FEBRUARY 12, 2021
8:20 - 9:30
Session #1 Keynote: Empowering Educators with Practical Wellbeing Tools with Dr. Hayley Watson
9:45 - 10:45
Session #2 Mini Keynote Speakers
11:00 - 12:00
Session #3 Subject and Roundtable Break-out Sessions
FEATURED EDUCATIONAL EXPERTS
Session #1 - Keynote Speaker with Hayley Watson
Topic: Educators' Well-being
Title: Empowering Educators with Practical Wellbeing Tools
8:20am - 9:30am
This session will provide educators and administrators with practical tools for supporting their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their colleagues. It will offer a framework for understanding and relating to stress and crisis, along with strategies for promoting a culture of wellbeing and inspiration both personally and professionally.
Session #2 - Mini Keynote Sessions
9:45am - 10:45am
Mini Keynote Speaker #1: Dr. Lisa Gunderson
Topic: DEI, Anti-Racism
Title: Do I Want to Be a Anti-Racism Educator?
This is a 2 part workshop. In the first 20 mins anti-racism, racism and equity in education are defined. The last 40 mins is Q & A and will address all your specific questions and challenges that you have with dealing with racism and engaging in anti-racism in your classroom and your school. What are the barriers (yours and others) that are hindering you and how do you address them? Bring your concerns and concerns.
Mini Keynote Speaker #2: Kory Wilson
Title: Indigenous 101
An introduction to the historical and contemporary reality of Indigenous people, terminology, an introduction to the Indian Act and some policies, with reference to being a West Point Grey Academy parent and Pearson College graduate
Mini Keynote Speaker #3: Michele Andrews
Title: Creating Hope through Inspiring, Practical and High- Impact Sustainability Plans
What our students need more than ever is inspiration and empowerment, founded out of a genuine sense that we can make a difference and turn the tide on the climate crisis. We will discuss ways to build on your school’s sustainability efforts and bring hope to your school community.
Mini Keynote Speaker #4: Dr. Elin Kelsey
Topic: Sustainability and Mental Health
Title: From eco-anxiety to hope - Teaching climate change from a solutions orientation
Many teachers and students are struggling amidst the overwhelming onslaught of urgent issues such as climate change and COVID 19. In this workshop, I'll draw on timely evidence to show how to embrace a solutions-orientation and why it’s so essential to do so for ourselves, our students and the planet.
Mini Keynote Speaker #5: Anthea Boras
Topic: Social Emotional Learning
Title: Emerging Stronger from the Challenges of the Pandemic
We are living in a time of disruptive change, which requires a great deal of adaptation for school communities. This session will help educators develop the skills to understand and respond to change in ways that promote their own wellness and that of their students.
Mini Keynote Speaker #6: Candace Campo
Topic: Indigenous World Views
Title: Talking Trees - Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Talking Trees, Indigenous Ways of Knowing, focuses on how our people connect to the land and sustainably utilize the forest for food, medicine, technology. Emphasis on plant identification and relationship.
Mini Keynote Speaker #7: Ken O'Connor
Title: Challenging Your Grading Practices
The workshop will cover the most important things that schools and teachers should do to make their grades accurate, consistent, meaning fun and supportive of learning.
Mini Keynote Speaker #9: Brooke Yantzi
Topic: Mental Health
Title: Movement & Mental Health
Movement and music are powerful tools to help people connect to themselves and to others. In this workshops, educators will gain a better understanding of mental health and the factors that affect it, and experience an interACTIVE dance class that targets the 4 domains of well being. Participants will leave equipped with plug-and-play tools to help build healthier lifestyles and habits in their students and their own lives!
Mini Keynote Speaker #11: Rohan Parik & Nicole Mann
Title: Small But Powerful Changes - Holding Space For All Your Students
This session will discuss power dynamics and small but powerful changes schools are able to make every day in their interactions with students to empower them. LGBTQ students are particularly vulnerable at school to verbal and physical harassment and social exclusion. Students of colour, who are significantly under-represented in the independent school community, may be more likely to feel disconnected or socially isolated. We will discuss how to support young queer/racialized students and hold space for them to share stories in a world where their voices have traditionally been silenced.
Session #3 - Subject and Roundtable Break-out Sessions
Various Roundtable Leads
11:00am - 12:00pm
Speaker: Marney Rosen
Title: AP Language teachers collaborate: grading with the new rubrics
Speaker: Wendy McGee
Title: AP Lit: new exam rubric practice
Speakers: Kyle Nystad & Bobby Nishi
Title: Athletics Round Table
Speaker: Mark Pulfer
Title: Science Enrichment and Extension
Speakers: Elysia Jellema & Travis Fuchs
Title: Integrating Content and Competencies in Senior Science through Socioscientific Issues
Speaker: Shannon O'Connor & Nathan Reimer
Title: Using the Design Process to Reimagine School Events
Speaker: Rebecca Brunswick
Title: Chemistry Internal Assessment - Marking for Moderation
Speakers: Tanja Scott & Noble Kelly
Title: Decolonizing The Classroom
Speaker: Carly Wenner
Title: Brainstorming The Historical Thinking Skills
Speaker: Leah Coss
Title: How to Build Trust & Engagement Online with Students
Speaker: Chris Blackman
Title: Sharing Best Practices - COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Speaker: Jennifer Torry
Title: Unpacking Identity: How Individual and Institutional Identities Shape School Culture
Speakers: Kiran Shoker & Tanya Boteju
Title: Calling in Discomfort: Let’s Get Personal About Anti-Racism
Speaker: Paige Freeborn
Title: The Many Aspects Of Service
Speaker: Heather Gross
Title: Making progress in DEI at your school
Speaker: Natalie Prichard
Title: Keeping them engaged - the power of humour
Speakers: George Radner
Title: Authentic Learning: Empowering Students to Meet today’s Eco-Social Issues
Speakers: Gillian Louie & Holly Fitch
Title: Supporting Executive Skills in Elementary Learning
Speakers: Rhea Lofstrom & Christina Miller
Title: Reporting on Curricular competencies
Speaker: Pat Pachchigar & Lisa Blachut
Title: Global Stewardship in our classroom
Speaker: Molly Young
Title: Connecting students to the community during this unique year. Virtual field trips and presenters
Speaker: Rosalind McCanny
Title: A Forest School Approach to Teaching Outside
Speaker: Yuko Keane
Title: Learning Resource - Junior School
Speakers: Hazel Chee & Heike Beer
Title: Language Roundtable
Speaker: Angela Andersen
Title: Creative Strategies for Community Building through the Visual Arts curriculum
Speaker: Kelly Macintyre
Title: SS PE - Health Education and Indigenous Games Resource Sharing
Speaker: Neena Bauck
Title: Student-centered lessons for middle-school and senior-school math
Speakers: Kristen Morozov, Meg Penafiel, and Bri Turner
Title: Queer Libraries - Curating diverse queer (LGBTQ2S+) content in our school libraries
Speakers: Jordan Hannah & Danielle Minichiello
Title: Co-Teaching - Best Practices
Speakers: Lauren Bell & Alexandra Lesk
Title: Using Padlet to Foster Student Engagement and Motivation via Voice and Choice
Speaker: Anjeanette Dawson Spelexilh
Title: Teaching Teachers How To Be "Teachers" From and Indigenous Lens
DETAILS AND INFORMATION
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Session #1- Keynote Speaker is open to everyone for registration on a first come first basis so be sure to register early as each session has a capacity limit.
Registrants can choose 1 workshop from Session #2 - Mini Keynote Sessions and 1 workshop from Session #3 - Subject and Roundtable Break-out Sessions as these sessions have an attendee capacity. If your selected Session #2 and Session #3 workshops have reached their capacity, you will be notified to select another option.
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