Robertson Events

Spatial Thinking in Primary Mathematics: What, Why, How? A 2-part workshop

ONLINE WORKSHOP – AUGUST 2021
Join OISE Education Professor Dr. Zack Hawes to learn more about what spatial thinking is, why and how it matters for mathematics, and some common myths about spatial thinking

Bringing Indigenous Education into Science Education through Reciprocity

WEBINAR VIDEO
Educators Amber Sandy and Erin Sperling exemplify how Indigenous Ways of knowing can be integrated in the study of the scientific methods through storytelling.

Gaa-gikinoo'amaqigooyang: When they teach us

WEBINAR VIDEO
Educator Jason Jones shares some of the teachings that have been passed down to him from his Grandmother, Nancy Jones, about the science that can be learned from animals.

Ondaadan Gikino’amaadiwin Aki: Learning from Land

WEBINAR VIDEO
Indigenous land-based experiences provide rich educational opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Educators Marlo Beaucage and Nancy O’Donnell connect curriculum to the mathematics and science learned in these experiences.

Traditional Indigenous Mathematics in the Ontario Classroom

WEBINAR VIDEO
In our first-ever webinar, Educator Bryan Bellefeuille shares how he brings Traditional Indigenous Mathematics in to his Ontario Classroom. Bryan speaks of his journey to help educators on their path to exploring and including Traditional Knowledge in their classroom. He addresses the difficulties that arise when trying to articulate Traditional Mathematics in a Western context and how those difficulties are further heightened when attempting to connect the activities to Ontario curriculum expectations.

Indigenous Language Revitalization Discussion Panel

PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO
The 2018 Gaa-izhi-izhitwaawaad anishinaabeg: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Conference hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous language revitalization. Themes include strategies to encourage language learning, overcoming language barriers, and current legislation on the topic. Panelists: Carissa Copenace (Niigaanigaabawiik), Jason Jones (Memashkawigaabaw), Shannon King (Waanode omiin midwaak), Marjolaine LaPointe (Waabindaandebawewin), Sherry Mattson (Bimaazhid-Giniw-Kwe), Brigitte Neganigwane (Waabshkaa-mkoonhs), Liz Osawamick (Giniw Miigwan)

Anishinaabe Language Panel: Indigenous Knowledge and Math Education Conference

PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO
In October 2017, The Indigenous Knowledge and Math Education Conference took place in Treaty #3 Territory/Fort Frances, Ontario. Four public school educators provided insight on language education in our Anishinaabe Language Panel. Watch as Sherry Mattson (KPRDSB), Liz Osawamick (KPRDSB), Marjolaine LaPointe (KPDRSB) and Jason Jones (RRDSB) share their knowledge about educating students in Ojibwe.