2016 Fall Meeting

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The Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is proud to host the 2016 COED Fall Meeting (Register Now) on Friday, November 11, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm with a Curriculum Development Working Group Meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm.

COED Fall Meeting Details

Friday, November 11, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Schatz Hall at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

When you arrive, please check-in at the COED Registration Desk. The desk will be open from 9:30 am on Friday, November 11, 2016.

AGENDA: COED Fall Meeting, November 11, 10 am to 4 pm

  •  9:30 to 10:00 Registration & Breakfast
  • 10 to 10:10 Welcoming Remarks
  • 10:10 to 10:25 The Year in COED
  • 10:25 to 10:55 Updates (ETC, COU, EDC)
  • 10:55 to 11:10 Moment of Silence / Refreshment break
  • 11:10 to 12:00 Predictably Unpredictable – Effectively navigating and resourcing emerging demands in ED work
  • 12:00 to 1:30 Lunch & Tours of Michener Learning Spaces
  • 1:30 to 2:30 Key Priorities Conversation
  • 2:30 to 3:30 Simulation Workshop & Cracker Barrel Sessions
  • 3:30 to 3:45 Refreshment Break
  • 3:45 to 4:00 Closing Remarks

Curriculum Working Group Meeting Details

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 10 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Schatz Hall at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

AGENDA: Curriculum Working Group Meeting, November 10, 10 am to 4:30 pm

  •  9:00 to 10:00 Registration; Morning Refreshments
  • 10:00 to 12:00 Working with data, administration, and on implementation after program review: Lessons learned and insights going forward
  • 12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 to 2:00 Informal discussion: Sharing of relevant literature and newly developed tools and resources.
  • 2:00 to 2:45 Brainstorming possible collaborative curriculum projects
  • 2:45 to 3:00 Break
  • 3:00 to 4:30 Continued group project discussion/work

Registration Details

Register on our event page. Click the “Tickets” button in the top right corner, select the ticket you would like and click “Checkout”. You will be redirected to a secure payment page where you will be asked to provide some registration information about yourself. Payment is accepted in the form of VISA, MasterCard and AMEX via the event page.

Registration closes Friday, November 4, 2016, at 5 pm.

Due to the capacity of the venue, participation at the COED Fall meeting on November 11, 2016, has been capped at 70. If we have reached maximal registration, you can email clied@michener.ca to be added to a waiting list.

Fees and Payments

COED Fall Meeting: Friday, November 11, 2016 | $50.00 / person

Curriculum Working Group: Thursday, November 10, 2016 | $35.00 / person

Payment must be received via the event page and can be made with VISA, MasterCard or AMEX. Electronic receipts are automatically emailed to registrants when payment is confirmed. Please note that we are unable to process cheques or cash payments on the day of the event.

If online payment by debit or credit card presents a challenge for you, please contact clied@michener.ca for troubleshooting support.


Your registration each day includes refreshment/snack breaks and lunch.

Directions and Parking

Directions to the Michener Institute of Education at UHN, located at 222 St. Patrick Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1V4 are accessible on our website. The easiest means of reaching Michener are:

Public Transit (TTC). We’re a short walk northwest of St. Patrick station, on the University subway line, or you can take the College or Dundas streetcars and exit at McCaul Street.

GO Transit. If you’re coming from outside Toronto, take the GO train to Union Station then take the University subway line north to St. Patrick station.

Parking. Unfortunately, parking is not available on campus, but privately owned pay parking lots are located nearby. Please follow this link for more details: Parking nearby Michener


If you wish to stay overnight in Toronto, you have a range of options available to you nearby The Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Please follow this link for more details: Hotels nearby Michener.

COED Fall Meeting Summary

The members of COED gathered on November 11, 2016, at the Michener Institute in downtown Toronto for our annual fall meeting. Our colleagues at Michener were wonderful hosts – spoiling us with great food, guided tours and a great gathering space featuring incredible views of the city.

Forty-four colleagues from our colleges and universities gathered to reflect on the activities of the council over the past year, mark Remembrance Day together, hear updates from the Educational Developers’ Caucus, the Educational Technologies Committee, the Ontario Universities’ Council on eLearning and the Council of Ontario Universities, as well as participate in reflective conversations about some of the change forces that have been influencing our work over the last year.

In the afternoon, we focused our conversations on our key priorities for COED in the year ahead and enjoyed wonderful opportunities to share wisdom, resources and ideas related to topics of shared interest and discussed the ways in which we are responding to the growing demands being placed upon our centres and reflect upon our diverse centre activities. With gratitude for the generosity of our hosts at the Michener Institute, members of COED were also able to tour the allied health sciences simulation labs at Michener and participate in simulation workshops to learn more about how the faculty at Michener teach in their unique spaces using simulations. It is a unique educational institution in the province and it was a real treat to learn more about how teaching and learning are happening there.

The Annual Fall Meeting also marks the transition in the Executive roles of the Council of Ontario Educational Developers. Gavan Watson ended his three-year term on the Executive having made numerous contributions to our group. Natasha Hannon and Mary Wilson assumed the roles of past-Chairs for the coming year and we welcomed Beata Pawlowska as our incoming Chair. We were also happy to announce the results of the recent executive election, with Mandy Frake-Mistak & Natasha May being elected to the role of co-chairs, elect. Please do send them your congratulations if you were unable to attend this year’s annual fall meeting. We would also like to thank Joe Lipsett (OCADU) for his willingness to stand for election. Finally, thanks to the work of the COED nomination committee in organizing the election process: Samah Sabra (Carleton University), Klodiana Kolomitro (Queens University) and Gavan Watson (Western University).

Thanks to the thoughtful organization and facilitation provided by Jovan Groen from the University of Ottawa and Paola Borin from Ryerson University, on November 10, seventeen members of the Curriculum Working Group spent the day together discussing matters ranging from the state of implementation of outcomes-based curriculum, curriculum alignment, curriculum mapping and techniques for facilitating curriculum improvements through program cyclical review as well as other continuous improvement efforts underway at our institutions. We shared resources and methods that we have found to be valuable and we were able to get three projects underway that will bring benefits to all who work to support good curriculum design, development, review and renewal processes.

We look forward to seeing you at future meetings, as well as at upcoming COED lunch & learn webinars and our second annual summer COED.

Best regards,
COED Executive

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