First Peoples Resources Workshops
First Peoples Literature Resources Workshop for K-12
Professional Development Workshop for Teachers May 27, 2015
Vancouver, Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Learn how to build authentic First Peoples materials your instruction and assessment practices! This workshop offers time to explore available resources and for professional conversations and networking around authentic First Peoples resources. All participants will receive a copy of the resources Authentic First Peoples Resources for use in K-7 Classrooms, In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom, and English First Peoples 10, 11, and 12 Teacher Resource Guides, which include lesson plans, curriculum connections, assessment resources and suggested texts. First Nations Education Steering Committee Curriculum Coordinator, Jo Chrona will be the lead workshop facilitator. FNESC, the First Nations Schools Association and the provincial government continue to develop First Peoples curriculum and classroom resources with the goal of increasing Aboriginal student achievement and creating more inclusive schools that reflect First Nations issues and realities.
Eligibility to attend: First Nations school, public school and independent school teachers are invited to register. Registration is free of charge. 50% of the 25 spots are reserved for First Nations school representatives.
- Travel expense reimbursement is available for one representative per BC First Nations community (Band) and subject to FNESC finance policies. Details follow on the next page.
- Breakfast: 8:30 am; workshop 9 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.
For questions or assistance, please call 1-877-422-3672 Hotel All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation. When booking, quote FNESC First Peoples Literature Resources Workshop to get the negotiated rate. Please book early for the negotiated rate.
- Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1763 Comox St., Vancouver Reservations: (604) 688-7711
- One representative per BC First Nation (Band) may apply for travel and hotel expense reimbursement for this workshop.
- When you register online, you get an automatic email confirming your registration. This email is not a confirmation that you are eligible for travel reimbursement.
- You will receive a travel claim form at the meeting. A sample form will also be on the event webpage (coming soon).
- You will only be reimbursed for “most economical” mode of travel.
- If you live in one of the 18 municipalities of Greater Vancouver you cannot claim hotel.
- Other than Greater Vancouver area, individuals living more than one hour or 90 km from the meeting location can apply for one night of hotel reimbursed at the negotiated rate.
- After the event, mail your travel claim to FNESC post-marked within 30 days of the meeting. You must include original receipts for hotel, ferry, airplane, taxi and parking.
- Please do not claim breakfasts or lunches on the day of the event, as they are provided. Thank you for participating in this event!