The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) has received funding from Canadian Heritage to produce tailored, comprehensive, and responsive professional learning (PL) content to help Indigenize and decolonize additional language (L+) education. It will result in four asynchronous online courses accessible to CASLT members.
CASLT is seeking a contractor to develop an asynchronous online course for language teachers on infusing authentic Indigenous knowledge, worldviews, and resources (e.g., community, community members, literature, texts, etc.) in language teaching pedagogies. The course should take a maximum of five hours to complete. It should recognize the relationality of language, local Indigenous peoples and communities, and the land. It should highlight the transformative journey of unlearning (decolonization), learning (Indigenization), and relearning (reconciliation). The course can include multiple learning modules with resources such as videos, tools (e.g., self-reflection tools, checklists, etc.), templates, articles, and text.
The contractor will also assist in facilitating one virtual community-building event centred on the same topic.
The course will be added to the CASLT CoLab along with three other courses focused on decolonizing and Indigenizing L+ pedagogies.
The contractor should have demonstrated experience with decolonization and/or infusing Indigenous worldviews and/or principles of learning into language teaching practices.