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Infusing Indigenous Knowledge Into Curriculum

This website shares documents for Grades 1 to 6 English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math that aim to provide: Clarity and consistency related to the Grades 1 to 6 Essential Learning Outcomes...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/infusing-indigenous-knowledge-into-curriculum/

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map

The Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map shows the locations of Indigenous communities, residential schools, reserves and more. Rather than political borders, Canada is broken...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/canadian-geographic-indigenous-peoples-atlas-of-canada-giant-floor-map-booking-form/

Weaving Ways: Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Classrooms and Schools

The Weaving Ways resource is an introductory guide to support teachers in considering how Indigenous knowledge systems can support a rich experience for students in their classrooms. With an invitation to...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/weaving-ways-indigenous-ways-of-knowing-in-classrooms-and-schools/

Creating and Sustaining a Community of Practice for Instructional Leaders: Acquiring and Applying Indigenous Foundational Knowledge

This resource provides detailed, step by step support to an identified facilitator who wishes to set up and facilitate a Community of Practice (CoP) for instructional leaders. Instructional leaders...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/creating-and-sustaining-a-community-of-practice-for-instructional-leaders-acquiring-and-applying-indigenous-foundational-knowledge/

K-12 Infusing Indigenous Texts in Classrooms

This series was developed to help K-12 teachers delve into how they can infuse Indigenous texts in their classrooms in meaningful and respectful ways. Teachers will appreciate the Q&A format,...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/k-12-infusing-indigenous-texts-classrooms/

Indigenous Literature Kit: Growing Our Collective Understanding of Truth and Reconciliation

This kit is a professional learning resource that supports educators to grow in their collective understanding of Truth and Reconciliation. The project started with titles from the Literacy Seed Kit and added...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/indigenous-literature-kit-growing-collective-understanding-truth-reconciliation/

Supporting Awareness, Understanding and Application of Indigenous Foundational Knowledge: A PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION TOOL

This document was also developed to strengthen instructional leadership to lead learning related to Indigenous foundational knowledge and its application within classrooms and the larger school community. As...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/supporting-awareness-understanding-application-indigenous-foundational-knowledge-planning-implementation-tool/

Creating a Sense of Place for our Indigenous Students

This is a blog post where the author provides a rationale for the Calgary Board of Education’s decision to acknowledge the host First Nation Peoples and their traditional territory at the outset of any...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/creating-a-sense-of-place-for-our-indigenous-students/

Indigenous Peoples of Canada: First Nations, Métis and Inuit

This website is a collaborative effort for engaging students in provincially-based learning activities focused on discovering Alberta’s past and building upon that to assist in shaping Alberta’s...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/indigenous-peoples-of-canada-first-nations-metis-and-inuit/

Reconsidering the Universality of Nation and Nationality: Exploring Indigenous Notions of Land, Citizenship, and Nation

This resource includes a video presentation and a discussion guide. During the presentation, Dwayne Donald addresses the ideas of identity, citizenship and nation within the Canadian context from the First...

https://arpdcresources.ca/pd-resource/reconsidering-the-universality-of-nation-and-nationality-exploring-indigenous-notions-of-land-citizenship-and-nation/