2022 NOIIE Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2022 NOIIE Symposium: Stories of Being, Belonging, Becoming.

NOIIE 2022 Symposium Flyer

Dates, Times, & Symposium Registration

May 4, 3:45 – 5:00pm Pacific Time
May 5, 3:45 – 6:00pm Pacific Time

The 2022 NOIIE Symposium will be fully online.

Cost: $150 + gst per person.

Registration is limited. Register here.
* Online registration is through Delta School District with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Visa debit card. International guests, please note: Due to a glitch in the registration system, for Province please enter BC and a generic postal code (V1V 1V1) so that you can register. Having trouble registering online? Please contact us. Registration is for the full Symposium. Daily rates are not offered.

Program Details

Click here to view the 2022 Symposium program.

Symposium Hosts:

  • Michelle Iacobucci, Rocky Mountain School District 
  • Angela Stott, Gold Trail School District 

Symposium Speakers:

  • Dr. Linda Kaser & Dr. Judy Halbert, Co-Directors NOIIE
  • Monique Gray Smith, Author & Speaker
  • Melissa Larkin & D’Ari Lisle, Darkspark Co-Founders
  • Dr. Jal Mehta, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Carrie Wilson, Organizational Development & Learning Specialist, Mills College
  • Lori Burger & Jana Fox, NOIIE Indigenous Transitions Program Co-Leaders

What else can I expect?

Lots! Including insights and perspectives from the third cohort of the NOIIE Indigenous Transitions Project, a wonderfully curated showcase of local music, as well as opportunities for fun & networking in a virtual format!

Additional Program Information: 

1. @noiie 2022 Symposium playlist:

2. Learn more about the artists: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xWbSjVFiEAYrKzNsH_AqrDgOiCC-H7-6Gy4su7aAulM/edit?usp=sharing

3. Share the songs you love on Twitter with #noiielistens

A symposium sponsored by the Networks of Inquiry and Indigenous Education (NOIIE) and our partners.

2022 NOIIE Symposium

Symposium Hosts

Michelle Iacobucci
SD 6 Rocky Mountain

Angela Stott
SD 74 Gold Trail

NOIIE Indigenous Transitions Program

Lori Burger
SD 52 Prince Rupert

Jana Fox
SD 54 Bulkley Valley

Symposium Speakers

Judy Halbert
NOIIE Co-DirectorClick here to read Judy’s bio.

Linda Kaser
NOIIE Co-DirectorClick here to read Linda’s bio.

Monique Gray Smith
Award-winning Author, Speaker & Consultant

Monique Gray Smith is a proud mom of teenage twins, an award-winning, best-selling author and sought after consultant. Monique’s most recent novel, Tilly and the Crazy Eights was long listed for Canada Reads 2021. Monique’s books are used to share wisdom, knowledge, hope and the important teaching that love is medicine. Monique is Cree, Lakota and Scottish and has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 30 years. She is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.

More Information: https://www.moniquegraysmith.com/

D’Ari Lisle
Darkspark Director/Co-Founder

D’Ari Lisle is a proficient producer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has been a touring performer and front man in several successful Canadian bands for over 15 years. He has been involved in every aspect of the music industry – writing, recording and producing records, working in management and agency offices, as well as producing short films and music videos. In 2012, he assisted Melissa Larkin in developing the DARKSPARK program and contributes his skill in recording and multi-media to the experiential learning experience of students participating in DARKSPARK.

Melissa Larkin
Darkspark Director/Co-Founder

Melissa Larkin is a skilled vocalist and songwriter. She has toured and performed for over 10 years, and worked as an arts educator since 2010. In 2007 she created The Forgotten Tour, which brought live music to people and places abandoned by mainstream touring acts. She toured 36 cities in Canada and the western United States facilitating song-writing workshops for at-risk youth, homeless shelters, old age facilities and more. Throughout her career she has used song writing to facilitate engaging educational programs. In 2012, she became an accredited arts educator through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Following this, Melissa created and launched DARKSPARK with creative partner, D’Ari Lisle, to educate and empower students.

More Information: https://darkspark.org/

Dr. Jal Mehta
Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Faculty Co-Chair, Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology (LDIT)

Jal Mehta is a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research explores the role of different forms of knowledge in tackling major social and political problems, particularly problems of human improvement. He has also written extensively on what it would take to improve American education, with a particular focus on the professionalization of teaching.

More Information: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/faculty/jal-mehta

Carrie Wilson
Organizational Development and Learning Specialist

Carrie Wilson’s work is driven by a deep focus on practitioners, and the central role of practitioner insight in the improvement process. The guiding principle of her work is the centrality of learning cultures as the key component in promoting individual learning: for students, for teachers, for principals, and for district leaders. She is the co-founder and former executive director of Lead by Learning (formerly Mills Teacher Scholars) at Mills College. She currently coaches leaders, organizations, and businesses on creating cultures of inquiry and learning.

More Information: https://weleadbylearning.org/staff/carrie-wilson/

NOIIE Symposium Topic: ‘Here’s What I’m Struggling With, Here’s What I’m Not Yet Sure About’: Creating Cultures of Compassion and Curiosity With the Practice of Public Learning