Nov 25, Duncan, BC
Back by popular demand, BCATML will host another one-day Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) training event! After the overwhelming success of our spring TPRS training event, we simply had to have another one ... but this time BCATML is returning to Vancouver Island and Cowichan Valley Teachers in Duncan, BC! Come join us at the Quamichan Campus of Cowichan Secondary School along with Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez as we delve into the wonders of TPRS. Participants will receive stories in your target language to begin using on Monday morning with your students! Registration is now open! The cost is $50 for BCATML members and is open to non-BCATML members too! But hurry, this event will sell out fast!! http://www.bcatml.org/tprs-november-2017.html
We look forward to seeing you in Duncan, BC!
Nov 10, Vancouver, BC
Teachers Learning Code is for educators who want to inspire kids to be builders, not just consumers of technology through coding activities and challenges. Whether you're a teacher in a classroom, a program coordinator at a community centre, a home-schooling parent or a Girl Guide troop leader, we've put together a comprehensive how-to guide, lesson planning tool and lessons to help you teach kids to code. You will have access to our content and training support to help you to foster an entire generation to use critical thinking, imagination and technology skills to solve problems and build a better future. We've combined our experiences teaching thousands of youth across the country to code, our tips and tricks to get started, resources to familiarize yourself with code, plus lots of easy to follow and even easier to implement coding activities to empower and teach the future generation of technologists across Canada. Let's shape how technical education is introduced in schools across the country together! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 19 to Oct 21, Vancouver, BC
The Association of BC Drama Educators is turning 50! Come celebrate by attending our annual Pro-D conference. In addition to the conference, on the 20 and 21 there will be a special Gala on the evening of October 19 at new Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Past, present, and future ABCDE members are welcome to participate in this year's festivities. Visit abcde.ourconference.ca for updates and registration
Oct 20, Vancouver, BC
BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) Annual fall conference. Keynote presentation given by Marc Garneau, Surrey school district mathematics helping teacher, and a variety of workshops for K-12 mathematics. Location: Burnaby Central Secondary School, 6011 Deer Lake Pkwy, Burnaby, contact Colin McLellan at email@example.com. Conference web site: http://www.bcamt.ca/fall2017/
Oct 20 to Oct 21, Vancouver Trade and Convention Center, Vancouver, BC
25 PSAs coming together to bring more than 250 presentations and more than 25 keynotes on various topics current to education in BC. Join thousands of BC and international teachers.
Check out the following site: https://www.psasuperconference.ca/
Please come to our Annual Chapter Assembly!
Your voice is important!
Guest Speaker: Michelle Hikida: “Inquiry in the Primary Classroom”
Inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning are a focal part of the redesigned curriculum. Are you wondering what inquiry looks like in the primary class? Come and see examples of ways to use student and teacher generated inquiry questions to guide big thinking and learning with children in grades 1-3.
Michelle Hikada is a primary teacher who is passionate about fostering a love of learning and big thinking. She has taught in Richmond for 18 years and is currently teaching a grade 2/3 class.
Comments from her participants at the BCPTA Fall Conference 2016:
- Inquiry questions to direct my teaching and our learning! I love it!
- Inquiry can be easy and low prep!
- Workshop was mind opening and heart opening – so many tools for a beginning teacher.
- An inspiring and enthusiastic speaker
Discussion topics for the afternoon:
1. All Day Kindergarten Survey: What do you think?
2. Assessment and Reporting: Including the Core Competencies
3. Primary Advocacy
Date: Saturday April 22nd, 2017.
Place: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
**Two delegates from each registered chapter will have some of their expenses covered!!
Fee for members to attend this event: $75
(non members will have the opportunity to join the BCPTA at the registration table)
See http://www.bcpta.ca/wordpress/ for more details.
Thank you for being a part of the BCPTA!
Duncan Whittick, the executive director of the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) let us know that they are partnering with the Environmental Educators' Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA) on this year's Leadership Clinic (April 29 - May 2). The clinic will be offered in our region this spring and is especially hoping to attract local teachers who are collaborating to support Place Based Education. This opportunity will build on last year's clinic and will hopefully help to facilitate the development of a Local Chapter of the EEPSA.You can find the information and application online here: http://cbeen.ca/leadership-clinic.
In addition to the Leadership Clinic, CBEEN also provides a number of other pro-d opportunities and resources for teachers, including bursaries, webinars, workshops, events, awards, teaching resources, curriculum resources, exemplar videos, a community partner directory and a funding directory.
Please check out the video of last year's clinic and the document below for more information.
Feb 16 to Feb 17, Vancouver, BC
Will Richardson http://willrichardson.com/ will be the keynote with workshops featuring well known presenters like Dr. Gordon Neufeld. Over 35 sessions will be offered, covering a myriad of topics helping those who work with at-risk youth in alternate education learning environments.
Location: Vancouver Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
For more information: http://bcaea.com/conference.html
Check here for the conference schedule and brocure.
Watch the video below to hear a former talk that Will Richardson gave:
Colleen DeVeyrac will be presenting her one day or two day workshop in Prince George at the Ramada Hotel, 444 George Street on April 3rd and 4th. April 6 and 7 she will be in Kelowna presenting the same workshops at the Holiday Inn Express and Conference Centre. She will then be in Abbotsford on April 10 and 11 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre.
Day 1: Behaviour Workshop-Proactive Strategies for Children with Challenging Behaviour.
Day 2: The Art of De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution.
Have you ever found yourself face to face with an angry person and you just didn’t know how to de-escalate the situation and help them discuss solutions to the problem in a calm manner?
As teachers, parents, administrators, students, managers, employees we may find ourselves having to work through situations that may be stressful and volatile. If you would like to learn how to respond to conflict in order to maintain/build positive relationships, then this workshop is for you!!
You can attend one day or both days. To register www.saveyoursanity.ca
or contact the organization at 250 572 4144.
FaCrosscurrents features keynote speaker Michelle Garcia Winner. Michelle is the Founder of Social Thinking, a methodology specializing in treatment framworks and practical strategies for individuals with social communication challenges. She has authored 20+ books, speaks on a national/international level, and remains clinically active. Whe was featured as the therapist in the 2016 Sundance Documentary, "Life Animated", and was honoured with a Congressional Recognition Award in 2008. Check out her website: www.socialthinking.com.
There is also an impressive roster of speakers, including Faye Brownlie, Shelley Moore, Leyton Schnellert, Colleen Politano, Colleen DeVerak, Dawn Reithaug, and Maureen Dockendorf. Sessions cover a range of topics related to inclusive education, such as self-regulation, literacy, numeracy, social-emotional learning, brain research, ASD, FASD, ADHD, Indigenous approaches, behaviour, anxiety, and mental health issues.
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2017
BCTF members : 2 day registration $275, 1 day $215
TTOCs/Students/Retirees - 2 day registration $270, 1 day $200
Location: Sheraton Richmond Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Website link: www.seaofbc.ca/crosscurrents
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