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First Nations, Métis and Inuit Foundational Knowledge for French Immersion Teachers

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Facilitator(s): Sherri Johnston
Date:November 15, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 19-AB-043

Target Audience

Grades 1-12 French Immersion Teachers

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators, Support Staff, Instructional/Learning Coaches, District Leaders/Consultants

Please note that this session will be taught in French.

About this learning opportunity

Plusieurs ressources existent pour soutenir des enseignants lorsqu’ils cherchent à mieux comprendre des traités numérotés, l’expérience et l’héritage des pensionnats autochtones, la justice sociale, l’apprentissage expérientiel et la pédagogie autochtone.

Cet atelier propose à:

  • approfondir la compréhension des enseignants auprès de ces connaissances de base
  • souligner les ressources éducationnelles de M à 12e années qui sont disponibles en français et
  • modeler les pédagogies autochtones et expérientielles qui pourraient enrichir l’enseignement et engendrer des impacts positifs sur les apprenants

Les participants vont assister à une série d’activités et de leçons qui serviront à approfondir leur compréhension sur ce sujet, ils recevront des recommandations sur comment intégrer ces enseignements en salle de classe à travers les matières et ils seront introduits à une banque de ressources éducationnelles.

Cet atelier sera présenté en français.

Many resources exist to help teachers as they seek to learn more about treaty education, residential schools and their legacy, social justice issues, experiential learning and indigenous pedagogy. This session has three goals:

  1. Deepen teacher understanding of Foundational Knowledge
  2. Highlight Gr -12 educational resources that are available in French; and
  3. Model the use of Indigenous pedagogies that can enrich teaching and positively impact learners.

You will spend the day participating in a series of lessons and activities that will enrich their own understanding, provide some guiding suggestions for how to infuse Foundational Knowledge in their classrooms across subjects areas and provide access to a bank of resources.


This session addresses the TQS competency #5: Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

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

About the facilitator(s)

Sherri Johnston is currently an Assistant Principal in Elk Island Public Schools. She recently completed a secondment with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium where she supported First Nations, Métis and Inuit, Literacy, English Language Learners, French Immersion and Second Languages. She has been a teacher for over 25 years. She has her M.Ed. in Elementary Literacy and is passionate about reading. Sherri has over 25 years’ experience and has taught all subjects in Grades 4 – 9.pport K-12 Literacy. 

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