Learning Opportunity

Infusing Indigenous Ways of Knowing & Being into Curriculum

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Kim Barker-Kay
Date:March 18, 2022
Time:12:45 pm to 3:30 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-DD-PH-KBK-255
Focus: First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) and TRC

Target Audience


About this Learning Opportunity

In this session participants will watch a land based learning video and have an opportunity to explore how their curriculum connects to the learning. Additionally, participants will experience how they could teach using Indigenous ways of knowing and being in their classrooms. Ultimately, each participant will build a lesson plan and receive links to many supporting resources.

All learning opportunities with the ERLC regional team will focus on the Alberta Education and district priority areas.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

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

About the Facilitator

Kim is currently a consultant with the Northwest Regional Learning Consortium. Previously, Kim was a teacher, principal, and researcher in north western Alberta. Her work evolved into a focus on building educational equity. This path led her to the work of many influential educators in the field such as Curtis Linton, Anthony Muhammad, John Hattie, and Mike Mattos. She spent many years involved in diversity leadership training with the National Coalition Building Institute. Additionally, Kim had the unique experience as the protegé of a Cree Elder for ten years. As a principal, Kim was able to put all she learned into practice with favourable results in student achievement. She learned first hand the complexities involved in building educational equity. Kim continues to live on an acreage in the High Prairie area with her husband, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her children and grandkids.