APOP Online Kiosk: Slacking off: Team Tools in the Classroom

Slacking off: Team Tools in the Classroom Time: Tuesday, December 5th 12:00-1:00pm Presenter: by Erin Macleod, English Department Vanier’s Erin Macleod will be presenting an online Kiosk on the use of Slack in the classroom. Slack is a digital workspace where people can collaborate together. It includes teams, channels, messages, search, and notifications. Below is…

Off the Shelf: Telling Stories about English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) and the Eastern Townships Resource Centre are pleased to announce an upcoming public event taking place at Concordia University, Montreal on Thursday, 30 November 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This event will explore themes surrounding literature and identity within Quebec’s English-speaking communities. Professor Jason Camlot, who teaches in the English literature department at Concordia, will look at…

Elana Cooperberg to Present at the 2018 LCEEQ Conference

Vanier’s own Elana Cooperberg  (Commerce) will be presenting a workshop at the upcoming annual LCEEQ (Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec) conference. The conference theme this year is “The Thinking Classroom.” Elana’s workshop will offer a more focused look at creative thinking. Creative Thinking in the Classroom. This workshop focuses on developing creative thinking skills…

Webinar: Integrating Distance Collaborative Learning and Teaching

On Wednesday, November 15 (12:00 to 1:30pm) Gabriel Flacks, a humanities teacher from Champlain College will present a webinar on cross-campus, online collaboration. Below is a description of from APOP’s newsletter: This webinar will help teachers understand the benefits of integrating cross-campus online collaboration into CEGEP courses. We will explore the practical and pedagogical impacts of…

An Invitation to a Presentation on, and Discussion of, Research on Active Learning (Nov. 21st)

The ARC, CDC and AQPC are presenting the 16th edition of the series Avec un grand R : l’apprentissage actif hors de la classe (With a Big R: Active Learning Outside of the Classroom). The session, which will take place online, Tuesday November 21st (1:00 to 2:30 pm)  will present the results of a project undertaken by Elizabeth S. Charles (Dawson), Nathaniel Lasry (John Abbott), Chris…

(Dis)Comfort Zones Conference Proceedings

  The (Dis)Comfort Zones conference, which was held at Vanier in May 2017, brought together students, college educators, and experts on different forms of diversity and pedagogy. Proceedings from the conference are now available in PDF here. The document includes recommendations that arose from the conference, as well as papers contributed by most of the…

Upcoming PED Day – Engaging ALL Students: Pedagogy for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In its 2015–2020 strategic plan, Vanier College identifies promoting global and diversity education in the curriculum, as well as developing and implementing effective, innovative and inclusive pedagogical practice, as priority actions. This upcoming PED Day on August 16, in an event titled Engaging ALL Students: Pedagogy for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, we will focus on…

(Dis)Comfort Zones: Negotiating Tensions and Cultivating Belonging in Diverse College Classrooms in Quebec

The Critical Diversity in Higher Education (CDHE) research team at Vanier College welcomes you to (Dis)Comfort Zones: Negotiating Tensions and Cultivating Belonging in College Classrooms in Quebec, a two-day bilingual conference exploring issues of diversity and inclusion in the Cégep system. The primary objective of this conference—what we have termed a multi-vocal participatory workshop (MPW)—is…

New Workshop: Personal Storytelling as a Teaching Tool

Everyone has a story to tell – and research points to clear benefits of integrating storytelling skills into the classroom. On May 5, English teachers Stephen Dinsmore and Matt Goldberg will present lively examples of personal-story forms in different media; distribute pedagogical materials adaptable to a wide variety of courses, interests, and levels; and lead interactive…

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