Upcoming Events

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CETL

Using Groups and Teams: A Practical Approach (Forming, Using, and Troubleshooting Groups and Teams)Fri, 16 Nov 20181:30pm - 3:30pm11/22David Creelman (English, UNBSJ; 3M National Teaching Fellow)

In this two hour workshop we will focus on how to use groups / teams in the classroom. We will focus on techniques that can be used to form diverse and effective groups/teams. We will outline the key principles about how to use groups/teams, and we will consider both the low risk and the high risk activities teams can undertake, including such diverse group activities as discussion groups, cross-over groups, debates, Readiness Assurance Activities, and games. We will also examine some different forms of peer assessment and tackle some of the challenges that come with assessing groups. Finally we will explore some of the biggest challenges in using teams in the current classroom; developing teams in accordance with the principles of student accessibility and figuring out how to deal with teams that become dysfunctional. This workshop will emphasize practical tips to help integrate groups/teams into your classes, and will include strong interactive components.

Marshall d'Avray 249

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CDEC

Keep Calm and Network OnFri, 16 Nov 201810:30am - 11:30am0/20Nat Perry

Know you need to network but not sure exactly how? Does the idea of networking stress you out? We've got you covered.
Come share your experiences and discover how practicing specific networking techniques can open the doors to your next opportunity - and help you keep calm as you network on.  
 

SUB 103

Nat Perry: nat.perry@unb.ca

CETL

Using Grades in D2L BrightspaceMon, 19 Nov 201810:30am - 11:30am2/5Jeff Mundee, Instructional Technology Specialist

In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the Grades tool. You’ll learn to enter and manage grades, create your own course specific grade scheme, and how to set up a grade system that meets the needs of your class. We’ll also look at the Setup Wizard, the 3 types of grade items you can select (Points/Weight/or Formula) for your class and how you can quickly and easily submit your final grades. 


Marshall d'Avray Hall, Room 249

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Tech-Enabled (But Not Tech-Dominated!) TeachingTue, 20 Nov 20182:30pm - 3:30pm10/20Bryan Crawford (Biology), Nick Hardy (Sociology) and Jon Sensinger (ECE)

At its best, a technologically enabled classroom is a means to an end, assisting instructors by providing them with strong, multi-faceted, and integrated support for multiple kinds of classrooms (regular, flipped, or blended).  At its worst, technology can become an end in itself, turning the classroom into an “edutainment” centre.  In the Spring of 2018 a small group of colleagues from across UNB met to talk about how “teaching can be taken beyond PowerPoint” without lessons becoming focused upon a technology itself.  This CETL talk by Bryan Crawford (Biology), Nick Hardy (Sociology), and Jon Sensinger (Electrical & Computer Engineering) covers some key points from that discussion.  The two experienced users of teaching technologies will share some of the tech-enabled classroom tactics and strategies they use. The third, who is taking his initial steps at reimagining his classroom teaching, will share his early experiences, both trials and triumphs.

Tilley Hall, Room 5

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

Full

CETL

Using Whiteboard Animation Videos to Make Learning FunFri, 23 Nov 201810:00am - 11:30amFullMary Astorino and Nancy Wood

Video is a great way to explain complicated ideas in a straightforward and memorable way. Animated explainer videos combine storytelling, music and visuals to make complex concepts more understandable.  Most people prefer to learn visually, making explainer videos a tool that appeals to a broad spectrum of students. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the whiteboard animation software, VideoScribe with which you will draw and record an illustrated story.

** Max number of participants = 4 because of software licenses so pre-registration is required. 


Marshall d'Avray 249

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

ComPAIR: A Flexible Teaching Technology for Facilitating Peer EvaluationMon, 26 Nov 20182:30pm - 3:30pm4/25James Charbonneau (UBC)

We introduce ComPAIR, an open source, peer feedback and teaching technology developed at UBC that provides students a safe, flexible environment to develop the skill of evaluating another person’s work, and in turn, receive evaluations from their peers. 

Particularly in introductory courses, the effectiveness of peer feedback can be limited by the relative newness of students to both the course content and the skills involved in providing good feedback. ComPAIR makes use of students’ inherent ability and desire to compare: according to the psychological principle of comparative judgement, novices are much better at choosing the “better” of two answers than they are at giving those answers an absolute score. By scaffolding peer feedback through comparisons, ComPAIR provides an engaging, simple, and safe environment that supports two distinct outcomes: 1) students learn how to assess their own work and that of others in a way that 2) facilitates the learning of subtle aspects of course content through the act of comparing.

The presentation will focus on the usage of ComPAIR in the classroom. What kind of assignments work well? What does student workflow look like? What does the instructor workflow look like? You'll also have the opportunity to use the software from the perspective of an instructor, course administrator, and student.

[James Charbonneau, one of the creators of ComPAIR, will be running this session via video link]


Carleton 204

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CETL

Creating Space: Building LGBTQ+ Positive Spaces at UNBWed, 28 Nov 20182:00pm - 4:00pm0/40Sula Levesque, Human Rights Officer & Sabine Lebel, Faculty of Arts

The Office of Human Rights and Positive Environment, the 203 Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, CETL and the Presidential Bi-Campus Committee on Equity, Diversity and Human Rights are hosting a 2 hour workshop - Creating Space: Building LGBTQ+ Positive Spaces at UNB. Participants will be engaged in an interactive event designed to further educate UNB students, faculty and staff who wish to support members of the LGBTQ+ community by creating welcoming, safe and barrier free environments and services. Participants will leave with increased knowledge, a tangible resource list, a personal commitment statement and a Positive Spaces door sticker. Registration is on a first come- first served basis. Register early to avoid disappointment. 



Harriet Irving Library, Milham Room

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CDEC

Career Exploration WorkshopTue, 4 Dec 201810:30am - 12:00pm12/20Career Development and Employment Centre

CAREER EXPLORATION – Designing your career path

Do you need help discovering what career path is ideal for your unique set of
interests, skills, strengths, values and personality? This two part workshop
will provide you with the resources necessary to successfully design your
career path.



 



Part 1 – Career Exploration – Self-Identification – Know
Yourself

What are your strengths, values, interests, skills, traits and what is your
vision for the future? Understanding these things is the first step in planning
your career. During this workshop you will complete assessments and activities
to help you discover who you are and some possible careers that fit for you.



 



Part 2 – Career Exploration –
Exploring Options

Now that you have discovered possible career options, how do you get there? In
this workshop you will be provided with websites and resources to help you
research occupations and training paths. You will leave this workshop with the
tools you need to make informed career decisions.





McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CETL

Kaleidoscope - UNB's annual Teaching ShowcaseFri, 7 Dec 20188:30am - 12:30pm35/100Various

Kaleidoscope is UNB's annual teaching showcase. It features half-hour sessions on a variety of topics, by a variety of instructors and profs, as well as some 5-minute presentations known as Furious Fives.

Various rooms in Marshall d'Avray Hall

Nancy Fitzpatrick: nef@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopMon, 7 Jan 20192:30pm - 3:30pm4/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopTue, 8 Jan 201910:30am - 11:30am0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopWed, 9 Jan 201910:30am - 11:30am0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopWed, 9 Jan 20192:30pm - 3:30pm0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopThu, 10 Jan 201910:30am - 11:30am0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopThu, 10 Jan 20192:30pm - 3:30pm0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Interview Skills WorkshopTue, 15 Jan 20193:00pm - 4:00pm2/25Career Development and Employment Centre

Interviewing Skills and Answering Difficult Questions: Preparing ahead


for the interview is a good way to make sure you do well. Practice


helps! In this workshop you will learn how to approach the interview


questions through discussion and example practice. Question types that


will be reviewed are traditional, situational or behavioral. You will


learn how to manage difficult interview questions as well.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Interview Skills WorkshopFri, 18 Jan 201910:30am - 11:30am0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

Interviewing Skills and Answering Difficult Questions: Preparing ahead


for the interview is a good way to make sure you do well. Practice


helps! In this workshop you will learn how to approach the interview


questions through discussion and example practice. Question types that


will be reviewed are traditional, situational or behavioral. You will


learn how to manage difficult interview questions as well.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Career Exploration WorkshopTue, 9 Apr 20192:30pm - 4:00pm1/20Career Development and Employment Centre

CAREER EXPLORATION – Designing your career path

Do you need help discovering what career path is ideal for your unique set of
interests, skills, strengths, values and personality? This two part workshop
will provide you with the resources necessary to successfully design your
career path.



 



Part 1 – Career Exploration – Self-Identification – Know
Yourself

What are your strengths, values, interests, skills, traits and what is your
vision for the future? Understanding these things is the first step in planning
your career. During this workshop you will complete assessments and activities
to help you discover who you are and some possible careers that fit for you.



 



Part 2 – Career Exploration –
Exploring Options

Now that you have discovered possible career options, how do you get there? In
this workshop you will be provided with websites and resources to help you
research occupations and training paths. You will leave this workshop with the
tools you need to make informed career decisions.





McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopThu, 11 Apr 20192:00pm - 3:00pm0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Interview Skills WorkshopFri, 12 Apr 201910:30am - 11:30am0/25Career Development and Employment Centre

Interviewing Skills and Answering Difficult Questions: Preparing ahead


for the interview is a good way to make sure you do well. Practice


helps! In this workshop you will learn how to approach the interview


questions through discussion and example practice. Question types that


will be reviewed are traditional, situational or behavioral. You will


learn how to manage difficult interview questions as well.

McConnell Hall - Senior Commons Room

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Job Seeking Strategies WorkshopMon, 13 May 201910:30am - 11:30am1/15Career Development and Employment Centre

Job
Search Strategies: 80% of jobs are not advertised. So, building some strategies
for finding employment in this situation requires building knowledge and skills
in finding opportunities. In this workshop you will explore how to do this,
answer some of your concerns, and gain valuable tools to help you in the
process.





SUB Room 103

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Resume and Cover Letter WorkshopTue, 14 May 201910:30am - 11:30am0/15Career Development and Employment Centre

This workshop will afford students with the opportunity to gain valuable skills in resume and cover letter writing.

SUB Room 103

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca

CDEC

Interview Skills WorkshopWed, 15 May 201910:30am - 11:30am0/15Career Development and Employment Centre

Interviewing Skills and Answering Difficult Questions: Preparing ahead


for the interview is a good way to make sure you do well. Practice


helps! In this workshop you will learn how to approach the interview


questions through discussion and example practice. Question types that


will be reviewed are traditional, situational or behavioral. You will


learn how to manage difficult interview questions as well.

SUB Room 103

Jessica Bourque: employment@unb.ca