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Indigenous Education [clear filter]
Thursday, February 7
 

9:00am

An Introduction to Treaty Education
This introductory workshop will explore historical and contemporary information and resources relating to numbered treaties within Alberta. Educators will build their understanding of the acknowledgment of land and people, as well as our shared responsibilities to the land and each other. Participants will engage in dialogue and reflect on their professional learning in order to build capacity in treaty education.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Loutitt

Shannon Loutitt

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shannon is a division two teacher on secondment to the Alberta Teachers' Association from Fort McMurray Public School District.  Shannon grew up in Northern Alberta learning about her Métis heritage and at the age of five, she said she wanted to be the first "Native Lady Prime Minister... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Moving from Inspiring to Requiring: Indigenous Education & the New Teaching Quality Standard
The new Teaching Quality Standard requires all teachers to demonstrate foundational knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit for the benefit of all students. Where should you start!? In this session, you will be introduced to short, interactive activities designed to enhance your understanding of reconciliation, resources specifically produced to build your competence and confidence; and ideas about the many paths you can pursue on your future professional Indigenous Education learning journey.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Citadel Theatre: Zeidler Hall 9828 101A Avenue Northwest
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 200
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

Elder in the Making - an Blackfoot and Chinese-Canadian story
“Elder in the Making” is an award-winning documentary that has been praised for its accessibility and local relevance for students and teachers all across Alberta. The film follows two young urban dwellers, one Blackfoot and the other Chinese-Canadian, who embark on a roadtrip across traditional Blackfoot territory. Across cinematic prairie landscapes guided by the wisdom of modern day elders, two unlikely travel companions rediscover their shared history and in one tragic moment come to understand their responsibility as stewards of the land and of the generations yet to come. Join Director Chris Hsiung for an intimate discussion about the making of the film and the journey it has spawned since.

Speakers
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Chris Hsiung

Executive Producer, Hidden Story Productions
Chris Hsiung is the Producer and Director of award winning feature documentary Elder in the Making. As the founder of Hidden Story Productions Ltd., he seeks stories that express both the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit. His journey has taken him from Kathmandu where Nepalese... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

9:00am

First Nation Cultural Arts
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop participants will learn about traditional First Nation art forms, the original art techniques of the land. We will be having a discussion on how to properly represent First Nation arts opportunities in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to examine and watch demonstrations of different art techniques while learning about the relationship First Nation people have with the land. Participants will also learn about and have a chance to help with the collecting, cleaning and preparations of natural materials for art. Finally, we will have an opportunity to do a couple art activities that can be taken back to the classroom to do with the students. As we do the art activities I will be showing different variations for different abilities. We will be working with real animal parts and plants.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teachers Matter: Building Resilience in Arctic Classrooms
This inspirational keynote gives you an in-depth look into the classroom of Maggie MacDonnell, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. Through engaging visuals and stories you are brought to an Arctic school in the village of Salluit, where students face staggeringly high dropout rates, a youth suicide crisis and disturbing social injustices. These Inuit students carry the burden of colonization and inter-generational trauma on their shoulders every day and Maggie explains how she grounds her teaching practice in feminist, post-colonial and community development theory to allow her students to become masters of their own destiny. She shares examples of how her students have developed resiliency through innovative educational programs. This resiliency has led to suicide prevention, school perseverance and the graduation of Inuit girls who were previously drop outs. This emotional keynote will underline the message of how much teachers matter, re-igniting the teaching passion for an audience of educators.

***Please be aware this keynote will discuss topics of suicide and inter-generational trauma***

Speakers
avatar for Maggie MacDonnell

Maggie MacDonnell

Maggie MacDonnell is the winner of the Global Teacher Prize, a $1 Million US purse considered to be the Nobel Peace Prize of Education. Her teaching experience is global including working with; Congolese and Burundian refugees, young Tanzanians living with HIV, to Inuit youth in the... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Hall D 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Shauna Swerda - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 2000
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:30am

Teaching About Residential Schools
The history of residential schools in Canada was ignored for a long time. Now there is a lot of information available, but it can be difficult to pick and choose where to start, and tricky to find appropriate material. This session will explore books about residential schools to share with students, and appropriate books to introduce the topic of Residential Schools in Canada with young readers. Additionally, teachers will gain more information to support their competency in updates to our Teaching Quality Standard, as teachers must now demonstrate that they can apply “Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit".

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Cheryl Dawes - Parkland #10
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:30am

Indigenous Short Stories from Across Alberta
Join Chris Hsiung, Producer and Director of the award-winning film "Elder in the Making”, to learn about his latest collaboration: a series of short films about the Indigenous Peoples of Alberta to be exhibited at the newly opened Royal Alberta Museum. Ambitious in scope, this series brings contemporary Cree, Dene, Metis, Blackfoot and Nakoda voices into the Human History wing of the museum. The museum spent years consulting with Indigenous Elders across Alberta to determine what stories they wished to share. This is an exciting opportunity for educators to hear about the stories behind the films which cover a range of Indigenous topics from Treaties, residential schools, language revitalization efforts, oral traditional stories, and historically significant events.

Speakers
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Chris Hsiung

Executive Producer, Hidden Story Productions
Chris Hsiung is the Producer and Director of award winning feature documentary Elder in the Making. As the founder of Hidden Story Productions Ltd., he seeks stories that express both the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit. His journey has taken him from Kathmandu where Nepalese... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Klondike Room B
  • Room Details Lecture Max Capacity - 60
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:30pm

First Nation Cultural Arts - Repeat Session
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this workshop participants will learn about traditional First Nation art forms, the original art techniques of the land. We will be having a discussion on how to properly represent First Nation arts opportunities in the classroom. Participants will have an opportunity to examine and watch demonstrations of different art techniques while learning about the relationship First Nation people have with the land. Participants will also learn about and have a chance to help with the collecting, cleaning and preparations of natural materials for art. Finally, we will have an opportunity to do a couple art activities that can be taken back to the classroom to do with the students. As we do the art activities I will be showing different variations for different abilities. We will be working with real animal parts and plants.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 119
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

Exploring Powwows and Round Dances: Storytelling through Movement and Music
First Nation communities throughout Canada have many different types of music and celebrations that are unique to their community and/or nation. During this workshop you will the explore the significance and meaning of components of the powwow and round dance, such as regalia, song and dance. You will learn about current resources to support your learning of powwows and round dances, as well as learn a few dance steps!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Purcell

Melissa Purcell

Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Denesuline and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:00pm

Indigenous Education Resources: Where do I start?
This session will support educators in using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. You will learn about culturally responsive resources to increase your capacity in foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. In addition, you will leave with tools to critically review First Nations, Métis, and Inuit resources for classroom and professional use.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Loutitt

Shannon Loutitt

Walking Together Program Consultant, Alberta Teachers' Association
Shannon is a division two teacher on secondment to the Alberta Teachers' Association from Fort McMurray Public School District.  Shannon grew up in Northern Alberta learning about her Métis heritage and at the age of five, she said she wanted to be the first "Native Lady Prime Minister... Read More →




Thursday February 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 13/14 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

2:15pm

FNMI Literature to Engage Your Students (K-9) and Build Your Capacity with the new TQS
This session features literature and resources to engage your FNMI students, while supporting FNMI education and perspectives in your classroom for all students. We will also explore why it is so important to show our students that our First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people are not just a part of history, and using literature can be a great way to spark inquiry and engagement in students and make connections that are more meaningful to their learning. Additionally, "Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit" is part of our updated Teaching Quality Standard, and this session will support teachers in meeting this addition to our standard. Participants will get access to valuable resources, activities, and annotated literature lists linking to their program of studies.

Speakers
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Kerry Aiken

Kerry Aiken holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Native American Studies, from the University of Lethbridge, as well as her Master of Educational Leadership degree from the U of L. Kerry has been teaching for 15 years and is in her second year as the Principal at Milo Community... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Shaw CC: Salon 4 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 160
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English
 
Friday, February 8
 

9:00am

Culture! The Simple Classroom Conversation
Learn how to have a simple conversation in your classroom about culture while creating a visual art piece to serve as a reminder of diversity. Participants will be learning different variations of this activity. This activity can be done with a class, whole school or done with individuals. This conversation will help people recognize and parallel similarities in all cultures. It is also a great way to explore the impacts of history on culture. Because I am First Nation this session will have many examples from the First Nation perspective. As we create our art pieces I will be sharing on how Canadian history has impacted the common elements of culture of First Nation people as well as share about the things people can do to help strengthen those elements.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

10:15am

Culture! The Simple Classroom Conversation - Repeat Session
Learn how to have a simple conversation in your classroom about culture while creating a visual art piece to serve as a reminder of diversity. Participants will be learning different variations of this activity. This activity can be done with a class, whole school or done with individuals. This conversation will help people recognize and parallel similarities in all cultures. It is also a great way to explore the impacts of history on culture. Because I am First Nation this session will have many examples from the First Nation perspective. As we create our art pieces I will be sharing on how Canadian history has impacted the common elements of culture of First Nation people as well as share about the things people can do to help strengthen those elements.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

11:15am

Resources for Indigenous Learning in the Music Classroom
Are you struggling with finding ways to incorporate Indigenous content into your elementary music classroom? At this sharing session we will explore a variety of resources, cultural artifacts, storybooks, and other means that will support Indigenous learning in the music classroom. Activities presented stem from resources that many schools may already own, can be easily purchased, or can be found through public libraries; they are not stand-alone activities. An Elder is the best person to access for cultural teachings; this session instead will provide ideas to supplement current teaching practices to support Indigenous learning.

Speakers
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Lynnette Newton

Lynnette Newton is Alberta born, Alberta bound. True to character, she loves nature, children, the study of both and has had over 25 years in the classroom. Navigating elementary school was a steep challenge with success in literacy coming later in life. Lynnette completed her Rehabilitation... Read More →
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Courtney Richard

Courtney Richard has been an elementary music specialist with Elk Island Public Schools for over 10 years. She has completed her Orff Level I and II training, Intellidance certification, and received her Master of Education degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Music Education... Read More →




Friday February 8, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

12:30pm

African Music for Children
In August 2017, Garth Prince returned home to Namibia for the first time in nine years to share his Canadian (African music) residency experience with students there. Music is very much a part of the culture in Namibia, but not part of the school curriculum. Three weeks later, Prince returned to Canada with new insight and experiences he now shares in stories, games and songs. In this workshop, Prince teaches you one song and a musical game he learnt on his trip.

Speakers
avatar for Garth Prince

Garth Prince

Africansong.org
As a native of Namibia with years of experience in promoting African culture and community-building through song, dance and instruments, Garth Prince offers unique programs for schools and venues across North America.


Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Chateau Lacombe: Strathcona Room
  • Chairperson Brenton Baum - Timberline #9
  • Room Details Open Max Capacity - 100
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

12:45pm

First Nation Traditional Foods ***Allergy Alert: Hazel nuts and almonds***
Participants will learn about the traditional gathering and preparing process of foods, gain a better understanding of what a traditional diet consisted of and its importance. They will compare traditional perspectives of food with the modern day view and gain a greater appreciation of this element of culture. Participants will have the chance to make a grocery store version of Pemmican that can be taken back to the classroom! *ALLERGY ALERT* This session contains a display that has nuts.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English

1:00pm

Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Enhancing Your Teaching with Indigenous Pedagogy
This session supports teachers as they strive to apply Indigenous foundational knowledge in their classrooms and communities. Ideas and resources on Indigenous language, relationships, histories, world views and pedagogies will be explored. In addition, ideas will be shared for cross-curricular projects and experiential learning that support Indigenous ways of knowing while simultaneously enriching classroom experiences for all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Lois Maplethorpe

Lois Maplethorpe

Greetings! I currently teach in the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) program at Red Deer College. I come from an Elementary Education background, where I taught in a variety of classrooms from Kindergarten to Grade 5. In my last few years of school teaching, I dappled in Learning... Read More →
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Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 3 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Chairperson Jacqueline Mines - Northern Gateway #43
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 96
  • Grade Focus K-6
  • Tags English

2:00pm

First Nation Traditional Foods - Repeat Session ***Allergy Alert: Hazel nuts and almonds***
Participants will learn about the traditional gathering and preparing process of foods, gain a better understanding of what a traditional diet consisted of and its importance. They will compare traditional perspectives of food with the modern day view and gain a greater appreciation of this element of culture. Participants will have the chance to make a grocery store version of Pemmican that can be taken back to the classroom! *ALLERGY ALERT* This session contains a display that has nuts.

Speakers
HR

Holly Rae Yuzicapi

Holly Rae Yuzicapi is a proud Dakota/Lakota woman from the Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation in Southern Saskatchewan. Growing up in a Dakota family, Holly has learned a lot about the elements of a traditional lifestyle. She is a Cultural Arts instructor that has travelled across Canada... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shaw CC: Salon 15/16 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 48
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English