August 27, 28, 29, 2024
Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, Vancouver

The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute, coordinated by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association, is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms. 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. These sessions will also support implementation of the new Indigenous-focused graduation requirement.

At each session, participants will receive a printed copy of the teacher resource guide, collaboratively explore its units, discuss implementation of the lessons/activities, and participate in collegial discussions with other educators. Sessions can be selected individually.

Thank you for attending the Learning First Peoples Spring Institute on March 20 – 22, 2024, coordinated by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association. We hope to see you in the next event.

Sessions and Descriptions

August 27, 2024    English First Peoples Gr. 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide

Presented by Anne Tenning and Desiree Marshall-Peer    

Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer all BC students the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through written, visual, and oral literature. The courses were developed through the collaboration of FNESC and the BC Ministry of Education.  It is notable that English First Peoples (EFP) 12 is fully equivalent to English 12 for post-secondary entrance requirements. The EFP 10-12 Teacher Resource Guide (2018) has been revised to reflect the revised BC curriculum and incorporates recently-published First Peoples literature. At this workshop, teachers will receive a copy of the resource guide, discuss its use, participate in an activity from the guide, and see our display of First Peoples literature.

August 28, 2024     BC First Peoples 12 Teacher Resource Guide

Presented by Anne Tenning and Desiree Marshall-Peer    

FNESC and FNSA’s resource, the BC First Peoples 12 Teacher Resource Guide, is intended to support students and teachers of BC First Peoples 12.  The resource has eight thematic units:  Here, Now; Story and Storytelling; Honouring the Children; The Power of Names; Acknowledging Rights; Food, Health, and Wellness; Resources and Economies; Maps and Borders; and Taking Action. Participants will receive a copy of resource guide, collaboratively explore its units, discuss implementation of its lessons, and network with other educators.

 

August 29, 2024    Math & Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guides

Presented by Anne Tenning and Desiree Marshall-Peer    

The Math First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (Elem./Sec.) and Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (Sec.) supports educators to respectfully integrate BC First Peoples scientific and mathematical knowledge and perspectives into their classrooms. The math guide has the following units:  Contemporary Cultural Artifacts, Ceremony and Storytelling, “Space” and the Cosmos, Sustenance from the Land, The Built Environment, Sustaining the Land and Water, and Games. The science guide has the following units: Indigenous Science Perspectives, Transformation and Evolution, Relationships to Fresh-Water, Shaping the Land, Place-Based Ethnobotany Inquiry, Salmon and Interconnectedness, Connecting Climate Change and Food Security, Forests and First Peoples, and Hunting and Trapping.

Participant Details

Registration

  • Registration fee: $30 per session. You may select 1, 2 or 3 sessions.
  • Credit card: Credit card is accepted online during registration or phone in credit card payment to CivicInfo at 250-383-4898.
  • Cheques: Payable to First Nations Education Steering Committee c/o CivicInfo Mail to: CivicInfo BC, #203 – 4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria BC, V8Z 6L8.
  • Participant name must be included with the cheque.
  • Registration fees must be received by August 19, 2024 or your registration may be cancelled.

Accommodation

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver

    • Book by July 26, 2024 for the group rate of $349 + tax single/double
    • Book Online: Booking Link
    • Reservations: 1-844-697-2869 Quoting “FNESC Learning First Peoples Summer Institute”

Eligibility

First Nations school, public school and independent school educators are eligible to attend. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of each participant.

Schedule

Session 9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day. Breakfast (8:00 am) and lunch provided.

Health and Safety

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell. Only registered participants are eligible to attend. Family and friends cannot attend the event at any time, including for meals. The decision to attend in-person events is a personal one and it should be made in consideration of your individual risk factors and vulnerabilities.

Event Contact

Toll-free 1-877-422-3672  P: 604-925-6087  info@fnesc.ca