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Colleagues shared knowledge at Support Staff Training Day

December 15th, 2020

Support Staff Training Day was held Dec. 3. The program included training on Teams, Planner, Sustainable Happiness, diversity and anti-bias. Sessions drew 30 to 75 participants, and there were prizes drawn for participants in each of the four sessions. The presenters were Jonathan Perlman, Jennifer de Vera and Debra Gill, colleagues who shared their knowledge and best practices. Virginia Law, Mona Leroux, Santa Di Stefano and Stela Blazic won prizes.


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Online Ped Days a success!

October 20th, 2020

About 325 teachers, professionals and managers attended the first-ever online Ped Days event last week. Usha James of The Critical Thinking Consortium returned to Ped Days for the opening keynote Oct. 13 and Michelle Miller, author of Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology gave the closing keynote address Oct. 16. Many firsts at this year’s Ped…

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New Faculty Orientation is Oct. 13

October 7th, 2020

Dawson’s New Faculty Orientation is designed to introduce new faculty to information about college services and procedures, teaching at the college level and tips for engaging students. The orientation includes asynchronous and synchronous components: Welcome from the Deans and Directors of Dawson Competency based education and the program approach Academic integrity at Dawson Faculty deadlines Faculty roles and responsibilities Classroom…

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Registration for Ped Days is on!

October 7th, 2020

Faculty members and professionals are invited to participate in the Dawson College Pedagogical Days taking place next week from Tuesday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 16. Registration is now open for the Pedagogical Days program. Join your colleagues on Oct. 13 at 1:00 p.m. for a keynote session by Usha James entitled “Seizing opportunities and meeting…

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Ped Days are Oct. 13-16

September 22nd, 2020

Usha James (pictured) of the Critical Thinking Consortium will be back with us for Ped Days this Fall, taking place Oct. 13-16 during the Fall Study Break. This is your chance to see Usha, who impressed the Dawson crowd at the last Ped Days in the winter. Usha will speak about and model critical thinking…

DSSU members to receive training

June 16th, 2020

Members of the Dawson Support Staff Union are invited to attend a June 27 workshop entitled Introduction to Being an Antiracist given by Kim Crayton. The DSSU requested funding from Dawson College to permit any member to attend the workshop “in light of the current groundswell associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, and within…

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Ped Days resources now online

March 3rd, 2020

Select resources from the keynote of Usha James on critical thinking pedagogy and the teacher-led workshops during Ped Days Jan. 13-14 are now available. The Next Ped Day will be Oct. 16. Click Read More for the link to the Ped Days webpage featuring all the resources.


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What our teachers are implementing in class from Ped Days

January 21st, 2020

We asked a cross-section of teachers what they liked best about Ped Days and which insights they will be applying to their practice this semester. Here are the responses we received: “While Usha James explicitly taught us about encouraging students to think critically in our courses, her teaching style inspired us to adopt similar strategies…

Keynote Ped Days speaker Usha James used soccer photo to teach critical thinking

What does a soccer photo have to do with critical thinking?

January 21st, 2020

Usha James gave the keynote address at Ped Days on Jan. 14. Read more to find out how Usha used a soccer photo to give teachers a practical way to foster critical thinking in the classroom. Our news feature also includes the list of her five intellectual tools and four ways to promote a thinking classroom.


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Today is your last chance to register for Ped Days

January 7th, 2020

You will get fresh ideas to reinvigorate your practice at Ped Days 2020. Usha James is the keynote speaker and she will share a practical framework for approaching teaching and learning that starts with the student. Usha is the executive director of the Critical Thinking Consortium, which developed the framework. “There are so many educational…

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