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EdTech 2019 Sessions
Session Title Stream Session Leader(s) Session Description Presentation Files
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.

Virtual Labs: From Research to Reality Dr. Kimia Moozeh

Based on results from my PhD thesis on laboratory based learning, we’re embarking on a project to build a few chemistry and environment virtual labs. What makes this project different is that we’re developing the labs based on learning theoretical frameworks such as multimedia.

Using Digital Whiteboards to Achieve Collaborative Learning Activities Prof. Chris Bouwmeester

I want to show you how you might use Miro to achieve your own collaborative learning activities. For example: I used dot voting to understand the rhetorical approach used in written proposals.

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.

PDF icon Transforming the Instructional Landscape - Keynote Slides.pdf, PDF icon TIL CTSI Assessment Handout (May 2019).pdf
The 5 steps that allowed me to plan ahead to reduce, recycle but not necessarily re-use assessments in a course during and post-pandemic Prof. Bill Ju

When you have to continually pivot, is it possible to plan with uncertainty in mind?

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:

  • learn about different ways to use screencasting in teaching, 
  • and use Snagit to record and share their own screencasts. 
PDF icon Snagit Workshop
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.

PDF icon Adding_VEA_to_your_Course.pdf
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...

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

PDF icon Backchanneling Workshop
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.

Pandemic or not, virtual has value Prof. Philip Asare

Virtual/online components of a course seem to have value and advantages that cannot be replicated by in-person components. Having had experience with virtual work before the pandemic, I think the pandemic presents an opportunity to motivate the utility of online components.

Our experience teaching ESC103F in the Myhal TEAL rooms: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (not really)! Teaching Team Management Will Cluett, Niema Mohammad, Valentin Peretroukhin

In this presentation, we will review our experience running ESC103F tutorials pre-2017 in “old-style” tutorial rooms found in buildings like Bahen and Wallberg, our transition year in 2017 where we ran tutorials in both “old-style” rooms and the pilot TEAL room in Sandford Fleming, and our move into the Myhal TEAL rooms in 2018.

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.

Onscreen vs In-hand: Delivering a Hands-on Design Course During the Pandemic Miss Crystal Liu

Transitioning to remote teaching is hard, delivering a hands-on design course remotely could be harder.

One Year of Teaching Online: Lessons Learned Prof. Sanjeev Chandra

What have we learned from our experience in teaching online? What worked, and what did not? What can we use to improve teaching even as we go back to in person lectures? What would an online-course look like in the future, given time and resources to prepare?

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.

PDF icon One Size Fits All?
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)?

PDF icon MY Manual - PDF.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. 

Image icon TEAL Classrooms: Future State Map, Image icon TEAL Classrooms: Experience Map
Learning together: What my online synchronous course has taught me about the classroom Prof. Alana Boland

I will highlight 'lessons learned' in the switch of my 200+ student geography course to a synchronous online format. Lessons here include the structure of the course, interactive dynamics, and the potential (and limitations) of various digital platforms.

Learning Through Podcasts Prof. Lisa Romkey, Prof. Robert Irish

Online learning in 2020 inspired some new thinking on the best ways for students to share their knowledge, and how to engage technology in new ways to create a meaningful learning experience.

KEYNOTE: Keep, Toss, or Re-purpose? What are the post-COVID trends that will shape higher education? Susan McCahan

I will discuss the overall trends in higher education and what we are likely to see post-pandemic. This will include trends such as blended learning, microcredentials, and a rise in learning analytics.

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."

PDF icon iPads in MY150.pdf
Hitting repeat: Lessons learned from teaching music theory online Dr. Daphne Tan

This presentation discusses the pedagogical challenges and rewards of adapting a large-enrolment undergraduate music theory course for the online environment.

From online teaching back to a TEAL classroom Dr. Olivier St-Cyr

I am going to talk about aspects of online teaching I learned about in the last year that I plan to keep once I move back to a TEAL classroom.

Enhancing the Individual Learning Experience via Class-sourcing and Teamwork Content Management 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.