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

Tweet @fleminglds

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

Week Six, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

Extending an Invitation

Ontario Extend is a resource designed to help empower educators to create engaging technology-enabled learning experiences for their learners. This May and June, concurrent with Academic Renewal, we will facilitate a group of Fleming educators through the program. Participants will receive a digital badge for every module they complete, and the Empowered Educator micro-credential if all modules are completed. We are in the beginning stages of organizing and would just like to collect names of anyone interested in joining us for all or part of the experience. It will take approximately 3 hours/week from the beginning of May to mid-June. Pop your name in here if you are interested!

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

A Gateway to D2L

When new students and faculty join us in our lovely Fleming College community they may be asking themselves “What the heck is D2L?” Good question! We’ve tried to distill the answer to that question by including a simple “who, what, when, where, why, how” of D2L itself and a few of its most useful tools in the Fleming College TechBank. If you go to either the D2L for Students or D2L for Faculty categories, you’ll see that overview (which provides links to tutorials etc if needed). It’s not quite fully fleshed out yet, so we’d love to hear your feedback on how to make it better.

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

For Pete’s Sake

Tell your students they’re invited to Fleming Night at the @PetesOHLhockey on Feb. 13! Tickets are on sale now at the Sutherland and Frost campus stores for $10. If you’re unable to visit these campus stores, please contact studentexperience@flemingcollege.ca and they will help. Go Pete’s Go! Get more goals than that other team!

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

You Got a New Way To Walk

Have a listen to this while you ingest the following information: During the Fleming College Faculty & Staff PD Week (Feb 24-28), Monday to Thursday at noon you will get the chance(s) to join in on the Fleming Colleagues Walk & Roll meet-ups at Sutherland! It is a delightful experience. Head to the Transportation Lounge at noon to join!

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

Kawartha Teaching and Technology Conference

It’s close to home and only $50! You’re not going to get a much better chance to attend an educational technology conference this year than the Kawartha Teaching & Technology Conference! Held at Trent on Thursday, March 5th. Sessions, keynotes, workshops and panel discussions will be organized within three broad topic areas:

  • Leveraging Technology for Inclusionary Practice
  • On the Horizon – Emerging Tools & Strategies for Teaching and Learning
  • Implications of Cybersecurity and Privacy on Teaching and Learning

Hope to see you there!

Nicolas Cage GIF of The Week

On the FlemingLDS Twitter account we ran a poll to see what you think is missing from the Teaching Hub. The winning answer? Nicolas Cage GIFs. So here you go. You will see a Nicolas Cage GIF every week until you tell us to stop. You can make it stop by leaving a heartfelt plea to do so in the comments below. Incidentally, you are always welcome to chat with us in the comments!

Get In Touch

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

Week Five, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

Going Organic

Once or twice in the history of the world, it may be possible that one or two course-based online discussions have been a tad robotic and boring. However, it turns out that having organic online discussions is possible! And guess what? It’s not a technological fix, it’s a human one. Check out this article to learn more.

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

Click That Subscribe Button

As suggested by Alana Callan in The (Virtual) Teacher’s Lounge, it is a great idea subscribe to BrightSpace Tutorials on YouTube, and to use those videos as your go-to resource for how to do D2L stuff. Also, join the Virtual Teacher’s Lounge (it’s a Microsoft Teams team) so you can get awesome tips and seek advice like this at its source! Maybe you’ll even see your tip reported here, to the masses!

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

Free Tech!

Fleming Student Administrative Council likes to let students know about things that students should know, and free technology is no exception. You can shoot this link to your students to let them know what’s available.

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

Your Change Makes Change

When eating baked goods can help the Fleming team get to the Enactus Regional pitch competition in Mississauga, everyone wins. Well, except for all the other teams that go to the competition. Bring some change in to the main foyer at Sutherland on February 6th from 11-2 for the Enactus Fundraiser – Bake Sale & Candy Grams (Yummy!).

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

A Taste of What’s to Come

From February 24th-28th (a.k.a. Reading Week), various dedicated professionals at Fleming College are offering up an assortment of professional development options for you throughout the entire week! Plans are still being finalized, but stay tuned for PD on things like the College Accommodation Committee Modules, Badging and Ontario Extend, Cisco/WebEx Collaboration Tools, Indigenous Perspectives Designation Policy and Procedure, Energizing your classroom, the Contract Faculty Experience, and much, much more!

Nicolas Cage GIF of The Week

On the FlemingLDS Twitter account we ran a poll to see what you think is missing from the Teaching Hub. The winning answer? Nicolas Cage GIFs. So here you go. You will see a Nicolas Cage GIF every week until you tell us to stop. You can make it stop by leaving a heartfelt plea to do so in the comments below. Incidentally, you are always welcome to chat with us in the comments!

Get In Touch

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

Week Four, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

Culturally Responsive Teaching

In reading this article it’s great to find out that by working toward providing learning experiences in a UDL-y way (Universal Design for Learning) it will also likely make you a more culturally responsive teacher. That’s like a Buy-One-Get-One Free deal!

Simply providing choice for students in terms of the input of information, or their own output, is a step toward a culturally responsive classroom, as is inherent in the guiding principles of UDL.

Gwen Bass, PhD, and Michael Lawrence-Riddell

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

The Tech Bank

It’s still a work in progress, but like the seemingly as-yet unfinished Death Star in Return of the Jedi, this thing is operational. The Fleming Digital Learning Technologies Inventory, aka the Tech Bank, is a space to get a quick and dirty run-down of which learning technologies are available to us (faculty and students), and to get a sense of how and why one might want to use it. Have a look at the Faculty category to see what’s there, and let us know what’s missing and/or how to make it as useful as possible!

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

Your Own Terms and Conditions

From 5-6 pm on January 28th in room 253A (at Frost Campus), there is a free workshop for students to help work toward living your life on your own terms:

The STOP PUSHING MY BUTTONS! Workshop will help participants move away from reaction, defensiveness and blame towards understanding the power behind thoughts and feelings. Learn how to identify and deactivate your buttons with strategic tools and techniques.

It may take more than one hour to achieve this, so we’re thinking there may be some post-workshop stuff to do. Students can register at Health Services Rm 254 (at Frost).

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

Policies & Procedures

In some instances, for some people, once in an occasional blue, waning moon, it can be a trifle dry to read up on policies and procedures. But some say they are an important part of running a tight ship, so we have a few here at Fleming. When you’re ready you can find them here. Let us know which is your favourite!

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

Virtual Lunch n’ Learns from Ed-Tech Ontario

The ETC is a committee of ed-tech enthusiasts from all of Ontario’s colleges. One of the things that they do is run a series of webinars throughout the semester. And the new calendar is out! First up, on February 5th is a webinar entitled Listen Up: Podcasts as the new “Textbook” hosted by Audrey Wubbenhorst of Humber College. See the whole list here. Sounds intriguing!

Get In Touch

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

Week Three, Winter 2020

Engaging Teaching

Teaching tips & more!

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Contrary to some beliefs, Wikipedia’s quite a reliable source of information (check out the myth busting section in this slide deck) and guess who can make it even better? This coming Open Education Week (March 2-6), think about joining us as we join a bunch of other colleges and unis in Ontario in a Wikepedia-Edit-a-thon. The overarching goal is to help reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia. It should be an engaging learning experience for all of us. Pop your name in here if you’re interested in learning more.

Learning Technology

Using the technology without it using us.

Tech Talk & Tacos Take Two

We will be hosting a lunch time virtual get-together every week: 12-1230 on Tuesdays in our WebEx Digital Meeting Room. This week, we will have a look at WebEx itself (so meta!). We can show everyone how it works, how we can use it, and how you might want to use it in your teaching or for your own learning. Email Terry for a calendar invite, if you’d like one.

Trickle Down

Stuff to tell your students!

Clubbin’

Students can get all their clubbing needs met on Tuesday, January 21st from 11-1 in the main foyer at Sutherland during Club Craze, hosted by the Student Administrative Council. And we don’t mean late-night-party clubbing; we mean student interest clubs! Clubs can be joined or new ones can be started! Maybe someone will start a Clubbin’ Club for late-night dancing enthusiasts.

Inner Workings

Helping you navigate the inner workings of the college

There’s an App for… Us?

That’s right! There is a Fleming mobile app. It functions much like the myCampus portal, but instead of looking it up in a browser on your phone, you simply open the app! Saves you a few clicks! Find it on Google Play or on your iPhone.

Keeping it Professional

Professional Learning Opportunities

Winter 2020 Professional Development Week

The Learning Design & Support and Employee Success and Organizational Development teams are partnering to bring you an exciting week of professional development during Winter Week 8. Please feed us your ideas for how best to do this by filling out this survey. In doing you will not be entered in a contest to win anything, but we will give a slight nod of appreciation when we pass you in the hallways.

Get In Touch

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