Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 23 Jun 2017
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia | Nouvelle-Écosse
    • 151

    The 2017 organizing committee is looking forward to welcoming delegates to Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 20 to 23, 2017.  With a population of over 400,000 people, Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and is an educational, cultural, and economic hub of the Maritimes.  The people of Halifax, known as Haligonians, enjoy a great quality of life and have access to a multitude of activities and spaces, ranging from the waterfront warehouses known as the Historical Properties, urban gardens, public squares, and expansive forested parks.

    Weather varies in Halifax, during the month of June the average temperate during the day is around 14°C to 20°C.  Often sunny, but one should always be prepared to take shelter from the rain and wind during late spring, early summer.

    Halifax has something for everyone, while here conference delegates and their guests will have access to the Show your Badge program.  When you show your badge at the participating business, you'll receive VIP offers from restaurants to tours to souvenir shops. Visit the Destination Halifax tab at the top to learn more about this program. 

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 25 Jun 2017
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • 8

    This year’s Institute is offered in a blended format with two online webinars (60-90 minutes) on May 16 and June 1 and an intensive face-to-face (F2F) workshop June 23-25. The F2F workshop will take place at the end of the STLHE conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, beginning at 3pm on the Friday and concluding at 1 pm on the Sunday. The start time of each webinar by time zone is - 10 am Pacific | 12 noon Mountain | 1 pm Eastern | 2 pm Atlantic | 2:30 NFLD.

    What is an educational developer’s portfolio?

    The educational developer’s portfolio (Stanley, 2001; Wright & Miller, 2000) provides a mechanism for educational developers to document, reflect upon, and use as a tool to navigate an educational development career within and across varied institutional and regional contexts. This type of portfolio provides evidence of impact of the work in which individual educational developers engage. It also provides a forum to demonstrate the beliefs and values that guide their practices and approaches to educational development.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the Institute, participants should be able to:

    • explain the similarities and differences between teaching and educational developer portfolios
    • assess their level of knowledge, skills, and attributes for their current career stage;
    • identify areas of growth and sources of professional support for ongoing career development and progression;
    • articulate in writing their educational development philosophy statement
    • describe what they do in their educational development practice, how, and why
    • identify artifacts and potential feedback mechanisms to provide evidence and impact of their practice
    • complete a working draft of their portfolio

    Program Facilitators

    Drawing upon their own personal, professional, and scholarly experiences as well as the tools, resources, and examples found in the first EDC Guide: The Educational Developer’s Portfolio, the facilitators (also four of the Guide authors) will work with participants toward creating a foundation for their portfolios.

    • Dr. Judy Chan, University of British Columbia
    • Dr. Debra Dawson, Western University
    • Dr. Isabeau Iqbal, University of British Columbia
    • Dr. Jeanette McDonald, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Registration Notes

    • $255 per person (minimum 12; maximum of 20)
    • Registration fees include morning and afternoon refreshments, two lunches (June 24 and 25), and all program materials
    • Participants must  have at least one year of experience working in educational development to participate

    Privacy Statement

    • Information collected by means of this registration form will be used for the administration of the EDC Institute only and will be viewed by the EDC Institute facilitators and the STLHE staff. Your personal information will be kept confidential.

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