New FREE Webinar February 28th

Sign up to join us (or to receive the recording) of this FREE webinar on February 28th HERE

Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule of the Univerisity of Victoria and Dr. Angela Nardozi of Listen & Learn are proud to partner to bring you the fourth installment of the Kikinoo’amaagoowin Webinar Series: Teaching Mathematics In Relationship with Indigenous Ways of Knowing.

Teachers across (what we now refer to as) Canada are being encouraged to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing into every subject area. What does this look like in the mathematics classroom? 

In this webinar, Nikki Lineham (a non-Indigenous educator living in Lekwungen territory) will share her experience bringing wholistic, collaboartive pedagogies based in Indigenous ways of knowing into her math teaching with a focus on spatial and visual learning. She will share concrete examples of lessons and pedagogies which can be geared towards all students. Nikki will also speak to her belief that this work must be personal and relevant to students, their communities, and the land that they are living and learning on.

Join Jean-Paul and Angela for this FREE 1-hour webinar on Thursday, February 28th, at 4:00pm PDT and 7:00pm EST or sign up to receive the recording the next day. We look forward to meeting you!  

Special Guest Bio

Nikki Lineham is a non-Indigenous math teacher in Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC) who has been mentoring math teachers for over 12 years. Her passion stems from watching students, teachers and parents learn to understand math conceptually and the resulting growth in confidence, achievement and love for math. Nikki is currently in the first cohort of educators enrolled in the post-graduate certificate in ethnomathemtics at the University of Hawaii. This experience has fueled a new passion for culturally sustaining math teaching. It has also given her more tools to support teachers in understanding how Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing can be incorporated into teaching as a way to support all learners.

Wet’suwet’en Nation & the Unist'ot'en camp

Last month I was overcome with feelings of sadness and anger as I watched armed RCMP confront the Unist'ot'en camp, in order to enforce a court order on behalf of an oil and gas company. As the images spread across social media and the news, many Indigenous folks on Twitter and who have a public platform like Jesse Wenteand Tanya Talaga (in a piece now removed from The Toronto Star's website) declared Reconciliation to be over. Some argued Recompilation never began. 

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New FREE Webinar: Indigenous Perspectives Through Art Across the Curriculum

I am excited to announce the third installment of the Kikinoo’amaagoowin Webinar Series: Indigenous Perspectives Through Art Across the Curriculum

Click here to join us for FREE on Thursday January 31st at 7pm EST OR sign up to receive the recording for free.

Description:

Are you looking for meaningful ways to bring Indigenous understandings of art into your teaching practice?  Are you interested in Indigenous art, but have questions and concerns about appropriation and how to avoid it? Are you looking for resources that can assist you in sharing these concepts with your students?

This month Becky Greenhow from School District 79 Cowichan on Vancouver Island will be sharing her experience with including Indigenous perspectives in classrooms through Coast Salish art. She will share concrete examples from an ongoing Pilot Project in Kindergarten all the way through to Grade 12, and across diverse subject areas like Science, Social Science, Writing, Math, and Fine Arts. She will also discuss ways to make this work accessible to students who hold a variety of skills and who experience different accessibility barriers. 

Becky Greenhow Bio:

Becky Greenhow is a guest in Coast Salish territory, who lives on the lands of the Malahat, learns on that of Cowichan Tribes, and works in view of the Halalt nation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Graduate Diploma in Education from Simon Fraser University, and is currently employed in School District 79 Cowichan Valley as a Grade 5/6 classroom teacher.

For 19 years, she has been a highly motivated teacher, dedicated to create an inquiry-based environment for her students, to support them in their learning, and to encourage their strengths and passions. 

In collaboration with the Salish Weave Collection in Victoria and a small team of educators in the Cowichan Valley, Becky is currently working on a pilot project aimed at developing resources to enable teachers to integrate Indigenous perspectives across the curricula and at all grade levels through the use of contemporary Coast Salish works of art.