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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Tech Tools for the Writing Process

Educators will learn a variety of different apps and online programs, which can be seamlessly incorporated into both the brainstorming and structural stages of writing (poetry, essays, short stories) to assist in the creative writing process. Participants will also learn the affordances and constraints of the tools, and will be asked to co-develop ideas on how the tools could be used in their subject/place-specific learning environments. The sessions will be positioned in a multiliteracies, critical digital literacies and inquiry-based framework, so the participants understand the pedagogy and best practices associated with the tools. 

The course includes four 3-hour online sessions. Each session is broken up into introductory activities that include laying the pedagogical theory ground work and becoming familiar with the week’s curated digital tools, which will be selected based on weekly themes. The weekly themes include: 

  • 'Writing' Multimodal Texts
  • Descriptive Writing, Immersive Learning and Digital Tools
  • Creative Non-Fiction: The Memoir
  • Digital Poetry

The course can accommodate 20 participants per session.

COST

  • $250 plus HST
  • Dates TBD