CTL August 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Explore teaching workshops and presentations intended to develop your teaching, whether you are new to teaching, new to teaching at the U of A, or a more seasoned instructor

August 16 – 18, 2022 (10 AM - 3 PM)
The Online Teaching Institute at the Centre for Teaching and Learning provides opportunities for instructors to develop new skills, ideas, and understandings of various aspects of teaching and learning. Sessions include:

  • A Call To Action: Centring Indigenous Methodologies And Approaches
  • Community Conversation: Building Meaningful Relationships In Your Classroom
  • Drop-in Consultations with a CTL Educational Developer
  • Educational Leadership Session: Planning and Implementing Departmental Changes to Programming and Teaching Practices
  • Let's Learn…Hybridly!
  • Mirror, Mirror: Building Reflective Capacity In The Contemporary Classroom
  • Mirror, Mirror: Criticality, Personal Narrative, And Reflective Teaching
  • Organizing Your Online Teaching Environment And Establishing Your Instructor Presence
  • What Is EDI—And How Can We Weave EDI Principles Into Our Practice (Learning And Teaching)?

View session descriptions and register »

Digital Pedagogies and Writing Across the Curriculum

Expressions of Interest: Fall Community of Practice and Care (CoP/C)

As we navigate the new teaching and learning landscape, we are opening a fall community of practice and care about the opportunities and challenges of digital and writing pedagogies at a moment of change and possibility. This community is open to educators across campus, including instructors, graduate students, and parafaculty educators engaged in teaching and learning.

Fall Theme: Approaching digital and writing pedagogies through the C.A.R.E. framework:  Community, Accessibility, Respect and Reciprocity, and Equity (approximately September 19 - December 16, 2022).

Learn more and fill out the expression of interest »

Congratulations, Dr. Kristan Marchak!

Join us in congratulating Dr. Kristan Marchak on receiving her Faculté Saint-Jean Teaching Excellence Award!

Félicitations à Kristan Marchak pour son Prix d’excellence en enseignement de la Faculté Saint-Jean pour l’année 2020- 2021 !

Dr. Marchak is an instructor of Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology and Research Methods in Psychology. Her caring and engaging approaches foster students' writing, reflecting, and critical thinking skills as part of their learning. CTL had the privilege of working with Dr. Marchak in our faculty development programming, and we are so honoured to be a part of her teaching journey with her!

Professeure Marchak enseigne la psychologie du développement, la psychologie cognitive, la psychologie sociale et les méthodes de recherche en psychologie. Son approche bienveillante et engageante favorisent l'écriture, la réflexion et la pensée critique des étudiant.e.s dans le cadre de leur apprentissage. CTL a eu le privilège de travailler avec la Dre Marchak dans le cadre de notre programme de formation des professeur.e.s, et nous sommes très honorés de faire partie de son parcours d'enseignement!

Have You Met...Brad Ambury?

Meet Brad, Lead Educational Developer, Assessment and Evaluation, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Have you met Brad, vinyl aficionado and Lead Educational Developer, Assessment and Evaluation, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning? Spend a few minutes getting to know him better.

Read more »

Teaching Plus Podcasts

Teaching Blended & Online Podcast Series: Episode 18
Lessons from Disruption Part 2: Student voices about valuable teaching strategies and tools

In this episode, 3rd year undergraduate student Katrina Hewitt speaks about valuable teaching strategies she has experienced in her courses over the past two academic years at the University of Alberta and shares some of her own self-directed learning strategies.

Link to podcast »

Get to Know CTL Podcast Series: Episode 5
Meet CTL's John Nychka and Tommy Mayberry

In this episode of the Get to Know CTL series, John Nychka (Vice Provost Learning Initiatives) and Tommy (Executive Director at CTL) share what they love about their work at the University of Alberta, and what is on their dinner table at the end of the day.

Link to podcast »

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