Revisiting the Grades 1-6 KTCEA Common Consistent Curriculum
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Revisiting the Grades 1-6 KTCEA Common Consistent Curriculum
Presented by: Jason BigCharles & Kim Barker-Kay
Monday, July 04, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 05, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, July 07, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday, July 08, 2022 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
Chateau Nova 10010 74 St, Peace River, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Who Can Attend: KTCEA Curriculum Instruction Specialists, various Grades 1 -6 teachers and members of the community Elder’s Advisory group.

KTCEA Curriculum Instruction Specialists, various Gr. 1-6 teachers and members of the community Elder’s Advisory group will come together to revisit the prioritized KTCEA Common Consistent Curriculum (CCC Gr. 1-6)  to review and make changes necessary to infuse/highlight Indigenous foundational knowledge into each of the core curriculum areas by grade level.  Outcomes will include:

  • a foundational curriculum map, with Land Based Learning and Cree Ways of Knowing, and Being, including Cree Language as the foundations for each grade, as the foundations for each grade, each season and for each English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science.
  • Treaty content will be infused with age appropriate teachings in the 1-6 KTCEA CCC. 
  • Clarity and consistency related to the Land Based learning and Cree Ways of Knowing and Being,  for each season and for each English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science, and 
  • Understanding of curriculum sequencing from grade to grade for each of the identified subject areas
About the Presenter(s):
Jason BigCharles

Jason BigCharles is a father of 7 and grandfather of 10. He is Metis from the Metis settlement of East Prairie. He has lived in the settlement his whole life. He has been a teacher for 19 years. Although he is Metis, his family is deeply rooted in Woodland Cree cultural practices and spirituality. They continue to maintain a high subsistence lifestyle, carrying on those traditions. Currently he works as a Land Based Learning Specialist for the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority (KTCEA), going into schools and mentoring teachers and students in Woodland Cree traditions and practices. He plans and administers Land-Based-Learning camps to students of all ages which focus on traditional land based teaching of the Woodland Cree Peoples both traditional and contemporary. KTCEA currently offers 13 camps per school year. Jason plans, administers and presents at these camps. He is a powwow dancer, storyteller, hunter, trapper, and medicinal plant gatherer. The majority of his time away from work is spent on the land hunting, trapping, gathering medicinal plants, instructing his children, and visiting Elders. Along with being dedicated to his traditions and spiritualism, he is also dedicated to lifelong learning and the belief that learning never stops.


Kim Barker-Kay

Kim is a retired teacher, principal, and researcher. She was also a professional development provider. Kim has an elementary generalist Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Educational Studies with a focus on the Roles and Responsibilities of Native Liaison Workers in Northern Alberta. She has 33 years of experience as an educator in High Prairie and area.

Kim spent many years researching and learning about barriers to Indigenous student achievement and how to remove those barriers. Her journey led her in many directions, including an opportunity to put what she learned into practice. The results were highly rewarding for students and were encouraging for increasing minority student achievement. Kim’s work on closing the achievement gap was influenced by a variety of findings and experiences, including: The Equity Framework, Diversity Training, Cultural Awareness and Personal Wellness as well as Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Theory.

Over the years, Kim has become an expert on transforming school cultures and closing the educational achievement gap.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

June 27, 2022


Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-6/Maternelle à 6

KTCEA -  Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Education Authority