EDC Institute 2016 has ended

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Tuesday, October 18


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.


Ranya Khan

Professor, Sheridan College

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


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.


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... Read More →

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