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3P Learning- Home of Mathletics

Looking for a powerful learning resource designed for Canadian students? We’ve got you covered. Targeted, adaptive and engaging content from Kindergarten to High School – designed to meet the requirements of the Provincial Curricula, with reporting and assessments to match. No-one does content that aligns with provincially created curricula like Mathletics.

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ABB Creations Ltd

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Itchy's Alphabet  is a research-based program designed to introduce children to letter sounds, letter formations, beginning blending skills and basic sight words in a systematic and fun way, using a key word picture cue in the shape of the lower case letters.  Created by a retired BC Learning Assistance Teacher, it is highly effective, especially for our at-risk students.  Also available in French and Spanish.

Aboriginal Education Association

Aboriginal Education Association Provincial Specialists Association 

AIM Language Learning Inc.

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AIM is a leader in language education, empowering students and teachers to successfully develop language proficiency.  Teachers know 'what' to do....  AIM provides the 'how'!  With AIM's focus on literacy, movement and creativity, students are engaged, supported, have fun and are confident risk takers.  AIM's goal is to ensure that sutdents with different learning styles develop authentic proficiency... with AIM, students CAN DO it!

Animals in Science Policy Institute

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We support teachers in making the switch from animal dissection to non-animal alternatives (e.g. virtual dissection, 4D models etc.). Non-animal alternatives have been shown to be great for student education, cheaper for schools and they offer safe, inclusive learning experiences for students. We offer guest classes, workshops, Pro-D information sessions, and free downloadable resources.

AnxietyBC

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The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™) is a non -profit organization established in 1999 by a group of concerned individuals, family members, and health professionals. The association’s mission is to promote awareness of anxiety disorders and support access to evidence-based resources and treatment.

AnxietyBC™ is a Canadian leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders and promotes understanding about anxiety and anxiety disorders through general information sessions, professional seminars and workshops, offered throughout the year.  We are the developers of the free MindShift app which helps youth and young adults manage anxiety, using step-by-step strategies based on psychological treatment.

AnxietyBC is a member of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information and one of seven leading mental health and addictions non-profit agencies in British Columbia. BC Partners contribute and collaborate on the development of evidence-based resources and services related to mental health and addictions.

 

 

 

APPIPC (Association provinciale des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone) / FECB (Bureau des programmes et services en français)

L’APPIPC a pour objectifs de promouvoir et d'améliorer tous les aspects de l'enseignement au programme d'immersion et au programme francophone en assurant la communication entre les éducateurs, en facilitant le partage d'idées et de matériel et en encourageant l'intégration de la langue française et de la culture à travers la province.

De son côté, le Bureau des programmes et des services français de la FECB a pour mandat de soutenir le corps enseignant en assurant la communication en français aux membres FLTP (français langue de travail ou français langue première), en favorisant l'implication des membres FLTP dans les questions professionnelles et d'intérêt public reliées à l'éducation du français langue première et seconde, en revendiquant des priorités FLTP lors des négociations provinciales et en appuyant le travail du Comité consultatif des programmes et services en français ainsi que celui du SEPF, de l'APPIPC et de la BCATML.

Apprentissage Illimité

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Learning products (books, games, kits, audio books, etc.) for children K-4 to learn French as a second language. 

Four novels with Métis heroes (including teacher's guides) for grades 5 to 9.

Learning material with with First Nations, Metis, Innuit content for grades 5 to 9

Artists for Kids

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Artists for Kids is a branch of the North Vancouver School District that offers art programming for students from K-12 after school, spring break and durring the summer. Programs are supported by the sale of limited edition prints from some of Canada's leading artists.

Association of Book Publishers of BC

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The ABPBC works to support the long-term health and success of the Canadian-owned book industry in British Columbia. We produce resources for schools and libraries, including the BC Books for BC Schools, Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools and Canadian History Books for Schools catalogues, which feature titles selected and annotated by teacher-librarians. We also maintain BC Books Online, a database of BC-published titles. Come visit us to learn more about BC books and our Read Local BC campaign!

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Bard on the Beach

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For more than a decade, Bard Education has collaborated with classroom teachers to bring Shakespeare’s language to life for their students.

As BC adopts a new curriculum, Bard Education is perfectly placed to support the development of both the core competencies and curricular competencies in Arts Education and English Language Arts for students of all ages.

Bard in the Classroom
Professional theatre artists visit schools throughout the region to lead active, participatory workshops in playing Shakespeare.

Student Group Bookings
Students and their teachers attend special performances at the festival at a deeply discounted ticket price.

Bard Unbound
In these professional development workshops, Bard shares strategies for incorporating active exploration of Shakespeare’s language into classroom teachers’ planning and practice.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation

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BC Agriculture in the Clasroom Foundation works with educators to bring BC's agriculture to BC students. We develop and maintain quality resources and agricultural programs for schools along with teachers, farmers industry associations and government. Some of our programs include the BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutruitional Program + Milk, Spuds in Tubs, Planting a Promise Daffodils, Take a Bite of BC for Culinary Arts kitchens, The Pencil Patch Garden for Learning and the Harvest Bin Project. Through our Foundation, we collaborate with agriculture specialists and teachers to build programs and lessons that are linked into the current BC school curriculum. The resources are provided complimentary to teachers and translate easily into a classroom setting.

BC Association of Physics Teachers

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BCAPT has members who teach physics in a variety of settings from elementary schools to universities. We strive to improve and promote physics education in B.C. BCAPT is the BC section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

BC Children's Hospital / Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

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The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and peer support to children, youth and their families from across BC. We also provide peer support to people of all ages with eating disorders. All of our services are free of charge, and you can reach us over the phone, in person, or through email.

We offer:

  • Information and resources on a wide range of mental health and substance use issues affecting children and youth
  • Peer support from youth and parent peer support workers, who all have lived experience with mental health challenges, either themselves or in their families
  • Resources and peer support for individuals of any age with an eating disorder or a disordered eating concern
  • Options for support and treatment in BC
  • Help navigating the mental health system
  • Free education events for parents, as well as school and health professionals, including the Pinwheel Education Series
  • An online catalogue with a variety of materials available to order or download for use in your communications within your organizations, schools, newsletters, or communities.
  • Tips for self-help and prevention

Information, help, and peer support are provided by staff, parent and youth peer support workers who work at the Kelty Centre through a partnership with FamilySmart™ (Parents in Residence and Youth in Residence).

We are also in the process of redeveloping the mindcheck.ca website and it should be ready for this conference!

BC Cooperative Learning PSA

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The BC Cooperative Learning PSA is pleased to team up with inquiryadventures.com to offer a range of educational materials for teachers looking to infuse SEL and Core Compentencies into instructional strategies. Amazing resources for K-12. Stop by and see us!

BC Council on Admissions & Transfer

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Discover your Transfer Options. Learn about the BC Transfer System, how to successfully transfer, the different types of transfer credit, and understand how to move from another university or province.

BC Dairy Association

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BC Dairy Association’s nutrition education programs and materials are designed to help make healthy eating achievable for all. Designed by registered dietitians with expertise in education, it’s no surprise that these materials really work to help people eat well. Our nutrition education programs for the K-12 years make it easy to teach nutrition using BC’s new curriculum. Teachers everywhere in BC can participate in professional development sessions to get colourful materials and great ideas for making nutrition come alive in the classroom.

BC Dance Educators' Association

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The BC Dance Educators’ Association is an association of teachers dedicated to supporting and promoting quality dance education for all British Columbia students. It is a PSA (provincial specialist association) of the BC Teachers' Federation. The association provides a network for dance educators at the Primary, Intermediate and Secondary levels, and provides opportunities for professional development, collaboration, awards, and grants. As a BCDEA member, you will join a network of K-12 dance educators in BC to share ideas and information, apply for teacher grants and/or student scholarships, as well as receive our newsletter.

BC Heritage Fairs Society

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The BC Heritage Fairs Society promotes Heritage Fairs and the project approach to learning based on the inquiry method that is central to the new curriculum. Our program supports development of core competencies such as significance and evidence; creative and critical thinking as well as positive personal and cultural identity. Heritage Fairs nurture curiosity and passion about history by allowing students to choose a topic to explore and present their findings to an authentic audience that may include a group of their peers, interviewing judges and the general public.

BC Hydro

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At BC Hydro, we believe that students can power real change.  That's why, for over 10 years, we've provided educators with high quality class resources that educate and empower students to take action on energy use within their schools, homes and communities. 

With recent exciting changes to the education system and growing access to technology, we took the opportunity to completely transform and expand our offering of resources, lesson plans and activities that cover key topics of safety, conservation and science education.  

The newly launched Power Smart for Schools is an innovative learning platform that is directly linked to the new curriculum, leverages today’s technology and makes it easy for teachers to access. Up-to-date, customizable online content is uniquely created to inspire teachers and students around the province to learn about electricity through fun, hands-on and engaging classroom resources. 

BC Original Minds Association

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Destination Imagination is a leader in project-based learning opportunities that blend STEM education with the Arts and social entrepreneurship. Each year six academic challenges are created designed to help students improve in creative and critical thinking, build on their unique strengths, learn how to design and manage a project and learn the creative process.  Destination Imagination offers the Team Challenge Program materials free of charge to schools in BC.  

BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information (heretohelp)

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Aims to increase the public's mental health literacy in order to reduce stigma and to make early recognition and appropriate intervention more likely. Works to provide access to quality information on mental health, mental disorders, and substance use problems and disorders. Helps to provide individuals with knowledge, attitudes, and skills for management of their own disorder (self-management) or that of someone close to them. Comprised of seven member agencies: Anxiety Disorders Association of BC, BC Schizophrenia Society, Canadian Mental Health Association - BC Division, Centre for Addictions Research of BC, Family Services of the North Shore, FORCE Society for Kids' Mental Health Care, and Mood Disorders Association of BC.

BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education, Provincial Specialist Association PAGE BC PSA

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The BC Teachers for Peace and Global Education, Provincial Specialist Association (PAGE BC PSA) provides PAGE members: two journals each year that include informative and critical articles, hands-on lesson plans linked to the curriculum and activities for peace and global education; an annual conference usually on the Oct. Provincial Pro-D Day and often with interactive keynote speakers and panels, and opportunities for participant reflection, and; facilitators and dynamic peace and global education workshops tailored to the needs of the organizer.  PAGE BC through Promoting a Culture of Peace for Children offers a grant to teachers to cover the costs of resources and materials for a peace and global education project.  Check out the PAGE website for News and Events, Useful Resources, Relevant and Current Issues and archived Journals.  We invite you to join PAGE BC.

BC TESOL

We are the Provincial Specialists Association for ELL and EAL Educators across British Columbia.  We wish to improve the quality of ESL/D education in B.C. In addition, we would like to promote a grater awareness of ESL/D and the needs of English language learners (ELLs) and ELL educators. We also would like to stimulate improvement and quality ESL/D education throughout the province.

BCATA

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BC Art Teachers’ Association, an organization dedicated to supporting and promoting quality art education in BC.  We are a provincial specialist association of the BC Teachers’ Federation.

 

BCCDC/Public Health Association of BC

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We have built a new website called "BoosterU" aimed at educating grade eight science and grade six social studies students about the immune system, vaccination, disease transmission and the role that NGOs play in global health. This school project is based on something called I Booster Immunity (www.iboostimmunity.com), which is a quiz based site that educates the public about these same topics. The way the site works is that for every quiz question a user answers correctly we donate one vaccine to UNICEF Canada.    

A pilot for BoosterU ran in nine BC schools at the end of April 2017 for grades 5-8 and was very well received with children answering nearly 100,000 quiz questions about science and global health while earning 60,000 vaccines for UNICEF. Based on this we are planning a BC-wide roll out of the platform in the fall of 2017. 

 

Be The Change Earth Alliance

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Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA) is a Canadian charitable organization that empowers behavioural and systemic change toward global sustainability through education. Founded in 2005, we support environmental, social, and personal behaviour changes in community, the workplace, and in schools through innovative sustainability education and citizen engagement programs. We empower people of all ages to support and inspire one another in adopting sustainable lifestyles and creating healthy, thriving communities. 

Our Student Leadership in Sustainability (SLS) program provides innovative cross-curricular materials for Blended, Distance and French immersion middle and high school classes. We also offer assemblies, workshops, and district support for sustainability initiatives. 

Our Community program provides interactive sustainability workshops and Action Guides for youth and adults to bring real change into their lives and communities.

Our Waste Reduction programs such as Zero Waste Workshops and Waste Watchers engage students in local zero waste solutions through hands-on education and research that empowers personal and school-wide projects. In partnership with the City of Vancouver, BTCEA is offering Zero Waste workshops to grade 9 classes in Vancouver schools. The workshop connects the waste challenges we face locally and globally to zero waste initiatives and worldviews,  supporting individual action and the 'greening' of Vancouver schools.

Ben Minuk & Associates (representing Oxford University Press, Rubicon Publishing, RK Publishing, and Wave Learning Solutions)

Literacy resources including Oxford Reading Tree (one of the most popular literacy resources in the world) and Engage Literacy (both fiction and nonfiction).

French resources including Club Mystère for Core French and the new Je Lis! for Immersion (including online).

Professional resources including Open Questions for Rich Math Lessons by Dr. Marian Small (and the eqivalent French versions) and the ThinQ series about Inquiry-based learning.

First Nations resources like First Nations and Early Explorers (part of the "Canada Through Time" books) and Proud to Be Métis (multilingual).

Inclusive resources like "I Can Dance" which explores everyday life through inclusive dance whose writer/speaker has been invited to speak all across Canada including Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby.

Canadian Biographies, Canadian Symbols, Canada Timeline resources.

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Bio-Rad Laboratories (Canada) Ltd

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When You ThINQ! You Learn! Introducing our new ThINQ! Inquiry Investigations for AP Biology — a new and flexible way to bring inquiry to your classroom. Developed in collaboration with master AP biology teachers, ThINQ! Investigation Kits allow your students to pursue structured, guided, and open inquiry — all in one box! These new kits contain all the essential resources and instructions needed to successfully guide your students through inquiry-based labs and make them think like real scientists.

Brault and Bouthillier

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Since 1944, Brault & Bouthillier has contributed to the learning and global development of children by providing a fun and educational collection of quality products and by offering training and consulting services to educators and parents who wish to see children achieve their full potential. Our experienced team of specialists and representatives and our customer service team attend to the entire country with sales offices in Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes, BC and Alberta.

We will be focusing on Lego Education Robotics and resources to support STEAM instruction 

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Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division

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Facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, and provides support in recovery from mental illness, substance use, and addictive behaviour. Promotes inclusion, advocacy, and research. Also provides consultation to CMHA branches and to other groups involved in community-based programs for people with a mental illness. 

Canadian Red Cross Respect Education

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Red Cross offers a series of award-winning educational programs for students in K–Grade 12 designed to provide schools, educators and youth-serving organizations with the programs and tools to help prevent violence and promote safe environments. Programs offer children and youth the knowledge and skills to identify and develop healthy relationships and to know when and where to get help.

Red Cross Respect Education programs are actively delivered in over 750 schools across Canada—reaching over 750,000 children, youth and adults every year.

Capilano University

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We offer a two year, intensive Diploma in Costuming for all the entertainment arts including Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, Film Arts of Visual and Special Effects, Music, and Commercials. 

Given a strong foundation in Costume History, Management, Garment Cutting and Construction Skills, Textiles for Costumes, and Elements of Design, students also gain practice in a hands-on setting working with our large theatre and film schools.  In small classes, in our purpose-built facilities, in the Bosa Centre at Capilano U, expert professionals work closely with students as they learn basics and then expand into specialty skills such as corsetry, millinery, mask making, silk painting, and more.

Visit our wonderful exhibition at the conference: see slides and samples of student work on stage and screen productions, artifacts from term projects and the graduate showcase, and speak with one of our instructors about the opportunities for your students, both in their secondary school setting and for their future education.

Thank-you.

Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPA BC)

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As the only professional accounting designation in Canada, CPABC offers the opportunity to high school students to learn more about accounting careers and what it takes to become a PRO. Our team facilitates classroom presentations about accounting careers, provides students with access to our events (university fairs, panel discussions, COIN Competition...etc.), and other career-related opportunities.

ChatterHigh Communications Inc

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ChatterHigh is a free, fun, bilingual 10 minute daily quiz that gamifies exploration of post-secondary, career and labour market information, as well as financial and health literacy resources.  Career Educators across BC integrate this pre-inquiry activity as a bell exercise and a perfect compliment to post-inquiry tools such as Career Cruising or myBluePrint.  

ChatterHigh runs competitions such as Canada's Most Informed School Competition happening this November as part of Canada Career Month, where schools raise funds by exploring.  Students also are earning scholarships through the activity!

This is a positive way to start your class and get students actively exploring post-secondary websites as well as provincial resources such as WorkBC, WorkSafeBC, ITA, Discover Skills BC and national resources such as RealTalk, CanLearn, Red Cross, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and many other resources and sources of information.

Cheakamus Centre

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At Cheakamus Centre, we are committed to providing excellence in teaching and learning in, for, and about nature. Building on the legacy of the Outdoor School program, our programs use a range of outdoor spaces on the 165 ha ecological reserve to facilitate experiential learning for students from Grades 3 through 12. These experiences take place on extensive teaching trails, in forest shelters and alongside spawning channels and ponds. Additionally, we have special resource classrooms, amphitheaters, breakout spaces and an authentic Coast Salish Bighouse.

All of our educational programs are tied to the new BC curriculum, ensuring that time spent outdoors supports learning objectives and core competencies. Our instructional team has developed a set of guiding principles or themes providing a framework that informs our program design and development. The info-graphic illustrates these principles and how they support and enhance curriculum connections.

As educators, we believe that a place-based approach promotes engagement and achievement through hands-on experiences in nature. We invite you and your students to find meaningful and engaging learning connections while exploring our ecological reserve. 

Children of the Street Society

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Children of the Street Society is a provincial society and federal charity dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth in British Columbia through education strategies, public awareness initiatives, and family support since 1995.

We offer prevention education programs for youth in grades 4-12 in all settings (mainstream, alternative, after-school, drop-in, etc.). We also offer education for all adult audiences, as well as parent support to victims of sexual exploitation.

Our programs range from prevention (TCO²), to intervention for youth caught sexting or image sharing as well as high-rish youth expressing themselves creatively and safely through social justice art (YAEP).

City University of Seattle in Canada

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City University Canada offers a fully-classroom based Master of Education in School Counselling. The classes are held on Saturdays to fit into teachers' schedules. Classes are held in conjunction with school districts in several locations throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria. We also offer a post-graduate Certificate in Applied School Counselling for school counsellors who wish to obtain R.C.C. with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors. CityU also offers a MEd in Educational Leadership, also classroom-based Saturday deliver. Visit our table at the Super Conference and our website at www.cityuniversity.ca for more information. 

Classy Threads

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We design, create and deliver quality hand and machine sewing kits to teachers, students and individuals across Canada, we elevate the enthusiasm of sewing.  If you teach sewing or are learning to sew, we can help with our great array of fun filled and practical projects.  We provide complete sewing kits to the sewing enthusiast with high quality, tried and tested patterns, materials and notions.  We look forward to meeting you and being of service to you and your students.  Serving Canadian School since 1986.

Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), University of British Columbia

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The Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), a research team at UBC, is applying innovative science-based visual tools to improve understanding of human perceptions towards climate change and to help the public and experts visualize and explore alternative futures for our countryside, forests, and communities.

We recently developed a beta-videogame in partnership with the Delta School District – Future Delta 2.0 (FD2), which is a place-based educational videogame on climate change, co-designed and tested with teachers and students in Delta. FD2 enables real-life exploration of your neighbourhood and promotes learning of climate change causes and impacts, while interacting with your neighbors to find sustainable alternative solutions for your community. Please visit www.futuredelta2.ca for more information and to download the videogame for free. 

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING SOCIETY/ODYSSEY OF THE MIND

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Creative Problem Solving Society is proud sponsor of Odyssey of the Mind Program in B.C.  We also provide  workshops and "Creativity to Go" in school field trips featuring hands-on design thinking and innnovation activities.

Crisis Centre of BC

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We provide suicide prevention capacity building training programs for educators and those who work with youth including safeTALK, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and Mindfulness Self-Care.  Additionally, we provide youth wellness workshops for classrooms including mindfulness, self-care and suicide awareness.  We operate www.YouthInBC.com, an online crisis chat service for youth in distress.

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Davies and Johnson Associates

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Adapted Learning Resources for Elementary and High School students.  Adapted curriculum for Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Language Arts and Novel Studies.  Units available in PDF and Print formats.  Our resources are affordable and save valuable preparation time for teachers.

Discover Canada Student Adventures

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DC Student Adventures specializes in group tours and activities for Secondary and Elementary School Students. Teachers and parents are busy people, which is why our student travel process is seamless and comprehensive. Utilize our expertise when choosing a destination and creating an educational experience for your school group; tour planning and delivery is our specialty. All the details are managed by us so that you can focus on enjoying your trip. As a locally based organization  (Vancouver, BC), it is easy to meet in person to discuss itinerary and activity details. In order to help get the students and parents on-board, we help with information sessions and power-point presentations at your school. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that students and parents may have.

Discover Skills BC

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Discover Skills BC is an initiative funded by the BC Government to increase the number of students who pursue careers in skilled trades and technology.  Discover Skills BC offers classroom resources and career information for BC students to discover the skills they need to study for exciting and rewarding in-demand careers in trades and technology.

Discovery Toys

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For almost 40 years Discovery Toys has been a trusted source of high quality, long lasting and best loved learning resources.  As a consultant, I pride myself on knowing how our products enhance the teaching of our kids through hands-on play.  We have center toys, books, games, manipulatives and maker space products for all developmental levels right up to teens and an inclusive perspective on special abilities.  Discounts available for $100+ orders.  Requests for products to be picked up at the conference taken until Oct. 1 Come and play at our booth!

DISTRIBUTION HMH

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Matériel parascolaire pour le primaire et le secondaire en français et mathématiques.  Matériel de Français langue seconde ainsi que la littérature

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Eaglecrest Books

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Eaglecrest Books specializes in early literacy books that feature First Nations children. These books encourage understanding, respect and interest among all students. Most titles are available in both English and French.

Eaglecrest Books have been carefully leveled to help support early literacy learners become strategic, fluent, independent readers. The text in each book is supported by beautiful photographs that encourage language development and help motivate children to read.

Eaglecrest Books has recently released its new Math Literacy Kit. The 25 titles in this kit provide children with real life stories that illustrate the role that Math plays in the world around us.

easyREG

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Online registration and event management for conferences, conventions, workshops, and PD Days. Ticket sales for school events like drama productions, reunions, etc.

Editions de l'Envolée

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Editions de l'Envolee and Editions « A Reproduire » specialize in edition and the distribution of teaching materials. Our catalogue is composed mainly of complementary material developed by teachers or those with teaching skills.

Education Backpack

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Education Backpack is a non-profit education travel co-op. A free service for teachers, we get you and your students better prices on educational travel, class trips, fundraising items, and even travel gear. Any profits we generate go to help subisdize travel for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to experience the transformative benefits of travel.

Educational Technology Support, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

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Sky, Water, Earth is a collection of free online and self-paced resources that prepare youths between 16-20 for a career in the sciences. In the collection are 6 playlists, or learning pathways, that cover 4 career-oriented competencies: communication, creative thinking, networking, and results oriented. As learners complete each playlist, they receive feedback from experts in the field and from their peers, build competencies valued by employers and schools, and create artifacts or experiences that can be showcased on their resume. Playlist completion will be rewarded with real-world opportunities that include informational interview with professors, grad students, inventors, and experts; networking events hosted by the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, or Telus World of Science; job shadowing opportunities; LinkedIn recommendations; and others. 

EducationPlannerBC

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EducationPlannerBC.ca is a government supported initiative that aims to consolidate online post-secondary resources, enabling students to more easily search, plan and apply for public post-secondary education in British Coumbia.  It consolidates a variety of tools that support all aspects of the student journey, from searching for programs, comparing admission and tuition requirements, applying directly to the public post-secondary institution(s), to identifying finanical strategies and study tips.

EEPSA

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We are the environmental educators' PSA.

EF Educational Tours

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For over 50 years, we’ve proudly partnered with educators like you to transform the way students look at the world—and themselves. We help teachers and students experience different cultures, navigate new languages and explore historic sites, all while developing the global perspective needed for success in today’s interconnected world.

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design is a global leader in studio-based art, media and design and a community of creative, dedicated people who are passionate about the arts in all its many forms. We take great pride in the success of our talented students, award winning and respected faculty and alumni, and their significant contributions locally and internationally. A city known for creative diversity, Vancouver’s community of celebrated artists, designers and media practitioners are integral to a thriving economy of established and emerging creative industries, studios and start-ups. To live curiously, live intelligently, live collaboratively, live imaginatively and live creatively, is core to who we are. 

We off Undergraduate Degrees in three majors; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Media Arts. We also offer Graduate Degrees, general interest courses, certificate programs and teens programming. 

In September 2017 our campus on the Great Northern Way will open its doors. Built specifically to meet the needs of our students and to support art + design education, our new space will be a place where creativity can thrive. From studio spaces to lecture halls, our state-of-the-art campus will support the kind of outstanding education that Emily Carr University is known for around the world. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students this September. Our new campus is located between Clark and Main St on Great Northern Way. It is accessible by public transit and a 15-20 minute walk from the VCC Skytrain Station. 

Epicure

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At Epicure we are a community that unites and inspires each other to rally around clean eating.  Epicure is dedicated to sharing delicious meal solutions that use only real, whole ingredients you can trust, while never ever compromising on taste. 

I will show you how to put healthy, delicious meals on the table in under 30 minutes, using our spice blends, cookware and meal plans.

ERAC

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ERAC is a cooperative member based organization. We work in partnership with our members, BC public school districts as well as independent schools. Our goal is to support quality education for public and independent K-12 students.

ERAC provides a range of services to its members. These services include evaluation, licensing and acquisition of print, software, and digital learning resources. The results are documented and shared in our online database providing members with an ever-expanding ERAC Resource Collection. Members are also provided specific resource training regarding ERAC purchased products.

ERAC also provides leadership in the areas of new technology and new media and their potential roles in education. We provide educators with research-based trends and also encourage sharing of knowledge and experience within the membership.

Exambank.com

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Exambank offers over 120,000 practice questions from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and the Trades and Apprenticeship Programs.  All the questions are written to the provincial curriculum by BC teachers.  Students go on Exambank.com from school or home and pull up practice exams in any grade, subject, or unit that they are studying.  Practice tests are completed online and students receive feedback and worked out solutions.   We do millions of practice tests each year; the majority of schools in BC make Exambank available as a school resource to their students. Check with your school's administration for your username and password or stop by our booth and we will hook you up with the information.

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Flinn Scientific Canada

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Flinn Scientific Canada is the most reliable and preferred science education equipment, materials, apparatus, chemical and safety resource supplier in the country.  We are Canada's science safety experts and making school labs and prep areas safe is the cornerstone of our business.  Flinn Scientific Canada has plenty of relevant and helpful resources online at www.flinnsci.ca that are FREE for teachers in BC.   We have the products needed to teach a comprehensive science program in stock -- with a no backorder guarantee!!   Let us help you enhance your science / STEAM / safety needs and engage your students in context-based learning.  Choose Flinn for junior science, biology, chemistry, physics, AP and prep room requirements!

FortisBC

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When it comes to teaching British Columbia’s next generation about energy solutions, conservation and safety, as part of their daily lives, the best place to start is in the classroom. That’s why FortisBC takes an active role in BC’s education system through the FortisBC Energy Leaders, and Energy is Awesome! programs.

FortisBC’s curriculum connected online education program, FortisBC Energy Leaders, makes it easier for teachers to find resources, lesson plans and activities related to energy concepts, sources, conservation, safety and literacy. Our program is developed by BC teachers for BC teachers.  Energy Leaders supports the development of energy education in BC classrooms, providing high quality, engaging, curriculum-connected resources and programs that highlight the BC energy story and encourage a bias-balanced development of energy literacy in classrooms for Kindergarten to Grade 9 students. (Grades 10-12 coming in 2018).

Energy is Awesome! is a school safety program suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 5 students.  This free program is delivered to schools and teaches children about natural gas and electric safety and conservation.  The program consists of an interactive PowerPoint presentation including videos, educational materials and giveaways to engage the students. 

Foxy and Friends Books

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Foxy and Friends Books offers a collection of engaging little books for beginning readers.  The fiction stories are based on the adventures of 7 Canadian animals (all handmade with Fimo clay).  The animals have been photographed in various BC settings (the ocean, the mountains, streams, and lakes).  These stories are designed to inspire reading, play, storytelling, and writing.  “Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.” Big Idea from BC's New Curriculum. There is also a collection of non-fiction titles designed to inspire conversation and curiosity. Foxy and Friends Books have been translated into French!  

Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society

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A practical, detailed unit based on the Fraser River Sturgeon that connects with the newly developed B.C. curriculum will be provided to interested participants. This unit provides a guide for learning about the Fraser River sturgeon, provides information on how to develop core competencies, integrate subject areas, encourage colloboration and  create assessment frameworks. We will be providing some complimentary copies of the Canadian award winning book, Tale of a Great White Fish, authored by Maggie de Vries.

FRIENDS Program - Ministry of Children and Family Development

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FRIENDS is an evidence-based, anxiety prevention and resiliency program delivered by teachers in the classroom.  It aligns well with BC's curriculum.  Following a 1-day teacher training, teachers receive a leader manual and student workbooks for delivery in the classroom.  The training and materials are provided free of charge.  Three program levels are available:  Fun FRIENDS (K-1), FRIENDS For Life (gr 4-5), and My FRIENDS Youth (gr 6-7).  This exhibit will display sample materials, as well as other resources and handouts that highlight the benefits of FRIENDS, how parents and families can be involved, and more specifically how FRIENDS aligns with the core competencies of BC's curriculum.

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Galiano Conservancy Association

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Bring your students to Galiano Island for hands-on environmental education programs that they will never forget! We offer programs for both elementary and high school students that are curriculum linked and delivered in a variety of stunning locations. Get your hands dirty learning about sustainable agriculture in our Forest Garden, immerse yourself in the ecology of a mature coastal forest and learn hands-on restoration skills, spend a day learning about marine life at Montague Harbour Provinvial park and more. Book either a day trip or multi-day program and stay at the Millard Learning Centre on 188 acres including coastal forest, water access, wetlands and a Forest Garden. Galiano is a short ferry ride away but a world apart from the city. Getting here is easy and we offer bursaries to school groups with financial need.

Genome British Columbia

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Genome BC's Geneskool Program offers teachers several programs, including Classroom Workshops (a volunteer presents a curriculum-based activity in your classroom), Traveling Suitcases (suitcases stuffed with educational materials are shipped to schools), Full Day Workshops at Capilano University (a full day of crime-solving in a university lab) and online activities and articles, all free of charge to teachers.  

go2HR

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As BC's tourism human resource association, go2HR helps the BC tourism industry succeed and grow by leading the provincial Tourism Labour Market Strategy, with which we identify and address staffing challenges faced by tourism employers. We provide programs and resources in the area of recruitment, retention and training, including a free tourism job board, labour and compensation research, health and safety tools, and industry training.

 

go2HR provides and administers training and certification programs to develop relevant skills for prospective and current tourism and hospitality employees. These include Serving it Right, FOODSAFE Level 1 by Distance Education, and the SuperHost/WorldHost line of customer service training programs. We bring together and collaborate with employers, educators, government, and other industry associations to promote workforce development, and connect job seekers to employers by educating and creating awareness of opportunities for youth and students in BC’s tourism and hospitality industry.

 

For more information, visit www.go2hr.ca.

Graduate Studies, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Education offers certificate, diploma, master's and doctoral programs in a wide variety of topics and areas of study including: Arts Education, Counselling Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology & Learning Design, Languages & Societies, Mathematics Education and programs in French. Classes tend to be offered on evenings and/or weekends to accommodate working professionals on one of 3 SFU campuses, in school districts, and communities. Thesis and non-thesis master's programs available.

Greenfield Learning

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Greenfield Learning  has over 20 years experience implementing technology-delivered curriculum - on Apple and Windows-and now the iPad.

We specialize in bringing technology-based reading and math curriculum to your labs and classrooms, to your teachers, administrators and to your students and their families. 

We carefully select research-proven and supported systems to ensure your success. We tailor our support for you, from large city-based district-wide strategic implementations to small rural school sites; we provide the system and the support to best fit your needs.

Lexia Learning: Founded more than 30 years ago, Lexia stands as one of the most rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and respected reading programs in the world.  All of Lexia’s products are designed according to the latest scientific findings in education and are centered on empowering literacy educators by providing a personalized approach to learning, ongoing data to drive instruction, resources for face-to-face instruction, and proactive implementation support.

Reading Plus: Reading Plus simultaneously develops all three domains of reading–physical, cognitive, and emotional–by integrating them in one personalized online reading program. Rooted in eight decades of research, Reading Plus is proven to increase achievement in students from elementary grades through college.

Symphony Math provides math intervention and screening for grades K through 8.

Greystone Books

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Greystone Books is a Vancouver-based publisher of high-quality non-fiction books that appeal to regional, national, and international readers. The company is a leading publisher of books about nature and the environment, health, travel and adventure, sports, and current issues, as well as books that are exceptional literary expressions of personal passions. Our books have been adopted by high schools and universities across North America in subjects including science, language arts, social studies and more. 

Groupe Média TFO

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Groupe Média TFO presents IDÉLLO, a dynamic multilevel digital platform designed to cater and adapt to different types of learning. IDÉLLO brings teachers, early childhood educators, students and parents an array of resources and functions that satisfy the desire for new ways to learn. IDÉLLO offers thousands (more than 11 000) of rich, up-to-date educational resources in French, as well as functions and a workspace that encourage communication between communities of users with common interests.

 

Présenté par Groupe Média TFO, IDÉLLO est un environnement numérique évolutif et dynamique, conçu pour répondre et s’adapter à différents types d’apprentissage. Enseignants, éducateurs à la petite enfance, élèves ou parents, IDÉLLO saura vous proposer des ressources et des fonctionnalités adaptées à votre désir d’apprendre autrement. IDÉLLO donne accès à des milliers (plus de 11 000) de ressources pédagogiques en français, riches et actuelles, ainsi qu’à des fonctionnalités et un espace de travail qui encouragent l’échange entre des communautés d’usagers qui partagent les mêmes intérêts.

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HCTF EDUCATION

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HCTF Education offers WildBC workshops, Wild Schools program, GO Grants, and environmental learning resources for K-12 educators.

Heritage Group Distribution

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Heritage Group Distribution distributes high quality Canadian adult and childrens books on behalf of its core BC based publishers: Heritage House, Touchwood Editions (including literary imprint Brindle & Glass), and RMB Rocky Mountain Books. They are also affiliated with Greystone Books. Many of the seasonal titles appear regularly on the BC Bestseller list.

Based in Surrey, they also distribute other BC and regional publishers like Mother Tongue, Self Counsel Press and Calypso.

Historica Canada

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Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. 

At Historica Canada, we build awareness of Canadian history and citizenship. Our programs reach more than 10 million Canadians annually, which makes us the largest independent organization of our kind. ur staff travels coast to coast to coast to meet participants and promote engagement in our activities. All programs are offered in both official languages. 

We aim to create programs that appeal to all Canadians, although some specifically focus on youth. We create free, bilingual education guides that cover topics in Canadian history, tying in with curricula across the country, and explore facets of the various topics not always covered in the textbooks. Our best-known offerings include the Heritage Minutesa collection of more than 80 dramatized vignettes that recreate events of importance, accomplishment and bravery in our country’s history. The Canadian Encyclopedia, a free online resource, reached more than nine million unique visitors over the past year. It offers the largest collection of authored, accurate and continuously updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana. Every year, Encounters brings more than 3,000 students to Ottawa for themed weeks focused on specific study topics. Our other programs include The Memory Project, through which veterans share their experiences online and in classrooms and community groups; Passages Canadafeaturing newcomers to Canada discussing their views and experiences; The Citizenship Challenge, in which young Canadians answer the same questions as real-life applicants for citizenship; and Aboriginal Arts & Stories, which features submissions from Canada’s most talented young artists and writers from Indigenous communities. We also offer commemorative programs tied to historical anniversaries, such as the First World War or women’s suffrage. While our headquarters are in Toronto, we also operate the Ottawa-based Encounters With Canada program. 

HR MacMillan Space Centre

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Take a bold step into the future with our range of field trips and education programs. Your students will experience the wonders of space like never before! Visit our booth to learn more:

  • Field trip programs at the HR MacMillan Space Centre for students in grades 1 – 12
  • Outreach programs we bring to you
  • Virtual field trips
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ICONIC Inc.

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The Iconic team has provided complete turnkey CNC solutions to over 1600 educational facilites over the past 8 years. Our CNC for education packages offer machine, stand, enclosure, tooling, dust collection, mobile base, design software, online video tutorials and assistance from the best technical support team in the industry. 

iDESIGN Solutions

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iDESIGN is a Value Added Reseller of technology for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. We represent the leading products for STEM education, including: Afinia 3D Printers, Arduino, BirdBrain Technologies, Cubelets, EasyC, littlebits, Lulzbot and MakerBot 3D Printers, NetSupport, Ozobot, RobotC, Sparkfun, Sphero, Squink Printed Circuit Board Printer, VEX Robotics, VEX IQ, teacher training, and much more.

One of our exciting products is VEX Robotics, which is used in thousands of elementary & high school as well as colleges & universities across North America. The VEX Robotics solution offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities and, through competitive robotics, encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups.

iDESIGN is the proud sponsor of the Pacific Youth Robotics Society in BC, an organization committed to inspire students' interest in science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) through competitive robotics. Learn more at https://pyrs.ca.   Visit our booth to learn about VEX Robotics solutions for your classroom.

Immigrant Link Center Society

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We offer a modern optical educational kit (as a fundraising option) that is suitable for Grade 8, Grade 11, and grade 12 students.

Industry Training Authority

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Industry Training Authority is a crown corporation that offers Trades Training in the province of BC. Our programs offer youth a pathway to DISCOVER, EXPLORE, TRAIN and WORK in Trades. The Discover programs offer early exposure to hands on learning and design thinking to Explore courses where youth can explore several trades and later receive their first year of trades training in the ITA Youth Train in Trades and get an employer sponsor in the ITA Youth Work in Trades. Please visit us at the conference to learn more about programs and grants that can help your school get started in trades awareness and programming. 

Inquiry Adventures

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Active and Experiential Soical Emotional Learning Facilitation Tools, Resources, and Professional Development Workshops

Inquiry Adventures believes that the best way to engage in social-emotional learning, team-building, and personal wellness is through well designed active and experiential learning opportunities. Inquiry Adventures provides the best tools, resources, and professional development workshops to provide highly engaging social and emotional learning opportunities. Check out what Inquiry Adventures has to offer you!

Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society

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We will be promoting the scholarship and award programs the Society makes available to BC Post-Secondary Students.  In particular, we will be promoting our Aboriginal Student Awards - which can be applied for by students graduating grade 12 - and our Transfer Scholarship programs which allow for student mobility between institutions. The Society grants over $2.2M in scholarships and awards annually.

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JUMP Math

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Every child can learn math and love it.

We are an award-winning non-profit dedicated to helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Our evidence-based curricula and professional development replaces math anxiety with an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. Our teacher resources are free online so everyone needing support for effective teaching of math, may access these outstanding resources.

Justice Institute of British Columbia

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AsCanada's leading public safety educator, you will obtain the knowledge, skills, and competencies you need to make a difference in the community.

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Kids Code Jeunesse

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Kids Code Jeunesse has a history of providing coding education to schools in Canada, and from the past year,  we in partnership with LightHouseLabs have been commissioned to work in conjunction with BC’s Ministry of Education to design the supportive student and teacher materials for the coding content in the new ADST curriculum. This includes designing the content and executing training programs to provide teachers with the tools and resources required to deliver this aspect of ADST content.

While we are extremely proud to have been working with the Ministry of Education, we would like to continue to go above and beyond by supporting our teachers and fostering an understanding of computational thinking, technology, and basic coding.

Kidsbooks

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We are a children's and YA bookstore and have worked extensively with schools and school districts to promote reading and the love of literature.

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Langara College Creative Arts & Industries

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Creative Arts & Industries allows students to combine their passion with the technical skills, business knowledge, and experience that they need for a rewarding creative career.

Students can choose from programs in:

  • Design Formation
  • Fine Arts
  • Film Arts
  • Journalism
  • Professional Photography
  • Publishing
  • Theatre Arts at Studio 58
  • Art History
  • Web & Mobile Design & Development

Learning Disabilities Association Vancouver

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The Learning Disabilities Association of Vancouver is a non-profit with a mission to empower every child and adolescent in Vancouver with a Learning Disability to achieve life-long success and happiness. In partnership with the University of British Columbia, LDAV provides research-based instruction to children who struggle in school. Our specialized interventionists offer individualized and professional support that teaches children to leverage their learning strengths in order to overcome their learning challenges. Within 2 to 3 years, our programs teach children to be independent in the school system.

Les Editions Passe-Temps

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Les Éditions Passe-Temps are a pioneering publishers specializing in complementary French language teaching materials.

Founded in 1996 in Quebec City, Passe-temps remain to this day a family run company. With the desire to create and distribute the best material available in French, Passe-Temps rely on an established network of professional contributors in education, special teaching and speech therapy. This has earned les Éditions Passe-Temps an excellent reputation for the quality of its literacy, educational centers and pedagogical games.

Let's Talk Science

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Let’s Talk Science is an award-winning, national, charitable organization focused on education and outreach to support youth development. Let’s Talk Science offers a full suite of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for Kindergarten to Grade 12 educators, including hands-on STEM classroom outreach, online chat forums, program planning resources, action projects and professional learning opportunities.

Logics Academy

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Logics Academy is a Canadian leader in K-12 STEM education. Developing age appropriate robotics/coding solutions for the classroom that engage students in exciting, experiential based education programs which strengthen STEM knowledge, promote innovation skills, and develop well-rounded individuals.

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Mainstreams Publications for ESL

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Mainstreams offers award-winning ESL resources for Language and Literacy. We have a unique focus on Elementary programs, from Basic to Intermediate levels. Teachers love the practicality and ease of our reproducible books and the literally hundreds of activities that provide best practice instruction.

Mason Sewing Machine 2016 Ltd

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Mason Sewing Machine offers a wide range of sewing products. The products include Babylock sewing, serging, embroidery, quilting and specialty machines. We also supply steam irons, ironing boards and cloth cutting supplies. Industrial/domestic sewing machine pick up and drop off service for repairs.

 

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education offers both print and digital educational resources grades 7-12.

Merlan Scientific

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Over 45 years, Merlan Scientific has been a trusted Canadian source for Engineering, Technology, Physics/Optics and general Science teaching equipment. With our long history of sourcing and providing superior products for education/training, we have established a reputation for quality and innovation and gained the trust of science educators, engineering and technology industries alike. We are proud to be exclusively partnered with leaders in their respective fields.Through these partnerships, Merlan Scientific is able to offer its customers a wide range of invaluable, innovative resources. These resources include equipment, experiments, lab activities, webinars, and expert advice.

Through strong partnerships with our suppliers and input from our customers, we constantly seek to update and expand our product portfolio enabling us to offer the most current, cutting edge and curriculum supportive equipment and experiments. We do not just offer a list of products online, we have dedicated product specialists who know and understand the products. They are in turn backed by a team of experts directly from the manufacturers and together we provide unrivaled knowledge, advice and customer support at all levels. This makes us unique and adds great value to the products we provide.

When you work with Merlan you are in safe hands, we do everything possible to ensure that your class, educational institution, organization’s science, engineering and technology resources needs and you are taken care of.

Midtown Press

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We publish BC books in both English and French. We have children's books, books on BC history and BC fiction.

 

myBlueprint

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myBlueprint is BC's favourite online education, career and life planning resource, used across K-12, now used within 40+ Districts across the province.

Customized to meet the needs of BC's new curriculum, All About Me (K-6) is a kid friendly, age appropriate, digital portfolio that allows students to explore careers within their community, encourages inquiry based reflection, and showcases growth from year to year. Many districts have also adopted the tool as a way to communicate student learning and encourage student self-assessment of the core competencies.

The education, career and life planner (7-12) supports teachers in meeting the new career education learning outcomes, and provides students a self-directed resource that allows them to research and create a plan for life after high school. 

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National Science Teachers Association

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Check out what the largest association of science teachers in the world can offer for all teachers - all grades:  free resources, web materials, member periodicals, conferences, books, professional development and more!  Inquire about the benefits of membership.  

Nelson

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In this time of curriculum change, Nelson offers K-7 educators a suite of made-in-BC resources designed to support inquiry-based learning in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Our new print and digital resources are designed to help you uncover the big ideas, core and curricular competencies, and updated content learning standards for each subject area.

Developed from the ground up to align with each curriculum, Nelson Science, BC Math Boost, Nelson Socials, and Under One Sun include:

  • Common teacher resource features to save you time
  • Subject-specific assessment tools for core and curricular competencies
  • Authentic learning from First Peoples

Visit the Nelson booth to learn about these exciting new resources for your classroom!

New York Institute of Technology - Vancouver Campus

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Master of Science in Instructional Technology, Educators
New York Institute of Technology – Vancouver Campus

 

NYIT Vancouver’s Instructional Technology, M.S. is a 33-credit program, that has received written consent by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, for developing educators’ expertise to serve as a technology coach. A technology coach is defined by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as a professional who helps educators advance technology use in K-12 schools. Technology coaches support classroom practice and instructional change through the use of leading-edge media and technology for teaching and learning. They work closely with teachers and administrators to develop uses of technology for the digital age and global learning. As part of NYIT, a global university, the mission of the Instructional Technology, M.S. program is to develop educators’ expertise in uses of digital age technologies and practices for teaching and learning. Graduates of the program will be prepared to be educational technology leaders in a diverse global society.

Graduates of the program are experts in implementing technology as a master teacher in their own K-12 classrooms, and are able to assist other educators to develop a vision for understanding how Instructional Technology can entice, encourage, enable, and empower learners. They may also serve as technology coordinators, content area coordinators, media specialists, literacy coaches, or instructional lead teachers who coach others in achieving the vision for the potential effects of technology on teaching and learning. Building on theories of learning, motivation, and curriculum design, teachers then learn to apply newly developed technology skills to curriculum. The program includes a practicum and seminar for applied onsite applications in the field. Candidates will develop an e-portfolio and research projects that provide evidence of their impact on student learning and demonstrate competencies aligned with the ISTE standards for instructional technology coaches.

 

WHAT THE PROGRAMS OFFERS

• A 33-credit Instructional Technology, M.S. degree, that has received the written consent of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.
• Opportunity to teach, model and coach best practices on teaching, learning and assessment using technology. • Ways to develop visionary leadership in applying educational technology and global learning.
• Experience with tools for problem solving and communication in the K-12 curriculum.
• Opportunity for flexible scheduling using a blend of face-to-face, online, and desktop conferencing course delivery models.
• Scholarship opportunities available.

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Odin Books

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Odin Books provides a wide selection of resources that support Social and Emotional Learning, resiliency, executive funtion, attention control,  empathy and self regulation.  We also carry a wide selection of recommended Sensory tools to  help kids focus and  stay regulated.  Odin Books will  make available all of the presenters books for the event and host books signings throught the conference after the presentations.  Drop by and check out our selection! 

 

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Open School BC

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Making education and training effective is what we’re all about. We design and develop solutions for specific learning situations or needs – from math resources for first graders to online training for the workplace.

We offer eTextbooks, teacher and open course resources for the K-12 education community as well as an enterprise level, online learning management system with a built in student management system which includes government level security at a cost-effective price.

Options for Sexual Health

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Options for Sexual Health (Opt) is Canada's largest non-profit provider of sexual health services through education programs, clinics, and the 1-800-SEX-SENSE information and referral line. Opt proudly serves people of all ages, all genders, and all orientations, all around BC.

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Orca Book Publishers

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Orca Book Publishers is an independent Canadian children’s book publisher. We publish award-winning, bestselling books in a number of genres, including board books, picture books, early chapter books, middle-school fiction, world-class YA, hi-lo books for reluctant readers, adult fiction, and a growing list of beautifully designed nonfiction books.

Oxford University Press

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Oxford University Press offers a wide range of print and digital resources for the study of English as a Second Language.

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Panterra Educational and Cultural Training Society

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Entering our 32nd year of business, PANTERRA has specialized in programing that introduces participants to the marine environment. Our goals are to impart a knowledge and awareness of the earth's natural history, demonstrate environmental conservation through educational endeavours, enrich the lives of youth by building valuable life skills and inspire an interest in further learning.

The program offers two options:

The first option is an experiential non-credit program, which students can record their encounters and experiences in the Panterra Expedition Logbook.

The second option is the Panterra Expedition Workbook which puts the students to work exploring, discovering, identifying and recording the marine environment and organisms encountered. The Workbook has been designed as a credit program for junior and senior high school students. Both options are a great way for students to learn the natural history of a marine environment and to explore career interests in the many fields of natural sciences.

While living onboard our 110’ ship, The “MV Adventure”, anticipate encounters with whales, dolphins, sea lions, seabirds and an amazing diversity of undersea life. Explore the geology, flora and fauna of the desert islands. Assist in one of two wildlife conservation programs; a sea turtle release/monitor program or whale shark research; all of these activities are designed to make the science textbooks come alive.


In addition, participate in our community service project, “The Baja Gifts Program”, where school supplies, clothing and much more are collected and distributed to remote communities in the area we visit.

Pearson Canada

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Pearson Canada is Canada’s leading learning company. We provide innovative learning materials, technologies, assessments, and services to educators.

Popular Books

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Popular Book Company Canada Ltd publishes quality workbooks and other learning materials for preschool and elementary school children

Portage & Main Press

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Portage & Main Press publishes a wide range of innovative and practical K–12 educational materials. We build dynamic learning communities by bringing together authors, educators, and students. Our imprint HighWater Press publishes Indigenous literature for all ages.

PreparedBC

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If you want to influence change, you start with children. PreparedBC took that concept to heart when creating Master of Disaster – a Grade 6 program aimed at educating students about the importance of emergency preparedness. The goal was not only to reach BC youth, but to spark conversation among parents, caregivers and neighbours, inspiring them to get disaster-ready.

The program came to life in 2016, starting with the creation of a stakeholder working group consisting of teachers, emergency planners and parents from across BC. The collaborative effort produced three core learning modules that focus on emergency preparedness at the individual, household and community level. Each module is aligned with the new provincial curriculum and supported by work sheets, learning plans, a multi-media library and a role-play game featuring a colourful cast of community characters. There’s even an official Master of Disaster certificate.  

Puzzle Heads Educational Products

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Puzzle Heads creates unique Montessori inspired wooden puzzles and related educational materials appropriate for all teaching environments. All puzzles are original designs, made locally in Vancouver and feature non toxic paints and finishes. In addition, we carry a versatile Light Cube table with many innovative accessories, as well as products to engage all children creatively and actively.

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Rack Fashions

Rack Fashions is a mobile women's clothing and accessory boutique.   We look for signature pieces that are current, comfortable and affordable.   Because of our mobile buisness model, we are able to offer great value on the pieces we bring in.   We look for items that have a good size range.  Some of our more popular items include tunics, leggings, dresses, jackets, wraps, ponchos, bamboo tops and leggings.

Redsand Kids: Bringing the skills of happiness to life through kids' books, journals, games and more

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We are the makers of inspirational books and materials designed to nourish kids' hearts and minds. To learn more about us, please visit our website at redsandkids.com/about.

Responsible and Problem Gambling Program

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We have exciting curriculum to share with teachers! Our goal is to raise awareness and prepare students for the risks of life and gambling with programs to teach healthy choices and awareness about risk. Our programs include: K-3 learning with puppets, GamIQ for Highschool students and iMINDS for Middle and High school students.

Rick Hansen Foundation School Program

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The Rick Hansen School Program provides free resources to elementary and secondary school teachers in both English and French. These include lesson plans, books and videos. The materials aim to raise awareness for accessibility and inclusion as well encourages students to recognize and become difference makers in their schools and communities.

The lessons align with educational priorities so that teachers can easily facilitate the lessons and meet the expectations of their provincial curriculum.

Teachers tell us it decreases bullying in the classroom and school, improves student attitudes and perceptions of people with disabilities and results in student initiatives to improve classrooms, schools and communities.

Robotix Education

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Robotix Education is a source of Technology Education for schools, teachers and students in Western Canada. We promote concepts of STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to educators and students grades K though 12. We share a genuine passion for innovation and new creations  though the use of technology. We teach great minds how to develop critical thinking skills, build confidence, and work as a team.

Our vision is to share coding, robotics, programming and engineering with as many teachers and students as possible, while challenging their knowledge, innovativeness and imagination.

We provide robotics educational kits, run face-to-face workshops and live webinars, provide online course work, and one-to-one coaching to help bring about change.

Ronsdale Press

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Books for young readers; biographies; books about Indigenous issues; history books about BC and Canada; books about social issues.

Roots of Empathy

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Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression and bullying among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.  Our mission is to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.  Our program is delivered in French and English in elementary classrooms across BC from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in rural, remote and urban settings.

We train school staff (ie. teacher-librarians, school counsellors, child and family workers) to deliver the program with support from the classroom teacher.  We do not train full-time classroom teachers as we want them to support the Instructor and Volunteer Parent while observing their students in a new way.  We use a parent and baby along with an Instructor to help children learn empathy.  The baby is 2 - 4 months of age in October when the program starts.  The Instructor delivers 27 lessons on an almost weekly basis throughout the school year and is joined by the parent(s) and baby every 3 - 4 weeks.

The students observe and identify the babies emotions and then learn to identify and talk about their own feelings.  As well as being a social and emotional learning program children also learn age appropriate baby development and baby safety.  We provide training, curriculum, family visit kit, children's literature, mentoring and ongoing support at no cost to the person trained.  There is a small cost to each school for each program for materials such as photocopying, photo printing and construction paper.

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Saunders Book Company

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We are an exclusive distributor of library and classroom books to schools in Canada.

Savoir Books

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French Language books and resources suitable for Librare and class

Scholastic Education

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Scholastic Education publishes top-quality English and French classroom resources (both print and digital) built on the latest research that reflects best teaching practices.

Our resources are of great value to educators and students from K–12. Based on the market research in BC, we have developed an understanding of how we can support teachers in their desire to engage and motivate students, and deliver the curriculum. We know that students want to see themselves in the resources, that they should reflect the diversity in Canadian classrooms, and foster a better understanding of the history and cultures of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada.

School House Teaching Supplies

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Located in beautiful Victoria, B.C.,  our education store offers teachers from pre-school to Gr. 12 a wealth of teaching references and manipulatives, books, games, charts, posters, maps, and classroom decorations in French and English as well as some Spanish and Mandarin - all in one location.  Our friendly staff look forward to serving you!

Science Fair Foundation BC

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The Science Fair Foundation British Columbia aims to help build BC's future by supporting STEM education and inspiring curiosity through the science fair program. 

In British Columbia, 14 regional fairs are part of the nearly 100 fairs held every year across Canada. Finalists from the regional fairs are selected to attend the week-long, Canada-Wide Science Fair in May of each year. 

Science World

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Science World offers a variety of tools to support teachers and classrooms at TELUS World of Science and around the province. Visit our booth to learn more and browse our offerings: 

  • Field trip offerings for K–12 at TELUS World of Science including shows, exhibitions and workshops
  • Online activities and units to use in your classroom
  • Offerings for schools outside of Metro Vancouver such as BC Green Games and Scientists & Innovators in Schools
  • Professional development workshops and events

SHAD

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SHAD exists to empower exceptional youth to make the world a better place. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for high potential high school students across Canada to spend the month of July living in one of 13 host university campuses. Participants engage in workshops, lectures, challenges in science, technology, business, engineering and leadership. Alumni receive the SHAD Fellow designation - a credential recognized and valued by universities and major scholarship foundations. There are currently more than 15,500 SHAD alumni including 32 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 Under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life. Students selected through the rigorous, competitive process for places in the summer program are top performers who are also well-rounded emerging leaders demonstrating initiative, creativity and flair. They are leaders in their schools, volunteers in their communities, and are often gifted musicians, artists and athletes.

SHAD program participants are also eligible to compete for a summer internship for the month of August, immediately following the JJuly in-residence university program, at one of SHAD's partner companes. 

A large bursary fund exists to ensure that any student who fits the SHAD profile can attend the program, regardless of their financial situation. We value diversity and strive to make our program as accessible as possible. In particular, we are increasing our outreach efforts to reach student populations that are currently under-represented at SHAD including students from rural and remote areas, as well as Indigenous youth. 

Simon Fraser University - Office of Francophone & Francophile Affairs

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Simon Fraser University (SFU) offer programs and courses taught in French, here in British Columbia.

We have options for inservice teachers and options for your students who could be interested in a bilingual post-secondary education.

PROGRAMS IN FRENCH AT SFU FOR INSERVICE TEACHERS:

GRADUATE STUDIES: Graduate Diploma, Master of Education, Doctor of Education.

PRO-D: Professional Learning Series, Bootcamp FrancoFUN.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES IN FRENCH FOR YOUR STUDENTS:

French Cohort Program, Department of French, Preparation for Teacher Education, Cool Option - Curriculum in the Other Official Language (take elective courses taught in French).

SOGI 123: Making Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Education and Inclusion as Simple as 123

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SOGI 1 2 3 is a collaboration of the BC Ministry of EducationBC Teachers' Federation, UBC Faculty of EducationARC Foundation, LGBTQ community organizations and school districts across BC. We are working together to address the immediate need to support marginalized LGBTQ students by affecting rapid and progressive change in attitudes, policies, and practices toward creating safer and more inclusive school environments for all students. Components of the project include web based resources, e-learning tools, and the BC SOGI Educator Network which connects a community of educators trying, learning, sharing and changing schools together.

Spectrum Nasco

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Spectrum Nasco’s ten discipline-specific educational catalogues have been instrumental in bringing the classroom to life with products designed with a common purpose – education.   Our catalogues cover Arts & Crafts, Early Years, Elementary Education, Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Science & Technology, Literacy, Physical Education, Special Education, Secondary Mathematics, and Secondary Science.   They contain thousands of products that are used around the world in educating children.   We offer IT based products, plastic manipulatives and thousands of product specific resource books.   We have focused on this discipline specific approach to serve you better.   Each catalogue is supported by an expert and dedicated Catalogue Director whose job it is to focus on that curriculum area and ensure that our product offering is everything you might need.

Strong Nations

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We are one of the largest Indigenous book stores in North America with a focus on authentic content for classrooms and libraries. We are happy to work with you to make your selections for all learners.

STS Tours

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Worldwide Educational Travel Opportunites for teachers and students to bring their classroom learning to life. 

Studica Ltd

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Studica is the education source for software, robotics, technology products and more.  Since 1985, Studica has met the needs of students, educators and schools as the education source for software, technology products and STEM Education.  Major brand offerings include Pitsco, Tetrix, PTC, Unity, fischertechnik, Tormach, Camaster, Roland, IBM, Lumion, XYZprinting, RealityWorks, National Instruments, Adobe, Avid, Unity, Microsoft, Wacom and many more.

Studica is also a proud sponsor and supplier of the international WorldSkills Mobile Robotics Competition, FIRST Robotics Canada, FIRST Tech Challenge, and Skills Canada Robotics Competition.

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Talonbooks

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Talonbooks publishes books about and by Canada's Indigenous peoples, drama, poetry, and non-fiction. Our books have won or been nominated for over 300 awards and are widely adopted for high school and univerisity courses.

The Elementary Woodshop

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A Technology Education teacher has developed a woodworking program for elementary classrooms. Included are woodworking kits with cross-curricular workbooks for Grades 2-7 to support teachers in delivering successful ADST experiences!

The Learning Partnership

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The Learning Partnership is a national charity dedicated to building stakeholder partnerships to support, promote and advance publicly funded education in Canada. We do this through five key deliverables – innovative student programs, executive leadership for educators, knowledge mobilization and policy, tribute celebrations of excellence and ongoing collaborations across Canada. Since 1993, more than 6.5 million students have participated in The Learning Partnership’s programs.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada

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The Psychology Foundation of Canada applies the best psychological knowledge to create practical programs and resources helping children become confident, and productive adults. Those resources include "Kids Have Stress Too!" and "Stress Lessons" - a series of learning resources for gr. K-12; parenting resources and well as helping information and online tools for helping adults manage the stress in their lives.

THESA (Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association)

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THESA works to support Home Economics teachers at all grade levels around the province.  We liase with the BCTF and Ministry of Education on areas of interest, such as curriculum revision and resources, as well as represent Home Economics teachers when there are issues or concerns that relate to our work in the BC. Membership in THESA includes the ability to network with other teachers on our closed facebook page and through our email list, access to our e-newsletter that is published four times a year, and a discounted registration fee for our annual conference.  THESA members may also apply for scholarships for continuing education in a diploma or master's degree program.  In addition, THESA is able to provide resources to support K-6 teachers in delivering the new ADST curriculum at this level.

Drop by our table during the conference, chat with executive members, check out our PR items, and enter the draw for a free THESA membership or a gift basket. We'd love to see you there!

Tilley Education

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We offer print and online learning resources for primary, elementary and secondary teachers, including ESL, English, International Baccalaureate (IB), Social studies and the Sciences

Tradewind Books

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Tradewind Books publishes award-winning picture books, chapter books, poetry and young adult novels celebrating stories, authors and illustrators from diverse communities and cultures.

Two Read Books

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Two Read Books is a small, independent publishing company. We specialize in creating phonics storybooks for 6–9 year olds who are learning to read and who have dyslexia or struggle with another language-based learning difficulty. Our books contain stories written at an older child’s cognitive level but at an early reading level. The books are for educational and home markets.

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UBC Faculty of Education

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UBC’s Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of its kind in the world, advancing educational research and understanding of teaching and learning in a way that celebrates diversity, equity and innovation. We deliver relevant, innovative and accessible professional learning programs for teachers across the province with face-to-face, online and district-based offerings.

Develop expertise in your chosen specialization or develop new skills and qualifications based in current and emerging trends in education. Engage your professional learning plan with a summer institute, diploma or graduate degree program.

United Library Services

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United Library Services is a full-service book wholesaler to schools and public libraries in western Canada with a warehouse in Burnaby.  Carrying over 13,000 titles in stock and everyday discounts of up to 25%, ULS offers an extensive selection of books for students from Pre-School to Grade 12. Special inventory includes Top New Titles, Award Winners, First Nations, Metis, Inuit and French language books.  Special selections of materials to match the new BC curriculum are also available in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and French.  Free shipping for all orders!

Usborne Books at Home

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Usborne provides quality, educational and fun books for kids of all ages!  Our books are durable and stand up to classroom use, provide internet links and are up-to-date!

UsefulCharts.com

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Publishers of history timelines and other educational wallcharts for social studies and science classrooms.

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Vancouver Animation school

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We offer a blended learning solution for Visual Arts teachers to expand the media they use in the classroom using our expertise in the Animation, Visual Effects and Video Games industries. No prior experience in these fields on the part of the teacher is required. Harnessing the power of ubiquitous learning for this Millennial generation, our online platform enables a teacher to deliver high quality classes in media at the cutting edge of Visual Arts.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

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A field trip to the Vancouver Aquarium is a unique way to engage your students in a hands-on learning experience with incredible marine life.  

Through our hands-on programs, Aquarium educators touch the lives of thousands of students and teachers every year, turning education into action for change. Staff-facilitated school programs are 1-2 hours in length and are held in our galleries and our behind-the-scenes classrooms, including our renowned Wet Lab learning facilities. 

Vancouver Chapter - Canadian Celiac Association

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We offer information to teachers about Celiac Disease, the symptoms and treatment and why a student with Celiac Disease needs a teacher's support and understanding. We offer suggestions on how teachers can help students cope in the classroom.

Vancouver International Children's Festival

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A door prize (Children's Festival tickets - family 4 pack) and a prize draw at our booth (10 school tickets). 2018 Festival Teacher Brochure and general Festival information (study guides, etc.). (Tickets for school groups for our 2018 Festival will go on sale in early November 2017)

 

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Watermelonworks™

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Watermelonworks™ is a Canadian company that specializes in French phonemic awareness tools.  French Sounds is a patented methodology designed to decode French language for all students to succeed.  

Watermelonworks™ offers: 

🍉 hands-on games - sound games, consonant game, word games, Sound BINGO

🍉 eBooks - sound books that read to you when clicked 

🍉 SMART files - games with sound for class activities 

🍉 wall charts - ranging from alphabet to anchor sound charts

🍉 Sound mats - reproducible 
 
Combined, these tools are effective for guided reading, listening centres, and reading remediation. In developing a solid foundation with French Sounds, students will develop strong oral, listening, and writing skills because they will have the tools to know how to decode to successfully master the French language.  From phonemic awareness to the art of reading, these tools level the playing field for all students to achieve in French language class. 
 
French Sounds games were originally designed for a dyslexic student who needed to find a way to succeed.  This method proves that all may have successful outcomes in learning.
 
These products are useful for the French immersion primary (jk-3), extended (gr5) and core French (gr4-6) classrooms to become proficient lifelong language learners with a desire to continue French studies in high school and beyond.     
 

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WE Schools / WE Day

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As an educational partner of 25+ school districts and the BC Ministry of Education, the WE Schools program provides educators and students with free curriculum, educational resources and a full calendar of action campaign ideas. Through WE Schools, students gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing issues like hunger, poverty and lack of education, and explore what they can do to help. They also plan at least one local and one global action to improve their community and the world. To celebrate their participation in the program, students attend WE Day, our free concert-style celebration in Vancouver. https://www.we.org/we-schools/program/

Western Campus Resources

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Westlab

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Middle, Secondary and Higher educational science supplies and equipment including lab furniture, lab consumables (gloves, chemicals, specimens, glassware etc) and a full range of lab equipment (microscopes, balances, hot plates, fume hoods etc)

Westlab's vision is based on creativity, speed and being your hassle free science supplier.

Wilson School of Design at KPU

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The Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a leader in design education, playing a significant role in shaping the design leaders of tomorrow. Located on Canada’s spectacular West Coast, the Wilson School of Design offers seven unique programs through certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree, and post-baccalaureate qualifications. With its purposefully small class sizes, hands-on learning approaches, faculty expertise, direct connection with industry and advanced technological resources, the School of Design instills a deep understanding of design thinking and the design process. Programs include fashion design & technology, fashion marketing, interior design, product design, foundations in design, graphic design for marketing and technical apparel. The highly anticipated opening of the Wilson School of Design's new, state-of-the-art building is expected to be launched in January 2018, adjacent to the existing KPU Richmond campus, just steps from the train station (Lansdowne).