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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PD Events List

Displaying all events from today forward.

November 2018
November 19 4:00-5:00 PM, École Mission Central, 7466 Welton St, Mission, BC. SFU Séance d'information : Exploration et innovation en classe de français, Mission/Chilliwack (GDE)
Les diplômes d'études supérieures en éducation (DES) sont développés en collaboration avec les districts scolaires de la C.-B. pour les enseignants dont l'objectif principal est la pratique en milieu scolaire. Pour : enseignants en immersion française et en français de base ; enseignants du conseil scolaire francophone. 2 districts scolaires : districts scolaires de Mission (75) et de Chilliwack (33), C.-B. Langue denseignement : français Début du programme : été 2019 (mai) Fin du programme : printemps 2021 (avr) Demande dadmission : 1 novembre 2018 Date limite : 22 mar 2019 Programme : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french2-fr.html Séance d'information RSVP : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
November 20 6:00-7:00 p.m. (PST), Room 5240, Galleria 5, SFU Surrey Campus, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey. SFU Master of Education (MEd) Information Session
Two-year, non-thesis MEd cohort programs are designed for teachers, educators, and professionals both in and outside the field of education and offer specialized study themes focused on curriculum and Instruction or educational leadership. Not sure which MEd program is right for you? SFU Graduate Studies in Education is hosting a combined Master of Education Information Session where you can learn about all the upcoming MEd programs. " Curriculum & Instruction: Contemplative Inquiry and Approaches in Education MEd " Curriculum & Instruction: Contexts of Diversity in French (Online) MEd " Curriculum & Instruction: Eco Education MEd " Curriculum & Instruction: Imaginative Teaching and Learning in the BC Curriculum MEd " Curriculum & Instruction: Post-Secondary (VCC) MEd " Ed Leadership: Imaginative K-12 Leadership MEd " Ed Leadership: Post-Secondary and Student Affairs MEd Programs Start: Summer 2019 (May), Fall 2019 (September), Spring 2020 (January) Visit SFU Graduate Studies in Education website for program information and application deadlines: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/cgp-rsvp.html
November 21 - 22 Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites Vancouver, BC. Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Well-Being for Indigenous and Non-Native Children and Youth
Today's schools are increasingly multicultural and multilingual with students from diverse social and economic backgrounds. Educators and community agencies serve students with different motivation for engaging in learning, behaving positively, and performing academically. Social and emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for safe and positive learning, and enhances students' ability to succeed in school, careers, and life. Research shows that SEL not only improves achievement by an average of 11 percentile points, but it also increases prosocial behaviors (such as kindness, sharing, and empathy), improves student attitudes toward school, and reduces depression and stress among students. Effective social and emotional learning programming involves coordinated classroom, schoolwide, family, and community practices that help students develop the following skills: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making. This two-day workshop offers participants an engaging and interactive approach to incorporating social-emotional learning and mental well-being into the lives of children and youth as well as into their own lives as adults and educators. Contact: Bill Zarchikoff Ph: (604) 970-3419 Email: wzarchikoff@gmail.com Website: www.aboriginaltrainingandconsultingservices.com
November 22 3:30-4:30 p.m. (PST), Online Webinar. SFU Séance d'information : Curriculum & Instruction, L'éducation en français en contextes de diversité MEd (en ligne)
Le programme de maîtrise en éducation, offert en français, est axé sur la thématique de la diversité et de linclusion dans les contextes déducation en situations minoritaires. Il propose dexaminer la recherche académique et professionnelle dans le domaine afin de favoriser la compréhension des situations de diversités, de développer les compétences interculturelles des étudiants et étudiantes et de suggérer des pistes dintervention adaptées. Il sagit dun programme de type cohorte dune durée de deux ans développé autour dune communauté dapprentissage favorisant les échanges entre étudiants et professeurs. Cette maîtrise sadresse aux éducateurs et éducatrices, intervenants et intervenantes communautaires, enseignants et enseignantes, administrateurs et administratrices scolaires qui désirent adapter leur pratique à une clientèle diverse, multiculturelle et plurilingue. Début : Automne 2019 (sept.) Lieu : en ligne Début des admissions: 15 septembre 2018 Fin des admissions : 15 mars 2019 Programme : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/fr-enligne-fr.html Séance d'information RSVP : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/fr-rsvp.html
November 22 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (PST), online webinar. SFU Langues, cultures et littératies PhD (en français) Séance d'information
Ce programme vous permettra dexplorer les fondements théoriques et empiriques des études en contexte de contact et daltérité des langues et des cultures. Par létude approfondie de thèmes contemporains tels que les littératies autochtones, nouvelles et numériques, la multimodalité, les plurilinguismes, la mondialisation et linternationalisation de léducation, vous développerez un regard critique sur le rôle de la littératie et de lenseignement des langues comme vecteurs de changement social. " Début : Automne 2019 (sept.) " Début des admissions : 15 septembr " Fin des admissions : 31 janvie " Programme : https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/doctoral/lcl-fr.html Séance d'information RSVP : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/fr2-rsvp.html
November 23 U'Mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay, BC. Kwak'wala with Elders
Are you interested in learning Kwak'wala? U'Mista Cultural Centre is hosting a Kwak'wala language class with fluent, local elders. Feel free to come to U'Mista for a day of learning our language! Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Class available to locals and visitors of all ages! Contact U'Mista at 250-974-5403 to register for your spot.
November 23 Port Hardy Secondary School. VINTA District Professional Development Day #1
Morning and afternoon workshops happening. For more information, contact Amanda at admin@vinta-bctf.com
November 24 - 25 Burnaby, BC. Exploring Humanitarian Law Free 2-Day Educator Training
Learn to implement practical activities dealing with global conflict such as refugees, child soldiers, gender-based violence and attacks on civilians, hospitals and schools using an easy-to-use, adaptable toolkit aimed at students 13 to 18 years of age. This training will be of interest to teachers of: Social Studies, Asian Studies, 20th Century History, Social Justice, Genocide Studies, and Law. Includes instruction from the National Senior Legal Advisor of the Canadian Red Cross, a representative of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, and teachers currently using the EHL curriculum in their classrooms. Participants will receive an EHL toolkit, a Canada & Conflict toolkit, curriculum maps and a certificate upon completion. To learn more: http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/international-humanitarian-law/tools-for-teachers Register: http://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/international-humanitarian-law/conferences--trainings-and-events/nov-24th-to-nov-25th-2018-ed For more information contact: joanne.abshire@redcross.ca
November 29 - 30 Vancouver, BC. Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth
This workshop will help caregivers learn how best to respond to and support LGBTQ youth. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/gender-and-sexual-diversity-in-youth-vancouver11-29/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
November 30 Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby, BC, room 104. Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice: Using the Creative Process in the Classroom or Playroom
Develop new strategies to help children affected by trauma reach their full potential. As a family support professional or school staff member, you can have a profound impact on a child's ability to cope, build resilience, and achieve optimal development. In this workshop you'll gain a strong foundation of knowledge by learning more about early brain development and how trauma impacts the brain. You'll also gain hands-on knowledge and experience with interactive case studies and activities designed to help you learn how to: Identify some common trauma triggers Create a culture of welcome for all children Identify ways to implement the creative process effectively Develop more creative strategies to respond to children presenting trauma Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Lunch is on your own. A certificate will issued upon completion. https://shop.bccf.ca/catalogue/inclusive-trauma-informed-practice-3_864/
December 2018
December 4 Vancouver, BC. Addictions and Mental Illness - Working with Co-Occurring Disorders
This workshop explores the impact of both addiction and mental illness and how to integrate strategies in a way that supports health and change. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/addictions-and-mental-illness-vancouver12-4/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
December 5 Vancouver, BC. Harm Reduction - A Framework for Change, Choice and Control
This workshop explores the principles of harm reduction, how it works, and for whom it may apply. Participants will learn practical strategies for working with individuals, families, and communities within a harm reduction framework.For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/harm-reduction-vancouver12-5/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
December 6 Victoria, BC. Addictions and Mental Illness - Working with Co-Occurring Disorders
This workshop explores the impact of both addiction and mental illness and how to integrate strategies in a way that supports health and change. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/addictions-and-mental-illness-victoria12-5/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
December 7 Victoria, BC. Harm Reduction - A Framework for Change, Choice and Control
This workshop explores the principles of harm reduction, how it works, and for whom it may apply. Participants will learn practical strategies for working with individuals, families, and communities within a harm reduction framework.For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/harm-reduction-victoria12-7/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
December 10 4:00-5:00 PM, Neighbourhood Learning Centre, room #1007, 46361 Yale Road, Chilliwack. SFU Séance d'information : Exploration et innovation en classe de français, Mission/Chilliwack (GDE)
Les diplômes d'études supérieures en éducation (DES) sont développés en collaboration avec les districts scolaires de la C.-B. pour les enseignants dont l'objectif principal est la pratique en milieu scolaire. Pour : enseignants en immersion française et en français de base ; enseignants du conseil scolaire francophone. 2 districts scolaires : districts scolaires de Mission (75) et de Chilliwack (33), C.-B. Langue denseignement : français Début du programme : été 2019 (mai) Fin du programme : printemps 2021 (avr) Demande dadmission : 1 novembre 2018 Date limite : 22 mar 2019 Programme : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french2-fr.html Séance d'information RSVP : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
December 11 Victoria, BC. Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-victoria12-11/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
December 13 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (PST), online webinar. SFU Langues, cultures et littératies PhD (en français) Séance d'information
Ce programme vous permettra dexplorer les fondements théoriques et empiriques des études en contexte de contact et daltérité des langues et des cultures. Par létude approfondie de thèmes contemporains tels que les littératies autochtones, nouvelles et numériques, la multimodalité, les plurilinguismes, la mondialisation et linternationalisation de léducation, vous développerez un regard critique sur le rôle de la littératie et de lenseignement des langues comme vecteurs de changement social. " Début : Automne 2019 (sept.) " Début des admissions : 15 septembr " Fin des admissions : 31 janvie " Programme : https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/doctoral/lcl-fr.html Séance d'information RSVP : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/fr2-rsvp.html
December 13 3:30-4:30 p.m. (PST), Online Webinar. SFU Séance d'information : Curriculum & Instruction, L'éducation en français en contextes de diversité MEd (en ligne)
Le programme de maîtrise en éducation, offert en français, est axé sur la thématique de la diversité et de linclusion dans les contextes déducation en situations minoritaires. Il propose dexaminer la recherche académique et professionnelle dans le domaine afin de favoriser la compréhension des situations de diversités, de développer les compétences interculturelles des étudiants et étudiantes et de suggérer des pistes dintervention adaptées. Il sagit dun programme de type cohorte dune durée de deux ans développé autour dune communauté dapprentissage favorisant les échanges entre étudiants et professeurs. Cette maîtrise sadresse aux éducateurs et éducatrices, intervenants et intervenantes communautaires, enseignants et enseignantes, administrateurs et administratrices scolaires qui désirent adapter leur pratique à une clientèle diverse, multiculturelle et plurilingue. Début : Automne 2019 (sept.) Lieu : en ligne Début des admissions: 15 septembre 2018 Fin des admissions : 15 mars 2019 Programme : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/fr-enligne-fr.html Séance d'information RSVP : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/fr-rsvp.html
December 13 Vancouver, BC. Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-vancouver12-13/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
December 14 Kelowna, BC. Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-kelowna12-14/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
January 2019
January 25 Vancouver, BC. Social Emotional Learning for Teachers
Join Grow Your Roots Training as we educate and empower Teachers to build mind-body awareness and provide valuable tools to deal with common behavioural issues in the classroom, as well as strategies to reduce stress and fatigue in Teachers. Along with giveaways, attendees gain e-mail access to the Founders for one week post workshop for questions. Instructor: Cally Bailey, BBA, CHC, MBSR & Alex Miller, CPT Email to Register: hello@growyourroots.ca
February 2019
February 14 - 15 Vancouver, BC. BCAEA Challenge and Change 2019
The BC Alternate Education Association's 32nd annual Challenge and Change Conference features speakers on a wide variety of topics of interest to teachers, administrators, youth care workers, and others engaged with at-risk youth in an alternate education setting. Visit our website bcaea.com for further details.
February 15 UBC Vancouver. Engineering for Your Classroom
Teachers are experts at connecting lessons to everyday life, and bringing their classrooms into the world. Engineering is about applying science to everyday life, connecting theories and practice. Join UBC Geering Up Engineering and Science for Kids to test out three engineering activities that you can use in your grade 4 - 7 classrooms to help create the connection between science and society. Emphasis will be given to activities that relate to the ADST curriculum, including computational thinking and digital skills activities. Leave with ideas, inspiration, and free supply kits. Find out more details and sign up here: https://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/teacher-pro-d-day-engineering-for-your-classroom/
February 15 Vancouver, BC. Social Emotional Learning for Teachers
Join Grow Your Roots Training as we educate and empower Teachers to build mind-body awareness and provide valuable tools to deal with common behavioural issues in the classroom, as well as strategies to reduce stress and fatigue in Teachers. Along with giveaways, attendees gain e-mail access to the Founders for one week post workshop for questions. Instructor: Cally Bailey, BBA, CHC, MBSR & Alex Miller, CPT Email to Register: hello@growyourroots.ca
February 21 - 22 Richmond, BC. Crosscurrents 2019
Teachers of Inclusive Education of BC are holding Crosscurrents 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel. Keynote speaker Dr. Ross Greene will speak on the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. Dr. Greene will describe the key themes of the CPS model, the dramatic shifts that are involved in transforming discipline in schools (and everywhere else), and some of the ingredients involved in doing so. We have several other speakers on inclusive education relevant for K-12 teachers, administrators, and others working with children and youth in schools. For more information vist our website at tiebc.com.
February 22 Vancouver, BC. School Garden Ecology Workshop
This workshop is designed for teachers who are enthusiastic about cultivating a healthy and ecologically-friendly learning garden. Explore how to grow a school garden in concert with nature. Learn how to attract insects and birds to help pollinate crops and eat pesky pests. Discover why you should rotate a diversity of plants that are well suited to the west coast and the school year. Investigate how to inexpensively build healthy soil. See how a school food garden can be a living demonstration of animal and plant life cycles, sustainable practices, and the value of diversity and relationships. Instruction will include hands-on activities, group work, and exploration of the Garden. This workshop is appropriate for K-12 teachers. Register here: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/vanduseneducation/shop/activities/1851045
February 22 SFU Burnaby. Engineering for Your Classroom
Teachers are experts at connecting lessons to everyday life, and bringing their classrooms into the world. Engineering is about applying science to everyday life, connecting theories and practice. Join us to test out three engineering activities that you can use in your grade 4 - 7 classrooms to help create the connection between science and society. Emphasis will be given to activities that relate to the ADST curriculum, including computational thinking and digital skills activities. Leave with ideas, inspiration, and free supply kits. This event is co-hosted by Science Alive (SFU) and Geering Up (UBC). Find our more details and sign up here: https://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/teacher-pro-d-day-engineering-for-your-classroom/
March 2019
March 27 Kelowna, BC. Dr Stuart Shanker's "Stress Management vs Breaking a Stress Cycle"
Dr Shanker's session include explorations and practical applications of: 1) The impact of an excessive stress load on a child's energy, mood, behaviour and learning 2) The Triune Brain: Limbic versus learning states and the limbic brake 3) The five domains of Self-Reg: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and pro-social 4) The difference between self-regulations and self-control, and the difference between stress behaviour and mis-behaviour. Online registration 4children.ca contact@4children.ca 604-414-8888
April 2019
April 7 - 9 Burnaby, BC. 2019 Digital Learning Symposium
Join us for the annual Digital Learning Symposium brought to you by the BC Partners in Online Learning, BlendEd BC, EDL, and the Canadian eLearning Network. The focus of the symposium is innovative learning models reflecting new curriculum in online learning environments. Pre-registration for groups/members available. Reserve at last years $325 before July 15! http://canelearn.net/symposium19
April 16 - 18 Vancouver, BC. Restorative Justice Facilitator Training
This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will practice and gain confidence in facilitating a model of dialogue that is participant driven, culturally sensitive and empowering for all involved. For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/restorative-justice-facilitator-training-vancouver4-16/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
April 29 Vancouver, BC. Social Emotional Learning for Teachers
Description: Join Grow Your Roots Training as we educate and empower Teachers to build mind-body awareness and provide valuable tools to deal with common behavioural issues in the classroom, as well as strategies to reduce stress and fatigue in Teachers. Along with giveaways, attendees gain e-mail access to the Founders for one week post workshop for questions. Instructor: Cally Bailey, BBA, CHC, MBSR & Alex Miller, CPT Email to Register: hello@growyourroots.ca
May 2019
May 14 - 16 Vancouver, BC. Train-the-Trainer Certification Workshop for De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
Due to the high demand for this workshop and its relevance to many workplaces, CTRI offers a train-the-trainer program for our De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations" workshop. Training an internal trainer to deliver this workshop enhances organization know-how. It also saves costs at the same time.For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/train-the-trainer-certification-vancouver5-14/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205
May 17 Vancouver, BC. Social Emotional Learning for Teachers
Join Grow Your Roots Training as we educate and empower Teachers to build mind-body awareness and provide valuable tools to deal with common behavioural issues in the classroom, as well as strategies to reduce stress and fatigue in Teachers. Along with giveaways, attendees gain e-mail access to the Founders for one week post workshop for questions. Instructor: Cally Bailey, BBA, CHC, MBSR & Alex Miller, CPT Email to Register: hello@growyourroots.ca