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Another greeting from Whitehorse

by Janna van Kessel - Monday, 1 October 2018, 8:33 AM
 

Hello everyone,

My name is Janna van Kessel and I am the Instructor/Coordinator of the Academic Support Centre at Yukon College. It looks like I will be teaching an online course in January, so I am looking forward to learning from you all about rubric best practices (and how to translate from face-to-face to online).

I also enjoy volunteering with the Teslin Lake Bird Observatory, so here is a photo from our lovely and refreshing weekend in Yukon.

Janna

Janna van Kessel


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Christina Page

by Christina Page - Monday, 17 September 2018, 11:35 AM
 

Hello everyone!  My name is Christina Page, and I'm a Learning Strategist at KPU.

Most recently, I've been developing rubrics to support our tutor training program, with the goal of helping our tutors gain a better idea of what constitutes excellence in their reflective practice and portfolio development.  From time to time, colleagues also ask for support in developing rubrics in ways that will support student understanding of their course assignments.

This week, I'm hoping to refine my rubric development skills, and hopefully gain some skills I can use to support others.


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Hello All

by Nanci Lucas - Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:44 PM
 

Hi Everyone,

My name is Nanci and I am an instructor at CapU. This term I'm facilitating my first fully online history course and I hope to incorporate the use of rubrics.

I look forward to working with you.


Nanci


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Hello from Daina Moore

by Daina Moore - Monday, 17 September 2018, 7:07 PM
 

Hello everyone. My name is Daina Moore and I am so excited to learn more about rubrics this week!  I have started using a rubric in one of the courses I teach in the Health Care Assistant program at Capilano University. I started my career in 1999 as an EFL/ESL instructor in Nagoya, Japan. When I returned to Canada in 2004, I decided to enter nursing because the job prospects for elementary school teachers were not so great (at that time). 

I am always looking for ways to stretch myself and grow as a teacher, so I hope to take more FLO courses in the future. 

Autumn is my favorite season. While I enjoy summer, I often am a wilted flower in the heat. So, this is my time of year now that the heat has disappeared. And I enjoy pumpkin-spice everything!

I hope that everyone enjoys the course.

DainaAutumn


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Hello from Doug

by Doug Strable - Saturday, 15 September 2018, 3:54 AM
 

I grew up in Victoria, traveled through out Asia and lived in Japan for many years. Now I am back in Beautiful British Columbia. 

I look forward to collaborating with you all next week.


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Hello from Leonne

by Leonne Beebe - Sunday, 16 September 2018, 9:28 PM
 

Hello Fellow Micro-FLOers,

As a faculty member in the Upgrading and University Prep Dept. at UFV in Chilliwack, I'm looking forward to learning more about using rubrics to support student self=assessment of their study skills.

Out of confusion comes clarity.

Leonne


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Hello from Lisa

by Lisa Trischuk - Sunday, 16 September 2018, 10:16 AM
 

Good morning to everyone,


I am looking forward to taking this course, at present I have worked for a northern College for the past 20 years and currently instruct online courses. 


JamieToon

Hello from rainy Chilliwack

by Jamie Billingham - Sunday, 16 September 2018, 11:02 AM
 

Great use of the glossary!

I'm Jamie and I'm currently working as an instructional designers in the Fire and Safety division at the JIBC. Very stoked to be there and have the opportunity to add interactive 360 video to a few other courses there. That's one of the reasons I'm here - wondering how  I might integrate rubrics into the courses I'm working on and if that format will influence the rubrics.

The other reason I'm here is that my daughter and I are in a debate over rubric use in arts (K-12). Her position is that they can't be developed in a way that respects diversity and my stance is that respecting diversity is one of the reasons to use rubrics. So.. looking for ammo lol

This is me on most days - only not that skinny or well dressed :-)

Woman fainting beside a cat cartoon

 


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Hello from the Arctic!

by Tara Vanderveer - Saturday, 15 September 2018, 8:44 AM
 

Hi everyone!

I lived in Victoria for many years and my family and I often road trip throughout BC. Our mission this summer is to drive from B.C. up to Tuk on the new "highway". 

That said, I am currently teaching science for nursing in the Arctic at Nunavut Arctic College. Reading other posts, I feel like I may have snuck into this course a bit illegally as I am not currently a BC instructor but I am hoping I can stay and learn with you all! My hope is that our college will enter into a true agreement with BCcampus as our territory currently lacks this type of support/opportunity for us higher ed peeps. My experience with this group will certainly be fedback to the decision makers to help that proposal! 

Also! I am always looking for people with expertise in areas of teaching and learning to bring them up to our campuses in Nunavut to deliver PD as our CTL is currently being built. If you feel you have something to share, please let me know! We should chat!

Looking forward to learning and sharing in the week to come!

Enjoy the weekend!

Nakurmiik,

Tara



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Hello from Tsawwassen

by Nazmi Kamal - Monday, 17 September 2018, 1:59 PM
 

Hi everyone,

I am Nazmi (Naz is okay too). I teach at Cap U's School of Tourism Management. Father of 2 young sons (1 and 3 years old).

I'm excited to work and learn with such a diverse group. I worked with Bettina once and happy to see her co-facilitating this workshop.

Reason I am here, just trying to get better at what I do, online and offline :) 

Naz






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