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October 19, 2018 Events

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Friday, October 19, 2018
» ABCDE 2018 fall Drama conference-"Creative Spaces."
Oct 19 to Oct 20, Vancouver, BC
Join us at the Vancouver Film School, and celebrate the creative space that we all work in as drama and film educators. There will be a variety of workshops for drama teachers, film teachers, and elementary and middle school teachers in the amazing VFS venues. This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues from across the province, socialize, learn, and play. See you there.
Website: abcde.ourconference.ca for updates and registration.

Aboriginal Education Association Provincial Specialist Association (AEA PSA) annual conference Allies for Reconciliation
Oct 19, Langley, BC
Keynote will include a viewing of the recently released film Finding Peter Bryce followed by a variety of workshops at both elementary and secondary levels. Examples of workshop topics include Sixties Scoop, MMIW Teacher guide, Secret Path, Infusing Aboriginal Content, and more. Look for updates and registration links on the AEA PSA website, or contact Janet Stromquist at jstromqu@gmail.com
Website: https://abedassociation@wordpress.com

BC Montessori PSA annual conference: The Montessori Mind
Oct 19, Maple Ridge, BC
Keynote speaker: Dr. Adele Diamond, one of the pioneers in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience, is at the forefront of research on executive functions and how these functions are affected by biological and environmental factors, especially in children. Dr. Diamond is an admirer of the Montessori Method and how this hands-on program aids in children's cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. Dr. Diamond's practical and insightful findings will lead you to a deeper understanding of all the students in your classroom. She is not to be missed! A variety of workshops for primary and intermediate classrooms will be offered including Making Grammar Fun and Memorable through Stories and Activities (Patricia Patrick), Montessori Math Exploration (Michael Piper), and many more! Website: www.bcmontessoripsa.org/ Contact: executive@bcmontessoripsa.org

BC Music Educators' Association Conference
Oct 18 to Oct 20, Richmond, BC
Annual BCMEA Conference for all Music Educators in BC. Come and learn about best practices in your music classrooms, with workshops ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and beyond! Contact psac52@bctf.ca

BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA) conference
Oct 19, Richmond, BC
Conference opening performance: Teddy Anderson, Hoop Dance, and a Message of Unity. Keynote Speaker: David Bouchard: How to Teach Students to Love Reading and Become Lifelong Readers. Cross Curricular Program for New and Experienced Primary Teachers. Resources to support the new curriculum, core competencies, student self-assessment, Integrating the First Nations curriculum, Enhancing your daily instruction, and much more. Trish Hands, Registrar contact Hands@hotmail.com BCPTA website: www.bcpta.ca

BC Social Studies Teachers' Association's annual conference
Oct 19, Vancouver, BC
Registration is open for the BC Social Studies Teachers' Association's annual conference "Building a Better Tomorrow: Acting Now for a Better Future", featuring Naomi Klein as keynote and multiple workshops focused on enabling teachers to guide students to be active citizens in an increasingly complex and challenging world. Partnered with Peace and Global Educators (PAGE).Visit bcssta.wordpress.com/

BC TESOL annual conference and AGM
Oct 19, Burnaby, BC
The annual conference and AGM of BC TESOL: Empowering Diversity. There will be sessions for all who support English language learners-specialists, generalists, and K-12. This year's keynote will be Tan Huynh "Empowering ELLs". Visit https://events.eply.com/BCTESOL2018

BCAMT Northwest Mathematics Conference
Oct 18 to Oct 20, Whistler, BC
The BCAMT is proud to present the 2018 edition of the NorthWest Mathematics Conference in beautiful Whistler, BC! Our Keynote Speaker is Tracy Zager, the author of Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant Classrooms. One of the top professional learning books available to math teachers of all grade levels. Join us and meet fellow BC educators and math specialists from around BC and North America. Other featured speakers include Annie Fetter, Graham Fletcher, Marian Small, Christina Tondevold, Michael Fenton and Fawn Nguyen, with more to come! For more information go to www.bcamt.ca/bcamt or email Marc Garneau at piman314g@gmail.com.

BCATML Celebrating Languages conference 2018
Oct 19, Richmond, BC
BCATML is very excited to welcome award-winning and teacher and technology coach, Sylvia Duckworth, as this year's conference keynote. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Sylvia's mantra of connect, collaborate, and create will infuse your imagination as you embark on the redesigned curriculum by bringing innovation into your language classroom. Both a Google certified trainer and Apple Distinguished Educator, Sylvia's presentation will inspire all second language teachers and showcase more tools than you can imagine. Come join over 500 other second language teachers of French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Spanish at the Richmond Executive Inn Hotel! Fasten your seatbelts, and get ready to be inspired! More information at www.bcatml.org.

BCBEAs BizTech 2018 Conference and AGM
Oct 19, Vancouver, BC
The BCBEA annual conference and AGM is proud to offer you a great line-up of speakers and presenters relevant to the topics of business, technology, and supporting the new curriculum! Register today at www.bcbea.ca to reserve your spot to engage in some of the following topics and early bird pricing specials: Coding Space Invaders, Our Youth, the Leaders of Tomorrow and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Media and the Self, Using My Blueprint with the New Careers Curriculum, Fake News! Being Aware in Today's Digital Environment, Building your School’s Business Program, Social Media by Jessie Miller, and many more!

BCCASA Chocolate, Pastries, and Bubbles in the Okanagan
Oct 19 to Oct 20, Penticton, BC
The BCCASA has paired with Okanagan College Culinary & Pastry Programs delving into the "Sweet Side of Life". We will be very busy with hands on chocolate and pastry classes in the college, touring and tasting areas of Kelowna and take in one of B.C.'s largest farmer's markets in Penticton. While in Penticton, we will be treated to an Educational seminar & Tasting taught by an International Champagne Master in all things bubbly.
For more information please visit our BCCASA website at www.bccasa.ca

BCSCA conference 2018
Oct 19, Richmond, BC
In response to the increasingly diverse, complex, and challenging responsibilities facing school counsellors, this years conference is designed to bring colleagues together to combat disillusionment, burnout, and compassion fatigue. The re: NEW Conference intends to provide opportunities to indulge in radical self-care (re: TREAT), celebrate resiliency and collegiality within the profession (re: GROUP), and equip school counsellors with skills, tools, and programs to strengthen our practice (re: FUEL).
Contact cheryl.fiske@sd23.bc.ca

BCScTA Catalyst Conference The Changing Face of Science
Oct 19, Kelowna, BC
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David G. (Dave) Harper is a science educator, researcher, and technology CEO. Educated from K to Ph.D. in BC, he is an advocate for education, science and technology, diversity and inclusiveness, environmental sustainability, and is passionate about the importance of critical reasoning and healthy skepticism.
For three years, Dave was the co-host of the radio program, Think for Yourself, a current-affairs show about healthy skepticism and critical reasoning.
Delegate registration is now open. For more information about Catalyst 2018, please contact:
bcscta@jcmunro.com

BCTLA conference
Oct 19, Richmond, BC
The BC Teacher-Librarians are hosting their annual conference, with the theme "Challenge Accepted." Teacher-Librarians often take on many new initiatives and challenges in schools, and this conference will provide hands-on workshops to dig deep into various topics. Our keynote speaker is Toni Samek from University of Alberta, speaking on library ethics, intellectual freedom, and critical librarianship. Contact bctla.jessica.bonin@gmail.com

CUEBC 2018
Oct 19 to Oct 20, Surrey, BC
Two days of amazing discovery learning in the world of Educational Technology. Keynote: Tracy Poelzer. Save $40 Super Early Bird Tickets available until May 31, 2018. Save $20 Early Bird Tickets available June 1 to September 15, 2018.
The first 200 registrants will be entered into a draw to win a Chromebook laptop! The winner will be drawn randomly at the conference on October 19, 2018. Contact psac65@bctf.ca for more information

Carpe Teachum: Engaging Learners! A BCCLA and BCECTA for PSA DAY!
Oct 19, Coquitlam, BC
Join BCECTA and BCCLA for PSA DAY! 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Calling all new teachers, TTOC, teachers new to position, mentors or teachers with an interest in co-operative learning, SEL, curriculum, and play-based learning! Open the day at 8:30 a.m. with coffee/snacks and a play note, an interactive keynote, provided by Sheldon Franken, Inquiry Adventures and Vancouver Counsellor who has presented on experiential-based social-emotional learning, self-regulation, and adventure-based counselling to organizations across Canada. Then enjoy two 90-minute workshop electives including co-operative learning, practical play, classroom management, social-emotional learning, core competencies, and more. Featuring: Joyce Stiglitz from Kagan who will be focusing on using Kagan structures to create collaborative learning environments (Both elementary and secondary sessions will be offered). A snack break is also provided to network and explore resource tables. Early Bird: TTOC/Student teacher $65 and Regular $95 After September 1: TTOC/Student teacher $95 and Regular $125
Contact: hstibbs@cta43.org

Carpe Teachum: Engaging Learners! A BCECTA and BCCLA for PSA DAY!
Oct 19, Coquitlam, BC
Join BCECTA and BCCLA for PSA DAY! 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Calling all new teachers, TTOC, teachers new to position, mentors or teachers with an interest in co-operative learning, SEL, curriculum, play-based learning! Open the day at 8:30 a.m. with coffee/snacks and a play note, an interactive keynote, provided by Sheldon Franken, Inquiry Adventures and Vancouver Counsellor who has presented on experiential-based social-emotional learning, self-regulation, and adventure-based counselling to organizations across Canada. Then enjoy two 90-minute workshop electives including co-operative learning, practical play, classroom management, social-emotional learning, core competencies, and more. Both elementary and secondary sessions will be offered. A snack break is also provided to network and explore resource tables. Early Bird: TTOC/Student Teacher $65 and Regular $95 After September 1: TTOC/Student teacher $95 and Regular $125 Email bcecta@gmail.com for BCECTA for PSA Day!

Congrès annuel de l'APPIPC
Oct 19, Vancouver, BC
Le thème du congrès 2018 est "Je parle, donc je suis...bilingue" centré autour de l'identité. Contact sbergeron@sd43.bc.ca

LATA Reading and Learning Disabilities: A Personal Perspective
Oct 19, Vancouver, BC
Keynote Speaker: Rick Moore, How One Family Took on the Public Education System—Moore v. British Columbia (Education). Breakout topics include executive functioning, reading recovery, self-regulation, ELL, and much more! Visit www.latabc.com for more information.

MOVE YOUR BODY at the BC Dance Educators' Association Dance conference 2018!
Oct 19, Burnaby, BC
Workshops for all levels and styles. Contemporary and Hip Hop/Waking-Ouro Collective, Bollywood-Shiamak, Safer Stretching-Erika Mayall, Rhythm Tap-Jennifer Bishop, Latin Fusion-Baza Dance, Broadway Jazz-Craig Hempsted, Chinese Dance-Jessica Jone, Creative Dance-Lorraine White Wilkanson. For more information and registration www.bcdea.ca or email psac73@bctf.ca

On The/ThreSH, (h)old/Art, Media, and Photography conference
Oct 19 to Oct 20, Vancouver, BC
Threshold 2018 will bring together elementary, intermediate, secondary, post- secondary, and community art, media and photography educators from across BC and the Pacific North West. Keynotes, workshops, breakout sessions, artist talks, tours, and networking with prove this conference to be a great professional development opportunity. More info visit www.bcata.ca

Physical Education-British Columbia and the 32nd annual QDPE conference
Oct 19, New Westminster, BC
This year will be exciting with wide variety of sessions which will include physical education, assessment, health and collaboration. Our goal this year is to connect with others around our province, share best practices, and have everyone leave feeling inspired and ready to try something new. Contact psac54@bctf.ca

THESA Conference—Weaving Indigenous Perspectives
Oct 19 to Oct 20, Prince George, BC
The annual THESA conference will offer a uniquely Northern perspective with a focus on Aboriginal education and ways of knowing. Workshops will support both new and experienced teachers in foods, textiles, and family studies. Content and perspectives will be provided which will help teachers integrate and embrace the new and revised curriculum across subject areas, including both Elementary and Secondary levels of Applied Design, Skills and Technologies. Contact psac47@bctf.ca

The Association of Educators of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children in BC (AEGTCCBC) annual conference
Oct 19, Coquitlam, BC
AEGTCCBC annual conference Personalizing Curriculum for High Ability Learners. Join Dr. Lannie Kanevsky as we learn practical tools and strategies for personalizing BC's new curriculum for high-ability learners. We will be exploring the Tool Kit for High-End Curriculum Differentiation and exploring the new Possibilities for Learning website. This event is for both elementary and secondary teachers. Please bring your own laptop. Contact psac63@bctf.ca

myPITA fall conference
Oct 19 to Oct 20, Delta, BC
myPITA's fall conference features two fabulous days with over 70 workshops in nearly every subject area. Speakers include Gabor Mate, Gary Anaka, Diana Cruchley, Tom Kero, and many more. Visit www.pita.ca soon for more information and to register. This conference sells out early!