• NWT 101: Teachers get schooled in up-here education

    • September 17, 2015

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    Northern Journal 20 July 2015

    A new postsecondary course is exposing a pilot group of nine NWT teachers to a political, cultural and historical overview of the North with the goal of creating a more supportive learning environment in K-12 classrooms across the territory.

    The two-week intensive, which wrapped up this month at the Dechinta Bush University Centre for Research and Learning, brought together a mix of teachers, curriculum developers and Aboriginal language coordinators from across the NWT to learn best practices for teaching in the unique context of the North and inspire ways of bringing community and land-based resources into the classroom.
    Co-organized by the department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) and Dechinta, the course recently brought the mix of adults and their kids out on the land at Blachford Lake Lodge and connected them with Aboriginal leaders, elders and instructors while providing them with an accredited Master’s-level course to advance their post-secondary education level.

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