Design Committee Notes and Agendas

Agenda – Design Committee – Dec. 13/14, 2018
Meeting at Prince George Campus (Rm 10-4068)

Attached please find two files (click on the link for PDF)

  1. Agenda & Notes Dec 13:14 
  2. Program Wireframe v3

The second file provides the draft template for our renewed program.  I have attempted to include the elements in the draft Deb sent earlier and arrange them within the template I created for UOB Okanagan’s renewal efforts.

On that template, I added a column called NOTES / OBSERVATIONS.  This column reflects my questions re gaps and areas for consider.  It would be helpful if you could read over that column and scan the template before December 13th.  I have made some huge assumptions on courses, etc. based only on the descriptions I have – so please don’t be offended if my comments appear to critical – they are offered as fuel for good conservation.

Below, please find a draft agenda – as always, I’m open to any and all changes.  I was trying to take the GREATEST advantage of our time with Bev Best on our first morning together – thanks, Deb, for arranging that.  And, please consider sharing these docs with Bev.

AGENDA December 13 – 14
December 13 AM Session
  • Review structure of Program Wireframe v3, Programmatic Givens / Constraints
  • Discuss thematic structure – People, Place, Land
  • Discuss cross program course options
  • Discuss Aboriginal Education 6 credits
  PM Session
  • Work through Program Wireframe v3
  • Address NOTES / QUESTIONS
  • Discuss credit allocations
  • Discussion credit allocations and impact on course revisions / renewal / new options
December 14 AM Session
  • Debrief December 13th work
  • Assign course learning outcomes within specific working groups
  • Review unifying assignments and instructional strategies (large group, seminar, blended, etc.)
  PM Session
  • Strategies for involving entire faculty in this renewal effort
  • Strategies for sharing v4 of the Program Wireframe with faculty
  • Development of timeline / To Do List …

I’ll bring my massive print copy of Program Wireframe v3 – what a little origami / gluing exercise that proved to be …

Thanks everyone for your good thinking and hard work to date … looking forward to next week. S


Agenda – Design Committee – Nov. 26, 2018

  1. Acknowledging our physical and virtual land
  2. Is there a time to meet again before the holidays?
  3. Gretchen – update
  4. Curriculum mapping
    1. Alignment of courses – recognition of change???
    2. Additional courses?
    3. Program duration?
    4. Credit allocation –  how to be competitive
  5. Meeting with TRB / BCTC on December 3rd
  6. Other items?

Agenda – Design Committee – Nov. 2 & 3, 2018

Two-day Design Committee Meeting – Working Agenda

  1. Acknowledgment of our shared virtual and physical spaces
  2. Accessing the BLOG – your homework is to check in and see if you can find things, including Deb’s post!
  3. Positioning overarching learning outcomes within Mission and Vision and evolving program design – using gaming’s notion of an Opening, Middle and Closing as a framework
    • People, Place, Voice and Land – Deb’s learnings from Bev Best et al
    • How all the pieces begin to form a whole program – please see example below …
    • Importance of US modeling the model of the educators we want to educate!

This table is just reflects my musings / working draft of my notetaking – all errors and liberties with anything the Committee has said are mine

Beginning – 25% Middle – 50% End – 25%
·             Becoming an educator – our signature pedagogy

·             Ways of Learning / Knowing

·             First Peoples Principles of Learning

·             Depending a professional identity

·             Ethical wisdom and practice

·             ???

·             ???

 

·             Risk taking

·             Development of professional skills and dispositions

·             Philosophies that guide our work – Educational Philosophies and related theories of practice???

·             ePortfolio presentation – candidacy of sorts?

·             ????

·             ???

·             Closing well to begin one’s career – invitation to lifelong learning and professional practice

·             ePortfolio presentation

·             celebration w Field Partners?

·             ???

·             ???

Field Experiences

·             On the land?

·             Field experiences?

Field Experiences

·             Apprenticeship experiences – in situ

 

Field Experiences

·             Sustained practicum

Assessment / Evaluation

·             Documentation of Learning

·             ePortfolio?

Assessment / Evaluation

·             Documentation of Learning

·             ePortfolio?

Assessment / Evaluation

·             Documentation of Learning

ePortfolio?

Instructional Strategies / Student Learning Experiences

·             In situ learning

·             Experiential

·             On the land / place based …

·             Use of blended learning – partnering w TRU – tri campus partnership

Instructional Strategies / Student Learning Experiences

·             ????

·             ????

Instructional Strategies / Student Learning Experiences

·             ????

·             ????

Consideration of Program Admission requirements?    

 

  1. Beginning to map learning outcomes with essential teachings and renewed and existing learning outcomes / courses to our Vision and Mission and TRQ requirement
  2. Small School Think Tank – hosting the 2nd Annual SSTT – are we maybe one of the cases?
  3. Potential of a Certificate in Rural … remote … regional education … not sure of the title of will align it to our Vision / Mission and maybe the theme of the Small School Think Tank … addressing the needs of uncertified teachers in our region and developing expertise in those areas
  4. Re-positioning Professional Issues: Legal and Ethical within our BED program – a requirement under Policy 5.C.04 in the BC Teacher Regulations (https://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/documents/aboutus/bylawspolicies/bylaws.pdf).
  5. Considering how our renewed Vision and Mission impacts our School’s identity and all its programs … BED, certificates, PD offerings, graduate programs
  6. Strategies for sharing our thinking, to date, with colleagues

Go to:
https://edrenewal.opened.ca/2018/11/07/charts-and-materials-november-2-3-meeting/


Agenda – Design Committee – October 29, 2018

  1. Acknowledgment of our shared virtual and physical spaces
  2. Update on the BLOG – Alex and Christine
  3. Confirmation of purpose for our two day meeting
    • How best to share our thinking, to date, with our colleagues
    • Refining our vision / mission – People, Place, Voice and Land???
    • Positioning overarching learning outcomes within program design – Opening, Middle and Closing
    • Beginning to map learning outcomes with essential teachings and TRB requirements
  4. Sharing our thinking concerning what will educating educators look like in the next 2 – 5 years and how should those ideas / vision inform our work – homework from Oct. 15
  5. Sharing our thinking concerning what the Opening, Middle and End of our BED program will  look like– homework from Oct. 15

Design Committee Notes Oct 29

Things to consider for the November 2 & 3 Design Committee Meeting:

  • Hosting the Small School Think Tank again this spring
  • Considering a certificate / courses in Rural and Remote Education to address the needs of uncertified teachers in our region and to develop expertise in those areas
  • Mapping our curriculum – both renewed and existing to our Vision and Mission and TRQ requirements
  • Re-positioning Professional Issues: Legal and Ethical within our BED program – a requirement under Policy 5.C.04 in the BC Teacher Regulations (https://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/documents/aboutus/bylawspolicies/bylaws.pdf).

Agenda – Design Committee – October 15, 2018 

1.  Thoughts arising from our previous meeting
2.  Sharing our homework – what’s the open, middle and end of our BED program?  What are the through lines that connect our activities, pedagogy and courses and make them a comprehensive, thoughtful program for the education of educators?
3.  How and when should be involve students and other stakeholders in our work?

Agenda – Design Committee – October 1, 2018

  • Confirming our Terms of Reference
  • Confirming our committees’ collective expertise and areas of interest / focus in our renewal process
  • Establishing a timeline for our work
  • Establishing short and mid-term tasks
  • What are the givens that help to “constrain” our work
    • Remembering our Design Challenge from the retreat
    • Concerning credit structure for BED program
    • Tighten up course offerings – can we find thoughtful and substantial connections and through lines that help our students make sense of becoming a professional?
    • How best to attend to the new curriculum and tighten ties with our educational community?
    • Question program duration and credits?  Is two years a “competitive” model?
    • How best to balance hiring potential with intake and recruitment?
  • Ways in which we can share our work with Faculty (i.e., blog, Faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Beginning to map our conversations re Signature Pedagogies to the TRB Policies and Regulations
    • People, Place and Land
    • Thinking about gaming – Opening, Middle, Closing
    • Considering the through lines …
  • Beginning to map our existing course learning outcomes to the TRB Policies and Regulations and Signature Pedagogies
    • Alex and I will take the lead
  • Next meeting and potential for a two day retreat – SOON

Design Committee Notes Oct 1, 2018