Indigenous Content on Avenue – Professional Development and Instructional Materials

Nadine Leggett, project manager at Achēv, provided an overview of the newly released professional development training titled Respect and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.
This self-paced training program explores Indigenous history and culture to enhance instructor’s knowledge and confidence to teach their learners Indigenous topics in their core language training courses.

Margaret Stasiak, Avenue Developer and Ontario ESL liaison, presented instructional content and perspectives for teaching Indigenous topics on Avenue.
She demonstrated eUnits and modules available in Avenue’s CourseBuilder, as well as some practices that can help instructors embed Indigenous topics in their lessons, facilitate classroom discussions, and engage learners in meaningful and culturally appropriate learning activities.