Fall 2023 / October 27

GenAI Academic PD Day is on Friday, October 27, 2023

GenAI Academic PD Day. October 27, 2023

Join us in-person for this single track PD opportunity to learn all about generative AI. Engage and connect with your colleagues on a day of sharing, discovery, and socializing! Details will be shared via a future issue of the CTL Monthly, across our social media channels, ICE, and right on this page of the CTL website.

External photo of bus loop at the Gordon Willey building at Durham College Oshawa campus

Event details

GenAI Academic PD Day

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE)

Registration is open

Hurry! Registration closes October 20, 2023.

Call for Proposals

We want YOU to be part of the next Academic PD Day! We are looking for faculty members to share how they are using GenAI in teaching and learning. Feel free to share your lessons learned, innovative approaches to teaching, new learning, authentic assessments, and more!

Be A part of Academic PD Day!

Interested? Choose from a standard 45-minute session, a 20-minute rapid fire session, or a poster presentation!

Alternatively, you can open this form in a new window.

View the schedule


Share your thoughts!

Provide Academic PD Day Feedback

Opening Keynote

Harnessing the Power of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning

Join Dr. Alec Couros as he explores the potential and implications of using generative AI, such as ChatGPT, in teaching & learning. This engaging keynote presentation will provide faculty with the tools, resources, and ideas needed to better understand and embrace AI in the classroom. With a focus on rethinking traditional approaches to education and transforming the learning experience for students, this keynote is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving field of AI and education.

About Dr. Alec Couros

Photo of Dr. Alec Couros. Dr. Alec Couros, a professor of educational technology and media and Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Regina, is internationally recognized as a leader and innovator in areas such as open education, networked learning, digital citizenship, artificial intelligence, and critical media literacy, as is evidenced by the hundreds of workshops and presentations that he has given around the globe. An award-winning educator, his graduate and undergraduate courses have given thousands of teachers the skills and knowledge to transform their pedagogical practice through the thoughtful integration of educational technologies.


8:30 a.m.

Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

8:45 a.m.

Keynote Session /

Harnessing the Power of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning

with Dr. Alec Couros

10 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

A Rapid-Fire Faculty Showcase /

Exploring the Creative Potential in Generative AI

with DC faculty members
A dynamic and engaging Rapid Fire showcase highlighting faculty members who will share their innovative applications of Generative AI in their teaching practice. In this Rapid Fire Discussion, each faculty will showcase their unique use cases, insights, and experiences with Generative AI technologies.

11:15 a.m.

Hands-on Workshop /

Artificial intelligence tools for teaching and Learning*

with Dr. Alec Couros
Join Dr. Alec Couros for a hands-on workshop on AI tools for teaching and learning. Dive straight into the practical applications and insights he's gathered as you come to better understand the possibilities of using generative AI tools to support education planning, instruction, and assessment.

*We recommend attendees bring their laptop/device to participate in this session.

12:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat and Q&A /

GenAI Lunch & Learn*

with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, DC faculty members, and Dr. Alec Couros

*All in-person attendees will have the opportunity to win a GenAI subscription of their choice!

Registration is open

Hurry! Registration closes October 20, 2023.