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The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples – Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures, Specialist Additional Qualification Course
(Fall 2021)

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Online Course
​The Additional Qualification Course: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples – Understanding Traditional Teachings, Histories, Current Issues and Cultures, Specialist employs a critical, pedagogical lens to explore in a holistic and integrated manner theoretical foundations, learning theory, program planning, development and implementation, instructional design and practices,
assessment and evaluation, the learning environment, research and ethical considerations related to teaching and learning across the divisions. Through these explorations, candidates strengthen professional efficacy by gaining in-depth knowledge, refining professional judgment and generating new knowledge for practice. This specialist course was developed collaboratively with the leadership of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Knowledge Keepers, community members and educators and will also be co-facilitators of the course.

Part 2 is a PREREQUISITE for this course
*Preference will be given to those who have taken Part 2 with DPCDSB

Course Director: Jodie Williams (

Format: Blended format: online classes and in person

Time: This AQ course will run from Oct 16 – Nov 27, 2021

Online through Zoom
Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Oct 20, 27
Nov 3, 10, 17

In-person at Akinomaagaye Gaamik (New Credit)
Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Oct 16, 30
Nov 13, 27

Course Fee: $650
To pay by credit card click here.

To pay by cheque please send your payment to:
Attention: Maria Sgambelluri
Catholic Language Learning Centre at St. Dunstan
1525 Cuthbert Ave., Mississauga, ON L5M 3R6

Dufferin-Peel employees can choose to have this deducted from their payroll - please email

Payment MUST be received by Oct 13, 2021
A refund will be issued ONLY upon written request received by Oct 20, 2021. There will be no refund after this date.

Applicants are asked to complete the Application Form
All applicants will need to submit a copy of their College of Teachers qualifications
*Paperwork will be collected on the first night of the course.

Required Course Readings:
The Independent Professional Learning component requires course candidates to read a series of online journals and articles as well as a core text. Course candidates will be required to provide their own copies of the following book: Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit by Marie Battiste.



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