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.
Need a WVTA ProD Funding Application Form? Professional Growth Plan Template?
Fall 2017 Professional Development Opportunities
October 20-21, Vancouver, BC
2017 PSA Super Conference -
Change, Challenge, Opportunity: BC Teachers Sharing Successes, Shaping Futures
Register now to hold your spot!
- Massive exhibitors’ hall overflowing with interactive, inspirational and highly applicable professional learning opportunities created by 25 BC PSAs.
- Over 30 remarkable keynote presentations on big ideas from every subject area, brain research, digital literacy, inclusion and more.
- Hundreds of lectures, hands-on, and experiential workshops for K-12 teachers in every subject and specialty area presented at Vancouver Convention Centre East, Pan Pacific, Vancouver Telus World of Science, and Stanley Park Ecology Society.
- Access to a massive Exhibitors Hall featuring the latest educational products and services.
- Unlimited networking opportunities with nearly 6,000 BC educators and education.
- Optional one-year membership to the PSA of your choice (additional charge).
- Exclusive social event Friday night at the Telus World of Science
Oct 19 to Oct 21, Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Convention Centre East
myPita (Provincial Intermediate and Middle Years Teachers) Conference
Proudly Part of the Super Conference! Register now: www.psasuperconference.ca
Oct 19 to Oct 21, Vancouver, BC
"Time, Past, Present, Future. Celebrating 50 years of Drama with ABCDE"
The Association of BC Drama Educators is turning 50! Come celebrate by attending their Pro-D conference. In addition to the conference, on the 20 and 21 there will be a special Gala on the evening of October 19 at new Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre. Past, present, and future ABCDE members are welcome to participate in this year's festivities. Visit abcde.ourconference.ca for updates and registration
Oct 20, Surrey, BC
2017 BC Montessori PSA Annual Conference
Montessori in the 21st. Century: What does the future of public school Montessori look like and how do Montessorians deal with new curriculums and ever-changing technology. Keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Epstein, discusses how Montessori's pedagogy can exist in and the implications technology has on how we teach. Website: www.bcmontessoripsa.org/
Oct 20, Burnaby, BC - Burnaby Central Secondary School
BCAMT (BC Association of Mathematics Teachers) Annual Fall Conference
Keynote presentation given by Marc Garneau; Surrey District mathematics helping teacher and a variety of workshops for K-12 mathematics. Contact : Colin McLellan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference website: www.bcamt.ca/fall/2017/
Oct 20, Lake Country, BC - George Elliot School
2017 BCTELA (BC Association of Language Arts) Provincial Conference
This year's session will focus on topics such as exploring story and ourselves: fostering community and engagement through connections, reading and writing; connecting ELA to the core competancies; conconsidering gender identities; Aboriginal perspectives and principles of learning. A special panel to honour the work of Richard Wagamese.
Conference Host Hotel - Four Points by Sheraton, Kelowna Airport. Ph (833) 900-5505; ask for room block for BCTELA teachers.
To register: www.bctela.ca
November 6-7, Vancouver, BC
CTRI Brief Focused Counselling Skills Strategies from Leading Frameworks
This workshop provides participants with a deeper understanding of cognitive behavioural, strengths based, narrative and solution focused frameworks. For more information visit www.ctrinstitute.com or email email@example.com Phone 204 452 9199; Toll-Free 877 353 3205.
November 20-22, Langley, BC
The British Columbia School-Focuses Mental Health Conference
Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., NCSP "The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders"
Christine Dargon, Ph.D. "Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents"
Jay Berk, Ph.D. "Practical Strategies for Oppositional and Defiant Children & Adolescents"
Jeanette Gallus, RYT, MSE, MA "Yoga & Mindfulness in the Classroom"
Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. "Neurological Strategies for Building Students' Emotional Self-Management, Motivation, and Perseverance" and "Using Brain Research to Help Student Develop Their Executive Functions"
Eboni Webb, Psy.D. "Rescuing the Dysregulated Child"
Christine Dargon, Ph.D. "Eating Disorders"
Randy Paterson, Ph.D. "LGBT 101" and "How Not to Create a Miserable Kid"
Meghan Barlow, Ph.D. "High Functioning Autism"
Eboni Webb, Psy.D. "Dialectical Behaviour Skills Training for Children, Adolescents, and Parents"
November 28-29, Vancouver, BC
CTRI BC Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Strategies for Supporting
This workshop provides information on prevention, intervention strategies, diagnosis, functional assessment, developing a collaborative care network and case management.
Some of the Topics Covered:
- Brain Disability vs Behaviourl disability
- Responding to Behaviour-Trying Differently not Harder,
- Collaborative Care network - Building Team!,
- Responding to Impulsivity Strategies for Success.
For more information visit website: www.ctrinstitute.com; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 204 452 9199
An on-line membership system for PSAs is now available, making it easy to join a specialist association or renew your involvement. bctf.ca/PSAs