SALTISE 3rd Annual Conference!

June 12th, 2014

Once again this summer the SALTISE community will be hosting a one-day event on the theme of: “Bridging knowing how with knowing why: Scaling the ladder of practical knowledge and pedagogical theory.” This year’s conference promises to be the best one yet! 

Registration now OPENclick here to register

More information:

DateJune 12th (8h30 – 17h30)

  • Keynote speakers (morning and afternoon)
  • Morning and Afternoon presentation sessions 
  • Lunch & refreshments (provided on site)
  • Wine & cheese closing reception at 17h30
LocationDawson College,4001 de Maisonneuve West (corner Atwater and across from Alexis Nihon) 
Atwater Metro station
Here’s a glimpse of what to expect:

We are honoured to host two internationally renowned keynote speakers: Carl Bereiter (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, (OISE), at the University of Toronto);  and, Noah Finkelstein (University of Colorado, Boulder). See below.

In addition, we have an impressive list of “invited speakers” who represent a mix of researchers and practitioners from the fields of education, learning sciences, and educational technology. Presenter’s institutions include, University of Maryland, OISE (UofT), UQAM, UdeM, McGill, as well as our own college network (both English and French).

Looking forward to seeing you again!


Carl Bereiter is a Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Along with Marlene Scardamalia, he developed CSILE (later Knowledge Forum®), the first networked system for collaborative learning, and its accompanying theory and pedagogy, Knowledge Building. His book Education and Mind in the Knowledge Age elaborates the epistemology and psychology underlying Knowledge BuildingHis academic honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships to the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, election to the U.S. National Academy of Education, and a lifetime achievement award (shared with Scardamalia) for “seminal  contributions”  to Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. His educational contributions are profiled in the Routledge Key Guide, Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education.

Noah Finkelstein is a Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and conducts research is in physics education. He serves as a director of the Physics Education Research (PER) group at Colorado. Finkelstein is also a Director of the national-scale Center for STEM Learning at CU-Boulder, which has become one of eight national demonstration sites for the Association of American Universities’ STEM Education Initiative. He is increasingly involved in education policy serving on many national boards including chairing the American Physical Society’s Committee on Education, PER Topical Group, and is a Technical Advisor to the Association of American University’s STEM Education Initiative.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Presidential Teaching Scholar for the University of Colorado system.