Engaging all Learnerswith Aboriginal Education2012
Laura TaitDistrict Principal, Aboriginal Education
Laura Tait, District Principal, Aboriginal Education, SD68
Gerry Dudoward Tsimshian
Walk between TWO Worlds
Teaching and Learning with Aboriginal Education
AboriginalLarger CommunityAboriginal Ownership
Collective OwnershipBuilding Relationships
JerryWhiteheadAboriginal worldview communicates that values and beliefs are taught within the framework of how we relate to Earth.
Indigenous PedagogyA Separate RealityNorval Morrisseau,1984
Identity Aboriginal students who have the most success in mainstream education are those who are strongest in their Aboriginal identities. Conversely, those students who indicate a discomfort with or lack of rootedness in their Aboriginal identity leave school and struggle academically.Shortcomings and Successes: Understanding and addressing the complex challenge of Aboriginal educationAbility to walk in TWO worlds
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Aboriginal UnderstandingsLearning Progression
Moving Toward the WaterBoarding the CanoeRaising your PaddleJourney Toward Deeper UnderstandingAwarenessDevelopingAcquiringAction/ Advocacyimplies a sense of need to knowimplies a willingness to address ones own understandings and beliefsimplies a demonstration of knowledge and respectimplies a demonstration of knowledge, respect and a commitment to advocacyKnowledge of Aboriginal Peoples and History on local, regional and national levelsDemonstrates awareness of
Local Aboriginal peoples and territoriesAboriginal languages and culturesIndigenous KnowledgeCanadian history as it pertains to Aboriginal peopleBeginning to explore the topics of
Local Aboriginal peoples and territoriesAboriginal languages and culturesIndigenous KnowledgeHistory and the impact of colonizationThe present day impact of the Indian ActThe contributions of Aboriginal people to contemporary societyDemonstrates knowledge of Local Aboriginal peoples and territoriesAboriginal languages and culturesIndigenous KnowledgeHistory and the impact of colonizationThe present day impact of the Indian ActThe contributions of Aboriginal people to contemporary societyRecognizes the influence of the dominant culture, while striving to foster the Aboriginal WorldviewDemonstrates and practices a knowledge and respect for Indigenous Pedgogy
Beliefs and Attitudes towards Aboriginal PeoplesRecognizes that knowledge may need to be enhancedAware that issues exist around Aboriginal peoplesDemonstrates a willingness to enhance ones knowledge and understandingMay bring an informed perspective to current issues Demonstrates a responsibility to enhance ones knowledge and understandingPossesses an intention to bring an informed and critical perspective to current issues and acts upon those intentionsDemonstrates respect for Aboriginal peopleProvides leadership to enhance others knowledge and understandingSeeks out opportunities to act on the injustices toward Aboriginal people
Raising your Paddle
Raising your PaddleAcquiringimplies a demonstration of knowledge and respectDemonstrates knowledge of Local Aboriginal peoples and territoriesAboriginal languages and culturesIndigenous KnowledgeHistory and the impact of colonizationThe impact of the Indian Act on present day Aboriginal people The contributions of Aboriginal people to contemporary societyDemonstrates a responsibility to enhance ones knowledge and understandingPossesses an intention to bring an informed and critical perspective to current issues and acts upon those intentionsDemonstrates respect for Aboriginal people
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AEEAAboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement
SPIRIT of full effortHow do we ensure full effort, by our School District and our Aboriginal Communities, to work toward building success for Aboriginal students ?
How can we enhance ALL students and ALL adults understanding of Aboriginal history, perspectives, people and the contemporary context?
How can we enhance Aboriginal students sense of belonging within schools and their belief that they can be successful in the public education system, while at the same time enhancing the belief of the system that Aboriginal students can be more successful?
How can we improve the Academic achievement for all Aboriginal students?
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8th FIRE CBC learning
4 Part Series http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/8thfire/
The Spirit Has No Colour
**Know your dataWhy not multiculturalism?*Historically, the focus has been on Aboriginal people, their successes, their failures the Aboriginal issue.
*Community of Learners - 4 CsCooperation
*UDLAssessment AFLInquiry & Teachers as learnersGrowth MindsetCollaboration*Indigenous PedagogyValues: Interconnectedness
*Great teaching pedagogy Show dont tell!!My interpretation of both the painting A Separate Reality and this quote: Often the Aboriginal World and the Non-Aboriginal World do have separate realities. We, of course see these separate realities in our schools.It looks like low participation and success rates by our Aboriginal students as compared to our non-Aboriginal students. 30% gap in Grad rates.
*Physical environmentCurriculumRavens Children IIISelf-esteem*Teacher StudentParentsCommunity*I am constantly asked for some sort of measurement tool for the Aboriginal Inquiry projects that go on in the districts.
*My where to next*