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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Presentation by Design

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duration: 3 hours
Location: TBD (North Oshawa campus)
Cost: Free for faculty and staff


Joe Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University. As a teaching professor, Kim is actively involved in all aspects of the scholarship of teaching and learning. He coordinates the innovative McMaster Introductory Psychology program which combines traditional lectures with interactive on-line resources and small group tutorials. He also directs the Applied Cognition in Education Lab where his research program aims to understand how cognitive principles such as attention, memory and learning can be applied to develop evidence-based interventions in education and training. With an active interest in curriculum and education, he consults on several policy groups including the Council of Ontario Universities Online Workgroup and the Innovation and Productivity Roundtable for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. 


Think about the ineffective lectures you have sat through as a student, researcher and instructor; lectures that lack organization, clarity, and engagement fail to connect with students. Students stop listening and turn to copying slides verbatim with little critical thinking. Among the many different teaching strategies to consider, improving the organization and design of your PowerPoint slides is something you directly control and will immediately impact student learning. This workshop introduces key design principles, the importance of creating a "story structure", and a practical plan for delivering lectures with a cohesive message.

Please note that registration is limited to 30 participants. Additional registrants will be placed on a waitlist and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis for available spots.

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