A changing mindset sees new possibilities

York University Educational Developer Genevieve Maheux-Pelletier considers her dual role as a professor and educational developer, what she has learned and how she is implementing that learning to enrich her teaching practice and the student experience. Key to her learning is understanding that courage to take action and embrace change is important.

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York U’s Teaching Commons creates inaugural eLearning “Community of Practice” website

York University through its Teaching Commons has taken a leadership role in establishing a new online Community of Practice (CoP) website for educational developers and professionals specializing in eLearning. The Ontario eTeaching & eLearning CoP website is the first in province to offer a place to share best practices, observations and perspectives in eLearning and eTeaching.

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Call for proposals: Teaching in Focus Conference

The Teaching Commons is busy planning the fifth Teaching in Focus Conference, which will take place on May 17 and 18 at the Keele campus. This year, there is the option to submit a proposal for an interactive session, a panel discussion, or a poster presentation. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, Feb. 17.

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Open Your Mind: A Q&A with York PhD candidate Vivian Stamatopoulos

Open Your Mind is a series offering insight into the different ways York University professors, researchers and graduate students champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Today’s spotlight is on Vivian Stamatopoulos, a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Stamatopoulos, the recipient of a President’s University-wide Teaching Award, is exploring the experience of children and youth who are unpaid caregivers.

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