Join us on December 6th for a visit with Mirabelle Tinio when we will chat on the topic of “connectedness and community building in the classroom and beyond.”
Mirabelle Tinio is an Educational Technology advisor, French instructor, and Chair of Modern Languages at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓-Langara College, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has an MA in French literature from UBC and a Maîtrise de lettres modernes from la Sorbonne Nouvelle and is currently pursuing a Master of Education at UBC. In addition to teaching, she offers workshops on learning technologies, supports instructors with EdTech tools, and facilitates book clubs. She enjoys collaborating with others on projects that are student-centred, exploring opportunities to work with students as partners and building connectedness and community.
Over the last 18 years as a French instructor, she has come to realize how important it is to collaborate with fellow instructors and has enjoyed working with colleagues throughout B.C. who teach Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish on projects through the Standing Committee on Language Articulation (SCOLA). Collaborating with BCcampus on the Small Teaching Online book club in the Spring of 2020 has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The pandemic has given her first-hand experience of how connection in the classroom and with colleagues can empower us.
She is acutely aware of the need for social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in post-secondary institutions and is concerned that, despite learning institutions existing for students, sometimes students’ needs are forgotten. As a lifelong learner, she is constantly challenging herself to be a more reflective teacher and find ways to humanize education.
BCcampus Book Club SPLOT or Small Teaching Online Book Club Took Kit: a collaboration between Langara College and BCcampus
“Invite someone over for coffee or a chat (in person or via Zoom) and share a strategy you use to connect with students #LunchableLearning #ds106radio”
ETUG (BC Educational Technology Users Group)
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
Alors On Danse – Stromae
Do you Wanna Do Nothing with Me – Lawrence