December 13, 2021
Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk.
On the weekend of December 11th, James Young, Technology Integration Consultant, hosted 16 teachers from our Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey community of schools. The session was called "Technology for ALL Learners." The attendees learned about Flipgrid, Too Noisy Pro, Choice Works, Touch Cast Studio, Jamboard, using QR Codes for multistep directions, and creating accessible instructions for our learners. It was a great session from a great group of committed educators who took time from their busy schedules to come together and learn about how technology can support all our learners. Thanks to all the participants!
Our Elementary Numeracy Consultant, Kyla Bernard, has been working on the Aliet app with her working group. The section they were working on was patterning. Here is a peek of what the screen will look like for Aliet's world. Kyla wanted to included sound for patterns and sprig and apple put it together to make it look amazing! We just love that you can find the ji'kmaqn and mikmaq drum as options to create patterns, as well as other instruments.
Kyla also delivered Professional Development to grade 2, 3, and 4 teachers with author David Costello called Making Math Stick. The teachers are very excited to begin trying these strategies in their classrooms. She also went to Paqtnkek to deliver resources to support hands on learning resources.
Sports and Recreation
Our Sports and Rec Department are having a contest over the Christmas break. Youth up to the age of 29 are invited to participate by submitting a video related to sport and activity or language and culture to social media until January 1st 2022.