First Nations Languages

Call for Proposals

2013-2014 Call for Proposals for First Nations Teachers’ Professional Development in Classroom Instruction or Resource Development

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is pleased to offer one-time grants to support First Nations communities and schools in British Columbia (BC) in offering First Nations Language Teachers’ Professional Development in Classroom Instruction or Resource Development.   Grants to a maximum of $8,000 will be awarded to successful applicants.

2013-2014 Call for Proposals Cover Letter

2013-2014 Call for Proposals – Language Grants (DOC, PDF)

Program Guidelines
Program Proposal
Proposal Checklist
Program Final Report
Program PRO-D Evaluation 

Who Can Apply:  First Nations communities/schools
Maximum Grant:  Up to $8,000.00
Application Method: 
Completion of FNESC Proposal Template only
Deadline Date:  January 17, 2014 by 4:00 pm
“No late proposals will be considered.”

 

Developmental Standard Term Certificate (DSTC) in First Nations Language and Culture, Call for Proposals 2013-2014

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has partnered with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation, and Technology (MAVED) to offer a Developmental Standard Term Certificate in First Nations Language and Culture (DSTC).  The purpose of DSTC funding grants is to increase the number of qualified First Nations language and culture teachers within First Nations communities and schools.

First Nations Bands and Tribal Councils in BC that deliver Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch approved DSTC programs. Only one proposal per community will be considered.  See details in the Call for Proposals materials.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Suzanne Gessner, Program Consultant at languages@fnesc.ca or Derek Payne, Programs Manager at derekp@fnesc.ca, Toll-free in BC: 1-877-422-3672, Local: (604) 925-6087.

Events

First Nations Languages Conference, July 14-15, Vancouver

About FNESC and First Nations Languages

Since its earliest establishment, FNESC has actively promoted and supported a variety of First Nations languages professional development, research, programming and services.  FNESC has an active subcommittee of community representatives that is focused on this important work.Currently, FNESC and its First Nations Languages Subcommittee, is engaged in a number of initiatives:

  • First Nations Language and Culture Curriculum Framework Regional Workshops
  • First Nations Language Roundtable
  • First Nations Languages Teachers Education Program
  • First Nations Language Degree Framework
  • Language and Culture Teachers Pro-D Opportunities
  • K-12 First Nations Language Curriculum Framework
  • Developing a joint work plan with the Association of BC Deans of Education