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Friday, February 18
 

8:30am PST

KEYNOTE: ADHD Inside Out Framework
Limited Capacity seats available


Target Audience:K-12

ADHD looks like something it isn’t, so people most often respond to ADHD based on what it looks like, rather than what it actually is.
This “how-to” session will provide participants with a simple Framework to UNDERSTAND and RESPOND to ADHD properly, ensuring more consistent, purposeful, and helpful responses.
The Framework begins by contrasting the Outside In perspective (what ADHD looks like) and the Inside Out perspective (what ADHD actually is). Then, templates for designing tools and strategies will be provided to help guide responses toward any ADHD challenge. These templates will ensure that responses are based on the Inside Out perspective. The Framework is easy to understand, easy to remember, and easy to use in real time.
The ADHD Inside Out Framework was developed by the presenter, Dan Duncan, and is used by many ADHD Coaches.
Personal Learning webinars are available for educators, parents, etc at https://adhdinsideout.com/learning/
Professional Training is available for those who wish to master the ADHD Inside Out Framework at https://adhdinsideout.com/training/

NOTE: ensure you have the most recent handout downloaded "COTA-2 HANDOUT".

Join the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82823320180?pwd=NnAyT2JpczhnWS9rWjBiTGFJaytLdz09 
Passcode: 344258

Speakers
avatar for Dan Duncan

Dan Duncan

ADHD Coach/Consultant & Academic Strategist, ADHD Inside and Out
Dan lived with undiagnosed ADHD for over three decades and, together with his non-ADHD wife, raised two sons (one diagnosed with ADHD) to become successful adults.As a professionally trained ADHD Coach/Consultant, Dan developed the ADHD Inside Out Framework to help simplify the world... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PST

8:30am PST

KEYNOTE: Emotional Health in Our Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever. We were seeing this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioral problems before COVID 19 and are now watching as these behaviours only intensify during this turbulent time. Teachers are asking themselves what has happened. More importantly, what can we do to support our students and create shifts in our classrooms and schools? Based on the book Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut-Down than Ever—and What We Can Do About It – this workshop will support educators with relationship-based strategies for creating change. This workshop will examine and offer strategies for:
  • How to build, feed, and protect the student-teacher relationship, even for the students we find the most challenging to reach.
  • Why children are displaying more challenging behaviours than ever, and what we can do to address these issues at their root. Based on the developmental insights of Dr. Gordon Neufeld, we will explore some of what is behind the challenging behaviours that we see in our students. What’s the emotion behind aggression? What are some ways we can reduce outbursts of aggression in our classrooms?
  • How we can help our students and classes to shift their identity as the "problem student" or "bad class"  
  • Join the session:                                                                                                                                                https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88697460780?pwd=YWw1dFQzbFJ6QmxWTjg4eTAvdjBkUT09       
  • *Be sure to add the passcode: 532593

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Beach

Hannah Beach

Author, Emotional Health Academic Consultant and Presenter, Hannah Beach
Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, author, emotional health consultant, and keynote speaker. Her bestselling I Can Dance book series, supporting the emotional health of children through movement, play, and expression, won a 2017 Gold International Moonbeam Children’s Book... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PST

8:30am PST

KEYNOTE: Roots of Empathy
Limited Capacity seats available

A Conversation on the Power of Relationships in Building Empathy and Resilience, with Internationally Acclaimed Mary Gordon 
This presentation will celebrate the power of relationships in building empathy and resilience. Video, story and children’s art will shine a light on children’s vulnerabilities and possibilities, identifying the roles of those adults who are the wind beneath their wings. A practical and joyful thread of hope will run throughout the session.


What is Roots of Empathy? Watch: Who we are and BBC On Roots of Empathy
Selected five years in a row as one of the top innovative and inspirational education programs in the world by HundrED out of Finland.

Covid-19 Resources for Parents and Teachers (available in 19 languages, including seven Indigenous languages): https://rootsofempathy.org/covid-19-resources/
Understanding Children’s BehaviourThrough the Lens of Temperament Video Series: https://rootsofempathy.org/through-the-lens-of-temperament/

 
Join the session:
 https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86901061074?pwd=V0V0Nkt6ZHF0NHBEblJSb1J5S0E0Zz09 
*Be sure to add the passcode: 501750

Speakers
avatar for Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

Founder/President, Roots of Empathy
Mary Gordon is an award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, best-selling author and parenting expert who has created an international children’s charity, Roots of Empathy. She has been honored with the Governor General of Canada Award for innovation, is a recipient of the Order... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PST

10:00am PST

Engaging with Reconciliation in a Meaningful Way
Limited Capacity seats available

We invite educators, Indigenous Advocates, Early Childhood Educators, and anyone else who might be curious to come alongside one another in this opportunity to listen, learn, and reflect as we engage with reconciliation in a meaningful way. Support from Elders and community helpers will be available as Maureen Ziprick, Elder in Residence at George Elliot Secondary School and residential school Survivor, shares her story with us. Time and space will be provided to reflect on the morning as we process the truth aspect of Truth and Reconciliation. Collaboration will unfold in emotionally safe spaces (breakout rooms where participants can confidentially choose who they'd like to be placed with) as we explore what purposeful steps towards reconciliation might look like in our classrooms and communities. We will use British Columbia’s Early Learning Framework to help guide our thinking. Access to local and Canadian Indigenous books and resources will be shared to help us with this important work.

We hope you'll be able to join us! Please email andrea.strang@sd23.bc.ca with any questions and/or confidential requests for the breakout rooms.

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/8740111813 

Speakers
avatar for Indigenous Education and the Early Learning Team in Collaboration with Community Partners

Indigenous Education and the Early Learning Team in Collaboration with Community Partners

Collaborative Team, SD23 COTA, ONA, Suxkenxitelx kl cecamala, and Childhood Connections
Our team consists of: Elder Maureen Ziprick; Deanna Necan, Cultural Programs Coordinator and Reanna Lamb, Indigenous Elementary Support Teacher from Indigenous Education at SD23; Rachel Marchand, Syilx Early Years Coordinator for Okanagan Nation Alliance; Wendy Kenward, Suxkenxitelx... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:00am - 2:30pm PST

10:00am PST

Basics of Block Printing
Limited Capacity full

This one-day course will guide the participant through the basics of block printing using single-colour and colour blend printing methods. Participants will also learn about low-cost methods of relief printing using recycled materials, perfect for the classroom. This process is suitable and adaptable for all ages. No experience necessary.              
Target Audience: Teachers of art, K-12 Session Length: full day.
The session will be available via Zoom 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Participants MUST arrange pick up of materials kits from Lake Country or
West Kelowna by emailing arthouse@lakecountryartgallery.ca no later than February 11th.


Join the session: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84033424061?pwd=WjliWTJ5eTFpR2Z1TVNnYnM3QWhadz09   
 *Be sure to add the passcode: 608465

Speakers
avatar for Rena Warren

Rena Warren

presenter, Lake Country Art Gallery
Rena Warren is an Okanagan based artist, art educator, mother, and avid gardener. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from Okanagan University College. While raising her daughter and earning a post-degree in Education at University of Victoria; Rena worked on and off at Opus between... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PST

10:30am PST

ADHD Inside Out Framework (keynote follow up)
Limited Capacity full

200 Attendees Maximum

This is a follow up session to Dan's keynote.
More specific Models and Templates will be shared from the ADHD Inside Out Framework used by Approved ADHD Inside Out Coaches.
Common ADHD functional differences such as emotional regulation, task planning/executing, self-study methods, and learning preferences will be explained from an executive function perspective and a strategy development perspective.

NOTE: the handout for this session is the same as the updated Keynote file: "COTA 2 HANDOUT"

Join the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88306587306 

Speakers
avatar for Dan Duncan

Dan Duncan

ADHD Coach/Consultant & Academic Strategist, ADHD Inside and Out
Dan lived with undiagnosed ADHD for over three decades and, together with his non-ADHD wife, raised two sons (one diagnosed with ADHD) to become successful adults.As a professionally trained ADHD Coach/Consultant, Dan developed the ADHD Inside Out Framework to help simplify the world... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

BCTF: Infuser du contenu et des perspectives autochtones dans votre enseignement
Limited Capacity seats available

Bien que les enseignant(e)s manifestent leur intérêt à intégrer plus de contenu autochtone dans leurs classes, ils ne sont pas toujours sûr(e)s de par où commencer et comment trouver des matériaux authentiques. Cet atelier est conçu pour sensibiliser à l'intégration de perspectives et ressources autochtones de qualité dans la salle de classe à travers des activités et la discussion.

Join the session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84345905614?pwd=Z3FFbFpzUlJLWGxDWDdMT3ZTZTBQQT09 
 *Be sure to add the passcode: 629131


Speakers
avatar for Vicky Grenier

Vicky Grenier

BCTF Presenter, BCTF
MG

Marie-Hélène Gauthier

BCTF Presenter, BCTF


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Communicating Student Learning with SeeSaw (K-9)
Interested in using digital portfolios to support the diversity of student learning? Consider joining Stefani Oakes and Jenny Cartwright to explore how SeeSaw can be used to capture and communicate evidence of student learning. This is an introduction to what SeeSaw is, how to get started, and ways for students to take ownership in documenting their learning and growth.

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/3981212257 


Speakers
JC

Jenny Cartwright and Stefani Oakes

SD23 teachers and presenters
Stefani Oakes has been an educator since 1999. She began her career as a Learning Assistance teacher and has many years of experience in both the intermediate and primary classrooms. She has a Masters in Educational Technology from UBC and is a Seesaw Certified Educator as well. She... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Comprehensible Input: French and Spanish Language Teaching with TPRS and other tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you interested in learning more about Comprehensible Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) language instruction methods? Nous espérons que vous nous joindrez/ vamos a explorar juntos! Let us show you some tools that have worked well. Together we will explore the CI virtual world of ideas and some great resources we have used to make this an engaging method of instruction. CI instruction allows us to teach in a natural progression of acquiring a language: through stories and conversation structured carefully to allow for more student input. We will share examples of how we implement movies, drawings, music and student movement and engagement in our language classroom.  

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/63094482025

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Gallagher

Brenda Gallagher

Teacher, SD 23
Brenda Gallagher started her teaching career in 2000 in Edmonton, Alberta where she began her love of languages. She has been teaching primarily French and Spanish across 5 districts that included both public and private school systems, as well as a year teaching languages overseas... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Development Language Disorder (DLD): What is it and how do I support children with DLD?
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a hidden disability that affects approximately two children in every classroom, affecting literacy, friendships and emotional well-being (RADLD.org). DLD is when a child has difficulty expressing themselves or understanding language. By the end of this session, attendees will better understand the nature of DLD and the signs of children who may possibly have DLD. Two district speech-language pathologists will provide an overview of tier 1 and 2 evidence-based strategies to support children's oral language comprehension and expression. Let's work together to help all children be successful with the curricular core competency of communication.          Target Audience: All
Please feel free to forward any questions in advance to candice.boden@sd23.bc.ca

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/63642212585 

Speakers
LS

Lindsay Skelton

Speech-Language Pathologist, School District #23, Central Okanagan
Lindsay Skelton is a speech-language pathologist within the Rutland Family of Schools. She highly values collaborating with school staff and families to best meet the needs of students.
avatar for Candice Boden

Candice Boden

SD23 SLP and presenter, SD23
Candice Boden has an undergraduate degree in education and a masters degree in speech-language pathology. She works within the Rutland Family of schools as well as E School. She is a firm believer in using evidence-based practice within her therapy and loves working with families... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Emotional Health in Our Schools (keynote follow up)
Limited Capacity full

This is a follow up to Hannah's keynote address.

Join the session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86784028255?pwd=Rm9HK3FrNXZ1Z1ZqY01BYnFsckRDUT09 
Be sure to add the passcode: 791049

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Beach

Hannah Beach

Author, Emotional Health Academic Consultant and Presenter, Hannah Beach
Hannah Beach is an award-winning educator, author, emotional health consultant, and keynote speaker. Her bestselling I Can Dance book series, supporting the emotional health of children through movement, play, and expression, won a 2017 Gold International Moonbeam Children’s Book... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Emotional Intelligence
Limited Capacity filling up

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one of the most sought-after skills for the work environment. All 5 competencies and 15 subscales of EI will be covered. We will discuss how trust in built/broken, how emotions influence decision making, stress and everyday conversations. Participants will learn how to engage and connect so others feel heard and understood.
Target Audience: all 

Join the session: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87346941059?pwd=VGszRjVtUXdWRFpCajkrTXc1WngzQT09
*Be sure to add the passcode: 248727



Speakers
avatar for Celine Calfa

Celine Calfa

Owner and Presenter, Celine Rose Training
Celine, owner of Celine Rose Training, has worked with women, leaders, youth & mostly non-profits in the field of emotional intelligence, leadership & personal development. As a certified trainer/coach in EI, and a certified empowerment coach, Celine provides neutral insightful perspective... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Empowering Students Through Holistic Climate Education (5-12)
This interactive workshop aims to help teachers gain confidence and competence teaching climate change. Participants will be guided in a process of Climate Curriculum Mapping, where they collaborate to identify areas where climate change can connect to the BC curriculum (beyond where it’s explicitly mentioned). Participants will then be introduced to Student Leadership for Change (SLC), a library of classroom-tested learning resources for holistic climate education, which empowers students to explore their values and develop agency. Participants will be invited to join an emergent Action Network to connect with other engaged teachers and receive additional mentorship, resources and support.
Target Audience: Grade 5-12 Teachers

To prepare for this session, please:


In our session we will be challenging you to apply an eco-social lens to a course of your choice in the BC curriculum. Please bring along the link to your selected course to maximize the value of our breakout sessions.
Please login to the zoom session by computer if possible, as we will be collaborating via google docs in our breakout groups.

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/64952341608 

Speakers
AR

Ashley Roszko

contact/organizer, Be the Change Earth Alliance
MJ

Maureen Jack-LaCroix

Creative Director, Be the Change Earth Alliance
Maureen Jack-LaCroix is an inspiring environmental educator with 18 years of professional experience, philosophical study and praxis. She has a Masters in Eco-Psychology through Naropa U., is a senior facilitator of Joanna Macy’s work, a PhD candidate at SFU/Education and the founder... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

iSTAND STEM Outreach
We are enthusiasic about sending our team to schools located in BC and the Yukon, to complete a series of face-to-face STEM related activities.  Choose from a bank of activities, or have us work with you to tailor lessons, in conjunction with BC curriculum and ADST goals.  The UBCO iSTAND (integrative STEM Team Advancing Networks of Diversity), and BC/Yukon WWEST (Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology) teams are excited to share information and hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities, that align with BC Education curriculum.

We will present lesson examples that could be tailored and then delivered to your classroom, in face to face interactions with our team. The examples shared will provide a sense of iSTAND/WWEST program activities and structure that can be built to suit your classroom goals, and programming needs. This session will allow us the opportunity to share elementary/middle level based examples/overviews, as well as extensions for high school level learning. Our goal is to provide schools/teachers with options for multi-session series, hands-on STEM activities and demonstrations.

We look forward to sharing our no-cost-to-you programming options, and to begin conversations that will build connections for STEM hands-on learning opportunities. Time for question and answer will be provided.

Join the session:  https://ubc.zoom.us/j/68517468975?pwd=cnpwL0RBRTdGWDkrb1dQbU9xc2FuZz09  
*Be sure to add the passcode: 295690




Speakers
avatar for Rebecca McCullough

Rebecca McCullough

Presenter, UBCO: WWEST/iSTAND
  The Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) team, along with members from the integrative STEM Teams Advancing Networks of Diversity (iSTAND) crew, housed at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, are thrilled to bring STEM outreach to youth... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Making Sense of Pensions and Group Benefits
Limited Capacity seats available

The BC Retired Teachers' Association pre-retirement workshop covers:
Your Pension, CPP, OAS & Group Benefit Options In Retirement
• Teachers' Pension Plan—a brief summary
• Government Pension Benefits: Canada Pension, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement
• Government Health Benefits: BC Medical, Fair Pharmacare
• Non-Government Group Benefits: life insurance, dental plans, extended health benefits, travel insurance
Assessing your insurance needs-- knowing the benefit rules-- finding alternatives
Premium costs of benefits vs no financial surprises vs catastrophic financial risk
Options for health care benefits Q&A if time allows
Email address with personalized support for those who have questions not answered: workshop@bcrta.ca

Target Audience: Members of the Teachers' Pension Plan with less than 10 years to their anticipated retirement

Join the session: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81318319294?pwd=b25wZWswM3lwbTBOT254Q0ZGYUk5dz09 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson

Executive Director, BCRTA
BC Retired Teachers' Association serves the needs of retired educators, advocating for their well-being and financial security and providing exclusive member benefits, extended health benefit plans and travel and home insurance plans.Content for our retirement planning workshop is... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Prellwitz

Carolyn Prellwitz

BCRTA
Former Trustee, BC Teachers' Pension Plan; Former BCTF Assistant Director, Income Security Division; Former President, Cowichan District Teachers' Association; Currently, Vice-President, Cowichan Historical Society
avatar for Arnie Lambert

Arnie Lambert

2nd Vice President, BCRTA
Arnie Lambert BCRTA 2nd Vice President Chair Communications Committee Member BCRTA Pensions and Benefits Committee, former member of Teachers’ Pension Plan Advisory Committee Former Director of Income Security Division, BCTF Former President Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Music Matters - Advocacy for Music Education in Our Schools
Anyone who teaches music knows how powerful music education can be to our students. However, when difficult decisions within schools need to be made, it can be hard to prove to others the value that music holds in the education system, even though we inherently know this value. This session will share with you the latest research on music education through the lenses of cognitive development, social emotional learning, and mental health. We will be sharing with everyone the key points and amazing results of current research in an easy-to-digest format so that you will be prepared to educate the people around you about the importance of music education for all students, and how it should be implemented for use as a cognitive, emotional, and social intervention within schools.
Target audience: Music teachers K-12

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/61632211220


Speakers
KG

Kimberly Gorman and Carmen McDowell

SD23 teachers and presenters, SD23
Kimberly and Carmen are currently doing their Masters in Music Curriculum through the University of Acadia. In addition to focusing on improving their teaching methods and developing spiral curriculums for music at the middle school level, they are also continuing their research into... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Pacific Sport Adapting and Including: Lessons from Sport and Performance Psychology
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for educators in all disciplines (not just sports and performing arts) to share the global lessons learned over the past few years in how to include and engage with youth in more holistic and meaningful ways. The session will cover such tools as creating enhanced motivational environments, encouraging the development of mental skills and self-regulation, and allowing for uniqueness in personality / ability and ethnocultural individuality.

Target Audience: Teachers, coaches, performing arts instructors
Join the session:   https://ubc.zoom.us/j/65993488415?pwd=aHBaQzFvZWJoRnVZYk11UXBPZ3VXdz09 
*Be sure to add the passcode: 733997

Speakers
avatar for Shaunna Taylor

Shaunna Taylor

presenter, PacificSport Okanagan
BiographyDr. Shaunna Taylor is a UBC Professor (Vancouver) in the High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership Program, and past Chair of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Locally, she is the Executive Director of PacificSport Okanagan Regional Sport Centre. She has... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Physical Literacy for ALL (K-5)
Physical activity is the gateway to physical literacy! Come and enjoy a learning opportunity where you will gain an understanding of physical literacy and experience practical ideas and activities that improve competence, increase confidence, boost motivation and add more FUN and enjoyment to your program! Be ready to integrate activities into your own environment for a wide variety of participants. We will also explore many resources and tools for engaging children and youth in physical activity.

Target Audience: K-5

Join the session:   
https://ualberta-ca.zoom.us/j/91586697490?pwd=ekxrN1VITFlIOVlQbG1wVXl3ZDV1QT09 
Be sure to add the passcode: 042445



Speakers
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Physical Education
Tracy is a K-12 Physical Education specialist with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Portland. After 15 years in the classroom both locally and internationally, Tracy served for 10 years as... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Primary Math Games (K-3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience: K-3
PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING A DECK OF CARDS AND 7 REGULAR DICE, PLUS A COPY OF THE HANDOUT. If you do have Box Cars dice trays or shakers, bring them along!

Come prepared to play our favorite primary math games that incorporate the use of cards, and regular spotted dice. The games are easy to differentiate and use in whole class, small group instruction or math centers/rotations. Concepts covered will include: games for developing operational fluency including doubles, make 10, commutative and associative properties, subitizing for count on and back, subtraction basic facts, place value and more. Print out the PRESENTATION (HANDOUT) which contains gameboards ready to use Monday! Come prepared to play. PARTICIPANTS NEED A DECK OF CARDS AND 7 REGULAR DICE.

Join the session:  
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81629492400?pwd=TlV4czcwOHY5OWJNRDJOOUR6ekVNUT09 
*Be sure to add the passcode:  096493

Speakers
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Paulson

Nancy Paulson

presenter, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
I have always used games as a teaching strategy in my teaching career. I've taught grades 3-8, 10 years at middle school. I hold a K-8 Multiple subject credential, am certified to teach through 9th grade Geometry, and in 2012 I earned my Masters degree in K-8 Mathematics education... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Promoting Mental Well-Being: Creating Healthy School Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, the comprehensive school health framework will be used to discuss ways to promote mental well-being in the school community. Specifically, this session will provide teachers with strategies to strengthen their personal well-being, as well as ideas and resources for supporting the mental well-being of their students. The workshop will include opportunities to reflect and complete activities.

Join the session:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83627730258 

Speakers
avatar for Dara DeMarce

Dara DeMarce

Comprehensive School Health Facilitator, DASH BC
Dara is the Comprehensive School Health Facilitator at DASH BC for Vancouver Island and Southern Interior Regions. She studied Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia with a concentration in Health Promotion at the Okanagan Campus. Dara has extensive experience working... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Science World: Structuring Scientific Inquiry (K-7)
Limited Capacity filling up

The BC curriculum has a strong focus on the Core Competencies, inquiry-based learning and classroom assessment. But what does this look in the science curriculum? In this workshop we will explore some tried-and-tested Science World activities through the lens of inquiry. We’ll consider the use of effective questions, ways to scaffold students’ learning and how to meaningfully assess their work.
Target Audience: K-7

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSION:
  • Post-it notes
  • The paper helicopter template (attached on the conference site)
  • A few sheets of scrap paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper clips or binder clips
  • Additional small materials (like paper clips) that you can easily attach to paper
  • (Optional) Hair dryer


Join the session:
 https://scienceworld.zoom.us/j/83221112672?pwd=OWVobERaeURhVWdGSHc1UFp0S3UxZz09  
*Be sure to add the passcode: 904000



Speakers
avatar for Nicole Vieira

Nicole Vieira

presenter, Science World
Nicole Vieira has been exploring her passion for education for as long as she can remember; Her BSc in Mathematics and BEd in Secondary Mathematics has led her from teaching in high schools to her current position as a Experiential Learning Specialist and Tinkering Gallery Curator... Read More →
WL

Wendy Lorch

contact/organizer, Science World
Wendy Lorch is the Early Learning Specialist at Science World, Vancouver responsible for The Wonder Gallery, Preschool Curiosity Club and Big Science Little Hands, professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators. She holds a Masters in Museum Education and has a background... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

SOGI Inclusive Schools
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is aimed at anyone interested in SOGI, from active allies to those who are still early in their SOGI knowledge journey. Our aim with this workshop is to first situate SOGI 123 in our schools and region. We will be focusing on the how and why SOGI 123 was enacted and its importance and relevance in our classrooms and learning environments. We also aim to address teacher concerns and questions regarding embedding SOGI into the curriculum. Additionally, we will be providing real-life samples, lesson plans, and strategies of SOGI content in the classroom. In addition, educators can learn more about SD 23's SOGI Toolkit Project, and how we are working together to create SOGI inclusive classrooms, schools and communities.

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/61903174652 

Speakers
AK

Adam Kern

SD23 teacher and presenter, SD23
He/HimZoom ID: 967 586 7647
JM

Jay Marees

SD23 teacher and presenter, SD
Jay Marees is a middle school educator at Canyon Falls Middle School. She has been involved in Social Justice initiatives in SD23, such as the SOGI Toolkit Project. Jay has a passion for social justice education.


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

SPCA: What Animals Can Teach Us: Animal Concepts in Student Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

BC SPCA programs educate youth on animal welfare issues and help them develop empathy, compassion, and critical thinking skills. The cross-curricular lessons developed by the BCSPCA incorporate fun, interactive lessons where students learn about animals by understanding their needs and similarities to humans, thus creating more respect for the environment in which they live. Information on how to receive free lesson plans and resources will be provided as well as information on our new virtual presentations.
Target audience: All grades

This IS NOT a Zoom session.
Join the meeting by clicking on the Telus Link:   https://meetings.businessconnect.telus.com/j/1428207456            
 * Copy and paste the URL and follow the instructions to join the session.

Speakers
avatar for Blaire Norbury

Blaire Norbury

presenter, BC SPCA
After completing her B.A. and B.Ed. at the University of Victoria, Blaire Sigson has worked as a tutor, classroom teacher, and has now been employed as a Regional Humane Educator (based on Central Vancouver Island) with the BC SPCA since 2016. In these roles, Blaire and Keigan have... Read More →
avatar for Keigan Hollefriend

Keigan Hollefriend

presenter, BC SPCA
After completing her B.A. at Carleton University, Keigan Hollefriend has worked as an instructor therapist, a supply teacher, and has now been employed as a Regional Humane Educator (based in the Okanagan Region) with the BC SPCA since 2020.


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

The Balsam School: Outdoor and Community Education (K-6)
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how The Balsam School is working to integrate curriculum within our outdoor and community based experiences, and about some of the core routines that help us teach effectively in settings all around our city. This a great opportunity to learn from our mistakes and successes, and many of our core routines can be artfully used by teachers wanting to get outdoors in other school settings!
The Balsam School's approach to the BC curriculum mixes high quality indoor learning time with learning in nature and in the community. We partner with Regional Parks (RDCO), the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Museums, the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Chef Scott Nystrom of ' The Nourished Chef' and Alchemy Bread, and many others. The Balsam School runs on a seasonal schedule with as much as 15-20 hours outdoors per week in the summertime, to 8 or more hours/week in the depths of winter. Balsam students know that when they leave their indoor school environment, they are not leaving their learning environment - learning can happen anywhere!

Join the Zoom meeting:
https://ca01web.zoom.us/j/67131593290?pwd=U0w5bWZRMXUvczEzY2Y0L2M3RDVaUT09 
*Be sure to add the passcode:  444076

Speakers
avatar for Jill Coles

Jill Coles

presenter, The Balsam School
Jill Coles is the Director of Instruction and kindergarten teacher at The Balsam School, downtown Kelowna.The Balsam School is a Group 1 Independent school which opened September 2020 and currently serves students from K-4.Balsam's approach to the BC curriculum mixes high quality... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

Thinking about Assessment in a Problem-Solving Math Classroom? These numbers add up! (6-12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join a community of educators who are seeking to engage in deep conversations around numeracy. Our time together will be focused on assessment in a problem-solving math classroom. We will discuss triangulation and collection of evidence when using rich math tasks. The conversations started here may lead to ongoing collaborative opportunities and will be facilitated in collaboration with members of the Instructional Leadership Team and educators from SD23 middle and high school classrooms. This session is targeted toward the Middle and High School Levels, but everyone is welcome!
Target Audience: Middle and High School Math Teachers

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/9354828845 

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Dent

Kevin Dent

SD23 teacher, SD23
I love talking about math! Especially when it is about how people think through a problem in their heads! I love supporting learners to find joy and confidence in the math classroom, and strongly believe that everyone can learn math to the highest levels. I feel privileged to work... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

10:30am PST

viaSport: Movement in the Classroom (K-6)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this interactive workshop, teachers are introduced to various activities and strategies in the classroom, focusing on movement boosts, cross-curricular activities and self-regulation. Teachers walk away with tangible resources and strategies that will work for their specific classrooms and how they can connect them to the BC Core Competencies.
Target audience: K-6

Join the session:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82083914730 

Speakers
JB

Jennifer Brown

presenter, viaSport
Jennifer Brown is a physical literacy program developer with viaSport BC. She supports accessibility to sport and physical activity in education, recreation and sport and has developed a provincial wide physical literacy program called MOVE. With a masters in coach education and adult... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm PST

1:00pm PST

Autism and Girls
Girls with ASD have traditionally been an under-identified population. Nola will review diagnostic criteria and discuss the differing presentation of girls on the spectrum. The presentation will be full of concrete examples, stories, and some suggested interventions.

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/64885645256 




Speakers
avatar for Nola Hedstrom-Beblow

Nola Hedstrom-Beblow

presenter, SD23 and private practice
Nola graduated with a BA in Psychology and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, and a Masters in Education in School and Applied Child Psychology from the University of Calgary. Nola's depth and breadth of personal and professional knowledge and experience have... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

BCTF Professional Boundaries Issues: Teacher/Student Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Sometimes the standards of conduct between students and teachers are ambiguous. Teachers place themselves in jeopardy when boundaries are crossed. This workshop helps school staffs and TTOCs identify the boundaries and provides them with support and resources. Reference will be made to the BCTF Code of Ethics.
Join the session: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2950650703?pwd=TTBmeDhnQUtRZFEyZS95VEVVcmVsUT09 


Speakers
avatar for Shelley Balfour

Shelley Balfour

BCTF Professional Issues Presenter., BCTF
BCTF Professional Issues Presenter. I have been the Local President in Cranbrook for 10 years and have been a part of many, many investigations. My goal is to remind and educate teachers so they don't find themselves in trouble.


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

BCTF: Vive les cultures! (5-12, volet immersion ou francophone)
Limited Capacity seats available

Venez discuter d'activités pour inclure les cultures francophones du Canada et d'autres pays. Repartez avec des stratégies pour les infuser dans le quotidien de vos élèves.

Join the session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83390246384?pwd=YzkrSGFsbzBkZjNqMUt0RDQ3dEhQdz09 
*Be sure to add the passcode:  887879


Speakers
avatar for Vicky Grenier

Vicky Grenier

BCTF Presenter, BCTF


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Be An Influencer - Be Inspired
Limited Capacity seats available

An extraordinary teacher is a person who has learned how to be inspired and then having the ability to inspire and influence others. Participants will explore what captivates them, what makes them bounce out of bed excited to start their teaching day, and what grabs at their heart strings and why.    This is a WORKING session where you will be completing several exercises during the session so bring a PEN & PAPER!      
Target Audience: all grades

 
Join the session:
 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963670448?pwd=Yk4zUVUwZTNRZnZxOXpaMXVYTWQyZz09 
*Be sure to add the passcode: 170501

Speakers
avatar for Celine Calfa

Celine Calfa

Owner and Presenter, Celine Rose Training
Celine, owner of Celine Rose Training, has worked with women, leaders, youth & mostly non-profits in the field of emotional intelligence, leadership & personal development. As a certified trainer/coach in EI, and a certified empowerment coach, Celine provides neutral insightful perspective... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Building Fun Math Experiences for 4-7!
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience: 4-7


Fun Math Learning Experiences are Key to Developing Lifelong Mathematics Learners
Educational, purposeful, math games make mathematics teaching and learning fun for students… and teachers. Learn how to use games as a teaching strategy, making instructional time well spent, when we take a deep dive into FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, AND FLUENCY Math games for grades 4-7.

PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING A DECK OF CARDS AND 7 REGULAR DICE, and PRINT OUT A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION (HANDOUT). If you do have Box Cars dice trays or shakers, bring them along!

Join the session:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84840570653?pwd=WGFTQko3empTWTZ4MzFpYjZUeldSUT09  
*Be sure to add the passcode: 444798

Speakers
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Paulson

Nancy Paulson

presenter, Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks
I have always used games as a teaching strategy in my teaching career. I've taught grades 3-8, 10 years at middle school. I hold a K-8 Multiple subject credential, am certified to teach through 9th grade Geometry, and in 2012 I earned my Masters degree in K-8 Mathematics education... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Community Building in the Classroom (6-12)
Focused on sharing universal supports and tools for community building in the classroom, this workshop will cover themes related to relational leadership, social emotional learning, and positive culture building in your school or classroom. Educators will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of ways they can support the social and emotional needs of their students, classroom management, their personal approach to classroom leadership, and activities they can use with their students to enhance their classroom culture. BC's Core Competencies will also be addressed throughout the workshop to give educators meaningful ways to integrate these competencies through classroom activities and personal assessments throughout the school year.
Target Audience: All educators - more focus on middle/high school

Join the session: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87249979210?pwd=eHE4bnpybCszSkQ5elBNYVBuVVVhQT09 

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Lake

Chelsea Lake

presenter, YES
Chelsea Lake is the Executive Director of the Youth Excellence Society (YES). She holds a Masters of Education in Leadership Studies from the University of Victoria. Chelsea has worked as a presenter and facilitator in over 40 schools across BC. She's been working with 14-18 year... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Energy Revealed: A Program for Inclusive Education
Limited Capacity seats available

GreenLearning is making energy education visible and accessible for all students. Throughout this session we will explore the dynamic lessons, activities and challenges from the Energy Revealed Program, designed to turn students of all levels and backgrounds into energy managers. Our newest video series, in collaboration with Know Energy, provides up to four levels of engagement for each activity. By the end of this session educators will understand how to apply these activities and levels into their classrooms for differentiated learning and have a toolbox of free energy resources, activities and digital tools ready to implement in their classrooms.
Target Audience: 4-12

Join the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84216957749 

Speakers
avatar for Sidney Howlett

Sidney Howlett

Crossing Curriculums for Climate Change/Science
Sidney Howlett is on a mission to empower youth to take climate action through education. Trained as a teacher, she has a diverse professional background leading outreach to post-secondary students, teaching in elementary and French immersion schools across Ontario and establishing... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

How to Say No
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers give a lot of themselves, so preserving energy is an important skill. With increased demands on our time and resources, decisions must be made to manage stress and avoid burning out. In this session, we’ll examine why it can be so hard to say no. We’ll cover handling the disappointment of others, strategies for setting and maintaining stronger relationship boundaries, and creating more space to enjoy life instead of feeling “crazy busy.” Prioritize your own mental health by learning how to say no with kindness and without guilt so your students can see how it’s done.
Target Audience: K-12

Join the session:  https://sd23.zoom.us/j/62455851183 

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author. Speaker. Nurturer.
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and her short fiction has appeared in several literary magazines. Julianne holds a BA in Creative Writing, along with a certificate in Counselling Skills, and is working towards... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Micro:bits & Indigenous Trail Trees (3-7)
This activity explores Indigenous ways of knowing, specifically “Trail Trees”, which were used to navigate long before GPS’s were invented. Trail Trees are created by bending young trees to point towards key landmarks. In this activity, teachers will create their own navigation system using micro:bits (small micro-controllers) to code a compass. Only a computer is needed!
Target Audience: Teachers 3-7

Join the session: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/4677585724?pwd=ME1EVGVyV2ZHV2ttYlE2bHdGR3VTQT09 

Speakers
UG

UBC Geering UP

presenter, UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach
UBC Geering Up - UBC Geering Up is dedicated to promoting science, engineering, math, and technology to the children and youth of British Columbia through fun, innovative, and hands-on experiments and projects.


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

One Size Does Not Fit All: Taking Diet Culture Out of Our Classrooms
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to move towards safer food and nutrition teaching? Diet-culture and anti-fat bias is all around us, and our schools are no exception. Educators have the opportunity to challenge these norms in schools and create safer environments for kids and teens to thrive and develop healthy relationships with food that will last into adulthood.

Join Gwen from Dietitians 4 Teachers to discuss:
  • Where diet culture is showing up in school environments, 
  • Why changing how we talk about food matters, and 
  • Practical strategies and tips to get started making classrooms safer.         
  • Join the session:                                                                              
  •  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89962432926?pwd=VE54bkJld3dBVjk4UG1uSXVHQXdQQT09 
    *Be sure to add the passcode: 296383                                               

Speakers
avatar for Gwen Kostal

Gwen Kostal

presenter, Dietitians4Teachers
Gwen is a Canadian registered dietitian and the owner of Dietitians4Teachers. As a dietitian, Gwen has worked with people of all ages and stages.  Gwen also works in improvement and change management in healthcare settings. This means that she is used to needing to challenge "the... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Play On Words (K-3)
Limited Capacity filling up

Come prepared to play literacy games that you can use for whole class instruction, in small groups or differentiated literacy centers.  Games will cover the following concepts:  learning the alphabet and its' sounds, building simple CVC words, rhyming families and word patterns, vocabulary building, word play with all kinds of words, cloze activities and more will be shared.  Games integrate the use of literacy dice, letter tiles and word decks.  Your handout will contain letter card templates, some word deck cards and gameboards for your centers so that you can participate without supplies.  I will share throughout the workshop ideas for using easy to find dollar store items to do the activities.

COME PREPARED TO PLAY - CUT OUT YOUR LETTER CARDS SO YOU CAN PLAY ALONG AND HAVE A COPY OF THE PDF HANDOUT. If you do have any literacy manipulatives from Box Cars, bring them to the webinar.
Target audience: K - 3 Teachers, Special Ed and Resource Room Teachers, ESL Teachers

Join the session:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83007013926?pwd=WmVJTnNKQ1JycWVFemZwQ3dnSlBjUT09   
*Be sure to add the passcode: 520193


Speakers
avatar for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Office Manager, Box Cars And One-Eyed Jacks Inc
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks provides resources and professional development to change the way students learn for the better. Our award-winning math and literacy resources help students in primary, upper elementary, and middle years. We provide professional development for teachers... Read More →
avatar for Jane Felling

Jane Felling

Presenter, Boxcars and One-Eyed Jacks
Jane Felling is an internationally recognized speaker in the area of using hands-on games to engage students in both math and literacy. She is author of the award winning Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks series and currently is zooming to all parts of the world from Edmonton Alberta... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Solving (Math) Problems with Computational Thinking (grades 6-9) Science World
Limited Capacity filling up

As a problem-solving strategy, computational thinking is an effective method for solving math equations and math problems. Participants will have the opportunity to plan open-ended math problems as we explore ways to make mathematics more relevant to students’ lived experiences.

Note:
We will be using Menti for this presentation so please ensure that you are comfortable switching between the Zoom call and another browser or have your phone or tablet available to log in to the Menti session.

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSION:
  • Scrap paper
  • Something to write with
  • Graph paper
  • (Optional) ruler                                                                                                                                       
Join the session: 
https://scienceworld.zoom.us/j/85976335948?pwd=cm1kZkZITFNhaWhkZFFpbkpBeVdmZz09 
*Be sure to add the passcode: 094209

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Vieira

Nicole Vieira

presenter, Science World
Nicole Vieira has been exploring her passion for education for as long as she can remember; Her BSc in Mathematics and BEd in Secondary Mathematics has led her from teaching in high schools to her current position as a Experiential Learning Specialist and Tinkering Gallery Curator... Read More →
WL

Wendy Lorch

contact/organizer, Science World
Wendy Lorch is the Early Learning Specialist at Science World, Vancouver responsible for The Wonder Gallery, Preschool Curiosity Club and Big Science Little Hands, professional development workshops for Early Childhood Educators. She holds a Masters in Museum Education and has a background... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Supporting Ourselves, Supporting Each Other: CONNECTION is Key
Limited Capacity seats available

As humans, we are hard-wired for CONNECTION. Now, more than ever, we must be deliberate about those Connections. This starts with a CONNECTION to Ourselves. We are no good to anyone else if we don't put our own oxygen masks on first. Join me in learning some tools & practices that will show us how Connecting to ourselves, to Nature, and to the world around us, helps us to better CONNECT with - and SUPPORT - our people.  Join me!

Join the session:  https://sd23.zoom.us/j/61985568744 


Speakers
avatar for Lori Hazel

Lori Hazel

Presenter, SD 23
Lori has been teaching high school for almost 30 years! She teaches the French language, and as passionate as she is about imparting her knowledge of the language to her students, her first priority has always been all about the relationships that she has formed over the years with... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Tapping Into Resilience — Introduction to EFT Tapping for Stress Management
Limited Capacity full

This interactive session will give participants an opportunity to learn and practice several nervous system regulation and somatic stress management techniques, with a focus on energy psychology and EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique/tapping). Carla will provide valuable psycho-education on nervous system states and stress management, an introduction to acupressure tapping, and an opportunity to experience the relief that tapping can provide. Participants can expect to gain some new somatic (body-based/energy psychology) tools to help manage their own stress, calm nervous system activation/dysregulation and grow their emotional resilience. It also provides a fun body-based practice that they can consider bringing into the classroom to help students with self- and co-regulation (good for the staff room too!)

Target audience: Educators/support staff interested in scientifically proven self-regulation tools for their stress management toolbox (EFT Tapping) that is literally RIGHT at their fingertips; folks interested in polyvagal theory, somatic practices, energy psychology, stress management and nervous system regulation.

Join the session: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87833670596 


Speakers
avatar for Carla Dawes

Carla Dawes

Emotional Resilience Coach & Master Conscious EFT Practitioner, Rising Into Resilience — Coaching & Support for Loved Ones of Trauma Survivors; Conscious Creation Workshops, Retreats &
Carla is a Certified Emotional Resilience Coach; an Accredited, Certified, Advanced EFT Tapping Practitioner; a Master Conscious EFT™ Practitioner; a Desire Map Facilitator & Coach; and Founder of Rising Into Resilience, a coaching and support resource for loved ones of trauma survivors... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Teaching Anatomy and Body Systems Without Dissection
Limited Capacity seats available

Teaching Anatomy and Body Systems Without Dissection: Humane Science Education is the Innovative Future

Participants will learn about non-animal approaches to teaching about body systems and anatomy. Together we'll explore virtual anatomy tools, virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, paper dissection, plastic models and more. We'll also explore the many benefits of switching to humane science education, and participants will learn about recent empirical data that demonstrates the superior educational merit of non-animal teaching methods versus dissection. This fun, interactive session will leave you eager to implement non-animal methods in your own classroom!

Target audience: 6-12

Join the session:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87909881382?pwd=aHR5Y3dLakIvZTB6c2NFN1dpNE9RQT09 
*Be sure to add the passcode: 684089

Speakers
avatar for Elisabeth Ormandy

Elisabeth Ormandy

presenter, Canadian Society for Humane Science
Elisabeth’s academic background in neuroscience and animal behaviour/welfare/ethics has driven her passion to critically evaluate the use of animals in science, and to promote the replacement of animals as best scientific practice. In 2015, she co-founded and is current Executive... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

The Differences Between Boys’ and Girls’ Brains
Limited Capacity filling up

There is much discussion about the differences, and similarities, in boys' and girls' brains. How much is gender and how much is socialization? Genes and hormones set the stage, but they do not fully account for sex differences in children's brains. Do boys actually perform better in spatial activities? And why do girls gravitate to games that further support her verbal and social skills. The differences between boys and girls isn't about advantage or disadvantage, it's simply a difference. We will explore this discussion and help educators find ways to understand the way their brain's work in learning environments and in life.

Join the session: https://zoom.us/j/92416947311?pwd=YnB3c0RKemVSTWR5NXBtcVVha3hrQT09
*Be sure to include the passcode: 839345

Speakers
avatar for Sherry Bezanson

Sherry Bezanson

Owner and Presenter, You Power
I feel that I have connected with my calling in life.  As a speaker, counsellor, and consultant, I get satisfaction from assisting others to connect with themselves in a more meaningful manner.  I am moved when what I have to say has an impact on another.  I am grateful for the... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Limited Capacity full

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is an experiential workshop that uses simulations and exercises to raise awareness about learning differences. Trained facilitators help participants to explore learning differences such as: Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Visual-Perception difficulties. Through this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about current research and knowledge in the field of learning differences and a practical understanding of how it may affect a person’s everyday life at home, work and school.
The goal of this workshop is to help participants:  
  • Understand the emotional, social, and behavioural impact of learning differences. 
  • Experience the challenges of having a learning disability. 
  • Understand the overall impact of learning differences. 
  • Identify effective strategies and approaches. 
  • Understand terminology used to describe different learning disabilities. 
Join the session:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89836951028?pwd=ZWRMUVNraW01YW4vL0UybHNzK1Zqdz09  
*Be sure to add the passcode: hqXA4h

Speakers
avatar for Dr Jenn Fane

Dr Jenn Fane

presenter, Learning Disabilities Society


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST

1:00pm PST

What did you say? Supporting Speech Sound Development in the Classroom
Between 2.3-24.6% of children have speech sound disorders. Preschoolers with difficulty pronouncing words are 2.5x more likely to develop a learning disability in reading. Early intervention helps to mitigate these risks. If you would like to help students develop clearer speech, then this session with a speech-language pathologist is for you. Attendees will come away with resources and tips for teaching commonly mispronounced sounds to support students' ability to share their thoughts, feelings, and knowledge with others.
Target Audience: Elementary Staff, Inclusive Education Teachers, ELL Teachers, LATs
Please feel free to email candice.boden@sd23.bc.ca with questions in advance.

Join the session: https://sd23.zoom.us/j/66993599694 

Speakers
avatar for Candice Boden

Candice Boden

SD23 SLP and presenter, SD23
Candice Boden has an undergraduate degree in education and a masters degree in speech-language pathology. She works within the Rutland Family of schools as well as E School. She is a firm believer in using evidence-based practice within her therapy and loves working with families... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
 
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