Summer Learning

 

OTF is pleased to offer two exciting
Summer Learning opportunities this August.

Space is limited, so apply soon to avoid disappointment!

 

Full STE(A)M Ahead: Inclusive, Innovative and Interactive Teaching and Learning about STEM

Join us this summer for a one-and-a-half-day immersive professional learning event at the k2i academy (Lassonde School of Engineering, York University). Together, we’ll explore hands-on, practical activities that you can adapt and adopt in your own teaching practice. Come learn how to interconnect engineering design, computational thinking, coding and electronics to engage students in creative problem solving focused on social and environmental justice issues. Experience how we can create inclusive spaces that inspire our students to be future creators, innovators, thought leaders, and problem solvers!

August 10–11, 2022
Program begins at 2:00 pm on August 10 and ends at 3:00 pm on August 11.

Lassonde School of Engineering, York University
204 Bergeron Centre, Toronto

Grades:  Grades 6-12
Maximum capacity:   30 participants

Fees/ Expenses

  • Registration is free
  • One night’s accommodation will be arranged by OTF and costs covered by OTF
  • OTF will cover all meals during the actual program
  • OTF will NOT cover transportation or meals en route to and from the event

APPLY HERE

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Exploring the Power & Potential of Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Education

In this interactive three-day summer learning opportunity, participants will have the opportunity to learn from the land and alongside Indigenous community members to explore the connection between Indigenous Knowledge Systems, the natural environment and how this can create powerful learning experiences. Participants will be guided through numerous ready-made, curriculum-connected activities and lesson plans as examples on how to effectively embed appropriate First Nations, Métis and Inuit education into a variety of subject areas.   Strategies on how to avoid mis-steps leading to appropriation and harmful, unintentional practices will be shared as well as numerous examples of transformative classroom practices that embrace a healing-informed approach to teaching and learning.

Learning Goals:

  • Build an understanding of Indigenous worldviews and protocols, including the importance of local relationships
  • Highlight the relationship between Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the land through a variety of experiences
  • Develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary policies that continue to impact First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples
  • Recognize that reconciliation involves the collective efforts from all peoples to revitalize the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadian society.
  • Create a network of resources and contacts

August 23 – 25, 2022
Program begins at 11:00 am on August 23 and ends at 3:00 pm on August 25.

St Dunstan Elementary School
1525 Cuthbert Avenue, Mississauga, with time spent on the land at Riverwood Conservancy

Grades:  K – 12
Maximum capacity:    25 participants

Fees/ Expenses

  • Registration is free
  • Two nights’ accommodation will be arranged by OTF and costs covered by OTF
  • OTF will cover all meals during the actual program
  • OTF will NOT cover transportation or meals enroute to and from the event

APPLY HERE

Important notes:

  1. You will receive a follow-up message from OTF to confirm your participation in the Summer Learning program. Applying does not automatically guarantee a space.
  2. Selection of participants is on a first come first served basis. However, OTF reserves the right to balance participation across its four Affiliates (AEFO, ETFO, OECTA and OSSTF).
  3. OTF Members may elect to apply for both Summer Learning opportunities but will be permitted to participate in one only.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at summerinstitutes@otffeo.on.ca