The First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association are pleased to announce an exciting professional development opportunity for educators and Education Assistants in First Nations schools. These sessions will be offered in-person by region with one virtual training session for those who cannot attend an in-person meeting.

These full day, engaging and hands-on regional training sessions will be an opportunity to delve into Acadience Reading for K-6 which is an assessment tool that helps teachers identify children at risk for reading difficulties and determine the skills to target for instructional support. Interested participants can register for one or both days, depending on the training required.


These sessions are open to all educators and Education Assistants in First Nation Schools. Space is limited. Please register early. Participants can attend sessions in any region. Please note, travel and accommodation expenses are not covered.

Travel Expenses

Please note that participants will be responsible for paying their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as all food and incidentals related to travel to and from the event.


Please note that the Prince George (Oct. 3) and Nanaimo (Oct. 6) sessions have been cancelled.

September 29, 2022, Virtual Session REGISTER
October 6, 2022, Kamloops (60 spots) REGISTER
October 12, 2022 Prince Rupert (15 spots) REGISTER


Please book accommodation early as rooms and rates are only available for a limited time.

Kamloops – Best Western Premier, room rate $140 (plus taxes & fees)
Phone 250-374-4144 to book, mentioning FNESC/FNSA for group rates.

Prince Rupert – The Crest Hotel, room rate $170-$209 (plus taxes & fees)
Phone 1-800-663-8150 to book, mentioning FNESC/FNSA for group rates.


Meeting 9:00am to 4:00pm. Breakfast (8:00 am) and lunch provided.

Health and Safety

As per our health and safety processes, we ask that you stay home if you are feeling unwell. Only registered participants are eligible to attend. Family and friends cannot attend the event at any time, including for meals. The decision to attend in-person events is a personal one and it should be made in consideration of your individual risk factors and vulnerabilities.

Event Contact

Please contact Benjamin Panatti, Coordinator, Instructional Services and Special Education at benjaminp@fnesc.ca