EDC Institute 2016 has ended

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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Tuesday, October 18


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.

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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... Read More →

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... Read More →

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


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.

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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... 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... Read More →

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