This field experience combines secondary school across the content areas, technology education, materials development, PBR, and place-conscious learning. For elementary teacher candidates, placements can be arranged at the Child and Family Development Centre, where a unique early years program is offered.
Teacher candidates will improve their research skills, particularly around identifying Indigenous content for provincial senior secondary courses, while learning more about digital literacies and design-based learning. Our school is in the process of migrating to the Brightspace Learning Platform, so candidates will have opportunities to develop flipped approaches to classroom instruction.
Teacher candidates will have the opportunity to work with an amazing group of students who are working on graduation requirements for their Dogwood Diplomas. While developing their one-on-one and small group instructional skills, candidates may have the opportunity to plan and lead a field trip during their time at the school.
Our students are typically registered in Grades 10-12; however, this can change depending on the needs of community members. We also have after school programming running out of the school for elementary students enrolled in the public system. The club presents a field experience opportunity for candidates interested in recreation, outdoor education, and/or academic skills development.
Teacher candidates will be guided and supported throughout the experience by the teaching principal. Ideally, candidates will leave the experience excited about possibilities for Indigenous education and with an increased awareness of FNSA schools in British Columbia.