To support teachers and schools with curriculum that is tied to provincial curricula and culturally relevant for Asian Heritage Month 2023, the ACCT Foundation and ACT2EndRacism Network are offering these educational resources and online teacher training workshops which are intended to guide educators on how to use these resources in their lesson plans and learning activities. Included are the workshop slide decks and workshop video recordings for those days.
The ACENet presentation ‘Asian Canadian Perspectives: A Resource for Educators’ is approved for recording and posting to the ACT2EndRacism website, based on a collaborative agreement and these conditions:
- Recognition Rights: Asian Canadian Perspectives: A Resource for Educators was developed by ACENet and ALPHA Education.
- Property & Distribution Rights: Asian Canadian Perspectives: A Resource for Educators is the property of ACENet and ALPHA Education, for distribution to the public and downloadable via the ACENet and/or ALPHA Education websites for educational use only.
ACENet and ALPHA Education have joint ownership of Asian Canadian Perspectives: A Resource for Educators. As such, this document is not to be posted on any other websites. For any other organization to do so, would require a written approval submitted to and approved by both organizations.
Let's Talk: Video Series about Anti-Asian Racism
In response to the alarming rise in anti-Asian racism, the Act2EndRacism Network has produced five short videos, seeking to counter disinformation and misinformation that has fueled anti-Asian sentiment.
The goal of these videos is to have you reflect on your experiences, engage in conversations, and together find ways to address anti-Asian racism, hate and intolerance.
You will find a Discussion Guide as a companion to the videos so that organizations, community partners and not-for-profits can use them as resources. We encourage you to use these videos as much as you can to help bring awareness to anti-Asian racism.
A Teacher Training workshop was hosted on April 18, 2023 to teach you how to use these video in a presentation or workshop. The April 18 workshop slide deck is also included.
April 18, 2023 WORKSHOP: ‘LET’S TALK RACISM’ VIDEO SERIES: A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH TO USE THE VIDEO GUIDE
In this 1.5 hour workshop, educators will learn how to use the Let’s Talk Racism videos in a workshop. We’ll teach you how to use the video discussion guide to set up your presentations, learn a basic conceptual framework about anti-Asian racism, and integrate the 5 videos in a presentation or workshop.
Asian Canadian Perspectives: A Resource for Educators
Developed by Asian Canadian Educators Network (ACENet) and ALPHA Education, this resource supports culturally responsive and relevant learning, central to provincial policies on equity, diversity and inclusion. The resources are pathways to implement the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, specifically in Language Arts and Social Sciences
The creation of this resource is a recognition of the compelling need to address diversity in learning resources: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, songs, films with the diversity of Canadian students; and the importance of connecting school learning with learners’ community-embodied knowledge and their lived experiences.
With texts, about and by Asian Canadians, as the nexus, this resource equips and supports educators and administrators to see possibilities in the curriculum. This resource enables learners to reach back into their histories, reflect on their peoplehood, and make meaning with their communities as an important part of moving into the future as engaged Canadian and global citizens.
A Teacher Training workshop was hosted on April 20, 2023 to teach you how to use these resources in your classroom. The April 20 workshop slidedeck and list of where the resources can be purchased is also included.
APRIL 20, 2023 WORKSHOP: ASIAN CANADIAN PERSPECTIVES: A RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS
In this 1.5 hour workshop, educators will learn how to use ACENet & ALPHA Education’s Asian Canadian Perspectives resource for educators. We’ll walk you through the resource and showcase the Asian Canadian learning resources: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, films with the diversity of Canadian students. Learning activities tied to various provincial curricula will be provided within an approach that is culturally relevant and responsive to today’s classroom practice.