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Teaching & Learning @KPU

Pedagogical leadership that is grounded in community, ethics, creativity, and care.

Please visit our Keep Teaching site for quick tips, strategies, and tools for moving teaching and learning resources (e.g., lectures and readings) and practices (e.g., activities and assessments) online.

Support for learning technologies (e.g., Moodle, BigBlueButton, Kaltura) or other information technologies (e.g., Microsoft Office, Teams, Citrix) is available through the integrated Teaching & Learning/IT support portal.

For assistance with redesigning learning activities or assessments, please contact tlcommons@kpu.ca.

If you need equipment to teach online (laptop, iPad, webcam, headset, etc.), please submit your request using this form.

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Call for Educational Consultant Time Release Opportunity

The Teaching and Learning Commons is seeking expressions of interest from dynamic KPU educators interested in joining the Teaching and Learning Commons Team as an Educational Consultant.

Seconded from their respective faculty appointment through a partial time release, the role of Educational Consultant is intended to serve the Teaching and Learning Commons Team in our efforts to support the further development of teaching expertise of KPU educators and the activities and efforts of the Teaching and Learning Commons. As an Educational Consultant, you will offer evidence-based and complementary expertise to your colleagues and serve as a steward and broker for the community “network” and “knowledge base” around teaching and learning at KPU. Working in the highly collaborative environment of the Commons, your work may include developing resources, facilitating/co-facilitating workshops, providing input as requested on elements of the Teaching and Learning Commons’ strategy, helping to adjudicate applications for the Teaching & Learning Innovation Fund, and attending regular meetings of the Educational Consultants group and the Teaching and Learning Commons team. This appointment provides an exciting leadership opportunity for KPU faculty members to support the development of the teaching expertise of their colleagues. There is a Current portfolio opportunity for ePortfolio Advancement. To submit for your expression of interest, please submit a cover letter and CV to tlcommons@kpu.ca. Submissions are due June 23, 2021 by 4pm

ePortfolio Advancement 
Time release: 50% 
Term: 1 year 
This portfolio aims to support the further development of KPU educators in acquiring competencies that maximize folio thinking, the integration of ePortfolios into the curriculum, and the use of PebblePad, KPU's new ePortfolio platform" The successful candidate will have experience using ePortfolios, designing activities and assessments for students that utilize ePortfolios  and be knowledgeable about digital citizenship and folio thinking practices.  Included in this appointment will be a requirement to provide consultation to colleagues, facilitate workshops and/or communities of practice, review research for evidence-based practices, and develop resources (infographics, webinars, handouts etc.) and training for educators. 

Resource: Freshdesk Knowledge Base

Freshdesk is the platform that hosts the Teaching & Learning Commons resource knowledge base.  It includes teaching and learning resources, webinars, articles, quick start guides, videos, and other tools to support your training practice. Search for specific items or browse around for information. Do you have a resource you would like to see added? Email us at tlcommons@kpu.ca.  We value your feedback and welcome any comments you may have to help improve our knowledge base.

Blog: Pedagogy + Practice

Our teaching and learning blog "Pedagogy + Practice" is updated weekly with posts from the Commons team. If you would like to share a teaching tool, strategy or insight, contact: Leeann.Waddington@kpu.ca

Events

View and register for upcoming workshops on our events site (https://tlevents.kpu.ca).