The following PowerPoint describes changes to the BC Curriculum based on the regional workshops delivered by the First Nations Schools Association and the First Nations Education Steering Committee.
- General overview of the new curriculum
- Curriculum timelines
- What is the same and what is different?
- Structure of the curriculum
- Increased focus on understanding concepts
- Increased First Peoples content
- Introduction of communication, thinking and personal/social competencies
- Changes to Grades 10-12 courses
Individual Education Plan Process Workshop
In this workshop, learn how school teams can support high levels of learning for all students, including those with learning difficulties. The presentation shows the elements of a framework for student success, founded on the premise that teams need to “do whatever it takes” so that children learn. The workshop is led by Madeline Price, who is part of the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association Special Education Team, and filmed on location in Snuneymuxw First Nation. This video is part of the FNSA Professional Development Series (2014).
Please also see the accompanying resources for SMART Goal and IEP Development.
Teacher Hiring and Recruitment, First Nations Schools: Find Your Future
This workshop with Ron Pound provides an introduction to recruitment and hiring, with a BC First Nations schools focus. Filmed at a workshop with First Nations school and community representatives in 2015, it answers many of the common questions school and First Nations communities may have concerning the process. a multipart video 1. Introduction 2. Workforce Planning 3. Preparation 4. Selection Criteria 5. Search Process 6. Behavioural Approach to Recruiting. This resource is not a substitute for legal advice.
FNESC FNSA Special Education Program Workplan Webinar
Accompanying resources to the February 2014 webinar:
Presentation slides (PowerPoint)
#1 Phonological awareness continuum
#2 Phonological awareness benchmarks
#3 Speech sounds
#4 Vowel chart
#6 Phonological Awareness Continuum Description of Tasks
Five Big Ideas of Reading Instruction