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February 15
First Nations Education Update!

Experiential Learning Grants Awarded!

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 year?)

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 Staff!

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 Community-Driven Research

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 Professional Learning

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.

Anglophone East’s 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.

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