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Tuesday, August 27
 

8:30am

Developing STEM Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

What do we need to do to make STEM studies more accessible and inclusive (e.g., increase the number of female students in Engineering)? This workshop will help map STEM pathways through the various stages and institutions of the local learning community. The goals are to clarify what is already being done and to come up with next steps to make STEM studies more accessible, equitable, and inclusive. Areas of focus will include in-class curriculum, extra-curricular clubs, awareness-raising initiatives, and more.
This workshop is repeated in the afternoon.

Target Audience: STEM Teachers (grades 4-12), Librarians, Administrators

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jannik Eikenaar

Instructor, UBC School of Engineering
Dr. Jannik Eikenaar is an Instructor and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisor in UBC's School of Engineering.
DS

Dr. Sabine Weyand

Instructor, UBC School of Engineering
Dr. Sabine Weyand is an Instructor and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisor in UBC's School of Engineering.


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 143

8:30am

Train-the Trainer for Fish and Plants - Local Food Security
Limited Capacity seats available

INDOOR FARMING Teach students about the fastest growing industry in the world! 
This is where the future jobs are. We start a fire....by providing you with your curriculum, your classroom, your way! 
Aquaponics in the classroom, is mimicking nature and creating a wholesome, organic ecosystem, that uses 10% the water of conventional farming yet produces 10X times the produce on the same square meter of space as a convential farms, 24/365 days a year thereby reducing our environmental footprint and lowering carbon emmissions by eliminattion the transportation of the average Canadian dinner by 6,500 kilometers (your dinner was fertilized, grown and transported by burning fossil fuels).
This talk involving elements of the history, commercial agriculture and indigenous history of Aquaponics as well as the historical and inevitable collapse of all agrarian societies.
Involving plant science, fish biology, math, chemistry, environment and raising fish and plants together indoors for organic food security from a 24/7 365, classroom-based, food production system that mimics nature in a sustainable way.
EDU-taining your way, in the context of the learners life, rather than just offering content. A focus on the art of storytelling to become more compelling entertainment than Facebook; so that our students want to set their phones down and engage their eyes, ears and hands in the lesson. Comes with curriculum and equipment if requested.
We supply the easy to use curriculum, powerpoints and instructors manual for aquaponics with a parts list and diagram for your own Aquaponics classroom project.
Target Audience: Targeted at the risk takers, the restless agents of change and those willing to disrupt the current trajectory of environmental abuse, industrial agriculture and grow the localvore, organic, food-security movement. If we truly are the ancestors of the future...please join us in the most noble cause that we collectively ever face...how to save our little blue spaceship called earth by changing the way we feed 7 billion people. Come join us as we disrupt the the world order; one classroom at a time. 

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Bonnough

Shawn Bonnough

CEO, Aquaponics Training Institute
Former Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in The Faculty of Management at Royal Roads University. Co-founder of vocational training college licensed through the Ministry of Education in AB. Contracted business coach for University of Victoria. Founder/owner of customized industrial... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 225

8:30am

Classroom Circles Create Strong Communities ~ Giving students a voice and a place to be heard, in the safety of the classroom.
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you have a strong desire to enrich the lives of the students you teach through meaningful conversations, but struggle to know how to get them talking?

Encouraging and helping students to engage in open and interactive discussion can be challenging, especially if their perspectives differ. This is why it’s important for educators to provide a supportive space to explore and discuss topics such as environmental issues, diversity, inclusion, money, success, love, and LGBTQ2.

Classroom circles help students learn empathy, compassion, and that everyone deserves the opportunity to speak, be heard, and be respected.

In this interactive workshop you will learn:
*The four types of conversations (4 D’s) and how they differ
*The importance of encouraging students to voice their opinion, speak their truth and listen attentively to the perspectives of others
*How to facilitate a great classroom community circle that supports the BC *Curriculum Core Competencies for communication, thinking and personal & social development
*Tips and tools on what makes a great leader/facilitator and how to put that into practice
*Why celebrating our uniqueness is important and necessary

Target Audience: Elementary & High School Educators.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Ware

Kristy Ware

Kristy Ware is a speaker, author, facilitator and health & wellness coach. She motivates and inspires educators and businesses with personal growth and development. She believes that we must be the change we wish to see in the world, and in order to best support future generations... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 227

8:30am

Developing Emotional Resilience
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Emotional resilience is the ability to bounce back from hardship. The best way for students to develop this key skill is to watch it in action. We’ll cover the illusions that keep us stuck in unhealthy patterns, the resiliency myth and focusing on the long game. This interactive session will also cover 10 essential items in the teacher’s toolkit to become an emotionally resilient mentor: responsibility, vulnerability, patience, creativity, empathy, choices, natural consequences, affirmations, conscience building and the relationship bridge.

Target Audience: All Grade Levels




Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author. Speaker. Nurturer.
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and is at work on her first YA novel. Julianne holds a certificate in Counselling Skills and is an award-winning student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, pursuing her BA... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 145

8:30am

Tabletop Games in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wondered how you could use board games and role playing games to help engage your students in their learning? Come learn how 3 teachers are using games to increase engagement and understanding in their classrooms.
Aaron Cassidy will be highlighting how games can be used to support literacy and the core competencies.
Quinten Dreger will be showing off how he uses role playing games to improve storytelling skills.
Brendan Messer will be providing examples of using board games to teach historical concepts in his Social Studies classroom.
Come play games and learn how they can change your practice.

Target Audience: All teachers

Speakers
AC

Aaron Cassidy

Teacher, SD#23
Aaron is the Teacher Librarian at Glenrosa Middle School.Quinten is a Grade 5 teacher at Quigley Elementary.Brendan is a Humanities teacher at Glenrosa Middle School.They all have a wealth of experience with tabletop games, including hosting a board game podcast for the last 5 ye... Read More →
QD

Quinten Dreger

Teacher, SD#23
BM

Brendan Messer

Teacher, SD#23


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 133

8:30am

Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up


Come explore a playful, interactive, and restorative morning where we learn breathing practices for the classroom and for our lives, where we engage creatively with some crafting ideas that inspire and support the mind body connection, and where we conclude with two mini yoga classes--one best suited for the elementary classroom and one for your own personal practice!! Be sure to bring your yoga mat or seated cushion if you have one. Extra mats provided!

Target Audience: All Teachers

Speakers
avatar for Kyla Brecsh

Kyla Brecsh

Teacher, SD#23
Kyla Bresh is a certified yoga instructor who specializes in Children's and Family Yoga.Kyla has a strong interest in the relationship between breath and movement.


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 153

8:30am

FreshGrade Next Gen for Middle & High School
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn how FreshGrade's Next Gen release delivers on the many asks Middle & High School educators had on their first release. In this session we'll look at FreshGrade's robust gradebook which allows for traditional and standards-based grading, how labels sets can be used to support student reflection of the core competencies, and how the workflow has been significantly improved to make communicating student learning for 200+ students more effective and efficient.

Target Audience: 8-12

Speakers
avatar for Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Teacher, SD#23
Tobias and Graham are both Central Okanagan Public Schools Learning Technology Consultants. They work to support classroom teachers K-12 to co-learn, co-plan, and co-teach powerful learning opportunities for students that leverage technology to enhance the learning when appropriate... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 127

8:30am

Blended Learning Program - Tech Tools
Hands on session for Tech Tools for those teaching Digital Communications 11 and Careers Classroom: Google Classroom, Zoom and Blackboard. ram. The program is evolving to consider the new Career Curriculum and how we deliver it. The morning will be structured with the group and the afternoon will be time for you to work with your team-teacher. Please bring your laptop to McWilliams (580 Doyle Ave).

Target Audience: Digital Communications 11 and Careers 11/12 Teachers

Speakers
RY

Rochelle Youngberg

Teacher, SD#23
MH

Mark Hauk

Teacher, SD#23


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
McWilliams Center 580 Doyle Ave. Kelowna

8:30am

Cross Curricular Connections. Art in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Through hands-on exploration and investigation of a variety of Art mediums and technques participants will create a portfolio of unique cross-curricular Art Projects that can be taken back to their classrooms and used immediately. Come prepared to create, have fun and get dirty.

Target Audience: Elementary Educators

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Marsh

Shannon Marsh

Founder, Creative Connections
Shannon has over 40 years experience teaching children of all ages both in and out of classrooms. She is passionate about fostering holistic learning environments that stimulate and create deep roots for life long learning. Shannon has a background in Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 183

8:30am

Exploring Play in K and Beyond
Limited Capacity filling up

Why play? Because play is young children’s work and as such is a critical element of the primary classroom. In this hands-on workshop, primary teachers will explore the possibilities for play, both inside and outside the classroom. The workshop explores how learning through play can help to develop self-regulation and executive functioning skills.

Target Audience: K to gr. 3


Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jennifer Kelly

Facilitator, BCTF


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 135

8:30am

Learning Leadership: Learning Partnership Prototype Year 2
This day is designed for participants from the Learning Partnerships Prototype Year 1 in order to foster leadership skills to support learning through the learning partnerships network. This session will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group. Topics may include: creating safe learning cultures, building adaptive expertise, and supporting the learning of others. This session is hosted by the ILT. Please also sign up for the Learning Partnerships Network Day. Choose one on either  Aug 28th or 29th. The 29th is a repeat of the 28th day.

Target Audience: Participants from the Learning Partnerships Prototype Year 1

Speakers
KL

Kristi Langlois

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
KH

Kelly Hanson

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
KF

Keely Flannigan

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23,
MB

Marnie Birkeland

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Marnie is deeply committed to innovating learning environments to help each learner feel success as they grow from who they are to become lifelong learners.  In her downtime, Marnie enjoys singing and playing the guitar, reading, and making memories with her family.
SG

Sarah Gallo

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Sarah is passionate about creating authentic and personalized learning experiences in inclusive classrooms, developing student agency, building resiliency, and improving learning for all students.  In her downtime, Sarah is kept busy having adventures with her three young childr... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Canyon Falls Middle School Goldfinch Pl, Kelowna, BC V1W 4P1

8:30am

Math- Success from the Start
Limited Capacity filling up

Unlike the math instruction many of us recall, a problem solving based inquiry is a synthesis of meaningful problems (drawn from real contexts), teacher-led mini-lessons (based upon the struggles students are encountering), and games and puzzles (to support student curiosity and make connections to real life). This session will highlight several engaging and innovative trends that will change the landscape of teaching and learning in mathematics, while addressing both curricular and core competencies.This model provides students with the necessary skills to read a problem, choose from a variety of appropriate strategies, apply a strategy to solve the problem, and then reflect on the efficiency and accuracy of the strategy to explain the answer. Together, we will change the way our students think, reason and prove in mathematics . More importantly, we will enhance their positive feelings and confidence with mathematics. In this session, teachers will have an opportunity to further their mathematical teaching pedagogy and begin planning for the year ahead in their respective unique teaching environments.

Target Audience: Grades 1-8

Speakers
KJ

Kendra Jacobs

Teacher, SD#23
Kendra has a deep understanding of inclusive math practices and has supported the implementation of such practices in her various roles as a classroom teacher, learning assistance teacher, resource teacher and collaborative learning services teacher. She has completed her Masters... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 137

8:30am

Orton-Gillingham Math Pre/K Training Course
Limited Capacity seats available

This Pre/K OG Academic Math Course will introduce you to a structured, interactive, multisensory approach for teaching math.   It includes an Online Introductory Pre-study course. To register for the pre-study course send your name and email to ogmath@shaw.ca  You will be sent a private link to access the course site.  
You will learn:
  • How we learn Math
  • Why some students have difficulty with Math
  • How OG Academic Math can be successful for children learning math for the first time
 
More information about OG Math can be found at www.mathworkshops.com
 

Speakers
DC

Donna Cole

Senior Instructor, Orton-Gillingham Academic Math
Donna Cole is a certified Orton-Gillingham Language and Math practitioner and senior instructor of the O-G Acadamic Math training course.  She retired to the Okanagan after 27 years with Surrey Schools, her most recent role - supporting students primarily in math, at White Rock Learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 139

8:30am

Block Printing Express
Limited Capacity seats available

This one-day course at the Kelowna Art Gallery will guide the participant through the basics of block printing using single-colour and colour blend printing methods. Participants will also learn about low-cost methods of relief printing using recycled materials, perfect for the classroom. No experience necessary.

There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Gallery's school tour program and upcoming exhibitions for the 2019/2020 school  year. 

The course instructor is local artist Rena Warren, but any questions can be directed to Laura Wyllie, Curator of Learning and Engagement at the Kelowna Art Gallery (laura@kelownaartgallery.com) 

Target Audience: Teachers or Teacher Candidates

Speakers
RW

Rena Warren

Art Instructor, Kelowna Art Gallery
Rena Warren is an Okanagan based artist and award winning art educator. She holds a Visual Arts Degree from Okanagan University College and a Post-Degree in Education from University of Victoria. Rena has over 20 years experience teaching in the private school system, for the Kelowna... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Kelowna Art Gallery 1315 Water Street Kelowna

8:30am

Going Google - Beginner
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Leveraging Google's Suite of Tools for Education to enhance learning. An introduction to Google's tools and how they can be used to support the redesigned curriculum.

Target Audience: Those new to Google

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Blaskovits

Tobias Blaskovits

Teacher, SD#23
Tobias and Graham are both Central Okanagan Public Schools Learning Technology Consultants. They work to support classroom teachers K-12 to co-learn, co-plan, and co-teach powerful learning opportunities for students that leverage technology to enhance the learning when appropria... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 141

8:30am

An expanded Practical Guide Too Developing Mindfulness Practices For The Classroom: Designed for educators who are new to such practice as well as those with experience.
This two-day session is offered by Karma Lama Yeshe, a Western Buddhist monk, based in Chandirgarh, India. (http://buddhismguide.org/books/) 
Lama Yeshe is a qualified and internationally recognized mindfulness master with over 30 years of experience teaching secular approaches to mindfulness in our daily lives and teaching practices. During his 4th visit to Kelowna, Lama Yeshe will offer both new and experienced participating educators opportunities to:  
1) Better understand what mindfulness is…looks-like and feels like… through expanded practical experience. 
 
2) Explore and Learn about and practice of various aspects of Mindfulness: of thoughts, of body, of emotions, of communication. 
3) Support the development of plans for use of various mindfulness practices in classrooms this fall. 
 
The practices learned are intended to help students be more settled in the classroom, open minded, alert and ready to better participate in collaboration with others and learning in general.

Target Audience: All Teachers


Speakers
avatar for Karma Lama Yeshe

Karma Lama Yeshe

Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India.Yeshe took ordination vows from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherabling Monastery, Northern India and has studied with H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama, H.H... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - Wednesday August 28, 2019 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building E. Room E 213 1000 K.L.O. Road; Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; V1Y 4X8

8:30am

Grade 3 Math: Rethinking and Beyond
Limited Capacity seats available

As the math lead teacher for grade 3 at my school, my colleagues and I have developed a Mathematics' program based on the new curriculum that incorporates: problem-solving, math apps, First Peoples perspectives, Mindset Math from Jo Boaler and lots of hands on activities plus assessment for learning strategies.
During our time together  we will share our best practices and best resources so we can collaboratively develop an engaging, effective grade 3 math program.
We will create a Google Drive folder plus a binder (optional) of math topics, lessons, activities and resources. For those working with Freshgrade, I can share how I use an online portfolio as a tool for assessment and growth.

Day 1: Overview of Grade 3 Math Program
What are effective Mathematics teaching practices?
Gr. 3 Math Curriculum - what to teach and when
Learning targets and formative assessment
Incorporating First Peoples' perspective into your Math program
How do we use a student portfolio to demonstrate growth in Math?
Setting up a team drive on Google
Day 2: Student Engagement 
Jo Boaler and Mindset Math
Productive struggle
3 Act Math tasks (problem-solving)
Choice in Math - Daily 3/ centres
Time to collaborate and develop your math program
Day 3 Resources
Mental Math
Math manipulatives and Math apps
Attendee chosen topics
Time to collaborate and develop your math program
Target Audience: Grade 3 Teachers

Speakers
avatar for Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Teacher, SD#23
I have worked in the school district since 2000 as both a primary and intermediate teacher. Currently, I am teaching grade 3 at Mar Jok Elementary where I have lead several math workshops focused on new and best practices in Mathematics. In 2018, I completed a Mathematics K - 12 Post-Grad... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - Thursday August 29, 2019 2:00pm
Mar Jok Elementary School

8:30am

Indigenous Woodcarving
Limited Capacity filling up

In this workshop you will learn about the Northwest Coast carving using traditional materials such as cedar, birch and alder. Workshop participants learn to work with the wood grain, use a variety of carving knives, and learn about traditional artistic symbols, figures, and legends while creating a hands-on project. My aim is to immerse people in the experience of carving as our Indigenous ancestors once did. As participants explore the complexities of creating something as simple as a kitchen tool, they may use their imagination to understand what it might have been like to be an Indigenous person thousands of years ago. Historical view of our ancestral beginnings and appreciation for contributions of Indigenous peoples.

Target Audience: Everyone

Speakers
avatar for Darren McKenzie

Darren McKenzie

Master Carver
An Indigenous artist with knowledge of advanced design, ceremonial rituals, ethnology, and master technical applications, Darren was instilled with the value of passing on this knowledge to succeeding generations.  In addition, he seeks opportunities to use art as a bridge to connect... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 8:30am - Thursday August 29, 2019 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 179

9:00am

Farm Tour & Breakfast
Limited Capacity filling up

This tour package is perfect for the early riser, start off with a delicious, made to order vegan breakfast at our onsite cafe. Following breakfast is an interactive, guided tour of the farm, where you get to interact with our farm sanctuary residents.
Vegan breakfast will consist of:
French toast
Pancakes
Sausages
Fried bananas

Target Audience: Everyone

Tuesday August 27, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Arion Therapeutic Farm 2457 Saucier Road, Kelowna, BC

10:45am

11:45am

Assessing computational thinking through cross-curricular activities
Limited Capacity filling up

The ADST curriculum from K to 9 is built on the model of integrating the applied design process into other subject areas. This workshop will allow teachers to explore cross-curricular lessons involving coding and computational thinking. Discussions and hands-on activities will allow participants to leave this session with a better understanding of creating meaningful interdisciplinary lessons, of assessment of curriculum and self-assessment of core competencies that can support both paper and digital reporting and portfolios.

Target Audience: Teachers of K-9

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Antoniazzi

Carrie Antoniazzi

Tech Up Learning Specialist, Science World
Carrie is a grade 4 /5 teacher from le Conseil Scolaire Francophone (SD 93) and is currently on a 2-year sabbatical supporting Science World with their Tech-Up project. She designs and delivers professional development workshops, school workshops and supports teachers around the province... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 225

11:45am

Developing STEM Pathways
Limited Capacity seats available

What do we need to do to make STEM studies more accessible and inclusive (e.g., increase the number of female students in Engineering)? This workshop will help map STEM pathways through the various stages and institutions of the local learning community. The goals are to clarify what is already being done and to come up with next steps to make STEM studies more accessible, equitable, and inclusive. Areas of focus will include in-class curriculum, extra-curricular clubs, awareness-raising initiatives, and more.
This workshop is repeated in the afternoon.

Target Audience: STEM Teachers (grades 4-12), Librarians, Administrators

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jannik Eikenaar

Instructor, UBC School of Engineering
Dr. Jannik Eikenaar is an Instructor and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisor in UBC's School of Engineering.
DS

Dr. Sabine Weyand

Instructor, UBC School of Engineering
Dr. Sabine Weyand is an Instructor and an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisor in UBC's School of Engineering.


Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 143

11:45am

Our Relationship With Water - Okanagan Indigenous and Outdoor Education Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is intended to assist local teachers, of all grade levels, in learning respectful ways to incorporate Okanagan Indigenous knowledge and perspectives and the importance of water conservation into their classroom activities. Teachers will learn how to utilize outdoor education activities to achieve these goals.  It is recommended that participants where clothing and shoes they are comfortable going outdoors in.

Target Audience: All Teachers


Speakers
PB

Pamela Barnes

Wildrose Traditions
Pamela is an Okanagan Indigenous Educator at Wildrose Native Traditions.Pamela Barnes of Wildrose Traditionals, the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, and Okanagan WaterWise are working together to support local teachers in meeting the curriculum requirements and engaging... Read More →
SM

Shayne Meechan

Communication Coordinator, Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program


Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 133

11:45am

Self-Care for Success ~ Success in any area of life starts with one small action repeated daily.
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you ever wanted to improve an area of your health and well-being or that of your students but didn’t know where to start? In this interactive talk, you will start off doing an assessment to help put your level of self-care into perspective. You will also learn my simple and practical, 5 Pillars to Self-Care for Success that I encourage you to implement in life and your classroom. This stuff is not just for the adults! The primary goal of this workshop is that everyone walks away with tangible, realistic and easily implementable tools that will positively impact your life, and that of the students you teach. I will show you 30 ways you can keep kids moving and engaged that will help support their success. I will touch on each of the following five areas of health as they relate to self-care that will inspire you to take action, today. Come ready to move your body, use your mind and nurture your soul! 5 Pillars of Self-Care for Success: *Sleep, Rest & Recovery *Exercise & Movement *Nourishing Your Whole Body *Mental Well-Being & Self-Awareness *Connection & Disconnection

Target Audience: Elementary & High School Educators




Speakers
avatar for Kristy Ware

Kristy Ware

Kristy Ware is a speaker, author, facilitator and health & wellness coach. She motivates and inspires educators and businesses with personal growth and development. She believes that we must be the change we wish to see in the world, and in order to best support future generations... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 227

11:45am

What Minimalism Can Do For You
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Minimalism is clearing out what you don’t need so you can prioritize what matters most. The philosophy “it’s better to want less than to have more” can radically change your life. As a culture, we are overloaded with excess information, activities and possessions. Come learn ways to simplify your classroom environment to improve student concentration and focus. You’ll be amazed by the practical benefits of minimalism and inspired to make small but significant changes to offer you and your students a calmer, quieter, more peaceful workspace.

Target Audience: All Grade Levels




Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author. Speaker. Nurturer.
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and is at work on her first YA novel. Julianne holds a certificate in Counselling Skills and is an award-winning student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, pursuing her BA... Read More →


Tuesday August 27, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 145
 
Wednesday, August 28
 

8:30am

Facilitating success for ELL learners in the regular classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Strategies, techniques, and practices for classroom teachers to provide opportunities for English Learner success and to promote collaborative planning and practice with partner professionals. This workshop will provide easy to implement starting points, guidelines for developing effective co-planning, co-teaching, or co-assessing professional partnerships to support ELLs. Additionally, program suggestions, activities, and materials to enhance ELL language acquisition will be discussed, demonstrated, and discussed.

Target Audience: Intermediate, Middle, and High school grade teachers, ELL teachers






Speakers
avatar for Michelle Redman

Michelle Redman

Teacher, SD#23
I have been teaching for over 20 years in K to 12 settings. Having taught from Kindergarten music to Economics 12, my experience is diverse. I am an ELL teacher and a Learning Assistance teacher. I have been providing professional development over the last 15 years to both intimate... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 139

8:30am

Boosting creativity, cognitive function and sporting attainment using current psychological research, Including the use of music.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This will be a funny, engaging, highly memorable and actionable session that will give teachers and policymakers some real world tools to use  to improve engagement, motivation and attainment in their pupils.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Whealy

Philip Whealy

CEO, http://philipwhealy.com/
  I am a change-maker, an experienced, skilled, funny and powerful public speaker, trainer and musician and a fully accredited coach with IAPCM (the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring), and an accredited Master Coach with Master Coach Ltd.I have over 20... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 147

8:30am

Crafting Safe Spaces for Authentic Connection
Limited Capacity filling up

We all long for true connection with other people, but emotional vulnerability requires safety. How do teachers create and maintain spaces for students to converse respectfully and authentically? This session is about group dynamics in a shifting cultural landscape. We’ll cover setting expectations for group safety, why we need to be intentional about our emotional connections and what to do when a student behaves in a way that feels unsafe for others. Prepare to share stories, brainstorm ideas, and practice vulnerability in a safe space so you can craft new levels of empathy in your life and your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author. Speaker. Nurturer.
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and is at work on her first YA novel. Julianne holds a certificate in Counselling Skills and is an award-winning student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, pursuing her BA... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 145

8:30am

Letters and Sounds - Establishing the Foundation For Reading
Limited Capacity filling up

This session presents best practice strategies for introducing letters and sounds  so even our at-risk students internalize these foundation skills.  Areas covered include picture mnemonics, emphasizing sounds and lower case letters, order of presentation, phonological awareness and printing skills.  Teachers will have strategies they can implement immediately.  

Target Audience:  K, Grade 1, Learning Assistance




Speakers
avatar for Brenda Larson

Brenda Larson

President, ABB Creations Ltd
Brenda Larson was a Learning Assistance Teacher in BC for 34 years. In that role, she worked with many students who struggled to learn letters and sounds and developed proven strategies to support young learners.  She is the developer of  the Itchy's Alphabet program


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 143

8:30am

Why We Tell Stories - Elementary/Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

Contemporary storytelling delivered through TED Talk style lecture interspersed with spoken word performance. These are stories about love and being connected to the world while celebrating uniqueness. This show is accessible to various learning styles by incorporating multiple mediums, languages, and senses by integrating aspects of comedy, film, captions, dance, music, and more. You will leave feeling engaged and inspired, uplifted and challenged.

Target Audience:  Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in over a dozen cities around the province... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
KSS Rm. 227

8:30am

Intro to FreshGrade Next Gen
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you completely new to FreshGrade? If so, this session is for you. We'll look at FreshGrade's brand new 'Next Gen' release which boosts a number of features that make communicating student learning easier and more effective. The first part of the day will be spent calibrating around our 'why' and we'll make explicit links to our district's criteria for communicating student learning. Next we'll dive into the tool and explore so you are feeling confident and ready for the coming school year.

Target Audience: K-6

Speakers
avatar for Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Teacher, SD#23
Tobias and Graham are both Central Okanagan Public Schools Learning Technology Consultants. They work to support classroom teachers K-12 to co-learn, co-plan, and co-teach powerful learning opportunities for students that leverage technology to enhance the learning when appropriate... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 127

8:30am

Blended Learning Program - Program Overview & Evolution
This is a great one day session for both those who have previously taught in the Blended Learning program as well as those new to the program. The program is evolving to consider the new Career Curriculum and how we deliver it. The morning will be structured with the group and the afternoon will be time for you to work with your team-teacher. Please bring your laptop to McWilliams (580 Doyle Ave).

Target Audience: Digital Communications 11 and Careers 11/12 Teachers

Speakers
RY

Rochelle Youngberg

Teacher, SD#23
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Margo McGarvey

Teacher, SD#23


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
McWilliams Center 580 Doyle Ave. Kelowna

8:30am

Exploring Place-Based Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will help teachers deepen their understanding of place-based education (PBE), explore the connections between PBE and student inquiry, and develop their confidence and efficacy in using PBE with their students. In the day-long version of this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to work on a plan for implementing PBE into their own practice.

Speakers
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Pauline Veto

Facilitator, BCTF


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 135

8:30am

Learning Partnerships Network Day: Group 1
These sessions are designed to continue and amplify learning that will continue all year with the Learning Partnerships Network, as outlined in the June 2019 session. The focus of these sessions will be on innovating teaching and learning through shifting the four elements of the pedagogical core with the 7 OECD Principles of Learning. Group focus areas will be determined based on input from the participants, and may include topics: inquiry-based learning, pedagogical documentation, assessment, numeracy, building community, empathy, and student agency. These sessions will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group.
Choose either group 1, 2 or 3 with your teaching partner(s) if you have one. The groups will be flexible and may mix throughout the day.

Target Audience: All Teachers

Speakers
KL

Kristi Langlois

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Rutland Senior Secondary School

8:30am

Learning Partnerships Network Day: Group 2
These sessions are designed to continue and amplify learning that will continue all year with the Learning Partnerships Network, as outlined in the June 2019 session. The focus of these sessions will be on innovating teaching and learning through shifting the four elements of the pedagogical core with the 7 OECD Principles of Learning. Group focus areas will be determined based on input from the participants, and may include topics: inquiry-based learning, pedagogical documentation, assessment, numeracy, building community, empathy, and student agency. These sessions will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group.
Choose either group 1, 2 or 3 with your teaching partner(s) if you have one. The groups will be flexible and may mix throughout the day.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →
KH

Kelly Hanson

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
SG

Sarah Gallo

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Sarah is passionate about creating authentic and personalized learning experiences in inclusive classrooms, developing student agency, building resiliency, and improving learning for all students.  In her downtime, Sarah is kept busy having adventures with her three young childr... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Rutland Senior Secondary School

8:30am

Learning Partnerships Network Day: Group 3
These sessions are designed to continue and amplify learning that will continue all year with the Learning Partnerships Network, as outlined in the June 2019 session. The focus of these sessions will be on innovating teaching and learning through shifting the four elements of the pedagogical core with the 7 OECD Principles of Learning. Group focus areas will be determined based on input from the participants, and may include topics: inquiry-based learning, pedagogical documentation, assessment, numeracy, building community, empathy, and student agency. These sessions will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group.
Choose either group 1, 2 or 3 with your teaching partner(s) if you have one. The groups will be flexible and may mix throughout the day.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →
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Keely Flannigan

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23,
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Marnie Birkeland

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Marnie is deeply committed to innovating learning environments to help each learner feel success as they grow from who they are to become lifelong learners.  In her downtime, Marnie enjoys singing and playing the guitar, reading, and making memories with her family.


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Rutland Senior Secondary School

8:30am

Nature-Based Learning @Clubhouse Farm
Limited Capacity filling up

Come experience this unique learning space outdoors. Play and explore in nature, as our children would, through a variety of invitations designed to connect with place and one another. We will explore many of its outdoor classrooms including the forest, creek, earth works, and loose parts. Connections to Competencies, First Peoples' Principles, and 7 OECD Principles will be highlighted. Audrey Hystad will be there to facilitate as well (the farm's lead farmer and outdoor enthusiast!).  An August harvest lunch is included. This potential fieldtrip opportunity is one that you won't want your students to miss! 

https://www.clubhousechildcare.com/clubhousefarm/
4490 Anderson Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7V7

Kim Ito's "outdoor math" presentation on Thursday, August 29th is a perfect extension of this workshop.

Target Audience: K-2

Speakers
avatar for Robbi Martens

Robbi Martens

Kindergarten Teacher, SD#23
Robbi is a passionate early childhood educator who is zooming in on how emotions are integral to learning. This intention has her exploring best practices around building community, learning outdoors, and nurturing inquiry, where her students' social-emotional well-being is at the... Read More →
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Kim Reynaud

Teacher, SD#23
Kim Reynaud and Robbi Marterns We are two Kindergarten teachers who are exploring teaching and learning outdoors more and more! We have each been to the farm with our K classes and cohorts. Kim teaches at RVE and Robbi teaches at MJE. Not only do we share a lot of the same beliefs... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Club House Farm 4490 Anderson Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7V7

8:30am

Story Grammar Marker and Narrative Text
Limited Capacity seats available

This highly interactive workshop will focus on narrative development using the research based methodology and tool, Story Grammar Marker which has been used in classrooms for 20 years to help children think, communicate and learn. The Story Grammar Marker program includes tactile, kinesthetic tools and methodology that complement existing classroom programs to teach children to tell personal narratives, retell stories, write stories, comprehend oral language, think critically and develop social emotional competence. This approach is appropriate for all children in general education, as well as those with language learning difficulties and social communication challenges.
It is highly recommended that participants purchase materials through  www.mindwingconcepts.com and bring them to the workshop. Please e-mail  Miranda at  Miranda.odonnell@sd23.bc.ca prior to purchase for more information regarding what to order and to receive the 30% purchase discount.

Target Audience: k to 6



Speakers
avatar for Miranda O’Donnell

Miranda O’Donnell

Speech-Language Pathologist, Central Okanagan School District #23
Miranda is a Speech-Language Pathologist for School District #23. She is passionate about using the Story Grammar Marker methodology as it is makes language more visible and explicit for all students; as well it provides necessary scaffolding for individuals with language learning... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 137

8:30am

Challenging Behaviour: Dealing with At-risk and Targeted Students
Limited Capacity filling up

What works best for managing difficult student behaviour? This is a question often asked by teachers who, despite establishing a positive classroom environment and clear behavioural expectations, learn about social-emotional learning and its connection to social responsibility. Sharing of information about self-regulation and self-monitoring. This workshop reviews theory, assessment tools, teacher self-reflection, resources, and a variety of strategies for responding to targeted and intensive behavioural needs. Facilitators are behaviour resource teachers, counselors, and teachers with expertise and experience in this field.

Target Audience: All Teachers

Speakers
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Doug Kearney

Facilitator, BCTF


8:30am

Going Google - Advanced
Limited Capacity filling up

Leaveraging Google's Suite of Tools for Education to enhance learning. A deeper dive into Google's tools and how they can be used to support the redesigned curriculum and to communicate student learning.

Target Audience: Those already familiar with Google

Speakers
avatar for Tobias Blaskovits

Tobias Blaskovits

Teacher, SD#23
Tobias and Graham are both Central Okanagan Public Schools Learning Technology Consultants. They work to support classroom teachers K-12 to co-learn, co-plan, and co-teach powerful learning opportunities for students that leverage technology to enhance the learning when appropria... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 141

8:30am

Positive Classroom Management
Limited Capacity seats available

*Group discussion we will consider the questions, 'What are challenging behaviours?' , 'How can they be prevented?' &'What is discipline?' *Focus on techniques that promote and maintain integrity and dignity for children and educators alike. *Explore key aspects of ECE settings that engage in positive classroom management and develop a tool kit that will support PCM. *Explore the difference between 'Won't and Can't' and develop understanding for adjusting our expectations to better meet the developmental readiness of individual children.

Target Audience: K to 3 Teachers




Speakers
avatar for Shannon Marsh

Shannon Marsh

Founder, Creative Connections
Shannon has over 40 years experience teaching children of all ages both in and out of classrooms. She is passionate about fostering holistic learning environments that stimulate and create deep roots for life long learning. Shannon has a background in Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 133

9:00am

Farm Tour & Breakfast
Limited Capacity filling up

This tour package is perfect for the early riser, start off with a delicious, made to order vegan breakfast at our onsite cafe. Following breakfast is an interactive, guided tour of the farm, where you get to interact with our farm sanctuary residents.
Vegan breakfast will consist of:
French toast
Pancakes
Sausages
Fried bananas

Target Audience: Everyone

Wednesday August 28, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Arion Therapeutic Farm 2457 Saucier Road, Kelowna, BC

10:45am

11:45am

Applying the Engineering Design Cycle - Mars Lander Design Challenge
Limited Capacity filling up

Engineering is a broad field that presents many opportunities for creative problem solving and hands-on learning. The engineering design cycle is a framework for thinking that can be broadly applied across all subjects and connects well to the new Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum. In this workshop, you’ll act as engineers and participate in a hands-on STEM lesson related to space science, while utilizing the engineering design cycle. You will build a “Mars Lander” and walk away with a ready-to-go activity to run in your classrooms. You will also be given a kit of materials to run the activity with your class!

Target Audience: Grades 2 - 9

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Hutchen

Jenna Hutchen

Geering Up Kelowna Coordinator, Geering Up
Talk to me about:- Girls programming- Cross curricular programs- Building relationships at your home university
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UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach

School Programs Coordinator, UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach
UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach is a non-profit organization with the mandate of promoting science, engineering and technology to youth across British Columbia. Affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Geering Up endeavours to show program participants how fun, exciting... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 143

11:45am

Creative Practices to Sustain the Soul
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Do you feel worn out and emotionally spent? Is your life on fast-forward and you long to slow down and enjoy more experiences that feed your soul? In this session, we’ll focus on practical strategies for creative practices that will help you and your students intentionally connect with your humanity. With so much of our time spent online, we require a renewed awareness about our inner lives by making space for our emotions. We’ll cover journaling, meditation, nature, minimalism, juggling, art, exercise, Netflix and more (while practicing a few of these). Come prioritize your soul so you can model this calm to your students.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Harvey

Julianne Harvey

Author. Speaker. Nurturer.
Julianne Harvey is an author, speaker and nurturer from South Surrey, BC. She has four self-published books and is at work on her first YA novel. Julianne holds a certificate in Counselling Skills and is an award-winning student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, pursuing her BA... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 145

11:45am

Storytelling in Science
Limited Capacity filling up

This Storytelling in Science workshop fuses the poetic elements of storytelling with the hard facts of science, encouraging students to connect with scientific concepts in a personally meaningful way. During the workshop, students use their natural curiosity and personal experience to connect themselves to the theories they are learning about. Empowering students to go beyond simply stating the facts, they will learn to describe the story in a compelling way that uses scientific theory as the narrative. Krogstad breaks down the recipe for making science poetic and how to write a captivating story. Because science doesn’t have a voice, but you do.

Target Audience: Grades 7 - 12

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in over a dozen cities around the province... Read More →


Wednesday August 28, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 227
 
Thursday, August 29
 

8:30am

How can we spark inquiry using essential questions?
Limited Capacity filling up

The focus of this workshop is to determine if you want to do a guided inquiry project with your students; how to organize one, and what it might look like using science as an example.

Target Audience: K to 12 Teachers

Speakers
PB

Phil Bakker

Teacher, SD#23
Walter Frank was a math/economics teacher with SD23 until he left teaching to become a full-time orchardist, operating a very successful orchard in the Lake Country area for over 30 years.  He never forgot his teaching roots, and did workshops for UBC-O masters programs in the areas... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
Okanagan College Building B. Rm. B. 213

8:30am

Story of Our Ways
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will look at the resource "Stories of Our sqilx Ways" . It is about our local Okanagan - Syilx language, knowledge and ways. It is about a collection of stories from Elders who posses the knowledge of traditional practices and culture.  It is about the Syilx people, their ways, their world view and who they are.

Target Audience: Everyone

Speakers
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Dr. Bill Cohen

Okanagan Artist, Educator and Indigenizor, Okanagan College
Dr. Bill Cohen is from the Okanagan Nation. He specializes in the areas of Indigenous knowledge, research, education, and radical, transforming pedagogy. Throughout his twenty-five year educational career, he has engaged in community driven, transforming projects, as volunteer, advisor... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
Okanagan College Building E. Rm. E. 202

8:30am

Taking your Math Class Outdoors
Limited Capacity filling up

Add a new dimension to your math class. Learn some strategies and tips to help your students to communicate their mathematical thinking and knowledge in concrete, pictorial and symbolic ways in the great outdoors. We will look at ways we can use our surroundings to incorporate math learning and thinking, to make connections to real-world math and to incorporate First Peoples’ perspectives. We will also examine ways to build upon student work using inquiry, assess student work and how to incorporate student self-assessment. Come prepared to be outdoors, rain or shine. The workshop is suitable for K-3, but strategies can be used in higher grades as well.

All resources and powerpoint can be found here:  

http://bit.ly/MathOutdoors2019


Target Audience: K-3

Speakers
avatar for Kim Ito

Kim Ito

Teacher, SD#23
Kim is a teacher at Ellison Elementary. Her passion is teaching math conceptually and helping teachers build an understanding of math concepts and showing the relevance to real life mathematics. She has presented within the district and provincially, as well as taught math education... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
Okanagan College Building E. E 105

8:30am

From Keats to Beats
Poetry can be a tough sell to students who would rather be on Instagram or listening to the top 40. But what if they didn’t have to choose between the two? What if instagram poets and chart-topping hits were studied alongside sonnets and haikus? What if it were less about teaching kids how to write poetry and more about learning the limitless styles there are to choose from? Whatever the style or personality of the student, this workshop explores how to create a versatile and open-ended poetry unit that allows these young poets to find their voice.

Target Audience: Grades 7 - 12

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in over a dozen cities around the province... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
Okanagan College Building E. Rm. E 403

8:30am

Re-thinking mental health in the classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Student mental health is an issue that teachers are increasingly being asked to address, and often feel under-resourced and under-prepared to manage. Current research also shows that many teachers face burnout and feel overwhelmed in their job.

This workshop provides specific strategies for teachers to re-examine their approach to self-care in order to prevent burnout and encourage mental wellness and career longevity.

Teachers will also be provided with evidence-based practical skills and tools for relating to issues that arise in their students in a new and unique way, based on an understanding of how they are derived from underlying mental health concerns. These are issues such as resistance to learning, avoidance of assignments/tests, and unkind behaviour towards teachers and other students.

When teachers can re-think the way they see their own wellness and the behaviour of their students, they will feel more confident in their ability to manage mental health issues in their classroom, and will find more fulfillment in their job.

Target Audience: Teachers

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Hayley Watson

Dr. Hayley Watson

Founder, Open Parachute
Dr Hayley Watson is a clinical psychologist, program developer, researcher, and lecturer. She has developed programs for youth and practitioners for the past 15 years in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. She delivers teacher training all over the world, and is the founder of... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 10:45am
Okanagan College Building E. Rm E207

8:30am

FreshGrade Next Gen (existing FreshGrade users)
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you an existing FreshGrade user who has been waiting for some serious updates? Well the wait is over, FreshGrade Next Gen is here! In this session we'll look at FreshGrade's newest additions and examine how features like their revamped labels, standards-based gradebook, custom views can help educators and students communicate learning in more effective and efficient ways.

Target Audience: K-6 (existing FreshGrade users)

Speakers
avatar for Graham Johnson

Graham Johnson

Teacher, SD#23
Tobias and Graham are both Central Okanagan Public Schools Learning Technology Consultants. They work to support classroom teachers K-12 to co-learn, co-plan, and co-teach powerful learning opportunities for students that leverage technology to enhance the learning when appropriate... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building E. Rm E402

8:30am

Blended Learning Program - Capstone & The Blended Learning Program
This is a great one day session for both those who have previously taught in the Blended Learning program as well as those new to the program. The Capstone is being introduced this year and we will look at how we can support learners in this process in the Blended Learning Program. We will review the Career Passport and how we can support students as they explore career opportunities and possibilities. The morning will be structured with the group and the afternoon will be time for you to work with your team-teacher. Please bring your laptop to McWilliams (580 Doyle Ave).

Target Audience: Digital Communications 11 and Careers 11/12 Teachers

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Wood

Sarah Wood

Teacher, SD#23
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Rochelle Youngberg

Teacher, SD#23
MM

Margo McGarvey

Teacher, SD#23


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
McWilliams Center 580 Doyle Ave. Kelowna

8:30am

Learning Partnerships Network Day: Group 4
These sessions are designed to continue and amplify learning that will continue all year with the Learning Partnerships Network, as outlined in the June 2019 session. The focus of these sessions will be on innovating teaching and learning through shifting the four elements of the pedagogical core with the 7 OECD Principles of Learning. Group focus areas will be determined based on input from the participants, and may include topics: inquiry-based learning, pedagogical documentation, assessment, numeracy, building community, empathy, and student agency. These sessions will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group.
Choose either group 4, 5 or 6 with your teaching partner(s) if you have one. The groups will be flexible and may mix throughout the day.
This is a repeat session from Wednesday.

Target Audience: All Teachers

Speakers
KF

Keely Flannigan

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23,
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Rutland Senior Secondary School

8:30am

Learning Partnerships Network Day: Group 5
These sessions are designed to continue and amplify learning that will continue all year with the Learning Partnerships Network, as outlined in the June 2019 session. The focus of these sessions will be on innovating teaching and learning through shifting the four elements of the pedagogical core with the 7 OECD Principles of Learning. Group focus areas will be determined based on input from the participants, and may include topics: inquiry-based learning, pedagogical documentation, assessment, numeracy, building community, empathy, and student agency. These sessions will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group.
Choose either group 4, 5 or 6 with your teaching partner(s) if you have one. The groups will be flexible and may mix throughout the day.
This is a repeat session from Wednesday. 

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →
KH

Kelly Hanson

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
SG

Sarah Gallo

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Sarah is passionate about creating authentic and personalized learning experiences in inclusive classrooms, developing student agency, building resiliency, and improving learning for all students.  In her downtime, Sarah is kept busy having adventures with her three young childr... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Rutland Senior Secondary School

8:30am

Learning Partnerships Network Day: Group 6
These sessions are designed to continue and amplify learning that will continue all year with the Learning Partnerships Network, as outlined in the June 2019 session. The focus of these sessions will be on innovating teaching and learning through shifting the four elements of the pedagogical core with the 7 OECD Principles of Learning. Group focus areas will be determined based on input from the participants, and may include topics: inquiry-based learning, pedagogical documentation, assessment, numeracy, building community, empathy, and student agency. These sessions will be interactive and experiential and will build on the collective knowledge of the group.
Choose either group 4, 5 or 6 with your teaching partner(s) if you have one. The groups will be flexible and may mix throughout the day.
This is a repeat session from Wednesday. 

Speakers
avatar for Lindsey Schroeder

Lindsey Schroeder

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Lindsey has a background in math and science and is passionate about exploring ways to improve learning for all students. She believes in fostering cultures where students are empowered to have agency over their learning and develop the competencies they will need to become successful... Read More →
KL

Kristi Langlois

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
MB

Marnie Birkeland

Instructional Leadership Team Member, SD#23
Marnie is deeply committed to innovating learning environments to help each learner feel success as they grow from who they are to become lifelong learners.  In her downtime, Marnie enjoys singing and playing the guitar, reading, and making memories with her family.


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Rutland Senior Secondary School

8:30am

Story Grammar Marker and Expository Text
Limited Capacity filling up

This is a continuation of the workshop: 'Story Grammar Marker-Narrative Text'. It is recommended that attendees have had past training in SGM-narrative text. Expository Text is text that contains description, compare and contrast, lists, sequence, cause and effect, problem/solution, and arguments/opinion/persuasion. This workshop will provide opportunity to learn about these different types of expository texts by identifying them and then exploring ways to help students organize, comprehend and write  non-fiction/informational material using the Story Grammar Marker methodology.

Target Audience: k to 6
 It is highly recommended that participants purchase materials through  www.mindwingconcepts.com and bring them to the workshop. Please e-mail  Miranda at Miranda.odonnell@sd23.bc.ca prior to purchase for more information regarding what to order and to receive the 30% purchase discount.


Speakers
avatar for Miranda O’Donnell

Miranda O’Donnell

Speech-Language Pathologist, Central Okanagan School District #23
Miranda is a Speech-Language Pathologist for School District #23. She is passionate about using the Story Grammar Marker methodology as it is makes language more visible and explicit for all students; as well it provides necessary scaffolding for individuals with language learning... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building E. Room E 102

8:30am

Classroom Management
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop provides a framework for creating a classroom management plan that includes preventing problems, taking action when problems arise and intervening with individual students. This framework allows teachers to create a management plan that is based on positive behaviour support but is flexible to accommodate many strategies and teaching styles. Included is the opportunity to re-examine personal practice and beliefs, explore respectful discipline approaches and expand classroom management strategies.
Target Audience: All Teachers


Speakers

Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building E. Rm. E 208

8:30am

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE)
EASE is a collection of evidence-informed anxiety prevention and resilience-building resources for use with students in grades K-7. These stand-alone resources align with B.C. curriculum and are designed to benefit all children by fitting into existing classroom routines and practices.
Educator Workshops & Resources
The workshop and resources are available for K-5 Teachers and Support Staff.
· Discover ways to integrate anxiety prevention tools into regular classroom routines
· Get hands-on strategies to help students:
o Recognize helpful and unhelpful thinking
o Take brave steps to face a challenge
o Use relaxation skills to dial down strong emotions and build resilience

EASE’s evidence-informed classroom activities have been selected for their effectiveness as universal anxiety prevention and management techniques. They are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers, but can be adapted for use by school counsellors, administrators and support staff.

Participants are asked to dress in comfortable clothes and footwear as we will be playing and moving throughout the workshop. Please also bring your laptop. 

Target Audience: K to grade 5 and support staff



Speakers
JZ

Janelle Zebedee

Teacher, SD#23
TP

Tricia Penny

Teacher, SD#23


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Raymer Elementary Gym 657 Raymer Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4Z6

8:30am

Exploring the Connections between Classroom Practice and Self-regulation
Limited Capacity filling up

Self-regulation has been described as the IQ of 21st Century. This five-hour workshop explores the concept of self-regulation—what it is and what it isn’t. 
The workshop approaches self-regulation from both the teacher’s perspective and the student’s perspective. The connections between classroom practices and self-regulation are explored.

Target Audience: All Teachers

Speakers
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GINA CASELLA

Facilitator, BCTF
Born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, I later graduated with an Honours Degree in English Literature, which led me on an unforgettable adventure teaching internationally in South Korea. Taking a strong interest in leadership and union activism, career highlights include: serving as... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building B. Rm. B 221

8:30am

Hands-on Learning with Lego Robotics
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how Lego Robotics (NXT and EV3) can provide opportunities for learners to develop skills in design, coding, problem solving, as well as ceative and critical thinking. This session is hands on and will have teachers experiencing the same type of powerful, relevant, authentic learning that we envision for all students.

Target Audience: Teachers K-12

Speakers
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August Beetlestone

Teacher, SD#23
August Beetlestone is a teacher at eSchoolBC. He is passionate about hands-on learning and continues to support district students and teachers in exploring learning around coding and robotics.
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Tobias Blaskovits

Teacher, SD#23
Tobias and Graham are both Central Okanagan Public Schools Learning Technology Consultants. They work to support classroom teachers K-12 to co-learn, co-plan, and co-teach powerful learning opportunities for students that leverage technology to enhance the learning when appropria... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Oknagan College Building B. Rm. B. 215

8:30am

Wet Felting- Math, Science and Language Tools
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Participants will learn the basic techniques of wet felting and will create a one-dimensional piece that can be used in their classrooms.
Please bring your own boot/shoe tray as well as one sushi roller. Boot/shoe trays can be purchased most anywhere, hardware stores, Canadian Tire, etc.

Target Audience: K to 3




Speakers
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Shannon Marsh

Founder, Creative Connections
Shannon has over 40 years experience teaching children of all ages both in and out of classrooms. She is passionate about fostering holistic learning environments that stimulate and create deep roots for life long learning. Shannon has a background in Early Childhood Education, Aboriginal... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
KSS Rm. 183

8:30am

“Looking After Your Emotional Wellbeing” Designed for those with and without Mindfulness Practice experience.
During this one-day session, Karma Lama Yeshe will focus on Mindfulness practices for those wishing to improve their own physical and psychological well-being. This is Lama Yeshe’s fourth visit to Kelowna where he will be  helping  educators build on and expand previous sessions addressing the growing problem of burn-out.  

Target Audience: All Teachers



Speakers
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Karma Lama Yeshe

Karma Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Monk in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India.Yeshe took ordination vows from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherabling Monastery, Northern India and has studied with H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama, H.H... Read More →


9:00am

Farm Tour & Breakfast
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This tour package is perfect for the early riser, start off with a delicious, made to order vegan breakfast at our onsite cafe. Following breakfast is an interactive, guided tour of the farm, where you get to interact with our farm sanctuary residents.
Vegan breakfast will consist of:
French toast
Pancakes
Sausages
Fried bananas

Target Audience: Everyone

Thursday August 29, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Arion Therapeutic Farm 2457 Saucier Road, Kelowna, BC

10:45am

11:45am

Taking your Math Class Outdoors
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Add a new dimension to your math class. Learn some strategies and tips to help your students to communicate their mathematical thinking and knowledge in concrete, pictorial and symbolic ways in the great outdoors. We will look at ways we can use our surroundings to incorporate math learning and thinking, to make connections to real-world math and to incorporate First Peoples’ perspectives. We will also examine ways to build upon student work using inquiry, assess student work and how to incorporate student self-assessment. Come prepared to be outdoors, rain or shine. The workshop is suitable for K-3, but strategies can be used in higher grades as well.

Robbi Martens and Kim Reynaud's session, Nature Based Learning @Clubhouse Farm would complement this session.

Target Audience: K-3

Speakers
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Kim Ito

Teacher, SD#23
Kim is a teacher at Ellison Elementary. Her passion is teaching math conceptually and helping teachers build an understanding of math concepts and showing the relevance to real life mathematics. She has presented within the district and provincially, as well as taught math education... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building E. E 105

11:45am

Why We Tell Stories
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Contemporary storytelling delivered through TED Talk style lecture interspersed with spoken word performance. These are stories about love and being connected to the world while celebrating uniqueness. This show is accessible to various learning styles by incorporating multiple mediums, languages, and senses by integrating aspects of comedy, film, captions, dance, music, and more. You will leave feeling engaged and inspired, uplifted and challenged.

Target Audience: Grades 7 - 12

Speakers
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Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in over a dozen cities around the province... Read More →


Thursday August 29, 2019 11:45am - 2:00pm
Okanagan College Building E. Rm. E 403