Aboriginal Teacher Education Program
Online Resources to Support Aboriginal Teacher Candidates
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This page supports Instructors and Teacher Candidates in the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP).
ATEP Instructors and Teacher Candidates are invited to contact the Education Library by email at email@example.com to request that books be sent to them by Canada Post. Please use your Queen's email and include your name and student number. Materials can be signed out for 4 weeks. The package we send you will include a paid return label that can be used to return materials. This service is new and will be evaluated at the close of the school year in 2013.
Please see the PJ Teacher Candidate pages for resource suggestions across the primary-junior curriculum.
|Aboriginal Curriculum K-8|
Full Circle: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Ways of Knowing. 2012. OSSTF. This comprehensive document consists of sixty lessons that cover four broad themes: Land, Health, Residential Schools and Identity. The lessons use a holistic teaching approach that honours traditional knowledge and Aboriginal values. All lessons are classroom-ready, with associated black line masters and assessment rubrics. Differentiated instruction is embedded in the lessons and there are a variety of assessments for learning, as learning and of learning. Also watch the Full Circle video.
Getting to know Turtle Island: Incorporating First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives K-8. 2011. This book was written by the Limestone District School Board under the leadership of Kevin Reed, Aboriginal Consultant to the LDSB, with a team of K-8 teachers. It is an integrated aboriginal curriculum and includes provincial learning expectations, suggested teaching strategies, resources (some websites and other print materials), and summative tasks. Freely available to anyone in the world.
Turtle Island Resource List. This is the list of print resources included in Turtle Island, in case you would like to request them from the Education Library or purchase them for your own collection.
Learning Circles – Grades 3-6, Curriculum Links for Ontario Teachers
Other resources to support an Aboriginal curriculum. This includes many free websites as well as print materials that can be requested from the Education Library.
Lessons and Units from the Alaska Native Knowledge Network
Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension from Strong Nations. Under Graphic Organizers" see the guide to Learning Strategies for Aboriginal Students
Our Words Our Ways:Teaching First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Learners from Alberta Education
|Online Lesson Plans Watch a demonstration of searching these online lessons|
A portal with free access to resources specifically crafted for Ontario educators seeking to improve their skills and knowledge. The site includes e-learning modules with video and lesson ideas created by Ontario teachers. Also see the Guides to Effective Instruction.
Ontario Educational Resource Bank: Requires username and password from D2L. Browse by grade for lessons across all subjects. This is a repository for online learning objects and lesson plans created by Ontario teachers.
Thinkfinity: Search lesson plans across all subject areas. Prepared by the teaching associations in the U.S. To start, click on the In the Classroom tab and select Lesson Plans.
Illuminations: Produced by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Illuminations is the math component of thinkfinity.org
Marilyn Burns’ Math Solutions: Select Educator Tools in the top menu, then Free Classroom Lessons.
Imagine the learning: elementary research success @ your library: A guide for elementary teacher-librarians and teachers to use with students: Download a copy of this book on how to develop inquiry-based learning. Log in with your Net ID to download a copy. This is password-potected for use by Queen's students only.
|Search with Google for Teaching Ideas|
Google Tips for Teachers. There are many useful lesson plans on the web, the only problem is finding them. Check out the search tips below.
Commoncraft's Web Search Strategies in Plain English
An example of searches for teaching fractions in grade 4:
Apply operators: fractions “lesson plan” OR “curriculum unit”
fractions “lesson plan” “district school board”
“interactive whiteboard” lesson plans elementary
Apply field limits: intitle:fractions “lesson plan”
inurl:fractions “curriculum unit”
site:org fractions “curriculum unit”
Apply grade level: fractions “lesson plan” “grade 4” -.com
fractions “lesson plan” primary -.com
|Finding Books in the Library Catalogue|
How do I search for Books in the Education Library?
1. Go to http://library.queensu.ca
2. Click on the tab QCAT Catalogue.
3. Click on the link that says Full Catalogue.
4. Under Limit To, select Education Library to find print materials that are located at the Education Library.
5. Select Keyword Boolean as your Search by method.
Use ? to expand words; use OR to broaden searches with synonyms Use AND to combine terms; use " " around phrases.
6. These items will be sent to you if you send the list along with your name and student number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Passwords for Queen's-only Resources Watch a demonstration of finding library passwords|
Teacher Candidates have access to two videostreaming collections and some components of online textbooks for use in classrooms during their practicum. Passwords for these collections are available in the Faculty of Education online course mangement system called Desire2Learn.
To log in:
|Videostreaming Watch a demonstration of videostreaming resources|
National Film Board Videos Online: http://nfb.ca
Over 1000 online NFB films are free to all Canadians. Queen’s University Library has paid the classroom public performance rights for this product, so you can show an additional 500 videos in classrooms. To make your own account, get access to the teaching materials associated with individual films, create playlists and chapters, follow these directions to sign up. Please note that there is Canadian Aboriginal content here including aboriginal and Inuit stories but you will still need to screen each video to ensure acceptable content. Check out their latest Aboriginal Studies flyer.
Select the Topics or Video tab to play a range of documentaries and TV Video on demand in the classroom. Essential for Ontario topics.
Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/
Over 1200 videos lessons covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, and biology.
Videos recorded by experts and then animated for teaching purposes. Each one includes a follow-up quiz and open-ended questions. Responses to these questions can be tracked to help you gauge students' learning as a result of watching the video. You can also "flip" a video that you would like to share with your students and add your own review questions. Students are directed to a unique URL where responses can also be monitored.
Distributes more than 100 multimedia courses and workshops to help teachers keep current on the content they teach including research on the most effective teaching strategies along with their connection to national education content standards, and examples of these principles applied in real classrooms. The video components are paired with extensive Web sites that include online texts, course and workshop guides, and extensive background information to enhance the learning experience.
EduGAINS provides a wealth of resources to support Mathematics, Literacy, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, English Language Learners and International Languages (Elementary). Go here to access video, web pages, and electronic copies of resources developed by or for the Ministry of Education including CLIPS (interactive web-based mathematics learning objects), STEP resources for ELL, the Think Literacy library, Growing Success with extensive video supports, etc.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
An online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically or manually. The collection features chapter books, graphic novels, early readers, YA/teen novels, high interest- low reading levels plus classics of American and English Literature.
Given the changes in copyright law in Canada as of December 2012, any video on YouTube can now be shown in class for educational purposes. To save a video for screening in classes where there is no reliable internet connection, go to http://www.savetube.com and paste in the YouTube video so it can be downloaded for in-class screening.
See First Nations Films for other titles of interest.
|Online Teacher Textbook Resources and Animated Books Watch a demonstration of online textbooks|
Textbook producers are now making additional components of textbooks available online. The Education Library has purchased access to these and they may include an online copy of the student textbook, a teacher's resource guide that goes with the textbook, and additional materials such as assessment ideas and worksheets, images, PowerPoints, and even SMARTBoard lessons.
Nelson Mathematics 3-8: http://mathk8.nelson.com/otr.html (get passwords in D2L). Click on Online Teacher Resource. FIles are downloadable. Complete copies of student text and teacher's guide.
TumbleBookLibrary: (get passwords in D2L) An online collection of animated, talking picture books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in which you can read, or have read to you.
Please note that there is limited Aboriginal content here but your students may enjoy reading these animated books.
TumbleReadables: (get passwords in D2L) An online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. The collection features chapter books, early readers, YA/teen novels, high interest- low reading levels books for middle and high school students plus classics of American and English Literature.
Please note that there is limited Aboriginal content here but your students may enojy reading these online novels.
|Suggestions for Finding Fiction and Non-Fiction|
Search NoveList Plus, the online teacher resource for finding children’s books on a theme. Go to the library home page http://library.queensu.ca >> click on the Databases tab >> type in novelist >> click on NoveList Plus >> search by topic or grade or theme.
You can access NoveList directly at the Knowledge Ontario website. Click on K-6 resources for the link. A great resource for all Ontario teachers.
Booklists on native history, children’s works, literature, poetry, maps: http://www.native-languages.org/nunavut.htm
|Find Journal Articles|
|All students in Ontario have free access to the many information tools and articles available in Knowledge Ontario.
You can access these from any public library page or from Queen's Library at http://library.queensu.ca/research/databases/subject/k-to-12-education-resources
For professional development articles for teachers, follow these steps for Queen's resources:
Go to Queen's Library
Click on Connect from Off-Campus. Use your NetID. Click on Library Home.
Summon is the default search tool that is open. Types in your words. Once the results are listed, use the filters to restrict your serach to online resources.
Last Updated: 06 May 2013