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Learning Opportunities

The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offers a diverse range of learning opportunities related to teaching, learning, and educational leadership.

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Upcoming Events

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Events A-Z


  Type Description Date
Animal Ethics on Campus Community of Practice The implications and ethics of the humane treatment of animals. Explore everything from teaching compassion, supporting vegan students, links to racism, the science of sentience, and sustainability. Events Calendar
Applied Learning in Action Workshop

Apply the principles of experiential education and explore the new online Applied Learning faculty guide. Using these resources, we’ll work in small groups to develop an action plan for implementation in your winter courses. Please note there will be pre-reading (approx. 1 hour). Facilitators: Corrine Michel and Dan Reeve

Thu, Nov 22, 9am-12pm
Appreciative Resilience: Let Us Sustain Workshop Resilience is asked of us every day in our work in education regardless of the role we play. To work in education is to lead, both formally or informally, and it is not for the faint of heart. From the classrooms to offices, to online, those in education are the change makers in people’s lives. This one-day workshop is an exploration of being resilient professionally. Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 9am-4pm



  Type Description Date
Chair Share Community of Practice Join other Chairs from across the college to discuss whatever is on your mind. This Community of Practice is strength-based and solution-focused, and will create a safe environment for you to talk about what matters. Events Calendar
Creating Effective Student Assessments Workshop Practice developing effective student assessments that support student learning, and provide timely feedback. We will focus on the critical importance of matching learning outcomes, teaching activities, and rubrics.

Thu, Oct 25, noon-1:30pm

Creative Applications in eLearning Workshop This workshop will showcase some creative ways to deliver content, engage your learners and put a twist on some of the common teaching tools in D2L. Fri, Nov 2, 10-11:30am
Curriculum Development
(PIDP 3210)
Course The Curriculum Development course introduces participants to a range of theories and approaches to curriculum development, such as competency-based education and outcomes-based education. Although this course introduces such general concepts of curriculum theory and practice, the course focuses primarily upon the design and development of curriculum documents. In particular, participants will develop material related to their own work environment. In addition, participants will develop skills related to instructional design such as the development of plans for teaching and learning. The course highlights the importance of alignment; that is, the connection between course outcomes/goals, delivery of instruction, and the assessment and evaluation of learning. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.

Part of the PIDP program offered by Vancouver Community College.
PIDP 3210: Curriculum Development:
November 2-4 & 16-18, 2018


  Type Description Date

Design Thinking Method for Problem Solving


Would you like a new approach for complex problem-solving to use with your students? Join us for a workshop on the Design Thinking Method! This method offers a fresh approach to tackle complex problems and find real-world solutions.

Fri, Nov 30, 9:30-11am
Designing for Engagement: Moving Beyond Text & Images Workshop Come learn how to transform your content to accommodate a variety of learning styles and abilities. We’ll begin with an overview of the content tool and its functionality to get you started with building content. We’ll then explore how you can transform various types of content including (but not limited to): PDFs, PPT and Word documents to a web-accessible format that improves the teaching and learning experience. Fri, Oct 19, 10-11:30am


  Type Description Date
eLearning Drop-In Sessions Drop-in

Weekly drop-in sessions are provided to allow faculty the opportunity to ask questions, learn new skills and work on building their D2L courses.

Lansdowne: LLC 156 | Interurban: LACC 235


  Type Description Date
Faculty Book Club Book Club Please join us for a collegial conversation about a book relevant to your work as an educator Winter 2019
Finance 101 for Chairs Workshop Chris Jones, Director of Financial Planning & Accountability, discusses the development and monitoring of your program budgets. Spring 2019


  Type Description Date
Indigenous Education Circle Community of Practice Explore current issues related to Indigenous education, perhaps through discussing articles, documentaries, or a situation that arose recently in your classroom or department. Events Calendar
Indigenization Guides: Exploring how to pull together Workshop Please join Dianne Biin, Indigenization Coordinator, to learn more about the new Indigenization resources housed by BCcampus in their open repository. These guides are for post-secondary institutions across the province. Each guide in the series provides resources, key considerations and learning activities for Indigenizing place, process and practice. In an hour, you’ll be led through the guides, shown key resources and explore learning activities for personal and professional development. 
Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Workshop

The 3½ day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an excellent professional development opportunity for Camosun faculty.  Working in a fun, safe environment with colleagues from across the college, the ISW is a peer-based workshop designed to improve teaching practice.

Interdisciplinary Education Community of Practice If you get excited about innovating new approaches to education, and want to draw on a diversity of perspectives, then join us for stimulating conversation with an action oriented focus. Events Calendar
Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Workshop Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a synchronous classroom tool that is coming to Camosun. This means that faculty now have an online tool with audio, video, chat, and whiteboard/desktop sharing capabilities to support their teaching in real-time. Come find out more about Blackboard Collaborate and how it can be used, as well as when it will be available, at this information session. Fri, Nov 23, 2-3pm



  Type Description Date
Liberating Learning: Activities for Participatory Learning in class and online Workshop In this one-day workshop, you will experience the most-popular and easy-to-adopt structures used in teaching and learning contexts, and consider how you might use them in your own teaching practice. TBD
Long Term Professional Development Information Sessions Workshop Explore options and learn about the application process for CCFA Long Term Professional Development (PD) funding for faculty.


  Type Description Date
Managing Final Grades in D2L Workshop It’s grading time again! This workshop is designed to provide a quick refresher on how to input and manage grades in D2L. An overview of how to apply grade schemes and release calculated and adjusted final grades will also be provided. Fri, Dec 14, 10-11:30am
Mental Health Training Workshop To support employee (and student) success and strengthen our individual resources, Camosun is committed to providing employees with mental health literacy education and the appropriate tools and training to bolster confidence for effective mental health support for our students, and for each other. Review the resources for faculty & staff
Mindfulness in Education Community of Practice Engage in dialogue about contemplative pedagogy, and how mindfulness can be applied in the context of education with students and with colleagues. Events Calendar
Monday Mindfulness Drop-in Drop by for 20 minutes of guided mindfulness practice in a collegial environment. All faculty, staff and students welcome! Facilitated by Diane Gilliland and Sonja Kerr. Every Monday from September 17-December 3
Events Calendar


  Type Description Date
Open Education Resources: What, Why and How Workshop Imagine for a second a world where students (no matter where they live on the planet) have open and free access to whatever education resources they need. At the heart of the Open Education movement lies the compelling idea that publicly-funded knowledge and knowledge products (textbooks, curricula, lecture notes, tests, assignments, video, images) should be made freely available to the public (including students).

In this participatory workshop we will explore how to use Open Education Resources to remove barriers to education.
Wed, Nov 21, 12-1pm


  Type Description Date
Parenting Community of Practice A gathering of college employees who are also parents seeking to find a work-family life balance. Events Calendar
Provincial Instructor Diploma Program Continuous intake Students in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program build knowledge and skills to design, develop, manage and evaluate the instruction of adults in post-secondary education, business, industry and non-traditional adult learning environments. See PIDP 3210: Curriculum Development



  Type Description Date
Scheduled Development and Professional Development Showcase Call for Proposals Call for 2019 publication submissions highlighting Camosun faculty's professional and scholarly activities. Please email your submission to Elizabeth West.
2018 Showcase
Fri, December 14, 2018
SD Ideas Exchange Workshop Get inspired by colleagues on possibilities for your SD time! Make connections for potential collaboration around common interests. Hear examples of collaborative projects. Learn about the new SD Connect platform. Tue, Dec 11, 1:30-4pm
South Island Partnership Instructors Community of Practice Connect regularly with your peers, share ideas, support each other, and learn some strategies specific to your unique role as an instructor in the South Island Partnership Dual Credit program. TBD


  Type Description Date
Teaching & Learning Strategies Community of Practice Come and share ideas and inspire each other around effective classroom strategies, assessment, marking, rubrics, engaged learning, supporting students with different learning needs, and any other topics that arise through collegial conversation. Events Calendar
TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW – Understanding Indigenous Peoples Workshop TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (TTW) is an award winning, blended delivery course which provides insight into an Indigenous world view; describes the impact of colonization and how it affects students attending the college today; and guides participants in the development of new teaching and learning methods. Winter 2019
Top 10 Digital Learning Skills Strategies for Your Students Workshop Are you looking for strategies to support your students who are learning using digital resources? Whether you are using D2L to support your face-to-face teaching, teaching blended, or completely online, we have some tips and resources for you! Mon, Nov 26, 1-3pm Cancelled


  Type Description Date
Using WordPress for Student Blogs Workshop WordPress is a blogging and website creation tool which is now available in the Canadian cloud, meaning that if you would like your students to build blogs and websites as part of their learning, we can now offer a solution which will be in compliance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Come find out more about how to set up a site for yourself, and what you need to know to get your students started. Mon, Oct 29, 2:30-3:30pm


  Type Description Date
Walls Optional
(Save the date)
Conference Hosted annually by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Walls Optional is the college's premiere teaching and learning event. This free conference is open to everyone: instructors, instructional and lab assistants, support staff and administrators. Thu, May 2 (Registration will open early 2019)
We Have to Talk – Preparing for and having Difficult Conversations Workshop This workshop is based on Judy Ringer's We have to Talk: A Step by Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations. Participants will learn effective concepts and strategies to consider and practice before and during the conversation.
West Coast Great Teachers Seminar Retreat

If you are interested in enhancing your teaching and achieving more effective learning for your students, then this 4-day West Coast Great Teachers Seminar is for you. Regardless of whether you teach full-time or part-time, if you are an experienced teacher or new to teaching, this seminar welcomes you. Registration will open in December 2018.

May 7-10, 2019


  Type Description Date
Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop Why is being a teacher important to you? In this workshop you will get a chance to critically examine and begin to articulate your core beliefs about teaching and learning. We will discuss reasons you may be interested in creating a teaching philosophy and the many benefits it can provide for your students, colleagues and your professional development as an educator. You will walk away with a framework to write your own philosophy. Tue, Oct 30, 3-4:30pm
Contact Us
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Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
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