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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, Number 7, May/June 2006

PD Calendar

Web site: pdonline.bctf.ca/conferences/PD-Calendar.cfm

JUNE 2006

25–27 Vancouver. Peace Education Forum, Educating a Generation To Create a Culture of Peace, UBC. Contact Jane Turner, jturner@bctf.ca.

JULY 2006

3–20 Quebec City. Institut de Français, UBC à Québec, French Bursary Program for Teachers. This French immersion program is intended for all teachers and administrators interested in learning or improving their French language skills. www.frenchcentre.ubc.ca/quebec or toll-free 1-866-528-7485

16 Vancouver. Sowing Seeds Humane Education workshop presented by the International Institute for Humane Education. Learn about animal protection, environmental preservation, consumerism, media, social justice and the connections between these issues. Teachers in Greater Vancouver can attend for FREE courtesy of the Vancouver Humane Society and the Vancouver Foundation. Limited enrollment. Contact Lesley Fox at 604-266-9744 or Lesley@vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca

27–AUGUST 8, China. Peace & Reconciliation Study Tour to China for Canadian Teachers. Supported by BC Social Studies Teachers’ Association. The Study Tour facilitates selected teachers to have better understanding of the cultural and historical background of China during the Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945) through meeting survivors and historians, as well as visiting museums and historical sites in several cities. Organizer covers all ground costs inside China while teachers basically need only to take care of their own international travel costs between Canada and China. Contact Thekla Lit at 604-436-3002, bcalpha@shaw.ca, alpha-canada.org/StudyTour.august 2006

14–16 Parksville. Achieving Excellence in Writing workshop designed for teachers from Grades 2 to 11. Teaches a comprehensive set of writing skills using blended structure and style. Register at 250-248-6434, or saugustyn@shaw.ca.

19–22 Vancouver. Brain Development and Learning: Making Sense of the Science. Inaugural meeting of a biennial international meeting to educate people working with young children about important findings in psychology and neuroscience. This year’s themes: Plasticity and Interventions. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. Registration: www.interprofessional.ubc.ca or by phone 604-822-6156.

21–25 Parksville. The Teachability Factor (Level 1) with Dr. Gordon Neufeld. An introduction for a developmental approach to deeper understanding of the critical factor necessary for children to develop and learn. Teachers, special educators, counselors, school psychologists, youth and child care workers, school administrators, education assistants, parents are all welcome to attend. Info: web.mala.bc.ca/education/neufeld_workshop.htm

23 Vancouver. The Mineral Resources Education Program of BC presents Grade 5 Integrated Resource Unit on Mining workshop (a.m.) and the K–3 Kids and Rocks: Geology and Its Impact on Our World workshop (p.m.). Visit www.bcminerals.ca/files/teacher_resources/ 000033.php. For more information, contact Kevin Barclay at 604-681-4321 ext. 108 or barclay@mining.bc.ca.

24 Vancouver. The Mineral Resources Education Program of BC is presenting the Earth Science 11/Geology 12 Resources & Ideas workshop (a.m.) and Science of Mining workshop (p.m.) in downtown Vancouver. Visit www.bcminerals.ca/files/teacher_resources/000033.php. For more info, contact Kevin Barclay at 604-681-4321 ext. 108 or kbarclay@mining.bc.ca

24–25 Surrey. 10th Annual Literacy Conference, "The Literacy Continuum: Talk, Text, and Diversity," with Jeff Wilhelm, Faye Brownlie, Brenda Boylan, Linda OíReilly, Wanda Salewski & Gina Wong. Visit www.sfu.ca/literacycontinuum for session descriptions, schedule and registration or contact kwraight@sfu.ca for more info.

24–25 Surrey. BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education present "Living Values Education," a workshop for educators and caregivers of children, ages Preschool to Gr. 12, providing tools for integrating social responsibility across the curriculum. Info: www.livingvalues.net. Register: canada@livingvalues.net or phone Gudrun Howard, 604-517-1350.

28–September 2 Parksville. Challenging Childhood Problems (Level 2). For those who have previously attended Dr. Neufeld’s Level 1 presentation, or a combination of a variety of his presentations. Info: web.mala.bc.ca/education/neufeld_ workshop.htm


5–6 Whitehorse, Yukon. Stikine Teachers’ Association Annual Fall Conference "Pathways to Literacy" at the Westmark. Presenters are Susan Augustyn and Faye Brownlie. Contact Monique Pharand, mpharand@sd87.bc.ca or Cathy Bouman, cbouman@sd87.bc.ca

19–21 Victoria. 45th Annual Northwest Mathematics Conference. Victoria Convention Centre www.bctf.ca/bcamt/nw2006.

19–21 Whistler. BC Business Education Conference 2006 presented by BC Business Education Association (BCBEA). "Quality Education for the Next Generation," TELUS Whistler Conference Centre. Door prizes, wine & cheese, 2010 Olympic site tours, and much more. Information at www.bcbea.ca.

20 Vancouver. Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association Conference. "Inclusionary Practices: Building a Community of Learners in our Classrooms" with Vianne Timmons, PhD, University of PEI. Contact Alan Peterson, fax 250-554-9358, or email lataconference@hotmail.com.

20 Prince Rupert. From the City of Rainbows--Educators Against Racism (EAR PSA). Venue to be announced. Sessions on teaching, practical workshops, and activities that are community focussed. Contact Louisa Sanchez at lsanchez@sd52.bc.ca or Carl Beach at carlhbeach@hotmail.com

20 Richmond. BC Association of Modern Language Teachers’ Conference "Opening your Parachute." Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre. Sally Rehorick, Cynthia Lewis, Wendy Maxwell, and many others will present sessions for French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, German teachers at all levels. Special student rates. Conference & registration information: psas.bctf.ca/BCATML.

20–21 Port Moody. BCPTA Primary Leadership Conference, Heritage Woods Secondary School. Popular BC educators and classroom teachers will present motivational, practical & innovative sessions for new and experienced primary teachers. All conference details and registration information on the BCPTA web site: www.bctf.bc.ca/bcpta

20–21 Vancouver. BC Music Educators’ Association (BCMEA) Conference, Pulse 2006 will take place at Lord Byng Secondary School. Keynote speech by Jurgen Gothe, plus educational workshops, industry displays, and inspiring concerts. Visit pulse2006.ca or contact Scott MacLennan, smaclennan@vsb.bc.ca

20–21 Port Coquitlam. Computer Using Educators of BC (CUEBC) Conference, "Teaching to the Multiple Literacies" will take place at Lord Riverside Secondary School. Keynote speech by Alan November and Dr. Sharon Jeroski, plus workshops to assist educators from all curricular areas integrate technology into their classroom. Visit www.cuebc.ca/2006/ or contact James McConville, jmcconville@sd43.bc.ca.

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