Presenters will be highlighting theoretical and practical elements of what it means to decolonize, indigenize, and strategies for working with diverse student populations using culturally responsive teaching strategies.
Examples of their current lessons for working with diverse student populations using culturally responsive teaching strategies
Ravijot Gill is an ADST teacher at Guildford Learning Centre in Surrey B.C. She works with students who have been unsuccessful at mainstream schools for a myriad of factors (social, emotional, health, socio-economic, etc). She has been teaching for 15 years and is currently completing an M.Ed in Curriculum and Pedagogy (Home Ec. Focus).
Amy Dash has been teaching in Burns Lake, BC for the last 15 years. The Nechako Lakes school district is home to 14 First Nations where the First Peoples Principals of Learning guide her coursework (junior humanities, English First Peoples 10-12, textiles and family studies courses). Amy is currently in her last year of the M.Ed. Human Ecology and Everyday Living (HEEL) program at UBC.