The Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre is pleased to share our October programming schedule, shaped by community feedback and requests:
1. Better Together: Thursday ‘Faculty & Teaching Staff Open Office Hours’; facilitated for, and by, faculty and teaching staff
2. Better Together: Tuesday ‘Student Hours’; for students, facilitated by students
3. Maple League Hosts External Speaker Series
4. October 4: Sisters in Spirit Vigil
5. Asynchronous content from our August & September programming
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Carroll, Director of the V_MLTLC, at email@example.com or Dr. Jessica Riddell, Maple League Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the October 2020 – Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre Events Newsletter as a PDF, click here.
Better Together: Thursday ‘Faculty & Teaching Staff Open Office Hours’
Continuing on Thursdays throughout October, we will hold ‘Faculty & Teaching Staff Open Office Hours’ where faculty and teaching staff from across the Maple League are invited to log-in and discuss the topic and how it relates to their work. These sessions are community conversations meant to connect individuals from across our four institutions.
All are welcome. All sessions are an hour in length and begin at 11:00 am Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic. They can be accessed by clicking: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605
– Thursday, October 1: Discussion Board Series facilitated by Dr. Rosemary Polegato (Mount Allison).
– Thursday, October 8: Using RIIPEN in your course facilitated by Jennifer Lussier.
– Thursday, October 15: Meet the V_MLTLC facilitated by members of the Maple League Teaching and Learning Committee.
– Thursday, October 22: The Maple League Academic Committee and You facilitated by Dr. Mark Adam (Acadia).
– Thursday, October 29: “Core” Curriculum: A Breathing Space to Decolonize Ourselves facilitated by Dr. Cynthia Alexander (Acadia).
Better Together: Tuesday ‘Student Hours’
On Tuesdays, all Maple League students are invited to ‘Student Hours!’ Please share this information with any students who may be interested. These sessions are an hour in length and begin at 11:00 am Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic. They can be accessed by clicking: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605
– Tuesday, October 6: Indigenous Student Meet & Greet facilitated by Lara Hartman (Acadia) and Kiara Bubar (Mount Allison).
– Tuesday, October 13: BIPOC Student Affinity Group facilitated by Ivan Okello (Mount Allison).
– Tuesday, October 20: Experiential Learning Opportunities facilitated by Jennifer Lussier (RIIPEN).
– Tuesday, October 27: First-Generation Student Meet & Greet facilitated by Caitlin O’Connor and Ty Kingston (StFX).
Maple League Hosts: External Speaker Series
On Wednesday, October 14 beginning at 11:00 am Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic, join us for our September Maple League Hosts: Truth, Reconciliation, and Decolonizing Higher Education.
Join Dr. Pamela Toulouse, Full Professor of Education at Laurentian University, and Maple League Student Fellow Lara Hartman (Acadia University), as they discuss Truth, Reconciliation, and Decolonizing Higher Education. This event will also feature a Q&A from the audience.
Join by clicking: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605
October 4: Sisters in Spirit Vigil
Please join us virtually on October 4, 2020, at 11am ET, noon AT, for the Maple League’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil.
October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Gender Diverse People, and look for opportunities to heal from this national tragedy. Please join us virtually on this important day to honour those we have lost and demand action so that this tragedy does not take any more Indigenous women, girls, or gender diverse people. There will be speakers with different stories and information to share and different suggestions for moving forward to a better future for all.
There will be speakers such as Lara Hartman and Elder Darlene Peters Copeland, who will share stories and information, as well as suggestions for moving towards a better future. After the speakers, there will be an open mic segment so that others can share their stories, ask questions, and have an open discussion.
Please wear red if you have it, so even though we may not be physically together, we can have solidarity for our vigil.
Join by clicking: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605
In case you were unable to attend some of our Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support series in August and September, we have compiled asynchronous content of some of the key takeaways from the following sessions:
– Tuesday, August 25: Better Together: Anti-Racism in Academic and Community Spaces: Navigating turbulent waters hosted by Maritza Fariña, Dr. Juan Carlos Martínez, Kiara Bubar, Noah Lubendo, Hala Nader, and Ivan Okello (Mount Allison). https://youtu.be/hhwUcMKbj1o
– Thursday, August 27: Better Together: Student-Centred Course Design, a panel of OLTC Project Coordinators (Bishop’s). https://youtu.be/QQgh6oDUC5k
– Tuesday, September 15: Better Together: Learning Strategies for Academic Success facilitated by Siobhan Lacey (StFX) and Lydia Houck (Acadia). https://youtu.be/J79iA6hyIfI
– Wednesday, September 16: Maple League Hosts: Naming, Claiming and Aiming our Teaching Discomforts. Join Dr. Shannon Murray (UPEI), Dr. Lisa Dickson (UNBC), and Dr. Jessica Riddell (Bishop’s), as they discuss how to name, claim and aim teaching discomforts. As we navigate the Fall 2020 semester in the midst of a global pandemic, many of us are climbing a very steep learning curve that challenges our sense of competency and our identity as teachers. In this webinar, we ask how we can “name, claim and aim” (Parker Palmer) our effective responses to this rapid and radical “retooling” of our teaching to learn about ourselves and our students in a time of crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUFqA4gOuQg&t