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Dawson Active Learning Community

October 2019

Active Learning Book Club meeting #3

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
8B

The DALC fellows invite you to join us for our book club where we will be exploring the literature on/around active learning. These meetings will be informal opportunities to discuss readings from books like HOW LEARNING WORKS (Ambrose et al., 2010) and articles from the academic literature that teachers find interesting and want to discuss. For more information, please contact Cory Legassic (clegassic@dawsoncollege.qc.ca).

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Active Learning and Technology #2: Using and Managing Cell Phones in the AL classroom

October 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3H.10, 3040 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, H3Z 1A4
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Cell phones are notorious for their ability to distract our students' attention away from the task at hand - and yet they can be powerful aids to learning if used correctly. Join us for an exploration of the ways to tap into the positive/productive potential of cell phones in the Active Learning classroom. This session is part of the regular 'Active Learning and Technology' meetings that are being held on the 4th Friday of each month in Fall 2019  

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November 2019

Active Learning Book Club meeting #4

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
8B

The DALC fellows invite you to join us for our book club where we will be exploring the literature on/around active learning. These meetings will be informal opportunities to discuss readings from books like HOW LEARNING WORKS (Ambrose et al., 2010) and articles from the academic literature that teachers find interesting and want to discuss. For more information, please contact Cory Legassic (clegassic@dawsoncollege.qc.ca).  

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Active Learning Show, Tell & Feedback #3

November 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Drop-in and share what you are doing, hear from colleagues about what they are doing, and give each other feedback on how to improve teaching and learning. This session is part of the regular 'Show, tell & feedback' meetings that are being held on the 1st Friday of each month in Fall 2019.

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Active Learning Strategies that Work #3: Best of SALTISE

November 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
3F.38, 3040 Sherbrooke W
Montreal, Canada
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Come and explore a variety of active learning strategies in a "Cracker Barrel" session format in which instructors teaching in various disciplines with a variety of active learning strategies will show their stuff. Attendees will get first hand experience on several AL strategies. This session is part of the regular 'Active Strategies that Work' meetings that are being held on the 2nd Friday of each month in Fall 2019.  

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Active Learning Book Club meeting #5

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
8B

The DALC fellows invite you to join us for our book club where we will be exploring the literature on/around active learning. These meetings will be informal opportunities to discuss readings from books like HOW LEARNING WORKS (Ambrose et al., 2010) and articles from the academic literature that teachers find interesting and want to discuss. For more information, please contact Cory Legassic (clegassic@dawsoncollege.qc.ca).  

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Advanced topics in Active Learning #2: Branching Scenarios

November 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Join us for an exploration of "Branching Scenarios": immersive virtual simulations that allow students to experience the consequences of different choices while engaged in a risk-free online environment. Used frequently in medical fields, this strategy can be applied to a wide variety of disciplines and topics. This session is part of the regular 'Advanced Topics in Active Learning' meetings that are being held on the 3rd Friday of each month in Fall 2019

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Active Learning and Technology #3: E-learning (Aka a DALC pyjama party)

November 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Online technologies offer potential for complementing and/or improving Active Learning. Join us for an interactive asynchronous e-learning workshop in which we explore the use of online learning. This session will be given in collaboration with the Dawson e-learning initiative and will be held entirely online (so you can wear your pyjamas if you like!). This session is part of the regular 'Active Learning and Technology' meetings that are being held on the 4th Friday of each month in Fall 2019.

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December 2019

Active Learning CoP feedback and management meeting & end-of-semester social

December 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
TBD, 3040 Sherbrooke Street West
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1A4 Canada
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This is an opportunity for the members of the AL Community to give feedback and suggestions on the management of the community. If you are involved in the community please come to share your thoughts on how the Community of Practice is managed and coordinated.  

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