Dawson College hosts Ped Days, providing the opportunity to learn from others and share teaching expertise. The events feature a rich variety of workshops, presentations and panel discussions on teaching and learning, built around Dawson community interests and suggestions.
Dawson Ped Day 2021 was October 15.
Intercollegiate pedagogical days will be held January 12- 14 2022.
October 15, 2021
“Teaching in Turbulent Times (and We’re Not Just Talking about COVID-19)”
Even without considering COVID, experts predicted disruption in higher education over the next decade or so resulting from a combination of trends in demographics, technology, and society. When COVID hit, it unearthed some additional considerations. This session first explores these disruptions, then suggests ten specific ways these disruptions might affect the day-to-day work of Cégep instructors, including the impacts on the student body and their expectations, the nature of courses being taught, and the nature of teaching.
October 13-16, 2020
“Seizing opportunities and meeting the challenges of assessment in online, blended and physically distanced environment” Tuesday October 13 1pm – 2:30pm Slides
“Assessing for Learning: How Testing and Practice Help Students Become Expert Thinkers” Friday October 16 11am-12:30pm
January 13 and January 14 2020
Usha James is Executive Director at The Critical Thinking Consortium where she also contributes as a resource writer, speaker and facilitator. She has seen how an understanding of critical thinking can deepen teacher understanding and practice of assessment, instruction, curriculum design, literacy, numeracy and differentiation.
Usha has worked as a secondary teacher, and as an instructor in the Initial Teacher Education Program and Director of the Secondary Program at OISE at the University of Toronto.
Slides to Dr James’ Keynote
Slides to workshop “Blended teaching”
Slides to workshop “Strategies to Engage Students”
Slides to workshop “Active Learning À la Carte in a low tech environment”
Friday, October 12
George Elliot Clarke
Teaching with passion and performance
A prolific artist in poetry, song, drama, fiction, screenplay, and essays, George Elliott Clarke is also a pioneering scholar of African-Canadian literature. Dr. Clarke, a professor of English at the University of Toronto, has held the prestigious role of Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
Dr. Clarke is racialized “Black”, and identifies as a proud Afro-Métis Africadian, reflected in his writing on social justice and Canadian identity.
- Video: Randall Bass’ Keynote at Dawson College Ped Day 2017
- Slides to Dr Bass’ Keynote