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Integrating policy and science for global sustainability Bringing scientists from across the Americas together, the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) created a professional seminar series to focus on sustainability across N (More)
Designing game-based science assessment for elementary classrooms As digital game-based assessments become increasingly popular, balancing the need for educational content, rigorous assessment, and entertainment is critical. Computer games are b (More)
Almost 10 per cent of Canadian 15-year-olds do not have the science proficiency level required to participate fully in society Man-Wai Chu, University of Calgary Canada’s recent results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (More)
"We see a lot of development in the students throughout the week... they get a lot of feedback because everything is laid out for them" - Dr. Brandon Karchewski Background Dr. Brandon Karchewski, along with several other colleagues (K. Innanen, R (More)
Continuous Process of Assessment  “A big part of my lectures is ‘cheerleading’ to convince the students to spend time working on the course…Much of the deeper learning happens when they actually sit down in front of a computer and write pro (More)
Authentic Learning Experiences  “Students can bring together a huge number of the things they have learned throughout their undergraduate program to produce one piece of software that they can be really proud of and that they can show off when tr (More)
Balancing Formative and Summative Assessment “I try to keep things as low stakes as possible, so they have the opportunity to try and to get things wrong” - Dr. Jason Donev Background Dr. Jason Donev is a Senior Instructor in the department of (More)
Professional Development “The biggest thing that I do to make sure my assessment methods are fair, especially in larger, first year classes, is train the TAs” - Dr. Jason Donev Background Many undergraduate classes rely on the use of graduate (More)
Fostering Confidence Through Assessment “This grading scheme removed a ton of anxiety and stress about all the little things that I don’t want students stressing about.” - Dr. Kyla Flanagan Background Kyla Flanagan teaches SCIE 511/CMCL 507: (More)
Culture Shift in Assessment “It’s a really powerful assessment tool because they’re doing a lot of learning from the assessment.” - Dr. Kyla Flanagan Background How do you make second year university students excited about BioStatistics? T (More)
Creatively engaging students in a school science conference A research chat with EdD graduate David Carlgren Tell us about your research project. My study explored the gap between the science that is conducted in K-12 classrooms and that perf (More)
Indigenous communities lead the way in renewable energy developments and partnerships Indigenous communities are increasingly becoming leaders in clean and renewable energy projects across Canada. Often reflective of Indigenous cultural and enviro (More)
I've recently got this request.  As there is no way to do that in D2L, at least for now, I am sharing with you my solution. Let me know if you have a better idea or something similar happened to you.     (More)
Here is a cool device that instantly turns any TV or projector into a giant interactive whiteboard. Learn about the project here ! (More)
Hi!, my name is Laura and I'm a Learning Technologies Coach for Science. Let me tell you about a cool project I've been working on during this Fall semester. The project was meant for first year biology students and consisted on implementing (More)