CoTL organizes events and seminars focusing on evidence-based pedagogical innovations, and new initiatives in undergraduate STEM education.
This workshop will introduce the basics of Crowdmark and discuss tips & strategies for using the platform. Please bring your laptop.
Fiona Dunbar, Customer Success Manager, Crowdmark
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 11:30am – 1:00pm in DB 1014
Comics in the Classroom: Supplementing Course Material with Sequential Art
A workshop followed by a seminar what will be lead by Amanda Garcia and Giuseppe Sellaroli focusing on using sequential art in the pedagogy and for undergraduate teaching.
Dr. Amanda Garcia, Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Dr. Giuseppe Sellaroli, Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 in LUM 306
Workshop: 10:00am – 11:30am
Seminar: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Using Adobe Connect to host synchronized meetings
This is a hands-on workshop aiming at introducing the basics of the Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect is a web conference software supported by York University and is embedded in Moodle. During this workshop, we will practice setting up and using different user interaction features offered by the system as a host, a presenter and a user. We will also discuss various ways of using Adobe Connect in your teaching (online tutorials, lecture live streaming, etc.) and research (group meetings, webinars, etc.).
Yelin Su, Educational Developper, Teaching Commons
Dr. Hovig Kouyoumdjian, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm in DB 1014
Signature Speaker Event
The Associate Vice President – Teaching and Learning, Faculties of Science and Health, and Lassonde School of Engineering are co-hosting our first signature speaker, Dr. Barbara Oakley.
Dr. Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering, Oakland University
A Mind for Numbers
Oct. 19, 10:30-3:30pm
More info/flyer: A Mind for Numbers with Dr. Barbara Oakley
Karen Smith, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UBC
Direct Instruction vs Productive Failure: Best practices for interactive in-class activities
June 20, 1:00-2:00pm, Life Sciences Building 107
Dr. Lisa McDonnell, Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
Using COPUS (Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM) to characterize classroom practices.
June 20, 9:00-11:00am, Life Sciences Building 107
Dr. Natasha Holmes, Physics Department, Stanford University
Re-thinking intro physics labs: teaching and assessing critical thinking.
Mar. 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Lumbers 306
Dr. Carolyn Eyles, Director of the Integrated Science Program, Professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University.
Developing an Interdisciplinary Science Program: Lessons learned from iSci @ Mac
Nov. 11, 12:00-1:00pm, Lumbers 306
More info/flyer: Carolyn Eyles Nov 2015
Dr. Sun Kwok, Professor of Physics, Dean, Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong.
Reform of the Science Curriculum at the University of Hong Kong
Oct. 19, 12:00-1:00pm, Paul Delaney Gallery, Bethune College
More info/flyer: Sun Kwok Oct. 19