Spark 2018 Teaching Symposium

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What is Spark?

The goal of the event is to connect with all instructors from across multiple departments and faculties to highlight innovative teaching methods, celebrate teaching excellence, and to explore how we are moving forward as a liberal education institution. We will do this via lectures, panel discussions, round-table discussions and more.

When and Where?

Markin Hall Atrium, University of Lethbridge

April 30th and May 1st


You can RSVP your attendance online right now.

Deadline to RSVP is April 23rd

Schedule Overview

The most up to date schedule can be found online at:

Monday, April 30th

12- 1 PM - Registration and Mingle

1:15 PM - Keynote Address with Dr. Leroy Little Bear

2:30 PM - Concurrent Session One

1) How I Learned to Stop Lecturing and Love the F-Bomb: A Beginner’s Field Report - Aaron Taylor, Oriana Carciente, and Thomas Kazakoff - ROOM M1035

2) A year with Crowdmark - Sean Fitzpatrick - ROOM M1060

3:30 PM - Concurrent Session Two

1) "Teaching Me Back": 25 years of Teaching/Learning with FNMI & Indigenous Students  by Andrea Glover - ROOM M1090

2) Smartphones and Their Impact on Student Learning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Randy Barley - ROOM M1035

4:00 PM - Wine and Cheese

Tuesday, May 1st

9:00 - Concurrent Session 3

1)  Kinetics and Acoustics: How your voice and movement can enhance your teaching topic by Roberto Bello - ROOM M1090

2) Ed Talks: Exploring Pathways to Teaching Excellence - David Slomp - ROOM M1040

3) “Free to Dissent? Reflections on Handling Controversial Matters in Class Discussions.” by Karl Lauderoute - ROOM M1060

10:00 - Concurrent Session 4

1) Supporting Graduate Writing in a Thesis or Dissertation by Robert Runte - ROOM M1040

2) How Group Work Can Inhibit Student Learning and Make Professors and T.A.s Cranky by Harold Jansen and Shanea Nilsson - ROOM M1036

11:00 - Concurrent Session 5

1) Equipping Educators to Tackle Fake News by Emma Black - ROOM M1060

2) “A Critical Reading of Course Evaluations: problems and potential” by Janay Nugent and Jackie Rice - ROOM M1035

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (Markin Hall Atrium)

1:00 - Concurrent Session 6

1) Cooperative and active learning strategies in a post-secondary classroom by Richelle Marynowski - ROOM M1035

2) Not with a whimper but a bang: One way to finish off the semester in a senior class by Jennifer Mather - ROOM M1040

2:00 - Concurrent Session 7

1) The Tricks of the Trade - Facilitating Learning Online (courses, flipped classroom, modules, resources) speakers will include Mark Zieber, Marlo Steed, Sandra Cowan, Lorraine Beaudin, Amandine Pras, Carina Zhu, Joerdis Weilandt - ROOM M1035

2) Considering the practice and purpose of history education. “To what degree does a procedural approach to history education enhance the development of a historical consciousness?” by Aaron Stout - ROOM M1040

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Leroy Little Bear

This year we are honoured to have 2003 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education and 2004 University of Lethbridge Honorary Degree Recipient Dr. Leroy Little Bear

Photo Credit: Alberta Order of Excellence


You can RSVP your attendance online right now.

Room or Area: 
Markin Hall Atrium


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