In addition to our workshops, Curriculum offers several annual events supporting excellence in curriculum, teaching, and learning at MacEwan. All of the events listed below are open to MacEwan faculty.
The Course (Re)Design Institute (CRI) is an intensive, hands-on week-long workshop during which participants apply learner-centered design principles and strategies to the design or redesign of one of their courses. The workshop engages participants in the process of concept mapping and aligning learning outcomes, instructional strategies, learning activities, and assessment in their courses.
Key features of the workshop are peer discussion and critique, time for systematic reflection, and the identification of basic assumptions regarding course design and student learning. Note: the CRI is normally held in spring, and registration information is advertised in CAFÉ’s Spring and Summer Programming Guide.
If you have ever considered blending one of your courses, you may wish to join CAFÉ and the eLearning Office teams for this intensive four-day hands-on workshop. Over the course of the sessions, participants develop a clearer understanding of blended learning course design and have opportunities to explore new instructional and learning activities and tools with the support of experienced staff.
The workshop also includes presentations, discussions, peer feedback, and dedicated working time, including time for reflection on which existing course elements might be best suited to an online environment. By the end of this workshop, participants leave with the beginnings of a blended course and an understanding of the tools, resources, and support available. Note: the Blended Learning Course Design Institute is normally held in spring, and registration information is advertised in CAFÉ’s Spring and Summer Programming Guide.
If you are interested in integrating sustainability into your curriculum but are unsure how or where to begin, then join the Curriculum team, the Office of Sustainability for this two-day intensive hands-on workshop, which is modelled on one created at Emory University and offered at many other institutions. It features guest speakers and activities to inspire participants to consider the big sustainability issues in their disciplines, and it will also provide specific tools to create a new course outline or revise an existing one.
All participants who attend the workshop and submit a revised course outline that reflects new engagement with sustainability will receive a Sustainability Fellowship. The title of Sustainability Fellow is accompanied by $500 for purchasing sustainability-related resources or to put towards attending a sustainability conference or workshop. We are anticipating that this will become an annual event. Please contact the Curriculum team for registration information.
This annual event showcases faculty work to engage with issues of diversity and difference in the classroom, including such issues as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, religion, and others.
This day also features at least one special guest presenter and workshop each year. Previous guests include Chris Hsiung and Cowboy Smithx, screening their award-winning documentary Elder in the Making; Dr. Aruna Srivastava, Program Coordinator of International Indigenous Studies and Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary; Evelyn Hamdon and Dr. Tania Kajner from Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta and from Zenev and Associates; and Dr. Ashok Mathur, former Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry at Thompson Rivers University and current Head of Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan.
Please note that Diversity Day is normally held in spring, and registration information is available in CAFÉ’s Spring and Summer Programming Guide.