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Cover of the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. TCDC Summer Book Club. Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm from May 24th to June 21st in Room C203.

TCDC Summer Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass

Tuesdays from May 24 – June 21 Join our in-person book club on Tuesdays from 4:00pm–5:15pm to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This is a beautiful book that explores the relationship between biology and Indigenous teachings, and will engage anyone who is passionate about […]

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Headshot of Jennifer Ward smiling at the camera. She has pink hair and is wearing a black shirt.

Remembering Jennifer Ward

It is with heavy hearts that the team at TCDC share the news of the recent passing of our dear colleague, Jennifer Ward. Jen joined TCDC in September 2021 as Curriculum Consultant, Indigenization Specialist, and although she was with the college for only a short time, she made a deep and lasting impact on those […]

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Teaching online beyond COVID: TCDC’s Course Design for Online and Blended Learning mini-course

If you lived through the pandemic education experience, you most certainly would have come across TCDC’s five-day mini-course in Online Course Design and Delivery (OCDD). Over two years, hundreds of Langara instructors have participated in synchronous Zoom sessions and asynchronous activities on outcomes-based teaching and learning and online course design. The course has also provided […]

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What is active learning? The benefits (and challenges). Part 1

Active learning is when learners take an active role in their learning instead of passively receiving and memorizing content. In active learning environments learners explore, analyze, assess, apply and evaluate. The instructor’s job is to assemble resources, create learning activities, and guide students as they synthesize and implement what they’re learning.  Active learning supports today’s […]

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