High Prairie School Division is pleased to welcome Bee Calliou Schadeck as the guest speaker for the divisional professional development day Oct. 28.
“The day is designed to support our school division as we work collaboratively to improve the quality of learning for all our students while putting a special emphasis on closing the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit achievement gap,” says board chair Tammy Henkel.
“Bee began a discovery of our country’s history and over time, became one of the most-sought-after Aboriginal-awareness educators in Alberta.
“She now draws on more than 35 years of experience to enrich her awareness sessions.”
Calliou Schadeck’s workshop will extend the work the division started last year at the divisional professional development day in Joussard where all staff explored the impact of residential schools and how to start creating more welcoming and caring learning environments for all learners and community members.
She is a member of the Michel First Nation, Treaty 6 in Alberta.
Calliou Schadeck spent her childhood on a farm and also raised her three children in rural Alberta.
Her career began as a laboratory technician and after a project was stalled by First Nation communities, was launched into unfamiliar territory.