ARPDC Professional Development Resources
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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 participating in this CoP will deepen their knowledge, skills and attitudes in leading all members of the school community in “acquiring and applying foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students”. (Leadership Quality Standard, 2018) This resource will share suggestions, strategies and/or protocols related to: identifying schools to visit; key information to share with host leaders as they prepare for a visit to their school; engaging CoP members in meaningful professional dialogue; capitalizing on the wisdom of the group and learning from each other; connecting the school visits to LQS, TQS and the Supporting Awareness, Understanding and Application of Indigenous Foundational Knowledge: A Planning and Implementation Tool; and reflecting on what was seen/heard at each visit to inform planning and leading learning in their own schools.

Type(s):Learning Guides
Focus(s):Communities of Practice, First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Audience(s):Education Assistants, Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Apply knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Support knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Keyword(s):Community of practice, First Nations Métis and Inuit, FNMI, Indigenous, Instructional leadership, Leaders, Leadership
Level(s):Early Learning, Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Learning Guides:1
Date Posted:June 11, 2018