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First People’s Principles: From Poster to Practice , Centennial Secondary School, Coquitlam School District , Networking Dinner October 25, 2018

October 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Learning Forward BC invites cross-role educational teams to a thought-provoking evening exploring indigenizing the BC curriculum.


Join  presenters,  Gail Bedard and Andrea  Mc Comb  for a facilitated conversation on deepening our collective understanding of the First Peoples Principles of Learning and Indigenizing the curriculum.

Gayle Bedard, District Principal, Aboriginal Education

Gayle Bedard is an educator, workshop presenter, facilitator, organization / work place consultant

She  is Tsimshian from the First Nations community of Lax Kw’Alaams (Port Simpson). She was born, raised and educated on the First Nations reserve kindergarten to grade 10, and then transferred to Prince Rupert  for the remainder of her high school years. She received her Bachelor of Education Degree in 1984 and her Masters of Education Degree in 1998 from the University of British Columbia. Gayle received her second Master of Art Degree (Conflict Analysis and Management) from Royal Roads University, Victoria, B.C. in 2015.

Professional Experience

Gayle has 30 plus years of education experience in elementary and secondary, kindergarten to grade 12. Her last 19 years have been in administrative and or management roles, providing leadership and positive role modeling to Aboriginal students, parents, colleagues, teachers and community members. She currently is District Principal (Aboriginal Education) for the Coquitlam School District.


Andrea McComb, Principal, Learning Services, Coquitlam School Dist



Dr. Andre

a McComb is the Principal of Learning Services in Coquitlam School District. She designs, facilitates, coaches, and mentors teams in leadership, curriculum design, implementation, resource management, and accountability. To

do that work she draws upon her background in Educational Leadership, and Transformational Change. She i

s a trained coach, mentor, and is grounded in building adaptive cultures and teams. Dr. McComb’s most recent work involves building and strengthening team cultures with collaborative norms and conversational intelligence.






Bring a cross role team and leave with:

  • Insights
  • Tools, resources, ideas and inspiration
  • A cross-role perspective
  • Structures to support learning focussed professional l conversations



Centennial  Secondary School

570 Poirier St. 

Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A8



Thursday, October 25 , 2018

4:30 -7:30 :

Cost:  School Based or District Educator     $50.00 (Includes snacks at 4:30   and a light dinner)

     Student Teacher                                       $30.00  (Includes snacks at 4:00  and a light dinner)



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October 25
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Centennial Secondary School
570 Poirier St.
Coquitlam, V3J 6A4
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