See Us, Learn Us: Teaching About the Black Canadian Experience

About This Series

"If we want to understand what Canada is and what it could be, we have to understand what it has been. Knowing the Black Canadian experience really allows us to fill in a lot of the gaps in our often-romanticized national narrative."
– Greg Birkett

Canada’s strength lies in its rich mosaic of cultures. Although this is reflected in school populations, it is not always reflected in the curriculum. As a result, many students complete their academic careers with limited knowledge about the important contributions and experiences of Black Canadians. This engaging and interactive webinar series will provide educators and administrators with the historical foundation to address and unpack the current realities of the Black Canadian experience. In addition, innovative and creative resources, and ideas necessary to learn and teach about the Black Canadian experience will be made available. Educators will see how a cross-curricular approach to the representation of the Black Canadian experience will enhance the education of our students, with the ultimate goal of making students more aware of how they can put their learning into action and continue moving the conversation forward.

All participants will receive a professional learning certificate upon completion of this series.

More information about this series:
• All sessions start at 6:30 pm (ET).
• This is a multi-session webinar series, where each session will include 45-60 minutes of interactive delivery and a 15-minute Q&A period.
• Webinars will be available to join live and view on-demand to suit your learning preference.
• Webinars will prepare you with practical strategies and knowledge that can be confidently embedded into your teaching and learning practice immediately.
• This professional learning opportunity will allow for multiple opportunities to connect and collaborate with the presenters as well as educators across Canada.

To purchase this professional learning opportunity for your school or board, please contact Nelson's Director of Professional Learning, Ashley McLellan, for group rates. (ashley.mclellan@nelson.com)
Sessions in this Series
  • February 2, 2022
    Session 1 – First Comers: Matthieu D, the Enslaved, the Black Loyalists, and the Jamaican Maroons
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • February 16, 2022
    Session 2 – Freedom and Opportunity: From the Underground Railroad to the Coal Mines of Nova Scotia
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • March 2, 2022
    Session 3 –The Caribbean and African Presences Grows (mid-20th Century on)
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • March 23, 2022
    Session 4 – Diversity in Historic Black Canadian Communities
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • April 6, 2022
    Session 5 – Canada's History of Anti-Black Racism
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • April 20, 2022
    Session 6 – Get Up, Stand Up! Black Canadian Resistance and Civil Rights Movements
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • May 4, 2022
    Session 7 – The Diversity of Black Communities in Canada Today
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • May 18, 2022
    Session 8 – Black Canadian Achievements in Sports, Creative Arts, and Business
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...
  • May 25, 2022
    Session 9 – Black Canadian Achievements in Effecting Change
    This webinar will provide educators with information, multi-media resources, ...

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