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Professional Development Articles

Canadian Geographic and Google launch residential schools education project

Oct 30, 2018 jjamison

Within the span of a few minutes, students can travel from the first residential school in Brantford, Ontario, through to residential schools in Amos, Quebec, all the way to Kamloops, BC. Along the way, they’ll learn about government objectives behind the schools, the devastating impacts of culture and language loss, physical and sexual abuse, and, finally, efforts to begin healing and reconciliation. That’s…

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Free Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Course

Oct 30, 2018 jjamison

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Go to Course Aanii (Greetings)! Our second MOOC topic launches today. Topic 2 – the History of Indigenous Education focuses on the history of schooling for Indigenous peoples in settler societies that include Canada, the US, and Australia. Awareness and knowledge of a country’s colonial history with its Indigenous…

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Vimy Pilgrimage Award - free week long educational program for students to study in Belgium and France

Oct 29, 2018 jjamison
Vimy Pilgrimage Award - free week long educational program for students to study in Belgium and France

Vimy Pilgrimage Award The Vimy Foundation created the Vimy Pilgrimage Award to recognize the actions of young people who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to volunteer work through positive contributions, notable deeds, or bravery that benefits their peers, school, community, province, or country. The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium…

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February 22nd Zonal Professional Development Conference - Call for Proposals

Oct 29, 2018 jjamison

The call for proposals is now open. Join us to present at our Zonal Professional Development Day: Making Connections 13. This is your chance to share your expertise face to face with educators of all levels from all over the Okanagan. This conference has three options: Option A has an element of Indigenizing the curriculum;, Option B relates to Health and Wellness; Option C is Curricular Focused. Thank…

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Teacher Inquiry

Oct 23, 2018 jjamison
Teacher Inquiry

BCTF/COTA/SD#23 Teacher Inquiry About the Teacher Inquiry Pro-D Project Participants in the Teacher Inquiry Pro-D will have the opportunity to define and refine their own inquiry questions on the topics of interest to their group. An inquiry driven learning community. Some examples might include: Indigenizing the Curriculum, Reconciliation, Project-Based Learning, integrating technology and activities,…

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