BCTF PD Calendar

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Displaying all events from today forward.

April 2021
April 20 3:30 to 4:15 pm, Online Information Session. Information Session for Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom (Delivered Online)
Join us for an Information Session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) program. This online program is for K - 12 French educators who are interested in exploring inclusive strategies to help students interact and create positive connections in the context of a diverse language learning setting. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inclusion-interaction-and-connection-in-the-french-classroom-info-session-tickets-141883480309?aff=B Suited for: K - 12 French Educators (Core French, French Immersion, Francophone) Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Apply Now - Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Program Information: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/french-online-en.html
April 20 3:30 to 4:30 PM PT, Live Webinar . SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years
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 Advanced Professional Studies in partnership with School District #36, Surrey, for K–3 educators interested in deepening their understanding of early learning pedagogical practices, literacy, and holistic development of learners aged 4-8. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/language-literacy-and-learning-in-the-early-years-online-info-session-tickets-146677912585?aff=BCTF Program Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/lll_early_years.html
April 21 Online webinar. The Virtual Western Canada Mental Health Summit: Helping Individuals Thrive During Turbulent Times
We are pleased to announce The Virtual Western Canada Mental Health Summit: Helping Individuals Thrive During Turbulent Times airing online April 21, 2021. We have introduced our lowest rate ever, to make this conference accessible to all audiences including professionals and the general public. For more information admin@jackhirose.com
April 21 3:30 to 4:30 pm PT, Online Information Session. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Social Emotional Well-being and Wholistic Trauma-sensitive Practices (Delivered Online)
Join us for an Information Session to learn about our online Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed for educators interested in deepening their understanding of the contemplative and embodied basis to effective social-emotional and trauma-sensitive pedagogical practices in the classroom. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/social-emotional-well-being-and-wholistic-trauma-sensitive-practices-registration-145938715627?aff=bctf Program Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/set2.html
April 22 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ?, online interactive and experiential session. SFU, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) – FREE, Sampler Series
We invite you to join us for free, one hour online interactive and experiential ‘Snap Shot’ session that introduce principles and practical strategies explored in the following Advanced Professional Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) specialized theme program area currently being promoted for Fall 2021. Inclusive Education (Delivered Online) - developed in partnership with the Sea-to-Sky School District • Thursday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • hosted by Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate, Ann Pimentel You must RSVP to receive the session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-free-interactive-experiential-sessions-tickets-146988056233?aff=BCTF For more information on the Sampler Series please visit: www.sfu.ca/education/gs/events/GDE-sampler-series
April 22 Online. 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. This is an online workshop hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-harm-reduction4-22/
April 22 Zoom Webinar. Delivering Physical and Health Education During COVID-19
The 2020-2021 school year has brought many unknowns and unique teaching situations. Many elementary teachers have enough challenges delivering Physical and Health Education during regular school times. Layer in a pandemic, and it can become extremely challenging. Teachers and students are certainly feeling the stress of being in school during COVID-19, so how can you create an effective quality movement opportunity for you and your students to support positive mental well- being? In this session, learn some tips and tricks on how to deliver an effective PE class while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. Date: April 22, 2021 16:30 - 17:30 PT Register today for this School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project webinar: https://sportforlife-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KyMn_wpXRBCElInGhRxu-g
April 27 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT, Online Information Session. SFU Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Programs - Online Information Session
Join us for an Online Information Session to learn more about our Fall 2021 GDE Programs. Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) programs are designed in collaboration with BC school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice. The GDE provides educators with the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained, reflective inquiry into their practice within a 2-year cohort model program. Learn More about the GDE programs here: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp.html You must RSVP to receive the meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-gde-programs-online-information-session-registration-145952873975?aff=
April 28 Online webinar. Neufeld’s Five Steps to Emotional Health and Maturity
Emotional health is increasingly becoming our collective objective, despite a lack of common knowledge regarding what this actually looks like or how to get there. At the same time, emotional health and emotional maturity appear to be increasingly elusive in today’s society, so much so that immaturity could well be considered epidemic in the adult population. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/neufelds-five-steps/
May 2021
May 3 3:30 to 4:30 pm PT, Online Information Session. SFU Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Information Session - Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom (Delivered Online)
Join us for an Information Session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) and the Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom program. This program is for educators who are interested in exploring inclusive strategies to help students interact and create positive connections in the context of a diverse language learning setting. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inclusion-interaction-and-connection-in-the-french-classroom-info-session-tickets-145944529015?aff=B Suited for: K - 12 French Educators (Core French, French Immersion, Francophone) Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/french-online-en.html
May 6 Online webinar. Building Executive Skills with Children and Adolescents
Executive skills are sometimes called “the hidden curriculum.” They are skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success, yet curriculum standards seldom if ever explicitly reference these skills. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/executive-skills-dawson/
May 7 Online webinar. Smart But Scattered Adults: How to Work with Clients to Strengthen Executive Skills
Even highly motivated clients with ADHD struggle to follow through on the changes they need to make in their lives to improve their physical or emotional well-being. They know they need to change, they know what they need to do to change, they may even be able to take a step or two toward making those changes—and then they plateau or give up. What’s getting in the way is not their unwillingness or resistance to change, but weak executive skills. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/smart-but-scattered-2021/
May 10 - 11 Online webinar. The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities: Developing Evidence-Based Strategies for Reading, Writing and Math
The fundamental aim of this course is to utilize cognitive neuroscience to better understand learning disorders in children. Each lecture has been designed to examine reading, writing, and math disorders from a brain-based educational perspective. The primary learning objectives will be to classify learning disabilities into distinct subtypes based upon neural pathways in the brain. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/learning-disabilities-feifer/
May 10 3:30 to 4:30 PM PT, Live Webinar . SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years
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 Advanced Professional Studies in partnership with School District #36, Surrey, for K–3 educators interested in deepening their understanding of early learning pedagogical practices, literacy, and holistic development of learners aged 4-8. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/language-literacy-and-learning-in-the-early-years-online-info-session-tickets-146800394933?aff=BCTF Program Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/lll_early_years.html
May 13 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT, Online Information Session. SFU Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Programs - Online Information Session
Join us for an Online Information Session to learn more about our Fall 2021 GDE Programs. Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) programs are designed in collaboration with BC school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice. The GDE provides educators with the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained, reflective inquiry into their practice within a 2-year cohort model program. Learn More about the GDE programs here: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp.html You must RSVP to receive the meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-gde-programs-online-information-session-registration-145954133743?aff=
May 18 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., online interactive and experiential session. SFU, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) – FREE, Sampler Series
We invite you to join us for free, one hour online interactive and experiential ‘Snap Shot’ session that introduce principles and practical strategies explored in the following Advanced Professional Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) specialized theme program area currently being promoted for Fall 2021. Social Emotional Well-being and Wholistic Trauma-sensitive Practices - developed in partnership with Surrey School District • Tuesday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • hosted by Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate, Jas Uppal Hershorn You must RSVP to receive the session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-free-interactive-experiential-sessions-tickets-146988056233?aff=BCTF For more information on the Sampler Series please visit: www.sfu.ca/education/gs/events/GDE-sampler-series
May 19 3:30 – 4:30 PM (PT), online Information Session. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Inclusive Education Sea to Sky (Delivered online)
Join us for an Information Session to learn about our online Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed by Advanced Professional Studies in partnership with School District #48, Sea to Sky, for educators interested in deepening their enduring understandings of inclusion as a right, diversity as a strength and personalization as a way forward. This program is regarded as a preferred qualification* for support teaching roles within the Sea to Sky School District. You must RSVP to receive the meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-inclusive-education-sea-to-sky-online-info-session-tickets-147184275129?aff=BCTF
May 19 Online webinar. The Canadian Trauma and Addictions Conference: Helping Individuals Heal and Recover
We are pleased to announce The Virtual Trauma & Addictions Conference: Helping Individuals Heal & Recover airing online May 19, 2021. We have introduced our lowest rate ever, to make this conference accessible to all audiences including professionals and the general public. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/trauma-addictions-conference-2021/
May 21 Virtual. Empower Student Achievement & Well-Being with Brain-Based Strategies
Educators and administrators will leave this workshop feeling equipped with easy-to-implement strategies that can be used to help improve classroom behaviour and learning at its core. Plus, enjoy a guest presentation with a Director of Learning Support who oversees over 500 educational assistants and hundreds of other professionals. This professional development workshop will be of interest to pre-K through elementary teachers, learning assistants/EAs, and school and district leaders. How to Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/empower-student-achievement-well-being-with-brain-based-strategies-tickets-147885550663
May 21 Online. myPITA and BCAMTL Spring Confernce
myPITA and BCAMTL proudly co-present the Spring online conference featuring Leyton Schnellert on fostering self-regulation in the middle years and using Liberating Structures. Also workshops on assessment, teaching Core French, and managing challenging behaviours in Grades 4-9 and Middle School. Register at https://mypita-spring.ourconference.ca/. Early bird rate in effect until April 21.
May 25 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. , online interactive and experiential session. SFU, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) – FREE, Sampler Series
We invite you to join us for free, one hour online interactive and experiential ‘Snap Shot’ session that introduce principles and practical strategies explored in the following Advanced Professional Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) specialized theme program area currently being promoted for Fall 2021. Inclusion, interaction et connexion en classe de français (en ligne) • Tuesday, May 25, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ? • hosted by Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate, Monica Tang You must RSVP to receive the session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-free-interactive-experiential-sessions-tickets-146988056233?aff=BCTF For more information on the Sampler Series please visit: www.sfu.ca/education/gs/events/GDE-sampler-series
May 26 Online webinar. Helping Clients Heal from Self-Harm: A DBT Approach for Teens
Self-harm, or non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is most common among adolescents and young adults. Although NSSI typically decreases in late adolescence, this behavior is one of the strongest antecedents of suicide in youth; and those who engage in repetitive NSSI seem to be at high risk for continuing to use dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies, even after discontinuing NSSI. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/dbt-approach-vandijk/
May 27 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., online interactive and experiential session. SFU, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) – FREE, Sampler Series
We invite you to join us for free, one hour online interactive and experiential ‘Snap Shot’ session that introduce principles and practical strategies explored in the following Advanced Professional Studies, Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) specialized theme program area currently being promoted for Fall 2021. Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years (Province-Wide, Delivered Online) • Thursday, May 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. • hosted by Advanced Professional Studies Faculty Associate, Sarah Wong You must RSVP to receive the session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-free-interactive-experiential-sessions-tickets-146988056233?aff=BCTF For more information on the Sampler Series please visit: www.sfu.ca/education/gs/events/GDE-sampler-series
June 2021
June 1 Online webinar. How to Develop a Trauma-Informed School: Brain Based Interventions for Teaching Social Emotional Learning Skills in Children and Adolescents
This workshop will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its relative impact upon learning. Environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and pandemics can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development in children. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/trauma-feifer-2021/
June 3 Online webinar. Social and Emotional Learning: Teaching a Student’s Inner World
In the last century educators and social services have moved to understand the whole child and not focus on intellectual dynamics only. Indigenous peoples have a long history of understanding and enhancing the inner world of children and adults using ceremonies and practical activities. This three-hour session focuses on universal inner needs of youth and then suggests specific strategies that teach the inner world. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/social-and-emotional-learning/
June 3 Online webinar. The Circle of Courage: Creating Resilient and Courageous Youth
For thousands of years Indigenous North Americans have raised children who can survive the problems of living with no outside support. Recent research in youth development verifies the effectiveness of those ancestors’ teachings. Resiliency can be taught through effective strategies that enable all youth to flourish. This 3 hour-long session focuses on the philosophy and strategies that create the ability to face hardships and live a complete and caring life. Research consilience verifies the validity of The Circle of Courage to create resiliency in all youth. http://webinars.jackhirose.com/product/the-circle-of-courage/
June 7 3:30 - 4:30 PM PT, Online Information Session. SFU Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Programs - Online Information Session
Join us for an Online Information Session to learn more about our Fall 2021 GDE Programs. Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) programs are designed in collaboration with BC school districts for educators whose primary focus is school-based practice. The GDE provides educators with the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained, reflective inquiry into their practice within a 2-year cohort model program. Learn More about the GDE programs here: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp.html You must RSVP to receive the meeting link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/graduate-diploma-in-education-gde-programs-online-information-session-registration-145954881981?aff=
June 15 3:30 to 4:30 PM PT, Live Webinar . SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Language, Literacy and Learning in the Early Years
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 Advanced Professional Studies in partnership with School District #36, Surrey, for K–3 educators interested in deepening their understanding of early learning pedagogical practices, literacy, and holistic development of learners aged 4-8. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/language-literacy-and-learning-in-the-early-years-online-info-session-tickets-146813726809?aff=BCTF Program Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/lll_early_years.html
June 15 3:30 to 4:30 pm PT, Online Information Session. SFU Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE) Information Session - Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom (Delivered Online)
Join us for an Information Session to learn about our Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) and the Inclusion, Interaction and Connection in the French Classroom program. This program is for educators who are interested in exploring inclusive strategies to help students interact and create positive connections in the context of a diverse language learning setting. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/inclusion-interaction-and-connection-in-the-french-classroom-info-session-tickets-145952544991?aff= Suited for: K - 12 French Educators (Core French, French Immersion, Francophone) Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/french-online-en.html
June 16 3:30 to 4:30 pm PT, Online Information Session. SFU Information Session - Graduate Diploma in Education (GDE), Social Emotional Well-being and Wholistic Trauma-sensitive Practices (Delivered Online)
Join us for an Information Session to learn about our online Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE). This program has been developed for educators interested in deepening their understanding of the contemplative and embodied basis to effective social-emotional and trauma-sensitive pedagogical practices in the classroom. You must RSVP to receive the information session link and password, which will be emailed to you before the event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/social-emotional-well-being-and-wholistic-trauma-sensitive-practices-registration-145938715627?aff=bctf Start Term: Fall 2021 (September) Application Deadline: July 23, 2021 Learn more: https://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/set2.html
June 22 Online. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- Tools for Thinking Differently (Online)
Many of the challenges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured, and present-oriented form of counselling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well-known, researched, and practiced forms of therapy available to us. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using CBT. Participants will gain an understanding of which populations tend to benefit the most from CBT, and will be equipped with many strategies and tools that can be practically applied in their work. This is an online workshop hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-cognitive-behavioural-therapy-tools-for-thinking-differently-online-jun-22-20
July 2021
July 7 Online. Anxiety in Children and Youth- Practical Intervention Strategies (Online)
Childhood and adolescence are critical times for emotional and psychological development. During these stages, anxiety patterns can begin that continue into adulthood. 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. Having caregivers who are equipped to support and teach children and youth skills for managing and interrupting their anxiety patterns is crucial for early intervention. This workshop will provide a structure for understanding how anxiety works in the nervous system. Participants will also learn a diverse range of skills that can be taught and practiced with children and youth. These skills are designed to decrease anxiety and expand the capacity for managing emotions and anxious thought patterns. This is an online workshop hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-anxiety-in-children-and-youth-practical-intervention-strategies-online-jul-7-
July 14 - 15 Online. Autism- Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours (Online)
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. This is an online workshop hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-autism-strategies-for-self-regulation-learning-and-challenging-behaviours-onli
July 21 - 22 Online. Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth
Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence. When a person’s internal experience of gender and/or sexuality does not match what would typically be expected of them based on their external appearance, it can cause great distress and difficulty. This workshop explores social and developmental experiences of gender and sexual diverse youth, and shows helpers affirming ways to support youth in these situations and within their identities. Participants will develop an awareness and understanding of the systemic and intersectional barriers gender and sexual diverse youth can experience, enabling helpers to create more affirming, accessible, and welcoming environments for youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer, and all individuals expressing the diversity of sexuality and gender. This is an online workshop hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-gender-and-sexual-diversity-in-youth-online-jul-21-2021/
August 2021
August 19 Online. Harm Reduction- A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control (Online)
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. This is an online workshop hosted by the Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute. For more information or to register, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-virtual-harm-reduction-a-framework-for-change-choice-and-control-online-aug-19-2021/
August 23 - 25 Virtual Conference. BC Summer Institute - Creating the Future 2021 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), Inclusive Literacy Practices, Transition & Employment, Competency & Strength Based IEPs, Social Emotional Learning, and the New Curriculum. http://bcinclusivelearning.com/