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Monday, April 6, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

NOTE: At the Centre for Teaching Excellence, we continue to monitor the current coronavirus situation described on the UWaterloo Coronavirus website. To be consistent with health protocols, for this workshop, we will be sharing resources in an alternate format. 

Facilitator: Katherine Lithgow (Centre for Teaching Excellence)

Location: Online


Presenters: Melissa Shaquid Pirie Cross, Implementation Specialist, PebblePad. Sonja Taylor, Faculty Coordinator of the Senior Inquiry Program, University Studies, PSU. Candyce Reynolds, Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, PSU

About the Webinar: 

Students today are often deeply engaged in various forms of online communities through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. While educators often see this as a distraction, social media can be a space where students can cultivate and refine their critical thinking, and can also become a site for civic engagement. Recognizing this space and extending it can be seen as the development of folio thinking, a reflective practice necessary for the creation of effective eportfolios. The presenters will talk about how students are already engaged in the process of critical thinking and integration using social media, and the webinar will share practices that have been effective in supporting students to make the connection between their personal and academic digital spaces.


Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (cte@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (ext. 33857) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.