Expectations for an evening with Dr. Jan Hare were high and she did not disappoint. Her point that indigenous education is not the responsibility of any one group was well taken. She also shared her enthusiasm about the First People’s Principles of Learning embedded the new curriculum in British Columbia. Dr. Hare also discussed the importance of an understanding of our shared history to successfully navigate the path forward. Our Storify master of the PDK executive, Rose Pillay, provides a great synopsis of the evening. Options to view: # pdkedchat @Rose Pillay1 @CarrieFroese @TriciaStobbe or storify.com/RosePillay1/pdk
Dr. Hare’s presentation and questions left us with a sense of how much there is to learn and how great the task before us. As Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (2008) communicates in his book Flight of the Hummingbird, we are simply called to “do what we can”.
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TwitterChat – Thanks to Krista Forbes for her tech advice to make this happen last night. We used TweetChat. We’re still learning how to make this happen smoothly. I realized that I should have reset the sleep timer to a longer timeframe. Please add #pdkedchat to any tweets that would be interesting to our group.