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.
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.
January April, 2017 | 8 evening classes + 4 online modules
The educational landscape in BC is undergoing exciting developments,
and this course responds to new curriculum developments.
In this course, educators will build their knowledge and deepen their understanding of Aboriginal/Indigenous people¹s worldviews, approaches to learning, and their histories and contemporary realities. Through the frameworks of reconciliation, decolonization, and self-determination, we will explore how Indigenous histories, perspectives, content, worldviews and pedagogies can be respectfully and meaningfully integrated in the curriculum, teaching, and programming of classrooms, schools, and community contexts.
This course responds to new curriculum development in British Columbia and Canada¹s Truth and Reconciliation Commission¹s Calls to Action (2015), whereby educators are prepared to advance Aboriginal history and worldviews in the curriculum of schools.
Delivered through blended learning, the class will meet 8 weeks face-to-face at UBC Vancouver and include four 3-hour online modules.
Registration is available for credit (3 credits, EDUC 440) or for non-credit participation to meet the needs of working professionals. We anticipate this course will fill quickly, early registration is recommended.
· DATES: January 3 April 7, 2017
· TIMES: Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm
· LOCATION: UBC Vancouver + Online modules
· REGISTRATION: Register by November 22
Visit the website for more detailed information, and program contacts:
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