Camp Horizon

Camp Horizon: Ed-venture Awaits!

Camp Horizon: Ed-venture awaits! is a fourday faculty development event taking place May 1619, 2022Camp Horizon sessions will focus on empowering faculty to engage in instructional practice while providing opportunities for rest, reflection, connection, and growth. This event is about connecting with one another, meeting new people, and celebrating what were doing in the classroom. Session offerings will align with both teaching and learning best practice and institutional priorities (e.g., flexible learning design) and will be delivered synchronously, asynchronously, and in person. 

Registration and Event Guide

Registration is now open! Make sure to register soon to grab your spot as capacity is limited for on-campus sessions.

Prior to the event, consider completing a Teaching Excellence Framework self-assessment to help you prioritize and select sessions based on your needs and areas of growth.

The week’s activities will include the following learning opportunities. Please note that every day of Camp Horizon will include time for faculty recognition and celebrating success in teaching and learning. 

Day 1. Setting up CAF Camp

May 16, 2022: Day 1 of Camp Horizon will focus on learning support with the curriculum alignment framework (CAF). Join us for all things CAF-related including reflection on successes and trials of the past year, updating your CAF, course design and more template options. Faculty will have opportunities to engage in one-on-one and/or small group consultations and discussions.

Day 2: Canvas/Ed Tech Trek

May 17, 2022: Day 2 of Camp Horizon will feature Canvas/Ed Tech Trek sessions exploring effective pedagogical use of the Canvas learning management system. The day will also include interactive educational technology sessions, focusing on innovative and emerging technologies.

Day 3: Mapping out our terrain

May 18, 2022: Day 3 of Camp Horizon will explore crucial Lethbridge College equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and decolonization initiatives including the Niitsitapi Strategy, the Kairos Blanket Exercise, systems thinking, land-based learning, universal design for learning (UDL), and trauma-informed teaching. The importance of both students and instructors building awareness and upholding standards of academic integrity will also be addressed. 

Day 4: Exploring learning – packing your backpack

May 19, 2022: Day 4 of Camp Horizon will shift focus to our day-to-day teaching landscapes. Sessions will be interactive in nature and provide you with strategies that are classroom ready. These include: sparking creativity, using thinking routines/liberating structures, and incorporating the sustainable development goals. Other topics are still in development — you can check out the schedule when it is available for full details! Faculty members will also have the opportunity to attend consultations to discuss topics of interest.

Guiding Beacons

Camp Horizon has 4 guiding beacons threaded throughout its professional development events and resources.  Our goal is to inspire you to strive for these beacons in your own teaching practices by giving practical and tangible ideas to try and by encouraging you to share your own ideas with our faculty community.

Teaching Excellence Framework

Lethbridge College and CTLI strive to support faculty in their professional growth. Our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is an essential resource developed through collaboration with our faculty that identifies our teaching values and priorities. It supports and guides instructors in engaging in and prioritizing dimensions for continuous professional development and lifelong learning with the goal of improving teaching practices and benefiting student learning. Throughout Camp Horizon, we will provide guidance and opportunities to reflect on how the TEF can support you in your pursuit of teaching effectiveness and student success.

For more information on TEF, please click here.

The Niitsitapi Strategy and EDI

Let’s explore together how we can embed and exemplify equity, diversity, and inclusion in our teaching, curriculum and learning experiences.

To support our collective goals of reconciliation (as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls for Action), we are also prioritizing our Niitsitapi Strategy and Indigenous ways of knowing and being throughout our gatherings.

For more information about the Niitsitapi strategy, please click here.

Human-Centered Design

We are student-centered. Modelling human-centered design can inspire faculty to be student-centered in new ways and give ideas for adopting and adapting strategies in their teaching practices. A key in being student-centered is to ensure accessibility, engagement and empowerment. This beacon will highlight student-centered teaching and learning strategies, like UDL practices. Opportunities to share your experiences and successes in the classroom will be encouraged!

Website link coming soon.

Reflective Practice

To continuously learn and grow, we must continuously reflect: “Experience alone is not the key to learning” (Boud et al., 1985, p. 7); one can have the experience, but miss the meaning (Ash & Clayton, 2009, p. 26.). Reflective Practice is vital for realizing opportunities for improving teaching practices. Let’s inspire each other to question ourselves and our learning on an ongoing basis.

Website link coming soon.

Engagement

We believe that meaningful engagement of stakeholders is essential to any good initiative. Below is a list of engaged stakeholders. (Classification based on CTLI engagement framework and IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum) 

Our Promise: We will keep you informed about the project and decisions that are made.
 

  • LC Faculty 
  • LC Community
  • Centre Meetings

Our promise: We will consult with you to ensure your viewpoint is heard and considered when making decisions. We will communicate how this input and feedback influenced the decisions made. 

 

  • LC Faculty needs assessment survey 
  • AD Council

Our promise: We will work directly with you to ensure your viewpoints and concerns are reflected in the decisions made. 

 

  • Associate Deans 
  • Media Specialists: Kiri Stolz and Eric Reger 
  • Social media team: Jessie Sorren, Erin Rolfsen, Darel Bennedbaek, Eric Reger 
  • Library Services: Cindy Warner and Helen Fulara 
  • Digital Learning Team: Rebecca Helmer, Lorne Diemert, Tyler Wall, Lexi Schaerz, Melissa Reed Boogaart, Chase Boogaart 
  • Indigenous Services: Lowell Yellowhorn 
  • Production team: Amber Bagu, Kiri Stolz, Brenna Lowrie 
  • EDI Strategist: Michelle Ni Dochartaigh-Derbich 
  • Accessibility Services: Ashley Burke

Our promise: We will partner directly with you throughout the project and decision making process. We will create joint solutions or recommendations. 

 

  • Project co-leads: Tatiana Kloster and Jaddon Park 
  • CTLI Core Planning Team: Leanne Vig, Melanie Hamilton, Melissa Cloutier, Nancy Barajas James 
  • CTLI Day Leads: Leanne Vig, Trevor Gellrich, Lexi Schaerz, Tatiana Kloster, Donna McLaughlin, Ashley Burke, Brianne Hutchinson, Kristin Bond, Jaddon Park. 

Our promise: We will abide by the decisions you make.

 

  • Project Sponsor: Christie Robertson, Learning Experience Design Manager
  • Project co-leads: Tatiana Kloster and Jaddon Park

Accessibility

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 eddev@lethbridgecollege.ca.

Contact Us

Please reach out to the Camp Horizon organizers at eddev@lethbridgecollege.ca.

Contribute to Camp Horizon

If you would like to facilitate a session or share a story of your teaching successes and/or stumbling blocks, please reach out to eddev@lethbridgecollege.ca.

References

Ash, S. L., & Clayton, P. H. (2009). Generating, deepening, and documenting learning: The power of critical reflection in applied learning. Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 1(1), 25-48. 

 

Boud, D., Keogh, R., & Walker, D. (Eds.). (1985). Reflection: Turning experience into learning. Routhledge.