The First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association are excited to announce an in-person regional workshop, designed for Principals in First Nations schools. These sessions will be offered in-person, with a virtual training session for those who cannot attend an in-person workshop. This professional development opportunity will explore how to utilize CAT4 assessment results to inform instruction.

This workshop will focus on using information from CAT4 reports to inform instruction in Language Arts and Math. Attendees will learn how to link CAT4 skills and content to the BC curricular competencies and content, as well as how to develop instructional activities that target areas of need identified in CAT4 reports. Workshop participants will also learn how to develop simple and targeted classroom formative assessments, which can be used to identify specific gaps in student knowledge and thinking processes. The small-group workshop exercises will involve table discussions, developing targeted instruction plans and activities, as well as developing targeted classroom formative assessments.

Please register for the session in your region. If you are unable to attend the session in your region, however, please feel free to register for another session.

The event details are available as a flyer for sharing and printing.

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. FNESC and FNSA will pay for the facility, presenter fees, breakfast and lunch (which will be provided at 8:00am and 12pm respectively) during the event. Registration may be limited, depending on interest.


These sessions are open to Principals in First Nations schools. Space is limited. Please register early. Participants can attend sessions in any region. Please note, travel and accommodation expenses are not covered.

Registration (In-Person Sessions)


Prince George, September 19, 2022
Courtyard by Marriott
(15 spots): This session has been cancelled.

Kamloops, September 21, 2022
Best Western Premier
(20 spots)

Richmond, September 26, 2022
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
(25 spots)

Nanaimo, September 28, 2022
The Grand Nanaimo
(20 spots)

Registration (Virtual)


Zoom Virtual Workshop, October 4, 2022 (unlimited)


Please note that each venue has limited capacity – once you have received your confirmation of registration for the CAT4 regional workshop you are attending, please book your hotel room directly (if required) using the information found below.

Kamloops – Best Western Premier

Room rate $165 plus taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 250-374-4144 and mentioning FNESC/FNSA for group rates.

Richmond – Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Room rate $239 plus taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 604-273-7878 and mentioning FNESC/FNSA for group rates.

Nanaimo – The Grand Nanaimo
Room rate $165 – $205 plus taxes & fees
Guests can book directly by calling 250-758-3000 and mentioning FNESC/FNSA for group rates.

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.

Before Travel

We ask that participants who are feeling unwell stay home and do not attend the event.


The decision to wear a mask beyond when it is recommended by public health is a personal one, based on individual preference.
We recommend that participants wear masks when not seated.

Social Distancing

The meeting room will be set up to allow for as much social distancing as possible.
We ask that participants do not change seats during the event.


If you have any questions regarding these health and safety protocols, please contact Thais Rocha, Coordinator, Events and Travel, at
On-site FNESC staff can also assist with questions or concerns.

Event Contact

Please contact Benjamin Panatti at with any questions.