BCTF PD Calendar

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PD Events List

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April 2020
April 1 3:45 to 4:30 pm, Brookswood Secondary School, Library, 20902 37a Ave, Langley City, BC. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Inclusive Education, Langley
Join us for an information session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #35, Langley for K-12 educators interested in deepening their understanding of Inclusive Education (Special Education as articulated by the Ministry of Education) as a classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher or Integration Support Teacher, this program is regarded as a preferred qualification for support teaching roles within the Surrey School District. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-inclusive-education-langley-tickets-97215455043?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: School District #35, Langley Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Summer Institute: Aug 16-20, 2021 & Aug 15-19, 2022 Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep) Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 17, 2020 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive2.html
April 4 Vancouver, BC. Challenging Behaviours in Youth - Strategies for Intervention
For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive outcomes will be given, and a coaching model to bring out the best in youth who exhibit challenging behaviour will be provided. Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/challenging-behaviours-in-youth-strategies-for-intervention-vancouver-apr-4-2020/
April 8 3:30 - 4:15 PM - Online Webinar. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Inclusive Education, Langley
Join us for an information session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #35, Langley for K-12 educators interested in deepening their understanding of Inclusive Education (Special Education as articulated by the Ministry of Education) as a classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher or Integration Support Teacher, this program is regarded as a preferred qualification for support teaching roles within the Surrey School District. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-webinar-inclusive-education-langley-tickets-97222722781?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: School District #35, Langley Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Summer Institute: Aug 16-20, 2021 & Aug 15-19, 2022 Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep) Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 17, 2020 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive2.html
April 16 3:30 - 4:15 PM - Online Webinar . SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Innovations in Mathematics Education, Fraser Valley
Join us for a 45 minute information session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with Fraser Valley School District’s for elementary teachers interested in exploring innovations in mathematics education and examining multiple perspectives on the teaching and learning of mathematics. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-webinar-innovations-in-mathematics-education-fraser-valley-tickets-90237642217?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: Fraser Valley, BC Suited for: Elementary teachers Start Term: Fall 2020 (September) Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 17, 2020 Program Information: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/math.html
April 16 Vancouver, BC. Harm Reduction - A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control
Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviours. It works to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and offers strategies to increase and promote safety, choice, and control. Harm reduction moves away from traditional understandings of “addiction” as a disease, and responses that are based on assumed morality and abstinence, or fear and punishment. This workshop explores the principles of harm reduction, how it works, and to whom it may apply. Participants will learn practical strategies for working with individuals, families, and communities within a harm reduction framework. This training will also explore how these concepts can be used in policy, procedure, and practice. Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/harm-reduction-a-framework-for-change-choice-and-control-vancouver-apr-16-2020/
April 21 - 23 Vancouver, BC. Restorative Justice - Facilitating Dialogue
A restorative justice approach works to repair harm and strengthen communities where wrong has occurred. It seeks to meet the needs of those harmed, while also considering the causes of the wrongful behavior in order to promote accountability and growth for the one who caused harm. This highly experiential workshop utilizes a trauma-informed approach, and provides frameworks for identifying and responding to the needs of all those who were impacted by the wrong. Participants will be trained in the philosophy of restorative justice and will learn the foundational skills for facilitating encounters that lead to restorative outcomes. Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/restorative-justice-vancouver-apr-21-2020/
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.
April 23 - 24 Richmond, BC. 25 Proven and Effective Self-Regulation Strategies and Interventions with Children and Adolescents
Children and adolescents who struggle with self -regulation often look like those who just aren’t paying attention, have difficulty with emotional control, blurting out answers, have difficulty making transitions and/or purposely not controlling themselves. They may be unaware of the connections of their behaviour and the consequences of the behaviour. If you don’t have self-regulation, you may act out, get placed in timeout, sent to the principal’s office, then miss important learning time. A downward spiral occurs as the student gets more upset and continues to act out when given punitive consequences. Executive functioning changes radically over the first few years, continues to improve quickly throughout adolescent years and, finally, during early adulthood years, the frontal lobes and prefrontal lobes are activated and connected to other regions of the brain. Executive function skills can be trained. It’s just like going to the gym. The more one practices these strategies for metacognition and self-regulation, the neural connections will be strengthened. The beginnings of executive function and self-regulation skills appear in the neurotypical brain around 4 years of age. However, what happens when the prefrontal lobe and frontal cortex are compromised due to faulty brain wiring and sensory traffic jams, such as seen in autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disturbances, behaviour disorders, post-traumatic disorders, poverty, attachment disorders? This two-day seminar will address practical strategies that meet the needs of those children and adolescents who are impacted by these differences in their brain maturation. However, the participant will realize that these strategies apply to ALL students! The purpose is to provide practical tools for those clinicians, educators, therapists or parents who are directly involved in working with children and adolescents. This seminar is designed for those who are “working in the trenches.” Contact admin@jackhirose.com
April 29 3:15 to 4:15 pm, Langley School Board Office, Room 355, 4875 222 St, Langley City, BC. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Inclusive Education, Langley
Join us for an information session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #35, Langley for K-12 educators interested in deepening their understanding of Inclusive Education (Special Education as articulated by the Ministry of Education) as a classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher or Integration Support Teacher, this program is regarded as a preferred qualification for support teaching roles within the Surrey School District. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-inclusive-education-langley-tickets-97218538265?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: School District #35, Langley Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Summer Institute: Aug 16-20, 2021 & Aug 15-19, 2022 Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep) Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 17, 2020 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive2.html
April 30 - May 1, Richmond, BC. Treating Anxiety Disorders with Children and Adolescents
The increasing rate of stress and trauma to children, which includes divorce, family breakdown, violence in society, and the media, has produced a “shell shocked” generation suffering from anxiety in many cases. The challenge for educators and clinicians is to recognize anxiety in children and help them cope. Dr. Christine Dargon will teach you how and why anxiety develops in children and adolescents. She will present practical treatment strategies that can be applied immediately. The seven key anxiety disorders along with case examples to be addressed include: Separation Anxiety Disorder Overanxious Disorder Social Anxiety Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Panic Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Phobias Other co-occurring disorders (e.g. behaviour problems, medical conditions, depression, ADHD, learning disabilities, selective mutism) will also be discussed. Emphasis will be on creative interventions involving insight- oriented, cognitive-behavioural, biological, mindfulness, expressive arts and family systems approaches. Contact admin@jackhirose.com
May 2020
May 1 Surrey Provincial Court. Truth & Reconciliation: Indigenous Content
Spend the day at the Surrey Provincial Courthouse with a focus on understanding the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian legal system. The Justice Education Society has developed this workshop to help teachers understand truth and reconciliation through historical, legal and Indigenous perspectives. Teachers will hear from experts and professionals that can give first hand experiences and will give teachers new resources they can utilize with their students. Contatct lali.pawa@justiceeducation.ca
May 4 Vancouver, BC. Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies
Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress. While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. This workshop will explore when anxiety is adaptive and in order, compared to when it becomes disordered. Participants will learn practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety. Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-practical-intervention-strategies-vancouver-may-4-2020/
May 5 - 6 Vancouver, BC. Anxiety in Children and Youth
Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person with autism is unique, many face similar challenges. The primary focus of this workshop is to provide practical strategies for working with high-need individuals around self-regulation, learning practices, and challenging behaviours. Participants will review a behavioural framework to provide effective strategies for each of these areas, which they will be able to adapt to their own specific environment and context. Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/autism-strategies-for-self-regulation-learning-and-challenging-behaviours-vancouver-may-5-
May 8 Victoria, BC. Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies
Anxiety represents our body’s natural alarm system, signalling the possibility of danger. When this response arises too frequently or intensely and doesn’t match actual situations of danger, it can interfere with life and cause great distress. While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. This workshop will explore when anxiety is adaptive and in order, compared to when it becomes disordered. Participants will learn practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety. Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-practical-intervention-strategies-victoria-may-8-2020/
May 13 3:15 to 4:15 pm, Langley School Board Office, Room 355, 4875 222 St, Langley City, BC. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Inclusive Education, Langley
Join us for an information session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #35, Langley for K-12 educators interested in deepening their understanding of Inclusive Education (Special Education as articulated by the Ministry of Education) as a classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher or Integration Support Teacher, this program is regarded as a preferred qualification for support teaching roles within the Surrey School District. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-inclusive-education-langley-tickets-97219637553?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: School District #35, Langley Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Summer Institute: Aug 16-20, 2021 & Aug 15-19, 2022 Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep) Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 17, 2020 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive2.html
May 15 Whistler Hilton. Whistler mini-conference
myPITA, BCATML, and BCScTA proudly co-present Whistler mini-conference on May 15, 2020 at the Hilton Whistler Resort. Featuring Adrienne Gear, Science, and Core French workshops. Register at mypita.ca.
May 20 Richmond, BC. Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems
Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this seminar with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment”. He uses wit and humour to enhance your learning experience, improving the retention and utilization of the skills covered. You will leave this workshop with new strategies for success and techniques to revitalize your interactions with students. Contact admin@jackhirose.com
May 21 Victoria, BC. Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems
Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this seminar with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment”. He uses wit and humour to enhance your learning experience, improving the retention and utilization of the skills covered. You will leave this workshop with new strategies for success and techniques to revitalize your interactions with students. Contact admin@jackhirose.com
May 22 Kelowna, BC. Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems
Over 30 Proven and Effective Brief Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Problems will guide you through focused, clear and proven approaches to working with children and youth. Every professional who seeks to fill their toolbox with tested methods will leave this seminar with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits. With nearly 30 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of “Edu-tainment”. He uses wit and humour to enhance your learning experience, improving the retention and utilization of the skills covered. You will leave this workshop with new strategies for success and techniques to revitalize your interactions with students. Contact admin@jackhirose.com
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
May 27 3:30 - 4:15 PM - Online Webinar. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Inclusive Education, Langley
Join us for an information session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #35, Langley for K-12 educators interested in deepening their understanding of Inclusive Education (Special Education as articulated by the Ministry of Education) as a classroom teacher, Learning Support Teacher or Integration Support Teacher, this program is regarded as a preferred qualification for support teaching roles within the Surrey School District. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-webinar-inclusive-education-langley-tickets-97223781949?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: School District #35, Langley Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Summer Institute: Aug 16-20, 2021 & Aug 15-19, 2022 Start Term: Fall 2020 (Sep) Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 17, 2020 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive2.html
July 2020
July 6 - 17 Quebec City. Institut de françai, UBC à Québec
A two-week immersion program for French language teachers in the heart of Quebec City! Join UBC Faculty of Education in a 12-day non-credit French summer institute 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. https://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/quebeccity/
July 15 - 16 Vancouver, BC. Play Therapy- Tools for Helping Children and Youth
Children express themselves, learn about their world, and feel most at ease when playing. This interactive workshop focuses on how to use play therapy strategies to help children and youth positively cope and work through stressful life experiences. Participants will become familiar with Play Therapy theory, clinical guiding principles, and various directive and non-directive creative interventions to use with a wide age range of children and youth. From an experiential lens, this training explores how to apply playful strategies to support children and youth on their path to healing. Get ready to play! Hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/play-therapy-tools-for-helping-children-and-youth-vancouver-jul-15-2020/
August 2020
August 12 - 14 Saskatoon, SK. Science Teachers Workshop at Canada's synchrotron
Connect classroom science with scientific research! This workshop is an opportunity for science educators to learn more about current Canadian scientific research with hands-on activities at one of Canada’s biggest research facilities. Each year we open our doors to the nation’s science teachers, providing them the unique opportunity to: Participate in synchrotron experiments Learn about novel research in many disciplines Network with scientists who share their experiences and enthusiasm for science Explore the entire facility Make connections to science curriculum The Canadian Light Source research center provides an exciting, real-life context for many of the outcomes expected in science classrooms. The Teachers’ Workshop also provides the necessary training for your students to be able to participate in the award winning Students on the Beamlines program. More information can be found here:https://www.lightsource.ca/teachersworkshop
August 24 - 26 University of British Columbia. BC Summer Institute-Creating the Future 2020 Partnerships for Inclusive Learning
Creating the Future-Partnerships for Inclusive Learning is a summer conference designed to provide a robust learning environment. We’re facilitating strategic approaches to inclusion and belonging for all students in B.C.’s elementary and secondary schools. Participants will include administrators, teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, therapists and other members of a school-based team. This year’s chosen topics of study are Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS), Literacy Across the Curriculum, Transition & Employment, Literacy, Self Regulated Learning, Social Emotional Learning, and the New Curriculum. http://bcinclusivelearning.com/