Effective community awareness of global issues includes working with educators to ensure that they have the confidence, tools, and resources to create inclusive and welcoming spaces that support social justice education in schools and the wider community.
KWIC facilitators lead participatory education workshops on a variety of global-local issues using a Popular Education framework - also known as Education for Change and a peer mentorship model.
For more information about our current workshop offerings and booking information, please click here: Book a Workshop
TEACH is a KWIC collaborative comprised of Trent and community partners that launched in 2013. The program runs between September and April annually. The program is based on a participatory education model that engages educators an interactive workshop series and community placements.
TEACH is designed to support educators to become agents for change in their schools and communities, uniting theory with practice and fostering a network of like-minded educators.
The application/registration process begins in June of each year from the TEACH website page.
Please refer to the Program Syllabus page for an overview of last year’s program.
KWIC Alternative Placements:
Educators and teacher candidates may choose from a variety of placement opportunities with KWIC typically between November and May. Hours may be completed month by month, over March break, or during scheduled office hours.
The Program is open to:
- Community educators and classroom teachers
- Trent/Queen's B. Ed Teacher Candidates (Alternative Settings Placement)
- Trent Teacher Education Stream students
- All others interested in Social Justice Education
Opportunities are to:
- Develop and lead Workshops for local classes and community groups using a Popular Education (Education for Change) framework, participatory and arts-based methodologies
- Liaise with local schools to connect KWIC Resources with classrooms
- Support KWIC Community Events such as International Women’s Day, SDG Community Forums, or Global Community Network
- Research workshop content and create appropriate curriculum outcomes
- Work directly with feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, decolonization experts and approaches
Highlights of TEACH Outside the Box:
- Exploring critical education theories from various perspectives (global, Indigenous, anti-oppression, popular education, the arts)
- Engaging with different ways to teach (in and outside of the classroom)
- Integrating the theory with the practice of social justice education through a community-based alternative placement
- Belonging to a supportive cohort of educators committed to inclusive, equitable education
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to answer any questions!
2020-21 Program Partners:
Partner organizations supporting TEACH include KWIC, the Trent School for Education and Professional Learning, the TRACKS Program, Nourish, the New Canadians Centre, the Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough, and all of the local classrooms and community educators.
KWIC Workshop Testimonials
"These (youth leadership) workshops helped support our student government at a crucial time as they undertook a significant reorganization of their structure. The workshops helped them define their objectives, develop strategies for inclusion, and nurture skills in interpersonal communication and public speaking. These workshops have our strongest recommendation."
- Peter Mullins, Teacher - Kenner CVI