Welcome to Aligning and Building Curriculum (ABC), Part A, of the Eastern Region Curriculum Development Program. It is our hope that you will find the experience with Part A (October, 2013) and Part C (May, 2014) to be stimulating, challenging, interesting and, most of all, fun. Along with your colleagues from participating colleges in the Eastern Region as well as other colleges in Ontario, you will be a part of a community of practice, which we hope will continue beyond the time we spend together in the ABC Program.
The fall session (Part A) of ABC will occur from Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18, 2013 at Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre in Picton, Ontario.
The Aligning and Curriculum (ABC) Program provides an opportunity for college educators to explore curriculum work of interest to them and to do so with the support of colleagues and resource people from all the participating colleges. A curriculum knowledge exchange network is an important component of the ABC Program. Between Part A and C (the residential components), you will engage in Part B which is the curriculum knowledge exchange network (ABC-KEN). Working with a curriculum partner or small team, you will explore a topic of mutual interest and will share your work with your ABC peers at Part C in May, 2014. With just a small investment of time (less than an hour a week), you will leave ABC Program with new ideas and tools that you can use in the curriculum work you do at your college.
In order to maximize our time together, we ask that you arrive by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16th. We will begin our program at 11:00 a.m. Please refer to the ABC, Part A Program Schedule. The program will wrap up at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Your accommodation, transportation, meals and sessions at Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Centre will be paid by your college. Dress is casual.
You can expect a full program of small group activities, a variety of workshops and ample opportunity for formal and informal sharing of ideas. We have a number of guest presenters who will add to the contributions of the vast experience of you, our participants.
Location for ABC, Part A – October, 2013
Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Ctr.
1642 County Road #12
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0
T. 1.800.724.2393 x. 6090
2013/14 Cohort –
ABC, Part A – October 16 - October 18, 2013
Isaiah Tubbs Resort & Conference Ctr., Picton, ON
ABC, Part B – Curriculum Conversations
(a collaborative dialogue among ABC participants)
ABC, Part C – May 27 - May 29, 2014
Elmhirst’s Resort, Keene, ON