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Summer 2022 CETL Sessions

USP Summer Series: How Quest and Explore Instructors Can Support First- and Second-Year Students

This Series is comprised of four sessions designed to support Quest and Explore instructors this fall.  The workshops address the topics that instructors indicated would most help them work with first-year students and returning sophomores, who have been particularly affected by the pandemic.

Sessions Include:

  • How to Maintain Academic Standards While Centering Student Success (August 10, 1:00 - 3:00 PM)
  • Meeting Students Where They Are (August 16, 1:00 - 2:30 PM)
  • Trauma-Informed Pedagogy (August 17, 10:00 AM - Noon)
  • Book Discussion: Teach Students How to Learn (August 18, 1:00 - 2:30 PM)
  • Retaining Students: How to Create Connection and Belonging At UWO (August 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM)

USP Quest Workshop

This day long event will focus on developing a course for the University Studies Program (USP).  An overview of the program will be provided as well as a variety of breakout options for the different signature questions and Quest levels.
Recording of the USP Quest Worksho
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Action Allyship in the Classroom

What does it mean to be an ally to our racially and ethnically minoritized students, trans and non-binary students, LGBTQ students, and students at multiple intersections of these categories? With the rise in students who identify as gender non-binary or transgender, as well as more vocal discussions by racially and ethnically minoritized people of what it means to be actively antiracist, it is imperative that we educate ourselves on how to be an ally. Being an ally means more than tolerance or acceptance; it means actively changing our policies and even the language we use in the classroom to make learning more equitable for all students. It means following the lead of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ activists, scholars, and students in making change. This day-long workshop will focus on how to enact allyship in the classroom.

Recording of Action Allyship in the Classroom.

Extreme Makeover - Canvas Edition

Have you ever looked at your Canvas course and noticed it was a bit bland?  This 3-part series of workshops will help you bring your Canvas pages from drab to FAB by adding visual interest and cohesion that will "Wow" your students.  Participants will work to incorporate images, learn techniques for adding color and practice adding interactive elements that will help students maintain interest in what they're reading.  Seats will be available both in-person and online.  Note: If joining virtually, we strongly recommend a dual-monitor setup.

Sessions Include:

  • Working with Images (Tuesday, August 23rd  1:00 - 2:30 PM)
  • Page Design and Layout (Wednesday, August 24th 1:00 - 2:30 PM)
  • Interactive & Engaging Pages (Thursday, August 25th 1:00 - 2:30 PM)

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