Students Participate in TDSB Arts Co-op Program: Across Experiences
Across Experiences aims to build cross-cultural understanding with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students through storytelling, theatre, dance, and new media. Again this year, Aboriginal perspectives have been woven into all options of the program. Students were mentored and supported by Aboriginal Elders and artists, as they were encouraged to draw upon their diverse backgrounds to tell their story through drama, dance and media. Priority consideration in enrolment was given to Aboriginal students interested in developing and sharing their creativity, in embarking on a shared learning experience in conjunction with their non-Aboriginal peers. The program culminated with a four-week tour of Gr. 7/8 schools and a Gala Showcase Performance at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People on June 11, 2013.
Some of the students work can be viewed by watching this video.
To commemorate the Honourable James K. Bartleman's term as Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, the Government of Ontario has created the ''James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award''.
The Aboriginal Education Centre
In alignment with the TDSB’s Vision of Hope, the Aboriginal Education Centre is pleased to offer a variety of services with the goal of closing the opportunity gap for Aboriginal students. This mandate is approached by infusing Aboriginal perspectives across the curriculum for all students as well as by providing direct wrap-around supports to enhance the overall achievement of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students throughout the TDSB. Staff at the Aboriginal Education Centre include an itinerant Student Success Teacher, Child and Youth Counsellors, an Instructional Leader, Community Liaison Workers and a Tutor/Mentorship Program Facilitator who collectively offer a wide range of services not limited to:
For further information, please call 416-393-9600, or download the attached referral form.
Please see the Aboriginal Education Brochure.
Academic Workspace - Aboriginal Education (Authenticated)
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Decolonizing Our Schools (5282K 1/11/2011)Decolonizing Our Schools
Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board
A Report on the
Urban Aboriginal Education Pilot Project
By: Dr. Susan D. Dion
With: Krista Johnston & Dr. Carla Rice
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How to cite this document:
Dion, Susan D.; Johnston, Krista; Rice, Carla, M (2010) Decolonizing Our Schools Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board. (Toronto)
WELCOME! poster in Aboriginal Languages
You can download a copy of this poster (347K 5/10/2012) .
Please contact the Aboriginal Education Centre at (416) 393-9600 if you would like to receive a copy of this poster for your school or classroom.
Please see the teaching package for more ideas.