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January 15, 2019

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FEATURED EVENTS


 

 

 

Strategies for Teaching Large Classes: One Instructor’s Experience

 

January 22, 12:15 - 12:45pm

 

Have you ever felt limited by how you could provide feedback to students in a large class? In this webinar, Professor Becky Lentz talks with us about opportunities she created for interaction and feedback with her class of 200+ students. 

   

 

The Lunch Spot:
Let’s talk teaching

 

January 25, 12:00 - 1:30pm

 

Would you like to share a teaching idea with colleagues? Interested in hearing what other instructors are doing across the University to engage their students in learning? TLS invites all instructors to engage in meaningful conversations about teaching and learning at The Lunch Spot.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


 

 

 

Getting Started with myCourses 

January 16, 2:00 - 4:00pm

 

Familiarize yourself with some of the basic tools in myCourses so you’re ready for the semester. Topics addressed in this workshop include organizing your course content, setting up your grade book, and facilitating group interaction. Bring a laptop and your course outline.

 

myCourses Drop-in Clinic

Various dates throughout January

 

These are not workshops, but rather allotted time where you can work on a course and receive help. You will receive a minimum of 15 minutes of one-on-one time and frequent check-ins for the duration of the clinic.


 

Safer Spaces 

 

Understanding Discrimination

January 21, 9:30am - 12:00pm

 

Designed specifically for the McGill context, this workshop will provide participants with a number of concepts related to equity and discrimination. During this session, participants will examine ways that unconscious or unintended bias can work their way into everyday interactions.

 

Disability, Access, and Universal Design

January 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm

 

This interactive workshop for faculty, staff and graduate students will provide an overview of the fast changing notions of disability, impairment, and access. This workshop is designed and delivered by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

 


 

 

Feedback Strategies: Engaging Students in Dialogue

 

How can we engage students with feedback and encourage them to take greater responsibility for their learning? This 4-part webinar series presents several strategies suited to writing assignments. The strategies may also make marking more efficient.

 

Collaborating on Evaluation Criteria (part 3) 

January 30, 12:15 - 12:45pm

 

Dividing Assignments into Multiple Stages (part 4)

February 14, 12:15 - 12:45pm


 

 

 

 

Using Peer Assessment to Make Teamwork Work

 

February 8, 12:15 - 1:30pm

 

Looking for ideas on how to design a team project where students provide feedback to one another? At this brown bag session, Professor Grant Clark (Bioresource Engineering program) will describe his experience having students do peer assessment of teamwork. Come with your lunch and your questions!

 

 

EVENTS FOR YOUR STUDENTS


 

 

Skills development for undergraduate students

 

SKILLS21 is a workshop-based skills development program for undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for developing 21st century skills, values, and attitudes.

 

Skills for Effective Study

 

January 30, 2:00 - 3:30pm

 

Want to make your study time more productive? This workshop will introduce you to active study strategies and help you reflect on effective study-time management to support your learning.

 

Skills development for graduate students

 

SKILLSETS offers skill development opportunities to complement the research training provided by the academic experience at McGill. Open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

 

AGSEM Teaching Assistant Training

 

January 18, 12:00 - 4:45pm

 

Open to all students, this half-day session offers 6 teaching workshops to choose from to develop communication and teaching skills. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn skills to enhance your graduate experience.
 

 

RESOURCES & ANNOUNCEMENTS


 

Add Readings to myCourses

 

The Library can help you make course readings available to your students at no cost with myCourses. It’s easy to link to the library’s millions of articles and ebooks, or to scan and upload book chapters and articles directly to myCourses.

 

Changes to Kanopy Streaming Access at McGill

 

Changes to Kanopy streaming access start this month, January 2019. Visit the McGill Library website to learn more, read FAQs, and discover other streaming options. 

 

Update: Osler Library of the History of Medicine

 

In response to the 2018 fire in the McIntyre Medical Building, nearly all Osler Library materials have been rehoused in the McLennan-Redpath Complex and are now accessible. Visit the Library website for details and updates.

 

McGill Library Moves Towards a Single Library Catalogue

 

Last summer, the McGill Library upgraded the existing WorldCat Local online catalogue and search tool to its successor WorldCat Discovery. As a result of this upgrade, the classic catalogue will no longer be available as of May 1, 2019. All materials in the classic catalogue are available in WorldCat Discovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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