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Enhancement Slideshow

  1. 1. Richmond School District #38 Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee Year-to-date development February 2010
  2. 2. Our Visions, Our Voices
  3. 3. Our Visions, Our Voices Tag-line created by: Morgan Johnson Hugh Boyd Secondary Combined Studies Program
  4. 4. Our Visions, Our Voices Tag-line created by: Logo drawn by: Morgan Johnson Corissa Arsenault Hugh Boyd Secondary Hugh Boyd Secondary Combined Studies Program Graduate - January 2009
  5. 5. Who makes up the Richmond Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee?
  6. 6. Who makes up the Richmond Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee? Representation from: • Musqueam First Nation • Richmond School Trustees • District Aboriginal Educators • Richmond Museum & Heritage • Vancouver Coastal Health • RTA president and RTA members • Richmond Youth Services Agency
  7. 7. Who makes up the Richmond Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee? Representation from: • Musqueam First Nation • RSB -District Personnel - • Richmond School Trustees Assistant Superintendent • District Aboriginal Educators • Parents, Students • Richmond Museum & Heritage • RDPA - Parent Advisory • Vancouver Coastal Health • City of Richmond • RTA president and RTA members • RASA members • Richmond Youth Services Agency • CUPE members
  8. 8. Overview of Presentation
  9. 9. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement?
  10. 10. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? 2. What is the objective of the Agreement?
  11. 11. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? 2. What is the objective of the Agreement? 3. What is the process of the Agreement?
  12. 12. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? 2. What is the objective of the Agreement? 3. What is the process of the Agreement? 4. What are our next steps?
  13. 13. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? 2. What is the objective of the Agreement? 3. What is the process of the Agreement? 4. What are our next steps? 5. How can the community and stakeholders contribute to the process?
  14. 14. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? 2. What is the objective of the Agreement? 3. What is the process of the Agreement? 4. What are our next steps? 5. How can the community and stakeholders contribute to the process? 6. What are some of the parameters?
  15. 15. Overview of Presentation 1. What is the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? 2. What is the objective of the Agreement? 3. What is the process of the Agreement? 4. What are our next steps? 5. How can the community and stakeholders contribute to the process? 6. What are some of the parameters? 7. Who can I contact for more information?
  16. 16. 1. What is an Enhancement Agreement?
  17. 17. 1. What is an Enhancement Agreement? It is a formal agreement between:  a school district  Aboriginal communities and  the Ministry of Education
  18. 18. 1. What is an Enhancement Agreement? It is a formal agreement between:  a school district  Aboriginal communities and  the Ministry of Education
  19. 19. 1. What is an Enhancement Agreement? It is a formal agreement between:  a school district  Aboriginal communities and  the Ministry of Education to work together to improve the success of Aboriginal students in B.C.
  20. 20. 2. What is the Objective of the Richmond School District’s Enhancement Agreement Committee?
  21. 21. 2. What is the Objective of the Richmond School District’s Enhancement Agreement Committee? • To generate goals that will help ensure the success of our Aboriginal students by creating opportunities to hear the voices of all stake-holders through community input and dialogue...
  22. 22. ...through events, presentations and activities such as:
  23. 23. ...through events, presentations and activities such as: •Student forums
  24. 24. ...through events, presentations and activities such as: •Student forums •Community Gatherings
  25. 25. ...through events, presentations and activities such as: •Student forums •Community Gatherings Our Voices
  26. 26. ...through events, presentations and activities such as: •Student forums •Community Gatherings Our Voices •Electronic presentations (blog)
  27. 27. ...through events, presentations and activities such as: •Student forums •Community Gatherings Our Voices •Information sharing •Electronic sessions with school based presentations (blog) staff and community
  28. 28. First Community gathering - January 28, 2009
  29. 29. Presenters
  30. 30. You are invited to take part in one of our Aboriginal Four additional gatherings Community Gatherings, which are part of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement process taking were organized in the four quadrants of Richmond:place in the Richmond School District. In doing so, y will be helping develop a plan to enhance the educational achievement of Aboriginal students an •March 26, 2009 create learning opportunities that will enable all ou Brighouse School learners to understand and appreciate First Nations history, culture and traditions. •April 16, 2009 J. Wowk School The Enhancement Agreement (EA) is the rst step that will lead to providing solid support to the students in o •April 28, 2009 community. As educators, it is essential to support and enhance the unique talents that our students bring to Woodward School classrooms. As parents, it is critical that your voice and vision is heard for the academic and social success of o •May 5 Aboriginal youth. The EA is a working document betw Mitchell School a school district, all local Aboriginal communities and Ministry of Education. It involves shared decision-mak and speci c goal setting. In order for this process to succeed, we need to hear from you and we need to list This is your chance to make a di erence!
  31. 31. Please join us for an Aboriginal Four additional gatherings were organized in the four Community Feast and Gathering quadrants of Richmond: Our Visions, •March 26, 2009 Our Voices You are invited to take part in one of our Aboriginal Brighouse School Community Gatherings, which are part of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement process taking place in the Richmond School District. In doing so, you will be helping develop a plan to enhance the •April 16, 2009 educational achievement of Aboriginal students and create learning opportunities that will enable all our J. Wowk School learners to understand and appreciate First Nations history, culture and traditions. The Enhancement Agreement (EA) is the rst step that will lead to providing solid support to the students in our •April 28, 2009 community. As educators, it is essential to support and enhance the unique talents that our students bring to our Woodward School classrooms. As parents, it is critical that your voice and vision is heard for the academic and social success of our Aboriginal youth. The EA is a working document between a school district, all local Aboriginal communities and the Ministry of Education. It involves shared decision-making •May 5 and speci c goal setting. In order for this process to succeed, we need to hear from you and we need to listen. Mitchell School This is your chance to make a di erence! Please note the dates of the upcoming community gatherings and please RSVP so we can save you a place at the table! The evening begins with a meal and families are welcome. March 26, 2009 April 16, 2009 April 28, 2009 May 5, 2009 Brighouse School Jesse Wowk School Woodward School Mitchell School 6800 Azure Rd 5380 Woodwards Rd 10300 Seacote Rd 12091 Cambie Rd
  32. 32. Community Gatherings
  33. 33. Community Gatherings Community Gatherings
  34. 34. Protocol was followed: •Elders present; •blankets and honorariums given; •children served elders.
  35. 35. Group Discussion Questions: 1. What does success look like for our children? 2. What do we need to do to achieve the success we want? 3. How will we know that the students are successful?
  36. 36. Group Discussion Questions: 1. What are we doing that is successful? 2. What should we be doing? 3. How can we work with you?
  37. 37. Group Discussion Questions: 1. What do we know about the Aboriginal learner? 2. What more do we want or need to know? 3. What are we going to do?
  38. 38. number of Aboriginal students district percentage 400.0 300.0 200.0 100.0 1.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1% 0 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
  39. 39. Head-count: Aboriginal Students - Richmond School District number of Aboriginal students district percentage 400.0 300.0 200.0 100.0 1.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1% 0 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
  40. 40. Aboriginal % Non-Aboriginal % 90.0 67.5 45.0 22.5 38 79 78 81 50 80 56 79 74 78 0 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
  41. 41. Grade 12 Graduation - Richmond School District Aboriginal % Non-Aboriginal % 90.0 67.5 45.0 22.5 38 79 78 81 50 80 56 79 74 78 0 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
  42. 42. Aboriginal % Non-Aboriginal % Provincial Aboriginal % Provincial Non-Aboriginal % 90.0 78 - 67.5 50- 45.0 22.5 38 79 78 81 50 80 56 79 74 78 0 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
  43. 43. Grade 12 Graduation - Richmond School District Aboriginal % Non-Aboriginal % Provincial Aboriginal % Provincial Non-Aboriginal % 90.0 78 - 67.5 50- 45.0 22.5 38 79 78 81 50 80 56 79 74 78 0 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
  44. 44. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement?
  45. 45. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement?
  46. 46. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? • Collaboration with all partners from the local learning community
  47. 47. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? • Collaboration with all partners from the local learning community • Gathering as much data as possible to ensure the goals are appropriate for our Aboriginal students
  48. 48. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? • Collaboration with all partners from the local learning community • Gathering as much data as possible to ensure the goals are appropriate for our Aboriginal students • Forming a small committee to write up the agreement
  49. 49. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? • Collaboration with all partners from the local learning community • Gathering as much data as possible to ensure the goals are appropriate for our Aboriginal students • Forming a small committee to write up the agreement • Holding an official signing ceremony
  50. 50. 3. What is our Process in Developing the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement? • Collaboration with all partners from the local learning community • Gathering as much data as possible to ensure the goals are appropriate for our Aboriginal students • Forming a small committee to write up the agreement • Holding an official signing ceremony • Implementation of the Agreement (5 yr. cycle)
  51. 51. 4. What are our next steps?
  52. 52. 4. What are our next steps? • Continued monthly meetings of the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement Committee -meeting in various locations • Four pillar concept - more consultation with different groups (see next slide) • Preliminary analysis of data
  53. 53. What is the Four Pillar Concept?
  54. 54. What is the Four Pillar Concept? • Gatherings and student discussions leading to more Aboriginal community voice and to more authentic data: children/students parents/families teachers/administrators Musqueam Elders/community
  55. 55. 5. How can the community and stakeholders contribute to the process?
  56. 56. 5. How can the community and stakeholders contribute to the process?  Respond to questionnaires on the district website/blog  participate in community gatherings  get the word out into the community
  57. 57. 6. What are some factors for consideration during the process? The diversity of the Aboriginal groups in Richmond Richmond School District can not do this alone - we are following our tradition of collaboration Goals must be relevant to Aboriginal students in Richmond
  58. 58. 7. Who can I contact for more information? Please do not hesitate to contact Diane Jubinville, Teacher Consultant for the Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement. She can be reached at: djubinville@sd38.bc.ca or 604-668-6588

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