Schedule – Okanagan College

Schedule is subject to change.

Day 1 - June 10, 2024

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

    BCcampus is honoured to have syilx Knowledge Keepers, Wilfred (Grouse) and Pamela Barnes, welcome us as we gather at Okanagan College.

  • Generative AI: The Least You Need to Know 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

    Join us for an interactive workshop tailored for educators and faculty in post-secondary education, centered on the transformative role of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in teaching and learning. This session will offer a foundational understanding of GenAI in post-secondary education settings, build up your GenAI literacy, and introduce some innovative pedagogical approaches for integrating GenAI into your curriculum.

    This session will be facilitated by Gwen Nguyen.

  • Break 10:45 - 11:05 a.m.

    Please note that refreshments will not be provided.

  • Creating Course Community 11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

    The way you design the beginning of your course lays the groundwork for successful collaborative learning experiences. Whether you're instructing in person or online, this workshop strives to highlight the significance of early course design in cultivating a vibrant learning community. It aims to delve into deliberate strategies and activities that enhance course community engagement. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with a deeper understanding of community-building principles and a toolkit of strategies and activities ready for seamless integration into their teaching methodologies.

    This session will be facilitated by Gwen Nguyen.

  • Lunch 12:05 - 12:50 p.m.

    Please note that refreshments will not be provided.

  • Exploring the Philosophy and Practices of Open Education 12:50 - 2:20 p.m.

    In open education, the goal is to increase access to education by changing the way we think about knowledge. Instead of bundling up knowledge in an expensive textbook or putting it behind a paywall, open education sees knowledge as a public good that should be freely available to everyone to learn from, build on, and customize for their own purposes. In this session, we will explore open education as a philosophy, look at the frameworks and structures that make it possible, and then dig into examples and opportunities to put open education into practice.

    This session will be facilitated by Josie Gray.

  • Break 2:20 - 2:40 p.m.

    Please note that refreshments will not be provided.

  • Navigating the BCcampus Open Collections 2:40 - 4:10 p.m.

    Open is a core part of BCcampus' work and practices. Much of the work we do results in open educational resources (OER) that are freely accessible for others to utilize, distribute, and modify. In this session, discover the technical and practical aspects involved in adopting an OER from BCcampus. We will delve into various collections, including open textbooks, courses, digital literacy OER, FLO courses, UDL Challenge, and beyond.

    This session will be facilitated by Josie Gray, Britt Dzioba, and Selina McGinnis.

  • Social Event 4:15 - 6:00 p.m.

    Join us for a fun networking event! Refreshments will be provided. Stay tuned for more details!

Day 2 - June 11, 2024

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00 - 9:10 a.m.
  • Stream 1 - Visual Practice Essentials 9:10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Get hands-on with a practical introduction to basic drawing and lettering skills essential for various visual facilitation and note-taking techniques, such as graphic recording, graphic facilitation, and Sketchnotes. Participants will engage in live, large-scale visual work on walls, as well as smaller-scale projects on flip charts, letter-size paper, notebooks, or digital tablets. This fast-paced session will guide you in incorporating more visuals into your work through drawing, regardless of your art or drawing background. Supplies will be provided.

    Breaks will be provided throughout the day. Please note that refreshments will not be provided during breaks.

    This session will be facilitated by Tracy Roberts.

  • Stream 2 - Drop-In Sessions 9:10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Come join us for casual teaching and learning conversations! Visit us at our four drop-in tables to chat about facilitation, teaching practice, open education resource creation, and digital literacy. Get advice, generate ideas, and make connections!

    Table 1: Spill the Tea! with Selina McGinnis
    Tell our in-house barista the best and most challenging aspects of your day-to-day. While our baristas are under-qualified to make coffee, they excel in crafting design experiences.

    Table 2: Unlock Your Digital Literacy Superpower with Britt Dzioba
    Interested in learning more about the Digital Learning Framework and how it applies to your teaching practice? Take our Digital Literacy Superpower Quiz to find out how you can power up your skills!

    Table 3: OER Consultation with Josie Gray
    Come ask all of your OER questions and get direct support finding, using, creating, or adapting an OER for your course.

    Table 4: Facilitation Circle: Inspire, Explore, Engage, and Reflect with Gwen Nguyen
    How can we teach digital well-being effectively? What are best practices for giving and receiving feedback as gifts in digital teaching and learning environment? Join us at this facilitation table to exchange ideas, strategies, and resources on integrating digital literacy framework into your classroom teaching.

    Breaks will be provided throughout the day. Please note that refreshments will not be provided during breaks.

  • Closing Remarks 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.