ECourse: Education for Reconciliation - Assembling Strength (Winter 2021) - REPEAT
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ECourse: Education for Reconciliation - Assembling Strength (Winter 2021) - REPEAT
Presented by: Donna Ross & Wanda Dechant
Monday, February 22, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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About the Session:


The Education for Reconciliation eCourse provides a learning pathway for all members of a school community to deepen their awareness and understanding of 'Foundational Knowledge' as it pertains to Alberta's Indigenous Peoples. This eLearning opportunity is intended to help participants create shared understandings of the diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit culture and traditions, values and attitudes, and of historical and contemporary realities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in Alberta.

The Education for Reconciliation eCourse is designed for all members of a school community, and is accessible by participants 24/7 to accommodate the busy schedules of those wishing to participate in this dynamic learning opportunity.

Join us for this self-paced eLearning opportunity where participants will have the ability to:

  • deepen their awareness of the rich culture and history of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in Alberta.
  • broaden their understanding of the legacy of residential schools, treaty education, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action for education.
  • participate in on-line discussions and activities to enrich their learning experience.

As you go through this course you may find that you have questions about the content, or reflection questions to take yourself a little deeper. 


To meet this need, we have our wonderfully experienced consultant Donna Ross, popping into some of the discussion forums and joining us for a wrap-up Q&A gathering.  The Q&A is an optional enrichment for your learning.  Bring your questions and join us for some great conversation.

Q&A will be via Zoom, from 4:30pm - 6:30pm on Monday, March 15th .

Facilitated by: Wanda Dechant with guest apperances by Donna Ross

About the Presenter(s):
Donna Ross

is currently contracted with the Calgary Regional Consortium to provide Education for Reconciliation and Foundational Knowledge of Alberta’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. She brings a strong understanding of literacy and storytelling from an Indigenous perspective.

Wanda Dechant

is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium.  Her role includes supporting teachers, E.A.’s, school admin, learning coaches and parents in the area of K-12 Math. Wanda began teaching math and science in 2000, her teaching experience extends from grades 7 – 12.  For the past 6 years Wanda’s work has included a focus on K-6 Mathematics.  Three critical aspects of learning that Wanda embeds into her sessions include:

  • Increasing student (and teacher) self-confidence in math
  • Students engaging in visible learning with their peers
  • Students as mathematicians

Wanda is part of the development team for the Elementary Math Professional Learning project.


Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:


Registration Deadline:

February 21, 2021

Registration Notes:

Participants will receive an email invitation with login instructions from PowerSchool Learning on the date the course opens.

This self-paced course will be open from February 22nd - March 26th 2021. Sorry, no extensions will be provided.Sorry, no extensions will be provided.

Estimated time of completion of the full eCourse is approximately 15-20 hours. Total completion time will vary for individuals dependent on level of participation within the course.