The Teaching & Learning Institute (TLI) at Selkirk College supports the development of teaching excellence and the creation of relevant and inspiring learning environments and experiences at Selkirk College.
Lifelong Learning for the 21st Century
The Teaching & Learning Institute (TLI) supports:
excellent teaching and learning, especially the transition to online and blended learning, as well as specific pedagogies, e.g. work integrated learning, indigenization and internationalization. Learn more about professional development...
Collaboration with school districts, literacy groups, public libraries, government, businesses and other non-profit groups concerned with education building a learning region. Learn more about our Learning Region...
Participation in student recruitment, engagement and retention initiatives through activities that optimize student learning. Keep connected to ongoing activities...
The Institute is run by a Coordinator, Theresa Southam, Educational Developer, Neil Martin, and our Learning Management System (LMS) Instructional Designer, Justin Ible. Teaching fellows from each Selkirk College school provide support to their peers, investigate how students learn and explore and implement new educational approaches. TLI staff and Teaching Fellows collaborate with their Learning Interlocutors at the Library, Co-op, Indigenous Learning, Community Education and Workplace Training, as well as Student Access and Support. In this way we maximize learning!
Participation, feedback and collaboration are encouraged, please contact Theresa by email or at 250.505.1342.
Transformative learning for educators and students in our region...
Take advantage of opportunities to advance your instruction. Free workshops offered by Selkirk College's Teaching & Learning Institute. These workshops are equivalent to the Professional Instructor Diploma courses. From instructional strategies to facilitating online to intercultural competence, the TLI has something for your professional development.
Post COVID 19 Pivot: How Will You Keep Students Online?
Selkirk Instructor Workshop
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (may be repeated in September)
To prepare for this workshop you will watch the first 40 minutes of the following webinar Bridging the Digital Divide: Teaching for Equity and Empathy in the Wake of COVID-19
At the workshop, Selkirk Teaching Fellows and special guests will answer your questions and make short presentations, after which you may share your plans for using asynchronous approaches, adopting low bandwidth technologies, offering flexibility, and options, engaging with your students, and making your materials accessible.
Registration link for this event can be obtained by emailing Theresa Southam firstname.lastname@example.org
If You’ve Adopted an Open Textbook and Want to Adapt It
In this webinar, we will be going over the basics of Pressbooks, a tool available to all BC faculty and staff to create, edit, and publish open textbooks. We will cover how to create an account, provide an overview of the interface and how to set up a book, and show you the different types of content that Pressbooks supports, including images, video, audio, and interactive activities.
Watch for Regional Indigenous Perspectives to be scheduled soon
Engage with other Selkirk instructors and gather resources and tips at Selkirk Keep Teaching...
Learning Regions contribute to healthy, sustainable societies.
Norman Longworth, a leading proponent of lifelong learning says, “a Learning Region is a place where all it its leaders and administrators, its organizations and institutions, its people and communities learn together how to create economic buoyancy, social capital and ecological sustainability.”
In the Kootenay Boundary the Learning Region consists of collaborations between Selkirk College, College of the Rockies, and School Districts 8, 10, 20 and 51 and Community Colleges of Spokane.
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