Badge Description
Tech Time for Teaching: Innovative Practice
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Description
The Tech Time for Teaching: Innovating Practice is a program designed to provide educational development for undergraduate students, graduate students and academic staff specific to integrating technology into pedagogical practices. The program aims to develop technological skill and pedagogical capacity among participants looking to improve their innovative teaching practices. Sessions are offered in partnership by the Office Teaching and Learning, and the Doucette Library. The Teaching and Learning Office’s Friday Tech Time sessions, are one hour in length and provide participants with experiential learning opportunities. Similarly, the Black Chair sessions, hosted by the Doucette Library, are 30 minutes in length. In addition to workshop sessions, there are opportunities for drop-in library times to work with technology where participants may utilize technology kits (e.g., robot kits, Makey Makey kits, etc.).
Program Link
Program Contact
c.a.johnson@ucalgary.ca
Criteria
Friday Tech Time
These sessions are offered over the course of the academic school year. For each attended session, participants are required to document at least one relevant curriculum integration record towards their teaching practice. Refer to handout for the list of workshops offered for the semester.
Attend at least 4 (four) hours of Friday Tech Time sessions offered by the Teaching and Learning Office.
Black Chair Sessions
These 30 minute sessions are offered over the course of the academic school year. For each attended session, participants are required to document at least one relevant curriculum integration record towards their teaching practice.
Attend at least 3 (three) hours of Black Chair sessions offered by the Doucette Library personnel.
Drop-in Sessions
Participants are encouraged to actively engage in exploring the technology tool kits available in Doucette Library. All kits are available to be booked out of the library.
Up to 2 (two) hours towards their minimum 8 (eight) program hours.
Passport
This document is for session attendance confirmation and learning documentation. Participants are to record ideas on curriculum integration identified from each attended session. This includes both pedagogical contexts and student learning implications.
Throughout the program, participants maintain a passport, which is submitted to program administrator for record documentation at the conclusion. Passports are returned to the participants and digital badges are released to participants successfully completing the program.