Our Faculty Institute Days offer professional development related to teaching and learning for all Brescia instructors, including contract faculty and instructional staff.
Over the summer, Brescia's teaching community has rallied together. We've designed our first online courses and made contingency plans for face-to-face classes. We've wrestled with new technologies and celebrated personal firsts. Now, on the eve of an unprecedented fall term, we have a moment to ask: what will teaching be like this year?
Join the ALT Centre for our first-ever online Brescia Faculty Institute. Using an 'unconference' format we'll explore the teaching and learning questions most on our minds. Our goal is to provide one another with encouragement, resources, and support for teaching in uncertain times.
Read on to learn more about unconferences and learn how to make suggestions for BFI Breakout Sessions.
|Date||Wednesday, August 26, 2020|
|Time||10:00am to 12:00pm (noon)|
|Location||Register below to receive Zoom invitation|
Unconference' agendas are generated by the participants. While unconferences take many forms, our BFI will be an online Zoom conference. Our goal for the BFI is to help you connect with colleagues facing similar uncertainties, share resources and strategies, and celebrate all that you've learned this summer.
We will prepare the BFI agenda in two stages:
|10:00am||Gather and welcome|
|10:05am to 10:25am||Plan BFI Sessions|
|10:30am to 11:00am||Breakout Session A|
|11:00am to 11:10am||Coffee Break|
|11:10am to 11:40am||Breakout Session B|
|11:40am to 12:00pm||Debrief|
Unconference breakout sessions are yours to define. Please suggest Breakout Session topics using our Google Jamboard. Instructions are posted on the Jamboard itself, or you can watch the video demonstration below.
Uncertain about room topics? The purpose of this BFI is to help you know where to turn when teaching in uncertain times. Breakout rooms could discuss:
Online conferences rely heavily on the kindness of strangers. Please indicate in the Jamboard (or your registration form) if you're willing to serve as a Breakout room faciliator. Your duties would include: