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Experiences for Educators

DELTS is offering a variety of professional development experiences during the 2014-15 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 2015 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
  • Desire2Learn username (same as username)
  • affiliation with the university, and
  • the professional development experience for which you would like to register and/or make enquiries.


Using Smartboards in a University Setting

Date & Time:

Two sessions:

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, 12-1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, 12-1 p.m.




Problem-Based Learning

Date & Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: ED-5021

Introduction to Learner-Centered Course Design

Date & Time: Feb. 2-20, 2015 (self-paced; approx. 12-14 hrs)
Location: Online

A Different Approach to Teaching Problem Solving: de Bono's Six Thinking Hats

Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: ED-5021

Increasing Engagement in Large Classes: Innovative ways to use online discussions

Date & Time: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, 10-11 a.m.
Location: TBD

Additional experiences are being prepared for the winter 2015 semester that will include the following monthly focuses:

  • March - Teaching Dossiers
  • April - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Details on these experiences will be published to this website as soon as they are available.