Fall 2018 Series
Indigenous Initiatives Design Series ("II-Design Series")
Indigenous Initiatives Design Series ("II-Design Series") is a professional development workshop series hosted by Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) at the University of British Columbia. The series has been intentionally designed to span 3 months, where participants have the opportunity to reflect on their learnings in between sessions and adapt the learning to fit their own context.
The goal of the workshops is to create space for instructors and members of the UBC teaching and learning community who come to Indigenous topics with different levels of knowledge and expertise to: share practices; redesign elements of their teaching and learning projects and resources; model and explore educational materials; and apply classroom climate principles to everyday learning design situations.
Audience and Previous Experience
This workshop series is suitable for members of the UBC teaching and learning community who:
- have some familiarity, knowledge and experience designing and delivering their own courses and are interested in integrating Indigenous perspectives and topics in their courses;
- have previously attended Classroom Climate series workshops or have attended other workshops offered by Indigenous Initiatives; and/or
- have other knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities or Indigenous pedagogies.
Registrants in this workshop complete a pre-survey prior to attending. To explore your eligibility for the series, contact us.
Structure, Format, and Time Commitment
Completion of the full series requires approximately 15 hours total time commitment, including attendance and participation in two half-day workshops, one full-day workshop, and homework/preparation.
- 3 in-person workshops, totaling 12 hours face-to-face time commitment
- 2-3 hours required preparation, homework and blended-learning activities
Part 1: Motivation and Context
Tues, September 25 (9:30AM-12:30PM)
Registration Deadline: September 10th at 4:30PM
Please note. This workshop is Part 1 in a 3-part series. Please also register in Parts 2 and 3. Approximately one week before the workshop, all participants will be emailed a short required pre-work assignment to complete.
In this session, participants will consider your own motivations and interests for integrating Indigenous perspectives and topics in your course, aspects of your teaching contexts that may either support or challenge your efforts, and strategies for setting goals and mobilizing support. Through interactive, blended learning activities and peer-to-peer discussion, we will take a closer look at classroom climate, instructor/student positionality, and place. Please register by Monday, September 10 at 4:30PM.
Part 2: Positionality and Place
Tues, October 23 (9:30AM-12:30PM)
Please note. This workshop is Part 2 in a 3-part series. Please also register in Parts 1 and 3. Approximately one week before the workshop, all participants will be emailed a short required pre-work assignment to complete.
Building off previous work on motivation and context, this session explores the "big ideas" of your course and how to scope out openings for threading Indigenous perspectives and topics into your fabric of what you are teaching. We will also explore introductory learning resources that may help provide background for introducing Indigenous topics related to your course content.resources that may help provide background for introducing Indigenous topics related to your course content.
Part 3: Design Lab
Mon, December 10 (9AM-3PM)
Please note. This workshop is Part 3 in a 3-part series. Please also register in Parts 1 and 2. This workshop is open to II-Learning Community members and II-Design Series participants only.
In the last session, series participants will meet with the II-Learning Community to check in on goals, discuss what you have learned, and provide feedback on different ideas, techniques, and work-in-progress.
Upon completion of the II-Design Series, participants will be invited to join the Indigenous Initiatives Learning Community ("II-Learning Community").
For more information about this series, contact Janey Lew, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives.