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Experiences for Educators

DELTS is offering a variety of professional development experiences during the 2015-16 academic year that highlight teaching practice and current issues in teaching and learning. These professional development experiences are open to faculty, per course instructors, instructional staff, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Professional development experiences will be offered using a variety of strategies (face-to-face sessions and online) to help participants assess content and participate in the experiences. Some of the topics covered are offered in multiple learning experiences. Participants can take part in just one or all of the learning experiences offered in a topic, and can pick and choose from the various learning experiences in multiple topics in order to meet their professional development needs.

The topics of our experiences for the winter 2016 semester are listed below. Click on each topic name to get more information about the topic, the concepts to be covered in the experiences, and the mode of delivery, date, time and location. 

To register, or for information about any of the professional development activities for educators, contact Jennifer Moran at indicating:

  • your name
  • academic department
  • telephone number
  • email address
  • D2L username (same as username)
  • affiliation with the university, and
  • the professional development experience for which you would like to register and/or make enquiries.


Dr. David E. Goldberg is an American author, leadership expert and education thought-leader who will be visiting Memorial University from January 20-21, 2016.

Dr. Goldberg's visit is being coordinated by the Chair for Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Engineering, and supported by the F.W. Angel Fund and PEGNL (Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador).


In 2010, Dave Goldberg resigned his tenure and distinguished professorship at the University of Illinois to help transform higher education in alignment with the creativity imperative of the 21st century. Author or co-author of over 400 papers and numerous books, including a pioneering artificial intelligence text with over 70,000 citations, Dave traveled to Asia, South America, Europe, and back to North America to unlock the keys to authentic transformation and thereby unleash a new generation of students. Using his background as the co-founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, his experience in starting an educational incubator for new programs, and his training as a leadership coach, Dave works with administrators, faculty, and students to bring a new level of student and faculty engagement to classrooms the world over. Dave's most recent book, A Whole New Engineer: The Coming Revolution in Engineering Education, is available in hardcover and e-book formats. Dave hosts a weekly radio program, Big Beacon Radio, Transforming Higher Education on business channel every Monday at 1pm Eastern.

Dr. Goldberg will be giving a public lecture, a lunchtime Synergy Session through the Harris Centre, a faculty workshop, and a grad student workshop.

Presentation Dates

Public Lecture: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7–9 p.m. in ED-2006 (open session)

Lunchtime Synergy Session: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 12–1:30 p.m. (registration required)

Faculty Workshop: Thursday, Jan. 21, 9–11 a.m. (registration required; include subject line: Goldberg Faculty Workshop Registration)

Graduate Student Workshop: Thursday, Jan. 21, 3–5 p.m. (registration required; include subject line: Goldberg Graduate Student Workshop Registration)