Infusing indigenous content across the curriculum through a web-based database
Marlo Steed, Faculty of Ed, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This presentation describes an initiative by the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge to develop a First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Curriculum Collection that incorporates FNMI content across subjects and grades levels. There have been many recent initiatives by ministry's of education to encourage teachers to incorporate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) perspectives into the curriculum. Many of these initiatives have provided rhetoric and rationale but lacked pragmatic resources to help teachers address this issue in their classrooms. The Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge, identified this gap in pragmatic ideas and created an online database of resources and lesson plans that will give teachers ideas and background for infusing indigenous content into the curriculum. This presentation will provide a description of the collection, demonstrate how to access and use it, as well as encourage educators to contribute to it.
Steed, M. (2012). Infusing indigenous content across the curriculum through a web-based database. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1617-1619). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).