Classrooms to Communities

C2C 2020 Provincial Conference

Lhtakoh* – Where People, Place and Practice Flow Together

*Lhtakoh means "waters within each other" - the Lheidli name for the Fraser River
 October 23, 2020

The Classrooms to Communities 2020 Provincial Conference will be held from Prince George and online everywhere on October 23. This virtual conference will feature a variety of place-based workshops, experiences and opportunities for collaboration and dialogue. Join us as we continue to connect educators from classrooms to communities!

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Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in B.C. Teachers and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a ‘local lens’. By helping educators connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place and practice, this professional development event will inspire promising practices and transformative learning in our schools and communities.

This year’s theme flows from the ancestral lands of the Lheidli T’enneh (people from the confluence of the rivers) honoring their culture, language and history in their keyoh (territory, village, trapline), spanning the North Central Interior of B.C. from the Prince George area to the Alberta border. Many of B.C.’s tributaries originate in the region and flow through the province to the ocean through the Lhtakoh. We gratefully acknowledge and respect the Lheidli T’enneh and their neighbouring nations’ language, culture, peoples and lands as we visit or reside on their ancestral territories. Their stewardship and Indigenous ways of knowing and being will inspire us to continue to carry our work forward for a sustainable and engaging future in education.

Because of Covid-19, this is a unique conference, in that the program will all be accessed digitally. Despite not being able to gather face-to-face in community spaces, the focus of the conference is still how to connect students to their communities. Our primary concern is the health and safety of all participants.


C2C 2020 will convene both school-based and community-based educators, as well as other community members committed to place-based, community-connected learning in a wide range of settings, including:

  • Academics/Researchers
  • Administrators and Policy-makers
  • Post-Secondary Instructors/Professors
  • Community-based Educators
  • Educators who work with elementary schools
  • Educators who work with high schools
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Teacher Candidates
  • Teacher Educators
  • Other