TEACH Outside the Box’s community partners sit on the organizing Committee and assist with crafting the program, facilitating workshops, and overseeing the success of the program. Participants can also complete an alternative community-based placement with many our community partners as part of their certificate.
Our partners include The Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC), TRACKS Youth program, the New Canadians Centre (NCC), and the Community Race Relations Committee (CRRC), and True Peace Common Good Initiative. See below for more information about our partners.
The Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) is a grassroots and charitable Global Education and Resource Centre which promotes dialogue and understanding of world issues to enable people to engage in positive social and environmental change.
Students can choose from a variety of placement opportunities with KWIC; hours may be completed month by month, over March break or during scheduled office hours in May.
Placements may include – but are not limited to the following opportunities, and may be tailored to suit individual interests:
- Develop and lead global education workshops for local classes and community groups using participatory and arts-based methodologies.
- Liaise with local schools to connect KWIC program with classrooms
- Support outreach and education events at Trent and in the community
- Work on special education events, such as International Women’s day
- Research workshop content; develop appropriate curriculum outcomes
- Facilitate a minimum of 3 workshops (Workshops are piloted first with KWIC
- Work and learn from feminist/anti-oppressive/anti-racism/decolonization
The TRent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science (TRACKS) Youth program aims to foster a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around us and how it works. Students are encouraged to make connections between Western ways of knowing and traditional Indigenous knowledge so that we might develop a broader perspective where all ways of knowing are valued.
Placement hours may start anytime after November. Teacher candidates may choose to complete all their hours during the spring practicum session, or may choose to complete some of these hours throughout the school year.
Placement options include, but are not limited to:
- Delivery and implementation of programming including school workshops, after-school programs, and outreach events
- Research and curriculum writing
- Representing TRACKS at community events
- Liaising with schools and community groups to integrate TRACKS workshops
- Assisting with organization and facilitation of teacher candidate training and information sessions on Indigenous education
- Developing promotional and outreach materials
- Communication tasks including blogging and social media updates
- Some general office admin tasks
The New Canadians Centre Peterborough (NCC) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in the Peterborough and Northumberland regions. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We strive to empower immigrants and refugees to become full and equal members of Canadian society, and to provide community leadership to ensure cultural integration in a welcoming community.
Primary Goal of this Placement: To provide newly-arrived government-assisted refugee families with enriching programming while they look for and settle into their permanent home. You will aim to engage these families in
some meaningful activities during their transition time in temporary housing, and minimize their sense of isolation.
The Community Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC) is a non-profit community-based organization committed to encouraging and promoting anti-racism and equitable race and community relations throughout Peterborough/Nogojiwanong.
CRRC supports the basic principle that all individuals in Canada are equal in dignity and rights, and its strategies are aimed at identifying and eliminating all forms of institutional and systemic discrimination while recognizing the ways in which all forms of oppression from sexism and queerphobia to social class and colonialism intersect with racism.
CRRC joined the TEACH partnership in 2020 and is involved in the program planning and workshops delivery of the TEACH program.
Through Trent University’s School of Education and Professional Learning the Consecutive Bachelor of Education program combines attention to individual learners in small class settings with a community-based approach. The School of Education works in close collaboration with Trent University’s Faculty of Arts and Science and with educators in the wider community.
Through their university credits in foundational and curriculum courses, students are exposed to recent advances in theory and research. During their classroom placements they are encouraged to use this expertise to think critically about their own professional practice and to develop a professional identity through attention to individual needs, multiple modes of learning, human diversity, and critical thinking in content areas.
True Peace: The primary goal of this placement is to work with the placement supervisor to develop True Peace’s Common Good Initiative through mindfulness practices, infusions, and inquiries. True Peace’s Common Good Initiative aims to serve as a community hub where people can learn Buddhist mindfulness practice in conjunction with Buddhist-influenced solutions to the social-ecological challenges of our time. Recognizing that Buddhist teachings are not the sole and absolute authority on these challenges, Common Good will seek to connect with other traditions, including Indigenous and scientific, in order to deepen our collective understanding and increase our skill in a wide range of areas including regenerative agriculture, conflict resolution, reconciliation, and community building.
Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility