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Celebrate Learning Week and Thompson-Okanagan 2024 Highlights

Celebrate Learning Week From May 6 to May 10, 2024, the CTL and CTLT facilitated Celebrate Learning Week (CLW), a cross-campus showcase of teaching and learning activities and strategies around the theme, “Remembering the Human in Loop.” There were 31 events in total: 10 internal events organized by the CLW programming committee, CTL members and […]

Emergence, Curiosity, and Care in a Community of Practice on Access, Inclusion, and Place-Based Teaching and Learning

Over the past academic year, seven members of our UBC community came together as part of a Community of Practice (CoP) centered on “Access, Inclusion, and Place-Based Teaching and Learning”. We intentionally chose a model for our CoP that was focused on the practice of teaching, using a model known as “Teaching Squares” (Berry, 2008; […]

Congratulations to our new ISW Facilitators and Trainers!

The FDW is part of the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) multi-step model, an internationally certified program designed to increase teaching effectiveness and encourage reflection on teaching practice. Jens Vent-Schmidt, experienced ISW Facilitator and FDW Trainer and member of the CTLT team, led the training in collaboration with Electra Eleftheriadou and Barbara Komlos, CTL Educational Consultants and ISW Facilitators, who […]

TPS Touchpoint: Integrating Indigenous topics, perspectives and worldviews

In honour of Indigenous History Month, June’s highlighted results from the Teaching Practices Survey (TPS) focus on integrating Indigenous topics, perspectives and worldviews.   59% of respondents incorporate a land acknowledgement in the syllabus, class meeting, or other materials, which is a 39% increase from 2018. 33% of respondents incorporate assignments/assessments that allow for the […]

Tips: Teaching with Virtual Reality

Are you considering using Virtual Reality (VR) to enhance teaching? At UBC Okanagan, we are privileged to have access to tools enabling immersive learning experiences through VR and the CTL is collaboratively working with instructors on ways to maximize the benefits of using the VR medium for learning. With these tools come questions around pedagogical […]