Jason Thompson is the new CTE Liaison for the Faculty of Science. Jason comes to us from the University of Guelph where he worked for ten years in their teaching and learning unit, OpenEd, as Instructional Technology Specialist providing support and advice to faculty regarding teaching strategies, learning activities, course design, assessment methods, instructional innovations, and the integration of appropriate and effective learning technologies in their face-to-face courses. He has his BSc from the University of Guelph in Environmental Biology and a B.Ed from Queen’s University. Those that work with Jason discover his pedagogy-first approach and his enthusiasm for the learning process.
Jason helps instructors with teaching and learning and the effective use of technology in their courses. As Liaison, Jason also works closely with the Science Teaching Fellows to facilitate the uptake of teaching and learning initiatives established by CTE and the Teaching Fellows in the Faculty of Science emphasizing blended learning, course design and learning technologies when warranted. His role also involves serving as guide for instructors to access other CTE resources.