DISTRICT PRACTICES shares resources, websites and promising practices from Alberta school jurisdictions.

 District Resources for Leading Learning

Buffalo Trails Public School First Nations, Métis and Inuit Teacher Resource Website

Staff in the Buffalo Trails Public School district have built a website with a large variety of First Nations, Métis and Inuit resources. To honour teachers’ busy schedules, this website is meant to be a one-stop-shop where teachers can quickly access ideas, lesson plans, internet resources, PD options, etc, that include First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and are relevant to all subjects areas of Alberta curricula.

Calgary Catholic School District Call to Action: Supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

To make the TRC report come alive, Calgary Catholic School District engaged the power of their community. This resource reflects the work of the district TRC committee in planning how to infuse Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and practices into classrooms. This resource also outlines some of the Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and practices that emerged from committee plans and are integrated throughout the Calgary Catholic School District.

Aboriginal Spirituality Outcomes: Calgary Catholic School Division’s Religious Education Program

In fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendation #64, Calgary Catholic School Division has created a curricular framework from K to 12 that infuses Aboriginal spirituality and practices into the Religious Studies program in collaboration with Aboriginal Elders.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education: Promising Practices in Fort McMurray

This report provides a summary of the research conducted by four FNMI and Field Services Education Managers to uncover promising practices that have resulted in success for FNMI students in Fort McMurray Catholic Separate School District and Fort McMurray Public School District. The 2012 Accountability Online Reporting Initiative (APORI) measures indicate that First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students in Fort McMurray are doing well compared to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in the rest of the province in specific areas.

Edmonton Public Schools: First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Education

Edmonton Public Schools provides a number of resources that develop a holistic understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, worldviews, histories, and current realities. EPSB believes this approach fosters relationships that welcome, nurture and honour individual student’s stories and cultures and supports the weaving of culture and curriculum to enhance the learning for all students.

EPSB collaborates with district staff, First Nations communities, Métis and Inuit organizations and stakeholders to develop strategies, resources, programs and initiatives that support personal growth, high school completion and career pathways to post-secondary studies or the world of work.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Family Guide to Edmonton Public Schools

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit Family Guide is intended to provide general information about the First Nations, Métis,and Inuit programs and resources available to support and enhance a student’s learning journey in Edmonton Public Schools. This resource is created for parents.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Guiding Document Edmonton Public Schools

This comprehensive, foundational Guiding Document is intended to provide strategic direction and guidance for stakeholders: district staff; parents and guardians; Elders; Knowledge Keepers; Cultural Advisors; community agencies and organizations, who work together to support the following goal: First Nations, Métis and Inuit students will succeed within a supportive and inclusive learning environment that is respectful and responsive of individual narratives where learning ultimately supports the well-being of self, family and community to become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with entrepreneurial in an interconnected world.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student’s Career Pathways Guide

This guide supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and their families navigate the post-secondary system. The guide outlines high school completion requirements and upgrading opportunities within Edmonton Public Schools, employment and training resources, and how to access funding for post-secondary studies. This resource supports students and their families as they transition to post-secondary opportunities.

High School Graduation Coach Program, ECSD

This resource provides information about the FNMI High School Graduation Coach Program at St. Joseph High School in North Central Edmonton. Find an Indspire evaluation of this program here. This evaluation report documents the program’s core components, processes, and goals as well as data to demonstrate the success of this program.