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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Thursday, February 24 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
The Symbiotic Curriculum

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For generations, many of our schools have operated apart from the communities that surround us. We prepare students for the "real world" without giving them real access to it. We seek expertise from textbooks and websites, missing the wealth of resources right down the street. We experience the consequences of community problems, but rarely see ourselves as the ones who can solve them. Now the world has changed: School has been brought home, improvisation and change are a daily occurrence, and communities have had to think critically about the value of education and how best to make it happen. Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to break with tradition and create a symbiotic relationship between school and community: tapping into local resources, solving local problems, and becoming truly active citizens of our communities. By hearing the stories of teachers and students who have done just that, we'll be able to imagine the possibilities for all schools.
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Jennifer Gonzalez

Keynote Speaker, Cult of Pedagogy
Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience. Most of this time was spent teaching middle school language arts, and the rest was at the college level, where she trained pre-service teachers for the classroom. In 2013, she created... Read More →

Thursday February 24, 2022 2:15pm - 3:30pm MST
Zoom Webinar 1000-6