North Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the Northern Ontario Cohort. See also the list of active blogs.

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Fears, Flops and Failures.

What an amazing session idea. We had an open discussion about fears, flops and failures. It is so encouraging to talk about when things go horribly and we learn from it. Normalizing this experience was tremendously encouraging for me. #Innovation is about taking risks, being creative, seeking feedback, failing, and most importantly knowing when to pivot. It is important to be supported as a faculty member living through this journey. Thank you for your ongoing support @cambrianhub @jennihayman @P_FGouveia— Laura […]

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What is this Teaching Dossier Anyway?

Some people have a big one and a little one. University professors submit a year-specific one but also keep a larger one. The teaching dossier is one component of their annual reports (that outlines research, scholarship, service, and other activities). For me, it is useful for accreditation and applying for opportunities like the open education fellowship and innovation champion positions I have been successful in obtaining. It needs to be cohesive. The presenters indicate that a teaching philosophy is the […]

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Universal Design for Learning (Sarah, Kelly and Roberta Heale) #enseignementUL #LUTeaching @LULCoffeehouse @LaurentianU

Universal design (or inclusive design) is part of my own goals as well as Cambrian’s strategic plan. The opportunity to hear perspectives on the topic is something I always like to dive into. Using UDL to teach UDL #LUTeaching @Sarah_Bo_Bera @kbrenn83 pic.twitter.com/ZNlQ2QPU2L— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) April 25, 2019 Visis bit.ly/LULUDL for the notes Practice what you preach! Great activity! #LUTeaching @kbrenn83 @Sarah_Bo_Bera pic.twitter.com/muc5Lw564o— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) April 25, 2019 This video is a gem that I use when […]

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Supporting Indigenous Students and Exploring Indigenous Resources at Laurentian University #StudentsMatter #LUTeaching #teachingandlearning @LULCoffeehouse @LaurentianU

Prior to these two sessions I approached one of the presenters to ask if the Laurentian (LU) Resources discussion would be beneficial for educators from outside of LU. The response reflected just what I think a leader would say. Essentially I was told that maybe if I attended it would help us collaborate more across institutions. Another example of how inclusive this conference is. Cynthia Belfitt and another audience member shared their story about they found out about their indigenous […]

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Actively learning About International Student Experiences in the Classroom LU Teaching and Learning Days #StudentsMatter #LUTeaching @LULCoffeehouse @LaurentianU

We opened by saying Hello to each other then listened to two panelists say Hello in their language. When one of them started speaking a lot I got a little confused. It turns out that it was an intentional strategy to develop empathy among educators. We debriefed about what it felt like. Today's goals. #LUTeaching #StudentsMatter The introduction was expertly crafted to be engaging and thought provoking. pic.twitter.com/fUyo4bkNOT— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) April 25, 2019 Courage As the students shared […]

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The Inclusive Opening of LU Teaching and Learning Days #StudentsMatter #LUTeaching @LULCoffeehouse @LaurentianU @PierreZundel

The LU Teaching and Learning Days opened with a thank-you for the efforts of everyone who is working to change the lives of students. Efforts of various stakeholders who are engaged in scholarship to become more purposeful, thoughtful and efficient in our teaching were acknowledged. This conference opening established an inclusive and empowering atmosphere for all involved (people of various roles both within and outside of Laurentian). Many stream options were thoughtfully planned to ensure everyone had session options that […]

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Scholarship: Defining the Center of Everything

Scholarship has been a core driver of my practice as an empowered educator for as long as I can remember. One of the earliest clearly defined influences on my career as an academic scholar was the late Pat Bailey from Laurentian University. She and Craig Duncan inspired me in the third year research courses. I entered the BScN program with the goal of being a Nursing Professor. Their enthusiasm for research, evidence-based approach to education and genuine care for their […]

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H5P Awesomeness

In under three hours, I went from a blank piece of paper to the simulation below with the help of a Katherine (content and videography) and Sarah (H5P tips). How awesome is that? This simulation was developed for a course next fall as well as a workshop on May 8th at the SIM Symposium in North Bay. During that workshop, we want to show just how easy the new branching logic in H5P is to use. Join the Hub for […]

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Reflecting on my SoTL Plan

I am so on the same page as Irene Stewart in her post and I hope she will be happy to know that I did make it to the end of the post! https://lgcoffeewfourcremes.wordpress.com/2018/06/30/dilemmas-with-the-scholar-module/ In looking at my SoTL plan, I wonder if I can even attempt to do this?? The course I would like to do this in is in the Winter so have limited time to come up with an OER, I don’t have any time on my […]

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SoTL #3 Refine Your SoTL Plan

I unfortunately ran out of time while working on Module 6 of the Extend mOOC last week and got super busy so am just now getting back into it. The 3rd activity in this module is asking us to begin writing a research plan for a area of interest and potential framework. I got some feedback from a previous post on the mOOC which helped me to reframe my thinking for my SoTL. I updated my SoTL here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/12nqdFesveX3nFgDteTvK7IvQ8ydmtSs36-1uFcqhUdc/edit?usp=sharing Photo by Andrew […]

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