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BC Island PD Day 2018

In keeping with our mission to enable Christian educators to effectively prepare students for life, ACSI offers professional development days specifically designed to benefit teachers and administrators within our member schools. It is also a good opportunity to meet with colleagues and continue to build a support network for your school.

Date: February 9, 2018

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​Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018

Theme: A Christian Worldview of  First Peoples Perspectives

Keynoe Speaker: Patricia Victor

Patti is Sto:lo, living at Cheam First Nation with her husband, Gary. They are the founding pastors of a thriving First Nations Church in Chilliwack. She is an ordained minister and serves as the Section Pastor of Aboriginal Ministries in the BC-Yukon district and the Coordinator of Aboriginal Ministries with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Patti's passion is to build bridges into the Aboriginal community through education, whether through Professional development workshops for educators, Aboriginal Awareness workshops for churches or hosting events where understanding of Aboriginal perspectives can be fostered and the journey of reconciliation can begin.

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Etherington

Matthew achieved his Ph.D. in the philosophy of education from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia while completing doctoral research at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He is presently an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada. Matthew is the Director of the "institute of Indigenous Issues and Perspectives (IIIP). His primary interests are in epistemological inclusion in education, Aboriginal pedagogy, outcomes, assessment and philosophy. Matthew has published three books, Changing Careers to Become a Teacher: A Study of Mature Age Preservice Teachers in Career Transition and Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (editor and author); and What Teachers Need to Know: Topics of Inclusion (editor and author). He writes on a diversity of topics in education and spirituality using a philosophical lens for analysis.


Historically, in British Columbia, classroom resources made few references to Aboriginal people, and those were often strikingly superficial.  The revised BC curriculum requires teachers to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives into all parts of the curriculum in a meaningful and authentic manner. This presents significant challenges to all teachers throughout the province, but is particularly complex for teachers in Christian schools who are concerned that a focus on First Peoples perspectives will undermine their capacity to teach from a Christian worldview.  This series of workshops will provide a thoughtful analysis of Aboriginal educational principles, introducing participants to both a cultural as well as a pedagogical perspective on First Peoples education - all within a Christian context. 

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February 9th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Campbell River Christian School
250 South Dogwood Street
Campbell River, BC V9W 6Y7

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Phone: 403.948.2332
Per Delegate $ 30.00
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