Learning Opportunity

Building a Foundation for First Nations, M?tis and Inuit Student Success: Practical Applications for Educators

Facilitators: Tricia Giles-Wang Jeremy Albert Holly Yuzicapi Melissa Purcell

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Mar 23, 2016 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
Day 2Apr 27, 2016 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT)
(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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Session Code: 16-AB-156
Focus: First Nations, Métis, Inuit and TRC Leadership

Target Audience

Grades K-12 Educators and Administrators

About this Learning Opportunity

In this two-part comprehensive series, you will build capacity in First Nations, Métis and Inuit education and culture to support student achievement and success, as well as engaging families and community members. Throughout the series, invaluable resources, supports and information will be provided for immediate use within the classroom, including school communities, to further understanding and awareness:

  • Historical & Contemporary Realities
  • Reconciliation through Education
  • Fostering Relationships:  Connecting with Parents/Guardians and Community Members
  • Developing a Strategic First Nations, Métis, and Inuit School Plan
  • Building a Holistic Learning Environment
  • Culturally Responsive Resources & Strategies
  • Exploring First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literacy and Numeracy Resources

About the Facilitator

This learning opportunity will be presented by Edmonton Public Schools' First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education experts. The team strives to support and enhance the educational experience and achievement of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students by helping schools develop a holistic understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures, worldviews, histories, and current realities. This approach fosters relationships that welcome, nurture, and honour individual student’s stories and cultures and supports the weaving of culture and curriculum to enhance the learning for all students.