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Teacher Conference

The 4th annual Docs For Schools’ Teacher Conference:

Friday, February 24, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
122 Bond St, Toronto

Cost: Free

Send an email with your name, school, board, grade and subject(s) taught to Lesley Sparks at [email protected].


We are very pleased welcome Canadian filmmaker Michelle Latimer for the day.

Michelle Latimer is an actress, director and film programmer of Métis/Algonquin descent. Her first break was a leading role on Canadian soap opera Paradise Fall. As a director, her animated film Choke was an official selection at Sundance Film Festival and received a Genie nomination; her documentary Alias, about the Toronto rap scene, was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Current work includes adapting best-seller The Inconvenient Indian and showrunner for Viceland production Rise, about the struggles against colonization by Indigenous groups. Michelle has programmed films for Hot Docs and imagineNATIVE.

The program includes:

  • Keynote address by Michelle Latimer

  • Screenings of two films from the Rise series: Urban Rez and Standing Rock, followed by Q&As with Michelle

  • Session: Engaging your students with Indigenous issues of a sensitive nature, with Suzanne Methot

  • Session: CBC… Find Out How Curio.ca, the CBC and Radio-Canada’s education platform can enrich and inform your students’ understanding of contemporary Indigenous perspectives, community organization, traditional learning and much more. Curio.ca is available in most GTA and southern Ontario school districts. Also learn about the upcoming CBC interactive news & documentary project on TRC impact and outcomes.

  • Session: NFB Indigenous content

  • Takeaway resources to share with your colleagues

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Thank you to the Ontario Teacher’s Federation and the School of Image Arts at Ryerson for their generous support of this conference.

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Presenting Partners

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Major Supporters

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Official Airline Partner

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