CTLT Winter Institute teaching & learning workshops

UBC CTLT Winter Institute

The CTLT Winter Institute is a time for UBC educators to to come together during the mid-academic year to reflect on the impact of their teaching practices on student learning and experiences.

Hosted by the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology (CTLT), UBC faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to join a range of in-person, multi-access and online workshops running between December 11–15, 2023.

Following the theme Sustainable, Inclusive and Thriving Communities, sessions will focus on cultivating a diverse community that sustains connected, equitable and inclusive learning, reflect on the practical applications of teaching techniques and review practices that have been successful.

Featured events

December 11 | Integrating Climate and Wellbeing into Your Teaching

The need to highlight health and wellbeing in teaching and learning about climate change has been identified by UBC faculty, support units, and the Climate Emergency Task Force Report. Hear a panel of faculty members actively participating in the Climate and Wellbeing Education cohort, including the Undergraduate Medical Education Program’s Dr. Adrian Yee, share their experiences exploring innovative methods for infusing wellbeing and climate-related content into their courses, all while nurturing the wellbeing of both students and faculty.

December 12 | Navigating the GenAI Landscape: A Focus on Student Learning and Prompt Design

The rapid growth of Generative AI is impacting higher education and may change the process of teaching. Through this interactive online workshop, reflect on your teaching approach and discuss how to navigate this growing field of AI to positively impact student learning.

December 13 | The Trauma Aware Classroom: 5 Considerations That Will Have a Positive Impact on Your Students and Yourself

In this in-person workshop, explore how to foster a supportive classroom environment for both students and instructors by acknowledging that everyone can experience and can be impacted by trauma. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your role as a facilitator of learning as it relates to the impact of trauma on you and your students’ executive functioning, as well as the boundaries of our role as it relates to trauma and self-care strategies.

December 14 | Building Community Across Campuses: Preparing to Teach a Multi-Campus (Distributed Learning) Course

In this online workshop, UBC faculty including Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy’s Dr. Elly Park provide an introduction to planning and administering multi-campus instruction (MCI) courses. Also known as distributed learning, MCI courses create educational possibilities to students in remote communities without requiring those students to relocate, but delivering a course in this format for the first time can be daunting.

December 15 | Incorporating the Principle of Community Accountability into Our Classrooms

Community accountability is a grassroots approach to addressing sexualized and gender-based violence in marginalized communities by turning to creative and collective interventions at both the interpersonal and community levels. The insights and principles drawn from models of community accountability have the potential to go far beyond interventions that respond to past violence, they can also assist us in creating and maintaining safer and more inclusive communities — including communities of learning.