BCTF PD Calendar

The BCTF provides this professional development calendar as a service to members. The placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.

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April 2019
April 22 Vancouver, BC. Anxiety-Practical Intervention Strategies in Vancouver
This workshop explores practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Cognitive-Behavioural Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Body-Oriented Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Mind-Body Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-vancouver4-22/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 23 Vancouver, BC. Depression-Practical Intervention Strategies in Vancouver
This workshop explores a holistic understanding of depression, and reviews practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Exploring Strengths and Resources " Changing Patterns of Thinking Influenced by Depression " Investigating and Highlighting Successes " Habit Practice and Contrasting (Old Way, New Way) " The Recovery Process from Depression For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/depression-vancouver4-23/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 23 Port Hardy, BC. First Aid
First Aid full day. To register, contact Jen Cattermole at jcattermole@sd85.bc.ca
April 24 - 25 Richmond, BC. 2 Day Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Anger Issues with Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for students and clients to improve. This dynamic two day workshop will address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders. Benefits to Attending Beyond behaviour charts  Truly intervene with difficult behaviours Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder & important DSM-5 updates The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop Why child/adolescent terrorist behaviours work Technology and behaviours & video games, electronic bullying, learning styles Case studies & experiences. http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 24 3:45 - 4:45 PM at Bear Creek Elementary Library, 13780 80 Ave., Surrey. SFU Info Session - Learning in the Early Years, K-3, Surrey/Langley (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed in partnership with SD #36, Surrey and SD #35, Langley for teachers who seek to deepen their understanding of learners aged 4 - 8. Start Term: Fall 2019 (September) Applications Open: March 1, 2019 Applications Close: July 26, 2019 More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/learning_early_years3.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
April 25 Victoria, BC. Depression-Practical Intervention Strategies in Victoria
This workshop explores a holistic understanding of depression, and reviews practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Exploring Strengths and Resources " Changing Patterns of Thinking Influenced by Depression " Investigating and Highlighting Successes " Habit Practice and Contrasting (Old Way, New Way) " The Recovery Process from Depression For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/depression-victoria4-25/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 26 - 28 Le centre culturel Francophone de vancouver, 1551 West 7 avenue, Vancouver. Salon du Livre de Vancouver
All of BC is invited to the first French Book Salon at the end of April.This all-free event is your chance to look at a wide array of books and buy them if you want to, as well as participate in seminars and discussions with authors for kids and adults over three days. This French book fair will be quite sizable with some 18 authors attending. Some will present a seminar, activities or talks, some will simply be there to sign their works. The organizers, Vancouver novelist Lyne Gareau, the Conseil Cuturel et Artistique Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique (CCAFCB), Midtown Press, and the group of French publishers outside of Quebec (REFC), were able to convince RECF members to send some of their writers to our shores for three days of celebration with kids' activities, speed booking and open mike for adults, as well as round-table discussions and book sales. Local authors and publishers will also be there and offer a pan-Canadian, free, and notably multicultural event at the French Cultural Center in Vancouver, April 26 in the evening and Apri 27-28 during the day. Contact daniellemarcotte@rocketmail.com This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 26 Victoria, BC. Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Anger Issues with Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for students and clients to improve. This dynamic workshop will address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders. Benefits to Attending Beyond behaviour charts  Truly intervene with difficult behaviours Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder & important DSM-5 updates The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop Why child/adolescent terrorist behaviours work Technology and behaviours& video games, electronic bullying, learning styles Case studies & experiences http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 26 Victoria, BC. Anxiety-Practical Intervention Strategies in Victoria
This workshop explores practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Cognitive-Behavioural Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Body-Oriented Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Mind-Body Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-victoria4-26/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 29 General Gordon Elementary School, Vancouver, BC. Hands-on Physics for K-7 classrooms
Join ingridscience, a Vancouver-based hands-on science education resource, to experience low-cost teacher-tested activities that fuel curiosity and inquiry. Try out age-appropriate experiments exploring forces, energy transformation and Newton's Laws. Documentation for each activity includes Science Curricular Competencies and Content connections, materials lists and links to the ingridscience database. If you are looking to build your science activity collection, or are starting to bring hands-on science into your classroom, the workshop brings new ideas in an environment of discussion and sharing. Instructor: Ingrid Sulston, PhD and Vancouver School Board Scientist in Residence. Register at www.ingridscience.ca This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 29 - 30 Edmonton, AB. High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviour in Children and Adolescents
This intensive, two-day hands-on workshop provides evidence-based behavioural intervention strategies, essential treatment tools, and successful psychosocial techniques to teach new skills to children, adolescents and young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA). Dr. Daily will provide interesting case studies, demonstrations, and activities that will help you better understand high functioning autism and give you practical intervention techniques for social success, improved mood, positive behaviour changes, and overcoming challenging co-occurring behaviours. Join autism expert and author, Cara Daily, PhD, BCBA, and learn how to integrate the latest research on brain development, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and behavioural interventions in your work with children with autism (0-25 years). You will walk away with up-to-date evidenced-based strategies to teach new skills and behaviours related to co-occurring deficits such as: Social-Communication Sensory Anxiety/Rigidity Oppositional Defiant Disorder Meltdowns Psychotropic medications Social-Pragmatic Language Disorder ADHD/Executive Functions Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Sex Education Depression Self-Help Skills http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
April 30 Kelowna, BC. Anxiety-Practical Intervention Strategies in Kelowna
This workshop explores practical and accessible strategies which can be applied to all ages, and help address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of anxiety. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Cognitive-Behavioural Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Body-Oriented Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Mind-Body Anxiety Reduction Strategies " Anxiety and its Natural Purpose " Building a New Pattern: Steps Toward Change For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-kelowna4-30/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 2019
May 1 Kelowna, BC. Depression-Practical Intervention Strategies in Kelowna
This workshop explores a holistic understanding of depression, and reviews practical skills for building motivation and setting realistic goals for supporting those living with depression. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Exploring Strengths and Resources " Changing Patterns of Thinking Influenced by Depression " Investigating and Highlighting Successes " Habit Practice and Contrasting (Old Way, New Way) " The Recovery Process from Depression For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/depression-kelowna5-1/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 1 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Vancouver Community College, Broadway campus, Room B2206, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver. SFU Info Session - Curriculum & Instruction: Post-Secondary, VCC (MEd)
This two-year program is designed to fill the consistent demand for upgrading of qualifications for both academic and non-academic instructors. The program focuses on issues pertaining to theoretical, practical, and research-based aspects of this area of study. Start Term: Spring 2020 Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 15, 2019 Find more about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/ci-ps.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/cgp-ps-rsvp.html
May 2 - 4 Delta, BC. Moving Assessment Forward in Strong and Wise Ways, 6th Annual Conference & Symposium by CAfLN
This May, researchers and educators from across Canada are gathering in Delta to share assessment for learning research and practice. This is a keen crowd and you can be part of it. Join us in focusing on the most high leverage research out there - how assessment for learning can move students forward. Don't miss out on talking with some of Canada's most loved researchers and practioners. " Dr. Lorna Earl, Assessment as Learning " Dr. Ken O'Connor, How to Grade for Learning " Dr. Judy Halbert and Dr. Linda Kaser, Spirals of Inquiry " Dr. Damian Cooper, Redefining FaTrade and Talk About Assessment " Katie White, Softening the Edges: Assessment practices that honor K-12 teachers and learners " Dr. Christine Young Husband " Janice Novakowski " Jennifer Moroz " and more! Choose from a large variety of breakout sessions led including " how to use the Assess-Respond-Instruct planning framework that puts AfL in action to bridge learning gaps " how some teachers have used student work as an organizing force in their collaboration " ways to use eportfolios to engage kids in formative descriptive feedback loops " what learning would look like if we focused more on pass/fail than grades " how to assess classroom conversations and school data in an intentional way " leadership strategies for taking teacher collab groups to a place of deep AfL learning " leadership for assessment for learning Build your own adventure! Sign up for all or some of the conference which includes: " May 2: School tours, elementary or secondary (you pick) " May 2: BBQ with cash bar and Ignite presentation at Farm Roots Mini School by the ocean in Boundary Bay ([ www.deltalearns.ca/farmroots ]www.deltalearns.ca/farmroots) " May 3: Conference Day " May 4: Symposium (members only) This conference will be in another part of the country next year, so if you live in the West, this year is the year to register. More information and registration available here: www.cafln.ca
May 6 3:45 - 4:45 PM at Langley District Office, Room 355, 4875 222 St, Langley. SFU Info Session - Learning in the Early Years, K-3, Surrey/Langley (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed in partnership with SD #36, Surrey and SD #35, Langley for teachers who seek to deepen their understanding of learners aged 4 - 8. Start Term: Fall 2019 (September) Applications Open: March 1, 2019 Applications Close: July 26, 2019 More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/learning_early_years3.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
May 8 - 10 Calgary, AB. The Calgary Educators Conference: Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges & Student Mental Health
A professional continuing education event pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Presented by Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP and Christine Dargon, Ph.D. and Kathy Morris, M.Ed. and Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP and Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. and George McCloskey, Ph.D. and Eboni Webb, Psy.D. and Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP and Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. and John T. Almarode, Ph.D. and Monique Gray Smith http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 10 Port Hardy, BC. CPI full day
CPI full day. To register, contact Angela Hagen at ahagen@sd85.bc.ca
May 14 - 16 Vancouver, BC. Train-the-Trainer Certification Workshop for De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations
Due to the high demand for this workshop and its relevance to many workplaces, CTRI offers a train-the-trainer program for our De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations" workshop. Training an internal trainer to deliver this workshop enhances organization know-how. It also saves costs at the same time.For more information, please visit: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/train-the-trainer-certification-vancouver5-14/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Toll Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 16 3:30-4:30 PM at Greater Victoria School District No. 61, IT Conference Rm, 556 Boleskine Rd, Victoria. SFU Info Session-Inclusive Education, blended online and in-person delivery, Victoria (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education (GDE) has been developed by Field Programs in partnership with School District #61, Victoria for elementary and secondary teachers. " Location: S61 Victoria " Suited for: Elementary, middle and secondary teachers " Start Term: Fall 2019 (Sep), an orientation is scheduled from Aug 24-26, 2019 " End Term: Summer 2021 (August) " Applications Open: March 1, 2019 " Application Deadline: July 26, 2019 Learn more about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/inclusive3.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-incl3-rsvp.html
May 17 UBC Vancouver. Coding for Your Classroom
Coding for Your Classroom will help grade 6-9 teachers learn how to incorporate computer science and coding activities into their classrooms. Content will be focused on easy-to-implement computer science activities appropriate to the grade level and connected to the BC curriculum. The day will begin with unplugged activities that promote computational thinking, and will finish with a few plugged activities. We will also explore how to make computer science fun, engaging, and inclusive in the classroom! Details and registration available here: https://www.geeringup.apsc.ubc.ca/teachers/pro-d/.
May 21 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Langley School Board Office, Room 306, 4875-222nd Street, Langley. SFU Info Session - Exploring Maker Pedagogy in Education, Langley (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education program (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School District #35, Langley for teachers interested in making, creating, innovating, building, design thinking, contributing to the school community, and in developing your pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry, this program is for you. Start Term: Fall 2019 (September) Applications Open: March 1, 2019 Applications Close: July 26, 2019 More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/maker-ped2.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
May 23 - 24 Edmonton, AB. 2 Day Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant, & Anger Issues with Children & Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for students and clients to improve. This dynamic two day workshop will address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders. Benefits to Attending Beyond behaviour charts  Truly intervene with difficult behaviours Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder & important DSM-5 updates The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop Why child/adolescent terrorist behaviours work Technology and behaviours& video games, electronic bullying, learning styles Case studies & experiences http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 27 Vancouver, BC. Challenging Behaviours in Youth-Strategies for Intervention in Vancouver
This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Your Response and the Role of Empathy " When Challenging Behaviour Escalates " A Coaching Model for Challenging Behaviours " Behaviour Guidance Strategies " What is Challenging Behaviour? For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/challenging-behaviours-in-youth-vancouver5-27/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
May 28 Victoria, BC. Challenging Behaviours in Youth-Strategies for Intervention in Victoria
This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Some of the Topics Reviewed " Your Response and the Role of Empathy " When Challenging Behaviour Escalates " A Coaching Model for Challenging Behaviours " Behaviour Guidance Strategies " What is Challenging Behaviour? For more information, please visit our website: https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/challenging-behaviours-in-youth-victoria5-28/ Email: info@ctrinstitute.com Ph : 204-452-9199 | Toll-Free: 877-353-3205 This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
June 2019
June 2 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Knowledge Mobilization Day
The University of British Columbia will be host to Congress, the largest Social Science and Humanities Conference in Canada. The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), will be holding their conference in the UBC Faculty of Education on June 1-5th. Sunday June 2nd is the Knowledge Mobilization Day, a one-day conference for Educators, Practitioners, Teacher-Researchers, and Administrators. The goal of the day is to create opportunities to share current research, stimulate dialogue connecting research and practice, and create scholarly connections among teachers, educators, researchers, and administrators. We hope that you will join us for a day of vibrant discussion and collaboration. The cost is $50 for the early bird and $75 at the door, and includes lunch. Registration and information is available in English and French. Registration portal: https://www.assocsrv.ca/csse/index.asp?LANG=E Instructions: under Event Registration select CSSE Knowledge Mobilization Day for Educators and Researchers and then select Registration. You will receive an email acknowledgement once your registration is complete. Portail pour linscription : https://www.assocsrv.ca/csse/index.asp?LANG=F Marche à suivre : sous « Inscription aux événements », choisir « Journée de mobilisation du savoir de la SCÉÉ pour les éducateurs et les chercheurs », puis choisir « Inscription ». Vous recevrez un accusé de réception par courriel une fois linscription terminée.
June 3 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. CAP Congress Workshop for Science Teachers at SFU
The SFU Department of Physics is hosting the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress June 3-7, 2019. On the first day of the Congress, June 3rd, there will be a workshop for local high school science teachers. This workshop will include the opportunity to attend the Opening Plenary talk by the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize Winner, Canadian Dr. Donna Strickland. The main focus of the workshop sessions will be learning how to adapt current laboratory activities to the new BC Curriculum design. There will also be an additional FREE workshop session on the use of Foldscope paper microscopes in the classroom. Teachers may choose to only attend the Foldscope session. For more info: http://www.sfu.ca/physics/outreach/cap-teachers-workshop.html
June 4 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Vancouver Community College, Broadway campus, Room B2206, 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver. SFU Info Session - Curriculum & Instruction: Post-Secondary, VCC (MEd)
This two-year program is designed to fill the consistent demand for upgrading of qualifications for both academic and non-academic instructors. The program focuses on issues pertaining to theoretical, practical, and research-based aspects of this area of study. Start Term: Spring 2020 Apply Now! Application Deadline: July 15, 2019 Find more about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/masters/ci-ps.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/cgp-ps-rsvp.html
June 11 4:00 - 5:00 PM at Walnut Grove Secondary, Library, 8919 Walnut Grove Dr, Langley. SFU Info Session - Exploring Maker Pedagogy in Education, Langley (GDE)
This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies in Education program (GDE) has been developed in partnership with School District #35, Langley for teachers interested in making, creating, innovating, building, design thinking, contributing to the school community, and in developing your pedagogical practice while engaging in sustained reflective inquiry, this program is for you. Start Term: Fall 2019 (September) Applications Open: March 1, 2019 Applications Close: July 26, 2019 More about this program: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/degreediploma/graddiplomafp/maker-ped2.html Information Session RSVP: http://www.sfu.ca/education/gs/explore/information-sessions/gde-rsvp.html
July 2019
July 7 Duncan, BC. Teaching with Heart
This 3 day course will include presentations on child development, story-telling and teaching science from a Waldorf perspective and will include artistic activities and practical classroom experiences. All the ideas presented are applicable to public school classrooms and will enrich and deepen the teaching practice of any elementary teacher. For more information contact Lisa Masterson at WCIGrades@gmail.com http://westcoastinstitute.org/courses/public-school-course This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
July 8 - 25 UBC Point Grey campus or UBC at Robson Square. French Summer Institutes at UBC-Bursary Program for BC Teachers
All BC certified teachers and some French Immersion staff may qualify for a bursary covering the full tuition, plus some travel expenses. For more information visit https://extendedlearning.ubc.ca/study-topic/french/french-immersion-summer-institutes/bursaries-bc-teachers or email or call us at languages.exl@ubc.ca or 604-822-1444.
July 15 - 17 Banff, AB. 3 Day Intensive: Working with Oppositional, Defiant and Anger Issues with Children and Adolescents
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD. Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for students and clients to improve. This dynamic workshop will address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic. Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders. Benefits to Attending Beyond behaviour charts - Truly intervene with difficult behaviours Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and important DSM-5 updates The #1 reason families inadvertently fuel defiant behaviours How educators and clinicians may be fuelling exactly what they are trying to stop Why child/adolescent terrorist behavios work Technology and behaviours and video games, electronic bullying, learning styles Case studies and experiences http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
July 17 - 19 Saskatoon, SK. Canadian Light Source Teachers' Workshop
The Canadian Light Source, Canada's national science research facility, is offering a 3-day hands-on workshop to high school teachers and professional educators across Canada. Participants will explore real life science connected to curricula by connecting science education with science research. What's in it for you? - Participate in synchrotron experiments - Learn about novel research - Explore the facility - Make connections to curriculum - Networking opportunities - An introduction to the award-winning Student on the Beamlines program Registration Fee: $250.00 + GST (includes lunches, evening social and teaching resource package) *Limited travel funding available Register: https://www.lightsource.ca/teachersworkshop This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.
August 2019
August 21 - 22 Abbotsford, BC. Educators Agriculture Tour (E.A.T)
Join BC Agriculture in the Classroom for two days of fun, food and an inside look at agriculture. Discover how your food is produced, the science and safety standards behind modern agriculture and best of all, taste incredible creations  fresh from the farm and vine. " Meet local BC farmers " Overnight accommodation, transportation and meals included " Educational resources to take back to your class " Swag bag with treats from local producers All applications will be entered to win a free registration for a 2019 program: Planting a Promise or Spuds in Tubs. Those programs already have waiting lists for 2019-20, so the winners get an automatic in! To apply for the E.A.T. Tour please visit our website https://www.bcaitc.ca/index.php/events/eat-educators-agricultural-tour. The bus is filling up quickly, so don't delay in registering! Learning about food never tasted so good!
October 2019
October 25 Chilliwack, BC. Teachers' of Home Economics Specialist Association Conference (THESA)
Come to scenic Chilliwack and explore Farm to Table in the Fraser Valley. Enjoy workshops, exhibits, time for reconnecting and networking, and more. Check out our website at https://www.thesaconference.ca/ for more information. Registration opens September 1, 2019.
December 2019
December 2 - 4 Vancouver, BC . The Vancouver Educators Conference: Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges & Student Mental Health
A professional continuing education event pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Presented by Gabor Maté, M.D. and Martha S. Burns, Ph.D. and Rebecca Moyes, M.Ed. and Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP and Peg Dawson, Ed.D., NCSP and Kathy Morris, M.Ed. and Cara Daily, Ph.D. and Jay Berk,Ph.D. http://www.jackhirose.com/ This placement of a non-BCTF event on this calendar should not be viewed as any kind of endorsement of the event. The BCTF does not accept any liability for errors or omissions in any of the information provided. Individuals planning to attend a conference should always contact the sponsoring organization to confirm the dates and other details of registration.