Reading Road Trip: The Structured Literacy Shift in a First Nation School with Catherine Shawana

By IDA Ontario & Kate Winn Last updated 2024/05/27


Kate welcomes Catherine Shawana, a member of Wiikwemkoong unceded territory, for a candid discussion about her First Nation school’s journey from balanced literacy to structured literacy, as well as a broader conversation about First Nations education. Catherine’s passions are rooted in the foundation of building Anishnawbek identity and establishing a connection to Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being. She believes this strength-based identity work is necessary for all students to develop a positive sense of identity and to understand. We all have a community of stories waiting to be told and heard.

Curriculum Connection

1. Curriculum Context
This podcast episode broadly supports educators in shifting to structured literacy.
Grade(s): K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Indigenous ConnectionsMTSS

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