VIU’s New Faculty Orientation to Teaching

When: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019, 8:30AM - 2:30PM
Nanaimo Campus

B300, Royal Arbutus Room

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Making Choices for Student Engagement and Learning

The purpose of the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU is to introduce you to resources for designing learning experiences for your students, to explore with you best practices for fostering critical thinking in students, and to provide you with an opportunity to meet and work with colleagues from across the disciplines at VIU. We will not only address several core ideas for teaching successfully at VIU, but also indicate specific ways of engaging students in the classroom and increasing the positive impact of the choices you make as a teacher.

One section of the session will introduce you to the learning technologies VIU has to offer. We will discuss why you might choose one tool over another – and why you might not want to use technology at all! You will leave this session knowing what learning technologies are most appropriate for you and your learners, and with resources to help you decide how to continue developing your comfort with those tools that you decide to use.

What are the benefits of participating in the New Faculty Orientation to Teaching at VIU? Concrete ideas for:

Making the most of the first day of class
Designing classroom activities that challenge students to think critically
Empowering students to take greater responsibility for their learning
Engaging your students in productive discussions
Locating and using technologies for teaching and learning

Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Audience | This event is open to anyone, but we especially welcome those teaching faculty members with less than 2 years of teaching experience and those new to VIU.

Date | Tuesday, August 27,8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Location | Nanaimo Campus Library Building 300, Royal Arbutus Room

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Questions | | Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

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