Banner image - Left side has the MYFest logo with words creative, caring, community, emergent and equitable. and #MYFest24 under the logo. The middle reads "MYFest 2024 June, July and August" and the right side has the Equity Unbound logo of a colorful world map with the words 'via equity unbound' under it.

MYFest at a Glance (by theme)

The MYFest 2024 schedule is currently in development so below are the sessions that will be offered with the dates and times coming soon. Check back for more details or you can express interest right now to get email updates or follow @UnboundEq on Twitter. Also, some sessions can be categorized under more than one theme, but for now they are in the program below under only one of the themes.

Artificial Intelligence & Critical AI Literacies

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Understanding vs. Intelligence: some (current) limits of AI writers

Facilitators: Mark Marino | Mon 3 Jun 2024 16:00pm UTC–17:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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Calling Dr. Frankenstein: Making Custom GPT Bots

Facilitators: Mark Marino | Tue 4 Jun 2024 16:00pm UTC–18:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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AI and Authorship: Navigating the Ethics of AI-Assisted Writing

Facilitators: Laura Dumin | Mon 24 Jun 2024 15:30pm UTC–16:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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Humanizing Academic Writing Pedagogies in the Age of AI: Centering Voice

Facilitators: Heba Fathelbab, Mariah Fairley | Tue 25 Jun 2024 11:00am UTC–13:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Students often struggle to engage with academic writing, expressing feelings of disconnection, discomfort and even dislike. Such feelings may lead some students to turn to AI, often employing it uncritically in order to complete their writing assignments, thus losing their voice. Humanizing the writing classroom through centering the element of voice may offer a great way to address these concerns. In light of AI concerns in particular, voice takes on even more importance as one of the aspects to writing that may distinguish human writing from AI writing. Focusing on voice may allow students to connect more meaningfully with academic writing as a mode of communication because it can make writing more personally relevant to them and expressive of their identities. Thus, it is our belief that by humanizing the writing classroom through centering voice, students may be less likely to rely solely on AI, and rather develop more critical approaches to their writing. However, providing effective instruction for students to develop their academic writing voice can be challenging. In this session, we will provide a brief background on voice in academic writing, and then share several activities that the presenters have tried with their students to help them (a) explore voice and its importance, especially in the age of AI, (b) reflect on their own developing voice constructions, and (c) develop more ownership over their writing.

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Is AI a threat to democracy? Session 1/3 of Jon Ippolito's Track

Facilitators: Jon Ippolito | Tue 25 Jun 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In this three-part session series, we use the metaphoric structure: AI as a Growing Child. So in this first session we will describe AI’s impact on democracy as the “adolescent phase,” where it can be rebellious and unpredictable. Just as it would be irresponsible to let a young child adolescent play with a firearm, AI and elections are a volative mix. From deep-faked images of politicians to more subtle threats that can disable government infrastructure, this session demonstrates how AI tools can help saboteurs destabilize democracy. Participants will learn the weaknesses of commonly proposed solutions like AI watermarks as well as other solutions with a greater chance of safeguarding the democratic process.

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AI for Writing Feedback: Supporting a Human-Centered Writing Process and Building AI Literacy

Facilitators: Anna Mills | Wed 26 Jun 2024 17:00pm UTC–18:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In this interactive session, we’ll test out various forms of targeted AI writing feedback. How can AI feedback be incorporated to support students’ development of their own voice and ideas and also to give students practice questioning plausible AI advice? Can we put AI in a limited place where it supplements the responses of human readers and stimulates student thinking without telling them what to write? We’ll explore student comments on how it felt to use AI feedback from recent pilots of the teacher-created app MyEssayFeedback.ai.

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How can generative AI make new things? Session 2/3 of Jon Ippolito's Track

Facilitators: Jon Ippolito | Wed 26 Jun 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Sometimes caricatured as mere regurgitators of online content, tools like ChatGPT and Stable Diffusion are more like a growing child that is facile at fabricating fresh ideas and novel imagery. A peek under the hood of these models will equip participants with a grasp their special brand of creativity, along with their limits in representing diverse perspectives and potential for disinformation.

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When should we trust AI? Session 3/3 of Jon Ippolito's Track

Facilitators: Jon Ippolito | Thu 27 Jun 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Maturity, whether in childhood development or in AI use, means knowing when to trust instinctual responses and when to check their unimpeded influence. Drawing on a range of sources from the mathematics of probability to Roman history, this workshop proposes a framework for sifting appropriate uses of AI from those that can cause undue harm, be they in healthcare, business, or education. (Spoiler: it’s not high- versus low-risk tasks!)

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Skeptical Approaches to AI Research Tools

Facilitators: Anna Mills | Tue 2 Jul 2024 17:00pm UTC–18:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In this interactive workshop will survey a range of AI-enabled research assistance apps that aim to help us find and analyze sources. We’ll look at general-purpose ones like Perplexity, ChatGPT4o, and Gemini as well as apps geared to academic research such as Elicit, Consensus, Keenious, ResearchRabbit, SciSpace, Scite_, and Undermind. In what ways do they facilitate source retrieval and analysis, and how can they also mislead us? What does wise use of these tools look like?

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Speculative Futures for Education: Session 1

Facilitators: Dani Dilkes | Fri 5 Jul 2024 17:00pm UTC–19:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Session 1: Worlding the Future (90-120 minutes) Higher education globally is in a state of seemingly endless disruption and change. In this session, we will spend time examining our hopes and fears for the future of education, including, but not limited to, the impact of Generative AI. We will start with micro-storytelling activities to introduce speculation and help participants start thinking about the future. Then, in groups, we will collaboratively construct three future worlds: a world of hope, a world of despair, and a world of possibility, interweaving the good and bad.

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Using Generative AI to Interrogate Assessment Practices

Facilitators: Dani Dilkes | Thu 11 Jul 2024 17:00pm UTC–18:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Many Generative AI conversations focus on academic integrity and preventative measures so that established assessment practices remain secure. However, it could be argued that rather than viewing generative AI as a detriment to assessment, it could be seen as a tool for revealing the hidden curriculum of assessment and identifying ineffective assessment designs (the assessments that are not doing what we think they are). This session will explore how Generative tools can be used to interrogate and improve assessment designs.

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Leaning In and Leading with Students: An Open Pedagogical Approach to Exploring AI with Students

Facilitators: Lance Eaton | Mon 15 Jul 2024 13:00pm UTC–14:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This session will be a case study of how College Unbound worked with students to develop their institutional policy on the use of generative AI for students and faculty. From there, the session will explore through conversation, activities, and sharing how we can think and learn with students about how to critically use generative AI in general and in our respective disciplines.

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Speculative Futures for Education: Session 2

Facilitators: Dani Dilkes | Thu 18 Jul 2024 17:00pm UTC–18:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Session 2: Being in the Future (90 minutes) We will start with new micro-storytelling activities to introduce speculation. This session will focus on the personal and what existing in our speculative futures means. Participants will spend some time reflecting on who they are in the present and how much of that is contextual. Then we will explore the three worlds constructed in the first session. Each participant will choose a world and write a letter from the future, explaining who they are in this future, what they do. The goal of the session is to empower participants to understand where/how they will retain their sense of self in uncertain futures.

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AI Policies & Guidelines - Views from South Africa, Egypt & Canada

Facilitators: Sukaina Walji, Hoda Mostafa and Christina Hendricks | Mon 22 Jul 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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Exploring and Enabling Accessible Blended Learning for Equity

Facilitators: Lauren Butler, Mishka Reddy, Diann Selman, Janet Small with learning design colleagues | Wed 24 Jul 2024 13:00pm UTC–14:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In just 90-minutes, join us on an exhilarating journey to sample and explore the Enabling Accessible Blended Learning for Equity (ENABLE) Framework that aims to embed equity into design processes. Using the world cafe format and experiential methods, collaborate with us to improve and advance this agenda.

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Using Metaphors to Develop Critical AI Literacy

Facilitators: Anna Mills, Anuj Gupta, Yasser Tamer, Maha Bali | Thu 1 Aug 2024 17:00pm UTC–18:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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Empowering students: student roles in the co-creation of open education and harnessing the potential of AI to create open textbook chapters

Facilitators: Glenda Cox | Mon 5 Aug 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This workshop will engage participants in thinking about the potential roles of students in open pedagogy and the creation of open educational resources after sharing two case studies done at UCT. There will also be interaction around shifting hierarchies and changing the traditional power balance in HE. Student partnerships are seen as a pathway to inclusion and a means to address injustice in the classroom and in course materials. These inclusive practices seem essential for future higher education to be just and sustainable.

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AI in Audio and Podcasting: What’s Been Done, What’s Being Done and What You Can Do!

Facilitators: Kim Fox | Tue 20 Aug 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This 1-hour workshop will address how AI has been used for audio deep fakes, but can you identify one if you heard it? Meanwhile, like all areas of generative AI, the audio field is exploding with options. We’ll survey the AI for audio and podcasting toolbox and we’ll play around with some of those tools.

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AI and Ethics

Facilitators: Stella Lee | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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AI Pedagogy Project Panel

Facilitators: Sarah Newman, Maha Bali | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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Playful Prompting: A Lighter Approach to AI

Facilitators: Mark Marino | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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Thinking Machines? Or Lying, Cheating, and Stealing Machines? Ethical Considerations for the Use of AI in Education

Facilitators: Torrey Trust | Sat 31 Aug 2024 8:00am UTC–9:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This interactive workshop encourages participants to critically examine how and why generative AI tools were designed and what that means for their use in education. Topics of exploration include: Bias, Hallucinations, Exploitation of Human Labor, Data & Privacy, Digital Divide, Academic Integrity, and Intellectual Property Rights. As participants explore each of these topics, they will consider how to bring these critical issues into their practice and how to help prepare students to become critical AI users.

Community Building

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Voice & Silence Framework: Session 1

Facilitators: Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic, Theresa Destrebecq | Tue 11 Jun 2024 13:00pm UTC–14:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

For this session, we will be using a Voice & Silence framework to explore how we ourselves, or those we educate or support, use Voice or Silence.
This framework is a four-quadrant model which distinguishes between productive und unproductive forms of Voice and Silence. It originated from the work of Amy C. Edmondson and Tijs Besieux, with the intention of helping foster high-quality conversations.
Whether in a social, traditional work or educational environment, we all share the challenges of providing the best possible balance of equal voice, diversity of thought, reflection and critical information. This framework can offer essential insights into how inclusive our meetings, training or exchanges are and why.

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Voice & Silence Framework: Asynchronous work

Facilitators: Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic, Theresa Destrebecq | Wed 12 Jun 2024 All Day (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Asynchronous preparation for Session 2
Writing of experiments using a dedicated Google slide deck

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Voice & Silence Framework: Session 2

Facilitators: Tanja Murphy-Ilibasic, Theresa Destrebecq | Thu 13 Jun 2024 13:00pm UTC–14:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Session 2: In this follow-up session, we will be • sharing our experiments with each other • cross-checking the experiments with the insights from Session 1 • refining and fine-tuning our experiments to plug-and-play Takeaways At the end of both sessions, you will have a more diverse understanding of how people contribute and what they need to do so productively. In addition, you will have a collection of experiments to use for your own work environments. In this follow-up session, we will be • sharing our experiments with each other • cross-checking the experiments with the insights from Session 1 • refining and fine-tuning our experiments to plug-and-play Takeaways At the end of both sessions, you will have a more diverse understanding of how people contribute and what they need to do so productively. In addition, you will have a collection of experiments to use for your own work environments.

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Poems and Pedagogy: Using Poetry to Reflect and Learn in Higher Education and Beyond

Facilitators: Sam Illingworth | Fri 21 Jun 2024 11:00am UTC–13:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This interactive session will look at poetry and how it can be used to support reflective practice and learning in higher education and beyond.

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The Fool’s Journey: Using Tarot as a Tool for Radical Reflective Practice

Facilitators: TBD | Thu 1 Aug 2024 15:30pm UTC–16:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Though historically (and in popular media), Tarot has been popularized as a tool for divination, it actually provides a powerful tool for storytelling, reflection, and self-discovery. The major arcana consists of a collection of 22 archetypes that encompass major life themes including creation, stability, loss, solitude, curiosity, healing, transition, balance, justice, wisdom, patience, and hope. Drawing on radical and queer approaches to tarot, these sessions will invite participants to engage in self-reflection and storytelling by exploring the themes that speak to them. We will not predict the future, but will, hopefully, reveal more truths about the present and ourselves.

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Bring Your Own Book Circles

Facilitators: Theresa Destrebecq | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

A Bring Your Own Book(BYOB) Circle is an opportunity for people across the globe to come together virtually to share their love of reading. Unlike a book club, where everyone brings a commonly read book, these BYOB circles invite anyone to come with any book that they have read, are currently reading, or even want to read. The event is meant to create community, inspire new reading and learning, and engage participants in unique and fun ways. Each BYOB is planned around a central theme (motivation, AI, conflict, learning, group dynamics, etc) with a unique design for each session. No BYOB is ever the same as a previous one.

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Conflict Resolution for Healthy Communities: A Friction Lab

Facilitators: Sam Veneruso | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Conflict is something most of us shy away from, but it is also inevitable. It makes us uncomfortable and unsure, and unresolved conflict can lead to negative mental health consequences, destructive or toxic community spaces, loss of community connections members, and limitations on solutions and opportunities. But not all conflict is negative; conflict can be generative, and there are constructive ways to resolve conflict that contribute to the health of organizations, communities, teams and individuals. Join us for this conversation about how conflict manifests at organizational, team and individual levels, how and why we respond to conflict negatively, and generative, healthy approaches to conflict with the goal of transforming our understanding of conflict to create better communities. Together, we will build a framework for understanding conflict, its impact, and chart impactful strategies for resolution. We will use theory and strategy and invite lived experiences. (need to work on this description a bit.)

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Human-Centered Teaching and Learning in Dangerous Times

Facilitators: Kai Foster | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This offering would be specifically for individuals who are working in countries/states within which legislation has been passed that limits or prohibits content related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It will not be recorded and priority will be placed on holding space for folks to voice their feelings, thoughts, hopes, and transformative ideas given constraints which make otherwise unsafe to do so in other spaces.

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Tell Our Story: Collaborative Narrative Experience

Facilitators: Sam Veneruso, Christina Hendricks | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Join us for a 24-hour collaborative writing experience. Using a prompt, you are invited to add your part of the story. This is a collaborative story with multiple authors including you. Drop in at any point in the 24 hour period and add your parts. Come back throughout the period and see where the story goes.

Critical Pedagogy

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Working Effectively with People & Institutions That Are Resistant to Change (Workshop)

Facilitators: Katherine Yngve | Wed 19 Jun 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This hour-long interactive workshop will introduce 3 approaches to working effectively with change-resistors & work through a case study together, with plenty of time for reflection and sharing. Outcome: lowered frustration for trainers and aspiring change-makers.

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Si, Se Puede! A Workshop on Recognizing One’s Personal Power for Advancing Social Justice

Facilitators: Katherine Yngve | Thu 20 Jun 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In the face of systems of oppression, it’s easy to feel down-trodden and hopeless. In this workshop, we will identify types of power, what our power-style might be, and build solidarity and mental well-being for/with one another.

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On Becoming: Building Awareness and Action Through Reflective Practices

Facilitators: Bonni Stachowiak | Thu 11 Jul 2024 15:00pm UTC–16:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This session explores reflective teaching, focusing on critical pedagogy and diverse student needs, leveraging lenses and tools (including AI) for actionable insights and fostering incremental pedagogical changes.

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Partnership: Collaboration and Compromise

Facilitators: Jennie Blake | Thu 18 Jul 2024 10:00am UTC–12:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Working together as a community, reflect on frameworks around partnership to explore building connections. This session will use interactive activities to collectively explore ideas and ideals around partnership. We’ll come away with an idea of some of the practical demands, emergent possibilities and possible tensions in working in partnership across institutions, communities and cohorts and begin to create our own contextual “elegant steps”.

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Care-full Feedback

Facilitators: Ameena Payne | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

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HE4Good Book Circles (3–4 sessions)

Facilitators: Catherine Cronin, Laura Czerniewicz | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

Intergenerational & Wellbeing and Joy

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Readers Theater 1

Facilitators: Laura Gibbs, Jim Stauffer, Heather Kretschmer | Thu 30 May 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In our first synchronous meet-up we’ll get to know each other and decide what we would like to do together. People who have done readers theater before can share their experiences, and we can decide what kinds of plays we want to read together for MYFest24, and we can also brainstorm some plays we might want to write together. And, of course, we’ll read a play. Or two!

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"I’ve seen this, I love it"

Facilitators: Jennie Blake | Sat 1 Jun 2024–Sat 31 Aug 2024 All Day (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This will be a continuous lowkey way to capture the beautiful quotes, concepts and other ephemera we come across. You can share your favourite quotes of all time, or just drop in something you’ve seen on the day. It will be a spot to recharge and be inspired by amazing things others have found. At the end of MYFest, we could collectively create something from what we’ve discovered.

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Asynchronous - Wisdom of Fools: A Storytelling Project

Facilitators: Laura Gibbs, Jim Stauffer, Heather Kretschmer | Sat 1 Jun 2024–Sat 31 Aug 2024 All Day (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This is the asynchronous MYFest-long event. We will have a month of asynchronous activities and prompts in June, followed by a workshop in July when we can talk together about what we’ve learned and decide where we want to go next.

Nasruddin was walking along the river one day when he heard someone shouting; he looked across to the other side of the river and saw a man standing there, waving his arms. “Hey!” shouted the man. “How do I get to the other side of the river?” Nasruddin shook his head and shouted back, “But you’re already on the other side!” Nasruddin is one of the most famous “wise fools” in the world, and there are many more, from A to Z, Aesop to Zen masters. You can find the foolish wisdom of the world in stories and songs, in cartoons and jokes, in riddles and rhymes… just look; you’ll start seeing foolish wisdom everywhere! For this MYFest24 storytelling project, we invite everyone to share their favorite examples of “foolish wisdom,” collecting old stories and also creating new stories to share and learn from together.

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Readers Theater 2

Facilitators: Laura Gibbs, Jim Stauffer, Heather Kretschmer | Mon 24 Jun 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

For details, see the MYFest Readers Theater website https://sites.google.com/view/ccreaderstheater/myfest24
All ages welcome!

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Wisdom of Fools: A Storytelling Project (Synchronous Session)

Facilitators: Laura Gibbs, Jim Stauffer, Heather Kretschmer | Mon 1 Jul 2024 16:00pm UTC–17:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Nasruddin was walking along the river one day when he heard someone shouting; he looked across to the other side of the river and saw a man standing there, waving his arms. “Hey!” shouted the man. “How do I get to the other side of the river?” Nasruddin shook his head and shouted back, “But you’re already on the other side!” Nasruddin is one of the most famous “wise fools” in the world, and there are many more, from A to Z, Aesop to Zen masters. You can find the foolish wisdom of the world in stories and songs, in cartoons and jokes, in riddles and rhymes… just look; you’ll start seeing foolish wisdom everywhere! For this MYFest24 storytelling project, we invite everyone to share their favorite examples of “foolish wisdom,” collecting old stories and also creating new stories to share and learn from together. We will have a month of asynchronous activities and prompts in June, followed by a workshop in July when we can talk together about what we’ve learned and decide where we want to go next. 1 Synchronous Workshop + Asynchronous Activities

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Readers Theater 3

Facilitators: Laura Gibbs, Jim Stauffer, Heather Kretschmer | Mon 15 Jul 2024 15:00pm UTC–16:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

For details, see the MYFest Readers Theater website https://sites.google.com/view/ccreaderstheater/myfest24
All ages welcome!

An Introduction to Neuro-Art

An Introduction to Neuro-Art

Facilitators: Marie Louise Williams | Wed 17 Jul 2024 13:00pm UTC–14:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Neuro-Art is a form of sketching or doodling that can be used to relax and shift perceptions and experience around a particular issue, belief, emotion or bodily sensation. This introduction will show the simplest method/technique in order for you to have an insight into the process. It will not give you a complete experience of the full method, but is designed to offer a sense of the possibilities so that you can go and explore further for yourself or with a trained therapist if you enjoy the practice. This is an interactive session and you will get the most benefit if you engage with the process and let it unfold.

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Readers Theater 4

Facilitators: Laura Gibbs, Jim Stauffer, Heather Kretschmer | Thu 1 Aug 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

For details, see the MYFest Readers Theater website https://sites.google.com/view/ccreaderstheater/myfest24

All ages welcome!

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Compassionate Something

Facilitators: Hanan Sabry | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

TBA

Teaching & Learning with Imagination

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Exploring and Enabling Accessible Blended Learning for Equity

Facilitators: Lauren Butler, Mishka Reddy, Diann Selman, Janet Small with learning design colleagues | Wed 24 Jul 2024 13:00pm UTC–14:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

In just 90-minutes, join us on an exhilarating journey to sample and explore the Enabling Accessible Blended Learning for Equity (ENABLE) Framework that aims to embed equity into design processes. Using the world cafe format and experiential methods, collaborate with us to improve and advance this agenda.

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The Fool’s Journey: Using Tarot as a Tool for Radical Reflective Practice

Facilitators: TBD | Thu 1 Aug 2024 15:30pm UTC–16:30pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

Though historically (and in popular media), Tarot has been popularized as a tool for divination, it actually provides a powerful tool for storytelling, reflection, and self-discovery. The major arcana consists of a collection of 22 archetypes that encompass major life themes including creation, stability, loss, solitude, curiosity, healing, transition, balance, justice, wisdom, patience, and hope. Drawing on radical and queer approaches to tarot, these sessions will invite participants to engage in self-reflection and storytelling by exploring the themes that speak to them. We will not predict the future, but will, hopefully, reveal more truths about the present and ourselves.

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Empowering students: student roles in the co-creation of open education and harnessing the potential of AI to create open textbook chapters

Facilitators: Glenda Cox | Mon 5 Aug 2024 14:00pm UTC–15:00pm UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This workshop will engage participants in thinking about the potential roles of students in open pedagogy and the creation of open educational resources after sharing two case studies done at UCT. There will also be interaction around shifting hierarchies and changing the traditional power balance in HE. Student partnerships are seen as a pathway to inclusion and a means to address injustice in the classroom and in course materials. These inclusive practices seem essential for future higher education to be just and sustainable.

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Students as Partners in Experiential Learning (and Liberatory Scholarship)

Facilitators: Heather M. Wright, Jennie Blake | Sat 31 Aug 2024 0:00am UTC (your time: JavaScript Disabled )

This series will begin with a workshop, followed by three sessions will involve discussion, brainstorming, writing, and guest visits from leaders in Students as Partners pedagogy and research, and guest visits from students who are partners in pedagogy and research.

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