Week 7, Spring 2019

Week 7

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Past Issues of The Teaching Hub

We’ll be taking a break from publishing this weekly blog post for the remainder of the Spring semester, but if you’re looking for a topic that we’ve already covered, check out all of our Spring 2019 issues here, with a listing of included topics:

Here We Go Again!

  • D2L Courses
  • Faculty Centre
  • LDS Team
  • Class Cancellation Policy
  • Student Life Tab

Start-Up Support

  • Mindfulness in the Classroom
  • D2L Subscription Training
  • Emailing from the Class Roster
  • Tutoring & Academic Skills
  • Class Absence Operating Procedure
  • Learning Strategies

Getting Into the Swing of Things

  • Learner- Centred Teaching
  • D2L Attendance Tool
  • 404-me-not
  • Fleming Libraries
  • Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Information Literacy Certificate

Accessibility Edition

  • Open Faculty Patchbook
  • D2L News Tool
  • Closed Captioning YouTube videos
  • Accessible Education Services
  • Access & Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Policy
  • Disability Sensitivity Training Video

Motivation Edition

  • The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class
  • D2L Class Progress Tool
  • Motivation Apps
  • Human Resources
  • College Policies & Procedures page
  • Counselling Services

It’s June!

  • Engaging Students with Wikipedia
  • How-to-D2L for Students
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • International Student Services
  • Academic Integrity
  • Convocation

Skills Edition

  • Subject- Specialist Pedagogy Resources
  • D2L Discussion Tool
  • Making Animated Videos
  • Fall 2019 Course Outlines Due Date
  • Academic Appeals
  • Indigenous Student Services
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Don’t worry; we’ll return in late August with our Week 0 edition and information on the supports that will be available during the first week back for full-time faculty.

 

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training

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If we’re not here when you’re looking for us over the summer months, there’s no need to worry! You can access subscription-based training through D2L to get most of your D2L questions answered.

To get started, go to https://community.brightspace.com/s/ and then follow these instructions.  You can gain access to Higher Ed-specific courses on a variety of tools at whatever level you feel comfortable, and all done at your own pace. Courses include Content, Announcements, Activity Feed, Discussions, Intelligent Agents, Awards, Rubrics, and much more!

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: “Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene”

TerryLooking for some low-effort learning opportunities over the summer months related to learning technology?

May we recommend “Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene”? eCampusOntario Program Manager (and LDS Team member – on secondment, pictured at left) Terry Greene and his guests discuss technology-enabled and open learning practices in Ontario Post-Secondary Education in these 30-minute(ish) radio episodes.

 

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Learning Design & Support Team

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Our department this week is yours truly – the Learning Design and Support Team!

Some of our team members will be going on vacation in the very near future, but there will be someone available for most of the summer, so if you contact us by email, we will get back to you just as soon as we can!

You can also check out the resources available on our website for help with all things teaching & learning-related.

 

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Staff Tuition Policy

As we enter the summer, you may be interested in engaging in some learning of your own. Check out the Staff Tuition Fees Policy for more information on discounted tuition fees for Fleming employees, and the requisite form.

There’s also information available on the HR website about the Tuition Rebate process for faculty and staff taking post-secondary credentials.

 

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Student Administrative Council (SAC) / Frost Student Administration (FSA)

Did you know that each of our Frost and Sutherland Campuses has their own Student Association? For more information on the many services each association provides, check out their websites:

 

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Happening This Week: Teaching & Learning Boot Camp

In this 2-hour, interactive session, you’ll learn some teaching tips for the first days and weeks of class. We’ll discuss how to:

  • Set positive expectations for learning
  • Promote engagement through classroom management
  • Plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons
  • Get started with D2L

 

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Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome. If you know of any new or new-ish faculty member(s) who could benefit, please share the details with them. No registration is required!

 

When: Thursday, June 20th, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
Where: Room B2 365, Sutherland Campus

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

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Week 6, Spring 2019

Teaching Hub

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Subject-Specific Pedagogy Resources

A team at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development, led by Professor Kevin Orr, has developed resources to support teachers’ decision-making by focusing on their subject-specialist pedagogy.

These online learning resources are designed to support teachers’ thinking about what informs the decisions they make in the planning and management of sessions with their students in their own particular context.

The resource is made up of learning modules defining key topics, with video materials providing in-depth explanations, and sections prompting teachers to reflect on how these concepts apply in their own teaching practice. Users can create an account to log in and save their progress through the learning journey, completing it at their own pace.

Check it out at https://www.improvingtechnicaleducation.org.uk/teacher-education and let us know what you think!

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D2L Thing of the Week: Discussion Tool

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Have you ever run out of time just when a class discussion became interesting? Have you wondered how to involve the quiet learners, or those who need time to absorb the material before responding?

Consider creating a discussion forum and topic(s) using the Discussions Tool in D2L. Here are some instructions to help you get started.

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Making Animated Videos

If you’re looking to create some video content to add to your D2L page, there are lots of options out there, most with 14-day free trials for you to give them a try:

  • Animoto lets you include photos and video clips in your personalized video;
  • Vyond (formerly GoAnimate) provides drag-and-drop templates to help you create an animation;
  • PowToon promises “professional looking results in just 20 minutes”;
  • RawShorts’ tagline is “If you can build a Powerpoint slide you can make an awesome video with Raw Shorts;” and
  • Doodly allows you to create your own “doodle sketch videos with little to no design or technical skills.”

For an example of how two of our own faculty members have used Doodly, check out the Professional Learning section, below. Do you have a favourite tool for creating videos? Let us know; we’d be happy to share more faculty examples!

 

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Academic Operations – Fall 2019 Course Outline Due Date

The Academic Operations website contains helpful information on using the Course Outline System as well as upcoming due dates for course outlines to be completed.

For the Fall 2019 semester, the due date for course outline completion is fast approaching: Friday, June 21st.

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Academic Appeals

AppealsIt’s important that all faculty members are prepared for the potential of a student launching a formal appeal. The Academic Appeals website has the policy and procedure (which are also available on the College Policy and Procedures page of the HR website), along with helpful information on the process, the forms, frequently asked questions, and where to go for help!

 

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Indigenous Student Services

Indigenous Student ServicesIndigenous Student Services at Fleming is rooted in indigenous perspectives and strives to nourish students’ spirits on their learning path by supporting connections to community, culture, and self.

Indigenous Student Services provides cultural programming, one-to-one student support, and meaningful partnerships with Indigenous organizations and local service providers to foster student success and connect students to community.

Some of the programming includes visiting elders and Indigenous healthcare consultations through traditional plant-based medicine. We also offer Bishkaa, which is a peer mentorship program for first-year students.  

Indigenous Student Services is located in B2 299 on the Sutherland campus and 180A at Frost.

Indigenous Student Services is also available to students in Haliburton on a monthly basis from September to April.

For more information about Indigenous Student Services, check out the Indigenous Student Services webpage.

You can also check the Neechee calendar for upcoming programming and events!

 

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Essential Employability Skills Video

Faculty members Barbara Moyle and Donna Catto, who attending this year’s Aligning & Building Curriculum (ABC) Institute in May, put together this helpful video summarizing their learning about the Essential Employability Skills that all students must demonstrate before graduating from a certificate, diploma, or advanced diploma program at one of Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology. Check it out to have all of your EES questions answered:

If you’re wondering how they made this video, check out the non-D2L Thing of the Week, above!

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 5, Spring 2019

Teaching Hub

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Engaging Students with Wikipedia

wikipediaRecently published Patch #30 in the Open Faculty Patchbook is entitled “Engaging Students with Wikipedia,” and recounts one professor’s experience with having her students edit Wikipedia articles. She reports that students were thoroughly engaged with the material, but “more importantly, for me as an instructor, they learned some skills. Research methods, including searching for and finding sources. Critically thinking about sources and stuff they read. Distilling information and writing about it in a clear and well-organized way. These skills will translate for all students much more than shoving a ton of information in their brains will.”

Check out the full article for more information on how her students engaged with the work, and resources for how to incorporate this idea into your own classes!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: How-to-D2L for Students

Are your students struggling with using D2L? We have the solution! We have created a self-paced course for students on the areas and activities in D2L most relevant to them as learners at Fleming.

D2LOnce your students log in to D2L, by scrolling down the right sidebar, they can access the “How to D2L for Students” course.

After self-registering, students will learn all about navigating your course and viewing course content. There is also a “Student Help – MyCourses (D2L)” link for written help on other D2L topics.

So when your students need help with D2L, remember to mention these resources, available 24/7!

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Microsoft Office 365

Students and faculty rarely know that they get a copy of Microsoft Office 365 to install on their own devices.  Faculty members can access Office 365 online by logging into their email from the myCampus portal and selecting the nine little squares in the top left-hand corner of the browser.  All applications are available online to use anywhere. If you are looking to download a version to your device, follow these instructions.

 

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International Student Services

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International Student Services (ISS) supports the integration of over 2,000 culturally diverse students each year. You can learn more about services for international students on the International Student Services website or visit them in their new Sutherland location in C2 100 or the Frost campus Admissions Office.

A growing ISS team also offers training programs and support for Fleming faculty & support staff with the goal of building positive employee-to-student relationships. Sessions such as “Teaching English Language Learners” and “Cultural Competency for Faculty” will be announced soon on the PD calendar.

For more information about PD, contact Debbie Harrison. Have international student issues that you need support with? Reach our team anytime at international@flemingcollege.ca or call ext. 1145 and you will be directed to a member of the team who can help.

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Academic Integrity

Did you know that there is a whole website dedicated to Academic Integrity at Fleming College?

In addition to the policy and procedure documents (which can also be found here), it includes

  • An overview of the violation reporting process;
  • Types of violations and sanctions;
  • Information on modules, workshops, and mentoring for students; and
  • The Academic Integrity violation form.

If you have questions about anything related to academic integrity, you can email academicintegrity@flemingcollege.ca.

 

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Convocation

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Convocation is a time to celebrate the success of our graduating students and all of our hard work to make it happen.

2019 Convocation Schedule

(Haliburton School of Art + Design ceremony happened last Friday, May 31st)

Frost Campus: Friday, June 7th at 2:00 p.m. (Lindsay Recreation Complex)

Sutherland Campus Ceremonies (Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre):

  • Tuesday, June 11th 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13th at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 14th at th at 10:00 a.m.

For a more detailed schedule and more information, see https://flemingcollege.ca/convocation.

Interested in volunteering at this year’s convocation ceremonies?
Contact Marg McGee, Convocation Coordinator, to see what opportunities are still available.

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Happening Next Week: Build Sustainability and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into Your Curriculum

When: Friday, June 14th, 9:00 – 4:00 (registration 8:30)
Location: Sutherland Campus Room D1129.3

Join us to learn about sustainability and how to embed it into your curriculum (both courses and co-curricular student learning experiences). We will learn about the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) model for sustainability, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and sustainability in the “living lab”, working with Campus sustainability offices for real-world examples and project-based learning. Faculty and staff from Fleming College, Humber College and Trent University will share examples of how they have built sustainability into their curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Then it’s your turn to select one or more of the of 17 SDGs and develop a module, seminar activity, assignment or case, or student project, etc. Bring your course outline or a project idea!. We have resources to support you on your sustainability journey that we will share with you during the workshop.

Registration is through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-ocusp-agm-tickets-61235496017 (select June 14 only). Fleming faculty and staff should contact Trish O’Connor about having their registration costs covered: trish.oconnor@flemingcollege.ca or 705-749-5530 ext. 1067.

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 4, Spring 2019

Teaching Hub

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The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class

In The Most Crucial 2 Minutes of Class from Faculty Focus, Wolfgang S. Weber provides advice on a simple way to engage students in the class material.

He calls it the motivation step, but elsewhere it’s called a motivational hook or hook: “Simply put, a motivation step is an educator’s conscious effort to take a moment near the beginning of each class to explain why the day’s material is meaningful to the students. Not just because it may be on an exam, but rather because it will have real life, lasting consequences. It is a practice that immediately addresses that elephant in the room: Why the material matters.” Taking these 2-3 minutes to remind students of the bigger picture, the why, can help when the semester gets busy for all.

Do you have ideas you’ve tried to “hook” students in your classes? Let us know!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Class Progress

As we start the new semester, it is nice to remind students that they (and we) can monitor their access and performance in D2L. A quick and easy reference for faculty and students is the D2L Class Progress tool.  Here we can access 10 progress indicators: Grades, Objectives, Content, Discussions, Assignments, Dropbox, Quizzes, Checklists, Surveys and Login History. This will give you a snapshot of the student’s progress, and will allow you to dive deeper into each of the indicators to help students understand areas to address. For more information, see the Class Progress Tip Sheet.

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week:

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There are numerous apps to help you stay motivated and focused. The Pomodoro Technique is a time-management technique that has been around for a while now. Francesco Cirillo developed it in the late 1980s. For the purposes of the technique, a pomodoro (Italian for tomato) is the interval of time spent working. There are many apps that provide timers and instructions, including TomatoTimer, but you can keep it as simple as your own timer, a piece of paper and a pencil for planning your work goals, tasks, and rewards. The Pomodoro Technique aims to reduce the impact of internal and external interruptions on productivity and learning.

While you are in the flow of work, you want to avoid interruptions. There is an app for that, too! Check out StayFocused to block distracting apps for a set amount of time.

 

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Human Resources

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Fleming’s Human Resources department website contains a wealth of information and, well, resources for all Fleming employees. Here you can find upcoming professional learning opportunities on the Employee Development Calendar, find important Payroll and Benefits information, and find out who to contact on the HR team, among other things!

You can also visit them on the Sutherland Campus in Room B3 112, if you prefer the “human” part of HR.

 

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College Policies and Procedures Page

One of the helpful resources available on the Human Resources website is the College Policies and Procedures page.

Here you can locate all of the college’s policies and procedures, everything from Board of Governors policies to a relatively recent addition, Cannabis Possession and Use.

Happy reading!

 

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Counselling Services

CounsellingFleming’s Counselling Services provides students with counselling support for academic and personal wellness concerns.

Students can drop in or call to make an appointment with the Fleming team.

For more information, please see the Counselling Services website.

 

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Reconceptualising Disability in Education

Faculty members from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program invite you to listen to guest lecturer, Luigi Iannacci, PhD, Associate Professor at Trent University on June 6 beginning at 7 p.m. at Sutherland Campus.

Luigi Iannacci will discuss Reconceptualising Disability in Education. This presentation provides a critical exploration of discourses and pedagogies that inform how disability is understood and responded to within education. Alternative ways of instructionally responding to students with disability are offered in order to forward an asset-oriented model of disability and inclusion.

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reconceptualising-disability-in-education-tickets-62255065577

For more information, please contact Mary Lou Lummiss at mary_lou.lummiss@flemingcollege.ca or Tanya Pye at Tanya.Pye@flemingcollege.ca

Teaching & Learning Boot Camp in Week 7 – Spread the Word!

To help with the transition of courses between faculty members mid-way through this spring semester, we’re offering another of our famous Teaching & Learning Boot Camps!

If you know of any new or new-ish faculty member who could benefit, please share the details with them. No registration is required!

Teaching and Learning Boot Camp Level 1

In this 2-hour, interactive session, you’ll learn some teaching tips for the first days and weeks of class. We’ll discuss how to:

  • Set positive expectations for learning
  • Promote engagement through classroom management
  • Plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons
  • Get started with D2L

Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome.

When: Thursday, June 20th, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Room B2 365, Sutherland Campus

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 3, Spring 2019

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There’s a New “Patch” in the Open Faculty Patchbook!

Going Back to Basics is the 28th patch in The Open Faculty Patchbook, a publication to which several Fleming faculty members have contributed, which aims to help faculty members “patch pedagogy together, for each other.” If you’re not familiar with the Patchbook, it’s a collection of stories and strategies from fellow teachers from around the world.

This latest patch, by Bettina Brockerhoff-Macdonald, looks at the importance of evaluating online resources for your class, and provides an example of adapting them to suit your students’ needs, if necessary.

Check out this patch, and all of the others, and see what inspiration they might spark for you this semester!

Interested in contributing a patch of your own? Let us know, and we’ll hook you up!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: News Tool

The News Tool in D2L can be so much more than just a way to make announcements.

Provide your students with a weekly check-in, and you’ll soon discover that you are also helping to build their confidence to independently stay on top of what’s going on in your course. Create a weekly template that works for you, then stick to it. Students will quickly learn that they can get the information they need, when they need it, and that can mean fewer one-off emails to you!

Check out our tip sheet for help getting started.

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Closed Captioning YouTube Videos

Using closed captioning for YouTube videos is important (and easy!) as an accessibility and learning tool. And, since research shows that up to 85% of videos watched online are viewed without the sound, making sure there is an alternative is just good practice.

Showing YouTube videos that you didn’t make? Press the CC button to turn on the closed captions (just a warning: not all captions are created equal).

Creating your own YouTube videos? Your next step is to make sure they are both accessible and easy to watch in any scenario (i.e. without sound), by adding closed captions. Here’s a tip sheet, created by Carmen Gelette from our library, on how to edit YouTube’s auto-captions, which (as her quiz demonstrates) are not always accurate!

 

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Accessible Education Services

aesDo your students need support to navigate academic accommodations? Could you also use some information about how best to support your students to have a positive learning experience while respecting their choices? Accessible Education Services assists students to get the academic accommodations they need to be successful and eliminate barriers and the services they need to build skills, strategies and resources to make the most of college. They provide services to about 900 students with disabilities, both permanent and temporary, and provide support for people to outline necessary documentation and diagnosis. All the Accessible Education services are free, confidential, and voluntary.

To access these accommodations and services, students will need to register with Accessible Education Services.

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Access & Accommodation for Students with Disabilities

Have you read the Policy and Administrative Operating Procedure for Access and Accommodation for Students with Disabilities? If not, grab a coffee and a cozy spot, and get reading!

The policy includes the definition of academic accommodation, and the operating procedure tells you things like how students request accommodation due to disability, how accommodation requirements are determined, and the admissions process.

Any questions about the policy or procedure? Contact Red Keating, Director of Counselling and Accessible Education Services.

 

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National AccessAbility Week

accessAbilityNational AccessAbility Week (May 26 – June 1, 2019) is a week for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, to celebrate our progress and to be inspired to further break down accessibility barriers.

Events include

  • “Disclosing in the Workplace” in the Sutherland foyer on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.;
  • Free Open Swim on Wednesday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
  • Obstacle Course on Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. in Gym A at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre; and
  • AODA Training on Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in B3 121.

To volunteer, or for more information, email diversity@flemingcollege.ca.

 

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Disability Sensitivity Training Video

Check out this funny, but also useful, video on demonstrating respect for people with disabilities. Consider sharing it with your students, too!

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 2, Spring 2019

Teaching Hub

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Learner-Centred Teaching: 10 Ideas for Getting Started

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This article from Faculty Focus offers 10 ideas, grouped into three strategies, to incorporate some (more) learner-centred teaching into your courses. The strategies are

  • Creating the climate for learning;
  • Let the students summarize; and
  • Lessons learned from the first exam.

It might spark a new technique for you, or confirm what you’re already doing. Have ideas you use that you would add to this list? Let us know; we would be happy to share!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Attendance

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Taking attendance in your classes is not only a good practice to get into, it is also a great way to get to know your students’ names. One way of taking attendance is to use the D2L attendance tool. Check out our tip sheet for help with setting up and using your attendance roster.

Do you have any tips for taking attendance in a large class? Share them with us, and we’ll pass them along!

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: 404-Me-Not

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When you are looking to update your D2L pages and links and you find the dreaded “404 page not found” message, it seems like the end of the world and hours wasted going down the rabbit hole browsing for a new link. 404-me-not is a Google Chrome add-on that will search the Wayback Machine, which is a database of archived sites, and your preferred search engine for a replacement page. To find this add-on select 404-me-not while in your Chrome browser and it will allow you to install it.

 

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Fleming Libraries

Be sure to take a look at the Library’s Faculty pages  to see the wide variety of resources and supports for teaching and learning.  Here we will highlight three of our services: Reserves, Streaming Videos, and In-Class Workshops.

Reserves
Putting textbooks and other resources on our Reserve shelf ensures that all students have access to course material. Reserves are kept behind the Library Service Desk and can only be used while the Library is open.

Students must use the materials in the Library and the loan periods are short: 2 or 4 hours. This allows multiple students per day to access the textbooks.

Would you like to place a textbook on Reserve? There are two ways of doing that: You can either bring your textbook(s) down to the library or place them in the Library mailbox – we just need to know your name and the Course Code for each textbook.

Every year, we send an email to faculty who have placed items with us so that we can make sure that the textbook on the Reserve shelf is still the current text.

Streaming Video
Looking for video resources for your class? We have three Streaming Video services that you can use in your classroom without worrying about copyright issues. The videos can be embedded into D2L and the majority of videos have Closed Captioning.

Curio has a Canadian focus. Programs such as Marketplace, The Nature of Things, and Doc Zone are available along with many other CBC videos.

Films on Demand has over 20,000 instructional and documentary videos across all topics, with new content added monthly.

Kanopy offers independent films and documentaries from well-known production companies. While Curio and Films on Demand provide unlimited access, our Kanopy subscription operates with an annual budgeted amount. Once that has been used up, access is closed until next fiscal year. Each video on Kanopy is $120.00 and once a video has been triggered, viewing is available for a year.  A video is triggered when someone watches 30 seconds of a video 4 times. If you use Kanopy as part of your curriculum, let us know and we will make sure it is available.

VideoTo find these resources, click on the Streaming Video icon on the Library homepage. When you are on campus, you are able to access these services without logging in. If you are off campus, you’ll need to login with your Remote Access ID (your network login + the last 4 digits of your employee ID number).

 

In-Class Workshops
LibraryIf you would like an in-class workshop for your students on using library resources, research strategies, citations, or other information literacy topics, please let us know. We can also collaborate with you to create a custom library assignment focused on your course topics. Contact us to secure your preferred time slot.

 

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Student Rights & Responsibilities

Did you know? The Student Rights & Responsibilities policy governs student rights and responsibilities on all campuses, residences, and at all College-sponsored activities off-campus.

Students are strongly encouraged to become familiar with their rights and responsibilities as outlined in this policy. As faculty members, we can help support students’ learning by directing them to the policy.

For more information on Fleming’s Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy and its associated procedures, please visit the Student Rights & Responsibilities webpage.

 

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Library – Information Literacy Certificate

libraryThe Library is pleased to announce that Frost and Sutherland will be offering our popular Information Literacy Certificate workshops in the Spring semester!

These weekly sessions assist students in developing their research and citation skills. Topics include Database Searching, Avoiding Plagiarism, APA citations, and more! Workshops are CCR (Co-Curricular Record) eligible for students who attend 5 or more sessions.

Sutherland sessions are held on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Frost sessions are held on Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

A complete list of topics and their dates can be found on our website.

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Build Sustainability and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into Your Curriculum

When: Friday, June 14th, 9:00 – 4:00 (registration 8:30)
Location: Sutherland Campus Room D1129.3

Join us to learn about sustainability and how to embed it into your curriculum (both courses and co-curricular student learning experiences). We will learn about the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization) model for sustainability, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and sustainability in the “living lab”, working with Campus sustainability offices for real-world examples and project-based learning. Faculty and staff from Fleming College, Humber College and Trent University will share examples of how they have built sustainability into their curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Then it’s your turn to select one or more of the of 17 SDGs and develop a module, seminar activity, assignment or case, or student project, etc. Bring your course outline or a project idea!. We have resources to support you on your sustainability journey that we will share with you during the workshop.

Registration is through Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-ocusp-agm-tickets-61235496017 (select June 14 only).
Fleming faculty and staff should contact Trish O’Connor about having their registration costs covered: trish.oconnor@flemingcollege.ca or 705-749-5530 ext. 1067.

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 1, Spring 2019

Teaching Hub

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

At last week’s Teaching & Learning Day, we had a session from Fred Wood on using meditation in the classroom. If you missed his session, or want to hear the perspective of another faculty member who has tried using meditation, check out Mindfulness in the Classroom from Faculty Focus.

How do students feel about mindfulness activities in the classroom? According to Erica Kosal, who tried these techniques in her biology class, “At first, most students reported that they felt silly engaging in the activities and/or didn’t see how five minutes of meditative practices could really help. But over the next several weeks, they found themselves looking forward to the practices, welcoming the opportunity to clear their minds so they could in fact focus on biology. Some students even reported that they were using the practices on their own.”
Sounds like a success story to us!

Have you tried mindfulness strategies with your classes? Let us know! We would be happy to help you share your experiences with others in a future edition of The Teaching Hub.

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training

Are you looking to increase your knowledge of D2L and its tools? Fleming offers subscription-based training through D2L. To get started, go to https://community.brightspace.com/s/ and then follow these instructions.  You can gain access to Higher Ed-specific courses on a variety of tools at whatever level you feel comfortable, and all done at your own pace. Courses include Content, Announcements, Activity Feed, Discussions, Intelligent Agents, Awards, Rubrics, and much more!

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Emailing from Class Roster

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When you need to contact your class all at once, you simply need to log into the myCampus portal, navigate to the Faculty Centre, and then select the class you want to email.  At the bottom of the class list, choose “notify all students” or select the individual students you want to contact. Type up the email in the browser window and send. You and all of your students will then receive the email to your Fleming email address.

NOTE: It is important that you notify students using this tool to comply with our privacy policies, because all students are BCC’d on the email, and students’ addresses are not disseminated to all recipients.

 

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Tutoring & Academic Skills

TutoringDid you know that students are more likely to seek out tutoring support if they are actively encouraged to do so by a faculty member? It’s true!

Here at Fleming, learning support is available to all students who need assistance to reach their academic potential–and there are no additional costs! There is support for Learning Strategies, Writing Skills, WordPress, drop-in tutoring for math, and peer tutoring for all courses. Students can even make an appointment online.

Consider taking time in class to remind students about Tutoring and Academic Skills, send them an email with details, or mention it specifically to those who would most benefit.

Faculty members who would like a class orientation to online appointment booking or Tutoring services in general can book directly with Angie: angie.premate@flemingcollege.ca.

 

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Class Absence Operating Procedure

In last week’s edition, we showed you how to go about cancelling your classes, if necessary. This week, let us introduce you to the college’s Class Absence Operating Procedure, which outlines the various types of student absences, and how each should be handled.

Looking for another policy/procedure? The Class Absence procedure, and all other college policies and procedures, can be found through the myCampus portal by clicking the “Staff” tab, then the College Policies and Procedures link under Human Resources.

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Learning Strategies

As we get rolling with this spring semester, Learning Strategies support can help students get started on the right foot!

Study Skills

Face-to-Face Support: Students can book individual appointments for 1:1 support through online booking (Frost campus: fleming.mywconline.net; Sutherland campus:fleming.mywconline.com)

Online Resources: Check out the Student Learning & Study Skills website, which is also available through the myCampus portal by clicking the Student Life tab → Academic Supports → *New* Student Learning and Study Skills

For more information, contact the Learning Strategies Team: learningstrategies@flemingcollege.ca

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Mental Health Commission of Canada – Your Voice Matters

From Fleming Counselling

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is working with the CSA Group on developing a post-secondary mental health standard to provide a practical framework for student success across Canada, with the final Standard to be published in 2020.

To ensure the Standard addresses today’s needs, concerns and aspirations on promoting and supporting student mental health, the MHCC is inviting your input. Join Fleming College in shaping a voluntary standard that will help post-secondary institutions promote and support student mental health.

Fleming College and Trent University have partnered to be part of this initiative. Fleming will host an event on campus to gather input from students, staff and faculty on May 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room B3 347, Sutherland Campus. Lunch will be provided. All students, staff and faculty are welcome.

If you are interested, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/your-voice-matters-a-dialogue-about-student-mental-health-tickets-60672203193

If you are unable to attend, but wish to participate, you can provide your insights and ideas here: https://onlinesurvey.mentalhealthcommission.ca/s3/postsecondary

For more information, please contact Julie Middleton:julie.middleton@flemingcollege.ca or 705-749-5530 ext. 1233.

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 0, Spring 2019

Teaching Hub

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Reminder: Spring Teaching & Learning Day Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow’s the day! Our Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Whetung Theatre. Join us starting at 8:30 for sign-in, coffee, and treats!

For more details, see the Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Schedule.

Questions? Contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Faculty D2L Levels 1 & 2 and Beyond!

d2lThere’s always more to learn about D2L, the college’s Learning Management System (LMS), and we’ve put together loads of resources to help you master the basics and beyond!

There are two self-paced online courses, Faculy D2L Level One and Faculty D2L Level Two, and you can self-enrol on the D2L homepage by scrolling down to “Faculty/Staff Training Courses (self-registration) on the right-hand side (see image at left).

If tip sheets are more your style, check out the D2L Tip Sheets on the Learning Design and Support (LDS) Team website. 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Faculty Centre in Evolve

Your Faculty Centre in Evolve (accessible from the myCampus Portal) is an important resource for your classes. It includes your class list and course scheduling information; you can contact your students by email using that list; and it’s where you’ll go to see if students withdraw from your class. For more information on using the Faculty Centre, and many other Evolve functions, check out this How-to Guide for Faculty: Introduction to PeopleSoft (Evolve) Services from Academic Operations.

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LDS Team

New and returning faculty members: Are you looking for support as you begin the new semester?

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Contact us! We can help with learning design, learning technology, and professional learning.

And check out our Boot Camps and “Get it Together” sessions happening this week. All the info is in the Professional Learning section, below. No registration is required, so we’ll see you there!

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Class Cancellation Policy

New faculty members: are you wondering what to do if you need to cancel a class? How do you contact your students? Who else needs to know, and what else is required of you? The process is outlined in Fleming’s Class Cancellation Policy. There is also a how-to guide on class cancellations available from Academic Operations.

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Student Life Tab

Student Life

 

The Student Life Tab in the myCampus Portal is your one-stop shop for referring students to the many services and departments available to help them. And it’s beautiful, too! Check it out so you’re prepared to share your knowledge of what supports are available to students throughout the semester!

 

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Professional Learning Sessions Happening This Week

Teaching and Learning Boot Camp Level 1

In this 2-hour, interactive session, you’ll learn some teaching tips for the first days and weeks of class. We’ll discuss how to:

  • Set positive expectations for learning
  • Promote engagement through classroom management
  • Plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons
  • Get started with D2L

Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome. No Registration is required.

Sutherland – Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Room D1 110)
Frost – Thursday, May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Room 103)


Get It Together Sessions

New and returning faculty are invited to drop in to get your questions answered and meet colleagues who can help with teaching & learning, assessment, D2L, library, copyright, accessible materials, course outlines, etc. No Registration is required.

Sutherland – Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (LRC)
Frost – Thursday, May 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Learning Commons)

 

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 16, Winter 2019

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It’s Week 16. Classes are over, and marks are soon due.

We know it’s a busy time, but you can do it!

We believe in you!

And this week’s edition has a few upcoming events to look forward to, on the other side of all that marking!

 

 

REMINDER: Teaching & Learning Day Registration

RSVPPlease RSVP for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day by tomorrow!

Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day
Date:
Tuesday, April 30th
Location: Sutherland Campus (plus some optional off-campus excursions)
Registration starts: 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast snacks & lunch will be provided.

For more details, see the Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Schedule.
Questions? Contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Rolling Over Content

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Course shells for the Spring 2019 semester are now available in D2L, so it’s time to start thinking about preparing your courses. The first thing you will want to do is roll over course content from a previous semester. Follow these instructions for a quick reference guide.  

Remember that you can roll over the course in increments by choosing to select components to roll over, or you can roll the whole course over all at once by choosing copy all components. If you are new to a course (and therefore can’t roll it over yourself), you can email LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca to have us roll the course over for you.

 

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Remind App

RemindAre you looking to communicate with students in a way that you know they will read? Check out Remind. They offer free messaging that can either go to the students’ app on their phone, or they can get text messages sent right to their phones. The app is available for free in all app stores, and once you set up a class a phone number is generated that you can pass along to students.

 

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Records: Final Grades

Here’s all the information you need (originally sent via Communications email) to get your final grades input into Evolve:

The Grade Rosters for Winter 2019 classes ending April 19, 2019 are available in your Faculty Centre. The instructions for grade entry are available here. You are also encouraged to review this short YouTube video that outlines the process:

Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact Marg McGee at marg.mcgee@flemingcollege.ca or ext. 1510 or Shelley Rowan at shelley.rowan@flemingcollege.ca or ext. 1512.

 

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College Policies & Procedures Page

As we prepare for the beginning of another semester, if there’s a policy or procedure you’re looking for, here’s where to find it: https://department.flemingcollege.ca/hr/working-at-fleming/policies-and-procedures/

Policy

Have questions about a policy or procedure, or want more information on it? Let us know, and we’ll feature it in an upcoming issue of The Teaching Hub!

 

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Free Markets

MarketDoing some spring cleaning, and have some items you no longer need?
Why not donate them to one of the college’s free markets – located in the cafeteria near the SAC office at Sutherland, and in the upper cafeteria at Frost.

Not only can you donate, but you can also “shop” from what others have left. Give what you can; take what you need. It’s a win-win!

 

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Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

Check out these upcoming professional learning sessions:

  1. Teaching and Learning Boot Camp Level 1

    In this 2-hour, interactive session, you’ll learn some teaching tips for the first days and weeks of class. We’ll discuss how to:

    • Set positive expectations for learning;
    • Promote engagement through classroom management;
    • Plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons; and
    • Get started with D2L.

    Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome.No Registration is required.

    Sutherland – Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Room D1 110)
    Frost – Thursday, May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Room 103)

     

  2. Get It Together Sessions
    New and returning faculty are invited to drop in to get your questions answered and meet colleagues who can help with D2L, Turn It In, teaching & learning, assessment, accessible learning materials, library services, etc.
    No Registration is required.

    Sutherland – Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (LRC)
    Frost – Thursday, May 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Learning Commons)

  3. EnAbling OpportunitiesEnAbling Conversations Learning EventDate: Wednesday, April 24th
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Fleming counsellors invite all faculty to our first EnAbling Conversations learning event. You will experience:

    • A chance to build your knowledge and confidence regarding disability accommodations at Fleming;
    • Opportunities to network with counsellors and other faculty; and
    • Opportunities to discover solutions to pervasive challenges.

      Schedule for the day:
      EnAbling Schedule

    To register, search by course name in Evolve.

     

  4. Film Screening and Discussion: 3rd World Canada
    film
    *Discussion is not mandatory, however it is strongly encouraged.

    Third World Canada (Andree Cazabon)
    Date: Friday April 26th at 11-1
    Location: TBD

    Synopsis: This is an unfiltered introduction to the past and present state of reconciliation in Canada through the story of one family, in one remote fly-in reserve, deep in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario

    Disclaimer: This film may be difficult to watch because it portrays the impact of suicide on a family of young orphan siblings as well as systemic injustices that may be difficult to watch.

    We want to ensure a safe space for discussion and debrief. We therefore request that this is held in mind if you choose to attend.  

    Please email Lesa Fox if interested.

     

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!

Week 15, Winter 2019

Teaching Hub

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Spring Teaching & Learning Day Registration

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Please click here to RSVP for our Spring Teaching & Learning Day!

Date: Tuesday, April 30th
Location: Sutherland Campus (plus some optional off-campus excursions)
Registration starts: 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast snacks & lunch will be provided.

For more details, see the Spring 2019 Teaching & Learning Day Schedule.
Questions? Contact us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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D2L Thing of the Week: Subscription Training Service

Are you looking to increase your knowledge of D2L and its tools?  Fleming offers subscription-based training through D2L. To get started, go to https://community.brightspace.com/s/ and then follow these instructions.  You can gain access to Higher Ed-specific courses on a variety of tools at whatever level you feel comfortable, and all done at your own pace. Courses include Content, Announcements, Activity Feed, Discussions, Intelligent Agents, Awards, Rubrics, and much more!

Non-D2L Thing of the Week: Twitter

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As you may have seen, our upcoming Teaching & Learning Day includes an opening session with Terry Greene, Program Manager at eCampus Ontario, entitled “To Tweet or Not to Tweet?” Here’s the session description to get you excited:

A robust professional learning network (PLN) can be just the thing to help you through the difficult work of providing engaging learning experiences for your students. And Twitter can be helpful in enabling the growth of that network. Join us in a fun Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style talk in which we will actively build up our PLNs together.

Ideally, you would have your own Twitter account set up to be able to fully participate in this choose-your-own-adventure style presentation. Want to learn more about getting started with Twitter? Check out these resources from eCampus Ontario.

 

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Upcoming Professional Learning Sessions (LDS Team)

Check out our upcoming professional learning sessions:

Teaching and Learning Boot Camp Level 1

In this 2-hour, interactive session, you’ll learn some teaching tips for the first days and weeks of class. We’ll discuss how to:

  • Set positive expectations for learning;
  • Promote engagement through classroom management;
  • Plan and deliver effective and engaging lessons; and
  • Get started with D2L.

Although this session is targeted to new faculty, all are welcome.
No Registration is required.

Sutherland – Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Room D1 110)
Frost – Thursday, May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Room 103)

Get It Together Sessions

New and returning faculty are invited to drop in to get your questions answered and meet colleagues who can help with D2L, Turn It In, teaching & learning, assessment, accessible learning materials, library services, etc.
No Registration is required.

Sutherland – Wednesday, May 1st, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (LRC)
Frost – Thursday, May 2nd, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Learning Commons)

 

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Grading & Academic Standing


With the semester coming to a close, it’s the perfect time to check ou
t Fleming Policy #2-201C: Grading and Academic Standing.

You never know what fun new terms you might learn… aegrotat, anyone?

 

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Student Administrative Council (SAC) – Sutherland &
Frost Student Association (FSA)

ICYMI: SAC has hired a new president!

For more information on the many services SAC offers, see the Fleming SAC website.

For information on the Frost Student Association (FSA), including the official election results, see the FSA website.

 

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More Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

There are two events coming up next week that might be of interest to faculty members:

  1. EnAbling OpportunitiesEnAbling Conversations Learning Event

    Date: Wednesday, April 24th
    Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Fleming counsellors invite all faculty to our first EnAbling Conversations learning event. You will experience:

    • A chance to build your knowledge and confidence regarding disability accommodations at Fleming;
    • Opportunities to network with counsellors and other faculty; and
    • Opportunities to discover solutions to pervasive challenges.

      Schedule for the day:
      EnAbling Schedule

    To register, search by course name in Evolve.

  2. Film Screening and Discussion: 3rd World Canada
    film

    *Discussion is not mandatory, however it is strongly encouraged.

    Third World Canada (Andree Cazabon)
    Date: Friday April 26th at 11-1
    Location: TBD

    Synopsis: This is an unfiltered introduction to the past and present state of reconciliation in Canada through the story of one family, in one remote fly-in reserve, deep in the boreal forest of northwestern Ontario

    Disclaimer: This film may be difficult to watch because it portrays the impact of suicide on a family of young orphan siblings as well as systemic injustices that may be difficult to watch.

    We want to ensure a safe space for discussion and debrief. We therefore request that this is held in mind if you choose to attend.  

    Please email Lesa Fox if interested.

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Visit the LDS Team website, give us a call at extension 1216, follow us on Twitter @FlemingLDS, or send us an email: LDSTeam@flemingcollege.ca. We would love to hear from you!