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Teacher Preparation

Teach For Canada’s Summer Enrichment Program

The Summer Enrichment Program is the cornerstone of Teach For Canada’s community-focused preparation program. It is led by Indigenous leaders, northern teachers, and education experts. It helps teachers to learn about the histories and cultures of northern First Nations, to adopt culturally-relevant pedagogies, and to establish effective self-care practices.

 

The 2021 Teach For Canada cohort of teachers joined Indigenous leaders, northern teachers, and education experts online for a unique two-week Summer Enrichment Program this past July. Teach For Canada braided tradition, history, and pedagogy with technology to create an exciting and memorable virtual learning experience.

 

See an example of the Summer Enrichment Program Agenda and Presenter Biographies for the 2022 Summer Enrichment Program for more details.

 

A Preparation Program

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Focus 1: Culture
Teachers learn about First Nations’ histories, cultures, languages, traditions, and contemporary realities.
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Focus 2: Community
Teachers will learn about community values and governance, local traditions and local knowledge. Teachers will also meet with members of the First Nations where they will teach to ask community-specific questions.
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Focus 3: Classroom
Teachers learn culturally-responsive pedagogy, outdoor education, and classroom strategies. They are coached to develop professional and personal goals and concrete self-care strategies.
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When

Monday, July 11th – Friday, July 22nd, 2022

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Where

Online, delivered virtually

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Why

Prepare you for teaching and living in the North

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How

Teach For Canada will braid tradition, history, and pedagogy to create an exciting and memorable learning experience

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Who
  • All new Teach for Canada teachers must attend
  • Indigenous leaders, northern teachers, and education experts will
    lead sessions
  • Education directors and principals from community partners will
    join
  • Other Teach For Canada educators and staff will join

STORIES FROM THE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Summer Enrichment Program July 23, 2021
Summer Enrichment Program 2021: Week Two In Review
Summer Enrichment Program July 16, 2021
Summer Enrichment Program 2021: Week One In Review
Summer Enrichment Program July 21, 2020
Land-Based Learning – Summer Enrichment Program
Summer Enrichment Program July 30, 2019
Challenged Beyond Measure
Marsha King
Jason Singh fishing
Summer Enrichment Program August 16, 2018
Changing Hopes, Fears, and Fantasies
Jason Singh
Summer Enrichment Program August 5, 2018
Relationships and Reconciliation
Julie Hockridge