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."
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Depression Practical Intervention Strategies
Apr 25, Vancouver, BC
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/
Call : (204) 452-9199
Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
Information Session for Inclusive Education
Apr 25, Surrey, BC
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
Managing Anxiety at Home and at School
Apr 25 to Apr 26, Oakville, ON
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/
Working with Stuck Kids
Apr 25, Winnipeg, MB
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/