First Nations, Métis, and Inuit: Learning from Story
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First Nations, Métis, and Inuit: Learning from Story
Presented by: Donna Ross & Lorrie Morales
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session

AUDIENCE: GRADES K-8 TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, DISTRICT LEADS/COACHES, AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. 

In this session, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit: Learning from Story will highlight the concept of the Oracy Framework, which presents the significant use of language-based learning to teach students to use effective communication skills.  The sharing of trickster/truth stories will model strategies to demonstrate the importance of listening, speaking effectively and the power of silence. Language based activities will scaffold the Oracy Framework and an Indigenous Literature Kit will provide plans and stories to use within your classroom.

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.

Lorrie Morales is a semi-retired teacher who is presently working with the Calgary Regional Consortium as a Designer of Professional Learning.  She has over 30 years of experience in adult education, high school, with a focus on Middle School.  Lorrie has worked as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coach, mentor, reviewer, instructor, coach and Team Lead.  You will find her making moments matter and working on publishing her first book.

Fee: $15.00

Includes: light snacks

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