Professional development is at the heart of effective school leadership and instruction.

Professional development is at the heart of effective school leadership and instruction. With that in mind, the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) and First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) are offering a number of professional development workshops designed specifically for First Nations school staff in British Columbia.

The sessions are being offered through Zoom videoconferencing to make them widely accessible.

Registration

Please register for the sessions you would like to attend by clicking the name of the workshop in our event program or the registration links provided below. After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation email including a Zoom link.  See below for the Audience Guide.

Date Times Workshop Audience
Aug 22 10:00am-12:00pm Teaching in a First Nations School – What You Really Need to Know! E, N, P, T
 
Aug 23 11:00am-12:00pm Mentor Apprenticeship Model in BC First Nations Schools – Information Session Lang., P, T
  1:00-3:00pm Is Standards-Based Reporting for You? P, T
 
Aug 24 9:00-11:00am Year Planning for Success – K-12 E, N, P, T
  1:00-2:15pm Zero Waste – K4-6 T, K4
 
Aug 25 1:00-2:15pm Zero Waste – 7-12 A, E, K4, P, T
  2:00-3:00pm Adult Education – Getting Started A, E, K4, P, T
 
Aug 26 9:00-11:30am First Nations Language Essentials – Part 1 Lang., T.
  10:00-11:00am Indigenous-focused Graduation Requirement P, T
  11:00am-12:00pm Accessing the Dogwood/Adult Dogwood P, T
  1:00-2:00pm Educational Psychological Assessments – What You Need to Know! E, L, P, Par., T
 
Aug 29 9:00-11:30am First Nations Language Essentials – Part 2 Lang., T.
  9:00-11:00am School Governance (Training) G
  9:00-10:30am Record Keeping for Administrative Assistants A, P
  10:00-11:00am Working Effectively with a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) E, L, P, Par., T
  1:00-2:00pm Criminal Records Checks – What You Need to Know! P
  1:00-2:00pm IEPs – Getting Started P, T, L
  2:00-3:00pm Mentor Apprenticeship Model in BC First Nations Schools – Information Session Lang., P, T
  2:00-3:00pm Record Keeping for Grades 10-12 and Adult Students A, P
 
Aug 30 9:00-11:00am Session for New First Nations Language Teachers Part 1:  Planning for the Year Lang., N
  11:00am-12:00pm Nominal Roll Adult Students (ISC) G, P, T
  11:00am-12:00pm Working Effectively with an Occupational Therapist (OT) E, L, P, Par., T
  1:00-2:00pm Special Education Program (SEP) Year at a Glance P, T, L
  1:00-3:30pm Building a Successful Language Learning Model for Early Learners Lang., K4
  2:00-3:30pm 1701s, Nominal Roll, and Reciprocal Tuition G, P
 
Aug 31 9:00-11:00am Is Standards-Based Reporting for You? P, T
  9:00-11:00am Session for New First Nations Language Teachers Part 2: Classroom Management Lang., N
  11:00am-12:00pm Working Effectively with a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) E, L, P, Par., T
  11:00am-12:00pm Indigenous-focused Graduation Requirement P, T
  1:00-2:00pm IEPs – Getting Started P, T, L
  1:00-3:00pm K4 Theme Planning for Success K4
  1:00-3:00pm Year Planning for Success – K-12 E, N, P, T
  1:00-3:00pm New Principals – What You Need to Know! P
     
Sept 1 9:00-11:00am Session for New First Nations Language Teachers Part 3: Tips and Tricks for Language Teaching During Your First Year! Lang., N
  9:00-10:30am The Role of an EA – Supporting Student Success! E
  10:00-11:00am Record Keeping for Grades 10-12 and Adult Students P, T, A
  11:00-11:45am Human Resources Toolkit Series – Part 3: Preserving the Fish, Tools for Building a Culture of Prevention G, P
  1:00-2:00pm Special Education Program (SEP) Year at a Glance P, T, L
  2:00-3:00pm Funding Handbook and Estimator Toolkit P
 
Sept 2 9:00-11:30am First Nations Language Essentials – Part 3 Lang., T.
  9:00-10:30am Record Keeping for Administrative Assistants A, P
  11:00am-12:00pm Working Effectively with an Occupational Therapist (OT) E, L, P, Par., T
  1:00-2:00pm Educational Psychological Assessments – What You Need to Know! E, L, P, Par., T
 
 
Sept 8 2:30-4:30pm School Governance (Training) G

Audience Guide

A = Administrative Assistants

E = Educational Assistants

G = Governing Authority

K4 = K4 Teachers

Lang. = Language Teachers

L = Learning Assistance Teachers & Special Education Leads

N = New Teachers

P = Principals/Education Coordinators & Managers
Par. = Parents

T = Teachers

Event Contact

For questions or registration assistance, please contact Benjamin Panatti at benjaminp@fnesc.ca.