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  • Now Open Call for 2019 Faculty Teaching Awards

    Brock University Faculty Teaching Awards

    Brock University Faculty Teaching Awards

    Recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of faculty and instructors to teaching and learning at Brock University. The 2019 call for nominations is now open.
    Deadline for submissions is November 8, 2019. 

    1. Don Ursino Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Large Classes
    2. Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching
    3. Award for Excellence in Teaching for Early Career Faculty

    Nomination packages can be submitted electronically to cpi@brocku.ca in PDF format or by hard copy to the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, TH 137G.
    These awards will be conferred at the Tribute to Teaching event held in early December.

  • October TA Workshops

    Workshops for TAs, Lab Demonstrators and Marker Graders

    Your Saturdays just got better with TA workshops. TA Workshops are open to ALL Brock Teaching Assistants, Lab Demonstrators, Course Coordinators, Tutorial Leaders, and Marker-Graders. 

    Oct. 5       9:00 am Questioning Strategies to Support Learning

    Oct. 5     10:30 am  Awakening A Human Rights Teaching Philosophy

    Oct. 19     9:00 am  Universal Design for Learning for Teaching Assistants

    Oct. 19   10:30 am  Brock University Library Services

    Visit the CPI events page https://cpi.brocku.ca/events/event for details and online registration.

  • TA DAY 2019

    Workshop for TAs, Lab Demonstrators and Marker GradersWHAT: TA DAY 2019
    WHEN: Saturday September 7, 2019
    9:00 am – 4:00 pm (doors open at 8:30 am)
    WHERE: Pond Inlet
    WHO: This full day of professional development is open to both new and experienced Brock University TAs, Marker Graders, Lab Demonstrators and Tutorial Leaders.

    Open to all disciplines.  Full participation in TA DAY 2019 will earn 3 TA credits towards a TA certificate.

    Registration is open.  Questions? Contact the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation at cpi@brocku.ca or (905) 688-5550 x3933.

  • Extended Office Hours for August and September

    Extended Hours 8:30 am – 7:00 pm Monday – Thursday

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Contact edtech@brocku.ca or x4734.

  • Instructional Skills Workshop (3 day certificate)

    Professional Development for Brock TAs

    Professional Development for Brock University Teaching community

    The Instructional Skills Workshop is a peer based, experiential instructional development program and is one of the most successful approaches to pedagogy in post-secondary. This 3 day certificate program focuses on teaching and learning in a small group setting and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators.

    This programming is open to Brock University faculty, sessional instructors and teaching assistants and is offered multiple times each year (August, Fall and Spring Reading Week, May). Departmental or Faculty ISW sessions can be scheduled on request.

    For additional information contact Lianne Fisher at lfisher@brocku.ca or x5329

  • Retirement Celebration – Jill Grose – Tuesday July 9

    Join us as we celebrate the career and contributions of Jill Grose to teaching and learning excellence at Brock University.

    Retirement Celebration – Jill Grose
    Tuesday July 9, 2019

    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Cairns Atrium

    In addition to the retirement celebration on July 9th, Brock University intends to honour Jill’s commitment to teaching and learning with a contemplative practices teaching award named in her honour. Friends and colleagues are welcome to consider donating. Details are available on the information registration site.

    Thank you for registering – this will allow us to better plan for this celebration.

  • Registration Open for Spring Perspectives 2019 – May 7

    Join us for an opportunity to share, learn, consider and celebrate at CPI’s annual Spring Perspectives REFLECTION IN ACTION conference on May 7.  Focus will be on the ways in which faculty, staff and students engage in a variety of forms of reflection, both in and outside of the classroom, to deepen learning and discovery.  All members of the Brock community are welcome to attend! 

    The plenary address“Exploring Reflective Practice” by Brock’s Dr. Thomas Farrell will discuss what reflective practice is and how it can be accomplished. Farrell is widely published and has presented at major conferences worldwide on this subjectA selection of his work can be found at www.reflectiveinquiry.ca.

    Following the plenary address Brock colleagues will share forms of reflections currently practiced and their experiences through:

    Professor Thomas Farrell, Plenary Speaker, Spring Perspectives Reflection in Action, Brock University, May 7 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    1. Show-and-Tell (5 minutes)
    2. Presentations or Workshops (30 minutes)
    3. Poster or Digital Presentation (50 minute)

    Conference registration is now open for the Spring Perspective REFLECTION IN ACTION conference held on, MAY 7th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, TH325.

    Please join us at 1:00 pm for the opening of the Brock University labyrinth, at the Weather Station Field, across from the Campus store.  This labyrinth aspires to provide a pedagogy of place for reflection, and one that contributes to fostering a contemplative campus. This labyrinth is designed to be a special space for students, faculty, staff and the larger community.  Enjoy your first walk on the labyrinth with us on May 7th.

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  • New Date for Labyrinth Opening Wednesday May 22

    Join us at the Brock University Labyrinth opening on Wednesday May 22, 1:00 pm, Weather Station Field across from the Brock Campus Store.

    Walking a labyrinth is a mindful practice that can clear the mind, give insight and reflection, and soothe your heart. The path may be undertaken as an inward solitary journey – engaging oneself, or a shared collective journey – engaging the other.

    Jill Grose, Director of the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation has been working with the Labyrinth committee and Facilities Management to make the labyrinth a special space for students, faculty, staff and the larger community.

    Enjoy your first walk on the labyrinth with us on May 22.

     

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  • Call for Nominations Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence – Deadline Monday April 15, 2019

        • Brock University faculty are invited to submit scholarship of teaching and learning research projects to the Brock Chancellor’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence.
        • This award provide successful nominees with the opportunity to undertake a, three-year program of research and practice leading to a significant development in teaching, learning, and/or educational technology.
        • The programs of activity for the Chairs may be integrated within their broader research and scholarly focus.
        • The Brock Chancellor’s Chairs for Teaching Excellence provide recipients an annual support grant of $5,000 in each of three years.
        • Nominations can be filled out on this printable form and returned to the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) in TH 136.
        • Deadline for submissions is Monday April 15, 2019.

          Questions?  Contact CPI at cpi@brocku.ca or call 905-688-5550 ext 3933.

       

  • Call for Proposals: Spring Perspectives 2019 – Deadline Monday April 15, 2019

    The Spring Perspectives 2019 REFLECTION IN ACTION, will be held on Tuesday May 7th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, in THISTLE 325.  This conference will focus on the ways in which faculty, staff and students engage in a variety of forms of reflection, both in and outside the classroom, to deepen learning and discovery.  Brock’s own Dr. Thomas S.C. Farrell will provide the plenary address “Exploring Reflective Practice” where he will discuss what reflective practice is and how it can be accomplished. Farrell is widely published and has presented at major conferences worldwide on this subject. A selection of his work can be found on his webpage www.reflectiveinquiry.ca

    All members of the Brock community are welcome to attend! 

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
    The Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) invite colleagues to consider submitting proposals in a variety of streams and sessions to showcase current and proposed work under the divers theme of REFLECTION IN ACTION.  Topics to consider can be found online.

    FORMATS:
    Show-and-Tell (5 minutes per presenter)
    Presentations or Workshops (30 minutes)
    Poster or Digital Presentation (50 minute concurrent format)

    Presentation format details can be found online.

    SUBMISSION PROCESS:  Please complete this online form to submit a proposal to present at the upcoming Spring Perspectives on Tuesday May 7, 2019.

    DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS TO PRESENT: Monday April 15th, 2019

    For additional information or questions visit  or contact CPI at cpi@brocku.ca or call 905-688-5550 ext 3933.