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Dawson Ed Tech Week 2017


To highlight Dawson's Ed Tech week, the college will be holding a series of events from February 15th through 17th. The event kicks off with a "speed-dating" consultation that will include topics like Active Learning Classrooms and Gamifying Your Class. On Thursday, February 16th, Georghe Comanic, and Artificial Intelligence expert from Google Montreal will deliver a keynote speech entitled Education in the Age of Alexa: Learn with and from Machines. On Friday the 17th, you'll have a second chance to attend any speed-dating sessions you missed on the 15th, and Sarah Anthony from McGill University will present a keynote entitled Using Web 2.0 Tools to Foster Creativity in the Classroom: Tips and Ideas. The organizers request that you RSVP for the keynote sessions on the 16th and 17th. For more information, contact Rafael Scapin, Dawson's IT Representative, at

Activity types

For teachers who are interested in educational technology integration, Profweb presents a selection of events in the following categories:

  • Continuing Education Credit Courses and Programs
  • Continuing Education professional development
  • Events, Congresses or Symposia that revolve around the professional development of teachers

Credit Courses and Programs

Credit courses or programs are university accredited.


PERFORMA offers university-level accredited activities for the professional development of college teachers, in both French and English.

Since 1973, PERFORMA pedagogical model advocates the development of customized training activities in response to needs expressed by teachers and academic counsellors.

Each college also offers pedagogical activities locally to meet particular needs and requests.

Activities are offered to staff at all member colleges. For more information or to learn about local schedules, contact the local representative of your college.

Professional development

These activities are non-credit training are not recognized by a university.

APOP (Association pour les applications pédagogiques de l'ordinateur au post-secondaire)

L'APOP assists members of the college network in developing their educational technology skills by offering professional development activities. These activities are delivered remotely using video conferencing tools.

Animation à la Cantine (in French): Exchanges among academics discussing various issues related to current technopedagogical practices. Interactive seminars, structured presentations, live interviews with experts in the field, all with no pre-registration required... Exciting encounters that enhance active participation and co-construction of knowledge!

APOP_mobile (in French): IT skills development workshops tailored to the needs of educators and academics from all sources.

APOP_taxi (in French): Activities offered to a specific group of academics within a discipline, department or program.

VTÉ (Vitrine technologie-éducation)

The VTÉ organizes bimonthly research laboratories, focusing on compliance and the implementation of concrete projects. The VTE laboratories are places of exchange and experimentation. These four to six week projects moderated by VTE are lively encounters with experts and practitioners, for the beginning teacher to the most experienced and for students as well.

The DECclic Corporation Collegiate Platform

DECclic hosts the Moodle environment and provides online instruction for the college community using a digital learning environment including online resources, forums and tips. For more information, contact the DECclic team.

Events, Congresses or Symposia

An event is an activity organized in order to attract a wide audience. These are often conferences.

A congress is a meeting involving a large number of people gathered to deliberate on one or more subjects.

A symposium is a meeting of experts invited to present and discuss their ideas about a given topic.