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Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (II-Design Series)
July 19, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (II-Design Series) is a 3-part workshop 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. Through interactive, blended synchronous and asynchronous activities and peer-to-peer discussion, we will take a closer look at classroom climate, instructor/student positionality, and place.
Completion of the II-Design Series requires 13-15 hours total time commitment, including:
– attendance and active participation in 3 half-day synchronous (zoom) workshops (9 hours), and
– asynchronous learning activities, homework, and preparation before and between meetings (4-6 hours).
Apply to register: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PhRzUCAUroerFs
The cohort is limited to 35 participants, and you must be able to attend all 3 sessions.
Part 1: Tue, July 12, 9:30am-12:30pm PST
Motivation and Context
This session explores “Where do I start?” This session explores the “big ideas” of your course or learning project and how to integrate Indigenous perspectives and topics into the fabric of what you are teaching and facilitating. 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.
Part 2: Thu, Jul 14, 9:30am-12:30pm PST
Positionality and Place
Building off previous work on Motivation and Context, we begin with the importance of locating yourself in relation to history and place in integrating Indigenous knowledges and perspectives in your courses and teaching practice. We will explore “where you are coming from” in relation to these topics and look at learning resources that may help provide background for introducing Indigenous topics related to your course or learning project content.
Part 3: Tue, July 19, 9:30am-12:30pm PST
In this final part, series participants will meet in a larger group that includes practitioners with more experience engaging with these topics to check in on goals, discuss what you have learned, and provide feedback on different ideas, techniques, and work-in-progress.