Matawa Education Annual Conference Each winter Matawa Education hosts an education conference in Thunder Bay. Administrators, teachers and support staff all attend this 3 day conference where up-to-date workshops and presentations in the area of education are made. New Teacher Orientation First year teachers to Matawa are invited to attend this 2 day workshop to introduce them to our unique communities and help prepare them for their stay in the community and teaching in a First Nations school. On-Site Literacy and Numeracy Workshops The Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators make numerous visits to each school throughout the school year to support educators in their literacy and numeracy programs. Educators are encouraged to work with the coordinators throughout the year as they work on their own professional development. School Driven Professional Development The Matawa Education Department supports each schools with their own school driven professional development. The coordinators make up-to-date resources available for schools and offer advice on the types of professional development best suited for our schools.