PRO D Workshops


North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83

November 13, 2018

Indigenous Education Department is honored to present Author and Change-Maker Monique Gray Smith

“Belief in the Strength and Resiliency of Indigenous People Worldwide”

Profile: Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent. She is an award-winning, best selling author and sought after consultant. Monique’s strong understanding of education has led her to work as the Executive Director for Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC, the National Aboriginal Advisor for Roots of Empathy. Her leadership in the field of Indigenous Education led her to create a resource called The Ripple Effect of Resiliency: Strategies for Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children. Monique has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 27 years and is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.

Workshop 1– 8:30 am-11:30am

Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families

This engaging and inspiring workshop will provide a unique lens into the importance of focusing on resiliency in our work with Indigenous children and families. We will explore resiliency from an Indigenous perspective and you will develop an understanding of and how to weave the 4 Blankets of Resiliency: Strong sense of self; family; community; culture, language and connection to the land into your work with children and families.

Workshop 2– 12:30-3:00pm

Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation

Are you looking for ways to weave Truth and Reconciliation into your class and/or school? Are you feeling like you could use support and strategies on weaving the new curriculum into your class? Looking for ways to teach the history of Residential Schools and their current and historic impacts? Then check out this dynamic workshop with Monique Gray Smith.

November 13, 2018

Ministry Designated Pro-D Day

Please register for one or both of these

free sessions.

SD83 staff please register on the in-service calendar