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Week of May 9, 2021

TLI 2021: Dreaming Decolonization: Exploring Indigenous Ways of Learning

On March 4, 2021, the University of Guelph launched its first Indigenous Initiatives Strategy, Bi-Naagwad | It Comes Into View. The Strategy was developed through the work of five working groups including Governance, Indigenous Student Support, Campus Environment and Cultural Safety, Research and Scholarship, and Pedagogy and Curriculum. This session will begin with a brief overview of the Pedagogy and Curriculum Working Group Report and then delve deeper into an exploration of pedagogy.

TLI 2021: Accessibility for Instructors

Through a series of videos, case studies and group discussions, Student Accessibility Services will help you with navigating accessibility in the learning environment. We will reflect on what we have learned about academic accessibility during the pandemic and explore how things might continue to evolve. Participants can pick and choose between a wide range of topics of interest during this session. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Inclusive Re-entry Programming for Intercultural and Employability Skill Development

This session will provide an overview of an online re-entry course developed to reflect the experiences of underrepresented groups and assist students in recognizing and articulating their transferable skills for employability. The session will highlight design elements such as badging, micro-learning, and interactivity and review course content based on three modules: self-awareness, intercultural competence, and transferrable skills. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: The Professional and Career Development Record

The presentation will showcase the development of a new tool for Experience Guelph, The Professional and Career Development Record. It will be soft launched in May and fully launched in September. The tool is designed to help students reflect on their transferable skill developments and will be beneficial for advisors/counsellors in helping students plan their EL courses/activities and prepare them for interviews. TLI 2021 Conference Website.

TLI 2021: Provost's Task Force: Promising Ideas - Alternate Forms of Assessment & Evaluation

This working group is a part of the Provost's Task Force on Pedagogical Innovation, and this session will provide an opportunity to hear about some of the promising ideas that have been discussed as a part of our work. We have been thinking about strategies that support high quality teaching and learning, faithfully assess students' acquisition of skills and knowledge as described in the curriculum, and promote inclusion of students with diverse identities and lived experiences. Our goal is to engage participants in discussion that helps to advance innovative approaches in the future.

TLI 2021: Reflect, Share, and Connect: Open Conversations about our Teaching Experiences in 2020-21

Join your colleagues to share and process your teaching experiences over the past year and to come together as a community to support each other. This session is a space for reflection about our successes, accomplishments, challenges, and frustrations over the past year, and an opportunity to think through what we've learned about teaching and learning from this experience. TLI 2021 Conference Website.