Education Today: Fall, 2019

​This site features selected articles written by staff of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, and are copyright OPSBA. Copyright on articles by freelance writers remains with the author.

ET Spring 2018 | Vol 30 No 1


President’s Message

Student Voice

Profile in Education – Interview with Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler



Interview with Minister of Education Stephen Lecce
By OPSBA Staff

The Story of Orange Shirt Day: September 30, 2019
By Chief Elaine Johnston, Chair of Indigenous Trustees’ Council
Indigenous Trustee, Algoma District School Board

OPSBA’s Indigenous Trustees’ Council
By Chief Elaine Johnston, Chair of Indigenous Trustees’ Council
Indigenous Trustee, Algoma District School Board

Indigenous Education: A Shared History, a Shared Future
By Sean Monteith, Director of Education
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

Across the Boards:

Equity: Indigenous Student Celebration Day
Indigenous Literature Comes to Life in English Classes
Creating Change Beyond the Classroom
Equity: Representing Reconciliation Through Art
Submitted by Durham District School Board

Faceless Dolls at Simcoe Composite School Aim to Humanize Statistics of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Submitted by Grand Erie District School Board

McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School Creates Large Indigenous Mural to Promote Learning
HDSB Schools Participate with Indigenous Leaders to Create Murals for Learning
Irma Coulson PS Hosts Unique Film Festival to Help Students Learn about Indigenous History
Anne J. MacArthur PS Students Create 40-foot Mosaic Reflecting Indigenous Land and Local History
Viola Desmond Public School Students Learn the Significance of Treaties
HDSB Human Rights Symposium – Indigenous Realities
Submitted by Halton District School Board

National Initiative Leads to ReconciliACTION at Bayside Secondary School
Truth and Reconciliation Performance by Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Students
Use of Graphic Novels Gets Teacher an Invitation to Stockholm, Sweden
Submitted by Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

KPR’s Mandatory Grade 11 English Course in Contemporary Indigenous Voices
Submitted by Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

A Reconciliation Book Study
Outdoor Teachings: Connecting Students to the Land
Submitted by Keewatin-Patritia District School Board

Feast Bundles Promote Sustainability
STEM/Culture Collide at Outdoor Camp
Submitted by Limestone District School Board

DSBN Continues Journey Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Education Initiative
Submitted by District School Board of Niagara

Indigenous Adult Alternative Education Program Finds Success
Indigenous Culture Camp
Submitted by District School Board Ontario North East

OCDSB: Creating Space for Indigenous Students
Submitted by Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

Rainbow Board and First Nations Renew Education Service Agreement
Submitted by Rainbow District School Board

Waking Up Ojibwe
Ojibwe Language Strategy
Submitted by Rainy River District School Board

Supporting Indigenous Education with the Heroes: Indigenous Role Models Resources
Submitted by Simcoe County District School Board

Learning From the Land at the WRDSB
Submitted by Waterloo Region District School Board

Eco Summit Brings Student Learning Outside
Indigenous Culture Day at Haliburton Highlands Secondary School
Submitted by Trillium Lakelands District School Board

UCDSB Students Learn Indigenous Culture & History at District-Wide Truth and Reconciliation +4 Gathering
Akwesasne Students Receive Entrepreneurship Completion Bonuses
Submitted by Upper Canada District School Board

Island Lake PS Collaborative Project Brings Together Indigenous Knowledge and Math
Submitted by Upper Grand District School Board

YRDSB Hosts Board-Wide Indigenous Culture Training Sessions
Submitted by York Region District School Board