Brock hosting Presidential Symposium on Flexible Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Service-Learning Resource Centre will partner to host the Presidential Symposium on Flexible Teaching and Learning on Monday, Oct. 6.This professional development opportunity is open to the entire Brock community and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pond Inlet. The day will showcase speakers in both the morning and afternoon, with morning discussion focused on online and blended learning.Speakers participating in the morning session include Jeff Stuart, Brock President Jack Lightstone, Dale Bradley, and Camille Rutherford.The afternoon will focus on various aspects of service-learning including engaging students, faculty and community as well as the role of reflective practice in service-learning. The afternoon will feature Mary Beth Raddon, Madelyn Law, Penni LaFleur, and Tim O’Connell.The day will also offer valuable opportunities to deepen the conversation on these topics. Participants wishing to attend are welcome to stay for the full day, or register to participate in the morning or afternoon only.“This forum will offer all members of the Brock community the opportunity to learn more about the innovative pedagogies that many of our instructors have developed and implemented in their courses,” said Anna Lathrop, Brock Vice Provost Teaching and Learning. “We will have a chance to hear about what has worked well, and also, what areas can be improved. I am delighted that the president is hosting and will participate in this inaugural symposium, and that he will be joined by so many outstanding faculty who have first-hand experience in the development and delivery of online, blended and service-learning courses. As Brock continues to prioritize putting students first through outstanding teaching, learning and research contexts, opportunities such as this symposium on flexible teaching and learning will continue to build our institutional capacity and momentum.”For more information about the event and to register, visit the CPI.