Upcoming Events

 

UTM faculty, sessional instructors, librarians, staff, teaching assistants, graduate students, and post docs are welcome to register for our events.

TLC workshops, seminars, talks and panels are inclusive events. Please let us know if you require any accommodations. Contact us at tlc.utm@utoronto.ca if you have questions.

 

NOTE: In compliance with the regulations put in place by UTM surrounding COVID-19, all TLC programming and workshops will be facilitated online (remotely) until further notice.


Online Faculty Office Hours. Join us every Monday from 12-1pm

Want to discuss how to make your pedagogical choices inclusive and accessible?  Want to learn more about Zoom, Bb Collaborate, or other online tools?  Have questions about moving your quizzes or assignments online?  Want to discuss options for alternative exam or assessment formats? Please join us for a drop-in online session to share solutions and discuss challenges. Find the link in the Quercus Teach Anywhere course or email Ann Gagne or Fiona Rawle for the link.


Winter 2021

 

Indigenous Lunch & Learn

Unconscious Bias

March 10th 12-1:30pm

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Introductions: 

Tee Duke, UTM Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Adese, Canada Research Chair in Métis Women, Politics, and Community. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Kristen Bos, Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Institute/Department of Historical Studies. Co-director of the Technoscience Research Unit

This lunch and learn is an opportunity to meet and hear about research that is being lead by Indigenous scholars on campus.

Dr. Jennifer Adese will be speaking to: "Extinguishing the Dead: Colonial Anxieties and Métis Scrip Research"

Dr. Kristen Bos's talk will be speaking to how she/we cultivate values and protocols, which includes comfort as a right and refusal as an ethic, at her environmental data justice lab at the Technoscience Research Unit.  


 

Community Engaged Learning

March 17th 2-3:30pm

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  • Facilitated by Michael DeBraga, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; Experiential Learning Faculty Liaison; Jennifer Esmail, Assistant Director, Experiential Learning and Centre for Community Partnerships; and Joan Simalchik, Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies and Women's Studies

This workshop will provide an introduction to "community-engaged learning" (CEL) as a pedagogy and practice. Attendees will learn about the foundational pedagogical principles of CEL, how CEL differs from other forms of experiential learning, and some introductory considerations for course design and partnership development. 


Demystifying the Dossier Series: Preparing the Teaching DossierDossier Series

March 24th 11am-1:30pm

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  • Facilitated by Megan Burnett, Associate Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto & Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre.

At the University of Toronto, teaching dossiers must be submitted as part of the review process for tenure or continuing status. This session will provide an overview of the content and structure of an effective teaching dossier, focusing on dossiers prepared for a review process, and with an emphasis on how to align this document with divisional and institutional expectations. Session participants will review the distinctive qualities of a teaching dossier, and will develop a plan for assembling and strengthening their own dossiers. They will also be led through the first steps of composing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.


Curriculum Mapping

March 31st 1-2pm

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  • Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology

This workshop will outline how to engage in effective curriculum mapping, and will highlight the opportunities that can arise from the mapping process and dissemination of the maps themselves. We will discuss mapping at the assignment, course, and program level, and will explore different ways to both use and disseminate curricular maps.


Dish With One Spoon Treaty Workshop

Facilitated by Ange Loft

April 1st 10-11:30am

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In this workshop participants will be presented with treaty information through the lens of foundational agreements. Participants reflect on their personal relationship to treaty through discussion around Indigenous practices of gift giving, kin building, resource sharing, and acknowledgement.


Mental Health Syllabus WorkshopMental Health

April 8th 10-11:30

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Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology; Ann Gagné, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre; and Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre.

This workshop will explore how the syllabus is a foundational document to support mental wellness for students and instructors. Participants will have an opportunity to review their syllabi and apply wellness concepts for future iterations of their course.


Teaching with Technology Showcase 

computer, laptop, phone, wifi signal and cloudApril 20th 2-3:30pm

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  • Simone Laughton, Head, Library & Instructional Technologies, UTM Library
  • Kenneth Berry, Instructional Technologies Specialist, UTM Library
  • Angie Cappiello, Instructional Technologies Specialist, UTM Library

This session will highlight how UTM instructors are enhancing learning environments for their students by integrating technology into their courses. The goal of the session is to spark new ideas and to facilitate a conversation about the effective use of technology to support and enhance instructional practices.  


Summer 2021

 

 

Preparing to Teach: Syllabus Clinic (Webinars)

July 6th 11-12pm

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    • Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology and Dianne Ashbourne, Educational Developer, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre

    With about 8 weeks before the start of the new term, now is a perfect time to update your syllabus, or start a new one from scratch. This session will help you avoid common syllabus mistakes, saving you valuable time later in the term. We will discuss strategies for managing the administrative load of teaching, and will provide an overview of additional resources you can turn to for help when needed.


    Preparing to Teach: Inspiration and Suggestions for Using Quercus

    July 13th from 11-12pm

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    • Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology and Simone Laughton, Head, Library & Instructional Technologies, UTM Library

    This session is an opportunity to learn what has worked well (and what hasn’t) for other instructors using Quercus. We will profile strategies that instructors are using for Quercus, and will also have an opportunity to troubleshoot challenges you might be facing.


    Prepare to Teach: What do I do if…? Dealing with Difficult Issues in the Classroom

    July 20th 11am-12pm

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    • Facilitated by Fiona Rawle, Associate Dean, Undergraduate & Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Biology

    What do I do if my students aren’t coming to lecture? If some students are being disruptive in class? If there is an emergency in the classroom? If a student has disclosed a private matter to me? If one of my students is in crisis? This session will provide an overview of difficult issues you may face as an instructor, and will highlight strategies and resources to use in order to deal with them.