BCTF PD Calendar

The BCTF provides this professional development calendar as a service to members. The placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.

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May 2019
May 21 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Langley School Board Office, Room 306, 4875-222nd Street, Langley. SFU Info Session - Exploring Maker Pedagogy in Education, Langley (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education program (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School District #35, Langley for teachers interested in making, creating, innovating, building, design thinking, contributing to the school community, and in developing your pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry, this program is for you. Start Term: Fall 2019 (September) Applications Open: March 1, 2019 Applications Close: July 26, 2019 More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/maker-ped2.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
May 23 - 24 Edmonton, AB. 2 Day Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant, & Anger Issues with Children & 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 students and clients to improve. This dynamic two day 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. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders. Benefits to Attending Beyond behaviour charts  Truly intervene with difficult behaviours Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder & important DSM-5 updates The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop Why child/adolescent terrorist behaviours work Technology and behaviours& video games, electronic bullying, learning styles Case studies & experiences http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 27 Vancouver, BC. Challenging Behaviours in Youth-Strategies for Intervention in Vancouver
This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Your Response and the Role of Empathy " When Challenging Behaviour Escalates " A Coaching Model for Challenging Behaviours " Behaviour Guidance Strategies " What is Challenging Behaviour? For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/challenging-behaviours-in-youth-vancouver5-27/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 28 Victoria, BC. Challenging Behaviours in Youth-Strategies for Intervention in Victoria
This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Your Response and the Role of Empathy " When Challenging Behaviour Escalates " A Coaching Model for Challenging Behaviours " Behaviour Guidance Strategies " What is Challenging Behaviour? For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/challenging-behaviours-in-youth-victoria5-28/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
June 2019
June 2 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Knowledge Mobilization Day
The University of British Columbia will be host to Congress, the largest Social Science and Humanities Conference in Canada. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), will be holding their conference in the UBC Faculty of Education on June 1-5th. Sunday June 2nd is the Knowledge Mobilization Day, a one-day conference for Educators, Practitioners, Teacher-Researchers, and Administrators. The goal of the day is to create opportunities to share current research, stimulate dialogue connecting research and practice, and create scholarly connections among teachers, educators, researchers, and administrators. We hope that you will join us for a day of vibrant discussion and collaboration. The cost is $50 for the early bird and $75 at the door, and includes lunch. Registration and information is available in English and French. Registration portal: https://www.assocsrv.ca/csse/index.asp?LANG=E Instructions: under Event Registration select CSSE Knowledge Mobilization Day for Educators and Researchers and then select Registration. You will receive an email acknowledgement once your registration is complete. Portail pour linscription : https://www.assocsrv.ca/csse/index.asp?LANG=F Marche à suivre : sous « Inscription aux événements », choisir « Journée de mobilisation du savoir de la SCÉÉ pour les éducateurs et les chercheurs », puis choisir « Inscription ». Vous recevrez un accusé de réception par courriel une fois linscription terminée.
June 3 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. CAP Congress Workshop for Science Teachers at SFU
The SFU Department of Physics is hosting the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress June 3-7, 2019. On the first day of the Congress, June 3rd, there will be a workshop for local high school science teachers. This workshop will include the opportunity to attend the Opening Plenary talk by the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize Winner, Canadian Dr. Donna Strickland. The main focus of the workshop sessions will be learning how to adapt current laboratory activities to the new BC Curriculum design. There will also be an additional FREE workshop session on the use of Foldscope paper microscopes in the classroom. Teachers may choose to only attend the Foldscope session. For more info: http://www.sfu.ca/physics/outreach/cap-teachers-workshop.html
June 4 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Vancouver Community College, Broadway campus, Room B2206, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver. SFU Info Session - Curriculum & Instruction: Post-Secondary, VCC (MEd)
This two-year program is designed to fill the consistent demand for upgrading of qualifications for both academic and non-academic instructors. The program focuses on issues pertaining to theoretical, practical, and research-based aspects of this area of study. Start Term: Spring 2020 Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 15, 2019 Find more about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/ci-ps.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/cgp-ps-rsvp.html
June 11 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Walnut Grove Secondary, Library, 8919 Walnut Grove Dr, Langley. SFU Info Session - Exploring Maker Pedagogy in Education, Langley (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education program (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School District #35, Langley for teachers interested in making, creating, innovating, building, design thinking, contributing to the school community, and in developing your pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry, this program is for you. Start Term: Fall 2019 (September) Applications Open: March 1, 2019 Applications Close: July 26, 2019 More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/maker-ped2.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
July 2019
July 1 - 18 Quebec City. Insitut de français, UBC à Québec
http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/quebec-2019/ A three-week French language immersion program for teachers. This program has been approved by the UBC Faculty of Education for 2019  Book before May 3! Join UBC Faculty of Education in a nineteen-day non-credit language and culture immersion program at the Collège Mérici in Quebec City. The program is designed to meet the needs of all French second language teachers, both experienced teachers and those entering the profession, and is open to all levels of French second language speakers, from beginner to advanced.
July 2 - 11 Vancouver, BC. 2019 Korczak Summer Institute Advocacy in Action: The Legacy of Janusz Korczak
The Janusz Korczak Association and the University of British Columbia is committed to the dissemination of ideals and legacy of Janusz Korczak (1878-1942), an educator, physician, and writer whose philosophy inspired and informed the United Nations Charter on the Rights of Children, ratified in 1989. His teachings and work remain powerful and relevant for educators, social workers, and children's advocates committed to social justice and education for democratic citizenship. The institute welcomes pre-service and practicing teachers, social workers, and other professionals committed to the rights and welfare of youth. Successful completion of the Institute can earn credit for degree completion, advancement on pay-grids and fulfillment of continuing professional licensure requirements for various regulated professions. The Institute is designed to help educators to: . Transform classrooms to model democratic principles pioneered by Korczak in his writings, pedagogy and governance of the orphanages under his care. . Adopt strategies to translate the respect for children's rights into school practices, including communication with parents and the larger school community. . Engage in an interdisciplinary inquiry that will integrate insights from social paediatrics, nutrition and the legal foundation of protecting children with innovative approaches to classroom management and ideas for extra-curricular activities . Develop necessary skills to increase and enrich communications with students to help them advance their communication competencies. . Discover Korczak-inspired modern pedagogical approaches to support students social-emotional health and development of personal and social responsibility. . Learn how to help children in developing and sustaining their cultural identity, particularly among those who may struggle with multiple identities. The Institute offers a unique opportunity to participate in workshops, discussions and seminars led by a group of international scholars, educators, children's rights advocates, pediatricians and writers from Canada, France, Poland, Russia and the USA. It will provide an opportunity for engaged dialogue about critical curricular and pedagogical issues, and inspire motivation for innovative practice. The opening address will be delivered by the Honorable Janet Austin, OBC, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The Institute is available for both credit and non-credit options, depending upon individual needs. For more information about the 2019 Korczak Summer Institute, visit pdce.educ.ubc.ca/child-advocacy
July 7 Duncan, BC. Teaching with Heart
This 3 day course will include presentations on child development, story-telling and teaching science from a Waldorf perspective and will include artistic activities and practical classroom experiences. All the ideas presented are applicable to public school classrooms and will enrich and deepen the teaching practice of any elementary teacher. For more information contact Lisa Masterson at WCIGrades@gmail.com http://westcoastinstitute.org/courses/public-school-course This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
July 8 - 25 UBC Point Grey campus or UBC at Robson Square. French Summer Institutes at UBC-Bursary Program for BC Teachers
All BC certified teachers and some French Immersion staff may qualify for a bursary covering the full tuition, plus some travel expenses. For more information visit https://extendedlearning.ubc.ca/study-topic/french/french-immersion-summer-institutes/bursaries-bc-teachers or email or call us at languages.exl@ubc.ca or 604-822-1444.
July 15 - 17 Banff, AB. 3 Day Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Anger Issues with 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 students and 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. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders. Benefits to Attending Beyond behaviour charts - Truly intervene with difficult behaviours Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and important DSM-5 updates The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop Why child/adolescent terrorist behavios work Technology and behaviours and video games, electronic bullying, learning styles Case studies and experiences http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
July 17 - 19 Saskatoon, SK. Canadian Light Source Teachers' Workshop
The Canadian Light Source, Canada's national science research facility, is offering a 3-day hands-on workshop to high school teachers and professional educators across Canada. Participants will explore real life science connected to curricula by connecting science education with science research. What's in it for you? - Participate in synchrotron experiments - Learn about novel research - Explore the facility - Make connections to curriculum - Networking opportunities - An introduction to the award-winning Student on the Beamlines program Registration Fee: $250.00 + GST (includes lunches, evening social and teaching resource package) *Limited travel funding available Register: https://www.lightsource.ca/teachersworkshop This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
August 2019
August 21 - 22 Abbotsford, BC. Educators Agriculture Tour (E.A.T)
Join BC Agriculture in the Classroom for two days of fun, food and an inside look at agriculture. Discover how your food is produced, the science and safety standards behind modern agriculture and best of all, taste incredible creations  fresh from the farm and vine. " Meet local BC farmers " Overnight accommodation, transportation and meals included " Educational resources to take back to your class " Swag bag with treats from local producers All applications will be entered to win a free registration for a 2019 program: Planting a Promise or Spuds in Tubs. Those programs already have waiting lists for 2019-20, so the winners get an automatic in! To apply for the E.A.T. Tour please visit our website https://www.bcaitc.ca/index.php/events/eat-educators-agricultural-tour. The bus is filling up quickly, so don't delay in registering! Learning about food never tasted so good!
August 21 - 23 Squamish BC. UBC Séjour en plein air à Cheakamus
Séjour en plein air à Cheakamus est une retraite dété conçu pour les professeurs de français qui sera offerte pour la première fois au Cheakamus Centre, un centre déducation environnementale situé près de Squamish, en Colombie-Britannique. Ce centre magnifique, entouré dune réserve écologique de forêt pluviale tempérée, offre une variété dactivités de plein air et dactivités traditionnelles Salish du littoral, y compris une authentique maison longue autochtone et des occasions de vivre des expériences culturelles locales des peuples peuples Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish). Cette retraite offrira aux enseignants une immersion dans la langue et culture françaises aussi bien que loccasion dapprendre des méthodes denseignement expérimentales en langue seconde. De plus, les participants auront loccasion dapprofondir leur compréhension des priorités actuelles décrites dans notre programme détudes provincial, y compris lintégration réfléchie des connaissances culturelles autochtones et lavancement de lapprentissage et la gérance de lenvironnement. Cette retraite sera particulièrement utile pour les professeurs dimmersion française et de français de base qui souhaitent améliorer leurs compétences linguistiques, culturelles et pédagogiques. Les participants auront la possibilité de pratiquer et daméliorer leurs compétences en français, dapprendre des idées denseignement novatrices et pratiques, et dapprécier de nombreuses activités de plein air disponibles au Centre Cheakamus, notamment la randonnée dans les sentiers forestiers, le canoë-kayak et les chansons autour du feu de camp  tout en français! Les frais dinscription de 675 $ incluent toutes les sessions de développement professionnel, les activités de plein air, une réception de bienvenue avec vin et fromage, des repas quotidiens (préparés par léquipe culinaire du Centre Cheakamus qui sefforcent de créer de délicieux repas en utilisant des produits locaux et durables) et des chalets confortables et rustiques. Linscription à cette retraite est limitée à 30 participants.https://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/sejour-en-plein-air-a-cheakamus/#Description-0
October 2019
October 1 - 11 Valemount, BC. Non-Urban Occupational First Aid Level 3
This ten day course equips you with all the certifications required for medical emergencies in a Non-Urban setting. Upon successful completion of this course you will have the following certifications: Non-Urban Occupational First Aid Level 3 (NUOFA 3) Non-Urban Emergency Care 3 (NUEC 3) Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA L-3) Non-Urban Cardiac Arrest Management (NUCAM) CPR Level 'HCP' All taking place in Valemount, BC, which lends itself to ideal terrain environments for both the theory and practical components. No prior certifications or experience required. Come to Valemount and experience awesome recreational activities whilst obtaining these amazing certifications for the advancement of your career. Contact admin@valemountcollege.ca
October 16 - 18 Vancouver, BC. 3-Day (15hrs) Advanced Training Workshop in the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model with Dr Ross Greene
The aim of this 3-Day (15hrs) Advanced Training is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes and key assessment and treatment facets of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model. You will receive in-depth training and review of the model through direct lecture-style teaching by Dr Ross Greene including interactive participation, case studies, video examples and question and answer opportunities. One of the highlights will be a "live" demo between Dr Greene and a family incorporating an example of Plan B with the child. By the end of this course you will be able to use the CPS model as a parent, educator, clinician or other professional raising or working with children and youth. Your continued use and practice of the CPS model will change lives, yours included, because "kids will do well if they can" and you will be helping them achieve this goal! This advanced training is also a prerequisite to Certification so you will be able to teach and train others. Contact contact@4children.ca This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
October 24 - 25 Richmond, BC. BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA) conference
Realizing Resilience: informed by trauma, influenced by care. Featuring Dr. Linda O'Neill as keynote speaker, and multiple workshops about the effects of trauma in society. Open to all. Contact barbarazang@gmail.com
October 25 Surrey, BC. BizTech 2019 British Columbia Business Educators Association (BCBEA)
Teaching Intermediate, or High school business courses (K 5-12), or Career Life 10 and 12 courses? Love resources, and curricular support? Than BizTech 2019 will be the place for you to get some classroom ready resources, PRIZES, and network connections! Conference fees (with lunch and prizes), begin at $50 for student teachers (include BCBEA membership fee), and $149 for BCTF (include BCBEA membership). Keynote, unique sessions geared to Grade 5-12 teachers (Careers animation, marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, Office, etc.), 5 Minute Slams (lesson sharing), networking, and prizes, will make this conference a PSA day favourite. Contact martinrunge@sd28.bc.ca. Website www.bcbea.ca
October 25 Chilliwack, BC. Teachers' of Home Economics Specialist Association Conference (THESA)
Come to scenic Chilliwack and explore Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley. Enjoy workshops, exhibits, time for reconnecting and networking, and more. Check out our website at https://www.thesaconference.ca/ for more information. Registration opens September 1, 2019.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. Sharing Lands and Reconciling Narratives BC Social Studies Teachers' Association (BCSSTA)
The BCSSTA is proud to announce Ryan McMahon as our keynote speaker this year. McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker, and community activator from Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3 Territory. He provides audiences with an in-depth, challenging analysis of the indigenous experience and the reconciliation movement. Ryan inspires audiences to play their part in building a more equitable country. Workshops, Exhibitors, and our famous lunch will all be included. More information at https://bcssta.wordpress.com/10-2/
October 25 Coquitlam, BC. Strengthening the "Core"-Critical and Creative Thinking Specialist Association of Gifted Educators (SAGEBC)
Join Lisa Van Gemert, the Gifted Guru, and SAGEBC to bring the Core Competency of Thinking Skills to life in your classroom. Participants will learn different ways to help students to think more deeply and analytically to increase student engagement. Take home a treasure trove of practical strategies to further infuse differentiation, critical thinking skills, and creativity into the classroom. Email psac63@bctf.ca
October 25 Abbotsford, BC. Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers Association (myPITA) fall conference
The annual myPITA conference provides a broad range of professional development opportunities for grade 4-9 educators. With over 60 workshops in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math, Social and Emotional Development, Art, Physical Education, Social Justice, and more there's something for everyone. Gary Anaka’s ever-popular sessions on brain-based learning and myPITA's own Diana Cruchley are back, along with other seasoned myPITA presenters and many new faces as well. See you there! More information www.pita.ca contact president@pita.ca
October 25 - 26 Victoria, BC. "New and old traditions in local cuisine on the Westshore" British Columbia Culinary Arts Specialist Association (BCCASA)
Join us for a culinary filled two days as we explore and learn about a wide variety of local food and fermentation’s on offer in Victoria, and nearby communities. Sessions will include local First Nations traditional foods, highlights of the Capital Region's sustainable food system, and a spectra of fermented and roasted brews. Come prepared to get your hands dirty on a local farm, spend time in the great outdoors connecting with indigenous food ways, and sipping on some of the finest Island brews around! Contact Lpilling@deltasd.bc.ca Website www.bccasa.ca
October 25 Fort Langley, BC. Moving Forward Together Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)
Keynote Speakers: Carey Newman, creator of the Witness Blank, and Charlene Bearhead, Educational Lead for Moose Hide Campaign. Engage your mind and heart when you join us for our popular annual conference in Fort Langley. Discover effective ways to embed authentic Aboriginal Education in your K to 12 classrooms. Learn how to take action towards reconciliation, and engage your class/school in social justice initiatives such as Jordan's Principle, Orange Shirt Day, Have a Heart Day, Moose Hide Campaign, Red Dress Project, and Justice for Indigenous Women (J4IW). Many workshops include hands-on activities and take-aways. Contact Engage your mind and heart when you join us for our popular annual conference in Fort Langley. Discover effective ways to embed authentic Aboriginal Education in your K to 12 classrooms. Learn how to take action towards reconciliation and engage your class/school in social justice initiatives such as Jordan’s Principle, Orange Shirt Day, Have a Heart Day, Moose Hide Campaign, Red Dress Project, and Justice for Indigenous Women (J4IW). Many workshops include hands-on activities and take-aways. Contact jmoir70@gmail.com
October 25 Vancouver, BC. MOVE YOUR BODY! Dance conference 2019 BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)
Workshops for ALL teachers and ALL levels! Contemporary Indigenous/Olivia Davies, Martha Graham Technique/Desirée Dunbar, Contemporary and Jazz/Christie Lee Manning, Tap/Troy McLaughlin, Musical Theatre/Jennifer Bishop, Movement and Literature/Cheryl Kay, Hip Hop/TwoFourSeven Company, and more! MOVE YOUR BODY! is a great conference to learn new movement and connect with teachers who incorporate movement into their classrooms. Additional information at www.bcdea.ca or email psac73@bctf.ca.
October 25 Surrey, BC. Achievement and ELL Learners BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BCTESOL)
Keynote speaker Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) is the author of Boosting Achievement: Reaching Students with Interrupted or Minimal Education. She will also be hosting a smaller, in-depth session on her keynote topic. Conference attendees will be able to select from a wide range of workshops on English Language Learning (ELL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), and ESL/EAL topics. Participates may receive resources, instructional strategies, and techniques for enhancing their practice. Workshops will be lead by educators, innovators, and academics from across the province. Lunch is included with the registration. Target Audience K-12 ELL Teachers and homeroom/subject teachers. Contact Ebrahim Bawa Ebrahim.Bawa@abbyschools.ca Website http://bctesol.ca/
October 25 New Westminster, BC. 2019 Physical and Health Education Conference British Columbia Physical Health and Education (PHEBC)
PHEBC and Douglas College have partnered together for the past 15 years to provide a fabulous conference. This conference will provide a wide variety of sessions that will engage both the general, and specialist teacher. Sessions will include Physical Education (active, assessment, and coaching), and Health (physical, mental, and sexual) sessions. Come be active, engaged, and connect with like-minded educators. PHEBC will be hosting their AGM during lunch, and are looking for volunteers to become regional contacts and take on different roles within the PSA. If you are interested in presenting, please send an email to psa54@bctf.bctf.ca lmanzini@sd48.bc.ca with a title and curriculum area (eg mental health), your name, and a brief workshop description.
October 25 Saanich, BC. Celebrating Languages Conference 2019 BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)
BCATML's 2019 Celebrating Languages Conference will be held at Vancouver Island's Claremont Secondary School. The conference will be special as it coincides with Diwali weekend. We are proud to announce the award-winning Gurpreet Bains as this year's conference keynote! She is the Modern Languages Department Head and Punjabi teacher at L.A. Matheson Secondary School in Surrey. Gurpreet embodies her beliefs in empowering students, engaging community, and thinking critically around culture, all through Punjabi language instruction. Conference co-chairs Kindra Harte, and Stacey Sveistrup look forward to welcoming all second language teachers, both elementary and secondary at this year's conference! Full conference details are found online at https://www.bcatml.org/conference-info.html
October 25 Nanaimo, BC. Primary Leadership Conference British Columbia Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)
"Inspiring Teachers" "Teaching For Heart and Mind: Cultivating Emotion in an Ocean of Thinking" with Adrienne Gear as Keynote Speaker. This Inspirational Professional Development Day will include widely acclaimed presenters and classroom teachers who will focus on integration across the curriculum related to the redesigned curriculum and the goals of the BC Primary Program. BCPTA conference registrar Margaret Cavin margaretcavin@hotmail.com Contact: 250-624-3783 (evenings and weekends). Website http://www.bcpta.ca/wordpress/
October 25 - 26 Vancouver, BC. Classrooms to Communities: Connecting People, Place, and Planet Environmental Educators' Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA)
Place-Based Learning is a core foundation of our curriculum in BC, teachers and students across the province are excited to be inquiring about issues and priorities that matter most to our communities with a more 'local lens'. By helping educators to connect classroom and community through a focus on people, place, and planet, this professional development event hopes to inspire more promising practices and transformative learning in our schools and communities. The conference will consist of a variety of place-based workshops, experiences, gatherings, community-based excursions, and opportunities for collaboration and dialogue. Contact psac66@bctf.ca Website https://c2c-bc.org/conference/
October 25 Vancouver, BC. Making Connections-Supporting Students Learning Assistance Teachers' Associtation (LATA)
Our Keynote speaker will be Katie Keier, renowned co-author of "Catching Readers Before They Fall". Confirmed workshops include: Indigenous responses to challenging behaviors, Indigenous responses to learning challenges, Play is the Way, understanding ADHD, assistive technology apps, alternative and augmented communication devices, co-teaching, and many more. Our facilitators include: Paul Pantaleo, Dr. Candice Murray, Dr. Marnie Ginsberg, Sarah Cohen, Julianne Harvey, and Dr. Sarah Wright-Cardinal. Lunch will be provided. There will be something for everybody. See you in October! Contact psac53@bctf.ca Website http://www.latabc.com
October 25 Surrey, BC. Math for All British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT)
BCAMT is welcoming educators of all grade levels to experience what BCAMT does best: supporting the diversity in learning, instruction, and assessment. This year, we are also featuring an additional Reggio-inspired Mathematics mini-conference facilitated by Janice Novakowski. The conference begins with powerful Ignite presentations from local educators. Speakers from all over BC will then share their expertise on the fundamental shifts in our curriculum, the initiatives in mathematics learning, and the world-wide focus on equity in the classroom. Join us in learning and sharing mathematical experiences that value and reflect the diversity of British Columbians. More information contact(s) Deanna Brajcich dbrajcich@gmail.com and Susan Robinson srobinson@sd64.bc.ca Conference website www.bcamt.ca/fall2019
October 25 Coquitlam, BC. CUEBC 2019 Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)
Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC) are proud to present British Columbia's longest-running educational technology professional development experience. For over 35 years, CUEBC has offered opportunities for all K-12 teachers to explore the changing world of technology with their classrooms. Teachers from all subject areas, and all levels of technological experience, have been coming back to CUEBC year after year for high-quality professional development that supports technologically mediated creativity and classroom innovation. In 2019 we are focusing on the role of technology in the delivery of British Columbia's revised curriculum. How can technology benefit your practice, improve learning outcomes for your students, and increase your ability to communicate student learning? Workshops include Office 365, Google Apps, Microbits, Spheros, Online Apps, AR/VR and many more! Contact registrar@cuebc.ca Website cuebc.ca
December 2019
December 2 - 4 Vancouver, BC . The Vancouver Educators Conference: Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges & Student Mental Health
A professional continuing education event pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Presented by Gabor Maté, M.D. and Martha S. Burns, Ph.D. and Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. and Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP and Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP and Kathy Morris, M.Ed. and Cara Daily, Ph.D. and Jay Berk,Ph.D. http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
January 2020
January 13 - May 3, Touring opera for young audiences that travels and performs at the school. The Flight of the Hummingbird
Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria have collaborated to co-commission and co-produce a new opera for young audiences with music by Maxime Goulet and libretto by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Haida) and Barry Gilson. The Flight of the Hummingbird stage director is Glynis Leyshon with musical direction by Kinza Tyrrell. In this enchanting opera, the animals of the forest are inspired to come together by Dukdukdiya, the Hummingbird, to save their beautiful home from a raging fire. The Flight of the Hummingbird is based of an Indigenous parable from the Quechuan people of South America. The story of the brave Hummingbird traveled through pre-contact trade routes to become well known within Haida culture. This opera is influenced by the graphic novel written by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and will include elements of his dramatic Haida-manga illustrations. Contact cdugan@vancouveropera.ca The opera is 45-minutes in length and features four singers and a small ensemble. The production is suitable for students in Kindergarten though Grade 9. This production is accompanied by a study guide aligned with the First Peoples Principles of Learning and the B.C. curriculum. The study guide was created by an advisory council of Indigenous artists, educations and knowledge keepers. Touring British Columbia January to April 2020. School and community bookings available: $800 +GST per performance. Visit the website for more info: www.vancouveropera.ca/learn/the-flight-of-the-hummingbird/
February 2020
February 13 - 14 Vancouver, BC. BC Alternative Education Association (BCAEA) Challenge and Change 2020
The 33rd annual conference is of interest to alternate education teachers, education assistants, counsellors, and administrators working with at-risk youth. Featuring more than 30 different sessions focused on helping at-risk youth, and presented in varying styles and topics, including technology, film-making, art, outdoor education, and mental health. Keynote: Ivan E. Coyote. More details on the website www.bcaea.com or contact DJ Pauls, Conference Coordinator conference@bcaea.com
February 20 - 21 Richmond, BC. Crosscurrents 2020 Teachers of Inclusive Education British Columbia (TIEBC)
Keynote speaker Zach Anner, is an award-winning comedian, show host, and public speaker. In 2011, he won his own travel show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, Rollin' With Zach. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, Zach entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. By his thirtieth birthday, he had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. With a mixture of hilarity and heart, hear Zach share his miraculous story. Crosscurrents hosts speakers on range of topics related to inclusive education. Contact tiebcpresident@gmail.com Website www.tiebc.com http://www.tiebcbrochure.com/
April 2020
April 19 - 21 Burnaby, BC. 2020 Digital Learning Symposium BC Educators for Distributed Learning (BCEDL)
Innovation learning models supporting new curriculum in digital learning environments. Reserve at last years early group rate $375/person, email info@CANeLearn.net to reserve five or more fully refundable (expires July 15). Over 300 educators, technology coordinators, curriculum developers , nd administrators, K-12 and post secondary attended last years three day Symposium. Contact dcomrie3@gmail.com Website https://canelearn.net/symposium20/