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Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace.

Learn the basics for creating a Stop Motion video using the Stop Motion Studio app and a mobile phone or tablet. At the end of the workshop, you will have knowledge of the tools, software and steps needed to make a basic Stop Motion video. The best way to participate in the session is to download the app on your phone or tablet and follow the presentation on another device. 

 

Facilitator: 

    Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library 

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Online

This is part 1 of a 3 part workshop series where we will use evidence-based learning strategies and mindfulness practices to help you settle and focus your mind for grad-level reading. During this first workshop, you will join a Learning Strategist from Academic Success and Dan D'Agostino, a Librarian at Robarts and a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, to discuss and practice strategies to reduce procrastination and increase confidence when reading.

Topics covered during this session will include:

    Identifying "thinking traps" related to reading Recognizing and understanding mind-wandering Building confidence as a reader

This session will include meditative practices, sharing of learning strategies, open discussion, and opportunities to apply and practice mindful reading skills.

Note: Undergrads interested in improving their ability to focus and read deeply will also find this of interest.

Register through CLNX

Register for Part 2
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library, Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Monday, May 30th, 2-4pm 

WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants or for in-person please go to Alice Moultan Room 2nd floor of Gerstein

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email stefanie.torres@mail.utoronto.ca

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

1:55-2:00: Log in to Zoom

2:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

2:05: start writing (30mins)

2:35: break!

2:40: resume writing (30mins)

3:10: break!

3:15: resume writing (30mins)

3:45: break & review writing goals

4:00: end

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC

This introductory workshop will introduce you to the tools and resources related to podcasts. You will learn about best practices for creating a podcast, including choosing a format, comparing recording software and selecting the proper equipment needed to complete your digital project.

Facilitator:

Adriana Sgro, Makerspace Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Online

This is part 2 of a 3 part workshop series where we will use evidence-based learning strategies and mindfulness practices to help you settle and focus your mind for grad-level reading. During this workshop, you will continue the conversation with a learning strategist from Academic Success and Dan D'Agostino, a librarian at Robarts and a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, to discuss how to utilize skimming and skipping strategically and mindfully in your reading practice. Topics covered during this session will include:

    Recognizing and gaining awareness of different reasons for skipping and skimming Identifying what to strategically skip and skim, while maintaining your learning Variants to common reading strategies and when to use these well

This session will include meditative practices, sharing of learning strategies, open discussion, and opportunities to apply and practice mindful reading skills.  

What you will need & access: This workshop requires access to the internet for an uninterrupted hour and a half although a call-in number will also be provided for a less participatory option. You can request the slides ahead of time (or after) to support your participation and/or learning. The workshop will be presented in English with English and closed captioning available via MS Teams or Zoom. There is also a translation function for the comments. This workshop will contain interactive components. You might be invited to engage with the workshop using the chat function, virtual breakout rooms, online polling and will have the option to contribute using your mic and/or video functions.

This session will include meditative practices, sharing of learning strategies, open discussion, and opportunities to apply and practice mindful reading skills.

Note: Undergrads interested in improving their ability to focus and read deeply will also find this of interest.

Register through CLNX

Register for Part 3

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