Learning First Peoples Summer Institute
The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms. Comprised of two different sessions, which can be selected individually, the sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning. Each session will include print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.
Aug. 20-22, 2018, Richmond First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) DRAFTS,
Learning First Peoples Workshops
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 and appropriate ways. Each session includes print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.
First Nations Schools Events
Every year, the First Nations Schools Association delivers number of events for First Nations school educators and school leaders, in order to ensure that the needs of students are addressed in meaningful ways. Many of the events are by invitation to educators of specific age groups or subject areas, so registration information will be sent directly to eligible participants.
The annual Regional Sessions meetings to learn about FNESC’s work and the work of our partners and to engage in a meaningful dialogue about current First Nations education issues. Registration now open for the 2018 Regional Sessions, happening in Kelowna, October 4-5, 2018, Prince George, October 22-23, 2018, Kamloops, November 6-7, 2018, Nanaimo, November 15-16, 2018, Cranbrook, November 28-29, 2018, Vancouver, January 9-10, 2019.
FNESC Board Meetings
November 2, 2018, February 22, 2019, April 26, 2019, at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver
FNESC Annual Aboriginal Education Conference
Every year, the conference draws over 800 educators and education administrators, and it is a unique opportunity to come together as an education community to network, learn from one-another, and be inspired. The conference welcomes all those who are passionate about advancing quality First Nations education. Workshop applications invited until September 14. Registration now open.
Nov. 22, 2018 opening evening, Nov. 23-24, 2018 Conference, Vancouver
Post-Secondary Education Coordinator Meetings
These workshops provide information about the administration of the Post-Secondary Student Support Program and the University and College Entrance Preparation Program, and is designed to support community post-secondary education coordinators.
February 2019 (tbc)
Post-Secondary Education Gathering
The First Nations Education Steering Committee invites First Nations to a gathering to discuss the development of a BC-specific Post-Secondary Education (PSE) model. In particular, we will discuss development of BC-specific guidelines, policy, and funding for students, institutes and community-based delivery. We recommend attendance by two reps per First Nation: 1. a political representative 2. an education technical representative (i.e. pse coordinator, First Nations institute staff)
October 15, Vancouver