Monday, February 24, 2014

FNESC Residential Schools Workshop

Residential Schools & Reconciliation Workshops 

2014 Schedule
February 14, Grade 5 – Vancouver, Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites 
February 28 Grade 10‐12– Vancouver, Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites 
March 7 Grade 5 – Vancouver, Metropolitan Hotel

We invite educators and administrators from both public schools and First Nations schools in BC to join our upcoming Residential Schools and Reconciliation Workshops in Vancouver. The workshops are intended to share our draft Teacher Resource Guides and invite feedback from educators to further develop the resources.

About the Project
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) are creating Residential Schools and Reconciliation curriculum in order to contribute to the reconciliation process and develop shared understandings.
Inspired by the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, this project is intended to develop age‐appropriate residential school curriculum.
“The Commission recommends that provincial and territorial departments of education work in concert with the Commission to develop age‐appropriate educational materials about residential schools for use in public schools.”
– TRC Interim Report
The draft curriculum, for grades 5, 10 and 11/12, is founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, and the literature, primary sources, and video interviews are largely from BC.
These day‐long workshops are an expanded version of the workshops previously presented at the FNESC’s 19th Annual Aboriginal Education Conference. 

See FNESC website for details.

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