II-Design Series: PART 2 Positionality and Place

Event Date & Time

  • October 23, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Description

Indigenous Initiatives Design Series (“II-Design Series”)

A three-part workshop series is for anyone who is interested in integrating Indigenous content into a course or learning project they are developing. 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 series 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.

To register, participants are asked to commit for the entire series. 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

For more information, see: http://ctlt-ii-designlab.sites.olt.ubc.ca/



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.

Other workshops in this series:


  • Sue Hampton, Educational Consultant, Facilitation and Process Design, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
  • Janey Lew, Educational Consultant, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
  • Amy Perreault, Strategist, Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
  • Erin Yun, Educational Consultant, Classroom and Campus Climate, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology


Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada