Although our Director Jessie just got back from Yellowknife, she's already looking forward to returning next month to participate in NWTTA 2018 - the NWT Educators' Conference! The conference happens once every three years, and brings together over 800 teachers and education officials from all across the territory to learn and participate in a range of professional development activities. 

Jessie will be delivering three Digital Storytelling Workshops, as well as a presentation on her experiences teaching Digital Storytelling in the North last year. (Jessie has described some of these experiences here, here and here). 

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This year’s conference, taking place from February 19 – 21, will also feature several themes around which many of the sessions will focus, including Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations, Wellness, Mental Health, and Professional Learning Communities. Other sessions will span a wide range of topics, from integrating Indigenous science into classrooms and supporting children to grow gardens, to bucket drumming, yoga and dance.

The conference also boasts two inspiring keynote speakers: Richard Van Camp – an award-winning author and storyteller, and a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation, and Marie Wilson – an illustrious journalist and one of three commissioners of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. 

To learn more about the NWT Educators' Conference, you can check out the NWTTA website: https://www.nwteducatorsconference.ca/

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If you'd like to learn more about Digital Storytelling, we offer workshops for both students and educators, including Remote Digital Storytelling Workshops via Skype (something we've been doing with seven remote communities in the Beaufort Delta through the Beaufort Delta Education Council). 

Drop us a line to learn more! http://www.handsonmediaeducation.com/contact/