COLLECTIVE CONNECTIONS

SUPPORTING MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS

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ROSH HASHANAH 25 September, 2022 - 27 September, 2022

Recognizing that Rosh Hashanah is an important High Holy Day for Jewish families (Jewish New Year), we appreciate that schools will work to accommodate students, families, and staff who observe this celebration.

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INDIGENOUS EDUCATION

NEW!

  • Resource package created by the Elementary Indigenous Student Support & Engagement Teacher, Liv Rondeau. This package includes information about Orange Shirt Day, ideas for whole school activities, resources, where to access support systems, and encourages educators to think about what we can do beyond September 30th of each year.
  • NEW link to the 2022-2023 Indigenous Education Team's referral form
  • Upcoming opportunities for Métis youth in grades 7 & 8, as well as 10, 11, & 12

  • September Newsletter from Natural Curiousity (highlighting Indigenous perspectives this month and beyond)

  • Information on The Witness Blanket


This Week:

From the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

  • September 26-30th programming



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EQUITY RELATED OPPORTUNITIES (UPDATED WEEKLY)

NEW!

This Week:

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Register your I/S Class for "Stand Up Against Street Harassment!" ( a one-hour, interactive, virtual training to learn how to intervene when you see harassment happening) September 28th


Next Week:

  • Yom Kippur
  • Beginning of Islamic History Month:

As part of Islamic History Month, a good drive will be happening for Partners in Mission Food Bank with the theme “Feed a Neighbour from Your Table”


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ARTS OPPORTUNITIES (UPDATED WEEKLY)

Learning About Each Other in September:

  • Indigenous Arts Protocols
  • In a Good Way - Integration and Utilization of Indigenous Issues and Content in Drama and Dance in a Meaningful and Safe Way
  • Virtual Art Exhibition highlighting Deaf Artists


Coming Soon!

  • Information on Joe's M.I.L.L. (The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library) "Playathon" fundraiser.


Resources:

  • EQUITABLE AND INCLUSIVE MUSIC EDUCATION Resource Selection Guidelines Revised June 2022
  • Equity and Social Justice Resource Compilation for Visual Arts
  • RECOGNIZE, REFLECT, REFOCUS Addressing Anti-Black Racism in the Drama and Dance Classroom
  • Provocations Volume #1


Webinars and Conferences:

  • Hybrid conference: EMERGENCE 2022 Reshaping the Future of the World through Art
  • CODE Conference 2022 The Future of Tomorrow - Continuous Learning, Infinite Possibilities


Local Opportunities:

  • Grand OnStage 2022-23 Performance Season


Virtual Experiences:

  • Grand OnStage Music Education Video Series,: a free digital program created exclusively for Kingston students (grade one and up) and educators!


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BRINGING CURRICULUM TO LIFE: Real Life Connections (Science, Tech, Social Studies, etc) (UPDATED WEEKLY)

Resources:

  • Tech Tips Tuesday
  • Long-range plans that outline a year-long set of activities for teaching and learning Science and Technology


PD Opportunities:

  • From: Canada's History (online and available in English and French)


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