The United Way Poverty Simulation is a unique and powerful experience which challenges perceptions, changes perspectives and strengthens understanding and empathy.
Participants experience a full range of encounters, obstacles and challenges, while volunteers populate the simulation as business owners, teachers, police officers, agency workers, service providers and government employees.
The simulation replicates a month in the life of a family living in poverty. The ultimate mission of each of these families is to provide food, shelter and other basic needs with a limited income.
Educators and community members are invited to take a bold step: walk a mile in the shoes of someone living in poverty in your community.
Kim is a retired teacher, principal, and researcher. She was also a professional development provider. Kim has an elementary generalist Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Educational Studies with a focus on the Roles and Responsibilities of Native Liaison Workers in Northern Alberta. She has 33 years of experience as an educator in High Prairie and area.
Kim spent many years researching and learning about barriers to Indigenous student achievement and how to remove those barriers. Her journey led her in many directions, including an opportunity to put what she learned into practice. The results were highly rewarding for students and were encouraging for increasing minority student achievement. Kim’s work on closing the achievement gap was influenced by a variety of findings and experiences, including: The Equity Framework, Diversity Training, Cultural Awareness and Personal Wellness as well as Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Theory.
Over the years, Kim has become an expert on transforming school cultures and closing the educational achievement gap.
Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Support Staff/Personnel de soutien, Teachers/Enseignant
K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12
Registration 12:30, Event 1:00-4:00pm