PD Opportunities: Workshops

REMINDER: the following page includes internal and external workshops/webinars. Please review the individual links to learn more about each opportunity as some may require registration.

College Event

Learning Connections Conference (May 30 & 31)

All Employee Professional Learning Conference

Learn more about the LCC by visiting these resources!

Connect with the team at LCC@sl.on.ca if you have any questions.

Upcoming External Webinars

Teaching & Learning Workshops

(Updated Weekly)

This page features both SCTL-related workshops and a curated list of external webinars. Please refer back to this site every week as we highlight new opportunities.

Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices in Higher Education That Make an Impact: What We Know and What We (Should) Do

Date & Time: April 12 at 12:00-1:00

Facilitator: Sabine Hoibn

Free open webinar from the Taking Stock 2.0 webinar series

Society for Teaching & Learning: Taking Stock 2.0 Webinar Series

A lot has changed in our understanding of and approach to teaching and learning in higher education, since the 2010 publication of Taking Stock: Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. And yet, much has stayed the same (despite the current pandemic). We have “taken stock” once again – of what we know now, what has changed and what further change is needed in support of deep and essential learning in our ever-changing world. These are among the issues to be covered in our new book Taking Stock 2.0: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Due to be published in time for the 2022 STLHE annual conference, chapter authors have kindly agreed to showcase their contributions in advance. Please register for one or more of the following Taking Stock 2.0 webinars:

ETC Webinar Series (Lunch & Learn)

The provincial ETC group has launched their webinar schedule on EdTech sessions which will take place during March/April. These external PD sessions are free but you must register using the link on their website. The link provided in the buttons below will enable you to learn more about ETC by visiting their website, review the webinar schedule, and follow the on twitter.

Registrations are completed via the ETC website all their events.

Previous Webinars & Event

Indigenous Pedagogy: Drop-In Q & A Session

Date & Time: Wednesday May 25 (10:00am-11:00am)

We would like to continue the conversation from our Indigenous Day of Learning and create an open space to collect topics/ideas/questions for future sessions relating to teaching/learning. Please join our colleague Shannon Hall (Educational Developer & Curriculum Consultant: Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being) as she leads the following virtual drop-in session

Indigenous day of Learning (May 10 to May 12) - Brockville, Cornwall, & Kingston

Indigenous Day of Learning (On-Campus)

Date & Time: May 10 to 12 (9:00am-4:00pm)

We invite you to review the schedule for our Indigenous Day of Learning event. This is a continuation of the previous event that took place during the W22 Study Break. We invite all employees to attend the on-campus event. The Indigenous Day of Learning (IDL) event will be held on-campus on different days:

  • Tuesday, May 10 - Brockville

  • Wednesday, May 11 - Cornwall

  • Thursday, May 12 - Kingston

Semester Start-Up (May 2 to May 6) - Virtual Sessions

Semester Start-Up (Virtual Sessions)

Date & Time: May 2 to 6 (multiple times)

The SCTL has created a succinct training sequence to support new/returning faculty that will be teaching in the upcoming Spring 2022 term. We invite you to review the schedule and complete the online registration. All sessions will be delivered online using the SCTL Sessions (W22) link below.

Semester Wrap-Up (Apr 25 to 28) - 1on1 Sessions

Online Resources & 1on1 Support

Date & Time: multiple

The SCTL will be hosting a series of custom onboarding sessions this week for specific groups of faculty but are still available to meet 1on1 for support. We ask that all faculty review the W22 wrap-up page to learn more about the grade submission process.

Contact us at SCTL@sl.on.ca if you have any questions.

Indigenous Day of Learning: Connecting Culture to Community - March 8 to 10, 2022

We invite members of our tri-campus SLC community to reconnect on campus between March 8 to 10 for an Indigenous Day of Learning. This celebratory event will carry an overall theme of “Connecting Culture to Community” as participants will engage in a series of experiential learning opportunities that are designed to bridge Indigenous knowledge by building our collective sense of community.

  • Tuesday, March 8 – Brockville Campus

  • Wednesday, March 9 – Cornwall Campus

  • Thursday, March 10 – Kingston Campus

We welcome you to register for the upcoming event by completing this quick registration form (see below). More details regarding room locations will be shared in an upcoming communication. If you have any questions about the registration process or the event, please contact SCTL@sl.on.ca.

Learn more about the Waasaabiidaasamose Indigenous Centre and the Indigenous Services by visiting the St. Lawrence College website.


SoTL for Students

The SoTL roadshow is hosting another webinar next week on exploring the impact of Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) on student learning.

Best Practices for OER in Canada: A Fresh Look at Fair Dealing for Educational Use

Date: Wednesday, February 23

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

Speaker: Dr. Carys J. Craig, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

In this session, Dr. Carys Craig will speak about the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources, focusing on Appendix 3: Educational Fair Dealing in Canada (which she authored for the Code). Dr. Craig will put these Canadian Best Practices into context: from a comparative perspective, she will explain how they align with US fair use for OER; from a Canadian policy perspective, she will show how their substance is informed by the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on copyright balance and user rights, which culminated in last year’s important York University v. Access Copyright ruling.

The Spark of Online Learning: How Technology and Emotion Science Invigorates Every Class

Date: Thursday, February 17

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

Speaker: Flower Darby

Emotion and cognition are inextricably linked – how we feel and connect with others impacts both what we learn and how we retain that learning. When we engage in online learning we are not just presenting information and knowledge or teaching a skill, we are engaged with emotional, compassionate, complex people. We can find ways to connect with them emotionally and personally so that we can unleash the opportunity to learn.

That’s the big idea here, but it has very practical implications. These include:

  • How technology can be used to create an emotional connection to students.

  • How we can develop caring and supportive relationships with our students and how they can build a community of inquiry that is mutually supportive.

  • How emotions enable learning and what we can do as teachers to unleash positive emotions – hope, optimism, resilience, efficacy.

In this engaging and interactive webinar, Flower Darby will explore her developing understanding of the joy of teaching and the power of technology to enable truly engaging learning.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding why connecting with students at an emotional level matters for effective learning.

  • Identifying how emotions and cognition interrelate.

  • Exploring practical strategies to put the power of emotions to work in your classes.

  • Learning how to create conditions in which you, as a teacher, find the joy in teaching

Engaging Diverse International Students: Promising Online Teaching Practices

Date: Wednesday, February 2

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm Eastern

Speaker: Clayton Smith, George Zhou

This webinar is part of the STLHE Taking Stock 2.0 Webinar Series. These are among the issues to be covered in the new book Taking Stock 2.0: Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.