Collaborative Community: Weaving Ways - Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Classrooms and Schools
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Collaborative Community: Weaving Ways - Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Classrooms and Schools
Presented by: Donna Ross & Denise Peterson
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session

AUDIENCE: GRADES K-12 TEACHERS, DISTRICT LEADS/COACHES AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

The Weaving Ways curriculum support document provides pathways for educators to braid together Indigenous ways of knowing with current practices in the classroom for the benefit of all students on our collective journey towards reconciliation. If you’re looking to expand and enhance your capacity to include Indigenous ways of knowing and perspectives when designing instruction for your classroom, this Collabortaive Community is for you. Throughout this 5-part series, participants will dive deeper into the document; Weaving Ways. The Weaving Ways document includes 4 components: Cultures of Belonging, Instructional Design, Pedagogy and Sharing through Story. These four quadrants are interconnected and invite teachers to consider how Indigenous knowledge systems can support rich experiences in the classroom.

This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.

 

About the Presenter(s)

Donna Ross is currently seconded with the Calgary Regional Consortium to provide Education for Reconciliation and Foundational Knowledge of Alberta’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. With 27 years’ experience as an Indigenous educator, Donna brings passion and also a deep knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories, the impact of residential schools, and the infusion of Indigenous ways of knowing into Alberta curriculum and organizational culture.

Denise Peterson is part of the Calgary Regional Consortium team on Education for Reconciliation and Foundational Knowledge of Alberta’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. Denise has been a teacher, administrator and consultant for the past 30 years.  In 2003 she worked with Siksika Education and Golden Hills School Division to open a partnership outreach school. Denise is grateful for the guidance and input she received from Elders and Knowledge Keepers and is humbled to have their encouragement to share with others to further education for reconciliation.  

Fee: $75.00

Includes: light snacks

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