Supporting At Home Learning in First Nations Communities
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Supporting At Home Learning in First Nations Communities
Presented by: Lana Nogue, Colin Byers & Jennifer Ferguson
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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About the Session:

This session will explore how the COVID -19 move to at home learning was embraced and supported at some First Nations Schools. Establishing teachers teams, creation of essential outcomes, building learning kits and supporting at-home learning in a First Nations Community has different realities and considerations. The journey of how this reality was navigated and the impact on teacher planning and practice will be shared.

About the Presenter(s):
Lana Nogue

As a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning, Lana Nogue has extensive experience in system planning and supporting schools and districts in strategically designing areas of focus and planning forward. Lana is integral to supporting schools and districts in implementing their Collaborative Response practices as well as designing and supporting levels of teams that align across schools and systems to support the needs of all students. Lana supports inclusive education teams with experience as a classroom specialist, school and district leader. She supports leaders at all levels and works at a district/systemic level to build capacity and support the goals of our various partners and strategic endeavors.

Colin Byers

Colin is Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning and specializes in online, virtual, eLearning, multimedia design and instructional design. Colin has more than 20 years of education experience in k-12, post secondary, government and corporate settings. He has a passion for creating multimedia content and building with face to face, VILT, eLearning and blended courses. Over the years he has provided educators and clients with professional development opportunities and training using the latest multimedia programs and hardware and has a passion for helping educators excel with online instruction. 

Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson readily engages in opportunities to build her capacity as a leader and as a result her journey has led her into a unique role with Jigsaw Learning. Jennifer leads districts and schools in the implementation of the WeCollab and Dossier software platforms, each purposefully designed to align with the Collaborative Response framework. She ensures ongoing training and support for all learners by responding to troubleshooting requests, streamlining processes, leveraging shared services, and collaboratively facilitating learning experiences to meet the needs within the context. She is skilled at problem solving and responsive support and prides herself in ensuring our partners are able to effectively use tools that will align with their Collaborative Response process. The process trumps the program!

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.

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Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12