Indigenous Summer Language Program Teachers - Grades 9-12

Durham District School Board
Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Durham District School Board

(1 position - pending student registration)

Program Dates : July 2 - July 26, 2024

(Monday to Friday - in-person and asynchronous)

Hours: 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Indigenous Education Summer Language Program

Nonquon OEE site with an asynchronous component (on-line)

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) presents a Summer Language Program tailored for self-identified Indigenous students, featuring outdoor experiential learning intertwined with language instruction. This program is credit-based and will run pending student registrations. Open to students in Grades 9 to 12 as of September 2024, participants will delve into a curriculum infused with Indigenous content and pedagogy, fostering a holistic learning experience.


  • Create and deliver curriculum connected to LNO AO – Ojibwe Language course.
  • Assess, evaluate and report gains from beginning to the conclusion course.
  • Take daily attendance and maintain attendance records.
  • Ensure regular communication and engagement strategies with parents/guardians.
  • Actively plan and collaborate with program teachers and community partners on the experiential learning portion of the.


Strong background and expertise in:

  • Anishinaabemowin Language curriculum and programming strategies to ensure student success
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • responsive outdoor learning opportunities - connected to Anishinaabemowin Language curriculum
  • Inquiry-based and experiential learning
  • Knowledge of Indigenous pedagogy and resources available to support programming
  • Parent/guardian engagement experience
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with knowledge keepers and elders
  • Skills in consultative and positive collaborative processes and relationship building skills
  • Experience working with Indigenous Youth


  1. Ontario College of Teacher’s Certificate of Qualification.
  2. Advanced beginner or intermediate level of speaking in Anishinaabemowin. (at a minimum) with previous experience teaching Anishinaabemowin.
  3. Lived experience with Anishinaabe language, community, culture and traditions.
  4. Indigenous ancestry, lived experiences and community connections are an asset.


$46.94 per hour

120 hours max

Questions regarding the position may be made through email to:

Dawn White, System Lead: Indigenous Education and Outdoor Environmental Education


The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity and who have lived experience as a person who self-identifies as a member of a group(s) that experiences the effects of historical and ongoing discrimination and marginalization based on ancestry, race, disability (visible and non-visible), sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion/creed and/or other grounds protected by the Human Rights Code.

While we appreciate all applications received, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.