All Instructors and Staff

During this session, Jason Thistlethwaite will lead us through the Northern Gateway Pipeline negotiation simulation. Participating in the simulation and the subsequent discussion is an opportunity for you to consider how you might integrate simulations into your courses, perhaps even this simulation, to provide an engaging active learning experience to your own students.

This session is part of The Integrative and Experiential Learning Series.

The flipped classroom is a type of blended course where the first encounter with course content and concepts occurs outside the classroom (e.g., via recorded lectures, guided readings, etc.) and the in-person time is used to practice and deepen learning via active learning strategies (e.g., discussions, problem solving, etc.). This workshop will present examples of flipped courses from Waterloo instructors and identify how flipping a classroom, in part or in whole, can enhance a blended course design that increases students' engagement and learning. Participants will design a flipped class element and have an opportunity to receive feedback from facilitators and colleagues.


Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he’s a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he’s sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he’ll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he’s led as a northern Ojibway, with all its joys and sorrows.