• Education awards nomination deadline extended March 20, 2019
    The nomination deadline for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education has been extended to April 30.
  • Funding provides thousands of students with new school playgrounds March 15, 2019
    The B.C. government is building 50 new playgrounds in 34 school districts this year, delivering healthier, more accessible learning environments for kids, while reducing pressure on parents to fundraise, announced Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.
  • Helping B.C. students fight lure of gangs with new ERASE strategy March 12, 2019
    Students, parents, educators, law enforcement and local partners in 12 B.C. communities will immediately begin receiving additional support and training opportunities to help at-risk kids get off the pathway to gun and gang violence, with a $1.12-million investment from the Province.
  • Safer, more efficient schools for B.C. students March 6, 2019
    Thousands of British Columbia students will learn and travel to school more safely and comfortably as $206 million flows to school districts for energy upgrades, maintenance projects and new buses. 

The Role Model Program is offered as a resource to teachers wanting to extend Aboriginal curriculum in their classrooms. It is available to all teachers, at all grade levels. By bringing Aboriginal role models into the classroom, this program develops an understanding and respect of Aboriginal culture in all students.

A role model can:

  • provide an Aboriginal point of view to the subject matter
  • discuss aspects of Aboriginal history or traditions
  • share important aspects of Aboriginal culture
  • demonstrate their talents
  • teach special skills
  • provide a positive connection to the local communities
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