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.

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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November 2019
November 22 - 24 Waterloo, Ontario. Schrödinger's Class Quantum Workhsop
Join us for three days at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) for the fifth Schrödinger's Class teachers' workshop on quantum mechanics. You will have the opportunity to attend lectures and engage in hands-on activities focused on the integration of quantum technology into the current teaching curriculum. We will discuss quantum information science and technology to give you a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics. You will discover how harnessing remarkable quantum phenomena is not only transforming the way we compute and communicate today, but how it will change the technological landscape of tomorrow. Application Deadline: October 4th 2019. The workshop is open to any Canadian science and technology teacher, with a focus on physics and chemistry. There is no registration fee, and costs of transportation, accommodation, and meals are covered. More details can be found at: www.uwaterloo.ca/iqc/programs/schrodingers-class
November 25 Kamloops, BC. De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations in Kamloops
This workshop will help participants assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Anger Cycle and Escalation " Warning Signs of Potential for Violence " The Aggression Defusing Process " Approaching, Containment, and Problem-Solving Strategies " When and How to Disengage For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/de-escalating-potentially-violent-situations-kamloops-nov-25-2019/ 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.
November 29 SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC. POPARD’s Introduction to Behavior and Mental Health
Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver. Often families are confused as to when their children with autism are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, both very common in children with autism. In addition it can be difficult to manage behaviors whether they stem from ASD or other learning, behavioral or mental health concerns. In this presentation, Veena Birring Hayer, POPARD’s Family-School Liaison and Dr. Georgina Robinson, Principal of POPARD, will review the most common mental health concerns experienced by children and adolescents with ASD. The focus will be on helping parents identify when to seek support. In addition, practical strategies for the home environment will be provided, along with an overview of how and where to access mental health services through health and community agencies, including the Ministry of Children and Family Development which has Children and Youth with Mental Health offices across B.C. The session will further explore challenging behavior at home and school. This will include discussion to help understand the reasons behind behavior and the proactive versus reactive approach. Effective strategies will be reviewed, and supportive resources will be provided. sporter@actcommunity.ca
November 30 Vancouver, BC. Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth in Vancouver
This workshop provides a general overview of the common mental illnesses for children and youth, including the signs and symptoms, themes for treatment, and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Controversies and Debates " Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder " ADHD, OCD, and PTSD " ODD and Conduct Disorder " Tips and Resources for Supporting For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/mental-health-concerns-in-children-and-youth-vancouver-nov-30-2019/ 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.
December 2019
December 2 - 4 Vancouver, BC . The Vancouver Educators Conference: Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges and 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.
December 2 Victoria, BC. Victoria Assertive Communication
This workshop provides insights for improving communication skills for expressing feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways. Some of the Topics Reviewed " How to Sa No Assertively " Strategies for Giving Directions " Skills for Making Requests " Giving Corrective Feedback " Dealing with Difficult Responses For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/assertive-communication-victoria12-2/ Email: info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 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.
December 2 Kamloops, BC. Kamloops Assertive Communication
This workshop provides insights for improving communication skills for expressing feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways. Some of the Topics Reviewed "How to Say No Assertivley " Strategies for Giving Directions " Skills for Making Requests " Giving Corrective Feedback " Dealing with Difficult Responses For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/assertive-communication-kamloops12-2/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 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.
December 3 Vancouver, BC. Vancouver Assertive Communication
This workshop provides insights for improving communication skills for expressing feelings in transparent, open, and direct ways. Some of the Topics Reviewed " How to Say No Assertively " Strategies for Giving Directions " Skills for Making Requests " Giving Corrective Feedback " Dealing with Difficult Responses For more information, please visit https://ca.achievecentre.com/workshops/assertive-communication-vancouver12-3/ Email info@achievecentre.com Toll Free: 877-270-9776 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.
December 4 - 5 Victoria, BC. Brief-Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks Victoria
This workshop explores strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Some of the Topics Reviewed " History of Counselling Frameworks " The Value and Purpose of Theory " The Assessment Process " Helping Clients Understand the Process " Considerations Around Single Session Counselling For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/brief-focused-counselling-skills-strategies-from-leading-frameworks-victoria-dec-4-2019/ 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.
December 5 - 6 Vancouver, BC. Brief Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks Vancouver
This workshop explores strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Some of the Topics Reviewed " History of Counselling Frameworks " The Value and Purpose of Theory " The Assessment Process " Helping Clients Understand the Process " Considerations Around Single Session Counselling For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/brief-focused-counselling-skills-strategies-from-leading-frameworks-vancouver-dec-5-2019/ 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.
December 9 - 10 Kelowna, BC. Brief Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks Kelowna
This workshop explores strategies and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Some of the Topics Reviewed " History of Counselling Frameworks " The Value and Purpose of Theory " The Assessment Process " Helping Clients Understand the Process " Considerations Around Single Session Counselling For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/brief-focused-counselling-skills-strategies-from-leading-frameworks-kelowna-dec-9-2019/ 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.
December 17 Vancouver, BC. Vicarious Trauma Strategies for Resilience Vancouver
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm " External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience " Practicing Vicarious Resilience For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-strategies-for-resilience-vancouver-dec-17-2019/ 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.
December 18 Victoria, BC. Vicarious Trauma Strategies for Resilience Victoria
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm " External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work " Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience " Practicing Vicarious Resilience For more information, please visit our website https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/vicarious-trauma-strategies-for-resilience-victoria-dec-18-2019/ 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.
January 2020
January 25 Richmond, BC. 2020 New Teachers Conference Wellness, safety and balance in life and on the job
2020 New Teachers Conference (NTC) pre-conference welcoming reception on Friday, January 25, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the SHERATON Marriott 7551 Westminster Hwy. Contact Lucie Ferrari lferrari@bctf.ca
January 30 - February 1, Vancouver, BC. Early Years Conference 2020
The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Join us as we explore the complex factors impacting childrens development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families. This year's theme Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children. During the Early Years 2020 Conference, participants can expect to: Explore collaborative approaches; consider the significance of relationships in the context of children, families and the communities they are part of; Review the latest evidence-based research and practice related to child development, early childhood intervention, and family support; Be inspired to Listen Together, Learn Together and Act Together in all aspects of service and support of children, their families and their communities. More information here: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/earlyyears2020/
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 14 Mt Seymour Resorts, North Vancouver, BC. Teacher Days (For K-12 Educators)
Spend your professional development day in February learning about school programs and enjoying time outdoors. Let us take you on a morning guided snowshoe or ski, then spend time on your own or with a colleague in the afternoon. Lift ticket or trail ticket and rental equipment are free of charge. To register email cgwilt@mtseymour.ca.
February 14 Victoria BC. Tapestry (Tri-Local Conference)
https://tapestry.ourconference.ca/index.php Greater Victoria Teachers' Association 2020 Tapestry Conference a tri-district event brought to you by Sooke, Saanich, and Greater Victoria Teachers' Associations
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/
February 28 Mt Seymour Resorts, North Vancouver, BC. Teacher Day (For K-12 Educators)
Spend your professional development day in February learning about school programs and enjoying time outdoors. Let us take you on a morning guided snowshoe or ski, then spend time on your own or with a colleague in the afternoon. Lift ticket or trail ticket and rental equipment are free of charge. To register email cgwilt@mtseymour.ca.
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 year's 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, administrators, K-12 and post-secondary attended last year's three-day Symposium. Contact dcomrie3@gmail.com Website https://canelearn.net/symposium20/
April 22 - 25 Vancouver, BC. The 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD: Review, Respond and Relate Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World
Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the need to know across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. This interactive 2020 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will welcome a diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD. The Call for Abstracts is now open, deadline: September 13, 2019: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/call-for-abstracts/ For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/, and follow us on Twitter: @IPCE_UBC. Email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca to get on an enquiry list for updates.
May 2020
May 23 Nelson BC. 2020 New Teachers Conference Wellness, safety and balance in life and on the job
2020 New Teachers Conference (NTC) pre-conference welcoming reception on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Center 701 Lakeside Drive. Contact Lucie Ferrari lferrari@bctf.ca