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Teaching and Learning
Teaching & Learning @KPU
Our Spring 2020 Events and Workshops brochure is now available! Click on the picture below to view or check our Events Calendar to register for upcoming workshops and events.
This website is stewarded by the Teaching & Learning Commons which serves as a catalyst, collaborator, connector, communicator and coordinator for teaching, learning and scholarship at KPU. Find professional development opportunities via our events calendar, get the latest news, tips and info about initiatives that are underway for KPU educators, share your updates and experiences and read those of others.
KPU-May-Learn: Call for Proposals
KPU-May-Learn is a month of professional development for educators and researchers taking place in the month of May 2020. Within this month there will be a Digital Innovation Day (May 19, Surrey), our annual Symposium (May 25, Surrey), and a mix of PD opportunities.
We invite proposals from the KPU community on teaching, learning, and research topics and encourage those to share topics of personal interest for our general PD days.
Proposals will be peer-reviewed by a committee and must be received by 8:00 AM on Monday, February 13, 2020.
Freshdesk is the platform that hosts the Teaching & Learning Commons resource knowledge base. It includes teahcing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We value your feedback and welcome any comments you may have to help improve our knowledge base.
January Newsletter is out!
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Connecting through our Blog
Our teaching and learning blog "Friday Morning Coffee" is updated weekly a teaching and learning blog with weekly posts from the Commons team, to subscribe, http://wordpress.kpu.ca/tlcommons/. If you would like to share a teaching tool, strategy or insight, contact: Leeann.Waddington@kpu.ca
Scholarship, Funding, Awards & Leadership Opportunities
Scholarly Inquiry Grants (SIGs)
Want to try a new approach, learning technology, tools in your field, etc., in your teaching and to observe the results? Need a research assistant to help you with the literature review, data collection and analyzing the data? Need some funds to present your inquiry project? Apply for a Scholarly Inquiry Grant (SIG) for up to $2k to innovate and inform your teaching practice. Grants are now available on an ongoing basis! | Info
Award, Funding and Leadership Opportunities
Additional opportunities for KPU educators are listed on the T&L Scholarship, Funding and Awards page.
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