Hamilton campus readies for back to school with busy week of workshops and information sharing
Published on August 25 2014
Brock University’s Hamilton campus has seen a steady increase in buzz and activity as the back to school date draws nearer and nearer.
This week faculty and staff are invited to the campus to participate in a variety of workshops and seminars as well as the annual beginning of program for the Department of Teacher Education, where faculty gather to preview the year ahead.
On Monday, August 25, Kyle Tuck, systems administrator and technician at the Hamilton campus, led a session on the use of the iPads available to faculty in the Department of Teacher Education. The workshop covered practical items such as how iPads work with other classroom A/V resources and the ways in which they can be best utilized in the classroom.
Also on Monday, Drs. Camille Rutherford and Ruth McQuirter Scott facilitated a mini-retreat on blended learning. There were discussions on current knowledge and best practices in flipped and blended learning with examples and templates that are available for faculty to use as well discussions revolving around the aspects of online learning and course development.
The beginning of program offers new and returning instructors the opportunity to preview their year ahead, familiarize themselves with their surroundings, and discuss a variety of topics in education.
Later in the week, a workshop dedicated to Sakai will take place, with CPI’s manager of eLearning Matt Clare leading the way. Designed as a hands-on orientation to Isaak (Brock’s Sakai-based learning management system) members, faculty advisors, and instructors will be provided an overview of commonly-used tools within the system and the opportunity for hands-on work with their own course materials.
With the Lagniappe workshops having already concluded, August has been a busy month for many in the Faculty of Education, as they prepare for another year of engaging and enhanced instruction.
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