Connect and Share

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We want to connect with you! Teaching and Learning offers two communities of practice, where you can connect, learn and grow with colleagues at the college.

Best Practices in Teaching

Are you interested in connecting with your colleagues to share ideas about how to enhance your teaching practice? Do you want to learn about different strategies that could help get your students more engaged in their learning? Do you have questions about how to better manage your classroom, or introduce more authentic assessments? If so, you’re in luck.

Teachers talking teaching.
Source: Conestoga Teaching and Learning, 2019

Teaching and Learning has launched the Best Practices in Teaching team in Microsoft Teams, dedicated to all things teaching and learning. Connect with colleagues in and beyond your program who are interested in creating effective learning environments for their students, whether it be face-to-face, blended, remote, or HyFlex. In this space, faculty are encouraged to ask questions, discuss ideas, share experiences, and nurture each other’s professional growth. Discussions already underway include:

  • Active learning and instructional strategies
  • Assessments
  • Course and lesson planning
  • Remote delivery
  • Resources and materials
  • Student engagement

Supported by Conestoga’s Teaching and Learning Consultants, we will look to collectively enhance our teaching practice by exploring practical and evidence-based solutions to common questions, challenges, and situations.

Tech For Teaching Team

Are you interested in connecting with your colleagues to share ideas about enhancing your practice with appropriate technologies? Do you want to learn about new apps and services, in addition to larger scale ways to incorporate relevant tech across your planning? Do you have questions about better supporting and engaging students with technologies?

This team is especially geared to those who might want to troubleshoot, connect and share with other educators – we only talk about tech in the context of teaching. Supported by key members of the college community, educators gather here to share ideas and tidbits on:

  • Teaching within Teams or Zoom;
  • The H5P Studio;
  • Creating and sharing videos;
  • Presentation apps;
  • Polling apps;
  • Pressbooks EDU;
  • and more.

Bring your curiosity, your questions, your tips and join a community of like-minded faculty seeking to share and grow together into tech-enabled learning.