Learning through Doing: Embedding Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Health & Physical Education Curriculum
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Learning through Doing: Embedding Indigenous Ways of Knowing in the Health & Physical Education Curriculum
Presented by: Donna Ross & Denise Peterson
Located at: St. Leo Centre
6220 Lakeview Drive SW, Calgary, AB
About the Session

AUDIENCE: This session is designed for K-12 health, and physical education classroom teachers, Indigenous liaison staff, learning coaches and members of the learning community committed to acquiring practical project-based learning strategies that incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. Resources will be shared. 

How can your ‘wellness education’ learning community come together to create the understanding necessary to support Education for Reconciliation?

This opportunity will coach educators to establish goals in wellness education founded on the premise that learning communities inclusive of Indigenous Foundational Knowledge create and promote lifelong commitment to education for reconciliation.

A Practical Classroom Approach

Educators have articulated the need to incorporate practical approaches into classroom practice as a means to achieving the outcomes identified in the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. Participants in this session will:

Have the opportunity to:

  • Practice ‘hands on’ three-dimensional curriculum strategies in traditional dance, Indigenous games and outdoor pursuits
  • Learn the knowledge, skills and concepts related to Indigenous experience
  • Create concept-based units based on Indigenous principles of teaching and learning
  • Build assessment strategies that honor Indigenous values
  • Weave ways of Indigenous knowledge to enrich your classroom’s health and physical education programs

This learning opportunity is being offered through grant funding from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s)

Donna Ross is currently contracted with the Calgary Regional Consortium to provide Education for Reconciliation and Foundational Knowledge of Alberta’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. She brings a strong understanding of literacy and storytelling from an Indigenous perspective.

Denise Peterson is part of the Calgary Regional Consortium team on Education for Reconciliation and Foundational Knowledge of Alberta’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. Denise has been a teacher, administrator and consultant for the past 30 years.  In 2003 she worked with Siksika Education and Golden Hills School Division to open a partnership outreach school. Denise is grateful for the guidance and input she received from Elders and Knowledge Keepers and is humbled to have their encouragement to share with others to further education for reconciliation.  

Fee: $15.00

Includes: light snacks

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