Reflections

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Interprofessional Education at Laurentian and Indigenous Research

Below are a few thoughts about two sessions I was in today. Interprofessional education Emily Donato shared her PhD work examining how Northern Ontario undergraduate university programs are integrating Interprofessional education (IPE) in their programs. Using the Normalization Process Theory as a framework. The take-away is that we need to include more language around IPE in all our courses. There is a lot naturally occurring that should be acknowledged. Using a map for land acknowledgement at #cnie2019 helps us see […]

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Kaitlyn Kozlowski and Leeann Waddington: Open Pedagogy Leadership Course Design

Nursing educators shared their experience in a pocket of innovation. They teach undergraduate students in a second degree who have a variety of backgrounds in an online platform. They wanted to improve the meaning in the student experience. Instead of dictating what students wanted to do they wanted to improve student agency in order to make it more meaningful. The experience had several challenges and successes. The class size was around 40 and there were two educators teaching it. The […]

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Tony Bates says Change or Die

Tony Bates outlined some changes to education – it is getting more expensive and funding by the government is decreasing. Institutions are becoming more and more reliant on tuition and international students. When you have small institutions offering high cost services the market is ready for disruption. Why we Need to Change. HE is ripe for market disruption…high cost of education in US and Canada decreasing funding HESA 2019 @CNIE_RCIE #CNIE2019— Diane P. Janes, MEd, PhD, MBA(CED) (@Diane_Janes) May 24, […]

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Mary Burgess: The Inner Critic in the Academic Environment

It was really hard to decide which session to go to in this time block. I ended up choosing Mary’s session because I struggle with an inner critic. You may not know it by looking at me but I am very critical of myself. this session was excellent – we sat in a circle and there was no PowerPoint. It was a guided reflective activity. At various points we shred some reflective thoughts, but I am not noting them below. […]

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Empathy with Mary Burgess

The opening of day two started with hearing from Mary Burgess who is the director of BC Campus. Her openness encouraged being welcoming and a whole person. She shred personal things about herself before talking about her work because she wants to be seen as a person. Using a map for land acknowledgement at #cnie2019 helps us see that this is about people. @BCcampus pic.twitter.com/7pKZWSFWbw— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 23, 2019 It was probably the most real introduction I have […]

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Michael Dabrowski: Shaping Global Citizens: A collaborative teaching approach to multidisciplinary language learning

Michael Dabrowski talked about the need to reflect on how we as educators can help students understand social issues. @MichaelDab has a hate on for disposable assignments #CNIE2019 pic.twitter.com/WrfaWq4pBm— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 22, 2019 Michael designed an assessment strategy for a highly diverse group of students and said “why not make an open textbook at the same time?” An example of an assessment strategy #CNIE2019 @MichaelDab pic.twitter.com/T0LtGCa1Zm— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 22, 2019 for this to work: […]

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Introductions and Keynote I – Stephen Downes

I am excited to hear from Stephen Downes today at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) conference hosted by the Faculty of Arts at UBC who are supported by multiple stakeholders across and beyond the institution. The conference theme of making waves in education is creative and representative of what innovation is like. Some promises from #CNIE2019 – it looks like it will be a good conference full of learning and entertainment. pic.twitter.com/bLMBYLziot— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May […]

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Tips to Keep Video Production Afloat: Dipping Your Toe Into the Open Water

I am excited to be part of a diverse panel of video creators at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) 2019 conference next week. While not a focus of the presentation I want to share the unintended lessons from working with Jason Toal, Jeff Tranchemontagne, Jon Fulton, Sidney Shapiro, and a student I have not met yet (still being confirmed). We went from a simple panel idea to quite an elaborate product: Mentimeter, a catch box microphone plus […]

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The Importance of Empathy and Diversity

Today we discussed the importance of empathy and diversity in the Hub. Here are a few key-points. Be Self-Aware Ask yourself why you need to know. Before asking, ask yourself why you need to know someone's characteristics. @CarlaJ007 pic.twitter.com/uP6t9XrLIN— Laura Killam (she/her) (@NurseKillam) May 13, 2019 Consequences There are real-world consequences for being racist or prejudiced – like getting fired. Stand up Against Racism. How to approach racist comments. @CarlaJ007 says make sure you feel safe while doing this. pic.twitter.com/dt83kTr0WU— […]

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Make a First Aid Kit for your Mental Health

Faculty mental health is a topic of increased discussion on social media as well as around campuses across Ontario. Mel presented the idea of having a mental health first aid kit just as you would have one for physical injuries. Like a physical injury first aid kit this mental health first aid kit is a first step towards health. We may need additional steps. Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay A physical kit may include: A pipe cleaner […]

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