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We'd like to introduce you to the session leaders participating in the EdTech Workshop 2019. More bios will be posted as they are received!

EdTech Workshop 2019 Session Leaders
Name Session Title Biography
Anna Limanni | Teaching with Snagit: Lecture Capture and Beyond
As Faculty Liaison, Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTSI), Anna works closely with members of CTSI and ACT (Academic & Collaborative Technology Support) teams to develop, deliver and assess program initiatives on teaching topics, strategies and educational technologies and to provide assistance on supported university technologies. She is available to instructors for consultation and feedback on the selection and effective use of technologies to meet teaching and learning needs and goals.
 
Anna holds a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics (University of Toronto, 2014) and has taught a variety of courses at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. She has also completed certificates in Adult Training and Development (OISE, 2014) and E-Learning (University of Calgary, 2015).
Avi Hyman | Director, Academic & Collaborative Technology Quercus Road Map 2019-2020

Avi is the University of Toronto’s Director of Academic & Collaborative Technologies, and Institutional Strategist for Academic Technologies in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation. He is fortunate to have a position which allows him to both think strategically about technology in higher education, and to actualize ideas on an operational day-to-day level. He works with faculty, students, academic administrators, and teaching support and instructional technology units to advance the University’s academic mission and in particular, its commitment to teaching.

Bernardo Galvao-Sousa | Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream iPads in MY150

Bernardo Sousa has been updating the Engineering Calculus 2 course for the last 5 years. This year Bernardo coordinated its most dramatic change with the move to MY150 and a fully flipped class model.

Carol Rolheiser | Director, Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation Design with Purpose: Pedgagogical Underpinnings that Strengthen New Spaces

Carol Rolheiser is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE, and brings a wealth of teaching and administrative experience to her role as the Director of the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), University of Toronto. As a hub, CTSI provides leadership in teaching and learning for all teaching staff and teaching assistants across the university’s campuses and divisions.

Dr. Daphne Tan | Assistant Professor of Music Theory Hitting repeat: Lessons learned from teaching music theory online

My research addresses questions about music and the mind, with methodologies and perspectives from the history of music theory and music cognition. More information here: http://individual.utoronto.ca/daphnetan/about"}">My research addresses questions about music and the mind, with methodologies and perspectives from the history of music theory and music cognition. Read more!

Dr. Graeme Norval | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Adventures in SCORM Files
Graeme Norval, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto.  He has been lecturing in process design since 2004.  His prior work experience was in the chlor-alkali industry with Pioneer, formerly CIL, where he was a senior research engineer.  He is the principal of GWN Chemical Consulting, Inc., and provides technical and engineering support to various chemical manufacturers and repackagers across North America in support of the use of chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, bleach, and related chemicals.
 
He has introduced concepts of safety and safety management into the chemical engineering design courses at the University of Toronto.  Further, he is actively involved with Minerva Canada in delivering their Summer Institutes, in which the basics of safety and safety management are taught to university professors, in order to boost the teaching of these subjects.  Further, he is part of the team that is developing e-modules, which will be freely available to all students in Canada; these will provide the fundamental building blocks of safety education for all students, and will fill the gap between the regular curriculum and the elements that industry desires.
 
In 2012, he was appointed to the Province of Ontario's Prevention Council, a group which helps set the direction for the Ministry of Labour's prevention activities with the goal of improving workplace health and safety.  He is chair of the CAN/CSA Z-767 Process Safety Management committee.
Dr. Jeffrey Castrucci | Research Associate Adventures in SCORM Files

Jeffrey has served the University of Toronto as a lecturer and course developer, with a focus on helping students to connect their everyday experiences to engineering theory. He is active in the engineering safety community including having worked as a content developer for Minerva Safety Management. Jeffrey is also the Process Quality Manager at Aqua Bond, a liquid and powder blending chemical manufacturer.

Dr. Jennifer Harris | Associate Professor, Undergraduate Teaching Liaison Can ungrading be a mainstay in assessment?

Trained as a medievalist, engaged in the study of religion. I serve in my department at the online and undergraduate teaching liaison, assisting my colleagues in developing effective pedagogy. I am particularly interested in ways of rethinking traditional pedagogy, e.g., ungrading. Grateful recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts and Science for 2020/21.

Dr. Kimia Moozeh | Postdoctoral Fellow, ISTEP Virtual Labs: From Research to Reality

My research interests include laboratory-based learning and online learning. My PhD thesis included development and evaluation of an instructional structure to enhance learning in undergraduate laboratories. I am currently working on developing and evaluating virtual labs in Chemistry, Environment, and Engineering.

Dr. Olivier St-Cyr | Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream From online teaching back to a TEAL classroom

Olivier St-Cyr is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto and a Cross-Appointed Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is interested in the relationships between physical learning spaces and students' learning.

Elaine Khoo | Associate Professor, Teaching Small Teaching: Leveraging Technology for Inclusive Engagement in Courses

Elaine Khoo, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, UTSC. She is engaged in pedagogical research aimed at developing ways of accelerating students’ Academic English so that they can contribute more effectively at university. Her passion to support students in overcoming initial language- and culture-related challenges resulted in the development of the Vocabulary Expansion Accelerator (VEA) to provide scalable online support to students in their courses. Developed through the ITIF and LEAF grants, VEA is now integrated into Quercus and accessible on all three campuses.

Elham Marzi | Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream Enhancing the Individual Learning Experience via Class-sourcing and Teamwork

Professor Elham Marzi is a Teaching Stream faculty member in the newly formed Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice here at the University of Toronto. She teaches in areas inclusive of Organizational Behaviour, HRM, Strategy, and Negotiations in the Business Minor Program. She has a passion for teaching and getting students engaged through active learning. She is highly interested in developing innovative teaching techniques and strategies that can contribute to the students learning and experiences in the classroom.

Emily Carlisle | Open at Scale From Flat to Fab: Creating Interactive Textbooks with Pressbooks

Emily Carlisle is the Editorial Lead for Open at Scale projects at eCampusOntario. She is also a professional trained librarian, with former experience serving as a Scholarly Communications and Research Data Management Librarian.

Erin Hanlon | Student, Faculty of Information Mapping the TEAL Teaching Experience: Presenting User Research Findings

Erin and Nadine are two UofT students in the UX concentration at the Faculty of Information.

Jason Bazylak | Associate Professor Teaching Stream / ESP Course Coordinator

Over my 10 years coordinating our first year engineering design course I have seen major changes in content and delivery. However this year, with our move into the Myhal 150 Active Learning classroom, those previous changes seem tiny in comparison. I and my amazing teaching team continue to deliver one of the most complex engineering courses to teach using the latest and greatest pedagogy and education technology.