Kikandaaswiwin Mookiisin Instructor Virtual Training

Your KM Indigenous STEAM virtual training starts June 15

Aaniin   Boozhoo   Wachiya Shekoli   She:kon  Tansi  Wachay

STARTS JUNE 15

The KM Indigenous STEAM Land Camp Instructor Training has gone virtual for 2020. If you are a post-secondary student or educator looking to learn—or expand—your knowledge and skill set in the Indigenous STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) fields, then this free 32-hour training pilot is for you.

Offered in partnership with Actua, the training will open the door to opportunities in land-based Indigenous STEAM/STEM programs including day camps, overnight land camps, school workshops and mentorship initiatives.

Training runs from June 15-June 26, 2020, in 6 sessions totalling 32 hours (approximately 22 hours of home-based learning and 10 hours of live sharing circles).

Using the Medicine Wheel for guidance and direction, you’ll learn about Indigenous STEAM  through the unique cultures, histories, knowledges and current realities of Indigenous communities.

You’ll gain skills in leadership, reflection, and community building, preparing you for a number of roles, including teaching and leading a land camp.

You’ll learn from current and past instructors, Knowledge Keepers and Elders—and build community with your fellow participants.

You’ll have fun with activities and tasks you do at home, working through each of them on your own schedule in preparation for the live circle. There, you’ll come together virtually with fellow participants to share and reflect. Beyond the scheduled circles, through an online discussion board, you’ll also ask questions, receive support and feedback, and connect with others.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a KM Indigenous STEAM Land Camp Instructor Training Certificate of Completion.

Kikandaaswiwin Mookiisin STEAM Instructor Training – Virtual Pilot
(Indigenous Land-based Experiential Learning)

 

Course Code : KMS 100 STEAM Instructor Training

CRN 32528

Find out how to apply [link to Tammy’s email]

SESSION 1 - ORIENTATION WITH THE FEATHER

Live Circle: Monday, June 15 at 12:00 PM EST, 2 hours

(total 2 hours)

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Learn about the KM Medicine Wheel
  • Discuss the course outline, including expectations and learning outcomes

SESSION 2 - THE EAST: FINDING YOUR VISION

Live Circle: Wednesday, June 17 @ 12:00 PM EST, 1.5 hours; participants are encouraged to undertake activities before live circle

(approx. 7 hours incl. live circle)

  • Discover your vision and practices to help you find your unique place on the land.
  • Focus on awareness, empathy and compassion
  • Gain knowledge of the 7 Grandfather Teachings and 4 Sacred Gifts through an introduction to Indigenous STEAM

SESSION 3 – THE SOUTH: WAYS OF KNOWING

Live Circle: Friday, June 19 @ 12:00 PM EST, 1.5 hours; participants are encouraged to undertake activities before live circle

(approx. 7 hours incl. live circle)

  • Learn how language is embedded in the land, and land as knowledge
  • Understand ceremonial practices honouring the spirit of all your relations
  • Discover inter-connectivity (balance and harmony) and Inter-relationships

SESSION 4 - THE WEST: ACTION AND INFLUENCE

Live Circle: Monday, June 22 @ 12:00 PM EST, 1.5 hours; participants are encouraged to undertake activities before live circle

(approx. 7 hours incl. live circle)

  • Learn to act and influence others, understanding how that leads to change
  • Explore the impact of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples (best practices, trauma-informed approaches, mental health)
  • Apply 7th- and 8th-Fire Prophecy and 7th-Generation principles in sustainability and environmental stewardship

SESSION 5 - THE NORTH: GIVING BACK AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

Live Circle: Wednesday, June 24 @ 12:00 PM EST, 1.5 hours; participants are encouraged to undertake activities before live circle

(approx. 7 hours incl. live circle)

  • Learn to give back and build community
  • Gain tools to provide guidance, support and mentorship to youth enrolled in a land camp
  • Understand how to further connect STEAM values to all directions of the Medicine Wheel as well as wholistically integrating STEAM into Indigenous understanding

SESSION 6 - INDIGENOUS STEAM LAND CAMP 101 and CLOSING WITH THE FEATHER

Live Circle: Friday, June 26 @ 12:00 PM EST, 2 hours

 (total 2 hours)

  • Gain a basic primer on how a land camp works, including registration, managing risk, health and safety, scheduling, and curriculum links, activities and more
  • Engage in a wrap-up discussion to share and reflect

We would love to hear from you!

For more information on the Kikandaaswiwin Mookiisin (KM)
Indigenous STEAM Program, please call or email:

Tammy Dokis
Indigenous STEAM Coordinator,
First Peoples’ Centre, Canadore College
705-474-7600 ext. 5263
tammy.cayerdokis@canadorecollege.ca

For more information on Kikandaaswiwin Mookiisin Indigenous STEAM business partnerships, please call or email:

Patty Chabbert
Business and Indigenous Relations Manager
First Peoples’ Centre, Canadore College
705-474-7600 ext. 5196
patricia.chabbert@canadorecollege.ca

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