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.
Teaching & Learning Drop-In Hours
Tuesdays 3- 4 pm, (Oct 27 - Dec 15) with Neil Martin, Educational Developer
Thursdays 11-noon, (Nov 5 - Dec 17) with Theresa Southam, Chair
Thursdays 1-2 pm, (Nov 5 - Dec 17) with Wendy Anderson, Instructional Technology Support
Fridays 10-11 am, (Nov 6 - Dec 18) with Justin Ible, Instructional Designer
(Watch for the next session of learning to be announced.)
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.
Learning Regions contribute to healthy, sustainable societies. 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.
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.”
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