A paddle dipping into a lake. In the background there are forest-covered mountains and the open sky.

Reflections on Pulling Together and upcoming spring sessions 

In fall 2021, I had the chance to co-facilitate a series of workshops framed on Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers with my wonderful colleague, Jen Ward, one of TCDC’s Indigenization Specialists. Published by BCcampus, the guide is one of a series of open-source resources meant to support Indigenization, decolonization and reconciliation efforts within post-secondary institutions.   Read More

Professional Development Opportunities for Teaching Online 

Many instructional faculty and staff are looking for summer PD opportunities to learn about effective online teaching practices, and TCDC is here to help.

TCDC is offering a 3-day workshop Online Course Design and Delivery at LangaraIn this 3-day course, you will learn how to design an online course and engage students through effective teaching strategies and practices. You will also experience from a student’s perspective what online learning entails. Dates for this course are June 23-25July 7-9, and August 5-7.

In addition, workshops and webinars are continually added to the TCDC/EdTech calendar at https://iweb.langara.ca/tcdc-dev/calendar/. Be sure to check this page regularly for new sessions.

Other PD opportunities you may want to consider include the following courses offered at Royal Roads University, Vancouver Community College, and BCcampus.  Read More

TCDC & EdTech Open House 

The staff and faculty from Educational Technology (EdTech) and the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) are excited to unveil our new home on the 2nd floor of the C-building at our Open House event on Wednesday, January 29th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm.

Please drop by to check out TCDC and EdTech’s newly combined space and sample some of the day’s offerings, including actual refreshments in our kitchen area!

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Upcoming Instructional Skills Workshops in 2020

The Instructional Skills Workshop offers strategies and tips for:

  • Teaching more interactive classes
  • Increasing confidence in the classroom
  • Enhancing feedback and evaluative skills

The ISW is exclusively for current Langara employees and fills up quickly (just 12-16 spaces available).

Tentative dates in 2020:

  • Spring session – during the reading break – 3 consecutive day session (e.g., 8:30 to 16:30) – February 19-21, 2020
  • Spring/Summer session – Last week of April – 3 consecutive day session (e.g., 8:30 to 16:30) – April 21-23, 2020
  • Summer session – Last week of August – 3 consecutive day session (e.g., 8:30 to 16:30)
  • Fall session – 6 weekly evening sessions starting late September (e.g., 17:30 to 20:30)

To register please email: tcdc@langara.ca

Participants will receive a certificate of completion recognized across North America.

Interested in the ISW but can’t make this session?

Contact the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre at tcdc@langara.ca

Join us for an Unconference on Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Written by Jessica Kalra, TCDC Curriculum Consultant

At Langara, we strive to create a rich and positive learning environment in which staff and students are free to ask questions and have open discussions in a safe, professional and respectful space. We want our students to practice academic integrity while they are here and take these principles with them when they leave academia and join the professional world. Despite our best intentions, violations of the student code of conduct are common in all postsecondary institutions and Langara is no exception. The good news is there are numerous strategies we can use that both encourage a positive learning environment and prevent academic integrity violations.

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TCDC Book Club: Creating Self-Regulated Learners

Do you ever wish your students would spend just a little more time reviewing graded papers, exams, homework assignments and practice quizzes to identify and address gaps in their understanding? Would you like more of your students to be able to reflect on, monitor and assess their learning and study strategies so they can be more successful learners? Join us for this semester’s TCDC Book Club!

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Fall 2019 – Instructional Skills Workshop

The next Langara College Instructional Skills Workshop will be held on six consecutive weekly evening sessions (5:30 pm – 8:30 pm) from September 11 to October 16,  2019.

ISW is Your Opportunity to Enhance Your Teaching!

  • Teach more interactive classes
  • Increase your confidence in the classroom
  • Expand your teaching techniques and strategies
  • Enhance your feedback and evaluative skills
  • Receive a certificate recognized across North America
  • Open to Langara employees only

These workshops fill quickly and have a maximum number of 12 participants, so don’t delay. To register, email Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC) 

Interested in ISW but can’t make this session? Contact Parisa Zitouni, Educational Developer, at tcdc@langara.ca.