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The University of Winnipeg Summer 2023 Workshops

Welcome to the summer offering of workshops for the University of Winnipeg (UW) instructional staff. We are excited to offer you a selection of workshops to choose from.

  • Thirteen workshops in total, all offered online.
  • Workshops run from May thru to August 2023
  • MB Hub has reserved limited spots in all sessions to ensure MB Hub members, including UW, have better access to the workshops.

New for 2023: Links will take you directly to sign up for each session.

Note: In the registration process, you must provide which institution you are associated with, your role and how long you have been an instructor or teaching in a post-secondary setting.

Waitlist

MB Hub has secured space in each session below for MB Hub members. Once the limit is reached for a workshop, the system will advise the registrant that (1) they are unable to register and (2) they should email thecentre.events@umanitoba.ca to be placed on a waiting list. Include the name of the session in your email.

We strongly encourage you to sign up for the waitlist for multiple reasons.

  • It will give us data on which sessions we could add later in 2023.
  • UM instructor and UM graduate student allotment might not be full, and there is the potential to switch them to MB Hub members.
  • We typically have cancellations before sessions, filling them with the waitlist.

Foundational Workshops 

Advanced video: Editing 

If you are already comfortable with creating your own videos, but are looking for ways to improve their quality, this is the session for you. We will be going over software options, the basics of editing, and how to construct a more engaging and watchable instructional video. 

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Chris Ellis 

Creating accessible materials 

In this foundational workshop, we will learn best practices for creating accessible materials for courses (and the web). Topics include formatting, colour, contrast, links, and images. We will check our content using tools found in UM Learn (YuJa Panorama), Word, and other web-based tools. 

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Joanne Laval 

Open Educational Resources (OER): What, Why, and How?

The term open educational resources (OER) describes a wide range of materials in teaching and learning that are available for public use with an open license or in the public domain. Examples of OER include full courses, course modules, syllabi, textbooks, lectures, assessments, and datasets. In this workshop, participants will learn why OER are valuable, how to locate them, and how to evaluate them using a rubric. The workshop does not assume prior experience with these topics.  

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023 

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Iwona Gniadek, Janice Winkler, MLIS (Social Sciences Librarian), UM Libraries 

Adopting, adapting, and creating Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and research materials made available for public use under an open license or in the public domain. In this workshop, participants will learn about the benefits of teaching with OER, the qualities that make OER valuable pedagogically, and considerations for adopting, adapting, and creating OER. The workshop builds on the content presented in The Centre workshop “Open Educational Resources (OER): What, Why, and How?”, though no prior experience with these topics is required.  

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023 

Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Iwona Gniadek, Janice Winkler, MLIS (Social Sciences Librarian), UM Libraries 

Shake hands with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: An introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) involves “scholarly inquiry into student learning” and helps to improve the practice of teaching by making research findings public (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning).  In this one-hour introductory workshop, we will identify key characteristics of SoTL research, examine a range of possible benefits, and explore possibilities for your own SoTL project.  

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Halyna Malyk 

Conversation on inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies workshops

Session 1: Age inclusivity in learning spaces

Deepen your knowledge of key issues in inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies and learn from peers and professionals in this series of open discussions. Each session will feature a facilitated discussion of 1-2 readings or other materials, which participants are expected to engage with in advance of each gathering. Open to all levels of experience and knowledge. Sessions can be taken independently or as a series. 

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Robin Attas, Michelle Porter, Ph.D., (Professor), Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, (Director ) Centre on Aging; Cornelia Kauenhowen, M.A. student, Department of Sociology; Virginia Page Jähne, Ph.D. student, Department of English, Theatre, Film and Media 

Session 2: Course redesign with inclusive pedagogies in mind 

Deepen your knowledge of key issues in inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies and learn from peers and professionals in this series of open discussions. Each session will feature a facilitated discussion of 1-2 readings or other materials, which participants are expected to engage with in advance of each gathering. Open to all levels of experience and knowledge. Sessions can be taken independently or as a series. 

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Robin Attas, Virginia Tze, Ph.D., C.Psych., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education 

Session 3: Participant reflections from the inclusive pedagogies faculty learning community 

Deepen your knowledge of key issues in inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies and learn from peers and professionals in this series of open discussions. Each session will feature a facilitated discussion of 1-2 readings or other materials, which participants are expected to engage with in advance of each gathering. Open to all levels of experience and knowledge. Sessions can be taken independently or as a series. 

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023 

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Robin Attas, Nicola (Nicky) Koper, Ph.D. (Natural Resources Institute); Emily A. McKinnon, Ph.D. (Access Program); Mark Meagher, Ph.D. (Faculty of Architecture); Jenna G. Tichon, Ph.D. (Department of Statistics); Kari Zacharias, Ph.D. (Centre for Engineering Professional Practice and Engineering Education) 

Indigenous workshops

Emerging Indigenous Knowledges:
Understanding and Engaging with Current Modes of Indigenous Knowledge Transmission 

Ways of learning and transmitting knowledge are in constant flux; as our relationships with technologies evolve, so too do the ways that we teach and learn about the world. This workshop explores emerging ways that Indigenous Peoples are shaping and transmitting knowledges, using modes such as graphic novels, social media, apps, and video games. Beginning with a foundation of what Indigenous ontologies and epistemologies are, we discuss how emerging modes of knowledge transmission are informed by Indigenous ways of knowing and the role they can play in education. To this end, we will consider how these modes of knowledge transmission can be used appropriately and discuss avenues of emerging Indigenous knowledges that participants can engage and utilize in classroom settings. 

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023 

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Micheline Hughes, Gabrielle Hughes, Ph.D. (Faculty Lead, Decolonizing and Indigenizing Teaching and Learning), Yorkville University 

Decolonizing Classrooms:
Indigenous Approaches to Building Good Relationships 

Over the past several years, an important discussion of how we can Indigenize and decolonize the academy has been occurring. This new workshop series aims to give participants the context and tools necessary to meaningfully engage with decolonizing processes as they relate to education. “Indigenous Approaches to Building Good Relationships” will discuss how participants can employ the 4/5Rs (relevance, reciprocity, respect, responsibility, and relationships) to ameliorate and decolonize student-instructor relationships. Indigenous ways of understanding relationships and specific tools and strategies that instructors can use will be considered, and participants will be supported as they consider how they can implement the 4/5 Rs in their own teaching practices. 

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Micheline Hughes 

Teaching technologies 

Increase Student Participation in Classrooms with Mentimeter Polling 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Mentimeter to engage students during in-person or online classes. This session discusses how to access the Mentimeter account, set it up with different slide types, and customize the settings. This session also covers how Mentimeter works from the presenter and audience’s perspective.  

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023 

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Farzana Ebrahim 

Note: a free version of Mentimeter is available. As a free user, you can add up to 2 questions per presentation and create as many presentations as you want.

Create and assign students to Zoom breakout rooms for group activities 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Zoom breakout rooms for class collaboration, and smaller project activities. This session includes topics like pre-assigning students to breakout rooms while creating meetings, creating breakout rooms during meetings, configuring settings, assigning, and managing participants in the breakout rooms, and reviewing the participant experience, including sharing and annotating in breakout rooms.

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Farzana Ebrahim 

Use Zoom Whiteboard and Polling to Engage Students in Online Classes 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Zoom’s advanced features to engage and interact with students in Zoom meetings. This session discusses the use and setup of Zoom polls, quizzes, and the new Zoom whiteboard. 

Date: Thursday, August 31, 2023 

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm 

Mode: Online (Zoom) 

Facilitator(s): Farzana Ebrahim