On February 17-18th, the CISVA and other Catholic school communities in British Columbia united online for the 42nd Catholic Educators’ Conference with the theme “One Family, One Hope in Christ.”
During this two-day virtual conference, the CISVA had the pleasure of listening, learning, and being inspired by our remarkable keynote speakers, Frank DeAngelis and Brad Baker. In addition, educators and office support staff were able to attend a series of breakout sessions from Ann Garrido, Barb Dowding, Chris Bray, Cindy Knott, Ken O’Connor, Lisa Marshall, Megan MacDonald (Canada Life), Myron Dueck, Obianuju Ekeocha, Dr. Scott Kline, and Shola Akanbi & Sharon Piwowarczyk (Edsembli).
Many thanks to all those who participated and took part in preparing for and executing the event. AMDG. We would also like to extend our thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting this event.
Please note: the CEC website will not be available after March 6th. Please download all keynote and breakout session resources before that date. Thank you for your consideration.
KAHOOT AND DRAW PRIZE WINNERS
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CEC CREATIVE VIDEOS
- Day 1
- Day 2
During the Catholic Educators’ Conference, we had the opportunity to listen to and learn from Brad Baker, Associate Superintendent of Indigenous Education. During his session, many participants shared resources in the live chat. Thank you to everyone who contributed to sharing these resources. Many thanks to Michelle Montonen (Teacher at St. Joseph Nelson, BC and St. Michael’s Trail, BC) for helping compile these resources together. These resources are listed in the order they were shared.
- Live chat comment: The First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL) is an excellent document in grounding our teaching on Indigenous Education. We need support in regard to concrete examples for these principles to come alive in our classrooms especially in the primary grades.
- Educating Our Youth video
- Professional Standards for BC Educators
- FAQ: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Truth and Reconciliation Commissions of Canada: Calls to Action
- Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
- Live chat comment:The 21 Things About the Indian Act is an excellent book for those who want to learn more about the Indian Act and how it is still used today.
- 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
- Stand and Work Together / “chen chen stway”:
- The Seven Sacred Laws, an animated series of the seven grandfather teachings
- BC’s Journey Towards Reconciliation in the Education System – Province of BC
- Live chat comment: I would love to know more about supporting a flourishing of the language of the Matsqui and Sumas First Nations, where I teach. This was a place where I started with my Grade 2s in the fall.
- The Two Sisters
- Indigenous Knowledge & Perspectives in K-12 Curriculum
- The Knower’s Chair – (the late) Lee Maracle
- Lesson plan example from Royal BC Museum