Thanks to everyone who participated in Camp Horizon this year. We are already looking forward to the next one!
Oki, Welcome! Join us at Camp Horizon: Exploring Our Connections from May 2 and 3 hosted by the CTLI and Lethbridge College Faculty. Registration is now open! Planning on joining us? Sign up by filling out this form. (Please note, some sessions require pre-registration due to the hands-on experience.)
The Camp Horizon Team is making some final adjustments to the schedule, but are excited to provide a sneak peek for some of the sessions:
Dr. Doyle Anderson is the founder and President and CEO of FIELDS (Facilitators of Innovative Education, Leadership Development, and Sustainability). Dr. Anderson is a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and has over 25 years of experience building Indigenous education and economic leadership capacity.
Through his experience helping underprepared Indigenous students achieve success, Dr. Anderson has learned that community and employer partnership, intensive K-12 and adult education preparation, effective career exploration and engagement, and extensive mentoring and progress support are highly effective ways to increase Indigenous education and career engagement success.
Dr. Anderson’s other accomplishments include serving as President of First Nations University of Canada and training future Indigenous leaders as a professor and administrator in various Indigenous-focused higher education programs. He has also worked extensively with many First Nations in environmental sustainability, natural resource development, and cultural resource management projects; served as a military officer; and worked as an environmental engineer and an environmental project manager.
Dr. Anderson holds a PhD in organizational analysis and First Nations management from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA from the First Nations MBA Program at the University of Saskatchewan, and a BSc in environmental engineering from Montana Tech. He has also achieved Project Management Professional certification with the Project Management Institute. He and his wife of 37 years, Pauline, live in Cardston, Alberta, and have been blessed with six children and six grandchildren.
Based on feedback from our pre-survey and discussion in our planning group, the following topics are encouraged:
Lightning Sessions: (5 to 15 minutes) A very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, some formats of lightning talks include Pecha Kucha and Ignite.
Interactive Workshops: (25 to 50 minutes) Time for the presentation and time provided for question and answers.
Panel Discussions: (50 minutes) A panel discussion can provide a platform for multiple perspectives and diverse experiences to be shared. In a panel discussion, multiple presenters are invited to share their experiences and engage in a dynamic and interactive discussion with the audience.
Campfire Chats: (25 to 50 minutes) Storytelling or informal conversation about teaching, learning, research projects, etc.
Instructor and/or SoTL Showcase: (method of choice) A celebration of great work, innovation, collaboration and/or research.
Camp Horizon Activities: (15 to 50 minutes) During the two days, Camp Horizon activities will take place. Would you like to enlighten colleagues in your personal hobby, such as disc golf, coulee walks, managing your budget, baking, wood working, yoga, music or mindfulness? Or do you have another idea for a relaxing, energizing or inspiring activity? We invite you to push the boundaries of the more old-fashioned conference session formats. You can submit ideas for Camp Horizon activities you would like to host!
Please use the instructions and format below to submit your proposal. We all have expertise in teaching and learning and we would love to hear from you!
In your proposal, please make sure that you demonstrate how your submission shows how your contribution:
*Submissions will be reviewed by the Camp Horizon planning committee, including the Camp Horizon Champions. Applicants will be notified about the results by April 18th, 2023.
Lethbridge College is located on lands traditionally occupied by Siksikaitsitapi, the Blackfoot Confederacy. Blackfoot lands extend north to south from the North Saskatchewan River in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Yellowstone River in the state of Montana, and east to west from the Great Sand Hills in the province of Saskatchewan to the mountainous Continental Divide. Today, four nations make up Siksikaitsitapi: the Apaitsitapi or Kainai (Blood Tribe), the Aapatohsipiikani or Piikani Nation, the Siksika Nation in southern Alberta, as well as the Ampskaapi’piikani or Blackfeet Tribe in northern Montana. As both the traditional and current Land Keepers of this area, the Blackfoot Nations have welcomed people from other Indigenous territories, including all signatory Nations of Treaty No. 7, members of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3, and non-Indigenous people who have come to call the City of Lethbridge home.
It is the intent of our college community to honour the land from a place of connection, Kakyosin, to become fully aware and truly recognize the knowledge encompassed of what it means to say we are on Blackfoot Territory.
Our Promise: We will keep you informed about the project and decisions that are made.
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We are committed to providing flexible, innovative and collaborative support for the success of diverse learners while advancing a culture of universal teaching and learning. If you have any questions or concerns about access to various sessions, parking, building layouts, or about obtaining information about Camp Horizon in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations, please contact the Camp Horizon organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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