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Cambrian College Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub
Thank you to the over 60 participants who attended our
Celebrate Teaching & Learning event yesterday!

By random draw, the winner of the $50 Ultimate Dining Card is
Christopher Schubert - congratulations! 

Special Edition Newsletter

Goodbye to a Hub Team Member
& New Semester Start-Up Resources

Huge News from the Hub

We Wish You All the Best

The Hub Team and I would like to congratulate
Orville Andrews on a new role and relocation to Toronto!


Orville has accepted a position as Director of Learning Innovation and Technology at the Insurance Institute of Canada. January 10th 2020 will be his last day on campus and I know there will be many that would like to wish him well in his new professional leadership role. We certainly all wish him the very best and look forward to celebrating his long history of innovation and support at the College.

Please stop by the Hub and say bon voyage anytime or join us for a send-off in the Hub Classroom Friday January 10th from 1 to 2 pm.
 
~ Jenni Hayman and the Hub Team

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Hub 

Snowglobe with Hub logo inside
The entire Hub team wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a joyous New Year.

Thank you for your continued passion and dedication to teaching and learning at Cambrian College. Cheers in celebrating a new decade and all of the ways we can strive to continue supporting our learners. 

A well-deserved holiday awaits and we look forward to working with you in 2020! 

Hub Annual Report Infographic 2018/19

We're excited to share an infographic summary of our annual report from the 2018/19 academic year. It was our very first year in the Hub and we thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm! 

Our annual report celebrates our launch, special events, PD sessions, projects, TEAC Committee, digital presence, team members, awards, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and planning for the new academic year. 

New Semester Start-Up 

We've put together a Winter 2020 start-up guide
to help you get ready for the new semester!

2020 Start
Hub Team Start-Up Hours:
  • The Hub team will be available for support during the following dates and times:  
     
    • Jan 2 and 3: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
    • Jan 6 to 9: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm (extended hours) 
    • Jan 10: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 
    • Jan 13 and onward: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Faculty Handbook

Whether you are new to teaching or have been teaching for many years, we encourage you to check out the new 2019/2020 Cambrian Faculty Handbook.

This helpful guide provides a nice overview of things to consider before, during, and after the semester. It may help to answer some questions you have over the holiday break. 

Moodle & eGrades How-To Videos 

Setting up your Winter 2020 course has never been easier thanks to the help of many tutorial videos we have available online.  

  • Visit our Moodle page on our website for videos on adding sections, text, files, folders, quizzes, assignments, and much more. 
     
  • Visit our Online eGrades Orientation page in Moodle for videos on navigating to eGrades, creating eGrades templates, copying templates, and (eventually) entering grades. You must click "Enrol Me" to access this page.  

What is Your Teaching Philosophy?  

Want to do some reflection over the holidays? Consider what your teaching philosophy is and take the Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) to explore some more. 

A teaching philosophy statement communicates:

  1. What your fundamental values and beliefs are about teaching and learning,
  2. Why you have these values and beliefs, and
  3. How you practice these values and beliefs in your everyday teaching and learning experience.

Planning Your Course with Backwards Design

Backwards Course Planning with Mel Young (3:33 mins)

Backwards course planning is a recommended strategy that you can use when planning your course outcomes, assessments, content, and weekly delivery. Check out this short video from Mel Young to learn more. 

Also check out: 

Make Your Syllabus Visual: PowerPoint Templates

Examples of visual syllabi
The Hub has created 8 different syllabus templates designed as infographics. These templates can be downloaded and customized in PowerPoint to create a more visual introduction to your course.

Get to Know Your Students with a Learner Preferences Survey

Jessica O’Reilly discusses her Learner Preferences Survey that she administers to students at the start of each semester. This is her third version of the survey as she has made some updates since last semester. You can duplicate her survey and customize it to fit your needs. 

Video for Students:
"How to Protect Your Academic Credibility" 

Animated video to share with Cambrian College students (8:36 min)
In this detailed video, Cambrian College students will learn about the many ways that they can protect their academic credibility.

The video reviews Cambrian College's Academic Integrity Policy and discusses topics around plagiarism, academic dishonesty, time management, academic stressors, seeking help from student services across the college, and more. 

Here is the link to the video if you wish to post it in Moodle or share it online: https://youtu.be/AHi34RaWyfk 

Produced by The Learning Centre and Teaching & Learning Innovation Hub.
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