mi čxʷkʷətxʷiləm - (meach-quat-wheelum) This means “welcome” or “come in" in the Halq'eméylem language.
Welcome! The purpose of this website is to help teachers in Surrey School District embed Aboriginal content and perspectives into the curriculum. It includes links, some lesson plans and information about authentic Aboriginal resources. Please do not view it as an exhaustive list of resources but rather a starting point for teachers who are looking to infuse Aboriginal content into all areas of the curriculum.
To incorporate Aboriginal content, context and history into the curriculum, it is necessary to have an understanding or foundation of knowledge relating to Aboriginal Peoples. Go to the Introduction Tab for some introductory information.
Aboriginal Education Services has three Helping Teachers to assist classroom teachers with curriculum implementation. Watch for workshops hosted by Carolyn Sousa (High School - grades 9-12); Heidi Wood (Elementary - Grades K - 8) and Nadine McSpadden (Elementary - Grades K-8). Watch for special offerings through Aboriginal Education Services such as pilot projects and inquiry projects.
Access our Aboriginal Resource Centre Catalogue. Check out our LISTS created by helping teachers. The lists relate to subject contents and grade specific resources. The resources listed on here are Authentic Aboriginal Resources and are on LRS. The only exception are novels. The list for novels were downloaded from ERAC. Please log onto ERAC to review any social considerations/cautions.
Teachers in Surrey can book District Cultural Facilitators to complement their teaching. A list of our presentations can by obtained through the Aboriginal Enhancement Worker in your school or through email via Paula James. Surrey teachers, view the presentation list here. You must be logged onto the hub to view this document.
The First Nation Education Steering Committee (FNESC) often offers workshops for teachers. Check their website often. Also check the BCTF
Professional Development Opportunties
Workshops and Community Events
We welcome your feedback on this website. Corrections and suggestions can be sent to Nadine McSpadden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal Education has its own hashtag on Twitter! #sd36AbEd