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Teaching & Learning Festival 2015: Digital Learning

The Third Annual Teaching and Learning Festival runs from January 23 until February 13. Join us for special keynotes, workshops, conversations and more.


Surgery 101: Finding fun and creativity in the teaching of surgery

Dr. Jonathan White Can educators capture the ‘idea
on the corner of the desk’?

I have been involved in surgical education for more than 15 years and obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Education from the University of Calgary in 2009. I teach in a variety of settings in medical school and residency and have won national, university, faculty and departmental awards for innovation and leadership in education. I was selected as the John Provan Canadian Outstanding Surgical Educator for 2010/11 and was awarded the University of Alberta’s McCalla Professorship in 2010 for Research in Teaching. I am also the co-creator of the ‘Surgery 101’ podcast series. I have published 40 peer-reviewed papers and 120 peer-reviewed podcasts, and have given over 200 presentations at national and international meetings. In 2011, I was named as the University of Alberta’s first Tom Williams Endowed Chair in Surgical Education. In 2014, I became the first surgeon ever selected as a 3M National Teaching Fellow, and also received the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Event details

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Facilitiator(s): Dr. Jonathan White, 3M National Teaching Fellow, MB BCh BAO BMedSci (Hons)
Spaces available: 20


Promoting learning through creativity

Philippe Caignon

Using the Web as a tool to promote reflection can bring a lot of intellectual pleasure and professional satisfaction to both students and professors. In this workshop, we will explore learning the way my students and I would explore a new subject in class. Using short videos, small-group discussions and individual mind mapping, participants to this workshop will have:

  1. identified simple digital tools they can use in their teaching,
  2. selected which pedagogical techniques are best suited for their preferred tools and
  3. planned a course of actions for implementing their new pedagogical strategies in their own classrooms.
Event details

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Dr. Philippe Caignon, 3M National Teaching Fellow, Directeur, Département d’études françaises and Interim Academic Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Spaces available: 20


What about that active learning classroom?

John Bentley

Join me for a tour of the CTL’s new active learning classroom and a basic conversation about strategies for planning and using innovative spaces to foster student engagement. Share thoughts and feedback on your experiences using active learning in the classroom and discover new ideas, questions and answers from other faculty who are doing the same. Help us move towards creating a community of practice on active learning here at Concordia and learn more about getting started using an active learning classroom.

Event details

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Facilitator(s): John Bentley, Program Coordinator, Instructional Developer, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Spaces available: 20


The flipped classroom

Olivia Rovinescu

In this interactive workshop you will discover ways of “flipping” your classroom in order to guide students to deeper thinking and higher levels of application. Flipping your classroom can help create learning opportunities that encourage students to build knowledge together. With decreased emphasis on the transmission of knowledge made possible by today’s technology, lectures and instruction that used to be delivered in class can now be accessed at home. Class time becomes the place to work through problems, thus providing increased opportunities for students to apply knowledge and demonstrate their ability to use it. Participants in the workshop will be invited to share their own experiences using the flipped classroom and work together to come up with ways of creating meaningful learning experiences for their students.

Event details

Date: Friday, February 06, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Facilitator(s): Olivia Rovinescu, Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Spaces available: 20


Getting started with blended learning

Alicia Cundell

Blended learning is a flexible teaching model that can be adapted
to most courses. Join us for this interactive workshop and find out
how you can get started blending your own courses.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to

  • Identify the benefits and differences between blended learning
    versus other models of teaching.
  • Identify critical factors in the design of a blended
    learning course.
  • Discuss the challenges of developing and implementing
    a blended course and devise strategies to overcome
    these challenges.
Event details

Date: Friday, February 06, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Alicia Cundell,
Teaching Consultant, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Spaces available: 20


 

Issues to consider to integrate digital learning into your curriculum

Saul Carliner

This interactive workshop for faculty considers ways to cohesively integrate digital learning into an entire program. It helps Program Directors and Curriculum Committee members consider when digital learning might be appropriate for a curriculum, the options available, and related issues.

Event details

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Dr.Saul Carliner, Professor, Education
Spaces available: 20


First year students and lecture capture

Nancy Acemian

Our first year students at Concordia are as diverse as can be. Many come from different countries, different institutions and set off on their university journey with different academic backgrounds. As well, for many, English is not their first language. What kind of resources can we offer in our introductory courses to help these students adapt to their new academic environment? In this workshop we will discuss how lecture capture can benefit these students as well as our regular students.

Event details

Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Place: SGW FB 620
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Dr. Nancy Acemian, Lecturer, Computer Science & Software Engineering
Spaces available: 20

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