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August 2019
Welcome back to the new academic year! We look forward to seeing many new and returning faculty over the next few weeks. We are excited to share many new changes to the Centre for Teaching Excellence: new peopl e, new programs, and more support for your teaching and learning needs .

Laura MacKay, Director CTE
New Faces in the CTE
Drop by FR402 to meet Barry and Mary or to consult with us on teaching and learning!
Meet Dr. Barry Magrill, our new Educational Developer
Barry comes to us from SFU where he was previously the Program Director in the Centre for Online and Distance Education. Barry will be leading the ePortfolio initiative, programming for online and blended learning, and supporting faculty with open educational resources. 
 Click here to read more.
Welcome back Dr. Mary Giovannetti, Educational Developer
We are excited to have Mary joining the CTE as one of our educational developers. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Education from Simon Fraser University. Her love of teaching and mentorship of faculty were instrumental in her developing and facilitating Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) at Capilano University. Mary is excited to be leading New Faculty Orientation, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and Faculty Learning Communities. 
C lick here to learn more.
We are pleased to welcome Brian Ganter (English) and Sandra Seekins (Art History) as our new Faculty Associates. Brian and Sandra are supporting students and faculty in developing and implementing ePortfolios.
Support for Your Teaching & Learning Needs
We are available for one-on-one consultations Monday through Friday to support you in your teaching, answer questions, and to explore any new ideas for innovative and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning . Click here to see how we can help.
Online & Flexible Learning
Are you teaching an online or mixed mode course this fall or in the spring? Come talk to us!

CTE is increasing our support for faculty, who teach online or mixed mode classes (or any other technology enabled flexible learning mode).

Meet with us one-on-one to enhance student learning outside the classroom with tools such as eLearn, MS Teams or WebEx, and for general support on effective, engaged and learning-centred teaching through flexible and online formats. 

Or participate in a learning community or workshop such as our 2-week Active Learning Online (ALO) workshop in October.
Introducing Sparkshops 
Spark exploration and conversations on teaching and learning during your department meetings this fall! 
Introducing Sparkshops: 15- or 30-minute mini-workshops facilitated by the CTE during department meetings, faculty meetings or other teaching related gatherings. 
Current Sparkshop Topics Include: 
  • Using Formative Assessment to Gauge Student Learning in the Classroom 
  • Easy Active Learning Strategies 
  • Rubrics in a Flash: A Tool for Students and Teachers  
  • Engaging Students with In-Class Online Quizzes 
  • Virtual Coaching Hours: An Alternative to Traditional Office Hours  
  • Powerful Questions for Deeper Thinking and Better Classroom Discussions 
To book a Sparkshop for your next department meeting, click the button below.
Faculty ePortfolio Support

Want to learn more about ePorfolios? Contact us to arrange a one-on-one consultation with Barry, Sandra or Brian.

Want your students to try ePortfolios? Book an in-class workshop by clicking the button below.
Or encourage your students to attend an introductory workshop, which is offered at the following times for the academic year starting September 18 in LB186. This introductory workshop is offered to students on a first-come, first-served basis.
10:00 - 11:30
02:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:30
Teaching Portfolios

Want to create your own Teaching Portfolio? Join us for our four-session series on developing your Teaching Portfolio. This is an excellent way to document evidence of your teaching and to showcase your teaching and learning accomplishments.

All session will be held on Tuesdays in Fir 402A from 1:00 - 2:20 p.m. on the following dates:
October 8
October 22
November 5
November 19

Session 1: Introduction to Teaching Portfolios
Session 2: Curating Evidence of Effective Teaching
Session 3: How to Use Wordpress
Session 4: Showcasing and Sharing Your Teaching Portfolio

Classroom Wireless Projection
This summer, Capilano has added a new feature to several classrooms at the Main campus – wireless projection using VIA. With this feature you will be able to use your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone to connect wirelessly to the room’s data projector. This allows you to move freely around the classroom while maintaining control over what you are projecting.
For more Info, click here.

Drop-in Training: August 30, 10:30 - 11 am BR210 
BCcampus Online Bookclub
Join your colleagues about the province in a free, open, online professional learning event. This fall we are reading Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning  by James M. Lang. The first session is facilitated by the CTE’s Laura MacKay

Sep. 9   – Nov. 15, 2019 Online
Call for Submissions: CTE Faculty Blogging Series
Are you doing something new/different in the classroom, which you’d like to share with other instructors at CapU? We are inviting short 250-words submissions by faculty to our CTE blog.
Email us to learn more. 
Fall Programs
Active Learning Online
Oct.21 - Nov.1 Two weeks online

Starts on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 - 11:20 am FR402A
Meetings: Oct.1, Oct.15, Oct.29

Starts on Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 pm LB145
Meetings: Last Thursday of the month
Sep.26, Oct.31, Nov.28, Jan.30, Feb.27, Mar.26

Starts on Friday, September 13, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 pm FR402A
Meetings: Sep.27, Oct.11, Oct.25, Nov.8, Nov.22, Dec.6

3 Fridays, September 13, 20 and 27, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MA101
December 16, 17 and 18, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm MA101

Starts on September 18, 2019 12:00 - 1:00 pm FR402A
Sign up by Sep.13
If you have any questions, please contact cte@capilanou.ca
Faculty Learning Community: Teaching & Learning with Engagement
Starts on October 3, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 pm FR402A
Meetings: Oct.17, Oct.31, Nov.14, Nov.28, Dec.12
Congratulations and News
Congratulations to Ki Wight  (MOPA, Communications) on being accepted to write a chapter in Steinberg, S., & Down, B. (Eds). The Sage Handbook of Critical Pedagogies . London: Sage Publishing.​

Congratulations to Amir Ghaseminejad on earning his PhD in Communications from Simon Fraser University.
Upcoming Teaching & Learning Events
Royal Roads University, Victoria BC V9B 5Y2
October 2, 2019 – October 4, 2019
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto ON
October 8 - 10, 2019
Magee Secondary School Maple St.,Vancouver BC
October 25, 2019
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver, 645 Howe St, Vancouver BC
November 7 - 8, 2019
$595.00 (Limited Early Birds Available) 
Riverfront Banquet Centre, Flint, Michigan
November 7 - 9, 2019
Call for Proposals is open until Sept 30.

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) fosters excellence, innovation, and collaboration in teaching and learning by supporting faculty and staff through programming, mentoring, professional development opportunities, and research on effective teaching.