Let's Talk About Teaching (LTAT)

Two days of conversations, networking and concurrent sessions led by UVic teachers and Learning and Teaching Centre staff for all faculty, instructors and lecturers at UVic.

Let's Talk events

Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31, 2017
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Harry Hickman Building

The event will include posters that celebrate the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and innovative curriculum development at UVic.

To Register
Please see program below. To register for specific sessions please visit this link View by Group, log in with your UVic netlink ID and password, scroll down to Let's Talk About Teaching (LTAT) and click on View. You can then select the multiple events you wish to register for. After you have made your selections be sure to scroll up the page and click on the Click Here to Complete Registration button. The database can be a little slow, so please be patient with all these steps. If you have any problems at all in registering for any of the sessions, please email the Learning and Teaching Centre or phone 250-721-8571.

2017 Program

Plenary - The importance of space, place and reflection: Experiential and learning-centred teaching

Presenter: Helga Thorson, 2016 Award for Excellence in Teaching for Experiential Learning

Session A1- Indigenizing, decolonizing, and the TRC in Curriculum work? - I'm confused!

Presenter: Shanne McCaffrey

Session B1 - Strategies for Teaching International Students

Presenter: CindyAnn Rose-Redwood

Session F1 - Using Experiential Learning to teach the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Presenter: Heather Ranson

Janni Aragon speaking about student-centered learning

2016 Program

Session C4 - Transformative learning: Making meaning and changing lives
Presenter: Helga Thorson, Germanic & Slavic Studies

Session D1 - The purposeful reading report: Ensuring that students read and are prepared for class
Heiner, Banet, Wieman Pre-Reading AJP2014
Another reading on reading
Presenter: Geri Van Gyn, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Session D3 - Using Bloom's Taxonomy to improve student learning outcomes and assessment
Bloom Worksheet

Presenters: Joe Parsons, Learning and Teaching Centre and Lisa Surridge, English

Session E2 - Program Competencies versus Learning Outcomes: A new online course development paradigm
Presenter: Milan Frankl, Health Information Science

Session E3 - Why is it beneficial to attend lectures if you could just read the textbook?
Presenter: Barbara Ehlting, Biology

Session G4 - Indigenizing our courses: Beginning steps for settler instructors
Presenter: Kathy Sanford, Curriculum and Instruction and Tim Hopper, Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
Using Indigenous principles learned from colleague Dr. Lorna Williams, two non-Indigenous professors (Kathy and Tim) share ways in which these principles have shaped learning experiences for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. We will share Lil’wat principles used in our courses as we work to create respectful and inclusive curricula, welcoming learning environments, and culturally responsive pedagogies and assessment. These Principles include: 1) Celhcelh - Importance of focusing on the learning of colleagues before our own learning, enabling learning opportunities exponentially greater than if we focus only on our own learning; 2) Emhaka7 - Consideration of how our work will benefit the next seven generations to come; our class work will influence future generations of students and teachers, and 3) A7xekcal  - Finding our passion and then investing in this passion in our work to energize the community and inspire the learning of others.
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Session H1 - Teaching academic integrity, or, how to plagiarism-proof your assignments
Academic Integrity working bibliography
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Presenters: Erin Kelly and Lisa Surridge, English

Session I1 - We are teaching for critical thinking--aren't we?
Presenter: Geri Van Gyn, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

Session I4 - Designing Effective and Efficient Assessment
Effective and Efficient Assessment Worksheet

Presenters: Mariel Miller, Technology Integrated Learning, Joe Parsons and Helen Raptis, Learning and Teaching Centre

2015 Program

Embracing Diversity
Presenters: Jin-Sun Yoon, School of Child and Youth Care and Navarana Smith, Biology and Environmental Studies

2014 Program

Opening remarks video recording

Session D2 Video Recording
Assessing the quality of multiple-choice test items: UVic's New Condensed Test Report
Facilitator: Dr. Marty Wall
We gratefully thank the Technology Integrated Learning group and Client Technologies at UVic for providing the production of this video.

PowerPoint presentations and handouts

Social Media – Tweeting, Blogging, and YouTube in the Classroom
Presenter: Janni Aragon, Department of Political Science

Mentoring Undergraduates
Presenter: Gary MacGillivray, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Handout

Course Readings and Other Natural Disasters: How to Encourage Students to Read for Class
Presenter: Tim Iles, Department of Pacific & Asian Studies

Do We Need to Redefine the Role of the Laboratory Experience in the Undergraduate Program?
Presenter: Dave Berry, Department of Chemistry
Handouts

Creating a Culture of Learning: Faculty Involvement in First-Year Residence Communities at UVic
Presenters: Robin Copestake, Coordinator, Residence Education, and Kathryn MacLeod, Director, Residence Services

Tips and Guidelines on Participating in Study Group
Presenters: Lisa Surridge, Faculty of Humanities, Samantha MacFarlane, Department of English and Joe Parsons, Learning and Teaching Centre

How Can We Increase Student Success and Retention in Large First-year Classes
Presenters: Lisa Surridge, Faculty of Humanities, Samantha MacFarlane, Department of English and Joe Parsons, Learning and Teaching Centre

Bloom's Taxonomy
Presenters: Lisa Surridge, Faculty of Humanities, Samantha MacFarlane, Department of English and Joe Parsons, Learning and Teaching Centre

Cultural Knowledge Epistemology and Pedagogy: An Indigenous Perspective
Presenter: Jacquie Green, School of Social Work

The Uses and Misuses of PowerPoint in Teaching
Presenter: Marty Wall, Learning and Teaching Centre

PowerPoint presentations and handouts

Supporting Learning in an Internationalized Setting
Presenter: Neil Gold

Internationalising the Curriculum Toolkit 2011 (This document is used with the permission of Mark O'Rourke and retain his acknowledgement of the work of Amanda Pearce and Carolyn Woodley.)

Hacking the Classroom: Why active learning and interdisciplinary education demand that we teach outside "the box"
Brainstorming Summary, Presenter: David Leach, Writing and Richard Pickard, English

Teaching Effectively Across Diversities
Presenter: Jin-Sun Yoon

Cultural Knowledge Epistemology and Pedagogy: An Indigenous Perspective
Presenter: Jacquie Green

Teaching and coordinating a lab or tutorial with less of everything
Presenter: Dave Berry

Student Involvement
Presenter: Gary MacGillivray
Handout

Preventing Disruptive Behaviour in the Classroom
Presenters: Lisa Surridge and Joe Parsons

Mentoring and Coaching Graduate Students: Teaching Assistants
Presenter: Janni Aragon