Advancing Learning 2016

Advancing Learning has been the province’s premiere instructional technology conference since the 1990s. Join Advancing Learning 2016 conference which is scheduled for 25-27 May, 2016, at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada.
Dates 25 May 2016 2:00 pm (UTC -4) 27 May 2016 12:30 pm (UTC -4)
Place (View On Map) Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Advancing Learning 2016

We’ve prided ourselves in fostering an environment where educators (faculty, instructional designers, multimedia and graphic specialists) share their direct classroom and faculty support experiences with other colleagues. Where else can you learn first-hand from practicing educators about a host of topics related to educational technology, digital tools and environments, and student engagement? This grassroots approach really does help with Advancing Learning in Ontario.

Conference Theme


We want faculty and all educators to think about their teaching practices in terms of how they meet learning outcomes, how they address diverse learners and what best practices they have implemented in their classroom (virtually or face-to-face) that enables a deep, rich, flexible learning experience. Think about what you currently do and think about what you would like to do as you continue on your teaching and learning journey.


We want faculty to be creative and to create new learning experiences when it comes to integrating and embedding technologies into their teaching opportunities. Share with others your creativity and inspire others to create.


In the end, we need to keep evolving as teachers, by challenging ourselves and our students with innovative, technology-inspired, teaching strategies. Today’s teachers also need to adapt to the evolving student. The non-traditional student has morphed into the everyday student and it has become increasingly important for teachers to universally adapt to our student needs.

Keynote Speaker

Heather Payne

Heather Payne is the CEO of HackerYou, Canada’s original programming bootcamp and the only one of dozens around North America founded by women. HackerYou offers both full- and part-time courses for
people who want to learn front-end development, back-end development or design.

In 2011, Heather founded Ladies Learning Code, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that runs popular workshops for women (and men, and girls and boys) who want to learn computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Ladies Learning Code now has chapters in 22 cities across Canada and thriving programs for youth.

In 2012, Heather spent a year working on a project for the Mozilla Foundation: her job was to build a community of people and organizations in Toronto who care about raising youth as creators — not just consumers — of technology and the web.

Heather was the first investor in ShopLocket (acquired in 2014 by PCH International), and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.

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