Learning & Teaching Symposium


Using Sightlines to Strengthen the Learning Environment

Keynote Summary
Monday, May 8, 2017, 10:00am – 11:15am, Bosa Studio A

The learning and teaching landscape within classrooms at Capilano has much in common with the sea to sky landscape outside those classroom windows: multiple vantage points. How can those sightlines be accessed and used to bring learning in sight? What potential is there for these insights to enrich the existing strong teaching practices at Capilano University?

Workshop – What Does it Mean to “Learn” in the Content You Teach? Exploring an Unexpected Answer

Workshop Summary
Monday, May 8, 2017, 1:15pm – 2:15pm, LB 322 (40 seats max)

How we learn as teachers of a subject is one of the resources we draw on in making teaching decisions that we expect to impact student learning. This workshop will engage participants in examining that sightline and its implications for framing the learning environment.

Arthur De Jong

Linda K. Shadiow, PhD

Northern Arizona University

Linda K. Shadiow started her career at Montana State University in Bozeman and after a distinguished career as Professor of Educational Foundations and English at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, she created a Faculty Development program and over 10 years turned it into a thriving resource that provided community, support networks, development opportunities, and a rich web of resources for faculty and staff.  In recognition of her accomplishments, NAU created the Linda Shadiow Award for Transformation.  She writes for Faculty Focus  and the Teaching Professor and was an Advisory Board Member for the Teaching Professor Conference between 2014 and 2016.  Her book What Our Stories Teach Us: A Guide to Critical Reflection for College Faculty maps out avenues leading to deeper understandings of teaching by linking our classroom stories to professional growth in teaching.  She is currently a Northern Arizona University Professor Emerita and consults across the United States.