The First Nations Education Steering Committee is dedicated to First Nations-controlled education and improved outcomes for BC FN students. They run a wide variety of programs, including a partnership with SETBC (special ed. technology), Connected Classrooms. They support FN language education, health and science career promotion.
The Connected Classrooms programs addresses a serious problem for FN students (8 – 12) in isolated communities or small FN schools, which is the lack of access to qualified instructors in advanced courses in math, science. Connected Classrooms tries to offer “a combination of technologies, including real time video conferencing, to connect and create an interactive classroom environment” where students are taught by an instructor online (live) along with an in-home educator who is present with the students.
Posted by Trevor Price
August 4, 2015