We’re sending out this email to spread the word about an awesome PD event coming up on November 7th called #TreatyEdCamp. This PD event will take place at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Education on November 7th from 8:00AM – 1:00PM.
#TreatyEdCamp is a free personal and professional development event sponsored and organized by STARS Regina. Following the EdCamp model, this is PD organized for teachers by teachers, with a particular focus on the implementation of Treaty Education in classrooms. The day will be structured around two big questions: What does Treaty Education mean and how do we do it; and what does it mean to be a Treaty person? We are bringing together some awesome teachers who are doing Treaty Education in their classrooms to share their experiences, but participants are welcome to come with additional sessions (or experiences to share) in mind. We’ll also introduce you to the Blanket Activity and discuss ways you could use it in your own classroom. You will leave this event with new resources, a better understanding of Treaty Education in practice, a network of people to rely on for support, and greater comprehension of the significance of Treaty to our work as educators.
If you are not familiar with the EdCamp model, it is helpful to note that this is a different type of PD event: “Unlike traditional conferences, sessions are not planned or scheduled until the morning of the event.” This means that we will not pre-plan a schedule of presentations, BUT given the specialized nature of this content, we are shoulder-tapping some individuals who we happen to know are doing great things around Treaty Education to make sure that we have a solid base of presentations. On the morning of the event, those who are interested in presenting will put their session title in one of the session timeslots, and participants essentially “vote” on which sessions are held by signing up for various sessions. This means that it’s possible that some sessions won’t take place depending on participant interest, number of attendees, and slots available; as we get a better sense of the number of attendees, we will try to schedule the session times and locations in order to minimize this. As well, presenters should be aware that sessions are quite informal and short, lasting around 20-30 minutes.
This is an open invitation to attend and possibly present at the event. We have put together a list of proposed sessions that we would love to have people present about:
If you are interested in facilitating one of these sessions, please reply and let us know which one! If you would like to present on another related topic, we ask that you reply with a session title and a brief outline of what your session will be about. Additionally, if you know anyone who is doing great work with treaty education in their classroom, please pass this email along to them!
If you are interested in attending, please register here. And please spread the word - we hope you'll forward this email to people who might want to attend the event. This event is open to everyone and will be an amazing opportunity for teachers who want to learn more about how to integrate the mandatory Treaty Education curriculum!
As well, we’ve created an information flyer (here) and a printable poster (available as an image file, as a letter size PDF, and as a legal size PDF with optional bleed for professional printing) - please post/share widely!
Thank you, and we hope to see you there!
The #TreatyEdCamp Committee
- Treaty Ed in Math
- Treaty Ed in Science
- Treaty Ed in Health
- Treaty Ed in Phys. Ed.
- Treaty Ed in Social Studies
- Treaty Ed in English
- Treaty Ed in Arts Ed
- Treaty Ed in Elementary
- Treaty Ed in Middle Years
- Treaty Ed in French Language Contexts
- Doing Treaty Ed in Internship/Pre-internship
- Dealing with Resistance to Treaty Education
- Unpacking Discomfort around Protocol
- Smudging (male and female sessions)
- Anti-racist Education
- Talking to Colleagues about Treaty Ed
- Treaty Ed and Technology
- Having Courageous Conversations around Race