Rocky Mountain School District No. 6

Posted on Aug 31, 2022
School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) logo with Truth and Reconciliation graphic circled around it.  Books and feathers accent the image

Today, all staff in SD6 will meet for the first time in over four years at David Thompson Secondary School for the District Day of Learning.  Staff will reconnect with their colleagues from across the District and will have the honour to hear Kevin Lamoureux deliver a keynote address in person. 

The day is focused on  Truth and Reconciliation which will provide staff with professional development opportunities with local knowledge keepers, teachers, and District leadership. 

In addition to Kevin's keynote address, teachers and exempt staff have been given the opportunity to choose two of the following learning sessions to participate in:

  • Indigenous content and perspectives in numeracy across grades - Kristin Insull
  • Indigenous considerations for early learning programming - Crystal MacLeod
  • Choosing appropriate resources for Indigenous learning - Jenna Jasek
  • Métis Jigging - Caren Nagao
  • Joint Early Intervention Services and the role of the Public Education Benefits Trust - Ray Parker (CUPE Only)
  • Truth and Reconciliation in organizational culture - Amanda Garand
  • Indigenous secondary graduation requirement - Trent Dolgopol
  • Truth and Reconciliation - Kevin Lamoureux
  • Indigenous content and classroom success stories - Lizzie Midyette 
  • Indigenous education from the LGBTQIA2S+ perspective - Smokii Sumac
  • Shuswap Band water based biology projects and initiatives - John Bisset
  • Shuswap Band land based biology projects and initiatives - Rhiannon Kirton
  • Akisqnuk history and knowledge - Lillian Rose
  • Secwépemc history - Dianna Coté
  • Governance and treaty relations - Barb Coté
  • Métis history and identity - Alex Ibbitson
  • Decolonization in the primary classroom - Vicki Baller

In addition to these learning opportunities, our Operations colleagues have a special afternoon of learning planned at J. Alfred Laird Elementary School.  

The senior leadership team is excited to welcome all staff back to the 2022-2023 school year and to bring all staff together for this day of learning.