Archived V_MLTLC Programming from June, July and August 2020 can be found below.
To return to the main V_MLTLC resource page for faculty and staff, click here: http://mapleleague.ca/faculty-and-staff/

 

JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

1. ‘Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support’ Series

Happening on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of June, our ‘Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support’ series brings together faculty and students from across the Maple League to offer teaching support, communities of practice, and a space to collaborate and work through challenges related to teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All sessions are an hour in length and begin at 11:00 am Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic, and can be accessed by clicking: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605

  • Tuesday, June 9: Student Feedback for your Course Design & Students as Partners hosted by Georges-Philippe Gadoury-Sansfaçon (Bishop’s) and Janine Annett (Acadia)
  • Thursday, June 11: Discussion of common ‘Pain Points’ for Teaching Online hosted by Angie Kolen (St. FX) and Erin Austen (St. FX)
  • Tuesday, June 16: Community: Exploring campus engagement in a virtual classroom hosted by Mary Sweatman (Acadia) and Janine Annett (Acadia)
  • Thursday, June 18: Moodle Tips & Tricks hosted by Scott Stoddard (Bishop’s)
  • Tuesday, June 23: Active Learning hosted by Angie Kolen (St. FX)
  • Thursday, June 25: Managing Presence Online hosted by Robert Lapp (Mount Allison)
  • Tuesday, June 30: Design Principles for Teaching Online hosted by Toni Roberts (Mount Allison)

To suggest a theme for July’s Better Together Series, or to propose hosting a session, contact Heather Carroll at hcarroll@luc.edu.


2. The Maple League Hosts Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00 Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic: Pandemic Pedagogy: A Conversation between Dr. Jessica Riddell (Bishop’s) and Dr. Heather Smith (UNBC)

Description: As part of the The Maple League Hosts Series, join us for a conversation about narratives of pandemic pedagogy with Dr. Jessica Riddell, the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Education and Dr. Heather Smith, the 2020 Jarislowsky Visiting Scholar. This event is open to all.


3. Ask Me Anything!

Drop in every Wednesday at 11:00 Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic for individualized support with Heather Carroll, the Director of the V_MLTLC. She will help you tackle whatever challenges or questions have about your courses.


4. “Adapting Your Course for Remote Delivery”: An online course developed by Open Acadia

Open Acadia’s Learning Technologies and Instructional Design (LTID) Team have developed an online course to aid faculty with converting their course(s) from pure f2f delivery to a remote delivery format. Both formats have synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for learners. Obviously the tools used to engage learners are different. As are instructional approaches and assessment strategies. Also, building a community of learners must be done more overtly in a remote delivery format. We have designed the course so it can be used as a model for your own course(s) this fall. We will be releasing the asynchronous component of the course to the Maple League Institutions shortly and each institution will build in the synchronous components so as to best serve their instructors. You can view the Course Introduction video here: https://youtu.be/vKGnCS5g4YY.


5. The Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre Resource Guide

Join the V_MLTLC in contributing to a grassroots, open-access Resource Guide about Teaching and Learning. This guide will continue to grow over the coming weeks; all are welcome to contribute resources that they have found helpful to their teaching and student learning. Check it out here.

Contact us
If you have any programming you’d like to see, please contact Heather Carroll at hcarroll@luc.edu, or reach out to us on Twitter @TheMapleLeague, Instagram @themapleleague, or on Facebook and LinkedIn as Maple League of Universities.


 

JULY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

After a successful launch of the Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre on June 1, and a full month of programming, we are pleased to announce the July schedule, shaped by faculty feedback and requests:

1. Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support (Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am EDT, 12 noon ADT)

2. Maple League Hosts & Special Interest Sessions (Wednesdays 11am EDT/12 noon ADT)

3. Access “On Demand” Digital Resources (Asynchronous content) from June sessions and workshops

4. Developing Our Courses Together Online Remotely (DOCTOR) (Times and Dates below)

5. V_MLTLC Resource Guide (a document with tips, tricks, and design principles to help prepare for Fall 2020: check it out here)

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Carroll, Director of the V_MLTLC, at hcarroll@luc.edu, or Jessica Riddell, Maple League Executive Director, at director@mapleleague.ca.

To view the July 2020 – Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre Events Newsletter as a PDF, click here.


1. ‘Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support’ Series

Continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of July, the ‘Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support’ series brings together faculty, staff and students from across the Maple League; these sessions provide teaching support,  foster communities of practice, and a create spaces to collaborate and work through challenges related to teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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, July 2: Integrating Experiential Learning into Your Course hosted by Jennifer Lussier (RIIPEN), Charlene Marion (Bishop’s), and Tiffany MacLennan (St. FX)
  • Tuesday, July 7: Course Planning I: The Story of Your Course hosted by Jarislowsky Visiting Scholar Heather Smith (UNBC)
  • Thursday, July 9: Course Planning II: Constructive Alignment hosted by Jarislowsky Visiting Scholar Heather Smith (UNBC)
  • Tuesday, July 14: Knowledge Mobilization hosted by Heather Lawford (Bishop’s)
  • Thursday, July 16: Ask Us Anything about Anti-Black Racism in Education: Creating a Safe Place to Have Questions Answered hosted by Wendy Mackey, Ornella Nzindukiyimana, and Ronald Charles (St. FX)
  • Tuesday, July 21: Supporting First-Generation Students hosted by Tiffany MacLennan (St. FX), Tanisha Campbell (Bishop’s), and Clancy McDaniel (Students NS)
  • Thursday, July 23: Best Practices for Accessibility and Accommodation in the time of COVID hosted by Theresa Gagnon (Bishop’s), Amanda Manning (Bishop’s), Anne Comfort (Mount Allison), and Marissa McIsaac (Acadia)
  • Tuesday, July 28: All About Assessment hosted by Jeff Banks (Acadia) and Estelle Chamoux (Bishop’s)
  • Thursday, July 30: Even More Moodle hosted by Scott Stoddard (Bishop’s) and Keagan Hawthorne (Mount Allison)

2. The Maple League Hosts & Special Interest Sessions

On Wednesdays beginning at 11:00 am Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic, join us for a variety of programming – panels, conversations, and calls to action – of interest to our community. All sessions are an hour in length and can be accessed here: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605

July 8: Special Interest Session: Maple League Student Success Panel on High-Impact Practices (HIPs). Join panelists Tiffany MacLennan (Wallace Fellow), Jessica Riddell (Executive Director, Maple League), Heather Carroll (Director, V_MLTLC), and Krista Steeves (Director of Experiential Learning, Mount Allison) as they discuss High Impact Practices (HIPs), and positive impact on deeper learning (cf. Kuh 2008) in the context of COVID.

July 15: “Maple League Hosts”: A Panel of the Four University Presidents and the Role of Collaboration in PSE. Join the four university presidents for a discussion of higher education in the context of COVID and beyond.

July 22: Special Interest Session: Decolonizing the Consortium: Issuing a Call to Action with Lara Hartman, Indigenous Student Fellow to the Maple League of Universities.

July 29: Special Interest Session: ‘Ask Me Anything’ with the Director of the V_MLTLC: Join Heather Carroll for questions related to course design, or to inquire about our August programming.


3. Access “On Demand” Digital Resources from June Sessions

In case you were unable to attend some of our Better Together series, we have compiled asynchronous content of some of the key takeaways from the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, June 9: Student Feedback for your Course Design

Georges-Philippe Gadoury-Sansfaçon (Bishop’s) and Janine Annett (Acadia) shared insights from students on their own campuses and responded to an audience Q&A about course planning. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdbJFs2q_M4

  • Tuesday, June 16:  Exploring Campus Engagement in a Virtual Classroom

Mary Sweatman (Acadia) and Janine Annett (Acadia) facilitated conversations about how to redefine community-based learning in a virtual learning environment. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzYX-hcD2Rw

  • Tuesday, June 23: Active Learning

Angie Kolen (St. FX) and Josh Read shared active learning strategies and did a ‘how do’ video of one of the attendees’ favorites, a ‘Living Likert Scale’. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL81QeZR22I&t=3s

  • Wednesday, June 24: Keep Teaching Webinar

Maple League Executive Director Jessica Riddell co-hosted a ‘Keep Teaching’ Webinar, organized by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. A synopsis of the webinar, titled ‘Naming, Claiming, and Aiming our Teaching Discomforts’ can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUFqA4gOuQg&feature=youtu.be


4. Developing Our Courses Together Online Remotely (DOCTOR)

The onset of the pandemic has led to significant changes in how we work. Some of us will be transitioning our courses online for the first time, while others will be doing a combination of online and face-to-face teaching. Through the Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre (V_MLTLC), we have created a shared quiet space to work on designing, developing, and preparing your courses for the upcoming academic year. We will meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in July. For the first week of the DOCTOR program, we will attend the Maple League Better Together sessions hosted by Heather Smith. For the rest of the month, we will meet in a shared MS Teams space from 8:30-10:30 (Eastern)/9:30-11:30 (Atlantic). At the start of each, we will share what we plan to work on that day. We will then turn our mic’s off and work (the chat function will still be available if questions come up). In the last 30 minutes of the time that we have booked, we will turn our microphones back on and debrief about what went well and what we found challenging in our course development.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday, July 7: Course Planning I: The story of your course with Heather Smith.
    11:00-12:00 (Eastern)/12:00-1:00 (Atlantic), https://bluejeans.com/8198229605
  • Thursday, July 9: Course Planning II: Constructive Alignment with Heather Smith
    11:00-12:00 (Eastern)/12:00-1:00 (Atlantic), https://bluejeans.com/8198229605
  • Tuesday, July 14: DOCTOR Session #1.
    8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, July 16: DOCTOR Session #2.
    8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday, July 21: DOCTOR Session #3.
    8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic). Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, July 23: DOCTOR Session #4.
    8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday, July 28: DOCTOR Session #5.
    8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, July 30: DOCTOR Session #6.
    8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams

To register for the DOCTOR program, please email Erin Austen, eausten@stfx.ca before July 7th.


5. The Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre Resource Guide

Join the V_MLTLC in contributing to a grassroots, open-access Resource Guide about Teaching and Learning. Due to community readership and participation, this guide continues to grow and serve as a resource for teaching and learning across our four campuses. All are welcome to contribute resources that they have found helpful to their teaching and student learning using the forms embedded in the guide. Check it out here.


 

AUGUST CALENDAR OF EVENTS

As we approach the beginning of the fall semester, we are pleased to announce our August programming schedule, shaped by community feedback and requests:

1. Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support (Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 EDT, 12 ADT)

2. Maple League Hosts & Wednesday Special Interest Sessions

3. August Edition: Developing Our Courses Together Online Remotely (DOCTOR) (Times and Dates below)

4. Asynchronous content from our July programming

5. V_MLTLC Resource Guide

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Carroll, Director of the V_MLTLC, at hcarroll@luc.edu, or Dr. Jessica Riddell, Maple League Executive Director, at director@mapleleague.ca.


Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support

 Continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of August, the ‘Better Together: Maple League Teaching Support’ series brings together faculty, staff and students from across the Maple League; these sessions provide teaching support, foster communities of practice, and a create spaces to collaborate and work through challenges related to teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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

  • Tuesday, August 4: Course Planning I: The Story of Your Course hosted by Jarislowsky Visiting Scholar Dr. Heather Smith (UNBC)
  • Thursday, August 6: Course Planning II: Constructive Alignment hosted by Jarislowsky Visiting Scholar Dr. Heather Smith (UNBC)

 

  • Tuesday, August 11: Teaching Tips for a Successful September hosted by the MLTLC
  • Thursday, August 13: Tech Tips hosted by Keagan Hawthorne (Mount Allison)

 

  • Tuesday, August 18: Community Care in the Digital Sphere hosted by Johannah Black and Emma Kuzmyk (St. FX)
  • Thursday, August 20: Continuing the Conversation about Anti-Black Racism hosted by Wendy Mackey, Dr. Ornella Nzindukiyimana and Dr. Ronald Charles (St. FX)

 

  • Tuesday, August 25: Anti-Racism in Academic and Community Spaces: Navigating turbulent waters hosted by Maritza Fariña, Dr. Juan Carlos Martínez, Ivan Okello and Hala Nader (Mount Allison)
  • Thursday, August 27: Student-Centred Course Design, a panel of OLTC Project Coordinators (Bishop’s)

Maple League Hosts & Wednesday Special Interest Sessions

On Wednesdays beginning at 11:00 am Eastern / 12:00 noon Atlantic, join us for a variety of programming – panels, conversations, and Q&As – of interest to our community. All sessions are an hour in length and can be accessed here: https://bluejeans.com/8198229605

August 5: Special Interest Session: STEM Office Hours with the Director of the V_MLTLC and Bishop’s University Online Teaching and Learning Consultants.

August 12: “Maple League Hosts”: The Joy Quotient: How SoTL can help make teaching better than before. Join the 2020 Canadian Recipients of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL) Fellowship: Dr. Patrick Maher (Dean of Teaching, Nipissing University), Dr. Mandy Frake-Mistak (Educational Developer, York University) and Melanie Hamilton (Educational Development Specialist, Lethbridge College) for a session on how integrating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning into your critical reflective practice can improve your classroom for Fall 2020 and beyond.

August 19: Special Interest Session: Social Sciences & Humanities Office Hours with the Director of the V_MLTLC and Bishop’s University Online Teaching and Learning Consultants.

August 26: Special Interest Session: Education & Business Office Hours with the Director of the V_MLTLC and Bishop’s University Online Teaching and Learning Consultants.


August Edition: Developing Our Courses Together Online Remotely (DOCTOR)

The onset of the pandemic has led to significant changes in how we work. Some of us will be transitioning our courses online for the first time, while others will be doing a combination of online and face-to-face teaching. Through the Virtual Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre (V_MLTLC), we have created a shared quiet space to work on designing, developing, and preparing your courses for the upcoming academic year.

After a successful DOCTOR series in July, we are pleased to offer this program again in August. We will meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in August. Both current and new participants are invited to join us for the month of August.

For the first week of the DOCTOR program, we will attend the Maple League Better Together sessions hosted by Dr. Heather Smith. For the rest of the month, we will meet in a shared MS Teams space from 8:30-10:30 (Eastern)/9:30-11:30 (Atlantic). At the start of each, we will share what we plan to work on that day. We will then turn our mic’s off and work (the chat function will still be available if questions come up). In the last 30 minutes of the time that we have booked, we will turn our microphones back on and debrief about what went well and what we found challenging in our course development.

Schedule:

  • Tuesday, August 4: Course Planning I: The story of your course with Dr. Heather Smith.

11:00-12:00 (Eastern)/12:00-1:00 (Atlantic), https://bluejeans.com/8198229605

  • Thursday, August 6: Course Planning II: Constructive Alignment with Dr. Heather Smith

11:00-12:00 (Eastern)/12:00-1:00 (Atlantic), https://bluejeans.com/8198229605

  • Tuesday, August 11: DOCTOR Session #1, 8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, August 13: DOCTOR Session #2, 8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday, August 18: DOCTOR Session #3, 8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic). Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, August 20: DOCTOR Session #4, 8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday, August 25: DOCTOR Session #5, 8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, August 27: DOCTOR Session #6, 8:30-10:30am (Eastern)/9:30-11:30am (Atlantic), Microsoft Teams

To register for the DOCTOR program, please email Erin Austen at eausten@stfx.ca before August 4.


Asynchronous Content from our June & July Programming

 In case you were unable to attend some of our Better Together series from June and July, we have compiled asynchronous content of some of the key takeaways from the following sessions:

  • July 16: Ask Us Anything about Anti-Black Racism in Education: Creating a Safe Place to Have Questions Answered hosted by Wendy Mackey, Ornella Nzindukiyimana, and Ronald Charles (St. FX): https://youtu.be/oWf90D83JXE
  • July 15: “Maple League Hosts”: A Panel of the Four University Presidents and the Role of Collaboration in PSE. The four university presidents discuss higher education in the context of COVID and beyond. https://youtu.be/Kr_pY-iGmxQ
  • July 8: Maple League Student Success Panel on High-Impact Practices (HIPs). Panelists Tiffany MacLennan (Wallace Fellow), Jessica Riddell (Executive Director, Maple League), Heather Carroll (Director, V_MLTLC), and Krista Steeves (Director of Experiential Learning, Mount Allison) discuss HIPs in the light of COVID. https://youtu.be/hMw3GND38ls
  • July 2: Integrating Experiential Learning into Your Course with Jennifer Lussier (Project Lead, RIIPEN), Charlene Marion (Experiential Learning Coordinator, Bishop’s), and Tiffany MacLennan (Student, St. FX) https://youtu.be/7wX-u4QUDaw
  • June 30: Design Principles for Teaching Online hosted by Dr. Toni Roberts (Mount Allison): https://youtu.be/RYdxm3hNSPo
  • June 25: Managing Presence Online hosted by Dr. Robert Lapp (Mount Allison): https://youtu.be/bCa8ARSfFc0

V_MLTLC Teaching and Learning Resource Guide

Join the V_MLTLC in contributing to a grassroots, open-access Resource Guide about Teaching and Learning. Due to community readership and participation, this guide continues to grow and serve as a resource for teaching and learning across our four campuses. All are welcome to contribute resources that they have found helpful to their teaching and student learning using the forms embedded in the guide. Check it out here.