Registration is now open for the Summer Institute for Teachers on First Peoples Curriculum, August 22-25, at the Coast Plaza Hotel Vancouver offered by FNESC and the FNSA with support from the Vancouver Foundation.
Please forward to teachers in your district who might be interested in attending.
Comprised of 4 day-long sessions, which are selected individually (new this year), 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.
Monday, August 22
Integrating First Peoples Content and Principles of Learning in Classrooms
This session is designed to help educators effectively integrate First Peoples content and the First Peoples Principles of Learning into classrooms. Participants will examine the updated FNESC/FNSA Authentic First Peoples Resources for Use in Classrooms Resource Guide along with other FNESC/FNSA teacher resources and will leave the workshop with materials and strategies to help them share their learning with others in their schools or districts.
Tuesday, August 23
Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guide – ELEMENTARY
This session is designed to help support elementary educators to teach about residential schools in well-informed, respectful and appropriate ways. Participants will explore the FNESC/FNSA Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guide for Grade 5, which introduces 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.
Wednesday, August 24
Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guide – SECONDARY
This session is designed to help support secondary school educators teach about residential schools in a well-informed, respectful and appropriate way. Participants will be explore the FNESC/FNSA Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides for grades 10 and 11/12, which introduce students to the historical context of residential schools and the principles of reconciliation by engaging them with a variety of archival documents, video resources, and activities.
Thursday, August 25
Science First Peoples Grades 5-9 First Peoples (Draft)
This session is designed to introduce educators to a draft copy of the new FNESC/FNSA Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5-9, a resource designed to help educators incorporate First Peoples perspectives and content into science classes in authentic and respectful ways. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback to guide further development of the resource.
To register and for complete details, please visit FNESC website at http://www.fnesc.ca/summerinstitute/
Please register early to avoid disappointment, as the sessions may fill quickly.
A flyer is also attached for easy sharing.
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