UBC Faculty of Education explores learning innovations with visiting scholars
The Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus is bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students to learn and talk about innovations in teaching and learning in the eighth annual SMARTinEducation Summer Institute in Education.
The weekly series will promote community conversations on current issues in education and explore the theme: Multiple Pathways into Mindful Learning.
"We are delighted to feature esteemed guest speakers from across Canada," says Leyton Schnellert, professional development coordinator in the Faculty of Education. "We want to engage the public in leading-edge topics which promise to provide thoughtful insights and provocative ideas on the future of education in British Columbia."
Each of the Wednesday presentations takes place from 12 to 1 p.m. in Room 0050, Engineering, Management, Education Building, 1137 Alumni Way, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna. The talks are free public events. Paid parking is available.
Featured speakers include:
- July 9
Geoffrey Soloway, health and wellness specialist
Exploring the Praxis of Mindfulness in Education: Teaching, Learning, workplace & Wellbeing
- July 16
Rona Wilinsky, director of mindfulness projects at Passageworks Institute
Five Dimensions of Engaged Leadership
- July 23
Ian Reilly, assistant professor, communication studies, Concordia University
Anatomy of a Media Hoax
- July 30
Ty Binfet, Sabre Cherkowski, Susan Crichton, Margaret Macintyre Latta, UBC Faculty of Education, Okanagan campus
Faculty of Education Panel: Multiple Pathways into Mindful Learning
- August 6
Roderick Allen, assistant deputy minister and superintendent of learning, BC Ministry of Education
Permission to think differently: Innovation in teaching and learning
- August 13
Maureen Dockendorf, superintendent of reading, BC Ministry of Education
The BC Education Story of Transformational Change in the 21st Century: Learners at the Centre of BC Competencies, Curriculum and Assessment
For more information on the speaker series, please visit: education.ok.ubc.ca/programs/sie/Speaker_Series