Event Information

LISTEN TO THE DATA: CREATE A DATA INFORMED CULTURE

Magna Online Live Seminar

 

September 19, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

*Please note that attendees must come to room B130 to participate.*

We all want students to succeed. For decades, academic leaders have worked diligently to implement best practices, measure outcomes, survey students, and evaluate strengths and weaknesses, all to inform program design and student success rates. Yet, despite these endeavors, many institutions are finding student retention and graduation numbers have plateaued. The questions are: Where do we go from here? How can you reach those students who need support and ensure you are providing that support in the right way, at the right time?

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to communicate goals to everyone in the organization to increase enrollment, decrease costs, and improve learning experiences

     

  • Gain real-world examples of ways to transform the culture of your institution from anecdotal to data-informed

     

  • Address the challenges of data quality, data governance, knowledge management, and the intersection of the three major organizational units that can help drive change, including institutional research, information technology, and institutional effectiveness

     

  • Discover ways to predict future student demand by identifying the data elements necessary for success

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Facilitated by Lynda Dreaper

September 25, 2017 OR September 28

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

Basic introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 - create, edit, save, and print worksheets and workbooks. Enter data using values, labels and formulas. Utilize AutoComplete, AutoFill, and AutoSum. Understand the importance of relative and absolute cell references, as well headers and footers.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Create, edit, save, and print worksheets and workbooks

     

  • Enter data using values, labels, and formulas

     

  • Describe the importance of relative and absolute cell references

     

  • Edit headers and footers

Project Management

Facilitated by Wayne VanDamme

September 26, 2017

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Room B130, KLO

The challenge for business is to find people who “CAN GET THINGS DONE AS PROMISED”. This is where the discipline of project management comes to the forefront. Project management is all about getting things done successfully. Obtaining project management knowledge will help you establish a “FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SUCCESS”, so come explore this roadmap to getting things done successfully.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand how a project is different from daily work

     

  • Identify the 14 keys to managing projects

     

  • Describe the value and benefits of using The Magic Triangle

     

  • Incorporate the number one project management key for continuous improvement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ALIGNING STUDENT AND FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF RIGOR

Magna Live Online Seminar

September 27, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

In order to motivate students to push themselves to learn more and take full advantage of their courses, it’s important to understand how to communicate your definition of academic rigor, and ensure your goals are aligned with the expectations of your students. By examining various misperceptions and workload expectations, you’ll become better equipped to build stronger classroom connections, leading to improved learning and more successful students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define academic rigor in a way that inspires students to think critically about their learning goals

     

  • Identify the gaps in definitions of rigor and ensure learning is no longer hindered

     

  • Implement strategies to minimize misconceptions between you and your students and involve them in decision-making

FLIPPING - DISTANCE TEACHING - TO DO OR NOT TO DO ONLINE

Facilitated by Wayne VanDamme

September 28, 2017

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Room TBA, KLO

Online learning is booming. As the popularity of online learning grows, so does the demand for professionals who can effectively design and lead online courses - But first you have to decide if online teaching is for YOU. Come hear the story of one person’s journey to discover the answer to this question: To do or not to do online teaching - is it for you?

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Determine if online teaching is for you

     

  • Identify tactical and practical approaches to enhance learning experiences

     

  • Identify the single biggest challenge to overcome to teaching online

     

  • Understand the importance of an Online Learning System

Intercultural Communication Facilitated by Cynthia Garcia

October 5, 2017 (tentative)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Room B130, KLO

Intercultural Communication: What do you know about the various cultures in our local community? Join us to learn about the cultural practices from around the world.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of culture when communication with people from other backgrounds

     

  • Discuss how cultural values, beliefs and attitudes influences communication and behaviors

     

  • Identify how culture and values can influence us on an individual, group, and organizational level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

STUDENT ENTITLEMENT: TRUTH, FICTION, OR SOME OF BOTH

Magna Online Live Webinar

 

October 18, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

*Please note that attendees must come to room B130 to participate.*

In recent years, many college instructors would agree that there has been a dramatic increase in students with entitled attitudes. More than likely, you’ve struggled with students who expected academic success without taking personal responsibility for their own learning. The presence of problematic attitudes in the classroom can be highly disruptive, so it’s important for you to be able to properly react to this type of behavior.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Implement teaching methods that will increase students’ personal responsibility

     

  • Identify ways to decrease inappropriate expectations

     

  • Learn how to address educational consumerism while maintaining your standards

     

  • Create classrooms that are just and fair spaces for all and that increase student success

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 (Part 1 of 2)

Facilitated by Lynda Dreaper

October 30, 2017 OR November 2, 2017

12: 00 pm to 1:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 - Learn functionality of sorting and filtering data. Create several formulas and functions, as well as understand the use of VLOOKUP. Create charts and pivot tables.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Sort and filter data

     

  • Utilize formulas, functions, VLOOKUP

     

  • Create charts and pivot tables

INTRODUCTION TO SSHRC & NSERC

Facilitated by Beverlie Dietze

October 31, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

Many Okanagan College researchers have been successful in receiving funding from SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council) and NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada). Do you have a research idea? Do you know of a company that has a research question? This session will introduce you to potential funding opportunities that may be available through these two government agencies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will:

  • Discuss the various types of funding sources available through NSERC and SSHRC

     

  • Describe the key components for successful NSERC and SSHRC proposals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitate Deep Learning And Student Engagement Through Socratic Questioning

Magna Live Online Seminar

November 8, 2017

11:00 am to 12:00

Room B130, KLO

*Please note that attendees must come to room B130 to participate.*

Socratic questioning serves a variety of purposes in the instructional process providing benefits both inside and outside the classroom. One of the main outcomes of using Socratic questioning is that students should become aware of the gaps in their own knowledge and thinking and become more sensitive to perspectives different from their own. In this seminar participants will view and analyze effective and ineffective examples of Socratic questioning. As a result they will be able to support student learning through effective questioning and avoid questions that stifle student inquiry and thinking. At the end of the seminar participants should have the knowledge and skills to implement Socratic questioning effectively.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Analyze student comments and questions and identify which elements of thought the student is using in their thinking, then respond with questions that will engage the student in deeper and broader thinking

     

  • Use Socratic questioning to facilitate students’ understanding of the connection between their thinking and their questions and comments

     

  • Ask follow-up questions that extend student participation and encourage other students to join the conversation

     

  • Use questioning as an alternative method of delivering content and assessing student understanding of the material

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR OUTLOOK Facilitated by Raj Mathews

November 8, 2017

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Room TBA, KLO

This workshop will introduce you to Outlook and teach you a variety of shortcuts, tips, and tricks to make Outlook easy to use. We will cover important topics such as creating contact groups, so you can email multiple people at a time; creating automatic reply’s for when you are away from the office; how to invite people to a meeting and schedule it on everyone’s calendar; and much more!

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of Microsoft Outlook

     

  • Practice sending, receiving, and organizing messages

     

  • Create email rules and email signatures

     

  • Use automatic replies and contact groups

     

  • Manage and print the Outlook calendar

     

  • Set appointments and schedule meetings

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 (Part 2 of 2)

Facilitated by Lynda Dreaper

November 27, 2017 OR November 30, 2017

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Room B130, KLO

Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 - Perform database, financial and statistical analysis with functions and pivot tables.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Use pivot tables to analyze various types of data

     

  • Use functions to analyze various types of data

 

 

 

To ensure that you have a seat and we have enough space, please register in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register, please email Learning and Applied Research at:

LearningAndTeaching@okanagan.bc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like request a particular workshop, seminar, guest speaker, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

or if you would like to present your own session

 

 

 

 

please send your ideas to

LearningAndTeaching@okanagan.bc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning and Applied Research

Okanagan College

1000 KLO Road, Room B130

Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Beverlie Dietze

Director

bdietze@okanagan.bc.ca

4528

Carla Whitten

Assistant to Director

cwhitten@okanagan.bc.ca

4736

Erin Dreyer

Program Assistant

edreyer@okanagan.bc.ca

4630

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.okanagan.bc.ca/about/Leanring_and_Applied_Research.html