This list of professional development conferences is provided as a service to members. The Federation does not necessarily endorse all the conferences, nor does it accept liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration. Conferences sponsored by the Federation's provincial specialist associations appear in boldface type throughout the calendar.
Please note procedure statement 36.28.10: "That the BCTF's PD Calendar not publish PD events by outside agencies scheduled for the provincial PSA Day."
June 17-21 SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta. The ASM/NACE Materials Camp for Teachers is a five-day workshop combining innovative classroom instruction and laboratory experiences. This free workshop is designed to help high school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers, and middle school physical science teachers: engage your students with hands-on science experiments; help your students explore science in everyday life; encourage your students to pursue higher education in science; introduce new ideas and technologies to build your curriculum. Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost/no-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans and help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering. Graduate credits available! Two (2) graduate credits are available at $250 (optional). Contact NACE Teacher's Camp Chair, Jennifer Dickason, 403-540-5427, Jennifer.Dickason@Champ-tech.com; NACE Foundation of Canada, 281-228-6205, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nace-foundation.org; or ASM Materials Education Foundation, www.asmfoundation.org.
June 20-23 Vancouver & Richmond, BC. Join the Canadian Chef Educators Association (CCEA) in Richmond and Vancouver, and experience "Cuisine Education on the Delta of Fraser's Mighty River." Visit the Culinary Arts program at VCC, tour the culinary delights of Granville Island, and network with chef instructors from across Canada. For more information and the registration package contact Terry Larsen at: email@example.com or visit our web site at www.canadianchefeducators.com.
June 21 Vancouver, BC. UBC Vancouver. "Connecting Self-Regulation to Learning in BC Schools." A one-day institute to learning about self-regulated learning (SRL) from world-renown experts; hear how SRL theory and research are being translated to policy and practice in BC's schools; contribute to an interactive dialogue with researchers and ministry representatives. Learn more and register at http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/SRL2013.
July 1-19 Quebec City. Institut de Français, UBC à Québec, French Bursary Program for Teachers. This French immersion program is intended for all teachers and administrators interested in learning or improving their French language skills. Visit www.frenchcentre.ubc.ca/quebec, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-866-528-7485.
July 8-12 Ashbury College, Ottawa, Ontario. The ASM/NACE Materials Camp for Teachers is a five-day workshop combining innovative classroom instruction and laboratory experiences. This free workshop is designed to help high school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers, and middle school physical science teachers: engage your students with hands-on science experiments; help your students explore science in everyday life; encourage your students to pursue higher education in science; introduce new ideas and technologies to build your curriculum. Learn how to engage your students using simple, low-cost/no-cost experiments that you can integrate into your existing lesson plans and help your students discover career opportunities in science and engineering. Graduate credits available! Two (2) graduate credits are available at $250 (optional). Contact NACE Teacher's Camp Chair, Jennifer Dickason, 403-540-5427, Jennifer.Dickason@Champ-tech.com; NACE Foundation of Canada, 281-228-6205, email@example.com, www.nace-foundation.org; or ASM Materials Education Foundation, www.asmfoundation.org.
July 8-12 UBC-Vancouver. (or July 8-25) French Summer Institutes at UBC. One week or three weeks. Mornings only or full-day. Bursaries are available for French teachers from the Ministry of Education. Tuition Fee Certificates are also accepted. Visit languages.ubc.ca/french, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-866-528-7485.
July 8-19 Victoria, BC. Level 1 of a three-level Kodaly Summer Institute Certification Course at the University of Victoria. Overview of the Kodaly concept, strategies and techniques for developing rhythmic and tonal skills, concepts, and musical attitudes; includes study of early childhood repertoire; songs, games, and dances for primary curriculum. Three units of upper level university credit leading to certification and the 5+ teacher pay scale. Faculty: Darlene Ngo, Pedagogy; Dr Eila Peterson, Musicianship; Dr Inez St Dennis, Choral Conducting. Registration begins March 25, 2013. Contact: email@example.com, http://kodalysocietyofcanada.ca/ or http://www.bcksc.ca/.
July 8-25 UBC-Vancouver. (or July 8-12) French Summer Institutes at UBC. One week or three weeks. Mornings only or full-day. Bursaries are available for French teachers from the Ministry of Education. Tuition Fee Certificates are also accepted. Visit languages.ubc.ca/french, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll-free 1-866-528-7485.
July 9 Coquitlam, BC. Grade 7 Earth Sciences workshop. Are you teaching Earth Sciences next year? Are you looking for inspiration and ideas? Come join MineralsEd partner teacher Kerry Lockwood for this engaging and hands-on workshop that provides teachers with the activities and resources necessary to successfully teach students about the fascinating physical features and processes of our Earth! You will enjoy a super collection of creative and instructive activities and demonstrations to help teach students the fundamentals of geology, rocks and minerals, structure of Earth, plate tectonics and history of the Earth. This workshop will be held at Pinetree Secondary School in Coquitlam. For more information and to register, please visit http://tinyurl.com/qecgw6m.
July 11-13 Vancouver, BC. International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning Conference at UBC. The IPTEL conference delivers an international forum to explore lessons, challenges and possibilities related to the provision of technology-enhanced learning in a rapidly changing global context. Of particular interest are research and practice that enhance access, engagement and outcomes for students at all levels who are learning to use educational technology in their practice. Call for papers closes on April 15, 2013. http://ocs.educ.ubc.ca/index.php/IPTEL/IPTEL2013.
July 15-17 Victoria, BC. (July 15-17 or July 15-19) University of Victoria. Playing is learning. Join us for a cutting edge, practical program aimed at expanding the effective and innovative use of play-based pedagogies to enhance the curriculum in the early school years. Explore and refine strategies for creating environments that infuse playful approaches to deepen children's learning, and for documenting, evaluating and communicating that learning. CHOOSE either the three-day non-credit workshop option, or the five-day 1.5 unit credit course. For more information and to register: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Kindergarten-and-Primary-Institute-Moving-on-up/EDKI100/.
July 15-19 UBC-Vancouver. The Family Support Institute presents the BC Summer Institute for Inclusive Learning at the University of British Columbia. The 2013 BC Summer Institute is led by the Family Support Institute in beautiful Vancouver. This event is designed to provide a robust learning environment that will facilitate strategic spproaches to inclusion and belonging for all students in BC's elementary and secondary schools. Key speakers: Richard Villa, Jacqueline Thousand, David Hingsburger, Pat Mirenda, Norman Kunc, Alice Udvari-Solner, Nancy Hoyano, Tamara Kulusic, Bruce Beairsto, Emma Van der Klift, and a student panel. For more info or advanced registration contact Angela Clancy at 604-540-8374, or email@example.com or go to www.bcinclusivelearning.com.
August 12-16 Vancouver, BC. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Applications (POPARD). Kenneth D. Cole, Ph.D., R.Psych., POPARD Consultant. This course was developed to train school teams, and reflects current research and evidence-based practice into the education of students with autism. This is a 30-hour course held over five days. Please see www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html for more info.
August 19-21 Parksville, BC. Achieving Excellence in Writing Annual Summer Seminar. This workshop presents an exceptionally effective method of teaching writing. Covering various stylistic techniques and structures, both expository and fictional writing are addressed. The material is easy to teach and easy for students to learn. The program provides an extremely powerful tool for teaching students to write effectively. Within a short time, students experience a dramatic improvement in their writing, which in turn, creates high levels of intrinsic motivation. Students are motivated to write, given the tools to write well, and led to take ownership of their writing. Meeting the requirements of both criteria-based assessment and ministry standards, this approach is ideal for teachers who are eager for their students to achieve excellence in writing. The workshop is practical, offering an extensive set of skills to take back to the classroom to use immediately. Applicable for teachers with classes from grades 2-11. For information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-248-6434.
August 24-September 7, Burnaby, BC. "Start UP" Series for student teachers, TTOCs and early career teachers. The workshops begin with a day about routines, class management and planning, then continues to help you prepare for starting-up each subject. Workshops include lesson ideas, key resources and lunch. Spend half a day on each subject learning good teaching strategies and about the detailed, practical suggestions from experienced presenters about how to introduce each subject! Build the knowledge, resources and relationships to begin your career, and be prepared and confident for the first week of school! For details about the Start UP! workshops and program for early career teachers, go to http://bit.ly/early1, and join our site: www.startupyourclass.ca, or contact Ray Myrtle at email@example.com.
August 26-27 Victoria. Davis Learning Strategies Workshop at UVic, McLaurin Building, 3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road). Two day, hands-on, workshop for in-service and pre-service primary teachers provides unique, fun, transformative and innovative strategies for classroom management and improving reading instruction. For more information on Davis Learning Strategies, go to www.davislearn.com. For more specifics & registration information, go to http://resetdyslexia.wordpress.com/.
August 27-29 Kelowna, BC. "From Isolation to Collaboration." Teachers interested in deepening their learning and understanding of the critical thinking skills of a 21st century learner will want to attend this institute. For information and to register go to http://www.mycota.ca/conferences.html.
September 27 Kelowna, BC. Social Thinking and Transition Planning for the Adult World and Real Life. Pam Crooke, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Social Cognitive Specialist, Social Thinking Clinic, San Jose, CA. This event will provide concrete ways to help schools and parents develop a plan for adolescents to prepare them for the transition to adulthood. The focus is on helping students and their parents prepare for life outside the more regimented schedule of the school day. Please see www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html for more info.
September 28 Kelowna, BC. Teaching Individuals with ASD about Sexuality: An introduction for school teams and parents. Joy Becker, RN, BSN. This is a fascinating day that will inspire school teams and parents to "step into puberty" with confidence! Joy Becker is a nurse educator who specializes in preparing individuals with ASD and other special needs for the challenges of puberty. Please see www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html for more info.
October 19 Terrace, BC. Teaching Individuals with ASD About Sexuality: An introduction for school teams and parents. Presented by: Joy Becker, RN, BSN. This is a fascinating day that will inspire school teams and parents to "step into puberty" with confidence! Joy Becker is a nurse educator who specializes in preparing individuals with ASD and other special needs for the challenges of puberty. Ms. Becker will teach the information children need at various stages of their development to protect them against exploitation. Early bird rates are $100/$140--deadline is September 19, 2013. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html.
October 24-25 Richmond, BC. BCSCA (BC School Counsellors' Association) annual conference: "Agents of Change: Counselling in a wired world." Social and professional gatherings, and a strong, varied roster of workshops and extended sessions on themes of interest to contemporary counsellors, such as, use of social media in modern counselling practice, anxiety, phototherapy, self-regulation, peer support in student mental health, depression, preventing sexual exploitation, legal/ethical issues, and motivating our clients in innovative ways. Location: Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.bcscaconference.ca.
October 24-26 Delta, BC. BCTELA (BC Teachers of English Language Arts) annual fall conference, "Multiple Perspectives, Diverse Texts." Keynote by Chris Tovani, author of several books including "I Read It, but I Don't Get It and So What Do They Really Know?" Thursday night wine and cheese, keynote by Susan Close. Saturday institutes. Location: Delta Secondary School, 4615 51st Street, Ladner, BC. For more information and to register, go to bctela.ca.
October 24-26 Richmond, BC. APPIPC (Association Provinciale des Professeurs de l'Immersion et du Programme-Francophone BC) Conférence annuelle "L'APPIPC, au-delà des frontières". Conférencier et ateliers pour les enseignants de la maternelle à la douzième année qui enseignent en français. Endroit: Executive Airport Plaza, 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond. Pour plus d'information, consultez notre site au www.congresappipc.ca.
October 24-26 Richmond, BC. BCMEA (BC Music Educators' Association) The annual BCMEA conference is an opportunity for music educators to celebrate music education, and grow as professionals with instruction and workshops in all areas of music education. Keynote speaker: Scott Lang. Location: River Rock Hotel and Resort, 8811 River Road, Richmond BC. Register on-site or online at http://www.bcmeaconference.com/Home.html. Any questions, contact Ethan Shoemaker at email@example.com.
October 24-26 Surrey, BC. BCATA (BC Art Teachers' Association) annual conference "Draw Yourself In." Keynotes and workshops featuring a variety of topics related to the visual arts curriculum for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators. Location: Princess Margaret Secondary and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. For more information, go to http://bcata.ca/, or contact Jane Skipsey at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25 Burnaby, BC. BCATML (BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages). The BCATML will host its annual fall "Celebrating Languages! 2013" conference at Burnaby South Secondary School and Michael J. Fox Theatre. A variety of workshops for teachers of French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Mandarin, as well as sessions suitable for teachers of all languages will be offered. In addition, teachers can participate in the World Café discussion forums. For information consult our website: www.bcatml.org.
October 25 Coquitlam, BC. THESA (Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association) annual fall conference, "We ARE the Life App for That." Location: Pinetree Secondary School, 3000 Pinewood Avenue, Coquitlam. Keynote speaker: Dr. Gwen Chapman, Associate Dean of Food, Nutrition, and Health at UBC. Workshops featuring a variety of topics relating to food, nutrition, textiles, family studies, and planning. For more information, go to www.thesaconference.ca or e-mail email@example.com, or Denise Nembhard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25 Location TBA. EEPSA (Environmental Educators' PSA) is hosting a fall conference on Outdoor Education Programs and Clubs. Attend a sharing session to hear what kind of outdoor education is happening around the region, from curriculum-linked experiential courses to extra-curricular clubs. What is being taught outdoors, where are teachers taking students, what are the best practices in the field, and what are the challenges? Meet with other teachers from the Outdoor Educators of Canada BC chapter. Check www.eepsa.org or contact email@example.com for more details.
October 25 Maple Ridge, BC. BCTLA (BC Teacher-Librarians' Association) "Whet N' Wild in Rainy Haney" welcomes all teacher-librarians and teachers who wish to be inspired and invigorated in their learning and teaching of 21st-century skills in technology, in the enhancement of school library programs, and the development and advancement of inquiry-based learning in your school setting. From the innovative three-way panel discussion which opens our conference, to a host of workshops and presentations throughout the day, you will be stimulated and motivated by both experienced and knowledgeable colleagues and local experts. Location: Thomas Haney Secondary, 23000 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge. For more information or to register, go to http://bctf.ca/bctla/conference/, or contact Halia Hirniak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25 Richmond, BC. BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) is hosting its annual fall conference, "Math Outside the Box" at Steveston-London Secondary in Richmond. There will be a variety of sessions for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers. Check out our website www.bcamt.ca for more information.
October 25 Richmond, BC. BCScTA (BC Science Teachers' Association) "Catalyst 2013." Keynote speaker: John Nightingale--CEO Vancouver Aquarium. Come and join your science teacher colleagues for a day of high quality science professional development with many hands-on workshops and opportunities to network. Location: H.J Cambie Secondary, 4151 Jacombs Road, Richmond, BC V6V 1N7. For more information or to register, go to www.bcscta.ca or contact person email@example.com.
October 25 Squamish, BC. BCTEA (BC Technology Education Association) "Rebuilding for the Future" Location: Howe Sound Secondary School, 38430 Buckley Avenue, Squamish. For more information or to register, go to: www.bctea.org. Contact person: Vicki Schenk, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25 Surrey, BC. BCBEA (BC Business Education Association) "BizTech 2013." Keynote speaker: Rebecca Bollwitt. The conference will focus on blending the technology and social media into the classroom. Location: Kwanten Polytechnic University, 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey. For more information and to register, go to www.bcbea.ca, or contact Harmale Sangha at 778-838-6578.
October 25 Surrey, BC. PAGE (BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education) fall conference "Education for an Economics of Happiness." Keynote speaker: Mark Anielski. Workshops and keynote linked to ways we can integrate the economics of happiness into our classrooms. Primary, intermediate, and secondary focused workshops from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch included. Location: Fraser Heights Secondary, 16060 108th Avenue, Surrey. For more information or to register, go to: www.pagebc.ca. Contact: Betty Gilgoff, 604-732-8941.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. LATA (Learning Assistance Teachers' Association) "Success Through Self-Regulation: The key to 21st century learning" LATA invites all teachers to join UBC self-regulation researchers and consultants, Dr. Debra Butler and Dr. Nancy Perry, for a 21st century look at promoting optimal learning. Lenore Gibbons, from the BC Ministry of Education, will update participants on categorization in special education. Additional related break-out sessions will also be offered. Location: TBA. For further information, contact Maureen Bencze at email@example.com.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. CUEBC (Computer-Using Educators of BC) annual fall conference includes keynote speaker and over 30 workshops featuring a variety of topics related to Educational Technology. Vendor display and door prizes, including 11 iPad devices. Location: David Thompson Secondary, 1755 East 55th Avenue, Vancouver. For more information, contact Mike Silverton at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://cuebc.ca/cue/.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. AEGTCCBC (Association for Educators of Gifted, Talented & Creative Children in BC) "Engaging Gifted Students through Problem Based Learning" Keynote speaker: Shelah Gallagher. Participants will be introduced to the problem-based learning approach. This approach immerses students in real-world, complex situations in order to learn core curriculum. Whilst searching for a solution, students simultaneously learn content and improve their skills in research, higher-order thinking, decision-making and more. It is a very useful strategy in gifted education as it provides challenging and interesting projects in depth. Location: Holiday Inn Express Vancouver--Metrotown, 4405 Central Blvd., Burnaby, BC. Please register online at http://www.aegtccbc.ca/. Contact person: Elizabeth Ensing email@example.com or phone 604-574-0465.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. BCEDLPSA (BC Educators for Distributed Learning PSA) will be offering workshops relating to distributed learning at the CUEBC (Computer-Using Educators of BC) annual fall conference. Keynote speaker and over 30 workshops featuring a variety of topics related to educational technology. Vendor display and door prizes, including 11 iPad devices. Location: David Thompson Secondary, 1755 East 55th Avenue, Vancouver. For more information, contact Mike Silverton at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://cuebc.ca/cue/.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. BCSSTA (BC Social Studies Teachers' Association) "Making Sense of Changing Worlds" Keynote speaker: Joel Bakan and John Myers. Location: Vancouver Technical Secondary School, 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver. To register, go to: http://bcssta.wordpress.com/10-2/. For more information, go to: http://bcssta.wordpress.com/. Any questions e-mail: email@example.com.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. BCDEA (BC Dance Educators' Association) annual conference is at Gladstone Secondary School, 4105 Gladstone Street. Keynote speaker, nine workshops to choose from for elementary and secondary school educators: Contemporary Technique, Contemporary Choreography, Hip Hop, Shiamak World Beat Bollywood, Afro-Cuban, Swing Jazz, Locking and Mindfulness Through Movement. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
October 25 Vancouver, BC. BCPTA (BC Primary Teachers' Association) Primary Leadership Conference "Teaching from the Heart." Keynote address and breakout session by Mary Gordon, founder president and inspiration behind the "Roots of Empathy" program. Keynote address "The Emotionally Literate Classroom" and session "Emotional Regulation." Location: Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver. For a list of the numerous presenters, more information about the conference, and/or to register, go to www.bcpta.ca. Registrar: Joy Silver, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-941-2606.
October 25 West Vancouver, BC. ESLPSA (English as a Second Language Provincial Specialist Association) Annual fall conference "Elevating Their Voices: Connecting communities." Keynote: Dr. Stephen Talmy. All-day workshops at West Vancouver Secondary, 1750 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver. For more information, contact Marc Tremblay at email@example.com. To register, go to http://ellpsa.ca/?page_id=26.
October 25-26 Burnaby, BC. PITA (Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association) annual fall conference. Over 70 workshops on Friday and Saturday with ideas to inspire and support Grade 4-9 teachers in all subject areas. Featuring: Michael Newnham from Smarter Science, Fay Browlie on thinking and inquiry, Diana Cruchley on writing and journaling, and workshops for French, visual arts, math, literacy, technology, and more! Byrne Creek Secondary, 7777 18th Street, Burnaby. Register at www.pita.ca. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 25-26 Nanaimo, BC. BCCASA (BC Culinary Arts Specialist Association) annual fall conference "Great Big Sea." Our topic is what the sea has to offer in resources in current and future practices and what is being done to preserve its increasingly fragile state. Get up close and personal with a live 10-foot-long 48-year sturgeon and hundreds of her relatives at Vancouver Island University's Sturgeon Research Station. Tour a real working seafood cannery and two other mid island seafood processing plants. Explore VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station with the opportunity to harvest and eat your own oysters. Be prepared to feast as VIU's Culinary Arts Students create our traditional evening dinner. Registration and more details will soon be posted at http://www.bctf.ca/bccasa/. For more information, contact Eric Mac Neill at email@example.com.
October 25-26 Vernon, BC. ABCDE (Association of BC Drama Educators) annual fall conference "Exploring the Dramatic Interior." Keynote and workshops featuring a range of practical drama teaching practices including new ways to explore text, voice, and body; primary and middle school drama activities; beginner and advanced stagecraft and stage make-up; TOC "one-off" drama lesson plans and so much more! Also included will be a beautiful tour of a local winery. Location: WL Seaton Secondary, 2701 41st Avenue, Vernon. For more information, please contact Lana OBrien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 1-2 Vancouver, BC. The Science of Making Friends: Helping socially challenged teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Presented by: Elizabeth Laugeson, Ph.D., Director of the PEERS Program, University of California, Los Angeles. PEERS is a social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has an evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with ASD, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. The focus of this two-day event, aimed primarily at parents, will be the role parents play in this approach. Early bird rates are $200/$250--deadline is October 3, 2013. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html.
November 2 Chilliwack, BC. Technology For Your Toolbox: Boardmaker and iPad. Presented by: Brenda Fossett, Ph.D., BCBA-D, University of Alberta. This presentation will provide an overview of technology and software applications that can facilitate communication and learning for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Early bird rates are $100/$140--deadline is October, 2013. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html.
November 15-16 Vancouver, BC. Sibshop Training: Building community support for siblings of children with special needs. Presented by: Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project, Seattle, WA. This is an opportunity to discuss the feelings often experienced by brothers and sisters: peer issues, resentment, loss, and concerns about the future, and how to increase the unique strengths often demonstrated by siblings, including compassion, advocacy, insight, and tolerance. Register for Day 1 or both days; Day 2 will focus on developing Sibshop groups across BC and has limited registration. Day 1 attendance is a prerequisite for attendance at Day 2. Early bird rates are $200/$250--deadline is October 3, 2013. For more information and to register, go to: http://www.actcommunity.net/autism-education/upcoming-live-events.html.
January 30-February 1, Vancouver, BC. The Early Years Conference 2014--Shaping Childhood: Factors that Matter. This conference will explore the complex nature of the social, physical and biological environments that shape children's development. Multiple elements interact to create dynamic contexts that contribute significantly to early and lifelong well-being. Similarly, children influence their environments to shape their developmental paths. All of these factors matter. Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver. To view the advance notice, visit: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/EarlyYears2014/AdvanceNotice.pdf. Call for abstracts now available! For submission guidelines, please visit: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/EarlyYears2014/abstracts.asp. Abstract submission is now available! To submit your abstract, please visit: http://www.dentistry.ubc.ca/interprofessional/submissionform.asp?conference_id=28. For further information and future updates, please visit the course website at http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca. E-mail email@example.com to get on an enquiry list for updates.
February 20-21 Richmond, BC. SEA (Special Education Association) Crosscurrents Conference. Keynote speaker: Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift. Keynote and sessions related to students with special and diverse learning needs, for classroom teachers, special education teachers, administrators, educational assistants and parents. Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond. Register online using the SEA website link http://www.seaofbc.ca/. Contacts--registrar: Rae Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Koropatnick, email@example.com.
February 20-21 Vancouver, BC. BCAEA (BC Alternate Education Association) "Challenge and Change" BCAEA's 27th annual conference highlighting Dr. Gordon Neufeld as keynote. Over 30 sessions to choose from featuring diverse topics especially chosen to be relevant to all those associated with the more vulnerable students typically enrolled in alternative learning environments. Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver. To register (goes live mid-fall), go to: http://bctf.ca/bcaea/conference.html. For more information, http://bctf.ca/bcaea/index.html. Conference co-ordinator: DJ Pauls at firstname.lastname@example.org.
30.A. 14 That for the purposes of a province-wide PSA day, the BCTF supports the third Friday in October as the day on which all districts hold a professional day, except in years in which Thanksgiving Monday falls in the same week, in which case the fourth Friday would be the designated day.
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