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Building Indigenous Foundational Knowledge Through a Community of Practice

Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 18, 2019 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Nov 22, 2019 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Feb 14, 2020 (1:00 pm to 3:30 pm)
Day 4Mar 19, 2020 (9:00 am to 3:30 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 (St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School)
6614-129 Avenue
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Day 3Spruce Grove (Graminia School)
51101 Range Rd 271, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1G7
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Day 4Wetaskiwin (Sacred Heart School)
4419 52 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 2X7
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Course code: 20-AB-074

Target Audience

Teachers; School-based Administrators (Principals and Assistant Principals); Instructional Coaches; Learning Coaches; District Leaders/Consultants

About this learning opportunity

This practical, engaging and informative professional learning series will focus on supporting school leaders and teachers in “developing and applying Indigenous Foundational Knowledge for the benefit of all students”, Leadership Quality Standard and Teaching Quality Standard. What does "develop and apply Indigenous foundational knowledge look like? Sound like? Feel like? Where does one 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 educators 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, followed up with four half-day visits to Edmonton area schools (a combination of elementary, junior high, and high schools). The school visits will provide you with the opportunity to hear a short presentation from the school, engage in a guided tour of the school, dialogue with the school leaders through small group discussions, learn about community and classroom resources, reflect on what was observed, heard and experienced;  and consider how to apply what was learned during your visit into 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. Don't miss this exciting 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

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

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 39 years. Prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, Corrie served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools, where she led numerous districtwide projects, managed complex teams, and facilitated professional learning sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning. Corrie has her Master’s degree from the University of Alberta, and was a finalist in Alberta's Excellence in Teaching awards program. 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.