educator conference held at Cheakamus Centre was widely celebrated as a “remarkable
and transformative professional development experience,” according to event
organizer, Classrooms to Communities (C2C) Education Network.
ecological reserve in Paradise Valley was one of the venues for the Connecting
People, Place & Planet conference held on Friday, Oct. 25 – a
provincial-wide Pro-D Day – and Oct. 26.
than 325 educators from Metro Vancouver and across B.C., including North
Vancouver School District, gathered to share and celebrate inspiring approaches
to place-based education, and inquire about issues and priorities that matter
most to our schools and communities.
session at Cheakamus Centre, located in the heart of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish)
Nation territory, focused on making strong connections to Coast Salish culture
and the First Peoples Principles of Learning.
took part in a series of traditional, holistic Indigenous activities in and
around Cheakamus’s Coast Salish longhouse, including cooking and eating a salmon
lunch made over the fire.
More information about the conference is available here.