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Own Your Future: Conference on Teaching

Jul 4, 2024 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Registration Deadline: Jul 4, 2024 08:10 AM

Your Future in Teaching: The Classroom and Beyond. The theme of this year's conference invites participants to explore how you take your teaching beyond the classroom. Whether you mentor and supervise learners, design educational resources, or dream up ways to connect your learners with the broader community, your teaching likely reaches beyond the walls (or webpage) of your classroom. This conference brings together innovative educators, working in different contexts and with different roles, to connect and think about how your teaching prepares you for your future both within and beyond the classroom.

The Own Your Future: Conference on Teaching is a special half-day event offered online on Friday, July 4th from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Participants are invited to join one or more conference sessions to enhance skill areas related to teaching, set personal goals for growth as instructors, and connect teaching experiences to their overall professional development as graduate students. New this year, participants are also able to access and complete the Clifton Strengths Assessment, to aid in setting strengths-based professional goals.

At this conference, graduate students and post-doctoral scholars may earn up to a total of two (2) Future Prof credits for the Western Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. Credits will be given for the following work:  

  1. Attendance at Opening Plenary Session + attendance at one additional Conference Panel + Completion of the Future Prof Assignment = 1 credit 
  2. Attendance at Opening Plenary Session + attendance at both additional Conference Panels + Completion of the Future Prof Assignment = 2 credits
For full conference details, visit the CTL's Own Your Future: Conference on Teaching webpage.

Please note:
Registration closes Thursday, July 4th at 8:00am.
This year's conference will be hosted online in an OWL site (including all Zoom Links). PhDs who register early and indicate they would like to complete the optional Clifton Strengths Assessment before the conference will be added by Tuesday, July 2nd. Additional registrants will be added to the site after registration closes the morning of Thursday, July 4th.
This conference is part of the Own Your Future doctoral professional development program. Master's students and postdocs are also welcome to attend.