September 15, 2018 : Teaching Matters Newsletter
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Fall 2018 Semester is under way!

 Now that the semester is under way, you can breathe a little easier. We hope you and your students are settling in and you can get focused on your class. Here are more articles and resources to help.

Featured Articles by Faculty Focus

What Kind of Feedback Helps Students Who Are Doing Poorly?
Frame Your Feedback: Making Peer Review Work in Class

Featured Videos by Magna Mentor

What 5 Play-Based Activiites Can I Use to Create an Active, Learning -centered Class?

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This event is only a month away...don't miss out. Register today!

SPOTLIGHT ON LEARNING - Exploring the Curriculum

Friday, October 19, 2018 

This one day event will bring together university faculty and high school teachers, academic advisors and guidance counsellors to build knowledge around the new curriculum.


Instructor and Tech Success Story 

Ted Zak offers student classroom captures - When you introduce a new teaching tool into your everyday teaching and students can’t stop asking for more then you know you’re on to something...


Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Dates: October 15 - 18, 2018
Facilitators: Michelle Johnson and Ken Harmel
Location: UFV Abbotsford Campus, Rm B121

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is offered to a group of four to six colleagues and is designed to enhance the teaching effectiveness of both new and experienced educators. During the 3 ½ day workshop, participants design and conduct three “mini-lessons” and receive verbal, written and video feedback from the other participants who have been learners in the mini-lessons.

For more information or to register please email:

Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW)

Dates: November 26 - 30, 2018
Facilitator: David Tickner
Location: UFV Clearbrook Centre Campus, Rm CCL112

The Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW) is designed primarily for individuals who will be conducting the ISW at an institution. It is recommended that individuals participate in an ISW prior to applying for the FDW.  The FDW provides individuals with an opportunity for professional development in a challenging and supportive atmosphere and provides connections to a larger instructional development network.

For more information or to register please email:

When: Oct. 24, 2018
 Simon Fraser University – Harbour Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

Don't miss this year's Symposium 2018: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education! This Symposium is an annual one-day event presented by BCTLC and BC Campus that brings together speakers, presentations, discussions, and networking with colleagues who share an interested in scholarly teaching and learning in post-secondary education.


ETUG Fall Workshop 2018

November 2, 2018

Our theme this fall is Just SHARE It!

Following the hugely successful Festival of Learning earlier this year, your ETUG planners decided on a complementary theme for our Fall 2018 workshop: Just SHARE it! Knowledge has the power to spark change, but only if it is shared!

ETUG is pleased to announce that our annual Fall Workshop will take place on Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.

Registration Form

TLC BYTES BISTRO MENU 2018 - Freshly baked Edu-Tools

...smell the aroma of learning...the results are golden...freshly baked ideas for your teaching...liven up your courses.

UFV Teaching and Learning offers a variety of free technical knowledge sessions for you to choose from.

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