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Educators participating in Indigenous Art Practices will learn more about Indigenous Arts, including visual, music, dance, and story. The three free online sessions will include opportunities to explore Indigenous art, related materials and educational resources. Educators will learn about practices and protocols to respectfully engage with Indigenous art and, by the end of the series, they will have drafted an initial plan to incorporate learning about Indigenous Arts in their classrooms and/or teaching practice.
Please note: As this is a learning series, we request that participants attend all three sessions when they register. Registration closed on February 26.
Online Sessions take place at 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (PT) on the following dates:
- March 1, 2023
- March 8, 2023
- April 5, 2023
Topics and learning outcomes for each session:
Session 1: Participants will learn about history and current practices of Indigenous art, as well as ways to respectfully and creatively engage with Indigenous art in their educational practice.
Session 2: Participants will work together in groups to explore art pieces and related materials and begin to sketch out ideas for educational activities that might involve them.
Session 3: Participants will share, discuss and provide one another feedback on their experiences of designing and/or trying out learning activities that engage with Indigenous art.
- Dr. Sara Florence Davidson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
- Dr. Bryan Myles, Associate Director, Bill Reid Centre
- Ashley Edwards, Indigenous Initiatives and Instruction Librarian, SFU Library
- Dr. Laura D’Amico, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education
- Courtney Vance, Graduate Student in Sociology, SFU Library