Learning First Peoples Summer Institute

Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, Richmond, BC

August 18-19 & 23-25, 2022

The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute, coordinated by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association, is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms.  The sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues, and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning.

At each session, participants will receive a printed copy of the teacher resource guide, collaboratively explore its units, discuss implementation of the lessons/activities, and participate in collegial discussions with other educators. Sessions can be selected individually.

Visit the website for more details: http://www.fnesc.ca/lfp-summer-institute/

POPEY Online Summer Workshops:

Registration links:

Kindergarten/Grade 1

Grade 2/Grade 3


Nelson Professional Learning Opportunities: See links below for more detailed information regarding live sessions.

The Whole Truth About Residential Schools: Then and Now (on-demand access until October 31, 2022, no cost)

Relationships, Indigenous Knowledge and Land: Pathways to Effective Leadership  (on demand access until July 31, 2022)

See Us, Learn Us: Teaching About the Black Canadian Experience(on demand access until December 31, 2022
Relationships First: Rethinking the Post-Pandemic Classroom (on demand access until July 31, 2022)

Supporting Teachers to Teach Online:  

Please visit this website for a free online module to support teachers teaching online:  https://www.openschool.bc.ca/k12-educators   



Link to register:  https://bcadults.mindup.org/


Link to register: https://bceducators.mindup.org/

Both courses are Free, can count toward May-in-lieu, and are approximately 90 minutes long.

The Science of Reading Short Course:


The Science of Reading Short Course is comprised of five, self-paced modules that can be completed in approximately ten hours. Each module has clearly stated objectives, explicitly written background information, useful video demonstrations, numerous graphic illustrations, and a variety of downloadable resources and links. Based on adult learning theory, each module includes activities to reinforce concepts, intermittent feedback through the use of checks for understanding, and a final knowledge check to support mastery of concepts. The modules are based on more than forty years of research, including several foundational conceptual modules that explain how reading works:

  1. How Students Learn to Read: An Introduction to the Science of Reading
  2. Structured Literacy
  3. Word Recognition: An Encounter with Phonics
  4. The Language Comprehension Domain
  5. The Reading Comprehension Domain

Cost is $100.00 (US dollars)

Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action



Indigenous Canada (offered by the University of Alberta):

Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.

From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships.

Registration is now open.”

Accessible Any Time:

Pre-recorded Webinar Dr. Angela Nardozi and guests (May 2020)

What do Decolonization and Indigenization look like in the classroom?

Focused Education Resources (formerly ERAC) Webinars: K-12

Hosted by the Professional Learning Team, the Webinar Series for Educators guides you through a variety of the resources offered in the BC Digital Classroom.

Click here for archived webinars (scroll down to the bottom of the page)

All About Me (K-6) and Education Planner (7-12) Webinars:

Click here to select the type of webinar you are interested in and the available dates.  (Some of these webinars are available in French and English.)

Other forms of support available: (Click on the image below to go to the support page.)

Click here for Provincial Outreach Online Learning Opportunities

Taking Making Into the Classroom Free Online Pro-d Course: (3 hour, 5 hour and 8 hour options available.)

Click on the image below to learn more: