Reminder: Day of Reflection April 25

Day of ReflectionA reminder to mark your calendar, and plan to join your colleagues at Day of Reflection, April 25 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.

This year’s event is titled What’s NeXt: Understanding TodaYs Learner, and we will discuss the social, personal and academic traits and preferences our students bring to the college campus and classroom, how these characteristics impact learning, persistence and success, and how we can best help all of our students reach their educational and personal goals across the campus.

The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Dr. Mark Taylor, an educator, consultant and speaker who is on the forefront of transformations in educational practice and workplace management. Dr. Taylor has worked with over 500 organizations, businesses and schools in 47 states, and in Canada, made presentations at regional and national events, and published in professional journals including his recent articles on “Teaching Generation NeXt”.  He has consulted with business clients like 20th Century Fox Motion Pictures, Wal-Mart, FEMA and the U.S. Army.

A special feature this year: Day of Reflection will be followed by a special afternoon workshop titled “Teaching Today’s Learners.” This interactive, hands-on workshop will explore a model of learning based on increasing both student activity and leveraging available technologies to improve instructional efficiency and effectiveness. An instructional model and methods to increase students’ responsibility for their own learning, personal ownership of class goals and student success in reaching meaningful learning and developmental goals will be demonstrated with immediately applicable techniques appropriate and effective with all learners.

Day of Reflection Details:

  • Doors open at 7:45 a.m., program starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • A light breakfast/refreshments will be available.
  • Please wear your nametag.
  • Help SAC’s food drive by bringing a non-perishable food item. In particular, they are looking for pasta and sauce, soups, rice, cereal, toiletries and canned vegetables.
  • Help us reduce the use of disposable cups — bring a refillable beverage container.
  • Once again, NC’s Sustainability Committee will calculate the carbon footprint of this year’s event. Staff are encouraged to think green, and find an alternative way to travel to Day of Reflection, whether it’s carpooling, walking or riding a bike.
  • Bring your appetite – the program will end with a fabulous lunch catered by the CFWI.

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