2016 IGNIS Webinar Schedule

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Don’t Fear the Code!  Using the CanvasHacks Demo Course

Kelley Meeusen
eLearning Coordinator & Instructional Designer, Clover Park Technical College

Have you ever wanted to be a hacker?  Or maybe to know how to tweak a little something in Canvas?  Well, now’s your chance to learn some creative tips & tricks for hacking your Canvas classroom.  Join us as Kelley demonstrates how to use the CanvasHacks Demo Course.  Participants will be able to register into the CanvsHacks demo course and practice using HTML code hacking tips during the webinar.


Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The Pedagogy of Peer Reviews

Jim Dicus
Instructional Designer, Bellevue College

A collaborative and engaging online learning environment requires more than just having students complete activities online. To really achieve active learning, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) calls for technology integration.  In this session, participants will learn how to develop effective peer review assignments in Canvas.  The examples that will be demonstrated are easy to implement and will work for both online and hybrid classes. When students are actively engaged with the content through peer reviews, they move from being passive recipients of the content to being active learners who take ownership and responsibility for their own learning.


Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Mindfulness, It’s Not What you Think! (Part 1)

John Mitchell
Math Faculty, Clark Community College

As college teachers and staff, we struggle with ever increasing demands on our attention and time.  It can be a difficult to focus on what’s important in our work, to work gracefully with distractions and changing demands, and to model the behavior we hope to instill in our students.  Join us for an exploration of the core ideas of mindfulness with an eye on mindful technology use.


CANCELLED:   Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Mindfulness Training & Teacher Development (Part 2)

Bridgette Agpaoa Ryder
Human Services Instructor, Tacoma Community College

Teaching in higher education can be stressful.  What can professionals do to increase resilience from occupational stress and improve effective teaching?  They can develop skills and practices in mindfulness.  Join Bridgette as she presents current research on the use of mindfulness training as professional development and for an introduction to a variety of methods for learning and practicing mindfulness.


CANCELLED, but please see below for replacement!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The Scoop on Groups!

Kathleen Chambers
Instructional Designer, North Seattle Community College

Jamie Wilson
Math Faculty, North Seattle Community College

As instructors, how do we lay the groundwork for our students to engage in positive and constructive group work?  Join us as Kathleen & Jamie share a group writing assignment that utilizes group roles and Canvas tools to help students connect and collaborate to produce their best work.


Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The Pedagogy of Peer Reviews

Christie Fierro
Instructional Designer & OER Coordinator, Bellevue College

We talk a lot about the money we save students by converting to OER, but the value of OER is much greater than the dollars saved. Students are more engaged when they get to contribute to course and assessment design. Hear about student led projects that live beyond the quarter and give value to the world.


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