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Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises

Multicultural, Anti-bias, & Diversity Activities & Exercises
Jump to: Strategies and Preparation | Icebreakers | Introspectives Strategies and Preparation: Strategies for Choosing and Using Activities and Exercises for Intergroup LearningYou're developing a diversity workshop or facilitating an intergroup dialogue and looking for ways to engage your participants. A Guide to Setting Ground RulesGround rules or community norms can help your program or class run more smoothly. Icebreakers: Knowing the Community: Ethnicity ExerciseContinues community building. Name StoriesWorks toward bringing the stories of individuals to the fore in the multicultural experience. Sharing Ourselves: "Who I Am" PoemsBegins active introspective process while continuing to provide opportunities for individuals to make connections with each other. Introspectives: The Depth and Breadth of "Multicultural"Explores the definition of "multicultural," the dimensions of culture, and the consistency with which we define our culture and the cultures of others. Related:  PedagogyRESSOURCES ÉDUCATIVES PEUPLES AUTOCHTONES - EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Film language | MediaEd When you’re making a film you should use the camera and editing to help your audience know what’s happening and what your characters are doing, thinking and feeling. You need to make sure that you have a variety of shots, usually including * long shots * mid shots * closeups Things you can use to help you plan are * a script * a storyboard * a shot list Camera movements Camera movements should be used for a purpose, not just to avoid editing! Shot duration When you’re filming, each shot should last longer than you want it to appear in the finished film: editing longer shots down is much easier then refilming missing footage if the shots are too short to use. Continuity editing In continuity editing everything is filmed so that the viewer thinks they are seeing continuous action. Shot/reverse/shot If you’re shooting two characters talking to each other, here’s how to do it. You can film an interview in the same way with just one camera: Rules for continuity editing 180 degree rule 30 degree rule

Diversity Chiefs of Ontario - Chiefs of Ontario Education Portal How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? Flickr/Kevin Harber Inquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away from it during the heyday of No Child Left Behind. The pendulum is beginning to swing back towards an inquiry-based approach to instruction thanks to standards such as Common Core State Standards for math and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards and the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Transitioning to this style of teaching requires students to take a more active role and asks teachers to step back into a supportive position. “This is so new for teachers, whereas librarians have been doing this for ten years,” said Paige Jaeger, a school librarian turned administrator and co-author of Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards. “If your brain could talk it would say, ‘I’m lazy and I delete what’s not important,’” Ratzen said. Related

Career, College, & Lifelong Success Links Introductory Activities Understanding Motivation Getting Started Additional Resources: Student Learning OutcomesTips for New InstructorsTips for Engaging Students in LearningSuggestions for Using College and Career SuccessCollegeScope User's Manual

Indigenous heritage - Library and Archives Canada Helping to preserve Indigenous cultures and languages Learn more about the Indigenous documentary heritage initiatives to increase access to First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation-related content in LAC's holdings and support Indigenous communities to digitize and preserve culture and language recordings. Library and Archives Canada (LAC) acquires, preserves, and provides access to published and archival heritage material that represents First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation experiences and contributions to Canada. This includes text, photographs, maps, and audio-visual material. LAC's offices across the territories and lands LAC's facilities are located across the country, on the ancestral lands of the original peoples. The Vancouver office is located on the unceded and traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. Groups General tools and resources Genealogy and family history Indian Residential schools

The Pedagogy Project We are so proud and excited to announce the Pedagogy Project! This project started when several professors asked for specific suggestions on digital or collaborative projects they could do with their students. We asked the HASTAC Scholars to provide specific assignments, in-class exercises and other projects. The response was awesome - over 80 specific and proven suggestions to shake up your syllabus! The Pedagogy Project is organized into nine sections, with numerous examples of projects, assignments and concepts in each area. How to use the Pedagogy Project: Are you currently planning a syllabus? How to contribute to the Pedagogy Project: Register on the HASTAC websitePost your own blog on HASTAC. Thank you to the following HASTAC Scholars who helped me to organize the Pedagogy Project: Staci Stutsman, Syracuse UniversityAmanda Starling Gould, Duke UniversityKalle Westerling, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and HASTAC Scholars Co-Director

Diversity Activities and Ice-Breakers Who I Am Goal This activity allows the learners to share their culture roots and to learn about each other. Materials Needed 12x24 paper for each learner a variety of magazines (ones with lots of photos) glue markers colored pencils and/or water colors scissors Instructions Have the participants fold the paper in half (make a table tent). After the activity, if the table tents get in the way, then post them on the wall. Continuous Activity Throughout the training event, ask the learners to add something new to their table tent. Another Version Have the learners complete the table tents as described above, except do NOT have them write their names on the paper. Discussion What led you to your decision? Changes Goal To diffuse negativity within a group. Using a flip chart, list the changes that the group is going through. How these changes are altering us as a group and as individuals? Break the learners into small groups brainstorming groups. Connect The Dots Pass out a copy of DOTS.

Éducation | Assembly of First Nations Les Premières Nations de tout le Canada procèdent actuellement à un examen des programmes fédéraux d’éducation postsecondaire. Des équipes techniques composées d’étudiants, de directeurs de l’éducation, de coordonnateurs de l’enseignement postsecondaire, de membres du Comité des Chefs sur l’éducation, du Conseil national indien de l’éducation et de représentants des établissements d’enseignement des Premières Nations sont à préparer des recommandations visant à assurer un meilleur accès à l’enseignement postsecondaire et à améliorer le soutien nécessaire à la réussite des étudiants des Premières Nations. Ce travail fait suite à une annonce faite dans le budget fédéral de 2017. Dans le budget de 2017, le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé qu’il entreprendra, avec les partenaires des Premières Nations, un examen exhaustif et collaboratif de tous les programmes fédéraux actuels qui appuient les étudiants autochtones qui souhaitent poursuivre des études postsecondaires.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about! In the workplace, this practice is called 20 percent time. Since it's not often possible for teachers to sacrifice an entire day of schooling to allow for individual creative pursuits, the idea has been reinterpreted in many schools as a "Genius Hour," where students get one hour per day or week to focus on a project of their choice. Video Playlist: 20 Percent Time in the Classroom Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. Don't call it a classroom: Kevin Brookhouser at TEDxMonterey by TEDx Talks (16:06) Kevin Brookhouser is one advocate of the Genius Hour method. More Resources for Using Genius Hour in the Classroom Curious about Genius Hour, in the workplace or the classroom?

Indigenous Education Strategy Ontario's Indigenous Education Strategy is supporting First Nation, Métis and Inuit students to achieve their full potential. The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students. This strategy has been designed to improve opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, to increase the knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives. Background Indigenous Education In Ontario Policy Curriculum Reciprocal Education Approach (REA) The REA is designed to put the learning needs of First Nation students first, by improving access to education in Ontario. This approach was developed in partnership with First Nations and school boards and comes into effect on September 1, 2019. Winter 2018 Progress Report Summer 2013 Progress Report Fall 2009 Progress Report Check often for new resources!

12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources 12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources by Shannon Dauphin Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to make lessons stick in the minds of their students. According to Edutopia, studies have shown that students who use project-based learning remember the material much longer and have healthier attitudes toward education. Project-based learning is based on the idea that students learn best by tackling and solving real world problems. Students are much more engaged with the subject matter and look to the teacher as more of a coach who guides them through their own reflections and ideas. Ready to try project-based learning in your classroom? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. From integrating technology into the classroom to teaching science by hands-on experimentation, project-based learning is not only educational, but often entertaining as well.

À propos du WPE - Des pratiques exemplaires en éducation autochtone Christy est une mère, étudiante, enseignante et membre active de la communauté Anishinabe de Kettle et Stony Point. Son nom spirituel, « Neta Noo-Ke Kwe » (femme travaillante), lui a été attribué par son grand-père, le défunt aîné Dave Bressette. En 2008, Christy a défendu avec succès sa thèse de doctorat, devenant la première étudiante autochtone de l’Université Western Ontario à obtenir un doctorat en sciences de l’éducation. Christy travaille comme éducatrice pour le réseau d’écoles provinciales, destinées aux autochtones ainsi que pour plusieurs universités canadiennes. En 2014, Christy a été nommée sur le conseil des gouverneurs de Lambton College. Elle milite activement pour des programmes éducatifs conçus pour soutenir les jeunes autochtones et encourager l’engagement des parents.

Teaching | YouthLearn Regardless of what topic you're teaching or the age of the kids you're working with, you'll want to make certain teaching techniques a standard part of your routine. By internalizing these fundamentals until you don't even have to think about them, you'll become a better coach, leader and teacher. Perhaps most important is that you understand and master sound modeling techniques. Some other techniques described in this section include activities to do every day to reinforce learning objectives and create continuity; pointers for reading aloud and sharing ideas; and advice on using journals, a tool we find extremely helpful for kids of all ages. Entire books have been written about classroom management, but a few simple steps can make a big difference in maintaining an energetic environment and keeping kids focused. Teaching about (and with) technology offers some special challenges, especially when instructors worry that they don't know enough themselves.