The Learning and Teaching Model Storyteller Series took an in-depth look at how faculty are applying the core components of the RRU Learning and Teaching Model and through a storytelling format, showcased examples of LTM throughout RRU's courses and programs.
This workshop series also articulated how CTET is able to assist faculty and programs in utilizing these core LTM components to build authentic and relevant learning that creates engaging learning experiences. The workshops provided a great opportunity for faculty to share, collaborate, and learn from colleagues across Schools.
Each of the boxes below provides links to stories and artefacts from the workshops, held in 2013 - 2014.
On September 11, 2013 the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted "Learning Communities" as the first workshop of the 6-part Learning and Teaching Model Workshop Series.
The workshop was a great success with 70 faculty and staff members from across the institution joining faculty storytellers Jennifer Walinga (School of Communication and Culture), Eva Malisius(School of Humanitarian Studies), and Derek Masselink (School of Environment and Sustainability) to share ways of creating and sustaining strong and vibrant learning communities at RRU.
Thank you to all who attended and made the event such a success!
Approximately 40 people gathered on campus and online for the second workshop in the Learning and Teaching Model Series. Faculty storytellers included Deborah Hanan, Michael Pardy, Rob Thompson , and Carlos da Cruz Alves who shared their experience with team-based learning, following which everyone participated in roundtable discussions to share team-based learning strategies, techniques, tips, tricks and best practices learned over the years. Below are some resources from that session.
On November 13, 2013, the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted "Outcomes-based Learning" as the third workshop of the 6-part RRU Learning and Teaching Model Workshop Series.
A brief Introduction described how learning outcomes can clarify program focus, provide a target for assessment, allow students to connect programs with the workplace, and enable employers to better understand program benefits. A video was played that expresses the opinions of Faculty, Students, and Staff on the topic.
The following Faculty panelists spoke about the current challenges they face implementing learning outcomes in their programs:
- Pedro Marquez (Dean, Faculty of Management)
- Michael Young (Co-Program Head in Justice Studies)
- Michael Pardy (Associate Faculty, School of Business)
- Tasha Diamant (Associate Faculty, School of Communication and Culture, and International Study Group)
Download the presentation slides (PDF): Outcomes-based learning
On December 12th, 2013, the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted the fourth workshop in the RRU Learning and Teaching Model Workshop Series on “Experiential and Authentic Learning”. Approximately 50 people gathered on-campus and online to participate in this event.
A variety of perspectives on the meaning of “experiential” and “authentic” were reviewed as a lead-in to the stories told by faculty and staff about how they incorporate experiential and authentic learning into their programs and courses. The story tellers used the opportunity not only to share their experiences but to also ask for help from participants in addressing the questions and challenges posed.
On January 22, 2014, the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) hosted the fifth workshop in the RRU Learning and Teaching Model Workshop Series, Faculty with Professional Experience. Approximately 40 people gathered on-campus and online to participate in this event.
The workshop provided an opportunity for faculty to explore how their professional and applied experiences can be incorporated into programs, courses and individual class sessions.
Story tellers at the event:
- Steve Grundy - VP Academic & Core Faculty, School of Environment and Sustainability
- Gail Snider – Associate Faculty, School of Education and Technology
- Connie Cirkony – MEEC Alumni , School of Environment and Sustainability
- Bob Kull – Associate Faculty, School of Environment and Sustainability
- Mary-Anne Neal – Associate Faculty, School of Communication and Culture
Number six in the Learning and Teaching Model workshop series was about enhancing learning through the use of technology, and was facilitated by Carlos da Cruz Alves on March 11, 2014. The workshop provided an opportunity for faculty to share and explore hands-on sessions on how technology can enhance the learning experience and how it can be incorporated into programs, courses and individual class sessions.
Story tellers at the event:
- Lisa Read - Associate Faculty, School of Education and Technology
- Robert Aucoin – Associate Faculty, School of the Humanitarian Studies
- Robert Hanlon – Associate Faculty, School of the Humanitarian Studies
Explore this interactive diagram below to see some of the multimedia and social media resources used in the workshop.