The Advanced Learning and Teaching Centre is Brescia’s home for faculty development and outcomes-based education. We offer a variety of teaching and learning workshops for faculty and staff, particularly those at affiliate campuses. Have an idea for a new workshop? Interested in facilitating? Contact Stephanie Horsley to share your ideas.

Winter 2017 Workshops

Flipping Out! The Reality of the Flipped Classroom
March 10, 11AM-12PM
Mother St. James Memorial Building, Rm 204

Register for this workshop
(registration closes at noon, March 8)

Trends in post-secondary education come and go, but the flipped class appears to be here to stay. The flipped model provides a gateway that transitions students from knowledge to application to synthesis. Yet, implementing the flipped classroom can be daunting. These fears can prevent instructors from attempting to flip their classes. So, what strategies can you use to successfully flip a class without flipping out?

Modelling a flipped class, this workshop will use a case study as the basis of discussion.  Participants will be asked to read two short articles prior to the workshop. In the work shop, participants will develop strategies to create a successful flipped course.

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Where Do I Start? Organizing Your OWL Site to Facilitate Student Learning and Engagement
April 12, 11:30AM-12:30 PM
Location: Beryl Ivey Library Computer Lab

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(registration closes at noon, April 10)

An organized OWL site designed with student engagement in mind can help facilitate your students’ learning experiences both within and outside of the physical classroom. This workshop will showcase best practices in organizing OWL course sites and provide opportunities for you to experiment with courses site design. Whether you teach a face-to-face, blended, or fully online course, this workshop will provide information and hands-on experiences that will enable you to more deeply engage your students through OWL.

Past Workshops
Active Learning Strategies, Fall 2016: Active learning has been shown to benefit female learners, so this interactive workshop lets participants explore a variety of strategies in the company of peers.

Bueller? Bueller? Encouraging Class Discussion and Student Participation, Winter 2016: Do your students struggle to speak up in class or engage in discussion? Are you hoping to try new participation activities in the future? This workshop examines best-practices and strategies for improving student participation in class and gives participants a chance to try a variety of techniques.

Formative Assessment Strategies. Are you interested in assessing your students’ learning without adding to your marking load? Want feedback on your teaching before the end of term? This assessment workshop focused on quick and easy strategies you can integrate into your teaching without the need to grade.

Introduction to Outcomes-based Education
This workshop introduces participants to Brescia’s approach to outcomes-based education and the Brescia Competencies. Attendees will review the principles of outcomes-based education and will have time to practice writing their own learning outcomes.This workshop can be customized to external audiences interested in learning about outcomes-based education in general, or to specific campus programs or groups.

Outcomes-based Assessment
We know what we want our students to learn, but how do we know when our students have learned it? This workshop explores the relationship between learning outcomes and student learning assessment. Participants are encouraged to arrive with learning outcomes in mind – whether at the lesson, course, or program level. Request an individual consultation if you’d like to review your learning outcomes in advance.

Aligning your Outcomes, Assessment, and Teaching
We know what we want our students to learn, and we’ve decided how we will assess their learning, but how do we go about teaching them? This workshop explores outcomes-based instruction and teaching, looking at how to align all three aspects within participants’ own contexts. Participants are encouraged to arrive with learning outcomes in mind – whether at the lesson, course, or program level – as well as a method of assessing student learning. Request an individual consultation if you’d like to review your learning outcomes and/or assessment in advance.