FOT SPOTS 5-minute talks by 10 innovative teachers

May 2, 2013 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm
ECHA 2-490, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

The University of Alberta’s annual Festival of Teaching is changing, becoming a year-round celebration of excellence and innovation in teaching.  

The goal is twofold:  

  • first, to open multiple avenues for the U of A community to engage in a broad exploration and discussion of teaching and pedagogical methods, and
  • second, to work in partnership with groups and units across campus to create and augment stimulating events with a pedagogical focus.  

The Festival of Teaching theme for 2013 is “Teaching Moves,” highlighting the action of teaching, and the various ways in which teaching practices and teachers continuously evolve, pushing traditional boundaries while always striving to motivate, inspire, and move students.

May 2, 2013
FOT SPOTS, 5-minute talks by 10 innovative teachers

Spend a fun evening discovering innovative ways to reinvigorate your classroom.  

Ten award-winning instructors have 5 minutes each to show how they put the spark back into their teaching.  

Everyone is welcome.  The event is free but we ask that you please register.

David Barnet: Playfulness, Community and Mutuality: Why Teaching (Theatre) Can Be So Much Fun
Pamela Brett-MacLean: Creating Spaces for Learning  
Richard Field: Nine Doors  
Sarah Forgie: Medutainment: I Dare You Not to Learn Something!  
David Kahane: Epic Pig Butchery and the Work of Teaching  
John Nychka: The First Hour: Ditch that Syllabus  
Olumide Ogundipe: This is what Literature Has to Do with It: I am the Character in the Mirror  
Dalbir Sehmby: X-Treme Teaching: Teach, Cherish, and Connect  
Connie Varnhagen: Learning Outside the Classroom  
Heather Zwicker: Teaching and Learning without Boundaries