WVTA Professional Development Committee
The WVTA ProD Committee meets regularly and includes representatives from each school site. A focus of these meetings is for ProD reps to share what is occurring at each site, and to support ProD reps in acquiring leadership skills to facilitate and support the school-based professional development at their school.
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2018 Professional Development Opportunities
Apr 20, Vancouver, BC
Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this hands-on seminar you will discover what it is like to have a brain with autism. Once you experience the difference between a typical brain and a brain with autism, you will be able to design more effective and successful interventions that lead to successful independence into their adult years! Join autism expert and author, Cara Daily, PhD, and learn how to integrate the latest research on brain development in your work with children with autism (0-19 years). You will walk away with up-to-date behavioural strategies to teach new skills and behaviours related to co-occurring deficits. For more information email@example.com
Apr 20 to Apr 21, Haida Gwaii, BC
The Justice of Place: Indigenous Ways, Social Justice, and Teaching
Friday: Teachers, Students, Community Members and Elders will share their knowledge through workshops with a variety of topics including reconciliation, indigenous sovereignty, indigenous ways of being, anti-poverty issues, environmental justice, womens rights, antiracism, gender and LGBTQ equity, violence prevention, and trauma-informed approaches to teaching and learning.
Friday Evening: a social for teachers at the Haida Heritage Centre. Saturday: Place based learning will occur with visits to the communities, the Haida Heritage Centre, Carving sheds, and the North Beach. Saturday Evening: Shared meal and accommodation on North Beach in the Hiellen Cabins. For more info visit http://www.haidagwaiiteachers.com/
Apr 24, Vancouver, BC
Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies in Vancouver
This workshop provides practical and accessible strategies which can be applied across the lifespan and address the physical, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of anxiety. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/anxiety-vancouver4-24/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call : (204) 452-9199
Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
Apr 25, Vancouver, BC
Depression Practical Intervention Strategies in Vancouver
This workshop reviews a variety of effective strategies that can be used to help an individual who is struggling with depression. For more information, please visit our website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/depression-vancouver4-25/ Email: email@example.com
Call : (204) 452-9199 Toll-Free: (877) 353-3205
April 27, 2018, Whistler Hilton Resort, Whistler, BC
myPita.ca Whistler Conference - Co-presented by myPita.ca, BCATML & BCTELA
Faye Brownlie - AM: Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses with Indigenous Texts; PM: Critical Thinking in Language Arts
James Denby & Robin Ulster - Am: Ditch the Devices: Unplugged Coding Games; PM: Design Thinking Across the Curriculum
Bryan Gidinski - AM: Out Loud - Bringing Curriculum Out of the Closet; PM: Fact and Fiction - Making the Most of Research
Jessica Johnson - AM: Weaving Indigenous Knowledge into Math; PM: Traditional Oral Storytelling Across the Curriculum
BCTF members $130 until April 18th, $150 starting April 19th. TTOCs, Student Teachers, SEA's $70; $90 after April 18th.
Select a morning and an afternoon workshop. Register at www.mypita.ca
May 5, UBC, Vancouver
IOP Conference - Leading Our Own Learning
Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our practice, many of us engage in classroom, program or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how and the why of our practice.
On May 5th 2018, UBC will host the 21st Annual IOP Conference where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice.
The IOP conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. The final session of the conference will include large-group facilitated discussions on the most prominent conference sub-themes as identified by the presenters and participants. http://iop.educ.ubc.ca/
May 11, Vancouver
Understanding Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth in Vancouver
This workshop will provide a general overview of the common mental health concerns for children and youth, signs and symptoms, themes for treatment and the controversies that surround some of the diagnoses. For more information visit the website: http://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/umi-children-vancouver5-11/
Phone: (604) 452-9199
Toll Free: (877) 353=3205
May 17 to May 19, Whistler, BC
PHE Canada's National Conference
The National Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school, family and community. Delegates are people involved with the health, physical activity and education needs of children and youth including educators, public health, researchers, administrators, recreation leaders, physical education specialists and generalists and others who want more information regarding the health of the whole child. For more information - www.bctf.ca/pebc/