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National Gathering for Indigenous Education

Call for Presentations

The National Gathering is a place where educators and partners in education can celebrate, renew and rebuild relationships and share experiences with a mutual goal of improving educational outcomes of K-12 Indigenous students.

Indspire continues to showcase strategies that grow Indigenous student success. This year, we are seeking submissions that highlight pedagogies inclusive of Indigenous cultures, languages and perspectives to engage schools, educators, parents and communities.

We welcome proposals on topics related to the following areas in K-12 education:

Mental/Intellectual – Knowing

  • Academic, literacy, numeracy
  • Early learning
  • Special education
  • Career counselling
  • Progressive school leadership models
  • Critical inquiry, 21st century fluencies: progressive ways of teaching and assessment
  • Understanding of colonial legacy and residential schools

Emotional/Social – Feeling

  • Mental health
  • Suicide and prevention
  • Parental engagement
  • Social skills, self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Student mentorship programs, role models

Physical – Doing

  • Health and nutrition
  • Land based learning
  • Attendance, graduation
  • Technology
  • Student engagement
  • Support students in transitions from rural to urban areas and to PSE

Spiritual – Being

  • Culture
  • Language
  • Traditional arts
  • Wellness
  • Culturally relevant resources/curricula

Presentation Guidelines

Sessions will be 20 minutes in duration with an additional 10 minutes for questions. Indspire’s online form (below) must be used to submit all proposals.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Title of workshop presentation
  • A 100 word workshop description that should include:
    1. Recommended ways for educators to easily implement with their students on Monday morning the ideas that were shared during your presentation
    2. Non-mandatory website or app links to resources that can be used easily and quickly or for attendees to take a deeper dive on the topic if time and interest are there for them to do so
  • A sample lesson plan with rubric guidelines or tasks for students, worksheets or activities to utilize quickly and easily
  • A 100 word biography of the presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) Headshot
  • Any additional information that you believe will improve audience engagement and participation that applies to your presentation
  • Intended audience: primary, junior, intermediate, senior, administrators, academics or some combination thereof
  • Please be prepared to provide a 60-90 second elevator pitch about why educators need to know about your topic and attend your workshop.
  • We are limiting the number of presenters for the in-person event to a maximum of 2. If your presentation has more than 2 presenters, your proposal will be put into the panel discussion category which has slightly different criteria for selection.

The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

If your submission is successful, you will be required to confirm your participation within 10 days of being notified. If we do not hear from you within 10 days of notification, the workshop space will be offered to another submission.

Online Proposal Submission Form


If you have any questions, please email communications@indspire.ca.