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FNMI Kit Building
Presented by: Chris Zarski
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB Aspen
About the Session:

Kits have been developed to address the integration of FNMI understandings and culture into existing curriculums for Social Studies, Science and Mathematics for Grades K-12. 

The kits are only a starting point! They are living documents that are meant to be added to over time. School Jurisdictions involved in kit building are asked to also commit to ongoing development of materials and the sharing of these resources.

January 9th will be a building day and January 10th will be split into 2 parts. The morning will be a learning session on understanding Treaties. With the increased emphasis on this understanding throughout the new curriculum, Ramona Washburn from Maskwacis, will lead us through understanding Treaties as it applies to each of K-4. We will make every effort to have materials specific to each grade level for your binders. In the afternoon, we will be adding new materials and researching areas that we have already identified require more information linked to the new curriculum.  If you have already built your kits, plan on coming for January 10th. 

***Once all materials are ordered and we know a cost, we will invoice your district for each kit that you build, per subject and grade. The cost of a complete set of kits for K to High School for a specific subject can range from $260.00 - $980.00.

About the Presenter(s):
Chris Zarski

Chris Zarski is currently the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Schools. Over her 39 years in education she has served as a teacher, teaching administrator, Examiner for Learner Assessment at Alberta Education and co-authored and served as the assessment and pedagogical consultant on 16 math resources. Chris also believes that we need to engage our students in their learning and has over the years replaced ‘note ​books ​with Foldables​ (graphic organizers)! She believes in active learning and that we can teach all children to learn at high levels.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: November 23, 2018
Cost: $85.00
Focus(es): First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Teachers
Special Notes: You will be invoiced after the session for all kit materials for each subject & grade you build.