Schedule



  • Friday 9:00-10:15 am

    Friday Morning Keynotes - A - Ian Jukes

    Welcome To The Digital Revolution: Education In The Age Of Disrupted Learning Technology and the Brain

    In today’s digital landscape, we are witnessing the Age of Disrupted Learning - an incredibly turbulent time where every part of society is experiencing upheaval as the result of the pervasive nature of disruptive change. To thrive in these chaotic times, our schools, like our businesses, communities, and families, must continuously adapt to changing conditions. This presentation examines the changing nature of our world; identifies the critical 21st-century skills not being addressed by our current educational system; and specifically identifies how we can effectively engage learners so that they can perform exceptionally well on traditional exams, while simultaneously learning the critical new basics needed to excel in both school and life beyond school. Attendees will be provided with access to an extensive digital library of resources aligned to the Education in the Age of Disrupted Learning presentation.

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  • Friday 9:00-10:00 am

    Friday Morning Keynotes - A - Charlie Demers

    Marrying The Highly Silly With The Highly Cerebral Comedian

    Charlie Demers has been called, "the West Coast’s funniest political comic". In this session, join Charlie for 45 minutes of comedy about teachers and education followed by a 15 minute Q&A opportunity. Charlie combines political humour that's never shrill or self-righteous with broader jokes that are never thoughtless.

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  • Friday 9:00-10:15 am

    Friday Morning Keynotes - A - Gordon Neufeld

    Resilience, Stress And School Resilience

    Resilience is an incredible construct - an overarching metaphor that touches on the arenas of stress, neural plasticity, emotional health, recovery, healing, mental illness, adaptation, defendedness, and therapy. It is relevant to everyone in most every role and regardless of age: teachers, therapists, youth workers, parents, support workers, etc. Fresh understandings are coming to the fore as we glean more working knowledge of the brain as well as the nature of emotion. The implications for the school system are profound, never mind the implications for dealing with stress in our own lives and in the lives of our loved ones.

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  • Friday 9:00-10:15 am

    Friday Morning Keynotes - A - Judy Thompson

    Decolonizing Our Colonized Minds

    As Indigenous peoples in Canada, we begin from a colonized place. Indigenous children in Canada are raised in school systems that focus on Euro-Canadian worldviews and ways of knowing. In BC, there has been a move by the Ministry of Education to bring Indigenous ways of knowing into curriculum. However, the need to support Indigenous children to not only understand the many Indigenous worldviews, but to actually make that paradigm shift to the worldviews of their people, is paramount. Through the decolonization of curriculum and school environments, learning our peoples’ ways of knowing and ways of being will support that paradigm shift and the decolonization of our children's minds.

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  • Friday 9:00-10:15 am

    Friday Morning Workshops - A

    A Multitude Of Gifts: Discovering And Supporting The Passions Of Primary Learners Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by Association of Educators of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children in BC (AEGTCCBC)

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    ABCs For Reading: Avoiding Pitfalls, Building Strong Reading Foundations, Correcting Deficits Elementary (e.g. K-7) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    ADST Woodwork Projects Elementary (e.g. K-7)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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    Building Kids By Building Robots Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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    Classroom Management For TTOCs Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA)

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    Creating A Makerspace In Your Classroom Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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    Cross Curricular Collaboration In The English Classroom Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    Deconstructing Myths Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)

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    Food Of The Gods! Health Food? Chocolate: It’s Not Just A Candy! Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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    Gender And Gender Expression In BC Schools Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    Identity, Form And Collage Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Art Teachers' Association (BCATA)

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    Les portfolios langagiers et culturels numériques: l’évaluation authentique Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Association provincial des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)

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    Making Fashion Sustainable Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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    Math Success From The Get-Go! Elementary (e.g. K-7)

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    Not Just The Story Of European Settlement: Teaching With Respect For Chinese Canadian And Indigenous History In BC Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)

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    Perspective Globale et les voyages scolaires: un exemple de cours optionnel en 11e/12e Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by Association provincial des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)

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    Place-Based Education In The New Curriculum Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Environmental Educators' PSA (EEPSA)

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    Playful Mathematical Inquiry: Loose Parts, Provocations And Projects Primary (e.g. K-3) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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    Pow Wow Dance Workout Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)

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    Strategies And Resources For Helping Youth Manage Anxiety Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by Teachers of Inclusive Education (TIE-BC)

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    Strategies For Teaching ELL Beginners Across The Curriculum Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BC TESOL)

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    The Math and Science of Fast Food Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.)

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    The Math Catcher Outreach Program Workshop: Hands-On And No-Fear Math Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)

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    The Power Of Extreme Writing! Creating Eager And Fluent Writers Intermediate (e.g. 4-7)

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    Tips And Tricks For Teacher-Librarians Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    Today's Students, Tomorrow's Scientists Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Traditional Stories: A Lifeline To Our Cultural Roots And Teachings Elementary (e.g. K-7)

    Sponsored by Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)

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    Using The Sand Tray To Transform Students' Emotional Pain Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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  • Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Friday Morning Workshops - A & B

    Problem-Based Learning: An Ideal Approach For BC's New Curriculum Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Association of Educators of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children in BC (AEGTCCBC)

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  • Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm

    Friday Tours - All Day

    BCIT Aviation Campus Tour & Seaspan Tour Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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  • Friday 9:15-10:30 am

    Friday Morning Workshops - A - Science World

    Beyond Doo-Dads: 3D Printing And Design In The Classroom Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Dollar Store Science Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Inquiry And Curricular Competencies: Making Them Work In The Grade 8/9 Classroom Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Journeys In Inquiry: Lessons Learned Along The Way Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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  • Friday 9:30 am-12:00 pm

    Friday Morning Workshops - A & B - 9:30 a.m. Start

    Get Outdoors In The Intermediate Grades Intermediate (e.g. 4-7) OFFSITE - Stanley Park Dining Pavilion

    Sponsored by Environmental Educators' PSA (EEPSA)

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  • Friday 10:45 am-12:00 pm

    Friday Morning Keynotes - B - Ian Jukes

    Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: New Connections Technology and the Brain

    Based on the award-winning book of the same name, this session looks at the modern world, examines the new entry skills students will need to be successful in digitally-infused working environments and provides a comprehensive profile of ten core learning attributes of digital learners. What are the new thinking skills our students will require, and how must we shift instruction to ensure we are equipping them with these skills? New Connections provides a pragmatic look at how we can teach effectively in a time when emergent technologies cascade onto the new digital landscape. Participants will be provided with access to an extensive digital library of resources aligned to the core learning attributes. 

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  • Friday 10:45-11:45 am

    Friday Morning Keynotes - B - Charlie Demers

    Marrying The Highly Silly With The Highly Cerebral Comedian

    Charlie Demers has been called, "the West Coast’s funniest political comic". In this session, join Charlie for 45 minutes of comedy about teachers and education followed by a 15 minute Q&A opportunity. Charlie combines political humour that's never shrill or self-righteous with broader jokes that are never thoughtless.

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  • Friday 10:45 am-12:00 pm

    Friday Morning Keynotes - B - Gordon Neufeld

    What Students Need To Flourish Resilience

    We all want our students to thrive - to become all they were meant to be. But how is this to be accomplished? What conditions are required for optimal functioning? What experiences are essential to the unfolding of human potential? Dr. Neufeld will put the pieces together to reveal rather surprising answers to this quintessential question of human development.  A consciousness of the irreducible needs of children is a much needed antidote to a society that has become outcome driven and a culture that has lost its intuitive wisdom. 

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  • Friday 10:45 am-12:00 pm

    Friday Morning Keynotes - B - Judy Thompson

    “Our Languages Are Who We Are”: The Rights Of Indigenous Children To Learn Their Ancestral Languages

    Indigenous languages are connected to our cultures, our lands, our Ancestors. When learning their Ancestral languages, children learn their peoples’ worldviews, ways of knowing, ways of being in the world. When children have that connection to their peoples through language, there comes a pride in being able to identify themselves as part of a collective consciousness. Just after the birth of Canada 150 years ago, the government’s policies to “kill the Indian in the child” included the attempted linguicide of all Indigenous languages. Under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we have the right to teach our children our languages. The majority of Indigenous languages are now endangered, so it is even more crucial that Indigenous children are given the opportunity to become fluent speakers. Examples of how the Tahltan Nation is working to create a healthier, more resilient people through the intergenerational transmission of language learning will be highlighted.

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  • Friday 10:45 am-12:00 pm

    Friday Morning Workshops - B

    Baby Carrots Are Killing You Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Blended Learning To Engage Educators And Students Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Educators for Distributed Learning PSA (BCEDL)

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    Bridging The Gap Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    Building Resilience In Primary Students Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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    Deconstructing Myths Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)

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    Discover An Indigenous Garden Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Dissecting Fake News: Media Literacy In The Post-Truth Era Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    DIY Electrophoresis Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    FreshGrade In The Classroom Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    Hand-Held Pocket Science Demonstration Speed Dating Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Heart-Mind Well-Being Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    Inquiry Approaches To The New Science K-7 Curriculum Elementary (e.g. K-7) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Integrating Movement With Children's Literature Elementary (e.g. K-7)

    Sponsored by BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)

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    Jewelry Making Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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    Junior Achievement – Financial Literacy for Grade 5-12: Our Programs, Curriculum Matching And What’s New! Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by BC Business Education Association (BCBEA)

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    Just Eat It Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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    Level Up! Technology For The Elementary Classroom Intermediate (e.g. 4-7)

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    Maker Thinking Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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    Makers Who Make Mistakes Elementary (e.g. K-7)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    Making Math And Finance Fun For Students Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Business Education Association (BCBEA)

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    Navigating The Core French Journey On Indigenous Ground Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)

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    New Teachers And The BCTF Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA)

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    Our Nature Kindergarten Story: Sooke School District Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by Environmental Educators' PSA (EEPSA)

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    Playful Mathematical Inquiry: Loose Parts, Provocations And Projects Primary (e.g. K-3) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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    Quick Practical Inquiry! Harnessing The Brainpower Of Your Class Intermediate (e.g. 4-7)

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    Social Media Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Socially Just Classrooms And Beyond Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education (PAGE BC)

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    Strategies And Resources For Helping Youth Manage Anxiety Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by Teachers of Inclusive Education (TIE-BC)

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    Teacher Stress And Oppositional Behaviour: Strategies For Working With Oppositional And Defiant Children Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    The History Of Fashion (1900 to Present) Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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    Voyage autour du monde à travers la musique francophone! Développez les compétences langagières et interculturelles de vos élèves Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Association provincial des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)

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    Weaving Aboriginal Perspectives Into Collaborative Classroom Communities Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by BC Cooperative Learning Association (BCCLA)

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  • Friday 12:30-1:45 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - C - Cindy Blackstock

    Shannen's Dream Aboriginal Education

    This keynote address will focus on how teachers and students can play a leading role in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's top calls to action to end inequality across all government services for First Nations children.

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  • Friday 12:30-1:45 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - C - Ron Darvin

    Bringing Back The Literacy In Digital Literacy Digital Literacy and Fake News

    As the new BC curriculum promotes a more inquiry-based approach to learning, the need to develop diverse digital literacies becomes even more crucial.  But how can we keep up when new apps and programs keep popping up? In this keynote, Ron Darvin talks about getting past an app-centred paradigm and to go back to what is at the core of digital literacy so that we can teach our students to be truly literate in the 21st century.

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  • Friday 12:30-1:45 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - C - Carole Fullerton

    Multiplicative Thinking: From Skip Counting To Algebra Math K-7

    So much in our math curriculum depends on multiplication and mastery of the facts is just one small part of the puzzle. Being able to reason multiplicatively means being able to recognize patterns in the multiples, to make connections to rate of growth, to understand and apply divisibility rules and to operate on fractions. Come and learn strategies, games and tasks to support students to think deeply about these important multiplicative relationships.

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  • Friday 12:30-1:45 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - C - Scott Sampson

    The Rewilding Revolution: Reconnecting Humanity With Nature In The 21st Century Environmental Connections

    Recent studies underline our physical and psychological need for nature, as well as the power of experiential, place-based learning. The current gap between children and nature threatens the health of our youth and the places they live. Ecological sustainability—humanity living in a mutually enhancing relationship with the rest of nature—may well be impossible unless people care for their native places. Yet here in the high-tech 21st Century, we’ve become more alienated from nearby nature than ever before. At this perilous moment in history, how can we broker a new human-nature relationship, one that embraces both technology and the natural world? The answer, says Scott Sampson, is a rewilding revolution that transforms our cities into high tech, nature-rich places rooted in place-based learning. In this presentation, Sampson outlines the key elements of this revolution, and describes the critical role of educators.

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  • Friday 12:30-1:45 pm

    Friday Afternoon Workshops - C

    Adventures In Social Emotional Learning (K-3) Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    An Introduction To Modern Learning Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Artists And Alchemists: A Look At Alternative Approaches To Photography Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Art Teachers' Association (BCATA)

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    Assessment Of English Language Learners Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BC TESOL)

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    Building Portfolios For Student Success (4-7) Intermediate (e.g. 4-7)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Career Programs 10-12: An Overview And Ideas For Implementation Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Business Education Association (BCBEA)

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    Consciousness In Consumer Society Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    Differentiated Instruction Strategies Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    Discover An Indigenous Garden Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Effective K-3 Writing Instruction Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Executive Functioning Strategies To Help Students With ADHD Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    Fearless Body Science For Primary Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    Food Security For All: Availability Of Culturally Important Foods Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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    Hello World!...I'm Supposed To Teach Coding? Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    Hip Hop Dance Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)

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    Implementing The New ADST Curriculum In Wood And Metal Classes Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

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    Information Literacy (a.k.a. The "How To Teach Your Students To Not Plagiarize" Workshop) Elementary (e.g. K-7)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    Lesson Planning: Activating Core and Curricular Competencies Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA)

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    Magical Harry Potter: Activities To Expand The Story Intermediate (e.g. 4-7)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    Q & A Follow-Up To Keynote Topic "What Students Need To Flourish" Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Qui suis-je? Une question d'identité bilingue – l'élève et l'enseignant Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Association provincial des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)

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    Science Mythbusters Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Self Regulation: Practical Possibilities For All Students Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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    Socially Just Classrooms And Beyond Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education (PAGE BC)

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    Stations Are For Every Age! Using Manipulatives And Games To Engage Language Learners And Develop Their Core Competencies Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)

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    Strategies For Discussing Controversial Issues Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education (PAGE BC)

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    Suicide Prevention Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    Teaching And Learning Through A Global Decolonizing Lens Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education (PAGE BC)

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    The 50 Best Science Demos To Do Before You Die ... Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    WEDESIGN Thinking And Ethnographic Empathy Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by BC Educators for Distributed Learning PSA (BCEDL)

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    What's In The Bag? An Introduction To Design Thinking Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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  • Friday 12:30-3:30 pm

    Friday Afternoon Workshops - C & D

    Explorations In Inclusive Teaching Practice: Stories From The Field Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Association of Educators of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Children in BC (AEGTCCBC)

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    Sharing Best Practice In Environmental Education: Success Stories From EEPSA's Local Chapters Across The Province Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by Environmental Educators' PSA (EEPSA)

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  • Friday 2:15-3:30 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - D - Cindy Blackstock

    Children: The Best Reconciliation Changemakers Aboriginal Education

    Want to bring reconciliation into your classroom but are not sure how to teach students about the past in ways that prepare them to address ongoing injustices facing Indigenous peoples in Canada?  This presentation is for you.  Learn how children of all ages are working with their teachers and the The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society to spread reconciliation in places like the United Nations, Parliament, courtrooms and gardens.  

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  • Friday 2:15-3:30 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - D - Ron Darvin

    Fake News And Critical Digital Literacy Digital Literacy and Fake News

    In this age of “post-truth”, how can we provide our students with a more critical lens to navigate the digital world and find legitimate knowledge? In this keynote, Ron Darvin discusses the mechanisms and motivations behind fake news and shares online tools and strategies to help students distinguish fake from the real, and lies from the truth.

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  • Friday 2:15-3:30 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - D - Carole Fullerton

    Place Value In Primary Math K-7

    Place value in the primary grades begins to develop in Kindergarten. From subitizing to estimating, and from the operations to measurement, place value has a critical role to play. What tasks, questions and manipulatives support meaning-making? Literature connections, open-ended tasks and games will be shared in this session for teachers of Kindergarten through Grade 3. Come prepared to play! Teacher resources will be available for purchase at the session.

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  • Friday 2:15-3:30 pm

    Friday Afternoon Keynotes - D - Scott Sampson

    Rooted In Place: Transforming Education Through STEM Learning Ecosystems Environmental Connections

    Within one generation, on the order of 80% of jobs will require literacy in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Meeting this demand represents a huge educational challenge. However, a great opportunity now exists to support teachers, says Scott Sampson—not through the addition of more STEM provider organizations, but rather via deep, cross-sector collaboration. In this presentation, Sampson describes an emerging movement known as “STEM learning ecosystems,” which leverage the assets of multiple partners to scale impact and provide the support necessary to boost scientific literacy. Three elements are key: 1) a dramatic increase in the number of STEM mentors (both teachers and community experts); 2) networking of these mentors within their local communities; and 3) a digital portal that serves as both resource library and social platform. Sampson will also unveil plans for Canada’s first STEAM learning ecosystem (the “A” added for Art & Design), which will be based right here in British Columbia.

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  • Friday 2:15-3:30 pm

    Friday Afternoon Workshops - D

    Adventures In Social Emotional Learning (4-12) Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    Balanced K-3 Literacy Program Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Building Portfolios For Student Success (K-3) Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Differentiated Instruction Strategies Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Curriculum Design Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BC TESOL)

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    Environmental Science 11/12: An Essential Piece Of The New Curriculum Puzzle Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by Environmental Educators' PSA (EEPSA)

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    Essential iPad Apps For The Second Language Classroom Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)

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    Gastown Art Walk Gallery Tour Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Art Teachers' Association (BCATA)

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    GIS: Using Mapping To Change How Your Students View Agriculture Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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    Hands-On Agriculture For Your Science Classroom Middle/Junior (e.g. 6-8, etc.) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Infusing Aboriginal Content Elementary (e.g. K-7) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)

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    Innovate With iPad In A Primary Classroom Primary (e.g. K-3) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Integrating Maker Culture Into Your School Or Classroom With An Indigenous Worldview Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science Offered multiple times

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Introduction To Block Based Programming With Scratch Intermediate (e.g. 4-7) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    Investigating Living Things In The Local Environment: Enacting The Science Curriculum With Primary Students Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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    Kinesthetic Empathy Through Dance Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)

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    Leading The Way To A School-Wide Reading Culture Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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    Les compétences essentielles: explorer des pistes pour la pratique en immersion française Applicable to all (e.g. K-12) OFFSITE - Vancouver Convention Centre West

    Sponsored by Association provincial des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)

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    Managing Personal Devices And Social Media In The Classroom

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Possibilities To Help Students Deal With Stress And Anxiety, To Manage Anger, And To Build Confidence Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Teachers of Inclusive Education (TIE-BC)

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    Q & A Follow-Up To Keynote Topic "Resilience, Stress and School" Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Q-Focus: Teaching Students Higher Order Questioning Skills Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Science With A Smartphone Secondary (e.g. 8-12) OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    Sex Ed For The 21st Century Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    Students With Anxiety: Intervention To Accommodate Issues With Anxiety That Affect Behaviour And Learning Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    Supporting Your Students And Your Entrepreneurship, Marketing And E-commerce Courses Secondary (e.g. 8-12)

    Sponsored by BC Business Education Association (BCBEA)

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    Taking The Fear Out Of ADST! Intermediate/Secondary (e.g. 4, 5, 6-12)

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    Talking Tables: A Kindergarten Oral Language Development Program Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BC TESOL)

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    Teaching Empathy Through Arts Education Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Superconference Program Subcommittee

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    Through A Social Justice Lens: Planning Your Social Justice Impact Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education (PAGE BC)

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    Using Mindset In The Classroom To Support Inclusion For All Learners Applicable to all (e.g. K-12)

    Sponsored by Teachers of Inclusive Education (TIE-BC)

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    Using Provocations To Uncover The Redesigned Curriculum Primary (e.g. K-3)

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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  • Friday 3:45-6:00 pm

    Annual General Meetings

    AEA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by Aboriginal Education Association (AEA)

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    APPIPC Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by Association provincial des professeurs d'immersion et du programme francophone (APPIPC)

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    BCATA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Art Teachers' Association (BCATA)

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    BCATML Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)

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    BCBEA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Business Education Association (BCBEA)

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    BCDEA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Dance Educators' Association (BCDEA)

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    BCEDL Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Educators for Distributed Learning PSA (BCEDL)

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    BCPTA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Primary Teachers' Association (BCPTA)

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    BCSCA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC School Counsellors' Association (BCSCA)

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    BCScTA Annual General Meeting OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)

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    BCTESOL Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BC TESOL)

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    CUEBC Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

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    LATA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by Learning Assistance Teachers' Association (LATA)

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    MyPITA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers' Association (myPITA)

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    PAGE BC Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by BC Teachers for Peace & Global Education (PAGE BC)

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    THESA Annual General Meeting

    Sponsored by Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association (THESA)

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  • Friday 5:15-6:15 pm

    Award Ceremonies

    BCTLA Awards Ceremony OFFSITE - Telus World of Science

    Sponsored by BC Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA)

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