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Find out from your partner a teaching topic
that they are so interested in and excited
about that they would commit to joining
colleagues for an ongoing professional
1. Describe an activity you use on the first day
of class to get your students excited about
2. Share a planned or spontaneous
experience/activity that uses humour to
engage students in learning.
3. What is your favourite activity to build a
sense of community in the on-line
component of your course?
4. Come up with an activity that requires
students to involve their whole body.
5. Describe an activity that works well every
time you use it in your class.
6. What successful activity have you used to
enhance or discourage the use of
technology such as cell phones, laptops, or
Ipads in the classroom.
Community of practice
With the members at your table, brainstorm
three goals for a FLC.
To foster collaboration and collegiality across
To research and reflect upon the complexities of
teaching and learning
To create a safe, respectful, trust-filled
community that allows participants to share
their successes and challenges
To design and undertake individual or group FLC
projects, which can be presented to the
university community, at conferences, etc.
Choose a topic
Provide FLC description, purpose, and details
in call for applications
On the handout provided, write down three
hot topics that you would like to discuss in
On the handout provided, write down five
names of people you would like to
participate in an FLC with you.
Contact Mary Giovannetti
604-986-1911 local 2373 Capilano University