BCTF PD Calendar

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January 2020
January 20 ONLINE. UBC Information Session: MEd in Mathematics Education
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Mathematics Education part-time, online graduate cohort – starting September 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A. To participate in the info session, please RSVP https://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/rsvp-for-info-session-med-in-mathematics-education/
January 20 4:30 to 5:30 pm Online Webinar. Séances d’information - Exploration, innovation et littératie en classe de français (Langley) | Information Session - Exploration, Innovation and Literacy in the French Classroom (Langley)
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. Si vous êtes enseignant du français et que vous souhaitez explorer des pratiques novatrices ainsi que l’enseignement de la lecture au sein d’une communauté professionelle, ce programme s’adresse à vous. This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School Districts #35, Langley for teachers of elementary, middle, and secondary. If you teach Elementary or Secondary French and wish to explore holistic, literacy-based, innovative practices in French education while enjoying the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level. educadgs@sfu.ca RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/webinar-jan-20th-exploration-innovation-and-literacy-in-the-french-classroom-tickets-85719755095?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Région : Langley | Location: School District #35, Langley Pour : professeurs de français élémentaire ou secondaire | Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Début du programme : Été 2020 (fin avr.) | Start Term: Summer 2020 (Late April) Demande d’admission : dès maintenant | Apply Now! Date limite : 20 mar. 2020 | Application Deadline: March 20, 2020 Plus d’information : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french4-fr/ Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french4-en/
January 20 Vancouver, BC. Engineering for Your Classroom
Join UBC Geering Up to test out three curriculum-related engineering activities that you can use in your 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. FREE (coffee and lunch included) Target Grades: 4-7 Registration available at https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/professional-development-program/pro-d-day-engineering-for-your-classroom/
January 21 4:30 - 5:30 PM SFU Harbour Centre, Room TBD, 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3. SFU Information Session – Curriculum & Instruction: Equity Studies in Education MA, MEd
This program is designed for students who wish to study and develop expertise in an equity framework for education. The program conceptualizes education broadly as a concept that includes schooling, but also includes other social forces that shape knowledge in society. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-jan-21st-curriculum-instruction-equity-studies-in-education-ma-med-tickets-78704434081? PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: SFU Campus (Burnaby, Vancouver or Surrey). Suited for: Educators and administrators who wish to move into leadership roles with regards to equity practices in their schools and districts Start Term: Fall 2020 (September) Application Deadline: February 15, 2020 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/ci-equity.html
January 21 ONLINE. MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language part-time, online graduate cohort starting September 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A. Contact tasnim.al-obaidi@ubc.ca
January 23 ONLINE. UBC Information Session: MEd in Science Education
An online information session to learn more about the MEd in Science Education part-time, online graduate cohort – starting September 2020. Meet the Program Advisor and Program Assistant, and learn more about the program including the program focus, learning outcomes, schedule, program fees, admissions requirements, the application process and a Q&A. RSVP here: https://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/info-session-rsvp-med-in-science/
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 3 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Online Webinar . Séances d’information - Exploration, innovation et littératie en classe de français (Langley) | Information Session - Exploration, Innovation and Literacy in the French Classroom (Langley)
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. Si vous êtes enseignant du français et que vous souhaitez explorer des pratiques novatrices ainsi que l’enseignement de la lecture au sein d’une communauté professionelle, ce programme s’adresse à vous. This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School Districts #35, Langley for teachers of elementary, middle, and secondary. If you teach Elementary or Secondary French and wish to explore holistic, literacy-based, innovative practices in French education while enjoying the support of a collaborative community in practicing French, regardless of your level. educadgs@sfu.ca RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/live-webinar-exploration-innovation-and-literacy-in-the-french-classroom-tickets-85722527387?aff=BCTF PROGRAM INFORMATION Région : Langley | Location: School District #35, Langley Pour : professeurs de français élémentaire ou secondaire | Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers Début du programme : Été 2020 (fin avr.) | Start Term: Summer 2020 (Late April) Demande d’admission : dès maintenant | Apply Now! Date limite : 20 mar. 2020 | Application Deadline: March 20, 2020 Plus d’information : http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french4-fr/ Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/explor-french4-en/
February 11 5:00 - 6:00 PM SFU Surrey Campus, 250 - 13450 – 102 Avenue, Surrey. SFU Information Session - Curriculum & Instruction: Imaginative Teaching and Learning With The BC Curriculum MEd
This Master of Education (MEd) program focuses on understanding how learners’ imaginations develop and exploring ways to engage and grow imagination in learning the material of the curriculum. Additionally, it has been designed to respond to the particular challenges of the new BC curriculum, with its emphasis on Essential Questions, Big Ideas and Competencies. Teachers of all grade levels will learn how to adapt curriculum and pedagogy to foster students' imaginations to engage with and respond to curricular themes and topics. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-feb-11th-curriculum-instruction-imaginative-teaching-and-learning-with-the-bc-tickets-7 PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: SFU’s Surrey Campus Suited for: Educators, teachers, leaders and decision-makers within the education system (public, private or independent K-12, pre-schools, day cares, Montessori, colleges, universities, and alternative learning centers). Start Term: Fall 2020 (September) Applications Open: November 1, 2019 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/ci-itl/
February 11 5:00 - 6:00 PM SFU Surrey Campus, 250 - 13450 – 102 Avenue, Surrey. SFU Information Session - Curriculum & Instruction: Health Education and Active Living MEd
The Master of Education (MEd) in Health Education and Active Living (HEAL) emphasizes active and interactive ways of maintaining health, vitality and well-being. It is designed for professionals who wish to integrate scholarly inquiry with their personal and professional aspirations. RSVP To Attend: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/info-session-feb-11th-curriculum-instruction-health-education-and-active-living-med-tickets-77054230 PROGRAM INFORMATION Location: SFU’s Surrey Campus Suited for: School-based health education and physical education teachers, community leaders, community leisure service workers, health care professionals, body-based therapists, hospital personnel such as dieticians and nurses, recreation leaders, holistic health practitioners and college instructors. Start Term: Fall 2020 (September) Applications Open: November 1, 2019 Program Information: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/ci-heal.html
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 SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. Developing Minds 2020 Connect Creative with Critical Thinking in the Classroom
You are invited to register for Developing Minds 2020, to be held on Friday February 14th at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver. Teaching critical thinking from an early age equips students with transferrable skills eagerly sought by modern employers. However, for onward educational and career success, this skill should not be taught in isolation. Connecting Creative with Critical Thinking for Developing Minds brings teachers and experts to a one-day workshop that explores best practices in teaching critical thinking within the secondary school system. This year our focus is on creativity, exploring interconnections and synergy between creative and critical thinking for practical solutions for BC teachers. During collaborative breakout sessions, provincial education stakeholders and recognized experts will develop comprehensive lesson plans as practical tools for the classroom. Contact devminds@sfu.ca The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Simon Fraser University co-present a one-day conference with roundtable discussion on teaching critical thinking in BC secondary schools. Join us to share global best practices and experience on K-12 pedagogy, focusing on creativity and creative thinking in the BC secondary classroom. Open to teachers and education professionals, Developing Minds gives delegates an opportunity to share and explore key concepts in teaching critical thinking at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Fully catered; registration is free - please check the conference website for details: http://www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking/home.html and register here: https://devminds20.eventbrite.ca
February 14 VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver BC. Inspire Environmental Awareness in Your Students
Let’s inspire a generation to be passionate about the environment. In this interactive, fun and empowering workshop K-7 teachers will discover the common thread that connects sustainability leaders. A common thread we can easily cultivate by tapping into ideas already found in the curriculum, such as: valuing diversity and relationships, understanding cycles, and appreciating our interconnection with nature. Participants will gain the skills to deliver the Social Responsibility Competency facet: caring for the environment in such a way that students feel hopeful about their future and wowed by the natural environment. The instructor will facilitate hands-on activities in the classroom and outside in the Garden leaving you with plenty of ideas to ignite the next generation of environmental leaders. Learn more and register here: https://www.amilia.com/store/en/vanduseneducation/shop/activities/2438754
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 14 Vancouver, BC. Engineering for Your Classroom
Join UBC Geering Up to test out three curriculum-related engineering activities that you can use in your 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. FREE (coffee and lunch included) Target Grades: 8-10 Registration available at https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/professional-development-program/pro-d-day-engineering-for-your-classroom/
February 14 Vancouver Technical Secondary School, 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver BC. Holocaust Education: New Strategies and Best Practices for the Classroom
The day-long conference will feature concurrent workshops facilitated by teachers and educators at the forefront of Holocaust education with curricular links to courses including Social Studies 10, Explorations 11, Genocide Studies 12, Social Justices 12, and History 12. In break-out sessions, attendees will learn about advanced lesson plans, activities and resources supporting Holocaust education in the classroom. This conference is being held in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation and the British Columbia Social Studies Teachers Association. Contact programs@vhec.org
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 21 Vancouver, BC. Engineering for Your Classroom
Join UBC Geering Up and SFU Science Alive to test out three curriculum-related engineering activities that you can use in your 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. FREE (coffee and lunch included) Target Grades: 4-8 Registration available at https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/professional-development-program/pro-d-day-engineering-for-your-classroom/
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.
March 2020
March 23 - 24 Vancouver, BC. Spring Break Pro-D with Scratch
UBC Geering Up is excited to offer a two-day Scratch workshop for grades 4 – 9 teachers and administrators. Join us for 1 or 2 days of learning, coding, and exploring activities you can bring back to your classrooms. Day 1: Introduction to Scratch. Day 2: Activities using Scratch Target Grades: 4-9 FREE (lunch included) Note: you may attend either one day or both days Registration available at https://geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/professional-development-program/spring-break-pro-d/
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 15 Whistler Hilton. Whistler mini-conference
myPITA, BCTMLA, 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 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
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/
August 2020
August 24 - 26 University of British Columbia. BC Summer Insttitute-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/