Doors Open

Are you willing to open your classroom?
 

You are passionate about creating unique and engaging learning experiences for your students. We hope that you will be willing to participate in this program by opening your classroom doors for one time during the spring semester. This will allow your peers to observe and learn from your teaching style, and we believe that your insights could be valuable to them.

As a participant, you will have complete control over the number of people who can attend, and the Teaching Centre will promote and handle RSVPs for the day/time that you specify. We have received numerous requests from people who are eager to observe different techniques, such as teaching in large classrooms, facilitating group discussions, using technology to engage students, and encouraging critical thinking exercises.

If you are interested in opening your classroom doors in the fall semester, please email Diana Letts at diana.letts@uleth.ca

Doors Open February (Spring 2024 Schedule)

Curious about how your colleagues manage large classrooms, team-based learning strategies, or facilitated discussions with their students?

Now is your chance to find out! The Teaching Centre is happy to announce the return of "Doors Open" this February. These events will provide you with a—strictly non-evaluative—opportunity to observe some of this campus' wonderful teachers! The following people have offered to open their classrooms this term. Please RSVP for any of the classrooms that you would like to attend.

Monday, February 26th 
Michael Madore 

Subject: Introduction to Marketing (MKTG 2020B)
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm 
Location: TH 204 

Description: This is a lecture-style course that will focus on small business management. 

Monday, February 27th 
Michael Madore 

Subject: Introduction to Marketing (MKTG 2020A)
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 pm 
Location: TH 204 

Description: This is a lecture-style course that will focus on small business management. 

Wednesday, February 28th 
Dr Miranda Leibel 

Subject: Accountability and Transparency (LBED 3010)
Time: 1:30 - 2:45 pm 
Location: L1170A 

Description: The topic for this class is accountability and the TRC's Calls to Action. During the class, we will work with grey literature/ government documents, use critical media literacy skills, and participate in group-based research activities. 

Wednesday, February 28th
Tara Million 

Subject: Advanced Indigenous Literatures (INDG 3605/ENGL 3605)
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm 
Location: L1060

Description: The topic this day is resistance, resilience, resurgence, respect, reciprocity, and richness. It is recommended that people who come to this class read the assigned reading as you will be welcomed to engage in class discussion. This class will use experiential learning pedagogies. Students and instructor will meet in the classroom and then walk to various locations on campus to engage with and discuss concepts from the reading.

Thursday, February 29th
Dr Olu Awosoga 

Subject: Applied Statistics for Clinical Practice (HLSC 3450)
Time: 3:00 - 5:45 pm 
Location: TH 204 

Description: In this class, students will be involved in team-based learning (TBL). This course involves team problem-solving, working with SPSS datasets, and using blended materials. 

Thursday, February 29th
Dr Sheila McManus

Subject: History in Practice (HIST 2222)
Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm 
Location: B650 

Description: “How [not] to write a history paper” - assessing generative AI tools. During this class, we will be playing with tools like ChatGPT and Grammarly to test their limits and uses.

Friday, March 1st
Erin Kardolus

Subject: Indigenous Perspectives on Counselling and Wellness (ADCS 2235)
Time: 12:00 - 2:45 pm 
Location: AH118

Description: In this class, visitors will participate as attendees in an Info Fair and will experience assessment done through peer-to-peer learning and knowledge sharing. Six student presentations will be showcased simultaneously in the classroom. The student presentations will explore how their chosen topics impact addictions and mental health for Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. Students are assessed on their presentations and on Learning Inventories that they complete as they move around the room. Visitors are welcome to come and go.

Monday, March 4th
Dr Susan Findlay

Subject: Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2500)
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am 
Location: SA6012

Description: This course is delivered in flipped format. After a brief introduction, students will be working on practice problems related to how organic molecules react.

Monday, March 4th
Dr Susan Findlay

Subject: Medicinal Chemistry (CHEM 4000)
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 pm 
Location: M1060

Description: After a brief introduction to "the drug of the day", students will take turns solving the puzzle of how each step in the synthesis of a target pharmaceutical works. A different student will take the lead for each step of the synthesis supported by their classmates and instructor.

Wednesday, March 6th
Dr Susan Findlay

Subject: Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 2500)
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 am 
Location: SA6012

Description: This course is delivered in flipped format. After a brief introduction, students will be working on practice problems related to how organic molecules react.

Thank you to all faculty who have participated!

Don McIntyre: Introduction to Indigenous Governance and Business Management (IGBM 2500)
Dr John Eng: Modern Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 500) 
Dr Shawn Bubel: Introduction to Archaeology (ARKY 1000) 
Dr Jan Newberry: Urban Anthropology (ANTH 3280)
Dr Chris Mattatall: Educational Psychology of Exceptional Learners (EDUC 3602)
Dr Deanna Oye: Collaborative Piano/Guitar (MUSE 2451, 3451, 5451)
Dr Leo Brooks: Music Education Technologies (MUSIC 3738)
Dr Aaron Taylor: Introduction to Cinema Studies (CINE 1000)
Dr Richelle Marynowski: Evaluation and Reporting (EDUC 3604)