|Located at:||St. Leo Centre|
|6220 Lakeview Drive SW, Calgary, AB|
TARGET AUDIENCE: GRADES 5-9 EDUCATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
This session will provide support for all levels of school authorities that results in an increased awareness and understanding of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories, perspectives, and ways of knowing. Educators, support staff will participate in professional learning to effectively select culturally appropriate resources and review instructional strategies to support all students in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education, as it relates to their educational context.
This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.
Donna Rossis a 26-year educator. She is a Cree-Métis from Saskatchewan and member of the One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six territory. Donna began her teaching career as a classroom teacher with Tsuu T’ina Nation and continued to support First Nations learners in subsequent positions with Siksika and Stoney Nakoda Nations, and recently Rockyview School Division as a First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Learning Specialist. Donna brings passion and also a deep knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories, the impact of residential schools, and the infusion of indigenous ways of knowing into Alberta curriculum and organizational culture.