NEWS/EVENTS

NEWS/

EVENTS​​

 
 

CiC Summer Workshop: How to Support Intercultural Readiness in Higher Education through Interactive Workshops

June 10, 2021
15:30-17:00

Live via Zoom

Description:

Intercultural competence is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but how exactly can we teach and assess interpersonal skills? Embracing cultural diversity at the campus can not only support students’ transition into the new environment but also enhance their overall international experience of the student life – both academic and social aspects of it - which, in turn, will equip them with the so much needed global transferable skill for their future career. During the interactive session, the participants will be given a chance to reflect upon the role of language centres in promoting and developing soft skills. The session leader will also give examples of how CLIC at University of Cambridge has been addressing the emerging need of interpersonal skill development through its recently developed ‘inter-communication’ provision including key activities of which some will be experienced first-hand by the participants of the workshop.

About the Speaker:

Kasia works as an intercultural facilitator at the University of Cambridge and at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. She is an active member of academic intercultural discussion groups, which enables her to engage with the most recent developments in the field. For a number of years, Kasia has been supporting individuals and organisations in their intercultural interactions through training and coaching and has been involved in projects at all management levels.

Sign up through this link:

https://bit.ly/3fSAxFO

(The link will be sent to registered participants a few days before the event)

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Michelle Raquel (cics@hku.hk).

Communication-intensive Courses Symposium 2021

June 3, 2021
15:00-18:00

Live via Zoom

Objectives:

At the end of the Symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Gain insights into the benefits of the initiative from students’ perspective.

  • Learn different ways to embed communication knowledge, skills and attributes teaching in their courses from the experience of HKU and non-HKU teachers.

  • Be inspired to evaluate the possibility of badging their own courses or show further support for the initiative.

Speakers:

Mr. Cezar CAZAN, Ms. Shreeya AGARWAL, Ms. Neeha Tasleem SYED, Ms. Ann WONG, Ms. Eunice Yuen Sum CHAN, Mr. David TUAL, Dr. Tom BARRY, Dr. Rachel LUI, Ms. Kasia LANUCHA

 

More details:

https://www.cetl.hku.hk/cics2021/

 

Sign up through this link:

https://bit.ly/34wFPlb

For information, please contact: Ms. Lavina Luk

(CETL Phone: 3917 5272; Email: ytluk89@hku.hk)

CiC Course Design Workshop for Common Core Teachers
(summer 2021)

*Two identical sessions

June 8, 2021
July 13, 2021

10:00-12:00

Live via Zoom

This hands-on online workshop provides teachers with an opportunity to learn how to convert an existing undergraduate course into a communication-intensive course. A communication-intensive course is a course where communication knowledge, skills, and attributes are taught alongside course content; it has communication-related course learning outcomes and communication-rich assessments and learning activities. Participants will be sent a CiC Badging Kit which they can use during the workshop and for preparing their course badging application.

Facilitators:
Communication-intensive Courses (CiC) Project Team

 

All CC teachers and tutors are welcome

 

Sign up through this link:

http://bit.ly/CiCSummer2021

(Portal login required)

 

Zoom link will be sent to you before the event

 

For enquiries, please contact Ms Penny Tse at pennyt@hku.hk

CiC Course Design Workshop for Common Core Teachers

*Two identical sessions

February 9, 2021
April 13, 2021

10:00-12:00

Live via Zoom

This hands-on online workshop provides teachers with an opportunity to learn how to convert an existing undergraduate course into a communication-intensive course. A communication-intensive course is a course where communication knowledge, skills, and attributes are taught alongside course content; it has communication-related course learning outcomes and communication-rich assessments and learning activities. Participants will be sent a CiC Badging Kit which they can use during the workshop and for preparing their course badging application.

Facilitators:
Communication-intensive Courses (CiC) Project Team

 

All CC teachers and tutors are welcome

Orientation Workshop for Common Core Tutors, Semester 2, 2020-21

January 22, 2021

14:30-16:30

Live via Zoom

All of us in the Common Core would like to warmly welcome both new and experienced tutors to the Second Semester and hope that you will be able to attend our orientation workshop, Learning in Unpredictable Times.

 

The key to student learning is their engagement with the course and you are all an the essential aspect of that process.

 

In the first hour, we’ll work on strategies for engaging students in the tutorials as well as on digital tools, design tips, and support for you across the board. You'll also have a chance to ask whatever questions you'd like about the entire process from people that have been there.

 

In the second hour, we will focus on Communication-Intensive-Strategies and making the best use of the Digital Storytelling and the Writing and Communication Centre in Chi Wah.

 

Bring your ideas and questions!

 

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Anxious?: Dual-Mode Teaching & Tutoring Made Easier!

September 25, 2020

16:00-17:15

Live via Zoom

As dual-mode teaching is in the air, the Common Core invites you to come together to talk about our shared confusions, stress, and opportunities from class suspension, online teaching, and beyond. In this session, we will discuss possible scenarios in dual-mode tutorials and explore creative ways to work with both F2F and online students simultaneously and collaboratively.

Program: 

Light-touch workshop

Brainstorming

Chit-chat session

Facilitator: Dr. Wincy Chan

BYO Pizza, BYO Pinot, We'll Bring the Pedagogy! 

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Running a Communication-Intensive Feedback Tutorial

October 5, 2020
17:30-18:30

Live via Zoom

In this final workshop, we’ll discuss how to prepare for feedback tutorials, what to do during an (online) tutorial, and what you can ask students to do after a tutorial. This workshop dovetails specific feedback methods for written, spoken, and visual/digital assignments with strategies for managing a group toward achieving communication assignment goals.

 

Pre-Workshop Task:

Participants will be asked to answer some questions online about a communication-assignment tutorial that is part of your course.

Preparing Students to Complete Communication Assessments II

September 28, 2020

17:30-18:30

Live via Zoom

In this workshop, we’ll apply feed-forward methods discussed in the first workshop to the actual assignments in your Common Core course. Depending on assignment type, participants will split into groups and work with colleagues from the Digital Literacy Lab, Writing Centre, or Speaking Studio. We’ll explore ways of using your tutorial time to support student achievement on assignments, and in cases where tutorial time is limited, we will discuss how to help your students use 1:1 Digital Literacy, Speaking Studio, and Writing Centre consultations to get support at different stages of the authoring process.

 

Pre-Workshop Task:

Participants are required to describe the main assignments in their course in detail through an online form, with attention to higher order elements that are crucial to task achievement.

Preparing Students to Complete Communication Assessments I

September 21, 2020

17:30-18:30

Live via Zoom

In this workshop, we will look at how to use formative, high-leverage/moderate-tutor-investment methods to help students throughout the authoring process to demonstrate learning through their communication assignments. We will introduce feed-forward strategies that will help students head in productive directions early in the course.

Pre-Workshop Task:
Participants are asked to reflect on a successful assignment they completed as a student, and what they did that made the assignment successful.

Mindful Drawing & Meditation

September 18, 2020

14:30-16:00

​Live via Zoom

The Common Core is offering the Summer Refresher workshop with the Tsz Shan Institute again - this time, online!
Come for a refreshing afternoon of mindful drawing, sitting and wisdom sharing, and rejuvenate yourself as the new semester kicks off.
We look forward to sowing the seeds of peace, care, and happiness with all of you, for ourselves, for our students, and for our community. ​

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Tutor Orientation Workshop, Fall 2020

September 3, 2020

12:00-13:00

​Live via Zoom

Program:

Greetings from Common Core Director

Ice-breaking game

How to set up the digital platform for online T & L 

How to enhance online student engagement via pre-lesson plan

CC Tutor support resources

Facilitators: Gray, Nicol, Tanya and Wincy

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No Pain But Gain: Improving Common Core writing assignments

March 10, 2020 

14:00-15:00

Live via Zoom

Join this Zoom session if you want to discuss your pain points in student writing assignments of your Common Core Courses.

We’ll give you some practical suggestions on how to alleviate these pains in face-to-face and online teaching modes. 

Facilitators:
Simon Boynton and Michelle Raquel,
Communication-intensive Courses (CiC) Project Team

Pizza-Pinot-and-Pedagogy Goes Zooming!

Session 1

February 27, 2020

14:30-15:30

Session 2

April 1, 2020

12:30-14:00

Session 1

Tanya Kempston

'How to create & maintain student engagement on Zoom’

Session 2

Henry Lau & Kal Ng

'How to conduct large size CC lectures online’

Observe the physical set up of their online lecture in the IMSE VR lab

Tutor Orientation Workshop, Spring 2020

January 21, 2020

10:30-12:00

Venue: Common Core Lounge

Program:

Welcome!

The Current Scenario in Hong Kong

Nurturing Student Engagement

Group Formation and Sequenced Project Management

Moodle and Other Fun

CC/HKU Horizons Student Learning Festival and Conference

Critical Zones + Undergraduate Research Initiatives

by Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director

 

Academic Services

Writing & Communication Services

(CAES, CiC Courses, and CETL)

by Heidy Wong, CAES

Tutor Support & Networking

Activities Preview

Q&A

Out into the Sunlight

by Nicol & Gray

Game Café

October 24, 2019

17:00-18:00

Venue: Common Core Lounge

Program:

Let's play the hospice game of "Holding On"

Game Café

September 24, 2019

18:30-19:30

Venue: Common Core Lounge

Program:

Let's play party game “Las Vegas”

Pizza-Pinot-and-Pedagogy: Digital Storytelling

September 19, 2019

16:30-18:00

Venue: Common Core Lounge

Drawing on our experience teaching students in Hong Kong and Myanmar, as well as a recent experience with the Digital Storytelling Workshop at UC Berkeley, we shared with teachers and tutors the core skills and processes of using this very powerful form of sharing in your classes, including lessons in videography, voice-overs, and presentation skills.

Tutor Orientation Workshop, Fall 2019

August 28, 2019 

14:30-16:00

Venue: Common Core Lounge

Program:

Welcome!

Why the Common Core?

Anticipations & Anxieties

Teaching Tips & Resources

by Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director

Quick Takes

On Writing and Feedback

by Sam Cole, CAES

 

Looping Back & Through

by Charlene Ho, Teacher & Tutor

& Nicol Pan, Associate Director

 

Tutor Support & Next Steps

Mettalates & Zen Workshop

August 17, 2019 

09:30-16:00

Venue: Tsz Shan Monastery, Tai Po

Program:

3D Movie Viewing

Metta Point to Point (ENG Guided Tour in Tsz Shan Monastery)

Buddhist Art & Relics Museum

Silent Meal

Mettalates (Mindful Stretching)

Zen Chat with Abbot

 
 
 
 
 
 

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