Since 1988, the Pacific Northwest National Resource Center (NRC) on Canada — formed by the Center for Canadian Studies at the University of Washington (UW) and the Center for Canadian-American Studies at Western Washington University (WWU) — has been awarded Title VI support by the US Department of Education in recognition of its leading role as a center of excellence on Canada. UW and WWU jointly perform outreach under the hallmark of Study Canada K-12 to encourage an increased study of Canada in US classrooms.
Kyla Sweet, Education and Curriculum Specialist, leads NRC efforts to broaden teachers’ and students’ perspectives about the shared geography, history, and culture of North America. Many professional development opportunities such as the bi-annual Study Canada Summer Institute for K-12 Educators and French Immersion Québec Workshop are offered. Extensive classroom resources and curriculum are shared at regional and national education conferences.
Kyla welcomes the opportunity to bring Canada into your classroom – her expertise and teaching experience are available to regional school boards, individual schools, superintendents, principals, and students interested in K-12 curriculum instruction, delivery, and materials on Canada. To invite Kyla, accompanied by a wide range of K–12 classroom curriculum materials, to your district for any of these learning opportunities, please contact her at Kyla.Sweet@wwu.edu