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Read more about: Oct. 21 workshop on Active Learning in STEM classrooms

Oct. 21 workshop on Active Learning in STEM classrooms

October 19th, 2022

Please join us for a workshop that will explore the nuances of Active Learning with a particular focus on STEM classrooms. While aggregate data has shown that Active Learning is beneficial for increasing student engagement, this approach has overlooked individual student experiences and has obscured barriers to inclusion. Participants will discuss opportunities and challenges of Active Learning and explore anti-oppressive approaches to teaching and learning in an Active Learning classroom. While there is a STEM focus, anyone interested in active learning irrespective of discipline is welcome to join and bring their thoughts & questions to the session.

Maurice Riley-Case (they/them) is an Instructional Designer with Concordia’s Centre for Teaching and Learning, focusing on Inclusive Pedagogies. Maurice spent 12 years as an educator, and three years as the Instructional Coordinator for Black Student Flourishing at the Peel District School Board (PDSB) in Ontario. Riley-Case completed their Master of Education at York University where their research considered abolition and reform, and how Blackness is taken up in the education system.

Oct. 21: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in 3F.43: Anti-Oppressive Approaches for the Active Learning Classroom, with Maurice Riley-Case (Coffee & Snacks will be provided).

To register, contact Diana Rice: drice@dawsoncollege.qc.ca 


Read more about: First CRISPESH lunch ‘n learn is Oct. 5

First CRISPESH lunch ‘n learn is Oct. 5

September 21st, 2022

CRISPESH has announced their lunch 'n learn program for the 2022-2023 academic year and the first one is next Wednesday, Oct. 5. These seven conferences aim to support the academic success of students with disabilities.

Here is the link to the first lunch 'n learn:
Midi-conférence du 5 octobre Tickets, Wed, Oct 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM | Eventbrite

Consult the full schedule for the year of lunch 'n learn programming here: CRISPESHmidiconferences2223_FRVF

CRISPESH is a centre for applied research and transfer (CCTT) in partnership with Dawson and the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. Their mandate is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the development and promotion of social practices that foster academic, social and professional inclusion for people with disabilities.


Read more about: Register now for activities leading up to Orange Shirt Day

Register now for activities leading up to Orange Shirt Day

September 21st, 2022

Workshops Native Women’s Shelter Second Stage Housing and Indigenous Leadership Monday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Virtual Session Nakuset, Executive Director of the Native Women’s Shelter, will discuss the project and issues. Register at https://arlo.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/register?sgid=79e4526481714b35b2005b9be055138d Decolonizing the Library/Decolonize the Catalogue: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the library…

Read more about: 70 Dawson students  signed up for AI workshops this fall

70 Dawson students signed up for AI workshops this fall

September 21st, 2022

Dawson AI and AI Launch Lab are hosting a series of workshops, which will give Dawson students the opportunity to learn AI through hands-on learning. The workshop series will cover a wide range of AI topics including data manipulation, fundamental machine learning models, deep learning, reinforcement learning and other advanced topics.

70 Dawson students are signed up to take part in the workshops. The series of eight workshops will begin this Saturday, Sept. 24 and end on Nov. 19. Students will have the opportunity to present their work and learnings at the end of the program.

This workshop series is available to college students in Quebec and is made possible by the generous funding of a NovaScience Program grant awarded to DawsonAI from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation.

Click Read More for a look at the AI Launch Lab Fall 2022 program.


Read more about: Understanding sex, gender and sexual orientation diversity with Julien R. Johnson

Understanding sex, gender and sexual orientation diversity with Julien R. Johnson

June 1st, 2022

Julien is a young trans person who has been working for trans rights and with trans youth for the past seven years. He has been the Support Services Coordinator and Intervention Worker for Project 10 for over three years and is the person behind Dawson’s three multi-stall gender-neutral bathrooms — a historical first for colleges…

Read more about: Being more aware of trauma helps us understand others better

Being more aware of trauma helps us understand others better

June 1st, 2022

About two-thirds of people have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE).  There are so many kinds of trauma and different ways of experiencing it. These are some of the things participants learned at a Support Staff Training Day workshop on Trauma-Informed Care given by Denise Michelle Brend, an Assistant Professor at Université Laval…

Read more about: You can still register for SALTISE Conference June 2-3

You can still register for SALTISE Conference June 2-3

May 18th, 2022

The theme for the 2022 SALTISE Conference is Collaborative Dialogues: The Role of Active Learning in Today’s Educational Realities. The conference brings together educators who are passionate about active learning.

The conference will be hybrid this year and take place June 2-3.

There is still time to register! Click Read More to go to the conference website.


Read more about: Support Staff Training Day is May 24

Support Staff Training Day is May 24

May 18th, 2022

Support Staff Training Day is this coming Tuesday, May 24 from 8:50 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. online. It will feature a variety of workshops and plenary speaker Julien R. Johnson (pictured) from Project 10. They will help us understand diversity of gender, sex and sexual orientation. Julien is the person behind Dawson’s gender neutral bathrooms.

Denise M. Brend will present a Trauma Informed Care approach in communicating and working with students and colleagues. Denise currently teaches at Université Laval and is a former Dawson teacher.

Full program and links to join workshops online: Support Staff Training Day Program - May 24, 2022


Read more about: Dawson’s Annual Moodle Day is May 27

Dawson’s Annual Moodle Day is May 27

May 18th, 2022

     

Read more about: How to be there for young people: a free talk by Jack.org

How to be there for young people: a free talk by Jack.org

April 20th, 2022

What you can expect to learn in the Jack.org talk:

The basics of mental health, personal stories from trained youth speakers, how to recognize signs of struggle in your students and much more.

This event will take place online on April 27 at 7 p.m. To register, click read more.


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