Connected North Content Provider Package

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Connected North Content Provider Package Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge and experiences as part of the Connected North Program network of content providers. During the last school year, the program delivered 4,000+ sessions with over 24,000 student interactions through live video conferencing technology. We are currently in the process of expanding our growing network of young leaders, knowledge keepers and professionals who are able to support our school partners . We are delighted that you have expressed your willingness to engage with us and share your experience on this journey. Program Overview Connected North is a leading-edge program that delivers interactive education services to schools in remote northern communities through high-definition two-way video communication and collaboration technology. The goal of Connected North is to provide participating schools with access to content that is engaging and innovative, with the hope of increasing feelings of empowerment in school and in life. This includes interactive sessions with virtual guest speakers and Indigenous role models, virtual field trips with engaging places of interest along with cultural exchanges and collaborations between schools across Canada/Turtle Island. The selection of session content is guided by the needs of teachers and students in both a classroom context and in aer school learning environments. We also strive to support leadership development opportunities for individuals and groups of students and teachers. At the heart of the program is our commitment to an approach that holds Indigenous perspectives and truth and reconciliation at the center of both content and process. This includes developing culturally relevant content where studentʼs cultures are respected and valued. We also believe in empowering students and educators to guide how the program will work best for their community, and introducing First Nations, Métis and Inuit role models wherever possible, as critical sources of knowledge and inspiration. Sessions typically fall into one of four types: ● Virtual Experts & Field Trips: Live interactive video sessions connecting students, experts, content partners and educational venues like galleries and museums to enhance curriculum and add exciting new resources to the classroom. ● Future Pathways: Connections between students and professionals, highlighting opportunities beyond high-school ranging from higher education to entrepreneurship and employment. ● Cultural Exchange: Opportunities for students to share aspects of their culture and identity with another classroom from a different community, as well as connections with cultural knowledge keepers. ● Teacher Professional Development: Professional development sessions with subject matter experts based in a wide range of topics including Mental Health, Literacy and Innovation. 1

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