Upcoming Event

Our Next Academic PD Day is happening in Spring 2024

Spring Academic PD Day

Join us in-person to engage and connect with your colleagues on a day of sharing, discovery, and socializing! Event 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.

Spring Academic PD Day will begin in:

Photo of the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College

Event details

Spring Academic PD Day 🌸

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: The Global Classroom, Centre for Collaborative Education (CFCE)

Registration is NOW closed

Thank you for your interest. While we are at capacity for our keynote and workshop sessions, non-registered attendees are welcome to join any of the breakout sessions available. See you on April 24!

Call for Proposals

We want to celebrate and provide a platform for you to share your best practices, successes, and lessons learned over the last semester! As a follow-up from fall PD Day, we encourage you to submit sessions focused on your trials and tribulations using GenAI in the classroom; however, we are also open to accepting sessions that highlight general teaching, learning and assessment practices at DC. Individual and/or joint (interdisciplinary and cross-departmental) session(s) will be considered.

When completing your proposal, you will be asked to submit a title, short session description, and names of co-presenters (if applicable). The session description you provide will be used in CTL promotional materials for the event, including CTL Monthly and on CTL socials.

Deadline for Submission: Friday, April 12, 2024.

Be A part of Academic PD Day!

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

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Be A part of Academic PD Day!

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

Keynote Spotlight

The CTL is excited to welcome Nidhi Sachdeva, Ph.D to present the keynote and workshop sessions during Spring Academic PD Day!

About Dr. Nidhi Sachdeva

Nidhi Sachdeva is an evidence-informed learning designer, post-secondary educator, researcher, and an educational technology specialist. She is interested in designing and integrating evidence-informed instructional practices using a wide range of educational technology tools including GenAI. Recently, she has been researching this through the notion of microlearning and cognitive science. Nidhi is the co-author of a newsletter called the Science of Learning, which aims to reduce existing gaps between educational research and instructional practice. She is also the chair for the upcoming ResearchEd Toronto conference titled 'Discovering the Science of Learning'.

With almost 20 years of experience developing and facilitating learning content for both face-to-face and online courses within formal higher education, Nidhi is extremely passionate about integrating the Science of Learning in her pedagogical practice. She is currently teaching in the Teacher Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Nidhi will be facilitating the following sessions during Spring Academic PD Day:


Last updated: April 16, 2024 at 2:40 p.m.

🌎 Global Classroom

📸 CFCE 119

1️⃣ CFCE 116

2️⃣ CFCE 117

3️⃣ CFCE 118

[ 🌎 Global Classroom ][ 📸 CFCE 119 ]
[ 1️⃣ CFCE 116 ][ 2️⃣ CFCE 117 ][ 3️⃣ CFCE 118 ]

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

🌎 Welcome & Land Acknowledgement

with Dr. Jean Choi & Amanda Maknyik

9 a.m.

Keynote Session /

🌎 Beyond the Hype: Tangible Ways to Leverage GenAI for Teaching

with Dr. Nidhi Sachdeva

10:30 a.m.

🌎 Break

📸 Headshots with C&M

10:40 a.m.

Morning Breakout Sessions

📸 Headshots with C&M

11:30 a.m.

🌎 Lunch & BodySwaps demo

📸 Headshots with C&M

12:40 p.m.

Workshop /

🌎 Designing Evidence-Informed MicroLearning for Higher Education

with Dr. Nidhi Sachdeva

1:30 p.m.

🌎 Break

📸 Headshots with C&M

1:40 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:30 p.m.

🌎 Giveaways

Registration is open

Hurry! Registration closes April 19, 2024.