BCTF PD Calendar

This list of professional development conferences is provided as a service to members. The Federation does not necessarily endorse all the conferences, nor does it accept liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration. Conferences sponsored by the Federation's provincial specialist associations appear in boldface type throughout the calendar.

Please note procedure statement 36.30.10: "That the BCTF's PD Calendar not publish PD events by outside agencies scheduled for the provincial PSA Day."

PD Events List

Displaying all events from today forward.

April 2018
April 24 Maple Ridge. Exploration et innovation en classe de français, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
Diplôme d'études supérieures développé par les programmes extérieurs de la Faculté d'éducation de l'Université Simon Fraser. Si vous êtes enseignant du français et que vous souhaitez explorer des pratiques novatrices, ainsi que développer, étudier et collaborer dans un environnement en français, ce programme sadresse à vous. La langue principale denseignement du programme sera le français Ce programme de 30 crédits, dune durée de deux ans, a été mis sur pied par la Faculté déducation de lUniversité Simon Fraser, en partenariat avec les districts scolaires de Coquitlam (#43), et Maple Ridge (#42). TQS SURCLASSMENT : Complétez ce programme de 30 unités pour passer de la catégorie TQS 4 à 5 ou de la catégorie 5 à 5+. Pour : enseignants en immersion française et en français de base ; enseignants du conseil scolaire francophone. Langue denseignement : français Début du programme : automne 2018 (septembre) Faites une demande d'admission maintenant! Date limite : 6 juillet 2018 RSVP Séances dinformation: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter notre site web : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-fr.html
April 24 Maple Ridge, BC. Exploration and Innovation in the French classroom, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) is designed in collaboration with School District #43, Coquitlam and #42, Maple Ridge for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers. If you teach Core French and wish to explore holistic, inquiry-based, innovative practices in French education and would enjoy the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level, this program is for you. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Coquitlam/Maple Ridge, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-en.html
April 24 Vancouver, BC. Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies
This workshop provides practical and accessible strategies which can be applied across the lifespan and address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of anxiety. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-vancouver4-24/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
April 25 Surrey, BC. Information Session for Inclusive Education
A Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies, developed in partnership with School District 35 (Langley) for K-12 teachers looking to deepen your understanding of inclusive education while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry. Program Starts Fall 2018 (September). Apply by July 6, 2018. Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive1.html
April 25 Winnipeg, MB. Working with Stuck Kids
Not everyone grows up as they get older. The construct of psychological immaturity has been with us as an intuitive concept for ages, but only recently has developmental science advanced to a state where it can now yield effective strategies and interventions to address learning and behavioural challenges. Bestselling author of Hold On To Your Kids, Gordon Neufeld presents an integrated developmental approach to reaching troubled kids, using the constructs of attachment, vulnerability and maturation. In this workshop, Gordon takes the best that developmental science has to offer and delivers it in a usable form to the professionals who work with these children or those responsible for them. His model has been honed from years of application in a wide range of settings: education, special behaviour programs, therapy, corrections, aboriginal communities, adoption, counseling, parenting, and the foster system. This material is applicable to children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. The insights and interventions apply to a wide range of presenting problems and syndromes including attention problems, bullying, impulsiveness, anxiety problems, learning disabilities, autism spectrum, oppositionality, drug abuse, aggression problems, boundary problems, alarming behaviour, boredom and much more. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/neufeld-kids-winnipeg-2018/
April 25 - 26 Oakville, ON. Managing Anxiety at Home and at School
Anxiety is a persistent master. When it moves in, it takes over daily routines, learning, recreation, and social connection. To make matters worse, the things adults (including many therapists and school systems) do to help anxious children can actually make the anxiety stronger. All these children put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: one in every five kids suffer from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. What we teach children about risk, danger, uncertainty, and problem-solving makes a huge difference in whether they go on to become anxious or depressed teens and adults. In this workshop, you will explore concrete and often counter-intuitive strategies that educate children and adults about anxieties and provide an umbrella approach applicable to all disorders. This workshop will demonstrate HOW to interrupt anxietys cognitive patterns with simple, process-based strategies that offer an alternative to techniques that inadvertently support avoidance of anxious symptoms. Lynn will offer counsellors,teachers and parents proven strategies that help children push through anxiety, worry, fears and phobias so that they can move forward, learn and reach their full potential. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/managing-anxiety-oakville-2018/
April 25 Vancouver, BC. Depression Practical Intervention Strategies
This workshop reviews a variety of effective strategies that can be used to help an individual who is struggling with depression. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/depression-vancouver4-25/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
April 26 Vancouver, BC. Room to Improve: Toward Better Educational Outcomes for Vulnerable Learners
Speaker: Bernard Richard, BC Representative for Children and Youth Connect with other educators and join us - network, learn and be inspired! PDK-UBC Chapter invites you to engage with our distinguished speaker for a unique perspective looking at vulnerable learners: Who are they? What are the deeper challenges? What strategies are successful? How can we make a difference in education? What can other agencies do to support our school roles? Online Tickets: https://www.picatic.com/betteroutcomesvulnerablelearners Chapter: pdkvancouver.wordpress.com
April 26 Surrey, BC. Information Session for Teachers as Collaborative Mentors, Innovative Educators and Transformative Leaders
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed in partnership with School District #36 (Surrey) for teachers who are interested in mentoring, leading through educational innovation and transformation and developing their pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Surrey, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/mel.html
April 27 Victoria, BC. Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies
This workshop provides practical and accessible strategies which can be applied across the lifespan and address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of anxiety. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-victoria4-27/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
April 30 Port Coquitlam, BC. Exploration and Innovation in the French classroom, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) is designed in collaboration with School District #43, Coquitlam and #42, Maple Ridge for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers. If you teach Core French and wish to explore holistic, inquiry-based, innovative practices in French education and would enjoy the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level, this program is for you. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Coquitlam/Maple Ridge, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-en.html
April 30 Edmonton, AB. Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Skills Mindset Plus Skill Set Equals Results
Our goal as educators is to empower our students to think smart. One way to achieve this goal is to help students understand their own learning brains. The more they can build the self-regulation skills they need, the more effectively they will succeed in school and in life. We are at an exciting time in education where we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students developing minds and self regulation skills. This live it to lern it workshop will help teachers blend brain-based theory with doable classroom practices.The main goal of the workshop is to help classroom teachers grow elementary and secondary students who have ownership and responsibility for their own learning. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the learning brain and practical strategies you can use in your classroom and school. For more information or registration http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/kryza-edmonton-2018/
April 30 Port Coquitlam, BC. Exploration et innovation en classe de français, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
Diplôme d'études supérieures développé par les programmes extérieurs de la Faculté d'éducation de l'Université Simon Fraser. Si vous êtes enseignant du français et que vous souhaitez explorer des pratiques novatrices, ainsi que développer, étudier et collaborer dans un environnement en français, ce programme sadresse à vous. La langue principale denseignement du programme sera le français. Ce programme de 30 crédits, dune durée de deux ans, a été mis sur pied par la Faculté déducation de lUniversité Simon Fraser, en partenariat avec les districts scolaires de Coquitlam (#43), et Maple Ridge (#42). TQS SURCLASSMENT : Complétez ce programme de 30 unités pour passer de la catégorie TQS 4 à 5 ou de la catégorie 5 à 5+. Pour : enseignants en immersion française et en français de base ; enseignants du conseil scolaire francophone. Langue denseignement : français Début du programme : automne 2018 (septembre) Faites une demande d'admission maintenant! Date limite : 6 juillet 2018 RSVP Séances dinformation: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter notre site web : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-fr.html
May 2018
May 1 Calgary, AB. Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Skills
Our goal as educators is to empower our students to think smart. One way to achieve this goal is to help students understand their own learning brains. The more they can build the self-regulation skills they need, the more effectively they will succeed in school and in life. We are at an exciting time in education where we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students developing minds and self regulation skills. This live it to learn it workshop will help teachers blend brain-based theory with doable classroom practices.The main goal of the workshop is to help classroom teachers grow elementary and secondary students who have ownership and responsibility for their own learning. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the learning brain and practical strategies you can use in your classroom and school. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/kryza-calgary-2018/
May 3 Oakville, ON. Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Skills Mindset Plus Skill Set Equals Results
Our goal as educators is to empower our students to think smart. One way to achieve this goal is to help students understand their own learning brains. The more they can build the self-regulation skills they need, the more effectively they will succeed in school and in life. We are at an exciting time in education where we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students developing minds and self regulation skills. This live it to learn it workshop will help teachers blend brain-based theory with doable classroom practices.The main goal of the workshop is to help classroom teachers grow elementary and secondary students who have ownership and responsibility for their own learning. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the learning brain and practical strategies you can use in your classroom and school. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/kryza-oakville-2018/
May 4 Ottawa, ON. Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Skills
Our goal as educators is to empower our students to think smart. One way to achieve this goal is to help students understand their own learning brains. The more they can build the self-regulation skills they need, the more effectively they will succeed in school and in life. We are at an exciting time in education where we understand so much more about how the brain learns and what we can do to support students developing minds and self regulation skills. This live it to learn it workshop will help teachers blend brain-based theory with doable classroom practices.The main goal of the workshop is to help classroom teachers grow elementary and secondary students who have ownership and responsibility for their own learning. You will leave this session with a better understanding of the learning brain and practical strategies you can use in your classroom and school. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/kryza-ottawa-2018/
May 5 UBC, Vancouver. Investigating Our Practices (IOP) Conference
IOP 2018 Conference Theme: Leading Our Own Learning Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our practice, many of us engage in classroom, program or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how and the why of our practice. On May 5th 2018, UBC will host the 21st Annual IOP Conference where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice. The IOP conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. The final session of the conference will include large-group facilitated discussions on the most prominent conference sub-themes as identified by the presenters and participants. http://iop.educ.ubc.ca/
May 7 Langley, BC. Information Session for Inclusive Education
A Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies, developed in partnership with School District 35 (Langley) for K-12 teachers looking to deepen your understanding of inclusive education while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry. Program Starts Fall 2018 (September). Apply by July 6, 2018. Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive1.html
May 8 Victoria, BC. Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth
This workshop will provide a general overview of the common mental health concerns for children and youth, signs and symptoms, themes for treatment and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/umi-children-victoria5-8/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
May 9 Kamloops, BC. Personal Work Styles Working with Differences
Utilizing ACHIEVEs Personal Work Styles assessment tool participants will become equipped to understand personality styles different from their own and provided with strategies for building healthy work environments. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/personal-work-styles-kamloops5-9/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
May 10 Victoria, BC. Personal Work Styles Working with Differences
Utilizing ACHIEVE Personal Work Styles assessment tool participants will become equipped to understand personality styles different from their own and provided with strategies for building healthy work environments. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/personal-work-styles-victoria5-10/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
May 10 Surrey, BC. Information Session for Teachers as Collaborative Mentors, Innovative Educators and Transformative Leaders
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed in partnership with School District #36 (Surrey) for teachers who are interested in mentoring, leading through educational innovation and transformation and developing their pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Surrey, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/mel.html
May 10 Vancouver, BC. Personal Work Styles Working with Differences
Utilizing ACHIEVE Personal Work Styles assessment tool participants will become equipped to understand personality styles different from their own and provided with strategies for building healthy work environments. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/personal-work-styles-vancouver5-10/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
May 11 Vancouver, BC. Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth
This workshop will provide a general overview of the common mental health concerns for children and youth, signs and symptoms, themes for treatment and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/umi-children-vancouver5-11/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
May 12 Burnaby, BC. BCATML partnering again to host a CASLT Chez Vous with award-wining and tech-innovator Sylvia Duckworth!
This event for all language teachers, consultants, and teacher candidates. BCATML is excited to partner again to host a CASLT Chez Vous with award-wining and tech-innovator Sylvia Duckworth! Save the date and mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the beautiful Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. Sylvia Duckworth will present a full day workshop for all language teachers, consultants, and teacher candidates showing how to use technology in the language classroom and how to sketchnote! Bring your technology! Read her workshop description and bio for more details by visiting http://www.bcatml.org/bcatml-caslt-chez-vous.html! Come and have fun learning! Registration is now OPEN! BCATML members: $100*; Non-BCATML members: $150* * fees include membership, coffee, tea, and lunch
May 14 Pitt Meadows, BC. Exploration et innovation en classe de français, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
Diplôme d'études supérieures développé par les programmes extérieurs de la Faculté d'éducation de l'Université Simon Fraser.Si vous êtes enseignant du français et que vous souhaitez explorer des pratiques novatrices, ainsi que développer, étudier et collaborer dans un environnement en français, ce programme sadresse à vous. La langue principale denseignement du programme sera le français Ce programme de 30 crédits, dune durée de deux ans, a été mis sur pied par la Faculté déducation de lUniversité Simon Fraser, en partenariat avec les districts scolaires de Coquitlam (#43), et Maple Ridge (#42). TQS SURCLASSMENT : Complétez ce programme de 30 unités pour passer de la catégorie TQS 4 à 5 ou de la catégorie 5 à 5+. Pour : enseignants en immersion française et en français de base ; enseignants du conseil scolaire francophone. Langue denseignement : français Début du programme : automne 2018 (septembre) Faites une demande d'admission maintenant! Date limite : 6 juillet 2018 RSVP Séances dinformation: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter notre site web : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-fr.html
May 14 Richmond, BC. SFU Inclusive Education (GDE) Information Session, Richmond
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed by SFU Field Programs in partnership with School District #38 Richmond for elementary and secondary teachers. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Length: 2 years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive.html
May 14 Calgary, AB. Working with Oppositional, Defiant, and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for clients to improve. This dynamic workshop will address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/oppositional-children-calgary-2018/
May 14 Pitt Meadows, BC. Exploration and Innovation in the French classroom, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) is designed in collaboration with School District #43, Coquitlam and #42, Maple Ridge for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers. If you teach Core French and wish to explore holistic, inquiry-based, innovative practices in French education and would enjoy the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level, this program is for you. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Coquitlam/Maple Ridge, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-en.html
May 15 Kelowna, BC. Working with Oppositional and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for clients to improve. For more information http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/oppositional-children-kelowna-2018/
May 15 Kelowna, BC. Working with Oppositional, Defiant, and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for clients to improve. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/oppositional-children-kelowna-2018/
May 17 - 20 Calgary, AB. Association for Experiential Education Northwest Regional Conference
Bringing experiential educators together for great experiential professional development experience. Keynote is Bob Sharp, who has been a principal, Director of Research, Superintendent, and Coordinator of Curriculum Development in the Yukon. Playnote is Jullian Norris co-chairs of the Haskayne Adventure Leadership program. aee.org/northwest
May 17 Ottawa, ON. Working with Oppositional, Defiant, and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for clients to improve. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/oppositional-children-ottawa-2018/
May 17 - 19 Whistler BC. PHE Canada's National Conference
The National Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school, family and community. Delegates are people involved with the health, physical activity and education needs of children and youth including educators, public health, researchers, administrators, recreation leaders, physical education specialists and generalists and others who want more information regarding the health of the whole child. For more information www.bctf.ca/pebc/
May 18 London, ON. Working with Oppositional, Defiant, and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for clients to improve. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/oppositional-children-london-2018/
May 28 - 29 Edmonton, AB. Making Sense of Anxiety and Related Problems
The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This workshop brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety. The time has finally come to be able to answer the problem of anxiety. What makes it possible now is that we currently have enough pieces of the puzzle to create a coherent picture: a mastery of attachment theory, an understanding of human vulnerability, a working knowledge of attention, and the discoveries of neuroscience. Possessing the pieces are not enough however. It takes a theorists mind to put the pieces together and a seasoned therapists wisdom to test this model against human experience. Dr. Neufeld has been uniquely positioned, not only to answer this question but also to understand the implications for our children. The resulting solutions are surprising, not in that they are counter intuitive but rather that they run counter to the prevailing practice. The focus of this workshop is the anxiety of our children and what we can do about this, both as a society and as the adults responsible for them. the dynamics and insights however apply to all ages. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/neufeld-anxiety-edmonton-2018/
May 29 Vancouver, BC. Walking Through Grief Helping Others Deal with Loss
This workshop is designed to give helpers an increased awareness of the dynamics of grief and to provide tools and strategies to best support someone who is grieving. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/walking-through-grief-vancouver5-29/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
May 29 Coquitlam, BC. Exploration and Innovation in the French classroom, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) is designed in collaboration with School District #43, Coquitlam and #42, Maple Ridge for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers. If you teach Core French and wish to explore holistic, inquiry-based, innovative practices in French education and would enjoy the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level, this program is for you. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Coquitlam/Maple Ridge, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-en.html
May 29 Coquitlam, BC. Exploration et innovation en classe de français, Coquitlam/Maple Ridge
Diplôme d'études supérieures développé par les programmes extérieurs de la Faculté d'éducation de l'Université Simon Fraser. Si vous êtes enseignant du français et que vous souhaitez explorer des pratiques novatrices, ainsi que développer, étudier et collaborer dans un environnement en français, ce programme sadresse à vous. La langue principale denseignement du programme sera le français Ce programme de 30 crédits, dune durée de deux ans, a été mis sur pied par la Faculté déducation de lUniversité Simon Fraser, en partenariat avec les districts scolaires de Coquitlam (#43), et Maple Ridge (#42). TQS SURCLASSMENT : Complétez ce programme de 30 unités pour passer de la catégorie TQS 4 à 5 ou de la catégorie 5 à 5+. Pour : enseignants en immersion française et en français de base ; enseignants du conseil scolaire francophone. Langue denseignement : français Début du programme : automne 2018 (septembre) Faites une demande d'admission maintenant! Date limite : 6 juillet 2018 RSVP Séances dinformation: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter notre site web : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french-fr.html
June 2018
June 4 Vancouver, BC. Mindfulness Counselling Strategies Activating Compassion and Regulation
This workshop is designed to teach participants how to facilitate mindfulness-based strategies in their counselling work. For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/mindfulness-counselling-strategies-vancouver6-4/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
June 4 - 5 Halifax, NS. Making Sense of Anxiety and Related Problems
The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This workshop brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety.The time has finally come to be able to answer the problem of anxiety. What makes it possible now is that we currently have enough pieces of the puzzle to create a coherent picture: a mastery of attachment theory, an understanding of human vulnerability, a working knowledge of attention, and the discoveries of neuroscience. Possessing the pieces are not enough however. It takes a theorists mind to put the pieces together and a seasoned therapists wisdom to test this model against human experience. Dr. Neufeld has been uniquely positioned, not only to answer this question but also to understand the implications for our children. The resulting solutions are surprising, not in that they are counter intuitive but rather that they run counter to the prevailing practice. The focus of this workshop is the anxiety of our children and what we can do about this, both as a society and as the adults responsible for them. the dynamics and insights however apply to all ages. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/neufeld-anxiety-halifax-2018/
June 6 Halifax, NS. Working with Stuck Kids
Not everyone grows up as they get older. The construct of psychological immaturity has been with us as an intuitive concept for ages, but only recently has developmental science advanced to a state where it can now yield effective strategies and interventions to address learning and behavioural challenges. Bestselling author of Hold On To Your Kids, Gordon Neufeld presents an integrated developmental approach to reaching troubled kids, using the constructs of attachment, vulnerability and maturation. In this workshop, Gordon takes the best that developmental science has to offer and delivers it in a usable form to the professionals who work with these children or those responsible for them. His model has been honed from years of application in a wide range of settings: education, special behaviour programs, therapy, corrections, aboriginal communities, adoption, counseling, parenting, and the foster system. This material is applicable to children of all ages, from toddlers to teens. The insights and interventions apply to a wide range of presenting problems and syndromes including attention problems, bullying, impulsiveness, anxiety problems, learning disabilities, autism spectrum, oppositionality, drug abuse, aggression problems, boundary problems, alarming behaviour, boredom and much more. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/neufeld-kids-halifax-2018/
June 6 Vancouver, BC. Emotional Intelligence
Participants in this workshop will learn to utilize emotional intelligence more effectively through self-assessment and skill development exercises. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/emotional-intelligence-vancouver6-6/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
June 6 Surrey, BC. Information Session for Teachers as Collaborative Mentors, Innovative Educators and Transformative Leaders
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed in partnership with School District #36 (Surrey) for teachers who are interested in mentoring, leading through educational innovation and transformation and developing their pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry. Start: Fall 2018 (September) Apply: Now Apply by: July 6, 2018 Location: Surrey, BC Length: Two years (6 terms) Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/mel.html
June 11 Kamloops, BC. Emotional Intelligence
Participants in this workshop will learn to utilize emotional intelligence more effectively through self-assessment and skill development exercises. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/emotional-intelligence-kamloops6-11/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
June 11 Victoria, BC. Emotional Intelligence
Participants in this workshop will learn to utilize emotional intelligence more effectively through self-assessment and skill development exercises. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/emotional-intelligence-victoria6-11/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
June 19 Victoria, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
Participants of this workshop will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of tools and strategies. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-victoria6-19/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
June 19 Kamloops, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
Participants of this workshop will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of tools and strategies. For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-kamloops6-19/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
June 20 Vancouver, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
Participants of this workshop will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of tools and strategies. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-vancouver6-20/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
July 2018
July 2 - 20 Quebec City. Institute de Francais: UBC a Quebec
A unique French language immersion program situated in the historic setting of les Plaines dAbraham in the heart of Quebec City! Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/institut-de-francais-2018/ Deadline to register: April 27
July 3 - 13 Vancouver, BC. First Peoples Principles of Learning
UBC 2018 Summer Institute.The First Peoples Principles of Learning are an important element in the re-design of BCs new curriculum. The goal of this summer institute is to assist educators from K to 12 to incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning into their curriculum planning, teaching practice, and learning environments. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/first-peoples/ Deadline to register: May 29
July 5 - 6 Vancouver. Safe is Not Enough: SOGI
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) inclusive policies and practices benefit all students by creating a more positive and accepting school climate from Kindergarten through to university. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/sogi-2018/ Deadline to register: May 30
July 5 - 6 Vancouver, BC. Innovation and Inquiry for School and System Leaders
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. A two-day intensive working session for teachers, principals, Aboriginal cultural workers, district leaders and others interested in making inquiry-informed and innovative practices a way of life in your school and district settings. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/inquiry-and-innovation-2018/ Deadline to register: May 31
July 9 - 11 Duncan, BC. Teaching with Heart: Experiencing the Waldorf approach
This course will offer an overview of Waldorf education. The three day session will include presentations on child development, story-telling, ideas for how to create a curriculum for different ages, artistic activities and practical classroom experiences. More info contact k-reynolds@shaw.ca
July 9 - 14 Vancouver, BC. Garden-Based Pedagogies for ECE
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. The 2018 Summer Institute will focus on the pedagogical possibilities related to the garden, as a place of teaching and learning with young children. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/garden-based-pedagogies/ Deadline to register: June 1
July 10 Vancouver, BC. Mediation Facilitating Conflict Resolution
This workshop is designed to give participants the tools to work with disputing parties to clarify misunderstandings, identify interests and develop options for resolving conflict. For more information, please visit: http://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/mediation-vancouver7-10/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Call: (204) 452-0180 Toll-Free: (877) 270-9776
July 16 - 20 Vancouver, BC. TC Mentorship
2018 UBC Summer Institute: Clinical Supervision of Teaching. This week-long course will provide participants with the opportunity to think about, explore, and develop possibilities in their work (current or future) as school advisors (i.e., a classroom teacher who supervises a teacher candidate on practicum). The program will examine some of the underlying theories and practices for how we might best support someone who is learning to teach. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/clinical-supervision/ Deadline to registerL June 11
July 16 - 27 Nelson, BC. Assessment and Positive Behaviour Support in School and Community Settings
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the philosophy and methods of behavioural assessment and positive behavioural support with persons who engage in challenging behaviour in school and community contexts. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/behaviour-support/ Deadline to register: June 11
July 16 Vancouver, BC. Motivating ChangeStrategies for Approaching Resistance
This experiential workshop will equip helping professionals with new strategies that will strengthen relationships and maximize potential for motivating change. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/motivating-change-vancouver7-16/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
July 16 - 20 Abbotsford, BC. Agriculture in the Classroom Summer Institute
Integrate important concepts related to food, the agriculture industry, and environmental sustainability into your classroom. Food is often taken for granted. Students and society often have limited understanding of the sources, processes, and issues related to food production. The British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation has devoted itself to providing teachers with useful resources to help them integrate important concepts related to food, the agriculture industry and environmental sustainability into their classrooms. Agricultural literacy is located in three broad educational movements: place-based education, environmental/ecological education, and health literacy and healthy school initiatives. Systems thinking and sustainability are key concepts for consideration. This course explores practical ways to integrate concepts related to food production and consumption, food safety, agricultural issues, and sustainability across the curriculum at all grade levels. http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/2018-agriculture
July 23 - 25 Banff, AB. 3 Day Intensive: The Science of Emotion
There is much focus today on emotion. Constructs like emotional intelligence, emotional self-regulation, emotional well-being and emotional social learning are being bandied about like never before. Emotion, long dismissed as a nuisance factor, is now confirmed to be at the core of development and well-being. Yet little is being taught about the nature of emotion or the implications for healing and treatment. New revelations about the nature of emotion have shed fresh light on the pivotal role of emotion in brain development, maturation, mental health, anxiety problems, behaviour problems, attention problems, addiction problems, resilience, recovery, and much more. In fact, most if not all the major diagnosis are found to have significant roots in the limbic system or emotional brain. When distilled to their essence, healing and adaptation are first and foremost emotional processes. In todays world, given the lack of supportive culture, an understanding of the nature of emotion is now foundational to finding our way through to personal health and well-being, whether this be for ourselves or to foster it in others. This keynote and follow-up seminar is powerful in the insight it provides as well as the changes it inspires. To make sense of emotion is to make sense of us all. In providing a window to the inner workings of the emotional brain, we also become informed as to how to harness the power of emotion for healing and recovery. For more information or registration: http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/neufeld-emotion-banff-2018/
July 30 - August 3, Vancouver, BC. Exploring BC's Re-Designer Curriculum - Primary
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. This UBC summer institute is a five-day intensive course that explores BCs New Curriculum for early learners (K-3). Educators in contemporary learning environments are exploring how to integrate the core competencies, big ideas and learning standards in authentic and meaningful ways across all curricular areas. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/curriculum-primary/ Deadline to register: June 25
July 30 - August 3, Vancouver, BC. Educational Gerontology
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. Optimizing learning for older adults. A participatory group exploration of the unique functional and structural differences in the learning needs, desires and capacities of the older adult learner. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/teachingolderadults/ Deadline to registerL June 15
July 30 - August 3, Vancouver, BC. Exploring BC's Re-Designed Curriculum - Intermediate
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. This UBC summer institute is a five-day intensive course that explores BCs New Curriculum for intermediate and middle school learners. Educators in contemporary learning environments are exploring how to integrate the core competencies, big ideas and learning standards in authentic and meaningful ways across all curricular areas. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/curriculum-intermediate/ Deadline to register: June 25
August 2018
August 13 - 18 Vancouver, BC. Practical Foods
UBC 2018 Summer Institute. Learning to cook is a great activity for all ages. It involves more than breaking a seal on a pre-packaged product. Cooking skills are not only important for living well they are also a great way to be creative. In this course you will have hands on food experiences making different foods and learning about why certain foods behave as they do. Learn more and register: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/practical-foods/ Deadline to register: July 9
August 20 - 22 Parksville, BC. Achieving Excellence in Writing Seminar
This seminar addresses a range of writing skills that prepares students to succeed in the inquiry process and meet the competencies required by the curriculum. It offers a program that guides teachers about what skills to teach and when and how to teach them. Students are shown how to use style to communicate their ideas in a way that is interesting, clear, and effective. Teachers will leave the workshop ready to teach a repertoire of writing skills that will greatly improve their students' writing within a few months. The workshop is practical, offering a comprehensive program to take back to the classroom to use immediately. Applicable for Grades 3 through 12. Contact: Susan Augustyn smtaugustyn@gmail.com or phone 250 248-6434
October 2018
October 18 - 20 Richmond, BC. BC Music Educators' Association Conference
Annual BCMEA Conference for all Music Educators in BC. Come and learn about best practices in your music classrooms, with workshops ranging from grades Kindergarten to Grade 12 and beyond! Contact psac52@bctf.ca
October 18 - 20 Whistler, BC. BCAMT Northwest Mathematics Conference
The BCAMT Northwest Mathematics Conference: The BCAMT is proud to present the 2018 edition of the NorthWest Mathematics Conference in beautiful Whistler, BC! Our Keynote Speaker is Tracy Zager, the author of Becoming the Math Teacher YouWish You'd Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant Classrooms. One of the top professional learning books available to math teachers of all grade levels. Join us and meet fellow BC educators and math specialists from around BC and North America. Speaker Proposals are being considered for this amazing event. If you are interested in sharing your expertise and passion, please complete our proposal form http://www.bcamt.ca/nw2018/#proposals. Featured Speakers: Tracy Zager, Annie Fetter, Graham Fletcher,Michael Fenton and Fawn Nguyen. Contact psa50@bctf.ca
October 19 Burnaby Central Vancouver, BC. BCBEAs BizTech 2018 Conference and AGM
The BCBEA annual conference and AGM is proud to offer you a great line-up of speakers and presenters relevant to the Business and Technology topics, and supporting the new curriculum! Register today at www.bcbea.ca to reserve your spot to engage in some of the following topics and early bird pricing specials: Coding Space Invadrs, Our Youth the leaders of tomorrow and Corporate Social Responsibily, Social Media and the slf, Using My Blueprint with the new Careers Curriclum, Fake news! Being aware in today's digital environmnt, Building your schools Business progrm, Social Media by Jessie Millr, And man more!
October 19 Surrey, BC. CUEBC Fall Conference
Join us for the annual BCTF PSA Day CUEBC Conference at Frank Hurt Secondary in Surrey. Contact PSAC65@bctf.ca