Schedule at a Glance: Thursday, May 5


8:00 – 8:45

Arrival and Registration (Breakfast)

9:00 – 10:00

Opening Keynote: Exploring Our Ways of Knowing
Presenter: Pamela Toulouse Associate Professor of Education, Laurentian University & 3M National Teaching Fellow      

10:00 – 10:15

Movement to Concurrent Workshops I

10:15 – 11:15

Concurrent Workshops I - Choice of 1 Workshop

1A. What Were We Afraid Of? Peer Observation for Reflective Practice

Presenters: Les Barclay, International Education; Louis Mattar, Sport, Health & Physical Education; Rachel Moll, Education; Tim Stokes, Earth Sciences; Bryan Webber, Management. Presenters are members of VIU’s Council for Teaching and Learning Excellence


1B. How to Create Deep Learning Through Experiential Education

Presenters: Nattalle Tessier, Selena Martin, David Woodward and John Woychuk, Centre for Experiential Learning, Internship Coordinators, VIU


1C. The Tourism Industry and use of EQ and Net Promoter Score

Presenter: Kailee Penner, Senior Researcher, Research, Planning + Evaluation, Destination BC


1D. Mark it up! An Experiment in Community Engagement, Curriculum Delivery and Student Learning

Presenters: Carleigh Randall, Marketing, VIU & Samanauz Dashti, Post Degree Diploma in Business, VIU


1E. Supporting Persistence Among Aboriginal Learners Combining Place, Community Building and Experiential Learning

Presenters: Nicole Vaugeois, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development; Rob Ferguson, Recreation and Tourism Management, VIU


1F. Empathy & Experimentation: a Creative, Human-Centred Approach to Teaching & Learning

Presenter: Jackie Kelly, Art and Design, VIU

11:15 – 11:30

Movement to Concurrent Workshops II

11:30 – 12:30

Concurrent Workshops II -Choice of 1 Workshop

2A. Indigenous Presence in Our Institutions

Presenter: Pamela Toulouse, Associate Professor of Education, Laurentian University & 3M National Teaching Fellow  


2B. When Two Worlds Collide: Two Twisted TBL Case Studies 

Presenter: Jamie Noakes, Experiential Learning Coordinator and Instructor, Centre for Experiential Learning and Hospitality Management, VIU


2C. Bob Dylan Got It Wrong: The Times are Not a-Changin’ in the Classroom of the Mind

Presenter: David Robinson, Recreation and Tourism Management, VIU


2D.  Building Networking Skills Through Business Community Events 

Presenter: John Predyk, Recreation and Tourism Management, VIU


2E. Peer-Supported Learning: A Valuable Tool for Student Success and Retention

Presenter: Shelley-Anne Gajda, Recreation and Tourism Management, VIU

2F. Open Textbooks and OER in B.C.: How you Can Get Involved

Presenters: Lauri Aesoph, Manager, Open Education, BCcampus and Jessie Key, Chemistry, VIU

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 4:30

Nanaimo Visitor Experiences: Choose from a variety of visitor experiences within the City of Nanaimo particularly designed for BEAC-TEC delegates.

PLEASE NOTE: Additional fees may be required. For more information and registration please visit BEAC-TEC 2016.

1:30 – 1:45

Movement to Teaching Slams

1:45 – 3:15
















Teaching Slams - Attend to See All Slams

TS1. Class Discussion by Post-it Note: Increasing International Student Participation 
Presenter: Mackenzie Sillem,International Education Coordinator, International Student Retention, VIU
Sillem Slam Handout.pdf

TS2. 7 Minutes: 7 Steps to Student Success
Presenter: Denise Hook, Learning Strategist, Student Affairs, VIU
Hook Slam Handout.pdf

TS3. From Page to Stage: Closer Reading of a Hemingway Short Story
Presenter: Steve Lane, Provost’s Office and English, VIU
Lane Slam Handout.pdf

TS4. Decision Driven Activities
Presenter: Nancy Pagé, Art and Design, VIU
Page Slam Handout.pdf

TS5. The Poor Pay More: An Activity to Challenge Assumptions about Poverty
Presenter: Jen Wrye, Humanities and Social Sciences, North Island College
Wrye Slam Handout.pdf

TS6. Learning Kit Assignments – Still Relevant After Thirty Years!
Presenter: Gord Buzzard, Chair, Academic and Career Preparation, VIU
Buzzard Slam Handout.pdf

TS7.Getting out of the Way - The Difficulty I had Removing the Teaching Spotlight from Myself
Presenter: Lynda Robinson, Centre for Experiential Learning, Co-operative Education, VIU 
Robinson Slam Handout.pdf

TS8. How to use the ‘Must Post First’ Setting in Blackboard Learn or D2L
Presenter: Jeannette Gingras, Applied Business Technology Faculty, North Island College
Gingras Slam Handout.pdf

TS9. Every Point Matters
Presenters: Allyson Rozell, Dept. Chair and Judy Bicep, Mathematics, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Rozell Slam Handout.pdf

3:15 – 3:30

Movement to Concurrent Workshops III

3:30 – 4:30






Concurrent Workshops III - Choose 1 Workshop

3A. Interact & Engage Students with Real Time Assessments, for Real Results

Presenter: Jeff Monger, Senior Technology Consultant, Turning Technologies


3B. Quality by Design: Indicators for Quality Online Learning

Presenters: Carl Butterworth, Michael Paskevicius and Stephanie Boychuk, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, VIU


3C. Flipping Out! Not You… The Class!

Presenters: Piera Jung, Nursing; Rosemary Holley, Dental Assistant Program; Rita Alton, Academic and Career Prep (Science); and Sasha Koerbler, Music. Presenters are members of the VIU Council for Learning and Teaching Excellence.

3D. Fee, Fi, Fo, Sum: Slaying the Giant that is Program Evaluation
and Review         

Presenter: Carmen Lavoie, Social Work, VIU


3E. Blogging in WordPress: Quick Guide to Success

Presenters: Christine Nehring and Mary Higgins, Applied Business Technology, University of Fraser Valley

4:30 – 4:45

Movement to Plenary Session

4:45 – 5:15

Summary Plenary Session

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Banquet followed by Guest Speaker: Eric Pateman 
Banquet and speaker available by ticket only. One ticket is included in registration for BEAC-TEC participants.  If you have not paid a fee, please visit the BEAC-TEC 2016 Events Registration site and choose the banquet option.

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