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Please note that the EDC Institute is committed to facilitating an inclusive learning experience. If you require accommodations or have any dietary needs that might affect your experience at the conference, please send an email to faculty.development@sheridancollege.ca

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Monday, October 17
 

8:00am

Breakfast and Registration
Monday October 17, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Halton Room

9:00am

Welcome, Acknowledgment of the Land
Speakers
CW

Cherie Werhun

Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, Sheridan College


Monday October 17, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Halton Room

9:30am

EDC Institute Learning Activity: Introduction to Reflective Passport
Speakers
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Pamela Ingleton

Faculty Development Consultant, Sheridan College
Pamela Ingleton is a Professor and Faculty Development Consultant with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sheridan College. She is in the final stages of completing a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University on popular social media discourses. During her 10 years at McMaster, she worked as a sessional instructor, teaching assistant and research assistant, facilitated teaching and learning workshops in collaboration with... Read More →



Monday October 17, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Halton Room

10:30am

Break
Monday October 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Halton Room

11:00am

Deconstructing Difference: Discussions of Discourses, Equity and Inclusion
Participants will have an opportunity to explore their perceptions and approaches to inclusive teaching and learning and how they intersect with equity and equality within higher education. Discussions, activities, and reflective practice will focus on dominant ideologies and discourses and the ways in which they inform our understandings, interactions, and expectations of “the other”. 

Speakers
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Agnes Gajewski

Associate Dean, Program Development and Quality Assurance, Sheridan College
Agnes Gajewski is the Associate Dean, Program Development and Quality Assurance in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Sheridan College. Agnes holds a PhD in Education and a Master of Teaching from the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the University of Toronto. Agnes’ experience in teaching and curriculum span the elementary and post-secondary sectors. As an Ontario Certified Teacher, Agnes spent much time teaching in... Read More →
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Dina Moati

Faculty Development Consultant, Sheridan College
Dina Moati is a Professor and a Faculty Development Consultant at Centre for Teaching and Learning/Sheridan College. She has extensive experience of using edtech and incorporating tools that implement UDL. Dina believes in the core value and right of each person to have the opportunity to realize his/her fullest potential through enhancement of strengths and empowerment to reach goals.



Monday October 17, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Halton Room

12:30pm

Lunch
Monday October 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Halton Room

1:30pm

Beyond Cultural Competence
Participants will gain an understanding of the array of adjustment challenges facing international students as well as explore and challenge the different ways our perspectives and life experiences may influence our interactions with students. Come away with strategies to move beyond the idea of cultural competence into a more inclusive and supportive teaching and learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Fitzgerald

Rebecca Fitzgerald

Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships, Humber College
As Manager, International Mobility and Partnerships at Humber College, Rebecca support students, faculty and staff engaged in global learning, including the management of Humber’s Global Citizenship Certificate program. Rebecca has worked in and studied the field of international education over the past 12 years: she hold a Master's degree in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto, and previously worked... Read More →
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Melissa Wilson

Instructor, Humber College



Monday October 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Halton Room

3:00pm

Break
Monday October 17, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Halton Room

3:15pm

Faculty Focus: Problem Solving with Indigenous Worldviews as Our Guide
Participants will explore ways to integrate Indigenous worldviews into our curriculum and our instructional practices. The session will also review current gaps in our approaches to supporting Indigenous learners in a post-secondary context and will suggest collaborative methods that bridge multiple levels of our educational communities, ultimately enhancing the learning experiences of all of our members.

Speakers
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Liz Dancy

Professor, Sheridan College
Liz Dancy is a professor of Applied Computing at Sheridan College with a special interest in self-healing, self-controlling systems. Prior to joining Sheridan, Liz spent seven years in industry working in software development and autonomic systems design. In addition to computing, Liz has a keen interest in integrating Indigenous values into curriculum as well as facilitating accessible learning in the classroom.
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Paula Laing

Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support, Sheridan College



Monday October 17, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Halton Room

5:30pm

Faculty & Student Focus: The transformative role of inclusive pedagogy in student creativity and expression
A presentation by Marc Richard and performances by Sheridan students will kick off the evening

Speakers
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Marc Richard

Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Artistic Director, Theatre Sheridan, Sheridan College
Marc is currently the Coordinator of the Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. He is a director, choreographer, teacher and writer who has worked in theatres across Canada. Marc has taught at all levels of education, worked as a private arts educational consultant and artist in Education. Marc has taught in the Faculty of Education and Dance Department at York University, and Charles Sturt University’s... Read More →


Monday October 17, 2016 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre 2340 Ontario St, Oakville, ON L6L 6P7

5:30pm

Creative Acting Project: I am a Lobster
One time, I watched an episode of Two and a Half Men with a gay character on it, and it changed my life. This presentation has nothing to do with Charlie Sheen, but everything to do with being stuck. It is okay to feel stuck. Growing up as a closeted gay teen, I felt a certain pressure from those around me to come to a conclusion about who I was, when I had no idea. I created this piece because I wanted everyone to know (including myself) that individuality cannot be contained in a word or a phrase. We are all individuals, and whatever that means to you is what matters. It looks at the coming out experience as a metaphorical traffic jam.

Speakers
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Joel Cumber

Student, Sheridan College
Joel is a fourth year student in the Honours of Bachelor of Music Theatre performance program. He grew up in Cambridge, Ontario and has been performing since he was 12 years old. He will be performing in this Theatre Sheridan season as Donkey in Shrek: the Musical, Jeter in Footloose, and J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. His other favourite roles include Joe Boyd in Theatre Sheridan's Damn... Read More →


Monday October 17, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre 2340 Ontario St, Oakville, ON L6L 6P7

5:30pm

Creative Dance Project: October 8, 1963

The piece focuses on marginalized experiences in society through the lens of the 1960s counter culture movement. With the three dancers, the piece explores what it is to be a woman, to be of colour and to be homosexual. The movement explores themes of being held back by what society labels people as and the limitations that are put on us, as well as those that we put on ourselves. The piece explores the battles that have been fought by these groups and the struggles and triumphs that have come from it. Ultimately, it is a message of acceptance and a piece for anyone who has ever felt as though they couldn't do, say or be something because of what people thought they were, based on their gender, race, sexuality etc. It focuses on a progressive future, in which people are people and we are not defined by a set of stereotypes.


Speakers
avatar for Josh Graetz

Josh Graetz

Student, Sheridan College
Josh is a third-year student in the Honours of Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Growing up in Victoria, BC, he trained extensively in dance and theatre, performing on many stages, including the living room for his family. He's excited to be making his Theatre Sheridan debut this spring in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, the first show he saw on Broadway! His program has allowed him to creatively explore his... Read More →


Monday October 17, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre 2340 Ontario St, Oakville, ON L6L 6P7

6:30pm

Reception & Dinner
Transportation will be provided from Holiday Inn to Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre at 5:00 pm sharp. Please meet at the hotel lobby. 




Monday October 17, 2016 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Harbour Banquet & Conference Centre 2340 Ontario St, Oakville, ON L6L 6P7
 
Tuesday, October 18
 

8:00am

Breakfast and Registration
Tuesday October 18, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Halton Room

9:00am

Building an Inclusive Curriculum

Participants will explore ways to support international students in the classroom through supporting English language acquisition and building a more globalized teaching practice. Come away with creative ideas for enhancing your classroom to engage international students and internationalize your curriculum. This session will include group discussions, videos, and activities to help faculty in adapting and expanding their teaching practice to support international higher education students.


Speakers
avatar for Sigrid Johnson

Sigrid Johnson

Instructor, Humber College
I have an MA in Education from OISE and a TESL Certificate from the Canadian Cooperation for Language and Cultural Studies. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 1998. My experience teaching ESL learners includes private schools, LINC classes, universities, and colleges. I have taught Adult ESL classes, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Academic Prep (EAP), and ESL classes for children in Canada, France, and Switzerland. I... Read More →
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Bianca Sorbera

Manager, Teacher Training Programs, Humber College
Bianca is the Manager, Teacher Training Programs at Humber College. Over the past five years, she has worked in a variety of capacities at the College including teaching faculty in the Culturally Inclusive Educator and Teaching Effectiveness certificates. Additionally, Bianca has taught English as a Second Language, and Communications courses and worked in an advising capacity for two postgraduate certificates. She holds a Bachelor of Education... Read More →



Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Halton Room

9:00am

Opportunities and Challenges in supporting Multilingual learners

Participants will explore how non-ESL faculty can support the international and multilingual students in the post-secondary classroom.  Areas of focus include:  understanding the relationship between student identity (a framework for identifying and labeling students) and student success; academic language learning (CALP) in the content classroom;  and the connection between language and culture.


Speakers
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Ranya Khan

Professor, Sheridan College



Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Bronte Room

10:30am

Break
Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
Halton Room

10:45am

At crucial cross-roads of 21st century pedagogy in Higher Ed in the search for global, sustainable solutions for Inclusion: the potential of Universal Design for Learning

21st century pedagogy in Higher Ed has reached several crucial cross-roads.  These are raising considerable challenges with regards to change management, but also offer phenomenal opportunities for sustainable growth towards the Inclusion of all learners.  Current challenges in Higher Ed force us to rethink the very way we embrace learner diversity, but also the way we collaborate as professionals on our campuses, the way we integrate emerging societal trends and the way we conceptualize post-secondary learning and teaching generally.  It is within this complex and changing landscape that the potential of Universal Design for Learning as a sustainable systemic framework for Inclusion must be considered.   This interactive session will examine the impact of UDL as a tool for the management of change in our campus practices from these multiple perspectives.


Speakers
avatar for Frederic Fovet

Frederic Fovet

Assistant Professor, UDL & Inclusion Consultant, University of Prince Edward Island



Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:45am - 12:30pm
Halton Room

12:30pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 18, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Halton Room

1:30pm

Assessment Design: Best Practices for Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Truly inclusive assessment provides all students with an equal opportunity to successfully demonstrate their ability to meet the learning outcomes. As the needs of learners become increasingly complex, it is essential that we move away from the common practice of reacting to individual learners’ needs by making assessment accommodations, and become more proactive in our approach to assessment. This interactive workshop encourages participants to consider inclusive assessment during curriculum design. 

The session will begin with an overview of the research and best practices literature, and exploration of a variety of inclusive assessment methods. After guiding participants through a few examples, a group activity will provide the opportunity to apply these concepts in a collaborative activity.  Participants will break into small groups to review a syllabus and propose inclusive assessments that align with the learning outcomes. To conclude, groups will be asked to share a synopsis of their group’s process, ideas and challenges for discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Dianne Ashbourne

Dianne Ashbourne

Educational Developer, RGASC, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Dianne Ashbourne has an M.A. from the University of British Columbia where she focused on higher education and research methodology. After completing her degree, Dianne worked at Capilano University where she collaborated with faculty members to develop tools and processes to facilitate the assessment of student learning outcomes. She also developed resources and delivered professional development workshops to enhance the pedagogical practices of... Read More →
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Tyler Evans-Tokaryk

Director, RGASC, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Tyler Evans-Tokaryk has a PhD in English and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Western Ontario. His PhD dissertation examined competing discourses underlying the theory and practice of international development, focusing specifically on economic and literary texts, the relationship between the discourses, and their respective attempts to tell the “story of development.” Tyler is currently a Writing Specialist... Read More →



Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Halton Room

1:30pm

Tools and practices: Assessing the Effectiveness of Course- and Discipline-specific Writing Instruction

Participants will explore strategies and best practices for assessing the efficacy of discipline-specific writing instruction in courses across the curriculum. Participants will be provided with a set of proposed “writing across the curriculum” (WAC) projects and descriptions of different assessment tools that have been used to measure WAC programs in the past. They will then use the stated goals and learning outcomes of the proposed WAC projects to identify the most appropriate tools for assessing their impact on learners.


Speakers
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Michael Kaler

Writing Specialist, RGASC, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Michael Kaler is a Lecturer and Writing Specialist at the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre (RGASC) at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He holds degrees in sciences des religions (Ph. D., 2006) from Université Laval, and ethnomusicology (Ph. D., 2014) from York University; at the RGASC, he teaches both in face-to-face and classroom contexts as well as helping to run the Writing Development Initiative, which supports and... Read More →



Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Bronte Room

3:00pm

Break
Speakers
avatar for Jess Mitchell

Jess Mitchell

Senior Manager, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jess Mitchell is Senior Manager, Research + Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre (http://idrc.ocad.ca). She manages large-scale international projects and initiatives focusing on fostering innovation within diverse communities while achieving outcomes that benefit everyone. | Jess is a community leader who works in a highly collaborative, open, and iterative manner borrowing methods from complex project management, agile... Read More →


Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Halton Room

3:15pm

one-size-fits-one: Inclusively designing education experiences and materials

Too often we consider diversity to be an issue, not an asset. However, our complex, interconnected, and technology-heavy world needs diversified, collaborative life-long learners. All learners should reach their unique potential. And education plays a crucial role in nurturing diverse perspectives, needs, and approaches.

Learn how to ‘design’ education through inclusive design practices and thinking. Participants will engage in co-design activities to prototype learning resources and processes that foster diversity and inclusion in our classrooms and in our society.



Speakers
avatar for Jess Mitchell

Jess Mitchell

Senior Manager, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jess Mitchell is Senior Manager, Research + Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre (http://idrc.ocad.ca). She manages large-scale international projects and initiatives focusing on fostering innovation within diverse communities while achieving outcomes that benefit everyone. | Jess is a community leader who works in a highly collaborative, open, and iterative manner borrowing methods from complex project management, agile... Read More →



Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Halton Room

4:15pm