Weaving Holistic Learning Experiences through Language Programming and Culture
WHoLE endeavours to expand the capacity of preservice and inservice teachers to create spaces and experiences for children and youth to engage in Indigenous cultures and language learning. Through community based initiatives and professional development opportunities, teachers will increase their capacity to lead language immersion experiences in their classrooms and schools, and become part of a network of Indigenous language revitalizers.
Indigenous teachers proficient in embedding language programming in their classrooms are key actors in any language revitalization plan.
WHoLE weaves holistic learning experiences of language and culture into the student experience and forms an expanding network of Indigenous teachers actively engaged in revitalizing Indigenous languages through learning.
In this initiative, Cultural and Language practitioners will provide opportunities for Indigenous elementary and secondary preservice and inservice teachers to increase their understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, increase their capacity to lead language immersion experiences in their classrooms, and become part of a network of Indigenous language revitalizers.
Indigenous students in undergraduate and graduate Education programs will be invited to participate in the project where they will engage both remotely and in-community with Elders and Knowledge Keepers from across the province and beyond, who will share innovative ways other provinces and countries are embedding language programming at schools.