Event Information

 

 

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:

LearningAndAppliedResearch@okanagan.bc.ca

 

 

 

 

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