Centre for Teaching Excellence



Developing Minds 2019

SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Friday February 15, 2019
Simon Fraser University presents a one-day conference on Critical Reading and Writing. Keynote speakers and experts will present best practices in reading and writing in the classroom. With a focus on the literary arts, roundtable discussions will develop practical strategies and sample lesson plans for the new curriculum in BC secondary schools.

Open to teachers and education professionals, Developing Minds gives delegates an opportunity to share and explore key concepts in teaching critical thinking at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

Conference proceedings from last year’s successful Developing Minds conference, including recordings of presentations and special guest speaker: Peter Ellerton, Founding Director of the Critical Thinking Project, University of Queensland, are now available.

More information available at https://www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking/home.html



the 2019 Cross Border Conference

North Surrey Secondary School
​15945 – 96 ave (corner of 160 St.) Surrey, BC.
Friday Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

They invite teachers, activists and artists from British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington to imagine our classrooms as spaces where joy is the syncopation that sustains the work for justice.

Teachers from British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington will come together to connect across borders in this second cross border social justice conference. Come! Bring your colleagues!

For more information, go to http://crossborderconference.weebly.com/





2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit

SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
April 17, 2019 – April 18, 2019
Join us for the 2019 Cascadia Open Education Summit (replacing the BC Open Textbook Summit in 2019), in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. on April 17 & 18, 2019. This event is co-hosted with our regional colleagues; Lumen Learning, Open Oregon Educational Resources, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). This event is for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research.

Event details:
Day 1 will include 2 keynotes and conference proceedings with presentations, panel presentations, and table talks.

Day 2 is our Day of Action Focused OER Workshops. A series of workshops will be presented (2 hours each) and is intended for people looking for support in achieving the next step in their OER work or initiative.

Heather M. Ross, Educational Development Specialist, University of Saskatchewan and Karen Cangialosi, Professor of Biology, Keene State College

Who should attend?
People engaged in higher ed-focused open education initiatives, including students, faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators, and other campus leaders.

More information available at https://bccampus.ca/event/cascadia-open-education-summit/?instance_id=2692