Ripples of Change

Name of School:

A.E. Bowers Elementary

Our school is considered:


In five words or less, describe your prototype

Infusing indigenous perspectives in school

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

How might we infuse the Indigenous perspective into our daily activities at school?

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

What will we try?

- Working with:

  • Elder Randy and Elder Line
  • Chelsea Jackson
  • Design Team

- Team professional learning
- Year-long plans
- Outdoor school

- Provocations

- Creating stories from learning
- Farm visit with Elder Randy
- Host documentary viewings

- Overlay indigenous perspective

- Restorative practices, including circles

- Conferences

What will we keep our eye on?

• Are we consulting appropriately?

• Watch for appropriation

• Our work with Elders

• Student leadership conversations

• Students making reflections and connections between prior knowledge and new knowledge

• Group planning

• Group meetings

How will we document?

• Dioramas and murals

• Indigenous Fair Showcase

• Video documentation with Rick Gaudio

• Stories

• Visual media: picture, photo, and video documentation

• Interviews

• Reflections

• Journals

• Art