Past Events

Learning Technology Orientation for KIN HPCTL

Learning Technology Orientation for KIN HPCTL

Monday, June 10 | 9:30am – 11am

In this workshop, we introduced students from the High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (HPCTL) masters program at the School of Kinesiology (KIN) to learning technologies used at UBC, such as Canvas, UBC Blogs, and Camtasia. The workshop included various hands-on activities to get students started right in their UBC journey.

Facilitators: The LDDI Learning Technology Team

Indigenous Art & Sustainability: Hands-on Beaded Earring Workshop

Indigenous Art & Sustainability: Hands-on Beaded Earring Workshop

Tuesday, May 28 | 12pm – 2pm

Cheyenne offered a unique learning experience, exploring Indigenous connections with beadwork, food, and nature. The workshop provided BBQ Salmon lunch and all materials.

The workshop aimed to repurpose salmon vertebrae into beads, initiated by Cheyenne in 2022 for an environmental literacy project. Indigenous communities across Turtle Island have long practiced sustainable food harvesting. Pacific salmon, vital in British Columbia, symbolize cultural and ecological significance. The salmon vertebrae beads in the earrings reflect Cheyenne’s interpretation of language, story, and tradition.

Facilitators: Cheyenne Cunningham

Tea With AI

Tea With AI

Tuesday, May 21 | 12pm – 1pm

In this Tea With AI we looked at the BC Ministry of Education’s guidance on Digital Literacy and the Use of AI in Education. Additionally, we explored two AI tools: Diffit for Teachers and MagicSchool.

Facilitators: LDDI Team

LDDI Games Club

LDDI Games Club

Tuesday, May 21 | 12pm – 2pm

The Faculty of Education hosted its monthly event where faculty, staff, and students were encouraged to bring their own games or join existing ones. It was a delightful occasion for friendly competition and connecting with fabulous individuals.

A Workshop for BEd Instructors: Getting in Sync With Your Digital Classroom

A Workshop for BEd Instructors: Getting in Sync With Your Digital Classroom

Wednesday, May 15 | 12pm – 1pm

This workshop provided evidence-based practices and pedagogical methods for online hybrid course designs. It guided decision-making, informed teaching choices, and helped identify priorities in online learning. Participants learned practical strategies to organize, present, pace, and structure courses for enhanced student engagement. The workshop showcased tools for individual and collaborative online activities, emphasizing inclusivity, diversity, and digital wellness.

Facilitators: Gabrielle Coombs, Kalisa Young, and Jamilee Baroud

Orientation to Learning Technologies for Instructors

Orientation to Learning Technologies for Instructors

Wednesday, May 8 | 12pm – 1pm

In this orientation workshop for new Faculty of Education instructors, we explored the services and learning technologies available at UBC. We looked into how technology can be used to improve your teaching experience, and how to find support if you need it. This session covered:

• Overview of UBC Learning Technology Ecosystem
• UBC Technologies
• UBC Technology Services
• Intro to the Canvas LMS

Facilitators: Maryam Danaei Ababin and Eduardo Rebagliati

Tea With AI

Tea With AI

Tuesday, April 30 | 12pm – 1pm

In this Tea With AI we focused on the intersection of Wellbeing and AI. Guided by UBC’s Wellbeing Strategic Framework, we explored three priority areas: mental health, physical exercise and food and nutrition.

Facilitators: LDDI Team

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

Tuesday, April 23 | 12pm – 2pm
Thursday, April 25 | 1pm – 2:30pm

In this LDDI professional development session, we delved into the murky waters of the rapidly evolving AI landscape in our diverse workplace contexts. With activities designed for various tools, we critically engaged Faculty of Education staff with generative AI from different lenses and perspectives, and had them gain the confidence to make informed decisions about AI.

Facilitators: LDDI Team

LDDI Games Club

LDDI Games Club

Tuesday, April 16 | 12pm – 1pm

The Faculty of Education hosted its monthly event where faculty, staff, and students were encouraged to bring their own games or join existing ones. It was a delightful occasion for friendly competition and connecting with fabulous individuals.

An Inter-Institutional Action on Climate Change: A Spotlight on Public Health

An Inter-Institutional Action on Climate Change: A Spotlight on Public Health

Tuesday, April 16 | 12pm – 1pm

This interactive Viewpoint session was an extension of our collaborative podcast series titled, An Inter-Institutional Action on Climate Change, where thought leaders in social institutions engaged in dialogue to discover transformative learning opportunities to address climate change.

Panelists: Nafis Rahman, Lana Voracek, RN, BSN