Here are the workshops and sessions currently being offered by Teaching & Learning. Check back frequently.
View the Teaching & Learning Catalogue of Workshops to see all the workshops and sessions we offer.
If you would like to request a workshop on a specific topic at a campus of your choice, please send an email to Teaching & Learning at email@example.com.
A professional development plan has been created for Seneca’s non full-time faculty members. The program can be completed over two years and will be part of a Seneca microcredentials system earning open badges for each course completion.
New Faculty Orientation
This day provides an overview of the services and supports that impact teaching practice at Seneca. The New Faculty Orientation is open to all new part-time and full-time faculty. All newly-hired full-time faculty are required to participate in the New Faculty Orientation.
- Thursday, January 3, 9am-2pm
Prepare your My.Seneca course(s) to meet the minimum requirements. We’ll introduce you to the Grade Centre and review the most common features of My.Seneca you can use to organize your course(s) and help students learn.
- Thursday, January 3, 2:15pm-4pm
Adobe Creative Cloud Series
Photoshop is a powerful editing tool for images. This session will provide an introduction to Photoshop and some engaging activities you could use with your students.
- Tuesday, January 15, 1pm-2pm
- Wednesday, January 16, 1:30pm-3pm
- Wednesday, February 6, 2pm-3:30pm
- Tuesday, January 22, 11am-12:30pm
- Tuesday, February 5, 1pm-2pm
- Tuesday, February 12, 1pm-2pm
Digital Assessments Series
Digital Storytelling 2: Let’s Create
Building on the introduction from the first workshop, we will create a short digital story based on a template in Adobe Spark Video using images, text, narration and music.
- Wednesday, January 23, 11am-12:30pm
- Wednesday, February 13, 1pm-3pm
- Tuesday, February 19, 1pm-2:30pm
Register via PD Tracking.
If there is a workshop that interests you but you cannot attend, email the Teaching & Learning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a workshop that fits your schedule.
Save the date for the following Teaching & Learning Events:
- Teaching & Learning Day on February 25, 2019
- Adobe Creative Jam on February 26, 2019 – new!
- Academic Forum on April 29, 2018
- Micro-Teaching Sessions on April 30 and May 1, 2019 (this is a two-day event)
Promoting a Culture of Academic Integrity
Why do students cheat? Academic integrity offences have been attributed to a student’s lack of moral compass, cultural differences, stress-related competition, and an expectation for attaining high grades. Infractions of academic integrity can occur because of their learning environments and this course will focus on the strategies that you can use to make cheating/plagiarism less worthwhile to the student as well as improve student learning. This course will also discuss creating classroom environments that support ethical choices, activities that promote awareness of what is and isn’t an academic integrity offence, and assignments designed to reduce academic integrity offences.
This course runs for 5 sessions on Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Newnham Campus on the following dates:
- January 9
- January 16
- January 30
- February 13
- February 20
Skoden: Teaching, Talking and Sharing about and for Reconciliation
Through this course faculty will consider how to decolonize and Indigenize their courses through the support of the Indigenous community here at Seneca. Through a lens of looking back to understand where we go forward, faculty will learn about Indigenous knowledges, Canadian colonialization and the Indigenous resurgence. Faculty will have a chance to workshop curriculum ideas and receive feedback and assistance in incorporating Indigenous content into their courses. This course is intended to assist the efforts of First Peoples@Seneca to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and improve student experiences.
This course runs for 7 sessions on Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Newnham Campus on the following dates:
- October 2
- November 6
- December 4
- January 8
- February 5
- March 5
- April 2
Hybrid Teaching and Learning Course
The goal of this applied, participatory, and experiential course is to aid participants with the design and development of their own hybrid course. This online course will utilize Seneca’s Digital Learning Strategy as a guideline to promote teaching and learning, accessibility, and technological best practices to create optimal learning experiences for students.
The course launches on October 23 at Newnham campus and then will continue in an online format.
We are proud to announce two online modules to help you start the new semester with My.Seneca:
My.Seneca Essentials – use this module to help you set up your My.Seneca course(s) to meet with the My.Seneca minimum requirements. You’ll also learn the value of using My.Seneca as a way of supporting student learning.
My.Seneca Grade Centre – use this module to help you set up your Grade Centre to display all individual assessments and corresponding grades to students in your course and calculate their final grades.
Everyone is welcome to use the links above and work their way through the modules.
Coming soon: we are currently developing a Hybrid Course Development online module.