About the Workshop Series

Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning and consistent with the Calls to Action of the Truth And Reconciliation Commission, the following workshops are designed for BC teachers to support them to teach about First Peoples in informed, respectful and appropriate ways.

Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resource Guides Workshop (Elementary & Secondary)
February 23, 2018, Vancouver

This workshop is designed to support educators to teach about residential schools in well-informed, respectful and appropriate ways. Participants will explore the Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides published by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association, which introduce students to the historical context of residential schools and the principles of reconciliation. These materials engage students with age-appropriate literature, archival documents, and video resources. The materials were piloted throughout BC and are consistent with BC curriculum learning standards.

Both the elementary (Grade 5) and secondary (Grades 10-12) resources will be introduced.  Over the course of the event, educators will engage in discussions with colleagues and participate in hands-on activities that they can use in the classroom. Participants will receive a hardcopy of the resources, which are also available as free downloads. Related literature resources will also be on display.

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Registration

Accommodation
A room block is available at the event venue, the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W. Hastings, Vancouver. All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.
Book by Jan. 26, 2018 for the negotiated rate of $129 + tx.
Reservations: 1-844-337-3118 or 604-689-9211 quoting “FNESC Indian Residential Schools Resources Workshop.”

English First Peoples Grade 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide Workshop
January 29, 2018, Vancouver

Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer students of all backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through literature. The courses were developed through the collaboration of First Nations educators with the BC Ministry of Education and it is notable that English First Peoples (EFP) 12 is fully equivalent to English 12 for BC post-secondary entrance requirements.

Originally published in 2008, the EFP Teacher Resource Guides have been revised to reflect the changing curriculum and incorporate recently-published First Peoples literature.  At this workshop, teachers will receive a copy of the new guide, discuss its use, participate in activities from the draft guide, and see our display of First Peoples literature resources.

Event Flyer

Register

Accommodation
A room block is available at the event venue, the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W. Hastings, Vancouver. All participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.
Book by Jan. 5, 2018 for the negotiated rate of $129 + tx.
Reservations: 1-844-337-3118 quoting “FNESC English First Peoples Workshop.”

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Eligibility

  • First Nations school, public school and independent school teachers are invited to attend.
  • Registration fee (all participants) $30. Registration fees must be received in advance of the event by our registration service provider, CivicInfo, and cannot be accepted in person at the event.

Travel expense reimbursement

  • Available for up to two representatives per BC First Nation school, per workshop. Maximum capacity per workshop 40 people.
  • See the sample travel claim form, which includes a summary of FNESC policies on the reverse.  Travel claims must be received within 30 days of the event.

Schedule (all workshops)

  • Breakfast: 8:30 am; workshop 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.

Policies

  • Registration deadline: 48 hours prior to the start of the event or earlier if capacity is reached.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Refund policy: Full refunds up 48 hours prior to the event.  No refunds after.  Substitutions allowed.

Payment Methods

  • Registration fees must be received by CivicInfo in advance of the event and are not accepted at the event.
  • Pay online with a credit card during registration or phone in credit card payment to CivicInfo at 250-383-4898.
  • Cheques are accepted, payable to First Nations Education Steering Committee c/o CivicInfo  Mail to: CivicInfo BC, #203 – 4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria BC, V8Z 6L8.  Include participant name.