Winter Faculty PD Day – Feb 27th, 2020

Faculty PD Day Registration

Join us for a full day of professional development in the Global Classroom (CFCE145) at the Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE) on Thursday, February 27, 2020. You will have an opportunity to network with your colleagues and learn new strategies that you can incorporate into your classrooms! A boxed lunch is provided for all registrants.


Stick around in-between session breaks, for lunch, and at the end of the day for a chance* to receive one of our giveaways, including:

*To win one of our giveaways, you must be present and physically in the Global Classroom when your name is announced.


Fill out the form on this page or open the registration form in a new window.

We are hope to see you there!

Check out our Winter Faculty PD Learning Schedule

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Learning Schedule
Thursday February 27, 2020 • 8:30am – 3:30pm
Time Session Title and Description Room
8:30 - 8:50

Registration and Coffee

CFCE – Foyer


Dr. Elaine Popp
Vice President, Academic

CFCE 145
9 - 11

The Self-Reg view of why so many college students are struggling, and what we can do to help

Dr. Stuart Shanker
Psychologist and York University Professor

Dr. Stuart Shanker is the founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute and a research professor emeritus at York University. He is an acclaimed author and international speaker known for being Canada’s leading expert in psychophysiological theory of self-regulation.

With recent advances in developmental neuroscience, attitudes toward maximizing the educational potential of every student are dramatically shifting. Research shows that the better students can self-regulate, the more likely they are to master more complex skills and concepts.

But what is self-regulation exactly? How does it develop and why do some students struggle with it more than others? Most importantly, what can we as teachers, parents, and caregivers do to better facilitate its development?

CFCE 145
11 - 11:10

Coffee Break and Treats

Breakout Session: 11:10 - 12

Building Hope Through Bibliotherapy

Jennine Agnew-Kata
Executive Director of the Literacy Network of Durham Region

Bibliotherapy is the use of the written word to promote connectedness and reduce loneliness and isolation. This session will provide an overview of the bibliotherapy model, various implementation approaches and current local delivery.

CFCE 117
Breakout Session: 11:10 - 12

The Truth and Reconciliation of Land Acknowledgements

Julie Pigeon and Michelle Majeed
DC Indigenous Coach and Curriculum & Instructional Consultant

In this session, we will focus on one classroom practice that can support Indigenization efforts, the incorporation of a Land Acknowledgement. As part of this session, we will watch “Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagiig Treaties”, a film documenting the various local treaties that exist. We will then review the Durham College Land Acknowledgement, analyse its elements, and learn how to create a meaningful land acknowledgement by making a personal commitment to the land where we learn, live and teach.

CFCE 118
Breakout Session: 11:10 - 12

Introduction to Applied Research: Faculty Led Panel

Nicole Doyle, Professor, School of JES
David Smith, Professor, School of IS
Lorraine Closs, Professor, School of HCS
Ruba Al Omari, Professor, School of BITM

Are you curious about research? Not sure where to start? In this session, you will hear from researchers who will talk about how their research projects started and how they have evolved over time. Regardless of the topic, a research project needs to start somewhere and this session will help you see the research potential that is present in your everyday work. You will also hear about the variety of supports available to you if you wish to embark on a research project.

CFCE 116
12:10 - 1

Lunch and Learn Marketplace

Stay for a boxed lunch and wander around our learning marketplace for an opportunity to attend some express PD sessions with your colleagues. Have a chance to learn new approaches you can apply in the classroom as you network with your colleagues.

  • Access and Support Centre
    The Access and Support Centre provides a variety of services to support students in barrier reduction and to optimize learning opportunities for academic success.
  • Office of Diversity Inclusion and Transition
    Engaging with faculty around best practices to support presentation anxiety
  • Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Learn about Applied Research, or
    • Institutional Research
  • Global Classroom Lunch & Learn
    IT Services will be running mini-sessions at 12:15 and 12:30 right in the Global Class
    Come and see how you can use the technology in the Global Class to engage your students.
  • Riipen
    Riipen is an online platform that helps faculty connect to industry partners for in-class projects that match students' learning outcomes. Want to see if Riipen can be used in your class to support experiential learning? Pop by to chat with Amanda Brown (DC Experiential Learning Manager) and Nick Dolan (Riipen)
  • Centre for Academic and Faculty Enrichment (CAFE)
    Microsoft Office 365 Demonstration with CAFE eLearning
    Want to see some Office365 tools in action? CAFE will be on site to demonstrate some new PowerPoint features including new tools such as Teams and Planner to optimize collaboration and manage team projects!
  • Student Academic Learning Services
    SALS, your academic support partner in student success.
  • Library Services
    Discover how to best utilize library resources for teaching, research, and student support. You will learn what resources and information the library offers, from 3D printing to electronic journal access to subject specialist information professionals, and how to use them.
  • Career Development and Co-operative Education
  • International Education Office
    Supports and services for faculty to engage international students
CFCE – Foyer
1:10 - 3

5 reasons your students aren’t showing up to class

Heather Harrison and Amy Roosenboom
DC Professors from the School of Health & Community Services

Are you noticing a few or more students who aren’t coming to or engaging in your classes? Heather Harrison and Amy Roosenboom will help you uncover the five basic needs that explain why your students come to your classes and why they don’t.

Learn a new process for supporting your students’ self-evaluation as a pathway to effectively helping them achieve what they want out of their school experience. Identify strategies that establish strong professional relationships between students, co-workers and managers that result in need-nourishing teaching and learning experiences.

In this practical session, Heather and Amy use theories of behaviour-change and motivational interviewing to create an environment contributive to quality interpersonal interactions.

CFCE 145
3 - 3:30

Thank You

Dr. Jean Choi
Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Program Quality

CFCE 145