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Mini Series – Fall 2023

The Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) is thrilled to be offering the mini-series! This year’s Mini-Conference offered many insightful and engaging sessions, this is why we have reached out to the presenters to create the mini-series. If you missed it the first time, this is your chance to attend one of the following sessions:  

Lunch and Learn: The Student Journey: Striving for a Sustainable Approach to Academic Success | October 25 at 12:30 PM

Presented by students and leaders from Langara Student Success Course, Peer Supported Learning, Learning Commons and the Student Success Centre.
Register for the Lunch and Learn

Come listen to our students share their experiences supporting and sustaining academic success. You will learn about how these services support classroom learning and promote peer connection. In addition, the Langara Return to Learning instructor will share how students can get back on track when challenges overtake their academic journey

Sustainability, Circularity and Emergent Opportunity: Makerspaces and Positive Change | November 9 at 11:00 AM

Presented by Philip Robbins
Register for the Sustainability session

Sustainability is an enormous, complex and somewhat slippery subject. What does it actually mean? How is it put into practice? Are there other alternatives? Join us in Langara’s Makerspace to explore Sustainability, the evolving concept of Circularity, and how emergent Maker resources can foster innovation and meaningful change. We examine how Making, Sustainability, and Circularity can work in parallel with large scale and individual action and how Makerspaces and Maker cultures (globally distributed, informal, highly networked, peer-lead, DIY communities) can help drive this change

Ecologizing Education | November 23 at 1:00 PM

Presented by Estella Kuchta
Register for Ecologizing Education

Many Langara instructors are concerned about the gravity of climate change and ecological degradation. How do we make our courses more environmentally attuned? How do we prepare students for an ecologically uncertain future? How do we balance hope with dismal realities? In this workshop, Estella Kuchta, co-author of the forthcoming book Ecologizing Education (Cornell UP), illustrates how values of relationality, care, diversity, equality, joy, and embodied learning can meaningfully address these questions. 

EDI Book Club’s Book Tasting | December 14 at 12:30 PM

Presented by Joy Walcott-Francis and Patty Aroca-Ouellette
Register for the EDI Book Club’s Book Tasting

Love books? Want to learn more about EDI? Want to do some winter break reading? Join Joy Walcott-Francis (Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) and Patty Aroca-Ouellette (Division Chair, Applied Science), as they introduce and discuss how we can all enrich our EDI lens and gain some actionable tips through the introduction to:  

1) The Savvy Ally by Jeannie Gainsburg – How to be an ally for 2SLGBTQI+ communities 
2) So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo – Actionable tips for inclusion 
3) Xwist Memin Kin “I Want to Go Home”: Memories of Kamloops Residential School and Joeyaska Ranch by Nk’xetko, Mary Jane Joe – Memoir of Kamloops Residential School.
4) Some Assembly Required by Arin Andrews – A teenager’s memoir of their transition

Hope to see you there. 

For more professional learning opportunities, please visit our PD Events Calendar