As a proud Cisco partner, it was great to see how Connected North used the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as an opportunity to share learning opportunities for students of all ages across their network of participating schools. This included “Read-alouds” with an Ojibwe educator, reflective art and writing activity with an Inuk artist, a session with an inspiring Residential School Survivor from the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, and a drawing workshop with a Cree artist. Indigenous students were able to engage in many ways with this important topic and share their own experiences.
Thanks to the Connected North program, learning does not stop after September 30th. Connected North fosters student engagement and enhanced education outcomes in remote Indigenous communities. This leading-edge program delivers immersive and interactive education services through Cisco's high definition, two-way TelePresence video technology. The program is made possible through a strong ecosystem of supporters with program delivery managed by TakingITGlobal. The goal is to provide students and teachers with access to content that is engaging and innovative, with the hope of increasing feelings of empowerment in school and in life. If you would like to learn more about Connected North and how you can support the program, visit their website: https://www.connectednorth.org/en/