BCTF PD Calendar

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The BCTF reserves the right not to publish specific non-BCTF events to the to the calendar and it is BCTF policy not publish PD events by outside agencies that are scheduled for the October provincial PSA Day.

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October 24, 2019 Events

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Thursday, October 24, 2019
» #Ignite BC Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA)
Oct 24 to Oct 25, TBD
This mini conference will take place Thursday evening before the busy PSA Day conferences start. Join us for food, drinks, and networking using the popular IGNITE! format. Ignite is an event events where several speakers have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by 20 slides, for 15 seconds each, automatically advanced. It is a snapshot into various passions and ideas, and a great opportunity to network with colleagues. We hope you will join us. Full details on our website www.bcecta.ca Contacts psac77@bctf.ca and bcecta@gmail.com

BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA) conference
Oct 24 to Oct 25, Richmond, BC
BC School Counsellor's Association annual conference will align with the provincial pro-d day on October 24 and 25, 2019. Join us for a two-day experience exploring trauma through a variety of lenses. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Linda O'Neill, is a trauma specialist who works with schools to implement trauma-informed practices. On Thursday, we have Corey Reid and Dr. Linda Uyeda speaking together about ACE's, connecting the study to implications for working with children. The conference theme is "Realizing Resilience: Informed by trauma, Influenced by care" and workshops include topics such as "Addressing ACEs in your practice", "Preventing Vicarious Trauma and Provider Burnout", "Keys to Unleashing Resilience", and "Trauma Informed Practice in Schools". Join us for two days of important conversations and valuable learning. Register at bcscaconference.ca

Seeing Self in Story: Holding space for identity and perspectives BC Teachers of English Language Arts (BCTELA)
Oct 24 to Oct 25, Surrey, BC
Social: Portage & Main Publishing sponsors Faye Brownlie launching the 2nd edition of her bestselling book, Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles.
Conference: Keynote, David A. Robertson, is an award-winning writer who educates as well as entertains through his writings about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, reflecting their cultures, histories, communities, as well as illuminating many contemporary issues. Join K-12 educators to explore topics that connect to identity, story, assessment, diversity, First Peoples, and a variety of exciting possibilities in ELA 10-12. Featuring Faye Brownlie, Jo Chrona, Leyton Schnellert, and more BC educators sharing their practices. Contact psac46@bctf.ca Website http://bctela.ca