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Professional Development for K-12 Educators

Charlotte Coté (second from left) provided a presentation on the role on Indigenous peoples in the Salish Sea region and their contribution to a trans-national identity.

June 30, 2016

Originally posted: June 2016

This summer 19 educators, representing 12 states, participated in the 38th Annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators – an Institute dedicated to developing expertise on the Canada-U.S. relationship. TitledAcross the Salish Sea: Canada-U.S. Connections in the Pacific Northwest, educators spent time in both Seattle and Victoria developing a greater understanding for the issues and peoples that connect this region. The educators – including faculty in colleges of education and in schools that serve disadvantaged youth – will bring new curricula to their classroom that will enhance cross-border understanding including the influence of Indigenous organizations in North American affairs.

Please find below links to the program, presenter biographies, and final report for the 38th Annual STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators.

Final Report

STUDY CANADA Summer Institute for K-12 Educators, is the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada’s annual professional development workshop. The Institute has been offered by Western Washington University since 1987 in partnership with the Canadian Studies Center. Hosted in a variety of locations in Canada since 2006, the program moved from its 2014 locations in Ottawa and Montréal to Seattle and Victoria in 2015 to reflect new thematic content about Canada-US connections in the Pacific Northwest.