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GPTK757 - Planning your First Day of Class

The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the semester. What should you consider when planning for that first contact? What should you communicate to your students? How can you communicate all of this to your students most effectively? This webinar will look at ways to foster a productive class climate in accordance with your teaching values from day one.

The section offered on August 19, 2019 from 10:00 - 12:00 is a webinar.


Learning Objectives




By the end of this webinar, you should be able to identify key strategies to help you plan a successful 1st class that includes:
1. Using a values-based planning approach
2. Attending to important administrative matters
3. Setting clear expectations
4. Fostering a productive learning environment

Important: The day prior to the webinar the workshop leader will send instructions by email on how to proceed and attend this webinar. It is the student's responsibility to read and follow the instructions. Students need internet access and an electronic device to join the webinar.

Leaders Information


This workshop will be led by Carol Hawthorne and Alicia Cundell.

Carol Hawthorne is a Curriculum Developer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Concordia University and a teacher at the university’s Centre for Continuing Education. As an instructional designer, she practices constructive alignment and is especially interested in student engagement. As an educator, her focus is on active learning methodologies and developing meta-cognitive strategies to help students become better learners.

Alicia Cundell is a Teaching Consultant at Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, where she works with faculty to develop their teaching. She has taught internationally, having held positions at universities across the Middle East. Alicia has 15 years combined teaching, training and educational development experience, and has worked extensively in e-learning, curriculum development and instructional design.

This workshop is not scheduled at this time.
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