A new year brings new faces, spaces, and learning opportunities. Meet our growing team and be sure to reach out to us for support with your teaching. As you can read about in this newsletter, we have many exciting programs and events happening in the CTE. This year, take a chance on a new teaching strategy or initiative. Or, j oin me in taking a mOOC on what it means to be a 21st century educator.

Laura MacKay, Director CTE
Light refreshments and coffee provided
Come join CTE and CFA as we celebrate the beginning of the term and our new space

Tuesday, January 29, 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
Location: Centre for Teaching Excellence FR402

Introducing Our New Faculty Associates
Dr. Conrad King        
K-16 Connections

Conrad will be supporting faculty in preparing for the new curriculum and fostering relationships with the local school districts.

Mary will be developing resources and workshops for faculty engaging in scholarly inquiry regarding teaching practices, teaching effectiveness, and student learning.

Email Mary or meet her in CTE Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Matthew Michaud, MA 
Indigenous Initiatives

Matt will be working closely with David Kirk from FNSS to curate resources for faculty around decolonization and indigenization.

Teaching Excellence Awards 2018-2019
This year we received 262 nominations from students for the Teaching Excellence Awards. Over 20% of all teaching faculty were nominated by students. We are incredibly fortunate to have so many dedicated and inspiring instructors at Capilano University. Please join us in congratulating the 2018-2019 Teaching Excellence Award Recipients.
Reg Johanson              Faculty of Arts and Sciences (English)     
Kymberly Stewart      Faculty of Business and Professional Studies (Communications)
Annabella Cant           Faculty of Education Health and Human Development (Education)
Seanna McPherson    Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
Bruce Wilson               Faculty of Global and Community Studies. 
  It’s early December, it’s exam period and the air on campus is intense with last minute studying and test anxiety. Except perhaps for one classroom in Cedar…

I enter the room to find 32 early childhood education students chatting and laughing in groups of four as they place notes and snacks in front of them.
Extend 101: Teaching with Technology mOOC
Ecampus Ontario is currently running an Extend 101 mOOC (A Medium-sized Open Online Course). The course is designed as a professional learning opportunity to extend your teaching with technology: try something new, push your boundaries, take some risks.
It is structured about Simon Bates (2014) characteristics of a 21st Century Educator: (1) teacher for learning, collaborator, curator, scholar, technologist, and experimenter. If you are interested in joining, sign up here
Faculty Learning Communities

 This term our campus learning community will explore folio thinking in relation to our own evolving professional identifies as we begin to build out our own WordPress portfolios. All are welcome: Everyone from first time builders to folks with multiple portfolios and personal websites on the go.

Are you interested in and excited about engaging n developing a research question based on your students' learning or your teaching? Together we will learn about the role of teacher as researcher, explore key articles on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and support each other as we move forward to develop a teaching and learning inquiry based on our teaching practices.
This FLC starts Friday, February 1, 2019 1-3pm in the CTE FR402
Support for Your Teaching 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. Drop by or email us to book an appointment.

A few of the things we can work with you on:
  • Developing rubrics
  • Creating learning activities in and outside of class 
  • Active learning strategies
  • Curricular alignment (assignments, activities and learning outcomes)
  • Building classroom community
  • Formative feedback and assessment
  • Integrating technology into your teaching
Reading Break Events - email to register

with Annabella Cant, Kym Stewart, and Gillian Judson (SFU CIRCLE)
Tuesday February 19 1:00-2:30pm LB 322 Limited spaces please email to register

with Aurelea Mahood
Wednesday February 20th 12:30-3:30pm BR 126
This workshop will explore the benefits of program-level ePortfolio initiatives with examples of from Capilano University and other institutions and provide practical tips on how to get started.

Moodle makeover drop-in
Thursday February 21 9:00 am -12:00 pm CTE FR 402

Thursday February 21 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CTE FR 402
Come learn and play with Office 365 and see how Microsoft Teams can be used in class projects, departmental communication and more. Bring your laptop if possible.

with James Neufeld
Friday February 22 12-3pm LB 316
The first hour we will review WordPress basics and then we will have open workshop time to start building your WordPress site.
After a year of working with BCcampus, and as part of the BC Teaching and Learning Professional Development Advisory Council, the CTE is pleased to announce that the new BC Teaching and Learning Portal is live. This events and programs portal will allow post-secondary educators to see what professional development opportunities are offered throughout BC and to participate in those events open to outside institutions. We hope is that this portal will help foster multi-institutional collaborations.
CTE Upcoming Events
February 13 March 13 April 10 11:30 am - 2:00 pm FR402A

February 12 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm LB322 Sign up now!
Gathering Early Semester Student Feedback

March 14 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm LB322 Sign up now!
Managing Your Marking

Kick-off meet up: January 31 Limited space available. Sign up now!

3 Fridays March 1, 8 and 15 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sign up now!

Next Meet up: January 22 1:00 pm-2:30 pm LB145 Sign up now!

Next meet up: February 12 4:00-5:30 FR402A (CTE Boardroom) Sign up now!

March 4 - March 15 (2 weeks) Online Sign up now!

Faculty Teaching and Learning Symposium 2019
Coming back in May!
Monday, May 6th - Friday, May 10th     9:00 am -4:00 pm
Stay tuned for more information.

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Teaching and Learning Events
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver 
Friday, February 15, 2019 

San Francisco, CA
February 15-17, 2019

Seattle, WA
March 13-15, 2019

Vancouver, BC
April 17& 18, 2019

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE)
UBC, Vancouver
May 21-24, 2019

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.