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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.


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…

Early Registrants for Ped Days Can Win Gift Card

December 10th, 2019

Registration is now open for Ped Days Jan. 13-14. The first 75 teachers to register online will have a chance to win a $30 Compass catering gift card. Join us on Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. and on Jan. 14 at 9:30 a.m.  Spend your days participating in sessions that highlight a variety of interests and initiatives of…


Critical Thinking on the Agenda at Ped Days Jan. 13-14

December 3rd, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Usha James will present the keynote address for Dawson College’s Pedagogical Days, taking place Jan. 13-14, 2020. Usha is the Executive Director of the Critical Thinking Consortium. She began her career as a high school teacher, and she has also served as Director of the Secondary Program and as…

Performa Course Registration

November 19th, 2019

Faculty and professionals can take accredited courses in the Performa Graduate Certificate in College Teaching. Registration is open for Winter 2020. For further information, visit Dawson's Performa SharePoint site or speak to Azra Khan at or at ext. 1409.


Save the Date: Ped Days Jan. 13-14

November 8th, 2019

Get inspired for the winter semester at Ped Days on Monday, Jan. 13 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There will be a keynote speaker and workshops on both days to freshen your ideas and practices in the new year! Registration and more news coming soon.

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Last Modified: January 21, 2020


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