Spotlights and Drop-Ins (January)

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“What you stay focused on will grow.”

– Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart (2020)

Spotlights are brief, informal 30-minute sessions that focus on a single teaching topic and/or tool. They provide live demonstrations and opportunities to explore and share ideas for supporting student learning.

Drop-ins provide an additional 30 minutes directly following the spotlight sessions for unstructured discussion and opportunities to ask questions, practice with others, and get immediate feedback on any teaching and learning topic or tool.

January Spotlight Topics

See the table below for meeting dates and times on Zoom. Spotlight sessions take place in the first 30 minutes. You may stay for the entire session, or arrive after the spotlight session, to participate in the drop-in.

Zoom Recordings:
Making quick Edits
Zoom Chat:
File sharing, taking questions and more
Shared white boards or documents
Effective Screen Sharing in Zoom
1st week 2nd week3rd week4th week
Wednesday, Jan. 06, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday, Jan. 07, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Friday, Jan. 08, 9:30 AM-10:30AM
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:00PM, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday, Jan. 21, 4:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 4:00PM, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday, Jan. 28, 4:00PM-5:00PM

Contact or join the Teaching at Conestoga community of practice on MS Teams to access the Zoom meeting room for the spotlight sessions.

Elan Paulson

Elan Paulson, PhD, has been an educator in Ontario's higher education system since 2004. Before joining Conestoga as a Teaching and Learning Consultant, Elan was on the executive team at eCampusOntario. She previously served as Program Director and as an instructor in professional education programs at Western University's Faculty of Education. With a Master's in Educational Technology, Elan specializes in technology-enabled and collaborative learning to support diverse learners. She has also conducted research on faculty participation in communities of practice for professional learning and self-care.

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