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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, and to establish effective self-care practices.

 

The 2020 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 the 2021 Summer Enrichment Program Agenda and Presenter Biographies for the 2021 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 12th – Friday, July 23rd, 2021

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Where

Delivered virtually, online

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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 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
  • Many Teach For Canada teachers and staff will join

STORIES FROM THE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM