Global Education: Using the Aboriginal Ways of Knowing to Bring Global Perspectives into your Classroom (BCTF Workshop)

Are you looking for new ways to energize how you teach existing units? Introducing a global perspective into your classroom can be challenging, but exciting. A global education approach activates student interest as it increases personal engagement and involvement in the classroom, the surrounding community, and our world Workshop participants will develop an understanding of the four dimensions of global education and how they are connected to the Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Being. Participants will leave the workshop equipped with the necessary knowledge, resources, and strategies to begin planning a teaching unit that incorporates global education into their classroom. This workshop is beneficial for K–12.

Target Audience

Elementary and Secondary


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

This session is full.


  • Dancing Water Sandy

    Dancing Water Sandy, B.Ed.

     Dancing Water was born into the Secwepemc & Cree Nations in addition to having Scottish ancestry.  She is a member of the Williams Lake First Nation.  Dancing Water was primarily raised in East Vancouver before settling in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, where she currently resides and raises her son William Magnus.    She is currently employed as the First Nations Curriculum Development Teacher in School District 27.   She is an appointed board member to the Directorate of Agencies for School Health (D.A.S.H.).   Ms. Sandy holds a Bachelorís of Education from UBC with a specialization in Indigenous Education.  


    As a mother, daughter, niece, cousin, and friend, Dancing Water carries traditional knowledge that has been entrusted to her from her family, her ancestors, her life and her extensive experience working with community.   Community and family are synonymous to her way of being and she considers it her responsibility to share these teachings of Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogy through the lens of land-based learning & healing with those communities wanting to engage.  Dancing Water has an ongoing commitment to the decolonization and healing of Indigenous peoples in Canada, across the intersections of health, justice, and education, all of which she approaches through a lens of land-based learning & healing.