The 2016 institute will focus on the diversity in our institutions and classrooms. The continued change and resultant richness of the post secondary sector require an attention to issues of equity and inclusion. Novice and experienced practitioners will have an opportunity to come together for some sessions, as well as work separately, to consider these issues in light of, but not limited to international faculty and students, and learners with increasingly complex needs. To that end, session topics focus on building inclusive curriculum that moves beyond thinking of inclusivity and diversity as additional “add ons” in the design of meaningful learning experiences for students. A website will be created to support this cohort of EDC colleagues for pre-work, articles of interest and ongoing dialogue. We look forward to welcoming you and working together to support our community. The 2016 EDC Institute schedule with session topics and facilitators is available here.
In addition to contributions from each of our host institutions, we are excited to welcome contributions from Frederic Fovet (UPEI, UDL & Inclusion Consultant) and Jess Mitchell (Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD)!
The Institute's website, which will provide attendees with full descriptions, facilitator bios, learning resources, and more, can be located here (http://www.edcinstitute2016.ca).
We look forward to meeting and to working with you soon!
Please note that the EDC Institute is committed to facilitating an inclusive learning experience. If you require accommodations or have any dietary needs that might affect your experience at the conference, please send an email to email@example.com.