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Staff of Nakasuk School, Iqaluit, participated in Phase Three of a Year Planning Workshop. Teachers worked with their Grade Level Team throughout the session. They discussed the following components of Year Planning: Learning Outcomes; Curricular Strategies; Assessment and Evaluation; IQ Cross Curricular Competencies; and Materials and Resources.
Dwayne Haqpi, a fourth year Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) student from Baker Lake, is currently engaged in his Practicum at the school. Consequently, as part of his study, he is actively involved in all aspects of the academic year.
What happens when Inuit youth and their Elders combine traditional knowledge with new technologies? The shortest and best answer is “A whole lot of fun!”
This week, the Nanisiniq: Arviat History Project team started work converting and editing footage for their documentary film on Arviat history. Sharon Johnston will conduct an official visit to Nunavut from August15to21, 2011.
“As a vital part of our collective history, there is much we can learn from the Inuit culture,” said His Excellency David Johnston. “My wife, Sharon, and I look forward to meeting with Nunavummiut families and community leaders, to hearing their stories about what Canada means to them, and to learning of the challenges they face in preserving their heritage. We are eager to exchange ideas on their sense of community and the innovative ways to build a smarter, more caring Canadian North.”
During their first official visit to Nunavut, Their Excellencies will travel to all three regions of the territory: Qikiqtaaluk (or Baffin), Kivalliq and Kitikmeot. Their Excellencies will also travel to the communities of Qikiqtarjuaq and Kugaaruk, two communities never before visited by a governor general.