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June 2019

May was a busy month for the CTE as we hosted the Teaching and Learning Symposium, an Instructional Skills Workshop, and a three-day Course (Re)Design Workshop. Many thanks to those participating who helped make these events, and our programming throughout the year, a success. Whether you are planning holidays or teaching throughout the summer, we hope that you'll find some inspiration in our summer reading list, and a look back at some of our events.

Laura MacKay, Director CTE
Suggested Summer Reading List
Educated, A Memoir by Tara Westover
One of my best reads of 2019. This memoir describes Tara Westover's journey from survivalist Morman family in rural Idaho with no formal education to a PhD from Cambridge. This book reminds me the many challenges and presumptions of the education system through the lens of a novice learner.
Spring Highlights
Field Trip & Inquiry: Place-Based Learning at the Cheakamus Centre

Last week, 20 faculty from across the university went to the Cheakamus Centre for an experiential workshop and inquiry into place-based learning. It was a chance to experience place-based practices and models in action, to reflect on applications to our own teaching practices and to connect with other faculty members. 
Take a peek at some highlights here

Email CTE to learn more or to connect with other faculty around place-based learning.

Teacher as Researcher FLC
Lead by Mary Giovannetti

On February 1, 2019, Capilano University’s First Teacher as Researcher Faculty Learning Community got off to a great start with eight faculty from a variety of disciplines coming together to learn about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the process of conducting research based on an inquiry into our teaching practice and student learning.  

We met every second Friday and covered the steps .... read more

CTE August/September Programming
August 13-15, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm MA101/102

Monday, August 26, 2019 9:00am - 4:00 pm LB321/316

Kick off: Friday, September 13, 2019 1:00 - 3:00 pm FR402A

Kick off: Wednesday August 28, 2019 10:00 am FR402A

Kick off: Thursday Aug 29, 2019 1:00 FR402A

Starting in September
If you have any question, please contact cte@capilanou.ca
Congratulations and News
Congratulations to David Geary (MOPA, Communications) on being named one of the 2019 Climate Change Theatre Action Playwrights with his play "Own Now". David also has two short stories, 'Maui Goes to Hollywood' and 'Journey to the Underworld Rarohenga and the Reformation' published in Purakau: Maori Myths Retold by Maori Writers. Purakau recently made the top 10 bestseller list of New Zealand books.

Congratulations to David Kirk (FNSS) for receiving the Education Excellence award for alumni from the Native Education College. 

Zoe Evamy (IDEA) paintings are on exhibit until June 22, 2019 at the Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach. 

Josema Zamorano's (Spanish) successful photography exhibit, Encounters closes on June 14, 2019 at the Berlin Tapir Gallery .

Upcoming Teaching & Learning Events
Kamloops, Thompson Rivers University
June 20-21 2019

CENTRE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE | CONNECT, INNOVATE, INSPIRE
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.