West Cohort

Below are all syndicated blog posts from the West 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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Fellow Struggles with Openness

As my Fellowship with eCampusOntario draws to a close I am immersed in an autoethnography that I hope to publish in an open journal. The purpose of the autoethnography is to share my experience as an Open Education Fellow and provide insights that may inform the practice of Ontario educators. In this blog post, I am going to share a sneak peek into the recommendations percolating in my head as I engage in deep reflection about my journey as a […]

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Sidney Helped

This post is in response to the Map Your PLN activity in the Collaborator module of Ontario Extend.    I signed up for Twitter in September, 2016 but didn’t really do anything with my account for at least another year after that. It wasn’t a platform that came naturally to me, and truth told I still feel a bit fumbley and slow when I compare my Tweeting to my other online social activities. I was a late adopter, but I […]

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