EDST 498 D: Living First Peoples Principles in an Okanagan Context

July 19 – July 23 (Monday to Friday) |  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note: Students enrolled in this course can not take SIE courses that run from July 5 to July 22.


This course will support teachers to experience and to create their own understandings. To uphold this process, we will facilitate professional conversations around:

  • How can educators develop an awareness of self and others in ways that increase their capacity to attend to the needs and interests of their classrooms?
  • What does it mean to enliven the redesigned curriculum with an understanding of First Peoples Principles of Learning?
  • How does this understanding support opportunities for critical/creative thinking, and personal/social exploration in their classroom?

Please note: This course will take place in-person following proper COVID-19 safety procedures. Students will receive an email outlining locations and expectations closer to the start date.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they are on a path to understanding the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FNESC) by actively participating in reflective processes individually and in the group setting, including online circle discussions
  • Be able to identify authentic Indigenous resources for the classroom and imagine how they might engage students with the resources
  • Learn how to avoid appropriation, find and honor protocols for local nations
  • Link learning to BC Core Competencies and curriculum development

Kevin Kaiser

Consultant and educator, Kevin Kaiser is known as a role model and advocate for the Okanagan’s Indigenous youth.

Kaiser graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education in 2002 and Masters of Educational Technology in 2009. He taught in Ontario briefly, then moved back to BC and began teaching in the Central Okanagan School District. He earned the Premier’s Award for Teaching Excellence for developing First Nations English 9.

How to register

To register for courses, please visit the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

Please note, this course requires third-year standing or above. Those who do not meet the requirements will be dropped from the course.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC).

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm transfer credit will be approved prior to registering for a UBC Okanagan course.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.

If you are looking to transfer a course into UBC Vancouver, or another institution, please confirm approval of transfer credit prior to registration.

*It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the course is accepted towards the completion of a program.

Apply to take select coursework as a non-degree student at through the Non-Degree Access Studies Application.

Please note: There is no option for “May 2021 – Aug. 2021 .” You will need to apply for “Sept. 2021 – Dec. 2021”, and indicate in the question “Please tell us why you are applying to take courses at UBC through Non Degree Studies” that you are applying for the Summer Institute in Education and list the course(s) and dates. If you require assistance, please email sie.education@ubc.ca

Register for Term two (July/August) courses via the  Student Information Service Centre (SISC). You must have 2021 Summer registration eligibility. If not, please email sie.education@ubc.ca.