The First Peoples Principles of Learning are making an impact on our education systems, but we have only begun to understand how they can be used as a framework to build a stronger education systems for all learners. This workshop is designed to help educators effectively integrate First Peoples content/perspectives and the First Peoples Principles of Learning into classrooms and schools. Participants will examine how we can create an equitable education system that supports the success and well-being of learners as a part of Reconciliation through education, and will examine and receive a selection of teacher resources from the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association.
Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer all BC students backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through written, visual, and oral literature. The courses were developed through the collaboration of First Nations educators with the BC Ministry of Education and it is notable that English First Peoples (EFP) 12 is fully equivalent to English 12 for BC post-secondary entrance requirements.
Originally published in 2008, the EFP Teacher Resource Guides have been revised to reflect the revised BC curriculum and incorporate recently-published First Peoples literature. At this workshop, teachers will receive a copy of the new resource guide, discuss its use, participate in activities from the guide, and see our display of First Peoples literature resources.
Resources in French View the "Etudes autochthones" page on the website of the Francophone school in Sechelt for additional resources.
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The Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement is a provincially mandated initiative that has two purposes. First, to improve and enhance the academic and non-academic success of our Aboriginal students and second, to enrich the community through changes and enhancements to our current educational practices. Learn more...