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."

April 20, 2018 Events

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Friday, April 20, 2018
» Autism Spectrum Disorder
Apr 20, Vancouver, BC
In this hands-on seminar you will discover what it is like to have a brain with autism. Once you experience the difference between a typical brain and a brain with autism, you will be able to design more effective and successful interventions that lead to successful independence into their adult years!
Join autism expert and author, Cara Daily, PhD, and learn how to integrate the latest research on brain development in your work with children with autism (0-19 years). You will walk away with up-to-date behavioral strategies to teach new skills and behaviors related to co-occurring deficits. Through dynamic discussion using dozens of case studies, video examples and experiential exercises and activities you will learn new strategies for treating autism, maintaining and generalizing positive behaviors, the ins and out of functional behavioral assessments and how to problem solve challenging behaviors with this population. For more information or registration:

Save Your Sanity
Apr 20, Cranbrook, BC
Proactive Strategies for Children with Challenging Behaviour. CRD Consulting. Venue: Heritage Inn Hotel & Conference Centre. www.saveyoursanity.ca

The Justice of Place: Indigenous Ways, Social Justice, and Teaching
Apr 20 to Apr 21, Haida Gwaii, BC
Friday: Teachers, Students, Community Members and Elders will share their knowledge through workshops with a variety of topics including reconciliation, indigenous sovereignty, indigenous ways of being, anti-poverty issues, environmental justice, womens rights, antiracism, gender and LGBTQ equity, violence prevention, and trauma-informed approaches to teaching and learning.
Friday Evening: a social for teachers at the Haida Heritage Centre
Saturday: Place based learning will occur with visits to the communities, the Haida Heritage Centre, Carving sheds, and the North Beach.
Saturday Evening: Shared meal and accommodation on North Beach in the Hiellen Cabins. For more info visit http://www.haidagwaiiteachers.com/

Wild Mind-A Nature and Mindfulness Workshop for Educators
Apr 20, Sooke, BC
Join us for an engaging day-long workshop retreat hosted at the Camp Thunderbird Outdoor Centre. This workshop is designed to get you reflecting on your own connections to nature and exploring ways of bringing creativity, nature-based and mindfulness practices into your work and life. Both as an educator and as a human being. When we call something pro-d and focus on activities we can use in the classroom we also risk cutting off the flow of creativity and emergence in our work as facilitators of learning. Where are the students telling us they want to go? What emissaries of the natural world are showing up for us, begging to be noticed but being overlooked when we are down on the ground with a magnifying glass, work sheet and a narrowed focus? The activities we do will be immersive and experiential and will include structured reflection and discussion. You will come away inspired, curious and equipped with a renewed sense of wonder, some new ideas and evidence-based practices to implement in your life and work. This workshop is ideal for teachers, parents, and curious educators from all walks of life and is inclusive of all experiences and abilities. We will be spending most of the day outside, so please come prepared and dressed for the weather. A nutritious lunch will be served. Early Bird Registration by April 2 $50, After April 2 $60. Contact fhough@vancouverislandy.ca