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Are you preparing your remote courses and want to ensure that you are following best practices for designing remote learning experiences that enhance student learning? Download planning templates, checklists and resources from our faculty teaching fellow below.
Remote Learning Workshop
Download a curated list of resources, quick tips and best practices for remote learning.
Course Map template
Use this template to map out your activity flow to teach and assess students.
Notes from the (remote) field
Download Tara Holland's notes on designing and delivering an engaging online course.
Download this guide to leading online courses, meetings, training and events.
Discussion board principles and strategies
Download guiding principles and strategies to help create and maintain your presence.
Online course design checklist
Use this checklist as a guide to designing your online courses.
Suggestions for TA training, responsibilities, and support in remote courses
What, when, why, and how of running early-semester surveys to get formative feedback from your students about your course
3 evidence-based tips to increase your remote teaching presence
5 steps for effective, engaging, and equitable virtual discussions
Instructional strategies to motivate learning in remote classes
Innovations in Teaching and Learning Roundtable Series
Incorporating Active Learning into your Teaching
Presented by Tara Holland, Lecturer, Environmental Science
Deslauriers, L., et al. (2011). Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class. Science 332: 862-864.
Freeman, S., et al. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. PNAS 111 (23): 8410-8415.
Hake, R.R. (1998). Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses. American Journal of Physics 66 (1): 64-74.
Von Korff, J., et al. (2016). Secondary analysis of teaching methods in introductory physics: A 50 k-student study. American Journal of Physics 84 (12): 969-974.
Teaching in the Era of Reconciliation: Responding to the TRC Calls to Action
Presented by Cliff Atleo, Assistant Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management
My Conversations with Canadians by Lee Maracle (St:lo)
The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King (Cherokee)
The Fourth World by George Manuel (Secwepemc) and Michael Posluns (2019 edition with new introduction by Glen Coulthard now available)
Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel (Ktunaxa/Secwepemc). My review here: Unsettling Canada: A review
The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy by Arthur Manuel (Ktunaxa/Secwepemc)
Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations and Contexts by Margaret Kovach (Cree/Saulteaux)
Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis and Inuit Issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel (Métis)
“Decolonization is not a Metaphor" (2012) by Eve Tuck (Unangax) and K. Wayne Yang
“Anti-Colonial Strategies for the Recovery and Maintenance of Indigenous Knowledge” (2004) by Leanne R. Simpson (Anishinaabe)
“The Contemporary Reality of Canadian Imperialism: Settler Colonialism and the Hybrid Colonial State” (2009) by Adam Barker
“Unsettling settler colonialism: The discourse and politics of settlers, and solidarity with Indigenous nations” (2014) by Corey Snelgrove, Rita Dahmoon and Jeff Corntassel (Cherokee)
Strengthening the Writing Component of Course Work: Innovative Tips and Tools
Presented by Marnie Branfireun Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University