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ISABC Pro-D Day 2014, St George’s School

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Friday, February 7
 

9:30am

Keynote Speaker: Rikia Saddy

Teaching at the speed of light

 How do we prepare students for a world that is changing faster than ever? 

How do we prepare students for a world that has real problems?

How do we ensure we're not preparing students for the past? 

Rikia will examine big global trends in the world and the future, in the hopes that they inspire new insights in how we prepare students today. 

Rikia's presentation will be beamed over to Shawnigan Lake School so that both venues are connected in solidarity 


Speakers
avatar for Rikia Saddy

Rikia Saddy

Rikia Saddy Strategy
Rikia Saddy helps organizations and individuals uncover their systems, history and experience, in a way that aligns intention and leads to exploration, innovation and transformative change. | | There is no need to register for this session  


Friday February 7, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Arts in Action: Community art as catalysts for social change through children’s creative collaborative song writing
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will look at a project at Southridge School in which first-year ukulele players collaborated on ideas inspired by art that was part of the Biennale Public Art Exhibition. These grade six students wrote an original song complete with chords and lyrics that examined the ‘big ideas’ of their chosen piece. Students wrote their songs using any process that worked for them, supported by their teacher, a singer-songwriter mentor, and their peers. Students kept ongoing Arts Developmental Workbooks that documented their process and included reflections on their experience. Participants in this workshop will learn about the project (which could be used with any group of students and any instruments), see an example of a student original composition, and receive copies of student handouts. A discussion on transformative arts engagement for educators will then take place in which participants can share examples of what they are doing in their own classrooms to put the arts into action.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bespflug

Kevin Bespflug

MYP English and Music Teacher, Southridge School
Kevin Bespflug has been a teacher at Southridge School for 15 years. He has taught grade 4 in the Primary Years Programme (PYP), was the school’s Internal Evaluation Coordinator for their accreditation visit by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), and is currently... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Creating Democratic Classrooms Through Drama
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in nurturing students to become democratic citizens? This workshop will focus on how to use simple dramatic concepts and ideas to help students engage in critical thinking, decision making and co-operative learning.This workshop will provide creative ways to explore a particular topic (love, change, the environment etc.) and can be applied to any subject. The focus will be on how to create easy and low-stress opportunities for students to participate in basic democratic processes through performance. Non-arts teachers are encouraged to participate. Recommended for classroom teachers grades 2-9

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Superstein

Andrea Superstein

Fine Arts Department, St. John's School
Andrea has been a drama educator in BC schools for over 10 years. Prior to that, she worked in youth and community development in Canada, Guyana and Ghana. Andrea's Masters Thesis "Democracy Through Drama" was a groundbreaking project and the first of its' kind in the Faculty of Education... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Finding your voice by losing it
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will embark on a journey of discovery using neutral masks. Neutral masks are just that; masks without expression which can transform students into anything imaginable. Neutral masks are the great equalizer in the classroom, when voice and facial expression are eliminated. Participants will discover how to communicate and engage with one another, while exploring cross-curricular themes and ideas.

Speakers
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Munira Murphy

St. George's Junior School
Munira Murphy has been teaching drama for 10 year in independent schools. She believes very strongly in empowering boys through the arts and allowing them to define their voices through performance.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

FULL - only 30 can be accommodated please choose again: Promoting a Mindful Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have an energetic primary classroom? Can your students sustain their attention? What do you do when you have a wandering brain in your classroom? Well, Jessica and Jill are investigating a few programs this year to combat these issues in an all boys Primary classroom (grades 1,2,3). They hope to see that being mindful, using whole body listening, showing gratitude and practicing classroom yoga will improve self regulation, self esteem, student engagement, and concentration.

This session is an info sharing session of the data Jessica and Jill have collected to date. Jessica and Jill will demonstrate a few techniques (e.g. yoga moves, mindful awareness) used in their classrooms. Participants are invited to share strategies of mindfulness used in their own classrooms and discuss how they can integrate some of the new techniques with their students.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Delancey

Jill Delancey

grade 2 homeroom teacher
I have worked at St. George's for the past three years in Resource and in grade 2. In collaborating with Jesse we have found some great mindful programs that we are trying out this year. We look forward to sharing them with you and learning about what you have tried as well... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Creative Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide methods of engaging students from grades 1-12 with non-intimidating, fun creative writing activities. All of these activities have been used in the classroom by classroom teachers and tutors, and they have yielded great results (increased detail and description in writing and an increased interest in the creative writing process).

Speakers
MH

Megan Hatch

Fraser Academy
Megan Hatch has been teaching and tutoring at Fraser Academy for three years now. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology, a Bachelor of Education and is a certified Orton Gillingham tutor.
JK

Jenna Korunsky

Teacher, Fraser Academy
Jenna Korsunsky is the Grade 2/3 teacher at Fraser Academy. In the past, she has taught Grade 4 and worked as a 1:1 OG tutor. Last year, Jenna attended the Google Apps for Education Summit, which sparked her interest to further the integration of technology in elementary classrooms... Read More →
JA

Jo Ann Whitham

English Department Head, Fraser Academy
Jo Ann Whitham is a senior English teacher, Head of English and IEP and Adjudications Coordinator at Fraser Academy.  She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and her teacher certification at UBC.  She is currently pursuing a Masters program in Special Education... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream to Elementary Students
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will highlight how Karyn Roberts and Stephen Sturgeon from St. George's Junior School foster creativity and student engagement while studying William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. We will share with you the strategies and resources we use to help students appreciate the text and understand the complexities of the play.

Speakers
avatar for Karyn Roberts

Karyn Roberts

Grade 7 Coordinator
Karyn teaches Language Arts and is the Coordinator for Grade 7 at St. George’s School. She has presented teaching workshops in Vancouver, Richmond, Virginia, and Melbourne, Australia. But she is happiest when she is surrounded by her students, a creative mess, and a flurry of activity... Read More →
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Stephen Sturgeon

St. George's Junior School
 Stephen is a Language Arts teacher at St. George's School. Two years ago Karyn and Stephen  conducted an action research project that explored how best to use technology when teaching Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

The value of organizing a school wide Speech Day
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop will discuss the value of a school wide Speech Day incorporating the more traditional persuasive and after-dinner speeches alongside newer forms of communication such as TED talks and slam poetry.This student centred approach allows for considerable choice in a wide range of spoken forms and builds a collaborative culture among faculty & students. Participants will take away materials, primarily scoring rubrics and a suggested plan of how to organize the day, as well as an understanding of the educational value and personal growth that students can achieve as a result of this activity.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Holt

Janet Holt

Academic Program Director, Southridge School
I am currently Director of Academics at Southridge School, having been Head of English for a number of years. I enjoy all the spoken & dramatic arts particularly, poetry. I am passionate about the ongoing value of education and service in building a rich and productive life. Married... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

AP Computer Science Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

A round table discussion on current practices and approaches to teaching AP computer science.

Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

FULL - NO FURTHER SPACE Excel For Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will introduce participants to Excel, allowing them to use it for simple chart-making or for more advanced spreadsheet functions.

Speakers
AB

Amanda Breslin

Math & Science Teacher, Community Service Sponsor


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Q&A Regarding Google Drive, Docs, and Spreadsheets
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Apps (Drive, Docs, & Spreadsheet) has had a transformative effect in the delivery of content and collection of student assignments at Fraser Academy. Join Bryson Norrish and Travis Thielmann in a question and answer period focusing on the innovative uses of Google Apps in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Bryson Norrish

Bryson Norrish

Director of Technology, Fraser Academy
Bryson Norrish is a Director of Technology at Fraser Academy, a co-ed K12 school in Vancouver. He's had an active role in implementing technology at Fraser Academy, specifically as to how it affects teaching and learning.
avatar for Travis Thielmann

Travis Thielmann

Science Department Head & Team Lead 3C Thinking, Head of Department, Science & Team Lead, 3C Thinking
Travis Thielmann holds a Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on developing critical, creative and collaborative thinking. He works at Fraser Academy as the Head of the Science Department and Team Lead for implementing a program... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

FSL teachers: Should we collaborate more?
Limited Capacity seats available

There is currently no structure in place to facilitate collaboration between ISABC FSL teachers. This round table is an opportunity to share about the need and the modality of increased collaboration. Between yearly pro-Ds, what would be the best way to connect to improve our daily practice, to quickly address some needs or to find the best person to answer specific questions? 

Speakers
avatar for Magali Forte

Magali Forte

Modern Languages Department Head, York House School
Magali Forte graduated as a teacher in the South of France. After getting her Bachelor in Spanish Literature and Civilizations and her Masters in English Literature, Linguistics and Civilization, she started teaching English as a Second Language in secondary schools in France. She... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

How to incorporate leadership programs into your school's schedule and curriculum.
Limited Capacity seats available

In the last three years, St. George's has made steady progress in creating everyday leadership opportunities for students at the senior school. We will be focusing on our Grade 8 Leadership course and our Grade 10 leadership camp but will include other areas that have been developed, such as the Grade 8 Reading Buddies program, recent changes to our formal 8-10 leadership structure and general student run and focused opportunities. The hope for this session is that those attending will also share leadership programs that are working well at their schools.

Speakers
SL

Santhe LeBlanc

Santhe LeBlanc has 16 years of teaching experience as an art specialist at St. George's Senior School. She took on the role of Head of Grade 8 last year.  This role presents the opportunity to apply a student centred focus on leadership, service learning and  student values, which... Read More →
avatar for Phil W.

Phil W.

Head of Grade 10, St. George\'s School
Phil has been Head of Grade 10 at Saints since 2007. This role gives the opportunity to apply a student centred focus on leadership, values, service, experiential learning and well being, which combined give student's the confidence to make good daily choices. 


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Wow! Really? That’s Leadership?
Limited Capacity seats available

Airplanes, Engines, Adventure = Math, Science, Leadership .. make it more relevant and exciting by applying a subject everybody finds interesting: aviation and airplanes. This session will focus on one area that applies directly to building stronger leaders: communication. The take-away for teachers will be a free power-point, worksheets, and on-line game for classroom use.

Speakers
avatar for Janine Cross and David Black

Janine Cross and David Black

Youth Achievement Programs, Air Time Canada
David Black is an international consultant, pilot, math and physics teacher, and award-winning philanthropist. Janine Cross is an internationally acclaimed author, pilot, and experienced leadership facilitator.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

FULL - NO FURTHER SPACE - limited to 34: Simulation Math Game: A Creative way to Teach Number Sense
Limited Capacity seats available

PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM IS 34 - PLEASE CHOOSE AGAIN IF YOU'RE ON THE WAITLIST

Does 'math make sense' not always make sense to your students? Want to try something fresh in mathematics? This summer, I set out to change my first math unit ('Number Sense') to create a more student-centered, interactive approach. I developed a simulation math game that has students practicing all of my target concepts in an engaging, team game setting. It invovles trading and gathering resources, purchasing items, and balancing your budget. We had such a great week and a half playing the game that I'd like to take the opportunity to share it with anyone who may find it useful for their own classrooms. We will quickly discuss the mathematical concepts it teaches/assesses and end with a reflection on what may work for our own students, but most of the workshop will be spent playing the game. Come play with us!

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Todd

Chelsea Todd

Grade 4 Teacher, Stratford Hall
I am a grade four educator at Stratford Hall. As a school, we have been continuing to look for ways to authentically acknolwedge indigenous knowledge into our curriculum and generally, who we are as a school. I have completed a Masters of Education degree in Curricular Design from... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Math Pickle for Senior Students
Limited Capacity seats available

 Gordon Hamilton will present from Calgary at the ISABC Conference.   He presented 2 years ago at Mulgrave and participants acclaimed his input as both inspirational - and transformational for their teaching.  
 
Work selfishly alone or together with your neighbour discovering curricular puzzles, games and unsolved problems that deserve their day in front of every student.  This class will include the following highlights:

Unfair Thrones - An original puzzle to inspire students with fractions.  It got MathPickle into the New York Times last November - I'm very happy with how it works in class.
Twin Prime Conjecture - Euclid posed this over two millennia ago, yet it is only in the last year that we've managed to make real strides into proving it.  There are some accessible classroom discoveries that make this conjecture essential in every div 3 curriculum.
Prime Number Catacombs (William Paulsen, 2000) - One of my biggest joys of the last few years was discovering William Paulsen's pedagogic gem.  It is best introduced when students are learning about exponents and powers.MathPickle


Speakers
avatar for Gordon Hamilton

Gordon Hamilton

MathPickle.com
http://www.mathpickle.com/K-12/me.html


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Getting started with Vernier Data-Logging
Limited Capacity seats available

By the end of this session participants will be confident in the use of Vernier probes to collect data. By using practical examples and plenty of opportunity for 'trial and error', we will explore the setup and analysis of data from temperature, light, conductivity, rotation, motion and pH sensors. We will also have a look at using light gates.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Director of 21st Century Skills Development, Director of 21st Century Skills Development
Michael Moore is Director of 21st Century Skill Development at Mulgrave School, an ISABC Pre K – 12 school located in West Vancouver. In a career spanning three continents and all levels of school leadership, Michael feels he has the ‘dream job’, working with colleagues to use... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Can you DBQ? Teaching document-based lessons in Social Studies
Limited Capacity seats available

Whether or not you've ever taught students how to approach primary documents, you will learn strategies for teaching students how to understand, interpret, and analyse primary documents for middle and senior Social Studies courses. Through a variety of hands-on activities, document sets, and recommended resources, by the end of the session you will be better equipped to teach this valuable skill in your Socials classrooms. You will also be encouraged to share collections of primary documents with other participants.

Speakers
JH

Jennifer Hobson

Collingwood
Jennifer Hobson currently teaches AP Human Geography and Social Studies 8. In an academic discipline often thick with content and thin on skills, she is always looking for ways to combine both, not only for the sake of efficiency but also because it’s challenging and it’s fun... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Fun and retention activities for social studies
Limited Capacity seats available

What makes your class unforgettable? This workshop will leave you with a number of ideas that will generate enthusiasm, interest, and retention of your course material. Suitable for teachers starting out in the profession or those looking for a few new ideas to augment their teaching.

Speakers
RM

Randy Matheson

Crofton House School
I am a teacher of history,economics, and social studies. I have been teaching for 36 years. I am married with three boys. I love to travel, bike, and kayak.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Incorporating Historical Thinking Concepts into Social Studies Lesson Plans
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be a session during which I will share some ideas for incorporating the "Big Six" historical thinking concepts into social studies lessons. I currently teach Social Studies 11 and History 12, although the concepts can be applied across all grades. I have been working with these concepts for the last couple of years, and last summer I attended the Historical Thinking Institute in Halifax, where I had the opportunity to deepen my understanding of them and create lesson ideas with colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Sorensen

Lindsey Sorensen

Teacher, Crofton House School
I teach both English and social studies at the senior level.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Experiential Education
Limited Capacity seats available

We will share and discuss ideas about how to integrate learning outcomes and curriculum with experiential learning (outdoor education, field trips, service learning, etc.). This will be an opportunity for educators in the middle and senior levels to share ideas about learning that can take place outside of the classroom.

Speakers
LB

Lisa Blachut

Stratford Hall
Spanish, Humanities, Outdoor and Experiential Education. I am passionate about taking learning outside of the classroom walls.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Round Table - ISABC Teacher Librarians
Limited Capacity seats available

This session's objective is to provide a forum for the ongoing communication and community building among teacher-librarians; and to facilitate discussions related to the opportunities, challenges, and new resources teacher-librarians are encountering. We plan to do some sharing and comparing, and look ahead to how we can continue to provide learners in our school communities with the best tools and services available.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Crompton

Marc Crompton

Head of Sr Learning Commons, St. George's School
Marc has 25 years experience teaching at St. George's School in a myriad of areas from information literacy to STEM and from educational technology to music. Currently heading the Sr Learning Commons, he has been involved in renovations of the space and runs a Maker Club and STEM... Read More →
avatar for Christina Cuk

Christina Cuk

Social Studies Department Head, Crofton House School
avatar for Jessica Levitt,

Jessica Levitt,

Teacher-Librarian, Southpointe Academy
Jessica is a teacher-librarian at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen, BC. She is currently a grad student in the University of Alberta’s Master of Education in Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning. Her passions include connecting teachers with Web 2.0 tools that will enhance... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Special Education Audit Workshop - A Practical workshop looking at Ministry Expectations
Limited Capacity seats available

ISABC Special Education Audit Session: Learn what the expectations are for the new Ministry Special Education Audit.   

In this session participants will have a brief overview of what a BC Ministry of Education audit team is looking for in IEPs and special education complaince.  We will look at the criteria regarding classifications and funding categories and how to ensure this information is incorporated into your documents. Your sample IEPs will be used as a basis for discussion.

**Please bring a sample IEP (with names blocked out) to compare to the audit checklist.  


Speakers
JA

Jo Ann Whitham

English Department Head, Fraser Academy
Jo Ann Whitham is a senior English teacher, Head of English and IEP and Adjudications Coordinator at Fraser Academy.  She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and her teacher certification at UBC.  She is currently pursuing a Masters program in Special Education... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Beyond Essays and Tests - Assessment for Learning in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

The aim of this round table is to generate ideas and discussion regarding how assessment for learning can take on different forms beyond the traditional essays, tests, etc. Drawing upon the potential of technology (anytime-anywhere, mobile devices, twitter) to allow students to demonstrate their understanding of concepts in novel ways.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horn

Dave Horn

Director of Special Projects, Fraser Academy
I am a learner both in education and leadership and I believe there is no other way to occupy roles in these positions than from this perspective.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Challenging the purpose of assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

Is assessment capturing 100% of students' ability and intelligence? This workshop will open up the discussion about the nature and purpose of assessment. Do grades still mean something? Come share what you know, and what you don't, as we work together to find new answers.

Speakers
avatar for Rikia Saddy

Rikia Saddy

Rikia Saddy Strategy
Rikia Saddy helps organizations and individuals uncover their systems, history and experience, in a way that aligns intention and leads to exploration, innovation and transformative change. | | There is no need to register for this session  


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Cross Curricular Narrative Learning for Students with L.D.
Limited Capacity seats available

Narrative centred learning is a student centred approach to support students with l.d. Participants will explore commonalities between Language Arts and Social Studies to examine the use of narratives as viable instruction techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ridge

Christine Ridge

Social Studies Department Head, Fraser Academy


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

FULL: NO MORE SPOTS Phonological training in the primary years
Limited Capacity seats available

Colleagues will have the opportunity to participate in a lesson that targets the following processes required for reading, writing and spelling acquisition: orthographic, phonological and fluency. Participants will take away several strategies and resources that may assist in meeting the specific needs of their students.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Hughes

Ruth Hughes

Resource Teacher, St George's School


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Gifted Education in the Independent School
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explore secondary (middle and high school) options for Gifted Learners within Independent Schools. AP and IB are often used as vehicles to meet the needs so the workshop will touch on the research surrounding the effectiveness of these programs as well as other models. We will also discuss the issues of identification, needs and alternatives appropriate for this challenging population. Format will be involve case study, discussion, sharing and presentation.

Speakers
PF

Pegi Furanna

Head of Upper School Individualized Support, Mulgrave


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Grade 3 Roundtable Discussion: Examining the new curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be an opportunity for Grade 3 teachers to gather together to discuss how the new curriculum may impact teaching and learning at our grade level. We can spend time discussing the core competencies, assessment, and key concepts. We can share ideas about new units of study and begin to critically examine how these relate to the big ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Ullman

Shauna Ullman

K-3 Vice Principal and Grade 3 Teacher, Mulgrave School
IBPYP Grade 3 Teacher and K-3 Vice Principal.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

How can we do more tinkering in our classrooms?
Limited Capacity seats available

Tinkering and making are ways of learning through doing. Student's acquire knowledge 'just in time' as opposed to the usual classroom default of 'just in case'. Tinkering has been described as an essential 21st century skill. In this roundtable we will do some tinkering (using Scratch 2.0), learn about the maker movement and what it has to offer schools, and discuss ways more tinkering could be incorporated into our classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Macoun

Phil Macoun

Technology Coordinator, Aspengrove School
Technology Coordinator and MYP Coordinator at Aspengrove School. Also teach MYP Design Technology.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Independent School Parent Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Inspired by Greta Bartsch's talk at the Newly Qualified Teacher's Conference last year, I will be speaking about the partnership between teachers and Independent School parents. The 5%, the 4 D's (discover, dream, design, deliver), and the sunlight at the end of the dark forest are a few insights and strategies that I have learned and used in my teaching. I hope that by sharing them it will help to make, sometimes a tricky relationship, more manageable.

Speakers
AW

Andrea Wilk

West Point Grey Academy
Originally from Burlington, Ontario, Ms. Wilk landed in Vancouver in August 2011. She began her teaching at Crofton House School for the inaugural year of the Early Childhood Education Centre in Senior Kindergarten. Ms. Wilk then obtained a grade 1 teaching position at West Point... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Integrating global issues into curriculum using 21st century pedagogy
Limited Capacity seats available

Critical global issues of the 21st century are increasingly being addressed by engaged teachers and students. This dynamic workshop will explore pedagogical approaches to empower a critical thinking approach to the complex issues of our changing times. Participants will get hands on experience using some of the SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability innovative teaching technologies. Interactive activities will share how different teachers create a learning environment for their students to discover local solutions for global sustainability issues through project based learning, community-based research, collaborative leadership, and dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Jack-LaCroix

Maureen Jack-LaCroix

Creative Director, Be The Change Earth Alliance
Maureen Jack-LaCroix is the Creative Director of non-profit charitable organization Be The Change Earth Alliance (BTCEA), and current PhD candidate in Curriculum Design at Simon Fraser University. For the past four year sshe has led a team working closely with high school teachers... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Integrating Service Learning in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will highlight the benefits of integrating Service Learning into their classroom as well as give participants ideas for setting up Service Learning projects.

Speakers
HM

Heather Morris

St. George's School
Head of Service Learning


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Meeting the needs of all learners through UDL, RTI and Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

The BC Ministry of Education endorses and promotes the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Differentiation, and Response to Invention (RTI) as preferred initiatives to ensure the needs of all learners are met.
In this workshop participants will:
• Get an overview of the BC MOE initiatives to integrate general and special education;
• Learn about the basic principles of UDL, differentiation, and RTI;
• Have the opportunity to plan a lesson using UDL and/or differentiation strategies.

Speakers

Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Vlogging for Assessment, Critical Reflection, and Global Connection
Video blogging is a refreshing way to transform more traditional assessments such as essays into creative, student-driven presentations of knowledge. This presentation will offer tips, tools, and numerous examples, including a variety of styles such as Common Craft, RSA animate,documentary, stop-motion, screen capture, and the ubiquitous "talking head". You will find that when students vlog they are generally more passionate about demonstrating and reflecting on their learning, and even the more timid individuals can often gain confidence, allowing for a different perspective on their progress. Get started with participating in the VoxBoxED21 Project Amy developed with fellow teacher Casey Agena - join in a global community of “confession box” vloggers using simple tools such as custom niches, iPads, and velcro.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Using Rubrics to Measure individual growth
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable discussion.
Visual art teachers have always struggled developing assessment that values the individual, while not hindering growth in that individual. Assessment in school measures an individual against the group, but limits, or fails to champion the personal journey inherit in artistic creation. Assigning numbers or grades to the student, colours or hinders their willingness to engagement in deeply personal ways. Art teachers will have the opportunity to share their assessment methods and discuss with colleagues their own reflections of this issue.

Speakers
BO

Brian O'Connor

St George's School
Director of Visual Arts, St George's School


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Design Round Table
Limited Capacity seats available

A round table to discuss changes in the Next Chapter, giving teachers who piloted the program a chance to share their experience, and teachers a chance to share assignment ideas and assessment ideas.

Speakers
DL

Darrell Lester

Department Head, Meadowridge
Design teacher for the past 5 years


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

ISABC Public Square #StudentVoice
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is a follow-up on last year's successful inclusion of students as critical partners in our collaborative conversations on 21C teaching, learning and community engagement. The core participants for this session will be student leaders drawn from ISABC schools with the support of the Service Learning & Student Engagement Educators (SEED) group. Students are challenged to develop a preliminary action plan on how to build stronger community and sustainable connections amongst ISABC schools, particularly in the realm of community engagement and service. The goal is to leave the forum with a student action-plan across schools that goes beyond last year's foundations. This plan will be presented to SEED members and others who are interested at a 'working lunch' that day from 12.40-1.30pm.

The session coordinated by ISABC school representatives Antony Wilson (Mulgrave School), Carrie Hughes-Grant (Meadowridge), Daryl Weaver (Southridge) and Rick Campanella (Stratford Hall) and others. We hope this developing ISABC #studentvoice forum will shape our 'other' conversations on what matters in our schools and beyond.

 


Speakers
avatar for Antony Wilson

Antony Wilson

Head of Student Life | Global Experiential Learning Project, Mulgrave School
IB MYP English teacher and Head of Student Life | Global Education & Outreach (GEO) at Mulgrave School, West Vancouver. My responsibilities include Grade 7-12 service learning and volunteerism, student voice and leadership, digital portfolios (Passport), IB CAS (Capstone), the Global... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

5-2-1-0: Steps to Healthy Living with Action Schools! BC
Limited Capacity seats available

A cross-curricular collaboration workshop featuring Action Schools! BC Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, Screen Smart and Sip Smart! BCtm resources that support the school health promotion messages of 4 steps to creating healthy habits:
• 5 or more servings of vegetables and fruit;
• 2 hours of recreational screen time or less;
• 1 hour or more of physical activity;
• 0 sugary drinks per day
Resources will be provided and upon participating in a workshop, teachers will qualify their schools for complimentary Action Schools! BC Physical Activity Action Bins and Healthy Eating Action Packs filled with resources and equipment to support implementation.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Doctopus and Goobric - taking control of your students' Google documents and giving feedback online
Limited Capacity seats available

Many schools are now using G.A.F.E. (Google Apps for Education) to support their students' computer access and management issues. As a result, teachers are faced with the problem of how to manage the plethora of shared and emailed documents. Andrew Stillman wrote a script to help teachers effectively manage and control access to their students' documents called Doctopus as well as a script for attaching a rubric to the students' document, called Goobric. Participants will learn how to use Doctopus and Goobric, as well as how to unleash the power of the sophisticated sharing technology that GAFE offers while the teacher still maintains control over the documents sent out. Participants will also witness how the quality of their feedback will improve by using Goobric which allows teachers to seamlessly keep track of all their feedback, from numerical to text comments, as it is automatically copied into the "control centre" spreadsheet for the assignment. Once mastered, Doctopus will also enable teachers to easily and subtly differentiate as well as assign shared group work that fosters cooperative learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Lesk

Alexandra Lesk

English, Social Studies and Latin, West Point Grey Academy
Grade 7 English, Social Studies and Homeroom Teacher


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Flexible Learning Spaces
Limited Capacity seats available

No individual student desks? Students choosing their own learning spaces? This session will explore alternate classroom set-ups to maximize flexible learning spaces, encourage self-regulation and independence for all learners, as well as create more freedom and instructional options for teachers. The session will explore different classroom designs from a variety of schools and collaboratively investigate practical ways to implement and manage these types of learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for James Willms

James Willms

Gr. 3 Teacher, meadowridge
Flexible Learning Spaces


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Sketchnoting: Doodling with a Purpose
Sketchnoting is a visual form of note-taking, drawn in real time, using an organic mix of text, graphic elements and illustrations. Its non-linear, highly personalized format allows sketch-noters to arrange ideas on a page in ways that make sense to them.

Sketchnoting requires only basic drawing skills--it is fundamentally about processing information. Typically, notetaking is a passive activity with students merely recording what is presented to them. Afterwards, and only if they are diligent, they will review and process their notes. Sketchnoting inverts this process. All the high level thinking--conceptualizing, analysing, and synthesizing--happens before anything goes down on paper. This creates a much higher level of student engagement.

In this hands on workshop, participants will learn the essentials of sketchnoting--page layout and how to draw the basic elements of text, graphics and illustrations--using simple techniques that will get you capturing data visually, whatever your artistic talents. You will also learn how to build sketchnoting into the everyday practice of you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Ovenell-Carter

Brad Ovenell-Carter

Director of Educational Technology, Mulgrave School
Brad is the Director of Educational Technology at Mulgrave School, an independent, coed pre-K12 International Baccalaureate School in Vancouver, BC. He has spent more than a decade working with educational technologies and his adventures include leading an international student body... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Technology that Really Works: hints, tips, strategies, apps, sites and more for secondary teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is all about technology and the growing relationship we secondary teachers have with it. Come and participate as we explore many ways to use technology in our classes. Bring your laptop, your google account, your cellphone, tablet and other mobile devices. Also bring your favorite software, technology-integrated activities, sites, apps, etc. since a big focus of this session will be collecting and sharing new ideas.

Expect to take away a few great ideas for technology and how you can use it in your classes, make some great contacts with other technologically interested peers and maybe even strike up a technology-focused partnership with a new friend from inside or outside your school.

Although this session is presented with an emphasis on science/technology/engineering/mathematics classes, teachers from all disciplines are certainly welcome. Plenty of good stuff for everyone!

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Bohnen

Aaron Bohnen

Sr. Science Teacher, West Point Grey Academy
Aaron Bohnen received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering from UBC. He is an early adopter of technology in education and loves to invent and experiment and bring the applications of science and mathematics to life for students. He also continues to work as a consultant... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Executive Assistants in Independent Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Sharing session - job descriptions
Privacy Legislation - an overview
Change Management

Speakers
NK

Nancy Kudryk

Senior Executive Assistant to the Headmaster, St. George's School, St. George's School
With more than 25 years experience in independent schools, and more than 20 with the Head's Office, I have witnessed a sea of change in the educational field and am looking to share with those who are either entering the field or, like me, would like to share their knowledge.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Mini Observations for Teacher Growth and Renewal
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed for those supervisors (administrators, department heads, team leaders) who perform teacher observations. Mini observations are unannounced, brief, focused observations with face to face feedback, that promote reflective capacity in the teacher as well as allow dialogue for feedback. The workshop will highlight what to look for when in a mini observation as well as strategies to encourage teachers to reflect on their practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Farrington

Jeff Farrington

Director of Learning, St. George's School
Jeff Farrington is currently the Director of Learning at St. George’s School. He has worked for 19 years at schools in Ontario and internationally. The majority of his experience has been as a Principal of a Middle School and High School for 12 years. Jeff has been actively involved... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

Off-Site @ York House School - A pedagogical sharing session for senior school art teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

Think back to when you studied for your teaching qualification……..
How great was it to be surrounded by wannabe teachers collaborating and sharing ideas every day?! Many of us now work in departments where there may be just one other art teacher, or perhaps you work alone.
This full day workshop held at York House School will focus on two areas; sharing curriculum ideas, and discussing the role of the art educator in exhibition curating. The day will culminate in teachers working together to create an exhibition of student and teacher artwork from the participating independent schools. This exhibition will be on display at York House School for the month of February.

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Bathgate

Natasha Bathgate

Art Teacher & DH Creative Arts & Applied Skills, Crofton House School


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 2:30pm
Mainland - York House School 4176 Alexandra St, Vancouver, BC V6J 2V6, Canada

10:30am

#pegeeks
Limited Capacity seats available

A morning of discussions with PE professionals from around the globe, followed by an afternoon of round table discussions, and practical sessions in the gymnasium.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Contant

Rebecca Contant

PYP Physical Education, Stratford Hall
I am a PYP PE teacher at Stratford Hall IB World School. I completed my Master of Educational Technology in 2011, and have intermittently worked as a Learning Specialist in Educational Technology since then.
JL

Jason Levitt

Southpointe Academy
I am a Physical Education teacher and coach at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen, BC. My passions include physical literacy and enhancing teaching with technology. I can often be found chatting on Twitter with #pegeeks from around the globe.


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

10:30am

DP History Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for DP History teachers to share resources and advice. We can discusses tips for writing the three Papers and the Historical Investigation, and if participants are interested, we can do some peer/group marking of the papers as practice. DP History teachers of any level of experience are welcome so we can all support each other.

Speakers
JH

Jennifer Higginson

MYP/DP Humanities/History, EE Coordinator, Meadowridge School
DP History HL/SL, Extended Essay Co-ordinator, SS10 Teacher


Friday February 7, 2014 10:30am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Math Pickle for the Junior
Limited Capacity seats available

Following generous sponsorship, Gordon Hamilton, is able to present from Calgary at the ISABC Conference.   He presented 2 years ago at Mulgrave and participants acclaimed his input as both inspirational - and transformational for their teaching.  

Work selfishly alone or together with your neighbour discovering curricular puzzles, games and unsolved problems that deserve their day in front of every student.  This class will include the following highlights:

Aggression (Eric Solomon, 1973) - a pencil and paper game for students learning subtraction.  It is so good, that I'd defend it replacing a whole year of elementary math curriculum.  Seriously.

 Beetle Sort - Replace uninspired matching games with a rich and nuanced puzzle created from the high resolution images of retired beetle collector, Udo Schmidt.

 Hex (Piet Hein, 1942 & John Nash, 1947) - A game that is simple enough for all div 1, but was independently invented by two mathematicians (One being John Nash who you may know from the movie "A beautiful Mind").  Hex is a contender for the second most important game in the div 1 classroom.

 Name Connector - A brand new puzzle within the last fortnight.  It gives students practice spelling the names of their classmates and counting common letters.  It is easy to understand, but so hard to solve that it would also work as an ice-breaker for executives.



Speakers
avatar for Gordon Hamilton

Gordon Hamilton

MathPickle.com
http://www.mathpickle.com/K-12/me.html


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40am
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Managing Data in Excel
Intermediate level familiarity with Excel required. Any time you are using Excel and find yourself doing a repetitive action, there is probably a way to speed the process. Topics will include concatenating, transposing, splitting column data, use of vlookup, filters and pivot tables.

Speakers
avatar for Ralph Huygens

Ralph Huygens

Assistant Head, Senior School, West Point Grey Academy
As a member of the leadership team, I am involved in ongoing planning and implementation of administrative directives, with specific oversight of course selection, scheduling, and teaching staff allocation in the Senior School, teachers on call, and emergency planning. I also play... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Beginning guitar in the elementary and middle school classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is intended for classroom teachers who are already running a guitar program at their school, or who may be interested in starting one. In this one-hour session I will address the following aspects of teaching guitar to students in elementary and middle school:

• How to introduce young students to playing the guitar
• Technical and warm-up exercises for plucking and fretting
• Use of technical exercises to help students calm down, focus and work as a team
• Easing into difficult parts gradually and “chunking” parts
• Learning simple, monophonic riffs
• Layering of levels of difficulty to accommodate students with different technical abilities
• Learning partial chords as preparation for learning full open chords
• Use of note labels on neck of guitar
• Use of visual aids (Smartboard, tablature, lightboard)
• Use of iPad apps (Garage Band, Guitar Toolkit, Chord Bank, Songster)

10 unamplified electric guitars will be provided for participants to join in and play. Participants are welcome to bring a guitar of their own.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Hemy

Bill Hemy

Music Teacher, Fraser Academy
I have been teaching a rock music program to grades 5 - 12 at Fraser Academy since 1995. I have extensive experience performing and recording rock music with various bands, including Vancouver punk/pop band, Pointed Sticks.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

SmartMusic - Best Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will outline how St. George's Music department uses SmartMusic in Grade 6 & 7 band classes. For those teachers new to SmartMusic this session will give you an overview of a very useful tool for your performance class. For those teachers already using SmartMusic this is a chance to compare your SmartMusic experiences to ours, and to share ideas and tips with each other. All music teachers are welcome (and all grade levels).

Speakers
RM

Rob Murray

St. George's School
Rob Murray has been with St. George's School Music Department since 2000. He is currently teaching Instrumental Music 5-7, and Jazz Band 10-12.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Behaviour is Communication
THIS IS A 7 minute ED TALK.    Please sign up for 'ED TALKS'  http://isabcpd2014stgeorges.sched.org/event/03c9e1ab9b7e37b043fb1cf8401190ae#.UquERxZ97Hg. This is one of 6 presentations in an hour and provides the overview of 1 of the 6 presentations.

Our students communicate with us through their behaviour almost as much as, or even more than with their actual voices. By paying attention to the non-verbal cues, we can understand our students better and be better able to tend to their needs. With the simple act of getting curious, we invite students to be full participants in their own lives and take greater responsibility for the choices they make, and ultimately become better communicators.

Speakers
ND

Nicola Doughty

Grade 6-12 Counsellor
Nicola Doughty has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and has spent the last 7 years as a Counsellor in both publlic and private co-ed schools. Fascinated by the language of behaviour, she spends a lot of time noticing small things and how they create a bigger picture!


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

From Library to Elementary Learning Commons
THIS IS A 7 minute ED TALK.    Please sign up for 'ED TALKS'  http://isabcpd2014stgeorges.sched.org/event/03c9e1ab9b7e37b043fb1cf8401190ae#.UquERxZ97Hg. This is one of 6 presentations in an hour and provides the overview of 1 of the 6 presentations.

How does an elementary library begin to evolve from a room full of books to an engaging, FUN learning space? Learn about some simple ideas that have made the St. George's Junior Library THE place to be!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Teacher Librarian, St. George's School
As the teacher librarian at St. George's Junior School, I work closely with teachers across all grades and subjects to plan inquiry units.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Integrating Grammar in the Experiential Additional Language Classroom
THIS IS A 7 minute ED TALK.    Please sign up for 'ED TALKS'  http://isabcpd2014stgeorges.sched.org/event/03c9e1ab9b7e37b043fb1cf8401190ae#.UquERxZ97Hg. This is one of 6 presentations in an hour and provides the overview of 1 of the 6 presentations.

A speedy activities-based overview of practical ways to integrate formal grammar into additional languages classes. This session is designed for teachers interested in learning more about the place that formal grammar can still hold in language classes using a theme-based, non-commercial programme of study.

Speakers
AB

Adam Blandford-Morrow

Adam Blandford-Morrow is a 2 & Grade 6 French teacher at Mulgrave School. He strives to connect his French units to the homeroom class themes, allowing reinforcement for specific concepts and skills that have already been taught in English. The goal of his class is to ensure a continuous... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Campbell

Wendy Campbell

French Teacher/Curriculum Developer, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
 Wendy Campbell is a Grade 3 – 6 French teacher at Mulgrave School.  She also has past experience as a provincial additional languages consultant, a national First Nations language and culture curriculum developer, and an international French textbook author.  Wendy believes... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Sign up HERE for ED TALKS - Listen to a range of 6 6-7 minute presentations within an hour
6 7-minute presentations include: The Language of Digital Citizenship
Why my Windows 8 tablet is better than an ipad.
Integrating Grammar in the Experiential Additional Language Classroom
From Library to Elementary Learning Commons
Why group work sucks for most kids
Behaviour is Communication You may dip into the Ed Talks and also dip into the Speed-dating sessions

Speakers
avatar for Adi Aharon

Adi Aharon

Junior School IT Coordinator, Crofton House School
"Wonder and think, think and wonder" - Dr. Seuss
avatar for Karen Birchenall

Karen Birchenall

Special Educational needs coordinator, St. Johns School
Karen has many years of international teaching experience ranging from classroom teacher to school admistration. Karen has led workshops for PGCE students and teachers in the UK. Currently she is the Special Needs coordinator at St. John's school.
avatar for Wendy Campbell

Wendy Campbell

French Teacher/Curriculum Developer, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
 Wendy Campbell is a Grade 3 – 6 French teacher at Mulgrave School.  She also has past experience as a provincial additional languages consultant, a national First Nations language and culture curriculum developer, and an international French textbook author.  Wendy believes... Read More →
ND

Nicola Doughty

Grade 6-12 Counsellor
Nicola Doughty has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and has spent the last 7 years as a Counsellor in both publlic and private co-ed schools. Fascinated by the language of behaviour, she spends a lot of time noticing small things and how they create a bigger picture!
avatar for Robert Ohly

Robert Ohly

DP coordinator, Aspengrove School
IB DP coordinator, TOK and Chemistry HL teacher.
avatar for Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Teacher Librarian, St. George's School
As the teacher librarian at St. George's Junior School, I work closely with teachers across all grades and subjects to plan inquiry units.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

The Language of Digital Citizenship
THIS IS A 7 minute ED TALK.    Please sign up for 'ED TALKS'  http://isabcpd2014stgeorges.sched.org/event/03c9e1ab9b7e37b043fb1cf8401190ae#.UquERxZ97Hg. This is one of 6 presentations in an hour and provides the overview of 1 of the 6 presentations.

What does a digital citizen look like? sound like? behave like? This brief Ed Talk will ask questions and provide insight into the importance of building our citizenry on line.

Speakers
avatar for Adi Aharon

Adi Aharon

Junior School IT Coordinator, Crofton House School
"Wonder and think, think and wonder" - Dr. Seuss


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Why group work sucks for most kids
THIS IS A 7 minute ED TALK.    Please sign up for 'ED TALKS'  http://isabcpd2014stgeorges.sched.org/event/03c9e1ab9b7e37b043fb1cf8401190ae#.UquERxZ97Hg. This is one of 6 presentations in an hour and provides the overview of 1 of the 6 presentations.

Have you set a group work assignment and had one kid left out, others complain they do all the work, have EAL or LAC students marginalized, and then wonder how you can grade each student? How does it feel to be one of these students and what can we, as educators, do instead of traditional group work?

Speakers
avatar for Karen Birchenall

Karen Birchenall

Special Educational needs coordinator, St. Johns School
Karen has many years of international teaching experience ranging from classroom teacher to school admistration. Karen has led workshops for PGCE students and teachers in the UK. Currently she is the Special Needs coordinator at St. John's school.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Why my Windows 8 tablet is better than an ipad.

THIS IS A 7 minute ED TALK.    Please sign up for 'ED TALKS'  http://isabcpd2014stgeorges.sched.org/event/03c9e1ab9b7e37b043fb1cf8401190ae#.UquERxZ97Hg. This is one of 6 presentations in an hour and provides the overview of 1 of the 6 presentations.

I will talk about how I am using my Windows 8 tablet in my teaching. I will discuss the best features and some useful apps. Also how it integrates with Google docs.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Ohly

Robert Ohly

DP coordinator, Aspengrove School
IB DP coordinator, TOK and Chemistry HL teacher.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Found Poetry: Creative writing strategies for the reluctant poet
Limited Capacity seats available

Writing poetry can be an intimidating and frustrating prospect for students of all ages. This session will explore ways students can incorporate found text in new contexts to create meaningful and beautiful poems.

Speakers
avatar for J.O. Eriksson

J.O. Eriksson

MYP Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies Teacher, DP TOK Teacher, Personal Project Coordinator, Action Coo, Aspengrove School
I teach MYP Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, and DP TOK. I also lead a photography club at school. Interests include photography, creative writing, and ocean swimming.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Improving Student Writing With Turnitin
Limited Capacity seats available

Today teachers will have a whirlwind tour of turnitin, including logging in setting up classes and assignments and an marking papers using Grademark. Most of the session will focus on setting up a peer edit and walking through the process from a student's perspective. No need to already have an account as you can sign in as a Collingwood student for the day.

Speakers
JD

Jennifer Dousett

Collingwood School


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

An Introduction To Flipping Your Classroom
This session explores the Flipped Classroom learning model. Rather than teachers lecturing during class time and students completing assignments at home, the Flipped Classroom learning model flips the traditional method around. Class time becomes an opportunity for students to do more learning activities and practice more skills while teachers guide student work. Attendants of this session will leave with an understanding of the Flipped Classroom learning model and the knowledge to begin integrating a ‘flip’ into their own lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

EdTech Coordinator, St. George's School
Andrew supports faculty, staff, and students with technology skills development and technology integration.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

YouTube in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop participants will explore YouTube and its potential as a teaching tool within their classrooms. Participants will set up a YouTube channel and start sorting classroom-worthy videos and clips into playlists. Secondly, participants will learn how to screencast or film their lessons, upload the videos, and edit them as necessary. Just because a student misses class, doesn't mean they should miss the lesson! This workshop is for all levels, and participants will leave with applications that can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Prior

Kyle Prior

Mathematics Teacher, DP Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator and IB Mathematics teacher
I am a Math and Physics teacher in my 11th year of teaching. I have worked in International schools in Mexico and China, and presently teach IB Diploma Math at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Portfolios in the second-language classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will be about the use of portfolios in the second-language classroom. I am conducting a research at the moment about this theme and would love to present the different steps leading to implementing portfolios in the classroom, what your students can do with it and how it brings invaluable information to the teacher and to the students about their progress and perception of a second language. I would also be happy to dedicate some time to a discussion amongst the participants to hear about what interests them in portfolios .

Speakers
avatar for Magali Forte

Magali Forte

Modern Languages Department Head, York House School
Magali Forte graduated as a teacher in the South of France. After getting her Bachelor in Spanish Literature and Civilizations and her Masters in English Literature, Linguistics and Civilization, she started teaching English as a Second Language in secondary schools in France. She... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Technology Integration in Mathematics
Limited Capacity seats available

A sharing session to build an ISABC mathematics technology integration database. Bring your favourite websites, software options, and other technology resources to share! Have time to play, ask questions and collaborate on this new resource.

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Phil Stringer

Mathematics Department Head, Head of Math
Department Head of Mathematics, former EdTech Coordinator, Flipped Classroom teacher, interested in innovations in education


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Wow! Really? That’s Math?
Limited Capacity seats available

Airplanes, Engines, Adventure = Math, Science, Leadership .. make it more relevant and exciting by applying a subject everybody finds interesting: aviation and airplanes. This session will focus on math. The take away for teachers will be a free flight-computer and an on-line game for classroom use.

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Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

IB Chemistry
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will be a roundtable to discuss the changes in the IB Chemistry curriculum and discuss strategies that teachers will be taking to address the changes. It would be useful for teachers to have read the materials on the IB online curriculum centre pertaining to the new curriculum and to bring ideas as to how to approach the new program. This will also be an opportunity for BC IB Chemistry teachers to meet and share resources pertaining to Chemistry in a more general way.

Speakers
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Mark Pulfer

Mulgrave School
My name is Mark Pulfer and currently I am a teacher of Chemistry and Environmental Systems and Societies in the IB program at Mulgrave School. However, I prefer to say that I am a teacher of science as I enjoy science in all of its different manifestations and have taught both Physics... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Learning Science Through Inquiry
Limited Capacity seats available

Develop curriculum that makes connections between inquiry-based learning and the BC Ministry curriculum in your science classroom. This workshop will focus on classroom tested inquiry based activities that will engage students in learning science, through design and construction to solve a given problem. Participants should be prepared to be engaged!

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Tracy Wallis

St George's School


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Expecting the Unexpected: Preparing for the Social Studies 11 Essays
Limited Capacity seats available

Two 30 minute discussions on teacher Best Practice for exam preparation. Topic 1: Components of the History essay. Topic 2: Strategies for the Human Geography essay.

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Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Historical Thinking in Action
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is intended to introduce teachers to the various ways the six Historical Thinking Concepts can be used in the classroom. Teachers should come away with resources & lesson ideas for integrating the HTC into their everyday Social Studies/History practice.

Speakers
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Alexandra McIntyre

Head of DP Individuals & Societies, Mulgrave School
IB History & Humanities teacher & museum junkie.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Ministry Workshop: new BC Curriculum
Hear the inside story from the Ministry itself about the new BC curriculum - its formation, rationale and roll-out

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Dockendorf

Maureen Dockendorf

Superintendent of Literacy and Numeracy, BC Ministry of Education
Maureen Dockendorf is Superintendent of Literacy and Numeracy for British Columbia’s Ministry of Education. Maureen has worked as a teacher, SFU Faculty Associate, Principal and Assistant Superintendent within the Coquitlam School District. She is well-known within North America... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

A Way In--Strategies for Introducing Literature
Limited Capacity seats available

Tony will teach some innovative strategies for introducing classic literature prior to its study in class. If you've encountered phrases such as a "a minority of one" or "dusty death" you will enjoy this session.

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Tony Grant

WPGA
Tony is a master teacher of English at West Point Grey Academy. He has taught for almost 40 years and his joy in the act of teaching and his wisdom about the profession are inspiring. Tony's session at the innaugural ISABC Pro D day, "Joy in the Classroom" was so well received, he... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

English 12: The Synthesis Question
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, I will present a poem and a prose excerpt, including multiple choice questions for each, which I have used for an in-school final exam, as preparation for the provincial. These are original in the sense that I found them and paired them myself. Please bring literature that you have similarly put together OR one previously used EN 12 exam piece for which you have found a complementary poem, non-fiction or prose excerpt. The purpose of this session is to have everyone leave with several new synthesis questions to be used for practice purposes with our students.

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Wendy McGee

West Point Grey Academy
Katrina has been an independent school educator for twenty years, spanning national and international contexts. Along with classroom teaching at the middle and high school levels, Katrina has undertaken a range of academic leadership positions, including Divisional Lead and Head of... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

How to make a film in class
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to have students make a film in your class? Some basic steps and information to ensure that it is a success.

Speakers
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Lian Anson

IB DP Film Teacher, Production Portfolio Examiner, Zoom Film Festival Director, Mulgrave School
Lian has been teaching Film and Media Studies for over 10 years. She currently teaches IB DP film.  She is both an examiner and a member of the Curriculum Review Committee for this course.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Pilots in your classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Find out how airplanes in the classroom can make math, science, leadership & career education more fun and relevant while meeting Ministry-prescribed outcomes. These programs also qualify students for silver & bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Speakers
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Janine Cross

Air Time Canada
Janine Cross is an internationally acclaimed author, pilot, and experienced leadership facilitator.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Sign up HERE for SPEED-DATING SESSIONS - 5 intimate groupings of 5 minute presentations with 3 minutes to chat about the topic afterwards
Speed-dating Session - join individual presenters as they give a brief 5-6 minute overview of their topic to a small group of participants. You will have a further 3 minutes to ask questions and seek clarification. Sign up here for all 5 speed-dating sessions. You may dip into the Speed-dating sessions and also dip into the Ed Talks

Speakers
avatar for Lian Anson

Lian Anson

IB DP Film Teacher, Production Portfolio Examiner, Zoom Film Festival Director, Mulgrave School
Lian has been teaching Film and Media Studies for over 10 years. She currently teaches IB DP film.  She is both an examiner and a member of the Curriculum Review Committee for this course.
avatar for Janine Cross

Janine Cross

Air Time Canada
Janine Cross is an internationally acclaimed author, pilot, and experienced leadership facilitator.
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Tony Grant

WPGA
Tony is a master teacher of English at West Point Grey Academy. He has taught for almost 40 years and his joy in the act of teaching and his wisdom about the profession are inspiring. Tony's session at the innaugural ISABC Pro D day, "Joy in the Classroom" was so well received, he... Read More →
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Wendy McGee

West Point Grey Academy
Katrina has been an independent school educator for twenty years, spanning national and international contexts. Along with classroom teaching at the middle and high school levels, Katrina has undertaken a range of academic leadership positions, including Divisional Lead and Head of... Read More →
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Chris McKenzie

Technology Innovation Strategist and English teacher, Crofton House School
Chris is an English teacher and the Technology Innovation Strategist at Crofton House School.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Using Google Docs for Shared Note Making
Limited Capacity seats available

I will give a brief overview of how to use Google Docs as a shared note making platform. During each lesson, one or two students make notes that the class agrees on and can all access. I will show what this looks like and give a brief overview of the many benefits for teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Chris McKenzie

Chris McKenzie

Technology Innovation Strategist and English teacher, Crofton House School
Chris is an English teacher and the Technology Innovation Strategist at Crofton House School.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Using Focus Groups to Support the Reflective Practitioner
Limited Capacity seats available

Drawing from action research traditions, we will explore methods and resources for being a reflective practitioner. Our roundtable discussion will be guided by several main questions. 1) What are the strengths of my teaching practice? 2) What are the challenges in my teaching practice? 3) How do other teachers address the challenges in their roles? 4) What strategies work best for improving one's teaching practice? Our goal is to learn from each other, plus learn more about action research, appreciative inquiry, and focus group dynamics.

Speakers
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Rodney Beaulieu

School of Educational Leadership & Change, Fielding Graduate University
Professor and Co-Founder of the School of Educational Leadership & Change at Fielding Graduate University. Advisor for teacher research at over 20 schools internationally, specializing in program development and evaluation. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 12:40pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Choral Sharing Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable session with teachers of choral music. Teachers are asked to bring about 6 pieces of choral music "chestnuts" that they wish to share.

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Anne Bonnycastle

Crofton House School
I am the music co-ordinator at Crofton House School, leading music from pre-K to grade 12. Currently I direct choirs, band and orchestra at CHS.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Clay in the classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

A workshop focussing on simple ceramics processes that can be used in the visual arts studio to bring out student creativity. Teachers will learn simple techniques that can be used in many different contexts.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

FULL: SEL (Social and Emotional Learning): Tools and Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction and exploration into social and emotional learning at the primary level. Presenters will provide tools and tips to promote social and emotional development. This will include overviews of programs and strategies such as: restitution, Kelso's Choices, MindUp (mindfulness), non-verbal cues, teacher/student attachment and classroom culture. Presenters will share their experiences and participants will take part in hands-on activities as well as share their own practices. Resources will be provided.

Speakers
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Tricia Grzybowski

Stratford Hall
My name is Tricia Grzybowski. I grew up on a farm near Borden, Saskatchewan where I learned the value of hard work and to love and appreciate the beauty of nature. I attended the University of Saskatchewan, where I completed my B.ED in elementary education. I have taught Preschool-Grade... Read More →
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Nicole Ottahal

Stratford Hall
Nicole Ottahal has been teaching the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) for 10 years, 8 years at Stratford Hall. I have taught Kindergarten for 8 years and grade 1 for 2 years. I have lived and worked in Japan for 4 years on and off and love travelling and being immersed in... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

'Teaching Programming and Problem Solving to Grade 8 and 9'
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants should gain an understanding of how to use the drag and drop programming IDEs to teach programming and problem-solving at the grade 8 and 9 level (and maybe grade 10). This session will use the GameMaker IDE but participants will be encouraged to look at other IDEs such as Scratch or Alice. Session materials will be available to participants.

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Ron Ouwerkerk

St. Georges
I have been teaching Computer Science at St Georges for the past 15 years, including AP Computer SCience. I enjoy teaching this subject because of the students' enthusiasm and engagement.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Planning, Executing and Assessing Student Designed Labs
Limited Capacity seats available

Would you like your science classes to be more student centered?Would you like to have your students use those 21 century skills to design their own labs? Wondering how to assess student designed labs? Let's get together and plan a unit.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Beaulieu

Carol Beaulieu

Southridge Junior School
I have been teaching grades five through seven science for thirteen years.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

How to Incorporate Archaeology and Artifacts into the Middle School Social Studies Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you bring history alive for your social studies students? Hands-on, student-centred, inquiry-based activities help engage learners and make learning about the past meaningful. You will leave this workshop with a minimum of four different activities that you can utilize with your class featuring the use of archaeological simulations and primary sources such as artifacts. Examples will be shared for teachers working with limited, medium, or generous budgets. All examples shared will be based on current grade 7 curriculum but are easily modified to fit other middle school grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Susan McNeil

Susan McNeil

MYP Division Leader; MYP English and Humanities Teacher, Southridge School
Sue McNeil has taught English and history for over 25 years and has been a grade 7 teacher of these subjects at Southridge School for the past 16 years. She also serves as the school’s leader for the intermediate division. She is an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction; with... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

Creative Cinema for Critical Thinking
How do we inspire students to demonstrate both creativity and critical thinking? One way is to kick up video production a notch by encouraging augmentation - the careful addition of the “meta”. In this hands-on presentation/ workshop we’ll be exploring Web tools and apps that allow students to add rich layers to their visual and audio creations. Augmentation with external links, multi-media, and hypertext makes both original work and appropriated resources more “meaty”. Most tools allow for remix, collaboration, and crowdsourcing - key “21st century” skills. Another effective digital storytelling technique is stop-motion animation. Stop motion enhances the beauty of the analog - the “old school” hand-drawn, hand-constructed and hand-written elements we are so nostalgic about. Films of this type can be quite poignant and truly allow students a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and creativity, while honing skills such as collaboration and troubleshooting / divergent thinking.This session offers a myriad of tips and exemplars (both student and professional) of various types of stop motion as well as an opportunity to practice and produce a project first-hand. Experience each through play and experimentation, and showcase at least two of your creations with our group. These techniques are highly adaptable and applicable to almost any age and discipline. (*laptop and mobile device required, and you will be asked to download a stop-motion app) Tools used: Popcornmaker, TED Ed, Weavly, YouTube, Thinglink, Soundcloud, Touchcast, Stop-Motion Pro App

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

E-portfolio frameworks for Personalized Education and Formative Assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

1. Participants will see examples of e-portfolios (with Google sites) in film production and Languages.
2. Participants will learn how to use Google sites and construct the framework for a course of their choice.
3. Participants will leave with an understanding of e-portfolio frameworks using backward design and formative assessments through student reflection of personalized artifacts.

Speakers
avatar for Chantal Drolet

Chantal Drolet

Languages: Dept Head; Film program, Crofton House School
More than 25 years of experience as solution-focused master educator in language instruction, media arts, and educational technologies: • Developed and fine-tuned an accelerated Spanish program allowing students to progress from beginners’ to AP level in three years. • Taught... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

11:40am

MYP: the Next Chapter
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, IB MYP teachers will have an opportunity to learn about the "Next Chapter" changes while updating one of their units and assessment tasks to reflect the changes.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Phillips

Sarah Phillips

Math Teacher, Stratford Hall
I am an MYP math teacher at Stratford Hall. I also lead MYP workshops and work as a moderator for math. I have recently participated in on-line training about the "Next Chapter" changes in the MYP.


Friday February 7, 2014 11:40am - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

12:40pm

VEGETARIAN Lunch
Please sign up here if you wish to have a vegetarian lunch option

Friday February 7, 2014 12:40pm - 1:15pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

12:40pm

GLUTEN-Free Lunch
Please sign up here if you wish to have a gluten-free lunch option

Moderators
avatar for Elizabeth Moore

Elizabeth Moore

Executive Director, ISABC
Executive Director of the ISABC, a family of 25 outstanding schools. Passionate about teaching and learning, professional development and the growth of teachers. Experience in school administration as Head, Deputy, Assistant Head, Senior School Principal and Head of English. Completed... Read More →

Friday February 7, 2014 12:40pm - 1:15pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:00pm

Keeping Students Safe: What you Need to Know - Standards, Competence and Conduct

This workshop focuses on the responsibility of teachers, especially administrators, to keep students emotionally, physically, intellectually and sexually safe. It opens with a brief introduction to the role of teacher regulation followed by an interactive workshop for administrators that allows participants to reflect on the nature of the student-teacher relationship. The workshop uses case studies to touch on misconduct, off-duty conduct, reporting breaches of the Standards, relevant court decisions, multiple jeopardy, inappropriate use of social media and what all of this means for administrators, teachers and their students.


Speakers

Friday February 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Bringing Puppets Into the Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

During this hands on (no pun intended) session, teachers will:

- be exposed to the many benefits of introducing puppets within the classroom
- see real examples and lesson plans of when puppeteering can be used effectively in the classroom
- learn the basics of puppeteering
- be given the opportunity to practice using a series of puppets
- know how and where to purchase puppets
- and much more...

Speakers
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Peter Skipper

Stratford Hall
Hello! My name is Skipper. I am a teacher who has taught throughout Vancouver and London, UK. I have always been interested in edutainment (education through entertainment) with a focus on using puppeteering within the classroom.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Meaningful Music Education for Middle Years Students: The Musical Futures Project in action at Southridge School
This workshop will share the process that Southridge School undertook to initiate an innovative initiative from the UK called “Musical Futures” with the grade 7 beginning band classes. In phase one, the students formed friendship groups and worked collaboratively to learn to play a song of their choice by “ear” without the use of notation or direct instruction. The objective was to have the students emulate the real-life practices of many beginning popular musicians. In phase two, the students took part in a group inquiry project that engaged them in thinking about their experience working with their band, and how this learning compared with other ways they learn music. The objective of phase two was to allow students to explore issues such as authenticity, repetition, dedication and future musical opportunities. Participants in this workshop will learn more about this initiative at Southridge, will watch a video clip of the unit in action, will receive copies of student handouts, and will have the chance to ask questions and share related ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bespflug

Kevin Bespflug

MYP English and Music Teacher, Southridge School
Kevin Bespflug has been a teacher at Southridge School for 15 years. He has taught grade 4 in the Primary Years Programme (PYP), was the school’s Internal Evaluation Coordinator for their accreditation visit by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), and is currently... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Becoming Human: Harkness Education in the English Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this one-hour workshop is to introduce participants to the teaching strategies that were created at Philips Exeter Academy by Dr. Lewis Perry and Edward Harkness.
In a Harkness classroom, students are required to come to class prepared to participate in discussion based, collaborative learning experiences. There are no lectures. Students learn to interact with others, listen carefully, and speak respectfully. In their exploration of literary and visual texts, they are also challenged to work, collectively, through the fear of being wrong in the pursuit of important ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR NO MORE THAN 12 PARTICIPANTS.

Speakers
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Heather Nolan-Wood

I have been an English teacher for 10 years and have taught in public and independent schools in Canada and abroad.  I have been an IB coordinator and have worked in schools with AP and GCSE curriculum.  However, the greatest shift in my teaching came from contemplating a piece... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Becoming Human: Harkness Education in the English Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this one-hour workshop is to introduce participants to the teaching strategies that were created at Philips Exeter Academy by Dr. Lewis Perry and Edward Harkness.
In a Harkness classroom, students are required to come to class prepared to participate in discussion based, collaborative learning experiences. There are no lectures. Students learn to interact with others, listen carefully, and speak respectfully. In their exploration of literary and visual texts, they are also challenged to work, collectively, through the fear of being wrong in the pursuit of important ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR NO MORE THAN 12 PARTICIPANTS.

Speakers
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Gail Robinnson

Curriculum Leader for English, Southridge School
During the ten years that I have been a teacher, the words that have guided my professional development have been “student engagement.” I love English and I have always loved English but it has become evident to me, over the years, that not all of my students share this enthusiasm... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Teaching English in the 21st century - inquiry and engagement
Limited Capacity seats available

English language skills are changing! Memorization, reading for understanding and written analysis are traditional measures of concepts in the English classroom. While these skills are still important, they have become less relevant with the internet and our students' abilities to access information at their fingertips. How do we engage our students in meaningful discussions, activities and writing exercises in the 21st century?

This workshop will introduce key concepts around using inquiry in the English classroom, provide specific strategies and lesson ideas, and examine student samples and reflections. Main focus areas include: higher-level Bloom's taxonomy (synthesis and evaluation) and representing understanding in a variety of ways (creativity, multiple literacies and giving students choice).

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Gin

Sandra Gin

English Teacher, St. George's School
Sandra Gin has been teaching English for the past ten years in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about finding ways to engage her students in meaningful lessons, often with creativity, critical thinking, personalized learning and technology. Her great literary... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will offer an overview of Augmented Reality, mainly using the Aurasma app, and will explore opportunities for education, including interactive bulletin boards. The Aurasma app is a free download for Android and ios. Other AR applications and uses will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Klintworth

Paul Klintworth

Technology Integration (Elementary), Elementary Ed Tech Teacher
Paul has taught Primary classes in the UK and in BC, and was also an Advisory Teacher for IT in Bristol, UK for one year. He can thoroughly recommend the MEdTech at UBC! Currently he is the Technology Integration teacher for the Wentworth Campus at Collingwood School.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

FULL - EXPANDED TO MAXIMUM at 37: Levelling the Playing Field with the iPad
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will demonstrate how organizing, creating, curating, and sharing on the iPad can help to level the playing field for students who learn differently (so, all students!). We will attempt to answer the question, "Why the iPad" and give evidence to support our decision to go 1:1 in our department at Collingwood. In addition, we will discuss and give hands-on examples of how the device itself and how specific apps empower kids to become successful and confident learners, despite their learning style. Participants will come away with our 'backpack' of apps we think are essential in our humanities and math classes.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Anderson

Katie Anderson

Head of Key Department; English Teacher, Collingwood School
Katie is the Head of Key at Collingwood School and also teaches English 8 and 9 within the program. She is passionate about working with students with learning differences, loves using the iPad to level the playing field for her students, and works everyday to differentiate her... Read More →
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Erin French

8/9 Key Teacher, Key / Social Studies teacher
Hi! I teach in the Middle School KEY department (special education) at Collingwood School. This year is our third year in a 1:1 iPad program. We have seen, first hand, the benefits that the iPad can have in a classroom for children with learning exceptionalities.
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Samantha Weiss

Middle School Math teacher - Special Education, Collingwood School
Katie, Erin and Sam teach in the Middle School KEY department (special education) at the Collingwood School. This is the second year that their department has been using a to one iPad program for their students. They have seen, first hand, the benefits that the iPad can have in a... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Google Chrome Ninja Tips
"If you are interested in learning how our Google Chrome can be used as a ""learning ecosystem"" rather than striclty a browser, this session is for you!
Participants will learn Ninja tricks that will increase productivity and maximize your classroom teaching. We will look at how to set-up and use tabs, bookmarks, google apps, extensions, and advanced search methods. Although some familiarity with the chrome browser is an asset, it is not essential."

This session will explore the many powerful and easy to use functions of Google Chrome (Google's web browser). Such functions include signing into Chrome, ninja search tips, using tabs and bookmarks and finally web apps and extensions.

Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to effectively and efficiently navigate and use Google Chrome. The skills learned apply to improving teacher productivity, but will also be extremely valuable for students in becoming more digitally literate.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Jones

Martin Jones

Assistant Head of School, Mulgrave
We are divisional Principals at a PreK-12 IB continuum school. As part of our current strategic plan we are looking at ways in which we can leverage best practices related to student feedback in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning at our school.
avatar for Gareth Ronald-Jones

Gareth Ronald-Jones

Teacher and Jr. School Technology Coordinator, Mulgrave School
I teach math and science at the grade 6 level. I am also the Jr. School Coordinator of Educational Technology. I'm interested in finding meaningful ways to effectively integrate technology to improve teaching and learning.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Harnessing the Power of Google Search
Limited Capacity seats available

Google search goes beyond the omnibar. We'll take a look at how to use Google's search tools to increase your searching prowess and how Google uses your information to "better" your search.

Speakers
avatar for Adi Aharon

Adi Aharon

Junior School IT Coordinator, Crofton House School
"Wonder and think, think and wonder" - Dr. Seuss


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Enriching the AIM program - Sharing session
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers who use AIM to teach FSL everyday here at York House, we are thrilled to have an opportunity to connect with other FSL teachers using AIM as well in Vancouver independent schools.

We would like to share ideas, questions and have an opportunity to expand our network of AIM French teachers and enrich our French programs. This type of roundtable session could be a starting point for collaborative projects and much more.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers
PF

Paula Fukamati

York House School
Paula and Céline teach Core French using the AIM (Accelerative Integrated Method) at York House School where AIM was first born! They are excited to reunite with the other Core French teachers in the ISA to share ideas, resources and questions.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

FSL - Diploma group marking round table
Limited Capacity seats available

I would like to invite Diploma teachers to get together and mark 4-5 individual orals and 4-5 paper 2 and written tasks. My hope is to have a discussion with DP French Second Language teachers on how to be a better marker. Please bring your own samples (or I can provide them). I hope to have an external marker from School District 35, Shelley Maximitch-Johnston, to guide us through the IB Diploma Written task.  

Speakers
KP

Katerina Pogrebinsky

Language B Department Head, French teacher, Meadowridge School
Meadowridge School


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Using HSK/YCT Online Practice Test System to Enhance Chinese Teaching and Assessment
Limited Capacity seats available

The new YCT is an international standardized test of Chinese language proficiency for elementary students and HSK is a standarded test for young people and adults. The HSK/YCT Online Practice Test System provides many free practice tests at each level (Level 1: 150 words; Level 2: 300 words; Level 3: 600 words; Level 4: 1,200 words; Level 5: 2,500 words; Level 6: 5,000 words).
This workshop will demonstrates how to use this valuable system to enhance teaching and assessment for Mandarin Chinese students in elementary and secondary schools.

Speakers
LL

Larry Lei

Teacher, West Point Grey Academy
I teach Mandarin 8-12 and AP Chinese. I am interested in using modern technology to teach and teaching Chinese characters.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

FULL - NO FURTHER SPACE - limited to 30: Cooperative, and Collaborative Games that can be used in the Classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

Please note that this session is FULL and cannot accommodate more the 30 participants because of the nature of the workshop.  

This is an active session where participants will be able to learn a number of different games that can be used to energize students, build relationships, and have fun! These games promote: cooperation, collaboration, communication, and leadership. The focus of the workshop is not only on the games but on the different facilitation methods used before and after. Come ready to play!

Speakers
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Andrew Field

Explore Outdoor Educator, Explore Teacher
I am a passionate educator who strives to develop students fully in a fun and engaging way. Mr. Field originally comes from Botswana, Africa, but after traveling the world he calls the West coast of Canada home. He grew up in Victoria, and achieved his HB Outdoor Recreation, BA Geography... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Deconstructing Word Problems
Limited Capacity seats available

The objective of this hour is work as a team of educators and use Google Docs to create something we can all use in our classrooms moving forward. Initially, I will share how I write word problems, followed by an example of a word problem and its solution using the bar problem solving method. Following this, we will work collaboratively to create and solve a small bank of word problems. If possible, please bring technology capable of viewing and working on Google Docs. We will be focusing on the math curriculum for grades 2-7, but all teachers are welcome.

Speakers
CS

Chris Stroud

Junior Math Teacher, West Point Grey Academy
Math Teacher at West Point Grey Academy


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Foundations of Math: Why it is a necessary course in the independent school mathematics department
Limited Capacity seats available

At Southridge, Foundations is arguably one of the most successful courses offered.  Come and engage in a discussion of the purpose, value, and pedagogy of Foundations of Math.  Why would a university prep school offer Foundations of Math?  How is different from Essentials of Math?  How is it different from Pre-Calculus?  Do universities really accept it for general entrance or for specific programmes?  Who takes this course? 


Speakers
BB

Brenda Becker

Southridge School


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Math Pickle for the Middle Years
Limited Capacity seats available

 Gordon Hamilton will be coming from Calgary to present at the ISABC Conference.   He presented 2 years ago at Mulgrave and participants acclaimed his input as both inspirational - and transformational for their teaching.  

Work selfishly alone or together with your neighbour discovering curricular puzzles, games and unsolved problems that deserve their day in front of every student.  This class will include the following highlights:
Integral Fission - There are multiple prime factorization trees possible for decomposing a composite number into its prime factors.  Here, we introduce additional rules so that only one of these prime factorization trees become acceptable.  This allows us to explore and create many fun puzzles.

Collatz Conjecture (Lothar Collatz, 1937) - There is no excuse for students learning multiplication not to be exposed to this unsolved problem.  It belongs in all curricular worldwide.

Fractured Fraction - This puzzle inspires students with equivalent fractions.  It is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of MathPickle puzzles and that's important because probably 10-15% of students can be pulled into math through beauty.

Perudo or Liars Dice - At 500 years old, it is the most underestimated of the historic games.  It can unapologetically be mentioned in the same breath as go, backgammon or chess.   

 



Speakers
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Gordon Hamilton

MathPickle.com
http://www.mathpickle.com/K-12/me.html


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Not Just for PE Teachers! Circuits and Stations with Action Schools! BC
Limited Capacity seats available

This session elaborates on indoor and outdoor circuit activities from the Action Schools! BC Physical Activity Action Resource. A variety of circuits will be shared, such as indoor, outdoor, sport, Kids Into Action, and Get Strong 101, integrating activities like skipping, dance, juggling, strength and conditioning, stretching, and sport-specific skills. Activities reinforce fundamental movement skill development and contribute to physical literacy. Participants will leave with several new circuit ideas and the know-how to create many more. Resources will be provided and upon participating in a workshop, teachers will qualify their schools for complimentary Action Schools! BC Physical Activity Action Bins filled with resources and equipment to support implementation.

Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

21st Century Collaboration: a cross-school teaching community
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers, we often collaborate within grade levels or departments: our own school communities. This workshop will explore technology-based collaboration between individuals in different independent schools. Our goal is to create a community of science teachers across ISABC who feel comfortable collaborating with each other and troubleshooting our teaching & learning needs and methods. We will be describing our experience through middle school science teaching, but we welcome all science teachers.

In a short session we will describe a collaboration between two individual science teachers in separate schools over the past three years. We will tell you our story and suggest ideas to share science lessons between ISA schools that are fun, engaging, and successful. A portion of the workshop will be spent creating this collaboration community and providing you with new resources.

Speakers
KA

Kate Anthony

Collingwood School & Crofton House School
Kate and Carolynn are graduates of Queen’s University from the faculties of science as well as education. Their paths diverged for several years as Carolynn worked abroad and Kate moved to Vancouver. They now work at Collingwood and Crofton House schools and have been collaborating... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Creating authentic MYP Science Knowledge and Understanding of science (criterion C) assessments
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will explore how to assess the Knowledge and Understanding criterion. I will present the unit tests that I use for Science 10 that I use to generate a level. I will also present an excel spreadsheet that I have used to help recording levels. I will focus on Level 5/6 questions. Hopefully, participants will be able to share their ideas and maybe even design some questions to use.

Speakers
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Robert Ohly

DP coordinator, Aspengrove School
IB DP coordinator, TOK and Chemistry HL teacher.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Using Logger Pro to Analyse and Present Data
Limited Capacity seats available

By the end of this session participants will be able to analyse graphical data by adding error bars (fixed value, % or Standard Deviation), and add a trend line and best- and worst-fit lines. To manipulate data we will learn how to add additional calculated columns to existing data. Lastly, we will analyse video to collect data on motion.

Speakers
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Michael Moore

Director of 21st Century Skills Development, Director of 21st Century Skills Development
Michael Moore is Director of 21st Century Skill Development at Mulgrave School, an ISABC Pre K – 12 school located in West Vancouver. In a career spanning three continents and all levels of school leadership, Michael feels he has the ‘dream job’, working with colleagues to use... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

The Past is Not a Foreign Country: Social Studies 7 in the 21 Century
Limited Capacity seats available

In his pervasive book, The Past is A Foreign Country, David Lowenthal makes a compelling argument about how the past influences the present. In this workshop, I will share my experience of teaching Social Studies 7 over 14 years, from its roots in the 20th century, to its present form in the 21 Century. My main theme is that studying our past does not mean travel to a foreign country, which, while interesting, is impractical for contemporary teaching and boys’ learning. As part of the“21 Century” strategies I am trying out these days, I will outline how I don’t use a binder or a textbook anymore with my students, how I utilize our school’s online tool called the “HUB”, and how a gaming platform like Minecraft can be a good teaching tool in Social Studies – all derived from an Ancient Civilizations curriculum which is very much a foreign country to students. My hope is to encourage thinking about your Social Studies program amidst the paradigm shift in education. I will finish up the workshop by taking you through a personal reflection of your Social Studies program in relation to the themes of our professional day.

Speakers
JM

Jonathan Marshall

Grade 7 Teacher, St. George's School
My name is Jonathan Marshall and I am a Grade Seven Homeroom and Social Studies teacher at St. George’s School. I have worked at St. George’s for 14 years and teach the Social Studies 7 curriculum to all of Grade Seven (96 boys). This past summer, our entire Grade Seven teaching... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Understanding Nazi Germany
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers will see a novel way of teaching the factors that motivated people to embrace Nazi ideology.

Speakers
RM

Randy Matheson

Crofton House School
I am a teacher of history,economics, and social studies. I have been teaching for 36 years. I am married with three boys. I love to travel, bike, and kayak.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Film Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Roundtable discussion for teachers in the area of Film, Video or Media Studies. Some possible topics include: Editing platforms, scope and sequence of a course, festival involvement, locally developed curriculum, IB DP Film

Speakers
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Lian Anson

IB DP Film Teacher, Production Portfolio Examiner, Zoom Film Festival Director, Mulgrave School
Lian has been teaching Film and Media Studies for over 10 years. She currently teaches IB DP film.  She is both an examiner and a member of the Curriculum Review Committee for this course.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Writing Effective Subject and Counsellor Reference Letters
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is meant to be interactive with information coming from the presenter and the audience. The goal is to provide information about how to write an effective subject teacher reference and a counsellor reference which will best support the student's university application.

Speakers
RB

Robin Barton

University Counsellor, St John's School, St John's School
I am the University Counsellor at St John's School.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Active use of Technology in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will focus on ways of using Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and mobile devices in the classroom to enhance and support learning, engagement, and collaboration.

Speakers
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Dave Horn

Director of Special Projects, Fraser Academy
I am a learner both in education and leadership and I believe there is no other way to occupy roles in these positions than from this perspective.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Bridging the Gap! Discover Strategies to Engage Students and Foster Success
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 1 hour session you will be presented with the idea of bridging the generational gap in order to develop fundamental skills. We will discuss strategies that connect abstract ideas to our students' world, and demonstrate the use of various tools such as reference books and interactive notebooks. Join this session as we look to motivate students in creative ways in Math and Science.

Speakers
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Suzanne Huopalainen

Executive Function Team Lead, Sr. Science & Teacher Mentor, Fraser Academy
Suzanne Huopalainen has been an educator for 15 years. She is a Certified Professional Educational Therapist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Science Education. She has spent the last 7 years teaching senior level sciences and provides mentoring support to staff at Fraser Academy... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Concept-based curriculum and instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover:
Why concept-based learning?
What is a concept?
How can I use it in my classroom?
What does concept-based teaching look like?

Speakers
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Mary O'Byrne

Grade 2 teacher, Junior school reading co-ordinator, Mulgrave School
Certified by Lynn Erickson in concept-based teaching practices.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Google Apps Scripts For Beginners: Improve Your Classroom Efficiency
Limited Capacity seats available

In this 1 hour session we will introduce what Google Apps Scripting. We will then develop a discussion around scripts such as Flubaroo (an automated grading script) and GClassFolders (a file sharing script). Other scripts will be discussed if time allows. It is recommended that attendees have experience with Google Forms and Spreadsheets.

Speakers
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Bryson Norrish

Director of Technology, Fraser Academy
Bryson Norrish is a Director of Technology at Fraser Academy, a co-ed K12 school in Vancouver. He's had an active role in implementing technology at Fraser Academy, specifically as to how it affects teaching and learning.


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

Students as Creators of Content - Moving Beyond Flipped Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will summarize the findings of a professional inquiry into flipped and blended learning. Presenters will share their insights on the limitations of conventional notions of flipped or blended learning and introduce a taxonomy of content as well as the need for a new grammar of assessment. Central to the presentation will be the notion of using technology to move students along a continuum from traditional consumers of content to creators of content. The benefits to student learning are increased personalisation, activation and higher order processing. The presentation will be followed with a question and answer session and a discussion on how teachers can implement the findings in their classrooms.

Speakers
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Nicola Ferguson

Nicola Ferguson is a Grade 6 Teacher and Director of Summer Programs at Mulgrave School, a Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12 IB World School in West Vancouver. She currently teaches Grade 6 of the IB PYP and has keen interest in promoting students’ metacognition and development of 21st Century... Read More →
GM

Gordon MacIntyre

Deputy Head of School
Gordon MacIntyre, Deputy Head of School. Responsible for the alignment of teaching and learning across the continuum of PK3-Grade12. Interested in curriculum progression and mapping, skill mapping, whole school assessment and cross school use of data to support teaching and learn... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

The Flipped Classroom
The presentation is ideal for those interested in flipped classroom (a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed). The presentation will include: tips on getting started, introducing the flip to students (and other stakeholders), shifts in class structure (collaboration, differentiation, self-pacing, inquiry and problem-based learning), and student results.

Speakers
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Phil Stringer

Mathematics Department Head, Head of Math
Department Head of Mathematics, former EdTech Coordinator, Flipped Classroom teacher, interested in innovations in education


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1

1:30pm

The Primitive Project – a discussion on creating memorable cross-curricular experiences
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the past 2 years, I have been bringing a deer hide into the Grade 7 classroom to use with my students as part of a Primitive Project. The goal is to create a cross-curricular, hands-on experience that the students will never forget. The kids end up taking the hide from being the pelt of a deer to becoming material (buckskin) that they can work with in an Art project. With the Primitive Project, the students also learn about food preservation methods by creating venison jerky, and get a chance to work together in groups to create friction fire kits with which they start fires. This project ends up tying Science (ecosystems, chemistry), Social Studies (ancient civilizations), and Art together with the added discussion of where food/leather comes from, thrown in.

In this session, we will talk about attempts to make learning a hands-on experience, and ways in which to build projects that are cross-curricular. We will discuss what is it like to take the risk of starting a project with which you may have little or no experience. Participants will have a chance observe/work with deer hides a multiple stages of completeness (you don't have to get your hands messy - but you can if you want to!). The take away from this session will hopefully involve building excitement about bringing your own hands-on, cross-curricular project into your classroom.

 

Speakers
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Jason Camp

Grade 7 Math/Science/Art, York House School
I have been teaching Grade 6-9 Math/Science/Art/Programming at YHS for the past 8 years. Prior to that, I worked in the video game industry for Electronic Arts Canada. I am passionate about wilderness, where I have a background in rock/ice climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, mountain... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mainland - St. George's School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1