Events

eLATE Coffee & Chat (about teaching and learning): Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 Dates and Times

These are times for instructors to gather in an informal setting to discuss teaching and learning and to hear from other instructors who are conducting active learning activities in their classrooms, trying new strategies to enhance student learning, and seeking ways to foster increased student engagement. Some of the gatherings will also feature specific presentations from instructors. 

Fall 2018:

Tuesday, September 25
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
McConnell Engineering Building, Room 603

Friday, October 12
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Presenter: Jeremie Choquette PhD Student in the Department of Physics
Topic: Introducing Visual Classroom – (https://visualclassrooms.com) a research validated discussion and collaboration platform that offers learners new ways to engage with peers and instructors. Integrated into any Learning Management System, Visual Classroom’s interactive digital whiteboard encourages students to quickly capture, share, synthesize, and improve their ideas together using any media.

Tuesday, October 30
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Presenter: Prof. Laura Pavelka (Chemical) Topic: PDF icon Extra Support for Struggling Students

Friday, November 9
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Charles, Dr. Veronique Brule, and Dr. Meghan Marshall - SALTISE Team
Topic: Introducing a database of Active Learning Strategies that have been used and validated by the SALTISE community. PDF icon SALTISE Active Learning Web Platform ResourcesPDF icon Sample

Tuesday, November 27
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Presenter: Prof. Evgeny Timofeev (Mechanical) "In-class assessing using polling software" PDF icon In-class Assessment Presentation

Thursday, December 13
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
McConnell Engineering Building, Room 603
*A catered lunch will be served.

 

Winter 2019:

Monday, January 21
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Topic: Issues and Concerns raised by instructors in the Faculty of Engineering

Thursday, February 7
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Topic: The use of reflective writing and ‘exam wrappers’ on student learning of technical issues and concepts (presented by Chris Moraes, Sidney Omelon, and Lawrence Chen)

Tuesday, February 26
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Topic: The ‘interrupted’ case study (presented by Marta Cerruti) PDF icon Interrupted Case Study - SamplePDF icon Interrupted Case Study - MIME 317

Monday, March 11
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
McConnell Engineering Building, Room 603
Topic: myDalite (Distributed Active Learning Integrated Technology Environment) for asynchronous peer instruction (presented by Sameer Bhatnagar, MEng, Dawson College)

Thursday, March 28
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Topic: On the use of Perusall for collaborative learning (presented by Yann Brouillette, PhD, Dawson College) PDF icon Perusall Presentation

Friday, April 12
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 388
Topic: ‘Spot the error’ assignments for improving student learning (presented by Rhys Adams, MEng, Vanier College) File Error-detection tasks and peer feedback for engaging physics students
*A catered lunch will be served.