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Teacher Preparation

Teach For Canada’s Summer Enrichment Program

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 histories and cultures of northern First Nations, to adopt culturally-relevant pedagogies, to visit a partner First Nation, and to establish effective self-care practices.

 

See the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program Agenda and Presenter Biographies for the 2019 Summer Enrichment Program.

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 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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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

2-3 weeks in the summer of 2020. Check back soon for confirmed dates!

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Where

Lakehead University (Thunder Bay) and a visit to a northern community partner

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Why

Prepare you for teaching and living in the North

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How

Teachers participate in facilitator-led workshops and interactive activities. 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

Summer Enrichment Program July 30, 2019
Challenged Beyond Measure
Marsha King
Summer Enrichment Program August 16, 2018
Jason Singh
Summer Enrichment Program August 5, 2018
Relationships and Reconciliation
Julie Hockridge
Three people fishing
Summer Enrichment Program July 30, 2018
An Enlightening Trip
Jim Priebe
Teach For Canada's Janna Garrett
Summer Enrichment Program July 24, 2018
Naanan Bagijiganan/Five Gifts
Janna Garrett
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
Teachers participating in leadership activities at Summer Enrichment Program
Summer Enrichment Program August 16, 2016
The Joys Of The Summer Enrichment Program
Chris Johnson