Decolonizing and Indigenizing our Assessment Practices featuring Laura Tait
Laura is Tsimshian from Prince Rupert and was born into the Eagle Clan. Her mother is from the village of Lax Kw’Alaams. She is currently the Deputy Superintendent of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools.
As part of CAfLN’s commitment to Reconciliation and the 94 Calls to Action, our network is looking to elevate Indigenous Educator voices from across our nation with a focus on:
discovering the intersectionality and alignment of learner-focused assessment practices with Indigenous ways of knowing and learning.
Laura will guide us through the first steps in preparing ourselves for this journey of discovery. As we move through this year-long process with Indigenous educators from across Canada, consider the following questions to help guide your thinking:
- What does it mean to decolonize and/or indigenize assessment in Canadian Schools?
- Are there assessment practices in Canadian Schools that support Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning?
- As practicing educators, how can we support decolonization, Indigenization, and reconciliation in Canadian schools?