Professional Development

Exploring the Possibilities

Engage in discussion around innovation in the classroom. Join our teaching award winners and faculty who have started to explore innovation in their classroom and those who can help support you on your journey into exploring your teaching and learning environments.

In many ways, the Faculty of Science is a leader in teaching innovation. Of the 12 University of Alberta MOOCs, 11 are from the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Science has more blended learning awards than any other Faculty.

However, like everything else we do, teaching innovation is a constantly moving target. In our first Teaching Professional Development Day, we focused on best practices. In our second, on digital learning. In this Teaching Professional Development Day, we have speakers from across the Faculty showcasing the breadth of teaching innovation that’s possible.

Similarly, as we reflect on our teaching, the importance of evidence informing our practice becomes apparent. After the break, we will look at a brief synopsis of the literature on how students learn science and math, as well as the supports within the Faculty of Science for pursuing scholarly approaches to teaching.