Research Spotlight: Jade LaFontaine on Bridging the Distance; Online Teaching Tools for Indigenous Language Instruction

See a small update from Jade LaFontaine, a graduate student in the Faculty of Education who received funding from ISCEI for her research.

I have finished my data collection and data analysis for my project: Bridging the Distance; Online Teaching Tools for Indigenous Language Instruction. I am working alongside teachers from Kanawakhe to find which online tools they prefer for online language instruction, as well as what they feel are missing from existing tools.

I also gave a workshop presentation to demonstrate to the teachers some potential project ideas using the tool list I created, as well as 19 video tutorials! I’m currently writing my thesis for December deadline.


McGill Reporter on Indigenous Awareness Week

McGill’s Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAW) celebration is always a special event. One of the first major events of the new academic year, IAW brings together members of the University community to talk, to share and to learn about Indigenous peoples’ cultures.

But this year’s edition of IAW is even more special. “It’s a milestone event because this is our 10th anniversary,” says Carole Brazeau, Program Manager, Indigenous Initiatives. “In addition, IAW will end with the 20th anniversary edition of the First Peoples’ House Pow Wow. And, to top it off, IAW is part of McGill’s Bicentennial year. We have a lot to celebrate.”

Read the full article here.


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