Professional development webinars for educators who are committed to Indigenous student success.

Free webinars on Indigenous education topics

Webinars are currently offered in English and are available through Adobe Connect.   Participants can join on their PC, Mac, or smart device. If joining by smart device, participants will need to download the Adobe Connect app and enter the meeting.

K-12 Educators are invited to host 30 minutes instructional webinars with lesson plan. Share your expertise with a network of K-12 educators of Indigenous students to improve educational outcomes and increase high school completion rates.  Email Ali Darnay, adarnay@indspire.ca, to express your interest.

Questions?

For more info, please contact us:
institute@indspire.ca | 1.855.INDSPIRE (463.7747) x3008


Upcoming Webinars:

Join us for the live webinar here: http://indspire.adobeconnect.com/creelanguagerevitalization/

A Mother/Daughter Team on Cree Language Revitalization
February 16, 2017 6pm ET This event has been CANCELLED 

This engaging 2-part webinar co-hosted by a Cree Mother and Daughter team will focus on maintaining, enhancing, retaining, sharing & developing Cree Language speakers. The first part will share strategies for teaching proficiency through reading and storytelling in roman orthography. The second part will highlight instructional strategies for teaching language through incorporating the Maskwacis Cree App.

Participants will learn:

  • Teaching oral competency and stories
  • Teaching the plains Cree “Y” dialect syllabic system with Total Physical Response

Presenters: Ida Bull resides on the Louis Bull Reservation located west of Maskwacis, her first language is Maskwacis Plains Cree. Currently, she works for Indigenous Studies with the Nipisihkopahk Education Authority. Graduated from University of Calgary, with forty years of teaching experience. Ida holds a Master’s in Leadership and Administration and is committed to supporting all Cree instructors. Joline Mearon-Bull resides in Edmonton, AB with grassroots from Louis Bull located in Maskwacis, AB. She is a grade 5 teacher with Nipsihkopahk Education Authority. Joline just completed her after degree in Education from the University of Alberta with a Second Language Specialization. She holds a Masters Degree, an Undergraduate degree in First Nation Studies, with experience in community-based project research with the World Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre and Athabasca University.

Join us for the live webinar here: http://indspire.adobeconnect.com/indigenousmaker/

Incorporating Maker Education into your classroom with an Indigenous Worldview
March 2, 2017 6pm ET

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In this session, we will explore the current trends in “Maker Education”. The Maker Education Initiative’s (Maker Ed) mission is to create more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making. We will also explore how to use local Indigenous knowledge in order to deliver relevant and authentic programming in the classroom. Our presenters will share details about the 2016-2017 school-based initiative in “Maker Education” at Nusdeh Yoh (House of the Future) and how it has transformed the students and teaching practice as a whole.

Participants will learn:

  • Introductory information about Maker Education
  • How to use Traditional knowledge as a base for programming
  • Strategies and exemplars of how this can be accomplished school-wide and in the classroom.

Presenters: Leona Prince is a Dakelh (Carrier) woman from the Lake Babine Nation and am a member of the Lakh Tsa Mis Yu (Beaver) Clan. Most importantly, she is a mother of three beautiful children Kobe, Ella and Ava who are her driving force in life. Leona works in public education as the Vice Principal of Nusdeh Yoh in School District No. 57 Prince George. She works as a member of the Professional Learning Team with Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium and speaks provincially about culturally responsive education. She also sits at the Aboriginal Leadership Advisory Council for the British Columbia. Noelle Pepin is a Nisga’a woman of the Laxgibuu clan of the wilp Ksdiiyaawak. Her name is Gwiix Silwilayinsgun Gibuu which translates to Always Learning Wolf. She was given this name because of her focus on education. She has a B.Sc. Natural Resources Management, Fisheries and Wildlife; B.Ed. Elementary, and is currently working on a M.Ed. Multidisciplinary Leadership. Her own learning is focused on exploring ways to express contemporary content and issues through traditional mediums or vice versa. As a maker teacher at Nusdeh Yoh (House of the Future) her goal is to foster creativity and collaboration through a cultural lens.