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Technologist Module: A Capstone Reflection

This post is in response to the reflection piece in the Technologist module of Ontario Extend. My role as a Curriculum Designer in our Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub is to support new and existing faculty by providing sessions and workshops that allow faculty to learn about and incorporate pedagogy into their current teaching practice. … Continue reading Technologist Module: A Capstone Reflection

All We Need is a Little Empathy

This blog post is a response for the Ontario Extend Technologist module. " You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird When I first started my empathy map, I … Continue reading All We Need is a Little Empathy

My SOTL Plan for Group Work

This blog post is in response to Ontario Extend module for Scholar. What resonates with you about the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)? “syllabus as hypothesis” - I like this analogy because many new faculty that I meet during orientation week have a difficult time creating a syllabus with the end in mind. I … Continue reading My SOTL Plan for Group Work

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What exactly is content curation?

I have always prided myself on the ability to curate content but I now realize that I was just simply collecting content. By collecting, I just gathered a bunch of stuff and housed it on my computer. On the other hand, curation is when you handpick content using a certain lens/perspective and add your own voice to it in order to bring value to that collection of seemingly random things. Then, you share it to be consumed by others.

Cultivating my PLN Garden

I have always loved learning from my colleagues and other educators. I loved attending PD Day activities with my school board. I love going to conferences and participating in workshops or webinars. I love taking courses and learning new things. Look up lifelong learner in the dictionary and you'll see my name!  However, when I … Continue reading Cultivating my PLN Garden

The Value of Collaborative Project Planning

The Project - May/June PD Blitz One of the major projects I was a part of last year was our Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub's May/June PD blitz. To give you some context, up until a year or so ago we didn't have a formal teaching and learning centre at our college; we were just … Continue reading The Value of Collaborative Project Planning

It’s Official — I’m an Empowered Educator! Ontario Extend Badges

It's official -- I've completed all the Ontario Extend modules to become an Empowered Educator! Ontario Extend Badges

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It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)

This is my reflection for the module 'Experimenter' for Ontario Extend. I completed these three daily extends (although they weren't necessarily in the list on the OE Experimenter module): Do you or does someone you know teach a course that requires a textbook? Have you made sure that there isn’t a nice, high quality, free, open … Continue reading It’s Alive!! (OE Experimenter Module Reflection)

Curating Content using OER

This post is a response to the Ontario Extend Curator Module Extend Activity. Finding the right OER to curate content for your course reminds me of shopping at Winners. You have to have patience to wade through all of the items, and if you are patient enough you might just find the perfect article of … Continue reading Curating Content using OER

Finding The Perfect Image

This is a post in response to the Extend Activity 1 in the Curator Module of Ontario Extend. Finding the perfect image isn't easy, and a layer of complexity is added when searching for creative commons images. A few years ago I might use an image I found in a Google search because it is … Continue reading Finding The Perfect Image