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A Community of Practice for Educators: Developing and Applying Indigenous Foundational Knowledge in Your School Community

Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 16, 2018 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 28, 2018 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Jan 15, 2019 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 4Feb 26, 2019 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 5Apr 09, 2019 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Day 2Edmonton (amiskwaciy Academy)
101 Airport Road
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Day 3Edmonton (Prince Charles School)
12325 127 Street NW
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Day 4Edmonton (Ben Calf Robe - St. Clare School)
11833 - 64 Street
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Day 5Edmonton (St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School)
6614-129 Avenue
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Course code: 19-AB-059

Target Audience

School-based Administrators, Grades K-12 Teachers

Also Recommended For

District Leaders, Instructional/Learning Coaches

About this learning opportunity

This practical, hands on, engaging and informative learning professional learning series will focus on supporting school leaders charged with “developing and applying Indigenous Foundational Knowledge for the benefit of all students”, Leadership Quality Standard (2018).  

What does "develop and apply Indigenous foundational knowledge look like? Sound like? Feel like? Where does the leader start with this work? Who can assist them in this work? What about resources to support the learning? So many questions! This series will provide some clarity around this important work and the opportunity to learn from leaders who have had success in developing and applying Indigenous foundational knowledge in their school community.


The series will begin with a half day orientation session on October 16, 2018, followed up with four half-day visits to Edmonton area schools (a combination of elementary, junior high, and high schools) to view exemplary leadership in action. The school visits will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • listen to a short presentation by the school leader(s)
  • engage in a guided tour of the school
  • dialogue with the school leaders through small group discussions
  • 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

As part of this series, you will be asked to ‘try’ at least one idea or strategy at your own school and share your experience at a celebration of learning on our final day together.  Note: our final day will begin at 9:00 a.m. to provide time for celebration, sharing and learning from each other.

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

About the facilitator(s)

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.