TIF-2017

2017 TIF Conference

Date: May 17 and May 18, 2017

Registration is OPEN: Register for the 2017 Teaching in Focus Conference by completing the registration form. The deadline to register is Friday, May 5.

This year, we are delighted to welcome Nancy Chick from Calgary as our keynote speaker.

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Nancy Chick is University Chair in Teaching and Learning, Academic Director of the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, and Teaching Professor of English at the University of Calgary. She is also the founding co-editor of Teaching & Learning Inquiry (the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning/ISSOTL), co-editor of two books on signature pedagogies, and author of a variety of publications about SoTL projects she’s conducted as well as SoTL as a field.

Nancy’s keynote will discuss Publishing SoTL: Towards a SoTL Writing Culture

Many SoTL projects that would help us understand and improve learning and teaching sit in the files of teacher-scholars, without ever making it to the desktops of editors.  This premature endpoint can be attributed, in part, to systemic barriers (e.g., what “counts,” dearth of time and resources), but not completely.  Programs, scholarship, and other supports in SoTL are front-loaded: we regularly address the processes of designing SoTL projects, and are often careful to make these discussions relevant across disciplines. However, discussions of how to go public–other than the necessity to do so–are rare. Even more rare is the discussion of how to make this critical step accessible and meaningful to SoTL practitioners across the disciplines. What do SoTL publications look like? What are the expectations and possibilities for these publications? And why is this not already a regular part of SoTL conversations?

Teaching in Focus 2017

Wednesday May 17

 

9:30-10:00          Registration – open space next to DB 0001

10:00-10:10         Welcome and Introduction – Director Teaching Commons – DB 0001

10:10-11:10         KeynoteProfessor Nancy ChickDB 0001

11:15-12:00         Makerspace, Interactive Sessions & Panels

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker Space Panel 1 Lisa Violo
Wrapping Your Noodle Around Moodle
Véronique Tomaszewski
Intersubjectivity in the Holistic Teaching of the Sociology of Religion at Glendon College in Toronto
Eva Peisachovich, LJ Nelles, Samantha Johnson, Raya Gal, Laura Nicholson, Barbara Kerr, Loriann Hynes
Application of Simulated Person Methodology an Interactive Pedagogy to Engage Post-Secondary Students
EdMedia Makerspace Paula Wilson, Monique Herbert, Gordana Colby
Leave your Ego at the Door: Meeting the Challenge of Multi-Sectioned Courses
Ann Catherine Henley
Answering the Only Important Question A Student Asks: "How Do I Get an A in Your Course"
Sara Gwendolyn Ross
So, What’s the Point?  Practical Language in Practical Teaching
Thiru Kanagasabai
Demonstration of Prezi basics for Creative Lectures
EdTech and Kerry Doyle, John Spencer, Marlene Bernholtz, Ros Woodhouse
Writing in Context – Writing-as-Praxis
Deborah Davidson
A Novel Approach: Teaching and Learning through Storytelling
Jennifer Sipos-Smith and Alexina Clements
Responsibility rules: Success strategies for engaged and employable students
Kristin Blakely
Widening the Parameters of Participation 
EdMedia Makerspace William Gleberzon and Jacqueline Petropoulos
Teaching Generation Z
Jon Sufrin
Using Twitter for Assignments: A Case Study
Audrey Pyée
Contributing to a community's history
Rob Heynen
Data, surveillance, and pedagogical practice

 

12:00-12:50         Lunch and Poster Session

12:50-1:35           Makerspace and Interactive Sessions

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker SpaceNaomi Norquay and Tina Rapke
Comic Jams: Exploring experiential education and enhancing teaching and learning
Angie An and Stephanie Quail
Using Teaching Tech to Enhance Active Learning in Classroom
Pat Breton, Katherine Chung, Mariela Giuliano, Raha Sheivari
Learning Together about Teaching: Pursuing Critical Pedagogy as a Community of Practice
Claudia Chaufan and Rubina Kharel
The Jigsaw Classroom from the perspective of learners
Wilburn Hayden
Ausubel, Johnson and Bloom: Educational Theory-based Curriculum
Clive Forrester
Students On Air: Using Internet Radio as a Presentation Platform
Stacey Bliss
Just Three Minutes - Implementing Meditation in the Classroom
Jessica Tsui-Yan Li
Organizing Undergraduate Conference in Class
NB: PRESENTATION CANCELLED

Paula John
Performing Teachers: Teaching as a Performative Act
Heather Garrett, Alicia Tomaszczyk, Julie Chambers, Ghazal Haidary, Laura Abate, Sheldon Dasilva
Falling in Love with Research: Opportunities and Obstacles
Nazilla Khanlou
Using Readers Theatre as a form of aesthetic teaching-learning in undergraduate classroom teaching in health
Janet Melo-Thaiss and Jon Sufrin
Encouraging Mindful Student Engagement
Heather MacRae
Using Simulations and Games in the classroom
Jenny Pitt Clarke
title TBA

 

1:35-1:45             Transition Break

1:45-2:30             Makerspace and Interactive Sessions

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker SpaceBrenda Orazietti
A provincial nursing collaborative to enhance student transition to practice using shared clinical simulation scenarios
Lisa Violo
Engaging Students with EE - How to Design Your Courses Using Experiential Education
Maggie Quirt
From Clickers to Trolls: Rethinking Anonymity in Teaching
Nicole Nivillac
Teaching Assistants: Creating an effective partnership

 

2:30-2:40             Transition Break

2:40-3:30             Featured Session – Exploring the First Year Experience Toolkit  – DB 0001

3.30                     Closing Remarks – DB 0001

 

Teaching in Focus 2017

Thursday May 18

 

9:30-10:00           Registration – space outside DB 0001

10:00-10:10         Welcome and Introduction – Director Teaching Commons – DB 0001

10:10-11:10         Innovations in Teaching and Learning: A History of the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) & A Conversation with Teaching Award Winners – DB 0001

Will Gage, AVP Teaching and Learning, will share an overview of the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF), including a history of its inception and past projects. The session will culminate with a conversation with recent recipients of the President’s University Wide Teaching Award and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Supervisor Award.

11:10-11:15         Transition Break

11:15-12:00         Makerspace, Interactive Sessions & Panels

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker SpacePanel 2Paula Wilson
Thinking about thinking: Helping students build metacognition
Gail J. Mitchell and Carolyn Steele
The Look and Feel of Pedagogy in Online Learning
Christina Phillips-MacNeil
Some Reflections & Lessons Learned from Year II of Teaching a Science Teachable Online
Dr. Melody Wiseheart, Tina Weston, Audrey Wong-Kee-You, Vanessa Foot, Dr. Alice Kim
Why you shouldn’t cram: Applying the results of psychological research
Ann Catherine Henley
Answering the Only Important Question A Student Asks: "How Do I Get an A in Your Course"
Thiru Kanagasabai
Demonstration of Prezi basics for Creative Lectures
Loriann Hynes, Laura Nicholson, Raya Gal
Simulation in Education: Targeting the Domains of Learning

 

12:00-12:50         Lunch and Poster Session

12:50-1:35           Makerspace and Interactive Sessions

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker SpaceTamara Kelly and Paula Wilson
Using Online Tools to Prime Students (and Instructors) for Class
Linda Carozza, Natasha May, Franz Newland, Eva Peisachovich
Presentations from participants in the EduCATE program – York faculty share their research into teaching and learning
Lauren Grant
Team-Based Learning in the Sciences
Alice Kim
Assessment and implementation of effective learning techniques

 

1:35-1:45             Transition Break

1:45-2:30             Makerspace and Interactive Sessions

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker SpaceSwann Paradis
3 practical tools for blended courses : Adobe Connect, TED-Ed Lessons & PollEv
Jill Cumby, Genevieve Maheux-Pelletier, Carolyn Steele
Presentations from participants in the EduCATE program – York faculty share their research into teaching and learning
Lana Parker
Creating the Conditions for Listening and Uncertainty
Jon Sufrin
Using Digital Media for Active Learning and Instant Feedback

 

2:30-2:40             Transition Break

2:40-3:30             Makerspace, Interactive Sessions & Panels

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EdTech and EdMedia Maker Space Marlene Bernholtz, and Kerry Doyle
Writing in Focus: Writing Praxis in Practice
Panel 3Wendy McGuire
Put Student Smartphones to Use in the Classroom Using Kahoot!
Lisa Violo
"To PowerPoint or Not to PowerPoint, That is the Question"
Megan Hillman
Increasing Participation in On Line Courses
Keith O'Regan
Online Forums in Off-line Courses: Opportunities for Student Engagement
Angie An, and Stephanie Quail
Building Student-Centred eLearning Modules: An Update on an AIF project
Peter P. Constantinou
Faculty use of job shadowing as source of inspiration for pedagogy in teaching
Katherine Knight
Using Media Collections in Moodle – eLearning
Natasha May, Yelin Su and TCTs (TBD)
Attitudes Toward eLearning
Michael D. Robertis, and Paul Delaney
Group Work in Online Courses: On the Road to Success
Holly Clayton
Make your course more inclusive via Universal Instructional Design (in-class and online)

 

3:30-4:00             Closing Networking Event