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Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development

2017

October

Event Type Date Time

Adopting a blended learning approach to help promote student learning via a role-play simulation: Best practices from two longitudinal studies

Lunch & Learn October 13 12:00 to 1:00
Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress
Open to faculty and instructors only
Workshops October 24 9:30 to 11:30 am 
Identifying and Applying Strengths: Our Students and Ourselves Discussion Group October 25 12:30 to 2:00 pm
When Discipline and Appeals Issues Arise Workshop October 26 12:00 to 1:00 pm

November

Event Type Date Time

Information and disinformation: Evaluating what we know in a world of “alternative facts”

Workshop November 2 10:00 to 11:30
Exploring one’s Identity as an Educator: How Does Who we are Affect What we do in our Classrooms? Workshop November 15 1:30 to 3:00
Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress
Open to faculty and instructors only
Workshops November 16 1:30 to 3:30 pm 
Developing Your Teaching Philosophy Discussion Group November 29 12:30 to 2:00 pm

 

Past Professional Development

2017

September

Event Type Date Time
Teaching Assistant Professional Development Day Workshops September 12 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Effective Leadership: What Does It Look Like Today?

Discussion Group September 28 2:00 to 3:30 pm

August

Event Type Date Time
Respecting the Diversity of Students’ Mental Health
Workshop Aug. 9 1:00 - 2:30 pm
New Academic Staff Orientation Orientation Aug. 30 & 31 Full Day

April

January

Event Type Date Time
Discovering Best Practices for Education and Technology Discussion Group Jan. 17 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Part I: Exploring Best Practices Around Blended and Online Learning at Dalhousie 3-part Workshop Jan. 19 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Trans Issues on Campus: Answering Your Questions Workshop Jan. 23 2:00 to 3:30 pm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

2016

November

Event Type Date Time
Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress
(not open to students)
Workshop November 17 1:30 to 3:30
Implementing Brightspace ePortfolio Lunch & Learn November 18 12:00 to 1:00
Helping Students Achieve their Learning Potential Workshop November 24 2:00 to 3:30
The Millennial Teacher Discussion Group November 29 1:00 to 3:30

October

September

Event Type Date Time
TA Day Orientation September 13 8:30 to 4:00
Let’s Talk About RESPECT Discussion Group September 26 11:00 to 12:30
Creating Respect and Equity for
Transgender Students in our Classrooms
Workshop September 27 1:00 to 2:30
Working Outside Academia Workshop September 29 10:00 to 12:00
10:00 to 12:00
 
10:00 to 12:00
10:00 to 12:00

August

Event Type Date Time
New Academic Staff Orientation Orientation August 24 & 25 8:30 - 3:30

June

Event Type Date Time
Threshold Concepts Conference June 15-17 Full day

May

Event Type Date Time
The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy Book Discussion May 9 1:00 to 2:30

Creating a Teaching Dossier

Workshop May 5 & 9 10:00 to 12:00
Using Twitter to build community in large classes and departments Lunch & Learn May 27 12:00 to 1:00

April

Event Type Date Time
Challenge-based learning cycles in the online environment Lunch & Learn April 22 12:00 to 1:00
DCUTL: Exploring Change and Resilience in University Teaching and Learning Conference April 27 & 28 Full day

March

Event Type Date Time
Bringing an Indigenous Sensibility into the Classroom Workshop March 4 9:00 to 10:30
A Primer on Indigenous Research Methodologies Workshop March 4 2:00 to 3:30
SRI Information Sessions for Faculty (Agriculture Campus) Lunch & Learn March 8 12:00 to 1:00
SRI Information Sessions for Faculty (Carleton Campus) Lunch & Learn March 10 11:00 to 12:00
SRI Information Sessions for Faculty (Sexton Campus) Lunch & Learn March 11 12:00 to 1:00
SRI Information Sessions for Faculty (Studley Campus) Lunch & Learn March 15 12:00 to 1:00
An Introduction to Open Educational Resources Lunch & Learn March 18 12:00 to 1:00
The Introverted Student: Engagement and Support in an Active Classroom Discussion March 29 1:30 to 3:00

February

Event Type Date Time
The Introverted Teacher: Navigating the Extroverted Seas Discussion Feb. 4 9:30 to 11:00
Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress Workshop Feb. 25 9:30 to 11:30
Low tech strategies for going online Lunch & Learn Feb. 26 12:00 to 1:00

January

Event Type Date Time
Curriculum Design: Renewal and Creation Workshop Jan. 20 1:30 to 3:00

2015

December

Event Type Date Time
Retention and Student Success Workshop Thursday, Dec. 10 10:00 to 11:00

November

Event Type Date Time
Introduction to Video Production Workshop Tuesday, Nov. 3 12:00 to 1:00
Composing Space Workshop Monday, Nov. 16 12:00 to 1:00
Creative Content Development with SoftChalk Lunch & Learn Friday, Nov. 20 12:00 to 1:00
Community Engaged Learning - Community of Practice   Friday, Nov. 20 1:30 to 3:00
Student-faculty collaboration and partnerships: How to invigorate education Discussion Group Wednesday, Nov. 25 1:30 to 3:00
Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress Workshop Friday, Nov. 27 1:00 to 2:30

October

Event Type Date Time
Reducing distance in distance education for international students through creative tools and techniques for online and distance learning Panel Tuesday, Oct. 20 Cancelled
COHERE 20 Conference Oct. 22 & 23 Ended
Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress 
Workshop Monday, Oct. 26 Ended
Community Engaged Learning - Community of Practice   Tuesday, Oct. 27 Ended 
Learner-centered teaching Discussion Group Wednesday Oct. 28 Ended
Teaching ethics online: What worked and what didn’t Lunch and Learn Friday, Oct. 30 12:00 to 1:00

September

Event Type Date Time
Teaching Assistant Professional Development Day Orientation Tuesday, Sept. 15 8:30 to 4:00
Colloquium on E-Learning and Virtual Teams Colloquium Wednesday, Sept. 16 10:00 to 4:00
Exhilarated Teaching/Exhilarated Learning (Truro Campus) Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 23 1:00 to 3:00
Mindfulness in Teaching & Learning Workshop Thursday, Sept. 24 10:00 to 12:00
Brightspace User Forum Forum Wednesday, Sept. 30 9:30 to 3:00

May

Event Type Date Time
TBD
Lunch and Learn Friday, May 15 Ended
Creating a Teaching Dossier Two-Part Workshop May 21 and 26 Ended

April

Event Type Date Time
Facilitating In-Class Discussion in English Workshop Wednesday, April 1 Ended
TBD Lunch and Learn Friday, April 17 Ended
Dalhousie Conference on University Teaching and Learning (DCUTL) Conference April 29 & 30 Ended

February

January

Event Date Time
Part I: Faculty Workshop Series DalBlend - Exploring Blended Learning Friday, January 30
Ended
Engaging Students in an Online Environment Wednesday, January 28 Ended
Making Time, Taking Time Tuesday, January 20 Cancelled
Lunch and Learn: LMS Review Update Friday, January 16 Ended

2014

September

Event Date Time

The Use of Art in Academia

September 30 13:30 to 15:00

2013

December

Event Start Date
Time
Lunch and Learn with Dal’s First MOOC Team Friday, Dec. 13 Ended

July

Event Target Audience Start Date
Creating Your Teaching Dossier Faculty and Instructors
Closed

May

Event Target Audience Start Date
DCUTL 2013 Everyone Closed

April

Event Target Audience
Start Date
Lunch & Learn Everyone Closed

March

Event Target Audience Start Date
Discussion Group: Gaming and Higher Education Everyone Closed
Lunch & Learn Everyone
Cancelled
Communication in the Learning Process Everyone Closed
Redesigning Your Course for Blended Learning Workshop Series
  • Assessment & Support Services
Faculty who registered for full series
Closed
Creating a Community of Teaching Practice Faculty & Instructors Closed

February

Service Learning: Deepening Student Learning and Engagement
Everyone Cancelled
Redesigning Your Course for Blended Learning Workshop Series
  • Strategies for Collaboration/Engagement/Interaction
Faculty who registered for full series
Closed
Metacognitive Strategies for Learning and Teaching Everyone Feb. 13
Lunch & Learn: Online Tools for Teaching Language and Culture
Everyone Feb. 15
Design Tips for Blackboard OWL Administrative Use Administrative Secretaries Feb. 20
Discussion Group: Gaming and Higher Education Everyone Feb. 27

January

Event
Target Audience
Start Date
Design Tips for Your Blackboard OWL Space Basic OWL Experience Jan. 10
Addressing Student Disruptions in the Classroom Everyone Jan. 16
Lunch & Learn: Turning Technologies Clicker System Everyone Jan. 18
Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities in Your Class Everyone Jan. 23
Redesigning Your Course for Blended Learning Workshop Series
  • Concept Map & Developing Objectives
Faculty
Jan. 25
Discussion Group: Gaming and Higher Education
  • Gamification: What is it, and how can I use it?
Everyone Jan. 30