BCSSA 2023 Spring Forum

Please join us for the BCSSA 2023 Spring Forum
Wayi Wah! Paddling Stronger Together: A Day of Focused Learning and Reflection
with Jo Chrona

As we continue to respond the TRC Calls to Action, and further understand the impacts of the Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 9th Professional Standard for BC Teaching Certificate Holders, we delve deeper into what it means to be a formal or informal leader in K-12 education BC.

When we engage in our learning with courage, curiosity, humility, respect and commitment, we grow in in our capacities to create and support more responsive and powerful learning environments. The day will include opportunities to listen, talk, reflect, and learn. Through a combination of presentation, and discussions, we explore the following questions:

• What are the connections between our personal and professional learning in Indigenous and anti-racist education?
• How do we lead in these areas by example? How does each of us model the learning, the uncertainty, the struggle?
• What does having high-expectations of learners, and of ourselves, mean?
• How do we support systemic change such as the new Indigenous-focussed course graduation requirement?
• How do our personal and system shifts for Indigenous and anti-racism education reflect the BCSSA Spirit of Leadership?
• How do we continue to live the journey of reconciliation through education? How do we keep taking next steps?

Date:  Friday, April 21st
Location: Westin Bayshore Vancouver
Time: 8am - 3pm

Our guest room blocks at the Westin Bayshore and Coast Coal Harbour have expired. There may still be rooms available at their regular rates.