In the Classroom

SUPPORT FOR EDUCATORS

 

SD57 INDIGENOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR

Check here for important dates! We will be updating this calendar regularly. We will include events within our district and from in our local communities. If you have any other information that you would like included on the calendar please e-mail: indigenoused@sd57.bc.ca

 

DISTRICT INDIGENOUS EDUCATION TEACHERS

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CHRISTINE ANDERSON

Teacher - Early Years K-3

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LAURIE TODD

Teacher - Middle Years 4-9

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KELSEY MACDONALD

Teacher - Land-Based EL-12

 

TEACHER RESOURCES

Indigenous Education Resources and Professional Development

SD57 Indigenous Education has a team of staff who work with administrators, teachers, parents, families, local, provincial and national organizations and local Elders to build a repository of resources for teaching Indigenous knowledge in our schools. Most of the resources are available in our district Office 365 platform. Using Teams is the primary source for information in addition to this website. Please join the Indigenous Ed. Resources and Pro-D Team which can be searched through posts, channels, files and via the search bar. If you have any resources you would like to share please share in Teams or send to one of our admin or teachers to add. 

 

FILES

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INDIGENOUS LEARNING TEAM GRANT

DAKELH HOLISTIC LIFELONG LEARNING MODEL POSTER

MENU OF SUPPORTS

DAWHUT'EN - NADLEHYAZ NUN - SEPT - 2021 INDIGENOUS EDUCATION NEWSLETTER

DAKELH LANGUAGE CURRICULUM
EL-1

DAKELH LANGUAGE CURRICULUM
GR 2. - GR. 4

LHEIDLI NATURAL CALENDAR

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 
 
 
 

Online Professional Development Opportunities

  • The Ripple Effect of Resilience
    Time is TBD
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    Time is TBD
    https://ripple-effect-of-resiliency-an-indi
    Through the course, you will add to the bundle of gifts and knowledge that you carry in your work with Indigenous children, youth and families. Woven into the 6 modules, Monique will share her personal journey, offer readings from her various books and together you will build a practice of hope and
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  • Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
    Time is TBD
    A 6-Week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    Time is TBD
    A 6-Week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful.
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  • SD68 Learning with Syeyutsus
    Time is TBD
    https://trc57speakerseries.ca/
    Time is TBD
    https://trc57speakerseries.ca/
    Please join us for an Indigenous learning series featuring Canadian authors and thought leaders. In response to the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ goal of Truth & Reconciliation and Canada’s TRC Call to Action #57, we have curated a speaker series covering a range of topics including true histori
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CURRICULUM LINKS

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ATLAS OF CANADA


First Nations culture is rooted in storytelling. Since time immemorial, we have passed on knowledge from generation to generation through our Oral Traditions to teach our beliefs, history, values, practices, customs, rituals, relationships, and ways of life. Our culture and the teachings of our ancestors are preserved and carried on through the words of Elders, leaders, community members and young ones. These teachings form an integral part of our identity as nations, communities, clans, families and individuals.

SHARE ED BC

ShareEdBC is an online platform that provides Educators and Educational Contributors across the province access to curated content aligned with BC’s curriculum. ShareEdBC aims to help users from around the province the ability to share and find a collection of resources designed to support the goals of the BC curriculum. ShareEdBC is a place for BC Educators to engage, inspire and spark the imaginations of our learners.

K-12 EVALUATED RESOURCE COLLECTION


Focused Education Resources has a collection that includes 329 evaluated Indigenous resources which can be searchable by grade.

There are additional Indigenous resources including lesson plans and videos.

MOOSEHIDE CAMPAIGN

The Moose Hide Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children.
Wearing this moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children.

FIRST VOICES

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Indigenous people engaged in language archiving, language teaching and culture revitalization. This site features languages in our district including dialects from Nak'azdli, Tache, Saik'uz, Nadleh-Stella, Yekooche and Witsuwit'en.

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION RESOURCES


The National Centre for Truth an Reconciliation has put together a library of online resources for teachers to explore the TRC goals in their classroom. It includes resources from Every Child Matters, Orange Shirt Day and resources for K-12. 

LEGACY SCHOOLS PROGRAM


The Legacy Schools program is a free national initiative to engage, empower and connect students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action (#reconciliACTION).

All schools across Canada are encouraged to join us by signing up with the registration form on the site.

OPENSCHOOL BC SEASONAL ROUNDS


This cross-curricular unit presents a teacher-led, inquiry-based approach to exploring the seasonal round in the four geographic regions of BC, through the perspective of the Indigenous groups in these regions. Themes include: habitat, natural resources, stability and change, and living and non-living components of habitats.