Join Us! Registration for the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium is Now Open!

Registration for the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, Re:THINK – Navigation & Transformation in Today’s Learning Landscape is now open! Join us for this exciting celebratory edition of this tri-campus teaching event focused hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management.

Register now at the following link:  http://tls.utoronto.ca/agenda/registration/   

The 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, Re:THINK – Navigation and Transformation in Today’s Learning Landscape is a tri-campus event, hosted by the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice-President and Provost, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management. It is a cross-divisional forum that allows faculty, librarians and staff to celebrate their commitment to teaching and learning.

Read the full agenda of the Symposium here: http://tls.utoronto.ca/agenda/full-agenda/

This year’s symposium will take a collaborative approach to considering the future of teaching and learning in higher education. The Symposium will be opened by Professor Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost, and Professor Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education.

In this new format, the morning of the symposium will be spent addressing the main theme through a facilitated design process focused on Skill Development and Transfer in Higher Education. Participants will address the main theme of the Symposium: Navigation and Transformation in Today’s Learning Landscape. Participants are encouraged to attend in department/program/divisional teams (individuals are also welcome), and will have the opportunity view videos and explore a range of ideas to influence their own teaching practice, their division and discipline at the University of Toronto.

Over the course of the morning, participants will be introduced to a number of provocations and protocols to generate ideas and recommendations for teaching and learning at the University of Toronto.

The afternoon will be dedicated to concurrent sessions culminating with a panel discussion featuring President Gertler and Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education, with two further panelists to be announced. The panel will engage directly with the outcomes of the morning plenary session, broadly discussing the ways we can anticipate, leverage and even create transformative changes in higher education.

Immediately after the panel discussion, join us for the launch of the University of Toronto’s first institutional teaching publication, Re:THINK! To mark the 10th annual Symposium and to celebrate teaching at the University of Toronto, we are releasing this exciting publication to coincide with the Symposium. The publication profiles teaching innovations and initiatives from across all three campuses and many divisions. Come to the reception and pick up a copy for yourself!

AGENDA-AT-A-GLANCE

REGISTRATION
8am – 4pm

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30am – 9am

OPENING REMARKS
9am – 9:20am

INTRODUCTION OF THE DAY
9:20am – 9:35pm

RE:THINKING OUR LANDSCAPE: POSSIBILITIES & PROVOCATIONS
Skill Development and Transfer in Higher Education 9:35am – 10:35am

BREAK
10:35am – 10:45am

RE:THINKING OUR LANDSCAPE: POSSIBILITIES & PROVOCATIONS (continued) 
Skill Development and Transfer in Higher Education
10:45am – 12pm

LUNCH
12pm – 12:45pm

CONCURRENT SESSION I: RETHINK – NEW APPROACHES AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICES
12:50pm – 1:35pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS II: NAVIGATING THE LEARNING LANDSCAPES – TEACHING ACROSS CONTEXTS
1:40pm – 2:25pm

BREAK
2:25pm – 2:40pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS III: TRANSFORMATIVE TEACHING – INNOVATIVE & IMPACTFUL STRATEGIES
2:40pm – 3:25pm

PANEL DISCUSSION & CLOSING REMARKS
3:45pm – 4:30pm

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION & LAUNCH OF RE:THINK INSTITUTIONAL TEACHING PUBLICATION
4:30pm – 6pm

 

If you have any questions about the questions about the Teaching & Learning Symposium, please contact Erin Macnab, Programs Coordinator at erin.macnab@utoronto.ca or 416-946-0464.

Registration closes May 3, 2016.