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Natural Curiosity Webinars

Virtual Professional Learning From Natural Curiosity & JICS Lab School

In collaboration with OECM, Dell Technologies and Advanced Learning Partnerships (ALP), Natural Curiosity is excited to offer exclusive access to a portfolio of free, high-quality Professional Learning (PL) experiences. 

Curiosité naturelle: L’importance du point de vue autochtone dans l’enquête dans l’environnment de l’enfant
February 6, 2023 | 4pm –  5pm (EST)

Join Chantal Larivière as she discusses the importance of Indigenous perspectives in environmental inquiry. Note that this webinar will be conducted in French.

Literature in Action: How Books that Centre Indigenous Voices Can Enact Change in the Classroom and Beyond
February 23, 2023 | 4pm – 5pm (EST)

Join Norah L’Esperance, Ben Peebles, and Krista Spence, three educators from the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackson Institute of Child Study, as they share how literature that centres Indigenous voices can enact change in the classroom and beyond.

Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgments: Upholding Responsibilities to Truth and Reconciliation without Appropriation
March 6, 2023 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (EST)

Join Jade Harvey-Berrill and Haley Higdon move beyond land acknowledgments to discuss how educators can uphold responsibilities to Truth and Reconciliation without appropriation.

Natural Curiosity National E-Course

Integrating Inquiry and Indigenous Perspectives in Environmental & Sustainability Education (ESE) 

In collaboration with EECOM and the Environmental & Sustainability in Teacher Education (ESE-TE) National Network, Natural Curiosity is excited to launch a new online professional learning opportunity exclusively for preservice and first-year educators (teachers and early childhood educators). This national online course will allow participants to deepen their understanding and pedagogical knowledge and skills within environmental education. This course focuses on integrating inquiry-based learning and bringing an Indigenous lens to teaching. 

The Natural Curiosity National E-Course will begin this coming fall with registration opening in the summer. Sign up below for the interest list to be the first to know about registration and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with all of Natural Curiosity's offerings!

Are you interested in organizing a similar e-course for your team? Feel free to connect with us at naturalcuriosity@utoronto.ca.

January
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This January's edition of Making the Shift amplifies the advocacy work led by Eshkiniigjik Naandwechigegamig Aabiish Gaa Binjibaaying (ENAGB) in resisting Metrolinx development along the shores of Gabekanaang-ziibi (Humber River) and in the Eglinton Flats region. The newsletter also features upcoming webinars from Natural Curiosity and its partners, including OISE SCAN, Learning for a Sustainable Future, and the Outdoor Learning Store.

 

Check out the newsletter today for these upcoming events and educator resources around National Ribbon Skirt Day, Indigenous-led climate action projects, language learning, and more!

Doug Anderson and Julie Comay (authors of NC2!) had a lovely conversation on Earthy Chats hosted by our friends at Green Teacher Magazine, The Outdoor Learning Store, CBEENetwork, and Stoked on Science about exploring environmental inquiry with an Indigenous perspective.

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