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Wednesday, February 13 • 11:20am - 12:10pm
Inter-connecting worlds: Moodle for social workers in indigenous communities

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Caring for First Nations Children’s Society is moving its traditional face-to-face instructional programs for BC Child Welfare social workers in Indigenous communities to a blended learning model using Moodle and Mahara.  Inter-connecting worlds refer to practical training based on BC ministry policies, competencies and legislation in relation to Aboriginal practice standards and Indigenous ways of knowing, as well as the blending of face-to-face instruction and its relation to online learning. We ask ourselves, how do we honor these inter-connecting worlds that promote diversity, creativity, inspiration and knowing as practicing Child Welfare social workers?  We will discuss how these considerations shaped our curriculum building, engagement and delivery methods within Moodle and Mahara.

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Scott Gerrity

University of Victoria
I am currently a PhD candidate in the UVic Faculty of Education. My academic interest is professional learning/development, primarily for adult learners. My dissertation focuses on integration of electronic portfolios and personalized learning environments within professional education... Read More →
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Laurie McDonald

Laurie McDonald, InstructorB.Ed (UofA), CreeLaurie has several years of experience working with Indigenous children and families and over 29 years of experience in the education field. Laurie vibrantly interweaves knowledge of diverse Indigenous protocols and ceremony, while profoundly... Read More →
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Kirsten Mikkelsen

Caring for First Nations Children’s Society
Kirsten Mikkelsen, InstructorBSW, MA IGOV (UVIC), AnishinaabeKirsten has worked with various post-secondary education programs delivering on-campus, online, and blended learning courses centering decolonizing Indigenous content.
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Gail Roach-Leforte

Gail Roach-Leforte, Training ManagerBA, CYCP (Honors)- (Manitoba)Ojibway Woman from Couchiching First NationGail has 18 years in various areas of Child Welfare and Instruction.“I enjoy the challenge of bringing forth historical truths that impact one’s understanding about Indigenous... Read More →

Wednesday February 13, 2013 11:20am - 12:10pm PST
Gilford Room

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