Your Name and Title: Trish Cislak, Head of Libraries and Research

Library, School, or Organization Name: Crescent School

Co-Presenter Name(s): Lisa Elchuk, Library Technician and Information Specialist

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Toronto, Canada

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s):  School, Public, Special 

Short Session Description (one line):  This session will focus on the interweaving of Canadian First Nations (acknowledgment and reconciliation) through curriculum enhancement, collection development, and how collective experiential Outreach opportunities have facilitated our desire to make this a priority in our school. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Crescent School intentionally focuses on Character Development as part of its mission. One of the facets, Outreach, has allowed Character in Action opportunities for both the students and staff alike. As we have both led Canadian First Nations Indigenous Awareness and Acknowledgement Outreach trips to Northern Ontario in the last 2 years, our personal experiences, partnered with our roles in our Library have created positive momentum for our students to embrace the importance of our history and the role our current generation has to play as we move forward with creating a better, more equal and just society. We have developed intentional lessons and learnings for our students in order to ensure that their actual experience (pre-trip, in-country, and post-trip) is more fulfilling. We actively team-teach many Humanities courses and this session will promote how to integrate enhanced curriculum understanding and deep knowledge development with collection development and the role that our Library plays in both of these areas. 

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