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Developing and Applying Indigenous Foundational Knowledge in Action at amiskwaciy Academy

Facilitator(s): Fred Hines
Corrie Ziegler
Date:May 30, 2018
Time:8:30 am – 11:30 am
$20.00 (Offered at minimal cost. You will be responsible for your own refreshments.)
Location: Edmonton (amiskwaciy Academy)
101 Airport Road
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Course code: 18-AB-319

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, District Leaders

About this learning opportunity

Don't miss this hands on, engaging and informative learning opportunity to learn how amiskwaciy Academy honours the Indigenous community and reflects its cultures, values, ancestral knowledge and traditions to achieve excellence in education.

The Leadership Quality Standard and the Teaching Quality Standard (2018) calls on leaders, teachers and the school community to "develop and apply foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit ... for the benefit of all students".  What does "develop and apply Indigenous foundational knowledge look like? Sound like? Feel like?  Key representatives from the school will share how amiskwaciy Academy provides a meaningful and balanced curriculum, and brings together the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures, knowledge and languages in a positive and quality educational setting.   Throughout the morning you will have the opportunity to:

  • hear key ideas about the school from Principal Fred Hines
  • tour the school including the Sweat Lodge
  • visit with the school Elders and learn about protocols
  • view how classroom teachers incorporate Indigenous perspectives into curriculum, including a discussion on the OECD Report- "Promising Practices in supporting Success for Indigenous Students"
  • learn about cultural ceremonies, as well as community and classroom resources
  • reflect on what was seen, heard and experienced to the LQS and TQS
  • reflect on implications for developing and applying Indigenous Foundational Knowledge in your own context

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Fred Hines received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Bachelor of Education degree from Saint Francis Xavier in Nova Scotia as well as a Master of Education degree from the University of New England in Australia in gifted and talented, Indigenous Students. He began his teaching career in 1989 with Frontier School Division in northern Manitoba.

He spent 18 years in Manitoba in the north, central and inner city of Winnipeg, as a Teacher, Resource Teacher, Executive Director of Aboriginal Program and School Administrator. Fred has served as a School Administrator, Coordinator of Programs, and Indigenous Consultant in northern Alberta. He is currently employed by Edmonton Public Schools as the Principal of amiskwaciy Academy. amiskwaciy Academy is a 7-12 Alternative Indigenous Cultural School located in the inner city of Edmonton.

Fred's goals are to enhance the cultural component by continuing to attract community partners; to build upon the existing resources; provide instructional leadership in order to increase student achievement, using the guidelines of the District's literacy mode; and develop a safe and caring learning environment where students can take academic risks while maintaining their cultural identity.

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 36 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, and has facilitated numerous sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning.  Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.

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