is encouraged by the transition that faculty and students have made to online classroom delivery. While we’ve had a few hiccups along the way and appreciate everyone’s patience as we all adjust to the new environment, only a few issues have come up. Last week the college hosted 4153 Webex meetings with only 99 ITS Service tickets created. ITS will continue to work with LDS to identify and evaluate additional tools to support online program delivery both in the short term and on an ongoing basis. Faculty and students can still reach our support line by calling 705-749-5530 x4111 Opt #1 or by emailing itsupport@flemingcollege.ca. We are staffed Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. The ITS team is set up to take your calls and triage most issues remotely.

We are pretty sure there has been absolutely heroic and epic behind-the-scenes work done by ITS to keep things going. Bravo IT, and keep it up!

Trickle Down 

Stuff to tell your students!

We are absolutely not surprised to hear heart-warming reports of students acting as impromptu tech support in Webex sessions and elsewhere. No one signed up for this, and seeing everyone pitch in to help is what keeps us going.

That being said, we are in the thick of things now and we should make sure that we let our students know what’s out there for support. See the list below for a taste of what supports are out there:

  • IT Support for help with tech issues;
  • Library for help with research and much, much more ;
  • Tutoring for help with course work;
  • Learning Strategy Advisors for help with study skills;
  • Accessible Education Services for help with accessibility and accommodations; and
  • Counselling for help with all the other stuff in life.

The list goes on and on. Everyone is doing their all to help. Please make sure to remind students that all of these resources and more can be found here: https://flemingcollege.ca/covid19/students

Make sure they know we are there for them. 

Keeping it Professional 

Professional Learning Opportunities 

We don’t know about you, but we’re a little overwhelmed with the reams of resources being shared to help us keep the learning going online. Much of it is excellent, but you can have too much of a good thing. Being told there is a six-week online course to prepare you for teaching online, unless it comes with a time machine, does not help us too much right here, right now. So, for “PD” at this time, what we offer you is a listening ear. The Learning Design & Support Team is maintaining a weekly schedule of access to our rooms where we await you. Come on in and let us know what’s going on and we will help as best as we can!

Finally, we’ll leave you with a nice little read suggested in the Virtual Teacher’s Lounge by Tanya Pye: Why You Should Ignore All That Corona Virus-Inspired Productivity Pressure.

We can do this! Reach out to the Learning Design and Support Team 705-749-5530, Ext 1216, ldsteam@flemingcollege.ca. Join our MS Team, The Virtual Teacher’s Lounge 

Special Edition, Winter 2020

The Teaching Hub, Instructional Preparedness Edition

The Instructional Preparedness Edition 

This issue of the Teaching Hub is dedicated to preparing ourselves to deliver some of our teaching to students in an alternative format. The goal of this preparedness is to be ready to continue delivering our curriculum during a full or partial quarantine due to COVID-19’s impact on faculty, students, or others who are not able to attend classes the way originally planned. We will focus on Webex as a central tool that can fill many (but not all) of our needs, as we continue to do what we do in D2L. We have organized some opportunities for you and your students to get comfortable with Webex, should the need arise to use it.   

Engaging Teaching 

Teaching Tips & More!

As we plan and prepare for instructional continuity, we are confident of one thing: we will see our faculty, students and staff shine as we work towards the end of the term. And we are not alone. There are many other institutions sharing their thoughts and plans, just like we are doing here. You’ll see a collection of these resources at the end of this post. But first, let’s turn to some advice from the Director of the Digital Pedagogy Lab, Sean Michael Morris, someone who has thought more than most about how to keep the human connection alive in teaching from a distance.  

Online doesn’t mean you need to change how you teach. You are still just as human, and so are the students on the other side of your screen. Email, text messages, phone calls—these are all ways to sustain a human connection.”  

Learning Technology 

Using the technology without it using us.  

“Look for simple solutions. Don’t complicate distant learning suddenly with unnecessary tools or expectations. Use reliable, familiar tools, so that teaching can remain the core of your work.” 

This is great advice from Sean. As we mentioned above, we’d suggest that the most familiar and reliable tool that we all have to make much of this happen is Webex (and of course we continue doing what we already do in D2L and other tools). 

Webex is a space that you can use to meet with your students and deliver some instruction at the same time, in the same (digital) space. It can be recorded for those who can’t join at the time. It can create captioning and transcripts. And best of all you don’t have to have a camera on you at all! We can discuss all this (and any other tools you may need to use) to keep connected and sharing when we get together in Webex over the next few weeks (see the schedule next) 

Inner Workings 

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college 

Over the next few weeks, we’d like to offer an opportunity for you to get more familiar with these tools, and to make sure that you have what you need to succeed. We’re offering facilitated opportunities for you to learn about and practice with WebEx, Starting on Monday, March 16th at 10 a.m. See details here. If you need a webcam/mic, head down to your school office, The LDS hallway, or the IT Help Desk and grab one. And we’re always ready to chat with you in our own MS Team, the (Virtual) Teacher’s Lounge. Come on in, sit down and let’s chat. Here’s the invite link

Trickle Down 

Stuff to tell your students!

We don’t want our students left to figure out their end of things on their own, either. To that end, we suggest that after you get comfortable in webex with us, schedule a time for your students to experience a WebEx room with you. The meeting need not have any curriculum attached, just a chance to make sure things work. This could be a nice test run to get everyone feeling ready to learn in a new setting. As another option, the library will offer a chance to experience a webex for students on Tuesday March 17th between 10 and 1 to let students know about the excellent remote help they have to offer. We will update this post with a link to that room as we can.

Keeping it Professional 

Professional Learning Opportunities 

If you want to dig in further, we’ve collected some fantastic resources from around the globe by people who want to help ease the transition:  

We can do this! Remember, this is just about preparedness. Reach out to the Learning Design and Support Team if you want to chat! Phone 705-749-5530, Ext 1216 and email ldsteam@flemingcollege.ca. And we strongly encourage you to join our MS Team, The Virtual Teacher’s Lounge as a place where all of us can discuss this stuff and support each other. 

Week Ten, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

Professional Learning Networks

The professional learning network (PLN) is the working professional’s version of crowd surfing at a Busta Rhymes concert in 1998. In other words, it’s pretty awesome. A healthy network of colleagues can lift you up and carry you through what you need to get through. Want to see how you can help develop your own network of colleagues that can help lift you up and carry you to new heights? Check out the Ontario Extend’s Collaborator module.

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

Techno Connections

Speaking of PLNs, you can use some technology to enhance and expand the reach of your network. For example, do you want to connect with your educator peers at Fleming? Use Microsoft Teams to chat with each other (specifically, this one: the Virtual Teacher’s Lounge). Or if you want to connect with people in your field of expertise, maybe there is a healthy group of your peers there on Twitter or LinkedIn. Wherever they are, get in there and muck it up with them!

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

PLNs are for Everyone

Usually in this section we suggest an event coming up to tell your students about. But in a stunning turn of events, we found out that communication works both ways so hey, maybe you could ask them something for us? We’d like to know what they use to stay connected with each other outside of class and build their own networks. Is it Discord? Slack? Something they haven’t told us about? What is it? Maybe that conversation will go something like this.

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

Let’s flip the script on this section, too. We normally want to tell you a bit about how the college works, but this week we want you to tell us something. What ways do you have to stay connected and build a professional learning network in your day-to-day job? You could let us know in the Teacher’s Lounge, by emailing us (hub@flemingcollege.ca), commenting below, or tweeting us (@FlemingLDS)

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

PLN Renewal Time

If you want to join 30+ of your peers in an opportunity to grow your PLN, the Ontario Extend professional learning opportunity is still collecting names. If you’re interested, join us in May/June as we explore empowering ourselves as teachers, collaborators, curators, experimenters, technologists and scholars. Check out the details and add your name to the form here. Everyone (full-time, part-time, no-time) is welcome to join us for as much of it as you want!

Nicolas Cage GIF of The Week

We’ve been trying really hard to get you to ask us to stop posting a Nicolas Cage GIF of the week. Unsuccessfully. Maybe this one will do it. You can make this stop by emailing us at hub@flemingcollege.ca with the heading “Just Stop It”.

Get In Touch

hub@flemingcollege.ca

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Week Nine, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

When in Doubt, Look to Bonni

Frost faculty member Erin McGauley has excellent taste in educators to look up to, as she recently shared a link to Bonni Stachowiak’s article about how to keep a good pace in your classes. Check out Bonni’s beloved podcast while you’re at her site!

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

Free Stuff

Where should you go when you need access to 3 million 2D and 3D images that you are absolutely allowed (and encouraged) to freely use? Why, the Smithsonian’s newly released Open Access page, of course! That’s the good stuff.

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

Library ILC Workshops

If you copy the following: https://mycampus.flemingcollege.ca/group/portal/information-literacy-certificate, and then paste that stuff into a place where your students will see it and maybe click it, you will set off a chain of events that could lead to a life of skillful database searching, presentation giving, source evaluating, plagiarism avoiding, and proper citing. And that’s the good life we’re all trying to live here.

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

Last week was PD week. This week is Give Us Feedback On The PD Week Week. Stay tuned to the daily Communications emails this week for an opportunity to let us know what you thought of the opportunities you attended. Maybe frame your feedback in a compliment sandwich if you want to take the gentle approach.

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

Open Education Week

This week is not just PD Week Feedback Week as mentioned above. More globally, it is known as Open Education Week. Check out all of the events here, and see if you can spot one that we are leading from right here at Fleming College!

Nicolas Cage GIF of The Week

Five weeks in and still going, so your Nicolas Cage GIF of the week shows how he feels that no one has yet put a stop to this. You can make this stop by emailing us at hub@flemingcollege.ca with the heading “Just Stop It”.

Get In Touch

hub@flemingcollege.ca

Tweet @fleminglds

Week Eight, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

Gimme 4 Steps

Do you want to Energize and Innovate Your Classroom, Meetings, and Community? I mean, of course you do! This week we have 4 people ready to show you the 4 steps to creative problem solving. Join Amanda Rochon, Noel Savage, Rose Manser and Jeremy Spencley for what promises to be an exciting and innovative PD Week session! Check out this and all of the PD Week session details and sign up stuff here.

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

Going the Distance

Cisco/Webex has worked very hard to develop the tools that we need when we want to collaborate, but not be in the same room as each other. This week we’re going to use our Cisco stuff to enable Dr. Lance Ford, educational technology advocate (from Oklahoma!) to tell us about how we can best collaborate using the tools we already have at our disposal. We’re hosting viewing parties for the Cisco/Webex Collaborations Tools session at Frost and Sutherland. Check out this and all of the PD Week session details and sign up stuff here.

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

Snoozefest

Your students are hopefully at home getting some rest right now, so let us use this space to tell you about a snoozefest. According to Reta Wright, using sleep empowers people to be their best version of themselves. Why would we argue this point when it means we get more sleep? Join Reta for her PD week session on Sleep Hygiene, called “You Snooze, You Win!” Check out this and all of the PD Week session details and sign up stuff here.

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

Indigenous Perspectives Designation Policy and Procedure 

When a shiny new policy & procedure is unveiled, it’s always nice to get a chance to learn about it and have a chat with those who helped to create it. This week you have an opportunity to do just that when Liz Stone hosts her PD Week session on the Indigenous Perspectives Designation Policy and Procedure. Check out this and all of the PD Week session details and sign up stuff here.

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

PD for PD

When you have a week full of PD opportunities, it’s bound to get kind of meta at some point. So if you’re into attending a PD session that will attempt to get you ready for another PD session, join Terry Greene for the Ontario Wikipedia Edit-a-thon session (designed to get you to join in on the actual edit-a-thon the following week! Check out this and all of the PD Week session details and sign up stuff here.

Nicolas Cage GIF of The Week

Four weeks in and still no one has told us to stop yet. So your Nicolas Cage GIF of the week shows how he feels now that PD Week is upon us. You can make this stop by emailing us at hub@flemingcollege.ca with the heading “Just Stop It”.

Get In Touch

hub@flemingcollege.ca

Tweet @fleminglds

Week Seven, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

PD Week

If you’re interested in a little bit of professional development in order to squeeze some more engagement out of your teaching & learning environments, the “Reconnect” Fleming Faculty & Staff PD Week (next week!) has some offerings for you! Check out things like The Contract Faculty Experience, UDL: Sharing Practices and more in the “Reconnect” PD Week Information page here. Scroll down a little to see links to the schedule, session details and registration.

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

PD Week

If you’re interested in a little bit of professional development on using technology to enable learning the “Reconnect” Fleming Faculty & Staff PD Week (next week!) has some offerings for you! Check out things like Ontario Extend, Using Intelligent Agents in D2L, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and more in the “Reconnect” PD Week Information page here. Scroll down a little to see links to the schedule, session details and registration.

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

PD Week

Remind your students not to come here next week and then feast your eyes on the “Reconnect” PD Week Information page here for approximately one million different opportunities to develop your profession.

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

PD Week

If you’re interested in a little bit of professional development on how the college works the “Reconnect” Fleming Faculty & Staff PD Week (next week!) has some offerings for you! Check out things like the College Accommodations Committee Modules, Strategic Mandate Agreement 3 (it’s a trilogy!) and more in the “Reconnect” PD Week Information page here!

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

Hmmm. Can’t Think of Any PD …..

Oh yeah, PD WEEK! I think we mentioned it already. There is a half-fortnight of professional development opportunities in the works. There are so many Fleming folks prepping a lovely little session for you next week and they can’t wait to see you there. Here is “Reconnect” PD Week Information page here . You should go to all of them!

Nicolas Cage GIF of The Week

Three weeks in and no one has told us to stop yet. So your Nicolas Cage GIF of the week is him pointing you towards the “Reconnect” PD Week Information page here!

Get In Touch

Contact us at ext. 1216, ldsteam@flemingcollege.ca, or visit department.flemingcollege.ca/ldsTweet @fleminglds