A community of practice is an opportunity to build community and engage at the edge of your teaching and learning potential. If you have a passion for what you do and want to interact regularly with a team of colleagues around a common interest, then this is for you.
Current Communities of Practice
This community of practice is for anyone who is interested in appreciative inquiry, strengths based endeavours, and positive change. We gather in shared leadership to offer gifts and ideas to each other; and to experiment with new ways of thinking, practice, and facilitation. The community of practice is a co-led group where you are welcome to be a participant and/or facilitate a gathering.
The Chair Share Community of Practice meets every two weeks on Teams. All chairs and program leaders are welcome to drop in! Feeling isolated as department chair or program leader? Join others from across the college to discuss whatever is on your mind. Topics are emergent, so come with your ideas and leave more energized and connected.
Indigenous Education Circle
This Community of Practice is for any employee who is curious about, and interested in, Indigenous education/Indigenization including but NOT restricted to those who have completed TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (Understanding Indigenous Peoples). You may be seeking an understanding of Indigenization maintaining momentum, looking to spark some ideas, or simply wishing to enjoy the connection, inspiration, teaching, and learning that happens in circle. Please join us as we explore current issues related to Indigenous education, perhaps through discussing articles, documentaries, or a situation that arose recently in your classroom or department.
Mindfulness in Education
During this stressful time of uncertainty and increased social isolation, it seems more important than ever to stay connected in community, and practice our mindfulness. Meet regularly with peers to practice mindfulness using guided meditation. Take a break, and support each other in a collegial environment. Everyone welcome! This group is peer led and meets weekly on Teams.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This is a time to meet with other faculty from across the college with common challenges and passions for teaching and learning. Sometimes this work can feel isolating. You are not alone! Come and share ideas and inspire each other around effective classroom strategies, assessment, marking, rubrics, engaged learning, supporting students with different learning needs, and any other topics that arise through collegial conversation.