This page will contain a listing of professional learning opportunities beyond North Island College including conferences, workshops, webinars and other learning experiences for faculty.
Blended Learning Showcase West | Wednesday, June 16, 2021
- Theme: blended learning
- Cost: Free
- Co-hosts: Red River Community College and Vancouver Community College
- More: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/western-canada-blended-learning-showcase-tickets-154289438865
- About: Blended learning has been identified as the most likely, and popular, option for educational delivery post-COVID. Many instructors have already been utilizing blended learning in their academic, applied, and professional programs, and yet more are looking at how best to design a blended experience that is both practical and effective. In this Blended Learning Showcase, faculty from across a wide range of institutions in BC, Alberta, and Manitoba will present their approach and insights on creating well-designed blended learning experiences.
INternational teaching online Symposium | june 17-18, 2021
- Theme: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open or Online Learning Environments: A Research Symposium
- Learn More: https://www.uwindsor.ca/conference/international-teaching-online-symposium/
- Cost: Free but require registration
- Keynote Speakers: https://www.uwindsor.ca/conference/international-teaching-online-symposium/305/keynote-speakers
- Schedule: https://www.uwindsor.ca/conference/international-teaching-online-symposium/304/symposium-outline-and-schedule
British Columbia Council for International Education Summer Conference | June 21-25, 2021
Theme: Addressing Privilege
BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s international education sector. Our annual conference brings together hundreds of participants from our province, across Canada, and beyond our borders. It attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of international education in BC.
More Info: https://www.bccieevents.ca/summerconference2021/home
This year, we’ve got a lot to talk about. In addition to a full range of sessions, the conference agenda will include:
- Networking opportunities
- Plenary addresses
- Thought Leader Dialogues on special topics
- Interactive pre-conference workshops on special topics
- BCCIE’s 12th annual International Education Awards celebration
Academic Intgrity in the Wake of COVID-19: Let’s Learn from Each Other | June 22 + 23, 2021
- Theme: Academic Integrity
- Thompson Rivers University is pleased to be hosting the 2021 Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity on June 22nd and 23rd. This year’s conference will be virtual and free for all participants. Our keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Thomas Lancaster on June 22nd and there will a plenary panel on June 23rd on the topic of contract cheating.
- Info: https://csai21.trubox.ca/
- Registration: (Free) https://csai21.trubox.ca/registration/
- Keynote Speaker: https://csai21.trubox.ca/keynote-speaker/
STEM 2021 | July 5 – 9, 2021
- Theme: Changing the Story
- Format: Online, hosted by UBC
- URL: https://stem2021.ubc.ca/
- Registration: $$250 CAD (5 X $50/day) before April 15, $350 after
- The 6th International Conference of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM2021) in Education is a unique opportunity for educators and researchers from schools, universities, colleges, museums and cultural institutions, businesses, industries and other private and public agencies around the world to share and discuss their innovative practices, research initiatives, and educational tools that advance STEM education.
Digital Pedagogy Lab | August 2 -6, 2021
- Format: Online
- URL: https://digitalpedagogylab.com/
- Registration: $400 USD
- Welcomes 500 Attendees from around the globe
- Tracks: https://digitalpedagogylab.com/tag/dpl2021-tracks/
- Digital Pedagogy Lab is an international professional development gathering for educators committed to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, critical digital pedagogy, and imagining a new future for education. The Lab is a space for teachers, students, librarians, administrators, and technologists interested in inquiry, praxis, and social justice.Digital Pedagogy Lab may look from all appearances to be a traditional professional development event replete with speakers and sessions. But in fact, the Lab is a classroom. Participants sign up for one track, focused on a topic specific to their research interests, teaching area, or imaginative impulses. Once in a track, attendees form a cohort and learn, collaborate, and teach each other for the entire duration of the Lab. We believe that when you create a space where people feel free to join, free to experiment, free to voice themselves, free to try, free to fail, free to succeed, free to change—and reinforce that space with a foundation of generosity, kindness, care, hospitality—you also create a space where the new, the inventive, the generative and creative—in other words, the necessary—can emerge.
- Participants at the Lab sign up for one track, specific to their research interests, teaching area, or imaginative impulses. registers for a single track (e.g., Intro, Inclusive Design, Open Pedagogy, etc.). In this track, they join a small cohort of other educators for the full week, working and collaborating together on projects and discussions throughout. The cohort model for tracks allows each participant to dig in deep on a single subject, exploring various areas of that track as fully as possible in a week’s time. This intimate model—even online—also provides a greater opportunity to connect with other educators who share interests, even as everyone is coming from different perspectives.
BCcampus Offerings | ongoing
- Theme: Various Topics
- Learn More: https://bccampus.ca/events/
- Calendar or all Events: https://tlpd.bccampus.ca/
- Cost: Many are free, some low cost
RECORDING – The Impact of the Pandemic on Canadian Higher Education: The Implications of a Shift Toward Digital Learning | April 15 |
- Theme: After an unprecedented year of emergency remote teaching due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian post-secondary institutions are looking ahead to the future and considering the possibilities for digital learning going forward. While a return to in-person learning is the anticipated scenario for Fall 2021, research conducted during the pandemic indicates that digital technologies and options for learning online are likely to be far more prevalent even when a full return to in-person learning becomes possible.
- Video: Recording Link
RECORDINGS – Cascadia Open Education Summit | April 27-29, 2021
- Theme: Regional influence. Global impact
- Video Recordings: https://cascadia.bccampus.ca/schedule/