2015 Summer Institute

Faculty of Education 2016 Summer Institute

Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9
9:00am - 4:00pm

Alumni, students, teachers, educational leaders, and professors are welcome to join us for this exciting and free event at SFU Surrey Campus. No registration required.

2016 Summer Institute Theme

This years theme "After Grad: The Career and Personal Impacts of Graduate Studies" is intended to explore the following questions:

  • How did your graduate study affect the way you understand your work?
  • How did it affect the way you go about your work?
  • How did it affect your career?
  • How did it affect your worldview and your life in general?
  • What advice do you have for current students as a result of your experience?
  • What advice do you have for SFU?
This is an opportunity for SFU students, faculty and general conference participants to:

  • Experience rich diversity in theory and practice related to teaching, learning, and leadership in both K-12 and post-secondary environments;
  • Network with and learn from both academics and research practitioners in focused and enlivened forum;
  • Review and discuss high quality graduate level research;
  • Improve their practice; and
  • Build stronger relationships with community and stakeholder groups.

 

The Summer Institute uses the hashtag #sfusi2016 for communications on Twitter.

Highlights from the 2016 Summer Institute (slide show)

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 8

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration
  • Location: Mezzanine
9:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote

After Grad: Panel Focus on K–12

Chair: Larry Johson

Panel Members:

  • Beverley Bunker, SFU M.Ed. Alumna
    Primary school teacher
  • Jim Lamond, SFU M.Ed. Alumnus
    Principal, Tamanawis Secondary, Surrey School District
  • Dr. Paula Rosehart, SFU PhD Alumna
    SFU Faculty of Education, Program Coordinator, Field Programs, GDE
  • Annette Rouleau, SFU Faculty of Education PhD candidate
    SFU M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Numeracy Alumna and former K - 12 teacher
  • Room: Theatre, SUR 5280
10:45 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
  • Limp Wrists, Old Maids, and Diabolical Deviants: Stereotypes of Librarians
    This educator shares her own lived experiences and a research project that endeavours to understand how stereotypes of what women do and who they are contribute to low levels of respect for them as women, as librarians and as professionals.
    Presenter(s): Christina Neigel
  • Room: SUR 5360
  • Inclusive Education in a Mainstream Classroom
    How does full inclusion in a mainstream classroom affect the sense of self-esteem for students with low-incidence special needs? This research reports the experience of educators and parents.
    Presenter(s):
    Janesse Boudreau, Deborah Urano
  • Room: SUR 5140
  • Implementation of Character Education Programs
    This study focused on the challenges and successes teachers face when implementing Character Education programs and the factors that contribute to the sustainability of such programs.
    Presenter(s): Claire Burns, Ashley Lesage, Courtenay See
  • Room: SUR 5100
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • “The Self” in and as Research
    This interactive research workshop will introduce participants to self- study of teaching and teacher education practices. Participants will engage with frameworks to examine their self in relation to their practices as educators and as researchers.
    Presenter(s):
    Shawn Bullock, Andrea Santor
  • Room: SUR 5320
  • Creation and Enactment of Shared School Vision
    What conditions are required for the creation and enactment of effective school vision? How do schools with effective shared visions arrive at them and how does school vision become embedded in a school’s day-to-day life?
    Presenter(s): Jaime-Lyn Hugh, Gwen Myles
  • Room: SUR 5060
  • Academia and Practice: worlds apart?
    Do academia and practice feel like two separate worlds? In this interactive session, we will explore our shared experiences as scholar-practitioners and how we may engage in work that brings these two worlds together.
    Presenter(s):
    Meaghan Dougherty, Michelle Penny
  • Room: SUR 5360
   
12:30–1:00 pm Lunch Break
   
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Poster Session
  • Student research posters will be available in the Mezzanine. You are encouraged to view the posters and talk to the students about their research. 
  • Mezzanine
2:00 pm – 3:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
Double Session
  • Making Sense of Qualitative Data
    This workshop is designed for individuals undertaking qualitative research. It offers a space for exploring the philosophical and theoretical backdrop of qualitative inquiry/analysis, and to consider specific analytical strategies and practices applicable to participants’ own research. Graduate students, individuals with prior research experience, as well as researchers undertaking qualitative inquiry for the first time are all welcome to participate.
    Presenter(s): Becky Cox, Michael Ling
  • Room: SUR 5360
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • Assessment by Teachers and by Peers
    This is a shared session focussed on assessment. One researcher examines the factors that affect teachers’ choices about their assessment practices. The other looks at whether peer assessment can be used to deepen student engagement in writing.
    Presenter(s): Amrita Kalsi, Karen Wedel
  • Room: SUR 5100
  • MindUP and a More Self- Regulated Learner
    This session considers whether students’ levels of self-regulation change over the course of a 15-week MindUP mindfulness training program by looking at the experience in two schools with very different populations.
    Presenter(s):
    Norene Campion, Kristen MacDonald
  • Room: SUR 5320
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • Student Perceptions of Honour Roll
    Is the Honour Roll a good idea? This session looks at what students have to say about it. Do they think it is a good way to acknowledge and motivate student achievement? What other ways do they think might be better?
    Presenter(s): Andrea DeSantis
  • Room: SUR 5060
  • A Pedagogical Framework for our Professional Inquiry
    What makes a subject expert a teacher?  Lack of a common understanding of such a fundamental term as “teaching” can result in confusion and miscommunication amongst us, and yet that confusion clearly exists. This session is a response to that problem.
    Presenter(s): Beairsto, Bruce
  • Room: SUR 5140

Saturday, July 9

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration
  • Location: Mezzanine
9:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote

After Grad: Panel Focus on Post-Secondary and Community

Chair: Dr. Dan Laitsch

Panel Members:

  • Lani Beadman, SFU M.Ed. Alumna
    Supervisor at Seabird Island Supported Child Development Program
  • Dr. Charlie Chen, SFU M.Ed. Alumnus
    Palliative care consultant working at the Royal Columbian Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, Department of Medicine
  • Jillian Chisholm, SFU M.Ed. in Educational Leadership: Post-Secondary Alumna
    Works in the nursing field
  • Dr. Tom Roemer, SFU EdD Alumnus
    Vice-President Academic at BCIT and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University
  • Jimmy Yan, SFU M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Justice, Law and Ethics Alumnus
    Project Officer at the Access Pro Bono Society, a free legal aid service

  • Room: Theatre, SUR 2600
10:45 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
  • Publish This?
    Have you wondered whether and how to publish your Masters or Doctoral research? Three panelists, all members of the Faculty of Education, share their perspectives on presenting and publishing, with a focus on opportunities and pitfalls for graduate students.
    Presenter(s):
    Shawn Bullock, Wanda Cassidy, Dan Laitsch
  • Room: SUR 2750
  • The Accidental Academic: Wonders and Wanderings as an SFU ‘Kid’
    This presentation tells my journey through many different academic endeavours and paths at SFU to foster creativity, collaboration and action through dialogue that extends my current research in wellness and professional learning for Teachers in British Columbia.
    Presenter(s): Kat Mulski
  • Room: SUR 2985
  • Tracing the Arc of Humane Education: Children, Spirituality and Death
    In education we shy away from deep questions about those things that give life meaning. This panel explores themes of wholeness and spirituality from childhood education to adult education and end of life. How are these themes addressed, honoured, hidden, or denied?
    Presenter(s):
    Karen Alvarez, Amy Newman, Mark Smith
  • Room: SUR 2980
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • Arts-Based Research: Responding to Silence
    Three doctoral students examine the merits and challenges of using arts-based research to explore the embodiment of both cancer and disability. They share the process of developing collaborative approaches to public dialogue using poetry, visual arts and sound.
    Presenter(s): Renata Aebi, Kelly Leah, Kate McCabe
  • Room: SUR 2740
  • Climbing Mount Ed-verest: Reflections and Lessons from EdD Students
    EdD students discuss the intersect between their research and professional lives, contemplating: Why do individuals embark on a doctoral journey? What motivates them to research on a particular topic? What are some challenges and opportunities they encounter?
    Presenter(s):
    Cristina Eftenaru, Candy Ho
  • Room: SUR 2750
  • Bringing Awareness to Our Own Learning Process
    As teachers and students, we don’t often reflect on our own learning. Participants will share their experiences of learning through guiding questions that foster awareness into our own learning process and could also be with students.
    Presenter(s): Kristen Abeyewardene
  • Room: SUR 2990
   
12:30–1:00 pm Lunch Break
   
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Poster Session
  • Student research posters will be available in the Mezzanine. You are encouraged to view the posters and talk to the students about their research. 
  • Mezzanine
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • A Capacity for Dialogue— One of the Take-Aways from Grad Studies?
    A post-graduate degree can result in increased remuneration, opportunity, power, status, recognition, competence, know-how, self- regulation, insight, knowledge, understanding, efficacy, and individual transformation. Can it also enhance one’s capacity for dialogue?
    Presenter(s):
    Larry Johnson
  • Room: SUR 2990
  • The Happily Ever After? Beyond the M.Ed.
    Have you ever wondered what happens after Convocation? Crossing the stage is thrilling and marks new beginnings. Let’s share our adventures and brainstorm possibilities for the next chapter in our journeys in this interactive workshop!
    Presenter(s):
    Jillian Chisholm, Cristina Eftenaru, Stephen Price, Anna Zima
  • Room: SUR 2740
  • Strengths: Appreciating what students bring
    This panel presentation is situated in vocational bridging programs for immigrants, elementary learning support, and nursing education. We use Case Studies to ask, What are some alternate modes of knowledge creation with these diverse student?
    Presenter(s):
    Alice Chao, Simrat Minhas, Tanis Sawkins
  • Room: SUR 2750
  • I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: A Critical (Re)Mediation
    This session questions the nature of scholarship, its audience, the ‘fictive nature’ of data, the politics of representation, and the nebulous contact sites of the public/private. We invite the audience to witness our presentation and (re)mediation of each other’s scholarship.
    Presenter(s):
    Kelly Robinson,Greg Sutherland, Sarine Sadhra
  • Room: SUR 2980
   
3:00–3:45 pm Closing Session
   
  • The Cmolik Prize for 2016: Imaginative Education
    Imaginative Education helps teachers to bring the content of the curriculum to meaningful life in students’ minds. Dozens of countries currently implement Imaginative Education programs and hundreds of B.C. schools experience it through the work of teachers who have learned to engage their students’ imaginations and emotions in the content of the curriculum.
    Presenter: Kieran Egan
  • Room: SUR 2740
   
3:45 pm Closing Reception
   
  • Location: Mezzanine

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