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Innovations in Agri‑Education Symposium II

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on March 23, 2018 in Events

Members of the Faculty of Agriculture (faculty, staff, and graduate students) are invited to attend the second annual symposium on teaching/learning innovations in Agri-Education. Come learn that colleagues on our campus are doing. It promises to be a stimulating time of both sharing, discussion and PD!!

The morning starts off with coffee (plan to arrive 9:45 to sign in and get your coffee/tea). The day will feature 10 different innovations using a 6 minute ‘snapper’ format. There will be time to allow Q&A and more detailed discussion with the innovators after the presentations. Topics  include the Dal-AC Outdoor Classroom, Farm Centre Learning Exhibit, Youtube instructional videos and much more!

The Dean has graciously agreed to provide a working lunch for the first 50 registrants.

There are 15 spots remaining!  Please register by May 9th.


10:00 Welcome by Dr David Gray, Dean

Short Snappers #1:

10:15 -10:20 Industry Innovation: Bringing Agriculture to a Changing Demographic – Ashley Coffin
10:25-10:30 Farm Centre Exhibit – Jean Lynds
10:35-10:40 Positive Animal Training: The Science of Applied Behaviour Analysis - Lana Bos
10:45-10:50 Dal-AC Outdoor Classroom – Tracey MacKenzie
11:00 -11:05 Alpine Plant Display House – Shannon O’Connor & Simon Benetti

11:05 -11:55 Delving Deeper into the Details (Q&A with the Presenters)
12:00- 12:30 Light Lunch and Conversation; Cox 43

Short Snappers #2:
12:40 -12:45 Facebook Live Streaming – Janine Gray, Sarah Gatti-Yorke
12:50-12:55 Harnessing the Power of Youtube in the university classroom – Travis Esau
1:00-1:05 Use of Brightspace Competency Tool – Joye Sears
1:10-1:15 Problem-based Learning – Lord Abbey
1:20-1:25 Inclusion and Diversity in our Courses – Arthur Stevens

1:30-2:15 Delving Deeper into the Details (Q&A with the afternoon Presenters)
2:15 Wrap-up and next steps

Planning Group: Lori Parsons, Diane Dunlop, Jay Woodworth, Joye Sears, Linda Jack, Nancy Pitts, Sarah Gatti-Yorke