Teacher Preparation

The Teach For Canada Summer Enrichment Program.

Teach For Canada provides selected teachers with three weeks of preparation. The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) 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 history and culture of northern First Nations, to adopt culturally-relevant pedagogies, to visit a First Nation, and to establish effective self-care practices.

 

See the Summer 2017 SEP Schedule and the Presenter Bios.

A Three Week Program

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Week 1: Culture
Teachers learn about First Nations’ histories, cultures, languages, traditions, and contemporary realities.
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Week 2: Community
Teachers meet with members of the First Nations where they will teach to ask community-specific questions. Teachers also travel to one of our community partners for a four-night experiential learning trip.
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Week 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

Three weeks from July 15th to August 3th, 2018

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Where

Thunder Bay (Lakehead University) and four days in Big Grassy River First Nation

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Why

Prepare you for teaching and living in the North

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How

Teach For Canada covers all costs including transportation, accommodation, and meals

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Who
  • All 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 for several days
  • Many Teach For Canada teachers and staff will join

STORIES FROM THE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Two people on a big rock on the shore of a lake with a sunset in the background
Summer Enrichment Program August 10, 2017
With a Good Heart, in a Good Way
Andrea Grit
Summer Enrichment Program August 1, 2017
Amy Schwindt
Teachers participating in leadership activities at Summer Enrichment Program
Summer Enrichment Program August 16, 2016
The Joys Of The Summer Enrichment Program
Chris Johnson
Teachers learning about Northern Communities
Summer Enrichment Program August 6, 2016
The Shortest Three Weeks Imaginable
Carley Whittle
Teachers collaborating around a table at Summer Enrichment Program
Summer Enrichment Program July 25, 2016
Boozhoo, Lindsay Ndizhiniskaaz
Lindsay Cavanaugh