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Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map - An Amazing, Authentic Approach to Understanding the Past, Present and Future of Indigenous Peoples

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Facilitator(s): Crystal Cholin
Jessica Daniels
Corrie Ziegler
Date:April 25, 2019
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Sherwood Park (Elk Island Catholic Schools)
310 Broadview Road
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Course code: 19-AB-467

Target Audience

K - 12 teachers, leaders, Indigenous coaches and Liaison workers

About this learning opportunity

Canadian Geographic has worked collaboratively with a number of Indigenous and ally educators and organizations from across Canada to create the Indigenous Peoples Giant Floor Map (11 metres by 8 metres/35 feet by 26 feet) and accompanying materials.  Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium and Elk Island Catholic Schools have purchased this interactive and detailed resource, and invite you to attend this session to learn about the scope and range of topics and strategies related to Indigenous peoples included in the resource.  If possible, we encourage you to attend this session in school teams, to learn how the giant map and related resources will assist you and your students in understanding the past, present and future of Indigenous peoples, as well as to create meaningful plans for how this resource can be used with all students, at all grade levels, in your school.  

We will begin the session by exploring:

  • the range of topics and materials included in the resource
  • how this resource serves as a starting point for reaching out to Indigenous communities, organizations and groups in your area, to  contextualize the learning for your students
  • pre-map activities you and your students can engage in prior to the giant map arriving at your school
  • connections to Alberta's K - 12 curriculum (multiple disciplines), through grade level groups discussions
  • lessons learned from those who have already used the resource in their school
  • details related to borrowing the resource (cost, length of loan period, how resource is shipped, etc.).
With a deeper understanding of the range of topics and materials included in the resource, you will be given time to work in grade level or school teams to create meaningful, authentic plans that are connected to curriculum, and will result in maximized use of the resource during its 'stay' at your school.  
Don't miss this exciting and engaging learning opportunity!
This session addresses the LQS competency #5: Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit
This session addresses the TQS competency #5: Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

About the facilitator(s)

Crystal Cholin has been an educator for over 25 years, gaining experience in multiple provinces and community settings. She now works with Elk Island Catholic Schools as a learning consultant focusing on Division 3 and 4 English Language Arts, disciplinary literacy, and Indigenous education. In addition to her expertise with English Language Arts, Crystal is also trained in the AIM for FSL and is TEFL certified. Her personal learning journey continues through the pursuit of educational opportunities and through the exploration and sharing of strategies and resources to enhance literacy instruction.

Jessica Daniels is Cree/ Metis from Edmonton, Alberta and has studied political science and philosophy at the University of Alberta, as well as Business Administration at NAIT. She has also had the privilege of working with Indigenous Elders throughout her career and  applies those teachings to everyday contexts in her work such as evaluation, data management, strategic planning, and building safe and trusting environments. She has designed and delivered workshops and presentations on many topics including sexual health, harm reduction, implementing program science, Métis research methodology and identity. She is an instructor in a certificate program that employs experiential learning and Indigenous perspectives on history, health, social justice and gender. She has developed curriculum at the post-secondary level on addiction, narrative approaches to recovery and treatment, colonialism and its impact on health.   She is the currently the Indigenous Consultant with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium.

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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