Nature and Poetry Workshop, October 4 - Synchronous
This workshop focuses on developing a deeper sense of gratitude and a stronger relationship with nature utilizing meditative writing exercises that involve using all five senses to explore the beauty, strangeness, and interconnectedness of life. Through her short musings, spoken word poems, and personal stories, Lindi will share her own journey with nature and how it has influenced her creative pursuits. Participants will be given writing prompts and exercises to support their inward investigation of their own connection with nature and the inherent poetry that exists in it.
Facilitator: Lee Beavington
- Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Curious and want to know more about ePortfolios? Here is your chance! Over the course of 3, 75 minute synchronous sessions you will learn the basics of ePortfolios, including the pedagogy and the tools that support their use for teaching and learning. We will cover the basics of what ePorfolios are and their uses for teaching and learning as well as introduce some suggestions and strategies for implementation and provide information regarding resources and additional support.
Workshop 1 : September 23 | 10 am - 11:15 am
Workshop 2 : September 30 | 10 am - 11:15 am
Workshop 3 : October 07 | 10 am - 11:15 am
of the Kwantlen Cultural Center, Joseph A. Dandurand brings a wealth of experience and
knowledge to his role as a storyteller. A member of Kwantlen First Nation
located on the Fraser River, Dandurand has been a storyteller since he was a
young man. His talent and passion for words and sharing stories has followed
him through the many journeys of his life. An accomplished poet, playwright,
researcher, archaeologist and proud father of three children, Dandurand received a Diploma in Performing Arts
from Algonquin College and studied theatre and direction at the University of
Ottawa. He has produced several plays for adults and youth, including works as
the Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 and
a radio script, St. Mary’s, produced by CBC Radio in 1999. He is also the
author of twelve books of poetry, including I Want (Leaf Press, 2015), Hear
and Foretell (Bookland Press, 2015) and The Rumor (Bookland Press,
2018). His latest title, SH:LAM (The Doctor), [was] released by Mawenzi Press
in April 2019.
Location: KPU Surrey courtyard pond
It goes without saying that over the course of the pandemic, educators have faced countless challenges. What have these challenges taught us and where do we go from here? Even as we begin to return to some semblance of normal, we’re reminded that navigating change can be challenging. This workshop will provide an opportunity to pause, reflect, and reset, before beginning again. Learn the benefits of applying a beginner’s mind to your teaching practice and understand how mindfulness, meditation and reflective practice can be used as supportive tools moving into the new year.
The sessions are being provided to support faculty with the launch of their fall courses. Learning technology support and teaching and learning strategist will be available to assist you with Moodle settings, gradebook setup, or learning activity and assessment design.
Date: Bi-Weekly Starting September 9
Time: 12:30 – 2:30