Schools were encouraged to submit applications for grants and
answer the following questions:
1. What are you
already doing in your classroom in regards to FN Ed?
2. What are your ‘next steps’ (ie – how will you
use this funding?)?
3. What is your plan for ‘sustainability’ (ie – how
will you continue to provide this learning experience to your students next
4. What curricular
outcomes are you reaching with this plan?
There were 18 applications and we were able to support more
than half of them! This ‘pilot’ initiative may continue based on the results of
this round. From drum making to outdoor education, the successful applicants will
be embarking on experiential, cross curricular projects.
Blanket Exercise for
The first school to complete the KAIROS Blanket Exercise for
its staff was JMA in Salisbury! The momentum will continue with providing this
experiential opportunity to students in the future.
Decolonizing the Academy Through
UNB is hosting a 3 day professional learning opportunity to
look at the urban experience of First Nations youth and how to decolonize
education authentically. Six educators from our district will be attending.
Grade 9 Social Studies
All grade 9 social studies teachers will be coming together
to collaborate on how to implement the updated curriculum, particularly as it
pertains to Education for Reconciliation. First Nations’ Subject Coordinator
has teamed up with English Additional Language and French Immersion Leads to
offer a day dedicated to our social studies teachers.
Coalition of First Nation Education Champions
Each school has a ‘Champion’ for First Nation Education
whose role is to be a liaison with district, support teachers looking for
resources and school planning in regards to First Nation Education initiatives.