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

Location: Meet at Surrey Courtyard Pond

Session time:
- 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 Series:

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

Register here:

Register for Intro to ePortfolios

Director 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.

31 March 2022, 9:50 AM – 31 March 2022, 12:00 PM

Location: KPU Surrey courtyard pond

Register for Outdoor Indigenous Storytelling workshop

Since moving to remote delivery many instructors have had to make changes in how they deliver class content and make their materials available to students. Moving resources online, posting materials to Moodle or elsewhere on the internet brings up copyright considerations.

Join us for:
- What materials you can post online, in Moodle, or otherwise provide to your students
- How much of any given material you can make available
- How to make materials available

Come learn about copyright, fair dealing, and open content, and have your copyright questions answered!

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Register for Copyright Awareness for Teaching

Finding Open Educational Resources (OERs) for your course can be overwhelming. There is so much available online and valid concerns about the quality of resources available. Finding relevant and good quality OER takes time, effort, and strategy, and KPU Library is able to help you get started with resources to guide your search and tips on how to navigate OER spaces.

Join us for:
- Where to start your search
- How to search for OER
- What resources you can access to help your search

Come learn about searching for OER, and get some hands-on help finding the resources that you need!

There are many tools available to create Open Educational Resources (OERs), and one of the most popular is Pressbooks. KPU's Open Publishing Suite (OPUS) supports the use of Pressbooks for publishing OERs, incuding training and project support.

Join us for:
- What Pressbooks is
- What the platform can do
- How to create your own Pressbook

Come learn about Pressbooks, it's features, and the basics of how to use the Pressbooks platform!


KPU's Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Program provides funding and in-kind expertise to support KPU instructors interested in creating or adapting open textbooks or other OER. Applications for the 2023 round of funding are currently open and will close in January.

Join us for:
- What are some FAQs about the grant
- How to apply for the grant
- How to improve your application

Come learn about the OER Grant Program, how it works, and tips on writing the application!

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