By Joel Krentz
Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in our Teaching and Learning
“We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples, and educators, to: make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties, and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.” ~ Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action # 62(a)
Related presentation available from 2017 OLA Super Conference, Infusing Aboriginal
Perspectives Across the Curriculum for All Students (Krentz, 2017) http://bit.ly/OLA7teachings
Toronto teacher-librarian Joel Krentz presents an engaging, collaborative whole school approach to fostering school-wide implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action for education, demonstrating the successful leadership of teacher-librarian and school library learning commons in this endeavour. Research, resources and implementation strategies are shared. Use of the “Seven Grandfather Teachings” as a framework is highlighted.