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September 29th 8:30-12:00
Okanagan History, Culture and Perspectives for the Classroom Teacher

Starting at PMSS in the Cultural Room, then heading by bus to the pictographs near Vaseaux Lake

Our hosts: Anona Kampe and Carrie Terbasket

Join SD67 Cultural Coordinator, Anona Kampe and special guest, Carrie Terbasket for a refreshing session out on the land.  

We will start our session in the Cultural Room at Princess Margaret Secondary School at 8:30 for a cup of Buckbrush Tea and to take look at the Cultural Room, discuss it's purpose at PMSS.  Anona & Carrie will share a condensed version of one of the Okanagan's creation stories.  Then, we board a bus and head out for a field trip to Vaseaux Lake to visit a pictograph site.  Along the way Anona will share various monuments in the Okanagan territory and why they are significant to the Okanagan people.  She will also share Okanagan language.  Once we arrive at the pictograph site, Anona will offer a blessing and sing a drum song.  Carrie will explain various species at risk and invasive plants.

We will return to Princess Margaret by 12 noon.

Email Julie-Anna Martin  (jmartin@summer.com) to register

October 17th - December 2 UBC-Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.

This online course is delivered using the edX platform, it is FREE to register and $50 to have the course verified.

 UBC MOOC Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

 

 

October 31st UBC-Bringing Mental Health to the Classroom

A resource for Grade 8-10, and a self-guided, fully online, classroom ready, modular mental health curriculum resource. Cost $20. 

UBC Bringing Mental Health to the Classroom

 

 

 

October 20 Inuit, Métis, and First Nations Cultural Menu Day

Three presentations available on the Cultural Menu will be presented in one day! Spend the day experiencing the same presentations, activities, and interactions that are available for your students.

When: Friday, October 20th 8:30-3:00
Where: Princess Margaret Secondary Library
Lunch is provided
Maximum attendance: 30
Contact Julie-Anna Martin jmartin@summer.com to register your spot.
See the District Website for the full description

November 30-December 2 FNESC 23rd Annual Aboriginal Education Conference

http://www.fnesc.ca/conference/

Showcasing innovative curriculum, inspiring people and excellent networking opportunities, the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) Annual Aboriginal Education Conference draws over 800 educators each year.

The conference theme, Renewing Our Relationship, will explore of the role of education in reconciliation, as part of the ongoing conversations about Canada’s 150th celebrations and planning for the future of First Nations education in British Columbia.  This will include examining how we can work together to transform our relationships in order to advance quality First Nations education.

Registration opens late September, 2017

Regular $425, Elders (60+) $320, Students $320. Breakfasts and lunches on December 1 & 2 are included.  Your automatic email serves as your registration invoice.

Registration payments must be received by our registration provider, CivicInfo, by November 3rd, 2017. Those with unpaid registrations are not eligible to attend.

October 26th First People's Principles of Learning & a Coffee

Come and have a casual conversation about embedding First People's Principles of Learning (FPPL) into our teaching practice.  At this first gathering we will have open dialogue about where we are at with this in our current practice.  On scanning, there seems to be a need to link current Cultural Menu presentations, and Indigenous classroom lessons/activities with Core Competencies and how to do that effectively and respectfully.   This is a conversation that is happening all over the province in different capacities and just one example of where these dialogues can go.

If you would like a better understanding of FPPL, check out Jo Chrona's website https://firstpeoplesprinciplesoflearning.wordpress.com/, but please don't feel that this has to be studied by any means, it is a document contains an abundance of information.

Reservations have been made, send a quick email to Julie-Anna Martin (jmartin@summer.com) if you would like to join the conversation.

Thursday, October 26th

3:30- 5:00 (ish)

The Nest & Nectar

1475 Fairview Road (In the Cannery building)

January 30th - March 13th UBC-Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.

This online course is delivered using the edX platform, it is FREE to register and $50 to have the course verified.

Ind Ed MOOC 2018.pdf 

 

February 16th Indigenous Focused Professional Development

Date: Feb. 16th

Location: PMSS Library

Number of Participants: 30

Deconstructing Myths (8:30-12:30)

"In this workshop participants are submerged into the depths of the mistruths that have made up the belief systems of mainstream Canada for far too long. Participants will be challenged to dig deeper through research, which must include historical documentation and oral testimony as opposed to acceptance of archaic misinformation and hidden fabricated narratives. In a commitment to the continuation of the work that teachers started with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, BCTF invites all teachers to join in the effort to seek truth through the deconstruction of myths in curriculum."

Infusing Aboriginal Content (12:30-3:30)

"While teachers express interest in incorporating more Aboriginal content in their classrooms, they are sometimes unsure of where to start and how to find authentic materials. This workshop is designed to create awareness around integrating Aboriginal perspectives and quality Aboriginal resources in the classroom through hands on activities."

Register with Julie-Anna Martin, District Helping Teacher with the Indigenous Education Team jmartin@summer.com

April 27th - PITA Whistler Conference

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http://www.pita.ca/