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Indigenous Pedagogy in the French Classroom

Dear French language teachers and TLs,


The Indigenous Education Department and the Modern Languages Department have been working together to explore how to weave in Indigenous Education in our French Immersion and Core French programs. We are very excited to share with you a learning opportunity to collaboratively explore Indigenous Pedagogy in the French language classroom. 


This learning series will include a few interactive workshops with Shelly Niemi and Madeleine Challies, along with an opportunity for teacher teams to choose an area of inquiry to further explore Indigenous Pedagogy in the French language classroom. We encourage teachers to sign up with school colleagues if possible. We can also help connect individual teachers who are looking for a group with whom to collaborate. 


Time will be given during our second workshop to develop inquiry questions and plan projects. See below for dates and details. 


Session details Date
Introduction to learning series

Exploring the 5Rs of Indigenous Pedagogy

Overview of guiding questions

Thursday February 10th*

(*please note new date)



Developing a focus of Inquiry

Exploring the 5Rs

Developing Inquiry questions

Thursday February 24th*

(*please note new date AND time)



Teacher inquiry projects

Grant money to purchase resources. 

Grant money may also be used for release time if and when we are able to use TTOCs. We will update teachers if this becomes a possibility in the spring.

Sharing and celebrating inquiry projects

After school session to share and celebrate inquiry projects

discuss emerging questions and goals for next year

Monday May 2nd 


Location TBA (Likely Lansdowne Middle)


This series will be bilingual and we encourage all teachers who teach and otherwise support French language students to participate.