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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2019/2020 Professional Development Opportunities
BCTF New Teachers' Conferences 2020 - Wellness, safety and balance in life and on the job.
January 25, Sheraton Hotel, Richmond BC
May 23 - Prestige Lakeside Hotel, Nelson BC
Registration for each conference will open soon. Watch for more information here or on the BCTF website. Contact: Lucie Ferrari, email@example.com
Early Years Conference 2020
January 30 & 31, Vancouver, BC
The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Complex factors impacting children's development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families will be explored. This year's theme Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children.
Conference participants can expect to: Explore collaborative approaches; consider the significance of relationships in the context of children, families and the communities they are part of; Review the latest evidence-based research and practice related to child development, early childhood intervention, and family support; Be inspired to Listen Together, Learn Together and Act Together in all aspects of service and support of children, their families and their communities.
More information here: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/earlyyears2020/
Alternate Challenge and Change 2020 - BCAEA 33rd. Annual Conference
Feb 12 to 14, Vancouver, BC
The BC Alternate Education Association's 33rd annual Challenge and Change Conference features speakers on a wide variety of topics of interest to teachers, administrators, youth care workers, and others engaged with at-risk youth in an alternate education setting. Visit their website bcaea.com for further details.
BCTF New Teachers' Conferences 2020 - Wellness, Safety, Balance in Life and On the Job
January 25, 2020 - Sheraton Hotel, Richmond BC. Click Here for more information.
May 23, 2020 - Prestige Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre, Nelson, BC. Click Here for more information.
The BCTF New Teachers' Conferences bring together members from all over the province, offering unique networking and sharing opportunities. Registration for the conferences opening in November and March. Special rates for Student Teachers and New TTOCs. Watch for more information here and on the BCTF website.
Friday and Saturday, February 20-21, Richmond, BC
Teachers of Inclusive Education of BC are holding Crosscurrents 2020 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel. Keynote speaker Zach Anner, is an award-wining comedian, show host, and public speaker. Born prematurely and underweight, Zach was born with cerebral palsey and an uncertain future. With a mixture of humour and heart, Zach shares his story. There will also be several other speakers on inclusive education relevant for K-12 teachers, administrators, and others working with children and youth in schools. For more information visit our website at tiebc.com.
myPita.ca in partnership with the BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages & BC Scince Teachers' Association
Whistler Conference 2020
Friday, May 15, Whistler Hilton Resort
Early Bird Registration: $140 until April 10th, $160 starting April 11th. Student teachers, TTOCs & SEA’s $75/$95.
Morning workshops 9:30-11:45. Adrienne Gear; Kindra Harte; Phil Bakker; Paul Britton.
Afternoon workshops 1:15-3:30 .Adrienne Gear; Tanya Campbell & Andrea Leeks; John Munro; Morgan Whitehouse..
REGISTRATION open now (fills quickly, and is on the May long weekend), and includes PSA membership. Register at www.mypita.ca
Many conferences being offered can be previewed on the BCTF PD Calendar link: https://bctf.ca/PDCalendar/