digital literacy

Two-Spirit Events at Talking Stick Festival, Feb. 16 – 23rd

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2Spirit Rebellion
Join us for a night of rebellion as the Brush Arbor Gurlz demonstrate the resilience of two-spirit people.
February 17th, 20179:00 PM

Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1Price: $15Purchase tickets HERE.Harsh words too often erode the confidence of two-spirit people but for some, drag is used to denote their strength.

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Two-Spirit Intersection(s) and Connection(s)

Exploring the space between and within Two-Spirit: performance, politics and community organizing.  

Tuesday February 21

1PM – 4PM

Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Exhibition Hall

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Join us for an afternoon of Two-Spirit conversations exploring the history of the Two-Spirit tradition(s) followed by a panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit performers exploring the intersection of Two-Spirit identify, performance, politics and community organizing.

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War Paint: Drag Queens Prepare For Battle

The Brush Arbor Gurlz (BAGz) invite you to join them for a drag workshop. 

February 21, 2017
7:00 PM

Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

The BAGz see drag as a way to transcend gender and express themselves politically through their performance art.  They will demonstrate their transformation process with makeup, lashes and wigs while discussing Native issues, Two-Spirit identity, performance pieces, inspirations and empowerment by their alter egos.

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AMP it UP – Aboriginal and Two-Spirit Media Training

Join us for AMP it UP, a practical, hands-on, media training/workshop to develop, strengthen and support work with media outlets. 

Saturday  February 25

10am – 1PM

Holiday Inn & Suite Downtown Vancouver

1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a personal publicist or a PR firm to manage and support our communication and media needs? Media outlets—newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television and Internet-based media/sites are important ways to inform a broad range of people about information, messages, issues, activities and events. Media is also an important tool in moving and shaping public opinion, discussions and conversations when done correctly.

 

Job – Musqueam Indian Band: Musqueam Historical Timeline Project Assistant. June 17, 2016

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The Musqueam Indian Band (MIB) and the University of British Columbia – Vancouver Campus (UBC) are seeking a motivated UBC student to work as a Musqueam Historical Timeline Project Assistant. The Project Assistant will play a key role in the development and delivery of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) grant “Developing a UBC-Aboriginal Timeline with Musqueam content – Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations” (More information). As part of the TLEF project team, comprising partners from MIB and UBC, the Project Assistant will work to enhance the Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations (http://timeandplace.ubc.ca ) digital timeline by creating a new line with the history of the Musqueam Nation, including the community’s relationship with UBC.

Employment date: late June 2016 – April 2017, requiring an average of 10 – 12 hours/week

Application deadline: June 17, 2016 at 4:00PM

Apply with résumé and cover letter to: Musqueam Indian Band, Human Resources, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, BC, V6N 4C4, Fax: (604) 263-4212, e-mail jobs@musqueam.bc.ca

Information: http://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/2016/06/03/jobb-opportunity-musqueam-historical-timeline-project-assistant

Summer Institute Programs for BC Teachers

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2016 Summer Institute Programs for BC Teachers

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/workshops-institutes

 

Focus on: INCLUSIVE LEARNING, INQUIRY & SELF-REGULATED LEARNING

SRL INQUIRY HUB – Developing Self-Regulating Learners in Inclusive Classrooms

non-credit program

Begins July 4 | UBC Vancouver

Apply by May 23

 

PRACTICAL INQUIRY AND INNOVATION FRAMEWORDS for School and District Teams

non-credit program

Begins July 8 | UBC Vancouver

Apply by May 26

 

SUPPORTING IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SETTINGS

non-credit program

Begins August 22 | UBC Vancouver

Apply by July 11

 

CREATING THE FUTURE: PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCLUSIVE LEARNING

non-credit program

Begins August 22 | UBC Vancouver

Apply by July 11

 

 

>> The full list of summer learning programs is available at:  http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/workshops-institutes

 

M.ED. COHORT WITH A FOCUS ON SELF-REGULATED LEARNING

SRL2 Information Session

Wednesday, April 9 | Delta Manor Education Centre

4:00 ­ 6:00pm

 

 

In addition to these programs, below are some non-credit events may be of interest for your professional learning this summer.

NON-CREDIT PROGRAMS

GOING PUBLIC: BUILDING CAPACITY FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION THROUGH THE MEDIA

Begins May 30 | UBC Vancouver (blended in-person & online)

Apply by April 18

 

CRITICAL DIGITAL LITERACY: ISSUES, CHALLENGES, DIRECTIONS

Begins July 25 | UBC Vancouver

Apply by May 30

 

FRENCH IMMERSION SUMMER INSTITUTES

July | UBC Vancouver & Robson Square

 

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, new BC coding curriculum

July 4-15 | UBC Vancouver

 

The HTML500 Bootcamp Teaches Free Coding To Promote Digital Literacy

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The HTML500 Bootcamp Teaches Free Coding To Promote Digital Literacy

Posted: 01/25/2015 2:00 pm EST  Updated: 01/26/2015 1:59 pm EST 

VANCOUVER – Squamish Nation member Khelsilem is fluent in his native tongue and passionately spearheading a project to revitalize indigenous languages. But he wants to turbocharge his linguistic proficiency by learning an entirely new and universal language — computer coding.

The 25-year-old from North Vancouver plans to preserve and share the Squamish and Downriver Halkomelem languages by acquiring coding skills, which he’ll use to construct a website that gives his community’s lingual traditions worldwide reach.

“Geography is the biggest challenge we have as indigenous people when it comes to revitalizing languages, there’s so many languages in Canada and it becomes really hard to co-ordinate,” he said.

“Technology becomes a really big way for our people to come together in ways that we couldn’t otherwise.”

Khelsilem was among two tables of 20 laptop-laden First Nations people adding their beat to the rhythmic key tappings of 500 British Columbians who gathered over the weekend for a massive computer coding bootcamp… Read More