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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference web site: http://www.bcamt.ca/fall2017/
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!
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:
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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