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PD Opportunities

Welcome to the home of ACE’s PD Opportunities. 

In the accordion menu below, you will find session information, dates and times of PD being delivered at Canadore. This information will be updated before each PD Opportunity Week.  Registration is required and can be done by using the registration link.  Feel free to join us for as many or as few sessions as you would like. 

If you have questions, concerns or ideas surrounding PD, please reach out to ace@canadorecollege.ca.

Register for the upcoming PD sessions

Dates for 2022/2023

  • August 22 - September 2
  • October 24 - 28
  • January 3 - 6
  • February 27 - March 3
  • May 23 - June 9

May be subject to change

Session Name: Education N+1: Designing the Futures of Postsecondary Education

Facilitator: Robert Luke, PhD, CEO eCampusOntario

Who is this Session for? Everyone

Session Description: The model of postsecondary education has been disrupted. Education is now Digital First. 

We have an opportunity to make an intentional shift into the futures of education.  

This shift is a call to intentionally designing learning futures in order to empower us to make choices that support diverse learners, hybrid modes of learning, and their relationship to lifelong learning.

After almost three years of disruption we need to be asking: What’s next after next? How can we prepare for the futures of education? How can we work today to design tomorrow’s futures? 

Session Outcome(s):

Objectives

  • Understand (a bit of) the past of PSE;
  • Use the principles of human centered design to ameliorate biases affecting Tomorrow’s Learners;
  • Identify Hybrid Futures for learning, and their relationship to our ability to…
  • Create inclusive, digital by design educational environments for Lifelong Learning by…
  • Embracing Digital Transformation

Session Name: Academic Effectiveness and Quality Management Q&A 

Facilitator: Alyssa Dean, Academic Effectiveness and Quality Management Officer

Who is this Session for? Everyone welcome

Session Description: This drop-in provides a brief overview of the Academic Effectiveness and Quality Management Framework and opportunity for participants to engage in a question-and-answer period regarding any aspect of the Framework or the current Year 1 Cycle.

Session Outcome(s):

Contribute to Canadore’s focus on continuous improvement, informed decision-making, and strive for excellence.

Session Name: Walk & Talk: Problem-Based Learning

Facilitator: Jacob Baisley

Who is this Session for? Everyone is welcome!

Session Description: Join us for a short walk through one of the trails located behind the College Drive campus as we discuss Problem-Based learning and how it can be used in your classroom. Session will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Session Outcome(s):

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain problem-based learning
  • Recognize the benefits and applications of problem-based learning

Session Name: Effective iLearn Communication Strategies

Facilitator: Marianne Haist

Who is this Session for? Everyone welcome

Session Description: This session will cover best practices for communicating through iLearn, and will demonstrate how the iLearn course calendar, news-feed, activities, and content, work with the D2L Pulse app to help learners stay connected with their courses.

Session Outcome(s): Allows participants to better understand student communication strategies in iLearn

Session Name: Supporting Academic Integrity: Software & Strategies 

Facilitator: Marianne Haist 

Who is this Session for? All instructors 

Session Description: Join this session for an overview of our academic integrity software (LockDown Browser & Ouriginal), and assessment strategies that you can use in, and outside of iLearn to help support academic integrity. 

Session Outcome(s): Knowledge of when and how to apply our academic integrity software, and assessment strategies. 


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Session Name: Faculty Show and Tell: iLearn Unlimited — Maximizing Teaching and Learning with iLearn 

Facilitator: Jacob Baisley and Julia Burke, Canadore faculty

Who is this Session for? Everyone is welcome. Faculty who post course content to iLearn will find this session especially informative. 

Session Description: ACE is thrilled to host the first ever Faculty Show and Tell with panelists Julia Burke and Jacob Baisley. 

  • Julia Burke will show how she uses iLearn templates to add interactive activities and improve student engagement in her online course. 
  • Jacob Baisley will show how to use the built-in iLearn Intelligent Agents tool to customize notifications for you and/or your students.

Session Outcome(s): Participants will be able to describe the value of specific template items, including highlight boxes and accordions and explore ways iLearn templates can improve students’ learning experiences.

Participants will have a deeper understanding of the capabilities of Intelligent Agents and how they can use them to track student engagement and participation.

Session Name: Faculty Panel:  The Future of Post-Secondary Education with Gavin Park, Anna-Liisa Mottonen, Clayton Windatt and Joshua Bainbridge

Who is this Session for? Everyone welcome

Session Description: Join us for a faculty-led discussion around expected changes in the post-secondary landscape. Participation is encouraged but not required.

Session Outcome(s): By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Think critically about some of the changes they can expect to see in post-secondary education over the next decade

Session Name: Kahoot! Basics & What’s New 

Facilitator: Marianne Haist and Sydney Jones from Kahoot

Who is this Session for? Anyone interested in Kahoot! 

Session Description: Join Sydney from Kahoot in this intro session geared at providing our Canadore faculty with a brief review of the Kahoot! EDU basics, and an overview of ‘what’s new’ with Kahoot! 

Session Outcome(s): Better overall knowledge of Kahoot! EDU and its application. 


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Session Name: Bring Experiential Learning to your Classroom with Riipen

Facilitator: Alla McQueen from Riipen

Who is this Session for? Any faculty who would like to embed an experiential learning component into their course. Any faculty who would like to learn more about Riipen and their partnership with the College.  

Session Description: This session will give you information on how to easily integrate real world experiential learning projects to your classroom using Riipen. Riipen connects academic institutions with over 10,000 local and international industry partners, who are ready to engage with students to work on virtual real time projects.

Session Name: An Ethos - a Campus Culture: Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Higher Education.

Facilitator: Jemimah Amos, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Specialist

Who is this Session for? Everyone welcome

Session Description: Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are receiving considerable attention in higher education with many institutions reinforcing their commitments to EDI. As we go about achieving the projects and initiatives outlined in the EDI action plan and beyond, it is important that we develop a whole-system approach in which EDI considerations, principles, and values not just permeate but form the foundations of practice in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement around the college. 

In envisioning the future of EDI in teaching and learning, this session engages the following questions: 
What are the foundational principles on which we stand? What are the fundamental values for which we stand? Very importantly, how do these principles and values become manifest in every aspect of college life? How do we make EDI our very essence?

Session Outcome(s): At the end of this session, participants will understand the concepts and principles of EDI and how it applies to ensuring a diverse and inclusive classroom environment. 

Session Name: Supporting Academic Integrity: Software & Strategies 

Facilitator: Jacob Baisley 

Who is this Session for? All instructors 

Session Description: Join this session for an overview of our academic integrity software (LockDown Browser & Ouriginal), and assessment strategies that you can use in, and outside of iLearn to help support academic integrity. 

Session Outcome(s): Knowledge of when and how to apply our academic integrity software, and assessment strategies. 

Session Name: Getting Set Up with Echo360 

Facilitator: Jacob Baisley

Who is this Session for? Everyone welcome

Session Description: If you haven’t had a chance to use Echo360 yet, you’re in luck! This quick demo will get you set up and able to use Echo360 to house and link all your class recordings. With integrations with Teams, Zoom, and iLearn, Echo360 is the easiest and most effective way to deal with course videos.

Session Outcome(s): By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Set up class recordings to automatically transfer to their Echo360 library
  • Publish videos to their courses in iLearn through Echo360

Session Name: Numbers and Words: Using Qualitative Feedback to Improve Student Learning Outcomes

Facilitator: Joy Goldberg and Steve Lazarou

Who is this Session for? Everyone

Session Description: This session discusses the benefits of including qualitative feedback as an integral part of assessing student learning.

Join this session for a conversation on qualitative feedback strategies that can help students gain insight into their own learning and apply that feedback to improve their learning.  

Session Outcome(s): At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between types of assessment for learning
  • Apply qualitative feedback to improve student learning outcomes

Session Name: MS Teams & Zoom Drop-in

Facilitator: Jacob Baisley

Who is this Session for? Everyone welcome

Session Description: This quick session is unstructured support to help you troubleshoot potential and existing issues in MS Teams or Zoom.