EdTech 2019 Sessions
|Session Title||Stream||Session Leader(s)||Session Description||Presentation Files|
|From Flat to Fab: Creating Interactive Textbooks with Pressbooks||Content Management||Lillian Hogendoorn, Emily Carlisle||
In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Pressbooks, a wordpress-based textbook authoring tool available to all Ontario educators and students for free.
|Adventures in SCORM Files||Content Management||Dr. Graeme Norval, Parnian Jadidian, Dr. Jeffrey Castrucci||
We are using SCORM, to add active content, and then reduce lectures.
|Adventures in SCORM Files Presentation Outline|
|Design with Purpose: Pedgagogical Underpinnings that Strengthen New Spaces||Carol Rolheiser, Prof. Susan McCahan||
This presentation will provide an overview of the collaborative work underway between ACE, the Innovation Hub, and CTSI to better understand how instructors and instructional teams can be supported as they facilitate student learning in active learning classrooms.
|TIL CTSI Assessment Handout|
|Enhancing the Individual Learning Experience via Class-sourcing and Teamwork||Content Management||Prof. Elham Marzi||
This session will discuss a TEAL teaching strategy and approach. The intention of this teaching strategy is threefold, firstly to aim to further incorporate use of student’s personal devices as well as the technological tools available in the class to deliver content, activities, and expand the classroom and student capabilities. Secondly, to provide an opportunity for students to contribute in non-traditional ways. Thirdly, to utilize technology to preserve student’s efforts to support learning outside of the classroom setting.
|iPads in MY150||Teaching Team Management||Sarah Mayes-Tang , Bernardo Galvao-Sousa||
In 2018-19 we both used student iPads while teaching Calculus in MY150. We will briefly explain our motivation and how we used them, before opening the floor for questions and discussion."
|iPads in MY150.pdf|
|Mapping the TEAL Teaching Experience: Presenting User Research Findings||Teaching Team Management||Erin Hanlon||
After conducting user research into the end-to-end experience of Engineering professors teaching in TEAL rooms, we will be presenting the experience map we created to capture this journey.
|TEAL Classrooms: Future State Map, TEAL Classrooms: Experience Map|
|MY Manual – A user’s guide to UofT’s Jumbotron||Activity Management||Scott Ramsay, Shai Cohen||
Myhal 150 is a daunting room to enter on the first day of classes. It is far more frightening for the teacher. How do you use a room whose screens (at a total of about 750 sq. ft.) are larger than the average Toronto rental condo (724 sq. ft., according to the Financial Post)?
|MY Manual - PDF.pdf|
|One Size Fits All?: Designing for and Adapting to New Spaces||Activity Management||Lydia Wilkinson, Jennifer Farmer||
This year, the three panelists (collectively) taught courses in ten of the new Myhal TEAL spaces. Focusing on their experiences in the third and fourth floor classrooms, they will discuss how they planned and adapted lessons to overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities provided by these new environments.
|One Size Fits All?|
|Our experience running tutorial in Myhal TEAL rooms||Teaching Team Management||Jason Bazylak, Peter Weiss||
We taught our large (~800) first year engineering design course in the Active Learning classroom Myhal 150. The year was filled with amazing satisfaction, unexpected pains and what were we thinking moments. We are here to share.
|Quercus Road Map 2019-2020||Content Management||Avi Hyman||
We have moved into Phase II of the University's Academic Toolbox Renewal process - How Do We Add New Tools to the Toolbox? This session will highlight aspects of this phase, and future phases, and engage participants in a conversation about the future of the toolbox.
|Responsiveness in the Classroom: “Backchanneling” and other methods of incorporating real-time student feedback into your teaching||Activity Management||
Many of us already make adjustments to class activities in real time based on student response, whether it’s by watching faces/body language to get a sense of what they’re understanding, using clickers, or using some of the free “backchanneling” apps available to get students actively involved in
|Rise of the Smart Classroom- is there a rise in the learning curve as well?||Teaching Team Management||Prof. Bill Ju||
As a member of the teaching stream I have been interested in how to teach in smart classrooms that support active learning. Here is my story...
|Small Teaching: Leveraging Technology for Inclusive Engagement in Courses||Content Management||Elaine Khoo||
By using Small Teaching strategies involving regular assessment features in Quercus and the newly available VEA tool integrated into Quercus, low English proficiency students become empowered to keep up with weekly course readings, and voluntarily self-train to improve their language skills. When students can use VEA to accelerate their language development with course content, they are able to participate actively in class.
|Teaching with Snagit: Lecture Capture and Beyond||Content Management||Anna Limanni||
TechSmith Snagit is U of T’s new institutional screencasting tool for video and audio recording. Often used for lecture capture, this tool has many other applications. In this hands-on workshop, participants will:
|Transforming the Instructional Landscape||Activity Management||Julia Smeed, Steven Bailey||
With quality teaching as one of the University’s core missions, instructional space plays a crucial role in fulfilling this aim. As a steward of these important facilities, Academic + Campus Events (ACE) is committed to developing accessible, innovative, and effective purpose-built classrooms that support the needs of all stakeholders.
|Transforming the Instructional Landscape - Keynote Slides.pdf, TIL CTSI Assessment Handout (May 2019).pdf|
|What's the big TEAL?!||Activity Management||Mark Pellegrino||
Your invited to explore technologies utilized in the Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms. Come learn about the wired and wireless presentation capabilities with advanced audio/video routing and screen sharing.