Learning Opportunity

Who are the Métis? Preparing for the school year with your Métis families.

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Rupertsland Institute
Date:August 22, 2022
Time:4:15 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-AB-234
Focus: First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI) and TRC

Target Audience

Teachers: K-12, School-based Administrators, Support Staff, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teacher,s District Leaders/Consultants, Educational/Instructional Assistants, Specialists who work directly with students, Para-educators and teams who serve children and youth

About this Learning Opportunity

This session is designed for participants to explore several authentic recommended Métis educational materials that help to create teachable moments and provide foundational learning opportunities through-out the school year. Building your foundational knowledge about Métis will empower you to select authentic, accurate resources that honour distinct Métis perspectives to weave into your current teaching practice. Together we will explore resources designed by Métis educators that integrate Métis voices into purposeful lessons and engaging activities!

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #5: Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #5: Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Billie-Jo Grant is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta and an award-winning educator with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching K-9 students in both public and Catholic school classrooms. Billie-Jo was the recipient of a 2017 Indspire National Award in the role model category for Indigenous education and she also received a 2018 International Women's Award for her work in Indigenous education with her local community. Billie-Jo completed a Master's degree in 2018 and stepped out of the classroom into leadership to develop authentic, meaningful, and creative Métis resources with Rupertsland Institute, a Metis Centre of Excellence. As an inspirational educator, she encourages others to be curious, hold tough conversations, and learn more in order to do better for ALL students. Billie-Jo aspires to have Métis education omnipresent in our education system where Métis people will no longer be regarded as the “forgotten people.”