Upcoming Workshops and Sessions

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 teaching@senecacollege.ca.


Professional Development Plan for Non Full-time Faculty

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.
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The Teaching with Technology course will start on Wednesday, October 11 at Newnham Campus.
This course is on how to effectively use current technology in your classroom for teaching and assessing. This course is offered as a hybrid course.

  • The two face-to-face sessions are on October 11 and October 18, 2:30pm-4:00pm; there are also 3 hours of online activities.

The Teaching Strategies course will take place on October 23 and 24 at Newnham Campus.


Teaching & Learning Courses

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:

  • November 21
  • November 28
  • January 9
  • January 30
  • February 13

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.


Teaching & Learning Workshops

Register via PD Tracking.
If there is a workshop that interests you but you cannot attend, email the Teaching & Learning at teaching@senecacollege.ca to request a workshop that fits your schedule.

Adobe Creative Cloud Series:
Adobe Photoshop
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.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 10:45am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2:25pm-3:15pm – at Seneca@York
  • Friday, November 23, 10:45am-11:35am – at Seneca@York

Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that can be used for digital storytelling, building websites, creating social media material, unique presentations and more. This session will provide an introduction to the three tools in Spark: video, pages, and post.

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2:25pm-3:15pm – at Seneca@York
  • Friday, November 9, 10:45am-11:35am – at Seneca@York

Adobe Portfolio
Adobe Portfolio offers an easy-to-use tool for students to create a showcase of their work. This session will provide an introduction and discuss some ways it could be used in your course.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2:25pm-3:15pm – at Seneca@York
  • Friday, November 16, 10:45am-11:35am – at Seneca@York

Digital Assignment Series:
Digital Stories
Digital Storytelling is a powerful way to engage students in a project. Instead of researching and writing an essay about a topic, digital storytelling encourages a documentary approach to covering a subject. What story can you craft about your subject? What media can you use in your story to evoke emotion from an audience? You will see a demonstration of how to use Adobe Spark to create a digital story.
Note: Faculty using digital assessments in COM101 may find this session beneficial.

  • Thursday, October 11, 1:30pm-2:20pm
  • Monday, October 29, 1:30pm-2:20pm

Infographics
An infographic is a graphical visualization of information and can be a creative assignment for your students, and you can also use it to create engaging teaching materials. Learn what makes for a captivating, clear and effective infographic as well as the free, easy tools you can use to get started.
Note: Faculty using digital assessments in COM101 may find this session beneficial.

  • Thursday, October 18, 1:30pm-2:20pm
  • Wednesday, October 31, 10:45am-11:30am

Blogging
Blogging can be an engaging assignment for students. This session will demonstrate how to use WordPress and Blogger to create a blog.
Note: Faculty using digital assessments in COM101 may find this session beneficial.

  • Friday, October 12, 10:45am-11:30am
  • Wednesday, November 7, 1:30pm-2:20pm

My.Seneca Workshops:
My.Seneca Collaborative Tools
Experiment with the many collaborative tools in My.Seneca (e.g., wikis, blogs, groups), and explore existing and potential ways to use these tools to engage students and enhance learning.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 1:30pm-3:15pm – at Seneca@York
  • Friday, October 19, 10:45am-12:00pm – at Seneca@York

Register via PD Tracking.
If there is a workshop that interests you but you cannot attend, email the Teaching & Learning Team at teaching@senecacollege.ca to request a workshop that fits your schedule.


Online Modules

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.