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Friday, March 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Exploring COIL partnership & collaboration; cultivating virtual team teaching opportunities in Quebec.

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This highly active session will provide attendees simple principles to help attendees each find ideal COIL partners and implement ideal assignments. Those present will each leave with a personalized plan for choosing among possible COIL partners as well as will have the opportunity at the end of the session to work out assignments tailored to their interests.

Finally attendees will be able to discover potential collaborations with professors from Quebec, given the roles Hoida and Flacks have played in facilitating courses and collaborations within the province and across international borders.

From the Program:
This two-part presentation and workshop, offered by Gabriel Flacks and David Hoida, two Quebec teachers and experienced COIL practitioners, will describe why and how international and cross-disciplinary collaborative partnerships are pedagogically impactful, using examples from across Quebec as a way to ground these considerations. It will help teachers and other institutional stakeholders such as IT reps and administrators discover how to choose ideal collaborative partners and envisage, concretely, how different collaborations could fit into their own institutions to provide students access to learning environments that are engaging and supportive of deep learning.
Over the last decade as a Humanities teacher at Champlain College, Saint-Lambert, Flacks has been involved in a variety of collaborative partnerships with his own classes (intercollegiate, interprovincial, and international) and has served as a support for many collaborative teaching partnerships across the CEGEP network in Quebec.
Current projects supported by David Hoida, teacher at McGill University and pedagogical counselor at Vanier College have developed language exchange opportunities in the context of culture exchange, involving debating indigenous rights, exploring current global events though multiple cultural and linguistic perspectives and developing international collaborative research projects. Hoida has recently taken over the organizational aspects of the The Virtual Team Teaching Network (VTTN) . This network based in Quebec, supports provincial wide, national and international online interactive team teaching initiatives that focus on students developing primary and secondary language competencies. Each of these VTTN initiatives exemplifies successful COIL relationships and will be explored in order to inspire future COIL participants and offer VTTN collaboration opportunities.


David Hoida

Pedagogical Counselor, Vanier College
Pedagogical counselor at Vanier College and Instructor at McGill University. Looking at sustainable best educational practices through teacher & student collaboration.

Friday March 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Room 4 FIT Conference Center