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Friday, February 10
 

8:30am

Writing Power with Adrienne Grear

Adrienne will preview her upcoming book ‘Writing Power’ - where it came from and how it links to Reading Power. She will explain how the lessons are organized, the process and the structure of this approach and the writing techniques that are incorporated into each lesson. A few lessons will be modeled and, as always, Adrienne will tie her writing lessons to great literature and provide lesson ideas and BLM’s that you can use in your classroom tomorrow. Please note this all-day session costs $150 per person. Please contact Lee Mollo to register. Suggested audience: elementary school writing teachers.

 


Speakers
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Adrienne Grear

Special presenter at Southridge School


Friday February 10, 2012 8:30am - 2:30pm
Southridge School 2656 160th Street, Surrey, BC V3S 0B7

9:00am

Brentwood Registration

Details to follow.


Friday February 10, 2012 9:00am - 9:35am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

9:00am

Mulgrave Registration

Details to follow.


Friday February 10, 2012 9:00am - 9:35am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

9:40am

Brentwood Meet & Greet

Details to follow.


Friday February 10, 2012 9:40am - 9:55am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

9:40am

Mulgrave Meet & Greet

Details to follow.


Friday February 10, 2012 9:40am - 9:55am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

4Real: Engaging Youth Through Digital Media to Create Positive Change

Melanie Moodie, field producer and teacher, will present her curriculum based on the documentary series 4Real, which takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to profile young leaders who are making a difference in their communities. Suggested audience: grades 6 - 12 teachers.


Speakers
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Melahnie Moodie

Stratford Hall


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Evaluating Video-based Assignments and Projects

David specializes in teaching technology with a creative twist. This workshop will take teachers through a number of examples of student videos, applying criteria-based marking to analyse the “grammar” of the new literacy of digital video. Suggested audience: all teachers.

 


Speakers
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David Hladik

Brentwood


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

Progress Report: iPads and the Khan Academy at Island Pacific School

Island Pacific School is a dedicated middle school that is looking for ways to use 21st learning tools to revitalize the classical ideal of a liberal education. This workshop will offer a brief “progress report” on two initiatives: an iPad roll-out (i.e.with iPads for every teacher and a class set shared among four classes), and the whole-school adoption of the Khan Academy online math program (i.e. as a complement to regular math instruction). The progress report will include a survey of glitches and successes encountered, and a discussion of the lessons learned thus far. Suggested audience: all teachers.

 


Speakers
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Jennifer Henrichsen

Island Pacific School
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Shaun Pepper

I currently teach at Island Pacific School. I am passionate about many things. More recently, I have taken an interest in how digital teaching and learning can enhance our student's knowledge and understanding of content in a way that is engaging and applied.
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Joel Schudson

Island Pacific School
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Ted Spear

Head of School, Island Pacific School
Island Pacific School


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Technology Projects in the Elementary Classroom

Cross-curricular visual theme projects covering a variety of applications such as 2Paint a Picture, Sumopaint, online image editors, Comic Life, ToonDoo, Kerpoof, MS Photo Story 3, animoto, Photovisi, Tagxedo, Capzles, Glogster, Prezi, Weebly, 2Create, and 2Investigate. If time, will also consider Technology Integration (ie. Ethics & Responsibility, Digital Literacy, etc.!) Suggested audience: elementary teachers.

 


Speakers
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Paul Klintworth

Technology Integration (Elementary), Collingwood School
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 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Using Clickers in the Middle and Senior School Classrooms

The workshop will demonstrate the use of a classroom response system using ‘clickers’ and then  host a discussion about the benefits and problems using this technology. Suggested audience: middle and senior school teachers.

 


Speakers
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Brian Roodnick

Head of Educational Technology, West Point Grey Academy
All you need to know is that I love teaching AP World.


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Using Social Media to Improve Professional Development

How to use social media (Twitter, Blogs, Forums) to increase personal learning and whole school professional development. Participants must bring own laptop. Suggested audience: all teachers with little or no experience with social media. 

 


Speakers
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Graeme Campbell

Senior School Technology Coordinator, Queen Margaret's School
I'm the technology coordinator and a teacher at Queen Margaret's School. I enjoy assisting others to integrate technology into their classrooms and am active on a number of social networks.


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

Developing Inclusive Literacy Teaching in the Primary Classroom

Sharing planning and teaching strategies for reaching variety of academic abilities and learning styles within whole class teaching based in authentic texts.Suggested audience: elementary teachers.

 


Speakers
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Karen Melville

West Point Grey Academy


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Successful activities for the AP Language and Composition teacher

Paul Collis will entertain teachers in his unique classroom, the “Colliseum” , and discuss a number of ways to enrich a senior English course using AP Language and Composition as a vehicle for expanding the curriculum. Suggested audience: AP English teachers.

 


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

Collaborative Workshop: Sharing Junior Kindergarten Resources

This will be a round-table format. All participants will bring examples of lesson plans, best practices, favourite units, tried and tested strategies to share. Photos of displays, projects, classroom set-up will be shared too. Participants may take part in one or both ECE/ELC workshops. If there is enough interest at both grade levels, we will separate into groups for the afternoon session. Suggested audience: ELC/ECE, Junior-kindergarten teachers, Kindergarten teachers

 


Speakers
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Natalie Gardner-Hill

St. Margaret's School
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Rebecca Kaukinen

Kindergarten Teacher, St. Margaret\'s
St. Margaret's School
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Susan Middlemiss

St. Margaret's School


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

Creating and Sustaining a Learning Community

As teachers we want to create and maintain a safe, supportive pace where our students can take the risks necessary to develop new skills. In this session, the presenter, Rebecca,  will share advice for building a learning community within your middle school or secondary classroom. Suggested audience: middle and senior school teachers.

 


Speakers
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Rebecca Clausen

Rebecca is a Performing Arts teacher at St. Margaret's School in Victoria, BC. As the Choir and Drama teacher at the school Rebecca sees students from grades K-12.


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

Creatribution: Teaching Social Responsibility Through Action

An introduction to the concept of ‘ creatribution’. An overview of a schools for schools project, including a presentation of lesson plans and hands-on teaching tools that are integrated into curriculum. Suggested audience: junior and middle school teachers.

 


Speakers
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Jennifer Kodelja

West Point Grey Academy
MO

Meredith Oatley

Gr. 3 Teacher, WPGA
West Point Grey Academy
AS

Angie Sali

Head Teacher, Junior Kindergarten, West Point Grey Academy
I am passionate about early learners engaging in and contributing to the world around them. I love creating and implementing new curriculum through meaningful, purposeful modes of inquiry.
DU

Danielle Unger

West Point Grey Academy


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Developing a Leadership Through Service

The workshop will focus on facilitating volunteer opportunities at the local level and on developing a culture of service through, in particular, a Peer Counselling program. Examples of leadership training exercises involving small and large groups will be explored as well as ways in which seniors students have played a part in the Health Education Program of younger peers. Suggested audience: all levels.

 


Speakers
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Andrea Felix

school counsellor and AP Psychology teacher


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

Joy in the Classroom: Inserting Fun Break Activities

Anecdotes, stories, ideas for the last 5 minutes of class; how to enjoy 75-80 minutes classes by inserting fun activity breaks into the period. Suggested audience: middle and senior school students.

 


Speakers
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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 was asked to present again at last year's pro d for new teachers.


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Teaching the Art of Argument Through a Science and Ethics Course

Ron teaches the difference between good and bad science, Internet fact and hearsay, all through the lens of a technology and Biomedical ethics course. In developing this course Ron has made use of the 'blended classroom' combining both traditional teaching styles and technology while growing a personal learning network (PLN). Ron will demonstrate some blended classroom techniques and show how teachers can construct their own PLNs through such things as RSS feeds and Twitter. Suggested audience: all teachers


Speakers
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Ron Neufeld

Science, argument, critical thinking, and the flat earth society.


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

The Memory Jar Project: Stories of our Elders

Build community and celebrate individual family stories through this engaging whole school inquiry-based project. Examples, worksheets, photos and curricular outcomes will be provided. Suggested audience: all teachers.

 


Speakers

Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

DELF and DELE – How do Students Benefit from International Exams for French and Spanish?

La New Curriculum for Additional Languages is based on Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). This workshop will explore how DELF and DELE help us understand CEFR and will explore the advantages for the students. Suggested audience: middle and senior school French and Spanish teachers.

 


Speakers
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Katerina Pogrebinsky

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

Joyce Yeoh

Meadowridge School


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Mandarin Forum

In this session, we will talk about how to adapt Mandarin program successfully to our regular school system. We will share our resources and teaching methods. We will especially focus on how to motivate students with games and activities that enhance oral production in our Mandarin classrooms. Suggested audience: Mandarin teachers.

 


Speakers
AZ

Anna Zhuo

West Point Grey Academy


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Developing the Essential Strategies for Addition & Subtraction

This workshop will explore: number concept/ mathematical language, scope & sequence of essential strategies, introducing reinforcement for each strategy. Suggested audience: K3 teachers.

 


Speakers
CA

Colleen Anderson

West Point Grey Academy
West Point Grey Academy
AK

Amy Kervin

West Point Grey Academy


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Problem-solving in Math

This workshop will help teachers learn how to use puzzles and problem-solving in teaching elementary school Math. Sponsored by Stratfod Hall School. Suggested audience: K3 teachers.

 


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Teaching Math via Computer Programming

David Wees will share resources he has been gathering on using computer programming to teach math, and facilitate a discussion on the use of computers in mathematics education. Suggested audience: k12 math teachers.

 




Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

DPA Workshop for Classroom & PE teachers: Circuits and Stations

Looking for ideas to support DPA in your school? Action Schools! BC is a best practices model designed to assist schools in creating individualized action plans to promote healthy living while meeting academic goals. This session will focus on indoor and outdoor circuit activities incorporating skipping, dance, juggling, yoga, stretching, strength and conditioning. Sponsored by St. Margaret's School. Suggested audience: PE & classroom teachers.

 


Speakers
AS

Action Schools BC

Spnsored by St. Margaret's School, Please contact lreid@stmarg.ca


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

PE in the MYP

A roundtable discussion of MYP PE in our schools. We will discuss planners, our units, assessment, and anything else related to MYP PE to ensure a better understanding of how to teach MYP PE including improved planners and better assessment rubrics. Suggested audience: MYP PE teachers.

 


Speakers
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Kirby Gallant

Southridge
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Bobby Nishi

Stratford Hall


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Data Loggers

This workshop will demonstrate how to use the Vernier Data Loggers and probes with your science courses. We will go through the basics of what the probes do and how to connect them to your computer. We will then perform a hands on lab in class using one of the probes. Finally, you will be given a question to solve and a number of probes and supplies to use. You will have to develop a testable hypothesis and carry out trials to test your hypothesis using any of the supplies provided. You and a partner will have to choose which probes and supplies to use to carry out y­our experiment. Science teachers and non-science teachers are welcome. 

If you are attending the Vernier Lab session please download a free trial of the Vernier software here. We are not allowed to distribute their software for use at the conference. Make sure you do this after Feb 1st as it is only a 14 day trial. If for some reason you can’t download the trial, I will have a disc on hand, for you to use to download the software. However, you must then uninstall and delete the software immediately after the session.Suggested audience: K12 science teachers. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Marriott

Jamie Marriott

IB DP Biology/MYP
Meadowridge School


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Helping Bio 12 Students Make Sense of Biochemistry

Since many of the presenter’s students take Biology to avoid chemistry, this interactive workshop will explore the ideas the presenter has put into practice throughout the year to try to help students to enjoy and understand applicable biochemistry. Please bring ideas/resources to share with the group, too! Suggested audience: grade 12 biology and AP biology teachers

 


Speakers
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Shirley Frykberg

Head of Science, Collingwood School
Head of Science at Collingwood. Teach Biology (AP and regular), AP Environmental Science, General Science


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Inquiry-based Lab Experiments for Middle and High School Science

The nature of inquiry lab experiments will be explored in this interactive presentation, sponsored by Boreal/Northwest.  3 inquiry lab experiments and 2 inquiry activities will be presented with extensions to allow them to be appropriate for a wide range of grades and abilities. There will be a number of resources given away at the end of the session. Suggested audience: middle and senior school science teachers.

 


Speakers
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Angela Magon

Queen Margaret's School


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

10:00am

International Trips

A sharing of the trips, initiatives and experiences at each school.  Essentially the scope and sequence of the international/ outreach programs. A sharing of service providers and locations. *Discussion on Risk Management and paperwork protocols of each school. *What works well, what to avoid in preparing and conducting these trips. Suggested audience: trip coordiantors.

 


Speakers
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Michael McGuire

Stratford Hall
IB Humanities teacher


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Student Leadership

This workshop will explore how to motivate students to become leaders possible leadership models, how to provide leadership opportunities and how to balance academics with leadership. Suggested audience: all involved in student leadership.

 


Speakers
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Warren Lee

Partner; Canaan Partners


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Book Making

Sharing ways to teach art through bookmaking. Introducing specific art techniques such as colour theory and collage in a trans-disciplinary way.Suggested audience: grades 2 - 7 cross-curricular teachers.

 


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 Skills. Her constructivist classroom encourages students to make independent inquiries and to develop a global perspective. Nicola been teaching for 25... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Visual Journals

Art: Beyond the Classroom. Kerry will present a workshop exploring the uses of visual journals as a powerful cross-curricular tool. She will demonstrate a variety of lessons and show student samples. suggested audience: junior and middle school teachers.

 


Speakers
KH

Kerry Harding

Crofton House


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Working with Film & Video

A hands-on workshop where teachers will be taken through the steps of making a short video. Teachers will learn how to come up with a concept, create a storyboard, film their video and basic editing techniques. Teachers are recommended to bring an Apple laptop but there will be a few computers available to those without. Suggested audience: all teachers of all disciplines who want to integrate film-making into their classroom practice – this will be aimed for beginners. (Please note, the original all-day workshop has been split into two, independent sessions. A workshop on Introduction to Film Editing: Final Cut Pro will be presented in the afternoon.)

 


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 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

University Counsellors Post-Secondary Guidance Forum

Workshop 1 Representative(s) from UBC will speak about current admission issues Workshop 2 Round table discussion on a themed topic Participants may attend one or both sessions. There will be an 11:30 - 12:55 lunch break between sessions. Suggested audience: university/post-secondary counsellors.

 


Speakers
LL

Luke Lawson

Mulgrave School


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 1:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

10:00am

Collaborative Worksop: Sharing ELC Practices and Resources

The focus of this full-day collaborative workshop will be a big picturediscussion around Guiding Principles for Early Learning Education inthe context of the ISABC vision, mission, and values. As a group ofELC educators and principals, we will more clearly define the uniquecharacteristics that are fundamental to the success of our varyingprogrammes and the education of the young children in our care. Wewill address some of the successes and challenges we encounter indefining and communicating the educational needs of young children,as we advocate to our communities on their behalf.


This workshop includes whole group discussion as ISABC ELC educatorsand break out groups by philosophy and interest in the following topics:1. Creating and communicating our ELC philosophies in response toour school’s needs. (eg. Reggio, Montessori, ECE, etc.)2. Parent-teacher communications:a. Report cardsb. Parent Teacher conferencesc. Assessment for enrollment3. Community Service4. Field Trips and SafetyPlease bring a copy of the aforementioned documents used in yourcentre in the spirit of collaboration and sharing.


We look forward to another rewarding and inspiring day spent inconversation and collaboration.

Suggested audience: ELC. Pre-K, ECE


Speakers
AS

Angie Sali

Head Teacher, Junior Kindergarten, West Point Grey Academy
I am passionate about early learners engaging in and contributing to the world around them. I love creating and implementing new curriculum through meaningful, purposeful modes of inquiry.


Friday February 10, 2012 10:00am - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

11:30am

Brentwood Lunch

Details to follow.


Friday February 10, 2012 11:30am - 12:55pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

11:30am

Mulgrave Lunch

Details to follow.


Friday February 10, 2012 11:30am - 12:55pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Introducing iPads in the Elementary Classroom

The sharing of experiences of a pilot project using 1:1 iPads in two third grade classrooms. Topics to be covered include: student and parent implications of implementing a 1:1 programme; using iPads as a tool to personalise education, impact of iPads on assessment and reporting;  iPads and our Grade 3 global literacy collaboration project. Suggested audience: elementary teachers and administrators.

 


Speakers
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Kent

Grade 5 Teacher, Mulgrave School
Ed-Tech, GAFE, Sports, Gardening
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Melanie Cannon

Grade Three teacher, JS service coordinator, Mulgrave
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Karyn Mitchell

Mulgrave School
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Shauna Ullman

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


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

The Digital Learning Farm as Core Practice

An exploration of the experiences of the head of THINK Global School, a global, mobile high school that took its faculty and students to live and study in Stockholm, Sydney and Beijing. Instead of bricks and mortar the school uses iPhone, iPads and MacBook Pros held together with a custom-­built social learning platform to build a highly mobile, virtual school. This presentation reviews a.) the instructional methodology developed for all teachers to make the best use of new educational technologies and b.) the successful deployment of the so-­‐called Digital Learning Farm as core practice in order to increase student engagement.

 


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 and faculty around the world with an iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro. A member of the Canadian Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished Educator program and a Google... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Google Apps/Docs for Beginners

Introducing teachers to the benefits and uses of Google Apps.  Classroom collaboration, personal organization and classroom management will all be covered.  Example projects for all grade levels and all subjects will be discussed and available in a package. (Google Docs refers to Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms.  Apps refers to all that as well as GMail, Reader, Calendar, and much more.) Suggesed audience: all teachers with little or no experience with Google Apps or Google Docs.

 


Speakers
avatar for Graeme Campbell

Graeme Campbell

Senior School Technology Coordinator, Queen Margaret's School
I'm the technology coordinator and a teacher at Queen Margaret's School. I enjoy assisting others to integrate technology into their classrooms and am active on a number of social networks.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

iPhoto in the Classroom

Learning how to use iPhoto to organize and edit your photos, create amazing slideshows, and books. Participants must bring their own Apple laptop. Suggested audience: all teachers

 


Speakers
avatar for Adi Aharon

Adi Aharon

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


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Project Cloud

What is the Cloud? How does it differ from traditional earth based technologies? How can it be used to improve a workflow and help “get things done?” This workshop is a practical application of cloud-based technologies as tools for students and teachers to create, communicate and collaborate in the completion of projects, assignments or classroom exercises. Participants must bring their own laptop computer. Suggested audience: all teachers, administrators.

 


Speakers
RM

Ron Mutch

St. Margaret's School


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Technology Footprints and Citizenship

Using the analogy of digital footprints, this workshop will explore how school and home can work together to help students understand how to become responsible users of the internet and social media. It will explore how adults can help them develop good judgment and critical thinking skills to deal with situations, information and people they encounter online. Suggested audience: all teachers.

 


Speakers
JR

John Reid

Factory Supervisor, Ramtaps


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Using Clickers in the Primary & Intermediate Classrooms

The workshop will demonstrate the use of a classroom response system using ‘clickers’ and then  host a discussion about the benefits and problems using this technology. Suggested audience: junior and middle school teachers.

 


Speakers
avatar for Alisha Shaw

Alisha Shaw

West Point Grey Academy


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Teaching the Literary Analysis Paragraph

An experienced AP teacher and reader will provide a methodology for the writing of literary analysis paragraphs. Models of work from grade 8 through to AP will be shared. Suggested audience: grades 8 - 12 English teachers.

 


Speakers
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Wendy McGee

West Point Grey Academy
Vancouver born and raised, I moved to Calgary, AB, with my husband in 1980 and lived there for 26 years. My first teaching job was at West Island College, where I taught English, Philosophy and World Religions for 15 years before moving back to Vancouver to be department head of English at WPGA. AP Literature is my favourite course and I have marked the AP Lit exams for about 8 years.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Assessment for Learning: Practical Strategies

Presentation of research supporting the use of very frequent, low stakes assessment to improve pupil attainment and track pupil progress. Workshop practical ideas of how these activities can be carried out in the classroom. Suggested audience: all teachers, administrators.

 


Speakers
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Alexandra Lesk

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


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Collaborative Workshop: Sharing Kindergarten Resources

This will be a round-table format. All participants will bring examples of lesson plans, best practices, favourite units, tried and tested strategies to share. Photos of displays, projects, classroom set-up will be shared too. Participants may take part in one or both ELC workshops. Suggested audience: ELC, juior-kindergarten teachers.

 


Speakers
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Natalie Gardner-Hill

St. Margaret's School
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Rebecca Kaukinen

Kindergarten Teacher, St. Margaret\'s
St. Margaret's School
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Susan Middlemiss

St. Margaret's School


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

School-Based Teams: Using Solution Circles As A Creative Problem-Solving Tool

Learn about a creative problem-solving tool that takes no more than a half hour. It is effective in getting "unstuck" from a problem. Solution Circles are tools of "community capacity". It assumes and demonstrates that teachers, parents and students have the capacity to help - if asked. It requires a person to ASK - not an easy thing to do in our culture of privacy and "do it alone". This tool puts all the values we espouse into practice and demonstrates that TOGETHER WE'RE BETTER. Suggested audience: all teachers, adminisitrators.

 


Speakers
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Darlene DeMerchant

Learning Support Coordinator, St. Margaret's School
We are a team of passionate educators who care deeply about the importance of setting up situations that are rich in mathematical explorations for our students and their parents to tackle outside the classroom. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of curriculum development, differentiated instruction and assessment strategies that support student learning.
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Cheryl MacKinnon

St. Margaret's School


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Social-emotional Learning

This presentation and workshop will explain social emotional learning, present some of the applied research and introduce two tools from the RULER SEL program.  Participants will have an opportunity to discuss programs they have used and formulate  recommendations for further investigation into SEL. Suggested audience: K10 teachers.

 


Speakers
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Sarah Marshall

Assistant Head of School, Aspengrove School
Sarah Marshall is a high school teacher and administrator at Aspengrove School. Sarah completed her Master’s in Leadership Education in the area of social-emotional learning has helped spearhead RULER SEL training across ISABC schools. Due to significant interest from member schools, the ISABC SEL interest group was created to support SEL implementation.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Formula Writing for Social Studies Essays

The formula method for teaching any student who writes social studies essays that will tame the Socials 11 exam! Suggested audience: social studies and humaniteis teachers.

 


Speakers
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Jenise Boland

West Point Grey Academy
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Brian Roodnick

Head of Educational Technology, West Point Grey Academy
All you need to know is that I love teaching AP World.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Telling the Story in AP Human Geography

The 7 topics of the AP Human Geography course will be presented from a narrative approach, with examples from several topics used to apply story or narrative.  Student sample work will be included as well as discussions, activities, video clips, and other resources. Suggested audience: AP Social Studies or Humanities teachers.

 


Speakers
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Jennifer Hobson

Collingwood
Jennifer Hobson, Head of Social Studies at Collingwood, currently teaches Social Studies 10 Accelerated, AP Human Geography, and AP World History. 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!


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Getting More From an Art or Architectural Field Trip

Art historian Rob Maclean, veteran of trips to museums, galleries and architectural cityscapes, will lead a discussion on how to organize for the best possible experience. Suggested audience: all teachers.

 


Speakers
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Rob Maclean

Brentwoord


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Are we Killing Design & Technology with Too Much Paperwork?

This workshop will examine ways to reduce the student’s workload by working through the D&T Assessment to establish what is necessary, and what can be eliminated; devising alternative methods of assessing to allow for student growth. We will also address the the new Design criteria, project reviews and opportunities for standardization. Suggested audience: Design & Technology teachers

 


Speakers
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Daryl Lester

Meadowridge School


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Integrating French Into Units of Inquiry: Let's Get Real!

A focus on the full integration of French in the UOIs, including developing curriculum that ensures relevance while including grammar in the process. Tips, games and enrichment activities also will be presented. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own units to share. Suggested audience: grades 4 - 6 French teachers; teachers of other languages are welcome.   

 


Speakers
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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 in the power of integrated experiential language learning, and enjoys providing her students with authentic communicative opportunities in French.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Assessment Practices in Math

Phil Stringer will facilitate a discussion on best practices for assessment policies in mathematics. Suggested audience: K12 math teachers.

 


Speakers
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Phil Stringer

Mathematics Department Head, Crofton House School
Department Head of Mathematics, former EdTech Coordinator, Flipped Classroom teacher, interested in innovations in education


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Interactivity and Multimedia in Math

David Wees will share how he uses technology in his Math class to deepen his students’ understanding of math, develop real world applications of the math, and add a layer of interactivity to his Math class. Suggested audience: grades 5 - 12 math teachers.

 




Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Problem-solving in Math

This workshop will help teachers learn how to use puzzles and problem-solving in teaching elementary school Math. Sponsored by Stratford Hall. Suggested audience: grades 4 - 6 teachers.

 


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Building the Better Math & Science Teacher

Presentation and discussion of some key ideas and principles from research and practice about particular teaching methods that promote (or can hamper) student learning. A broader discussion will then follow on how these practices can be incorporated (or avoided) to ensure that students perform to their full potential. Suggested audience: K12 math and science teachers.

 


Speakers
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Kevin Wells

Meadowridge Schools


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Using ExamView to Create Dynamic Questions in Math & Science

An introduction into the use of ExamView for mathematics and science. This workshop will show users how to modify different types of assessment questions, create their own questions/banks, and make dynamic questions that provide thousands or even millions of equivalent versions. Suggested audience: science and math teachers.

 


Speakers
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Dr. Bruce McAskill

St. Margaret's School
TBC


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Inquiry in PE

Using an inquiry-based approach to keep students engaged and improve learning and retention through some traditional PE sports. Teachers will actively participate in this class and there will be an opportunity to share experiences and build a bank of resources. Suggested audience: PE teachers.

 


Speakers
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Scott Banack

Director of MYP, Meadowridge
Meadowridge School


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Introduction to Applied Sports Psychology

This workshop is aimed at providing coaches/teachers with an opportunity to learn about mental training concepts such as Imagery, Focus, and Goal Setting and how to integrate them in practices and games. Participants will also be involved in small group discussions and experiential scenarios dealing with these topics and interpersonal / communication issues that arise with their athletes. Suggested audience: PE and all teachers.

 


Speakers
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Renee Hock

Mind in Motion Consulting, introduced by Gordon Smith gsmith@soutridge.bc.ca


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Workshop for Classroom & PE teachers: Healthy Eating

Looking for ideas to incorporate healthy eating into your classroom and school? This workshop will assist you to create individualized action plans and highlights increasing vegetable and fruit consumption, reducing intake of sugary drinks and sodium and enhancing media awareness. Participants will receive complimentary healthy eating planning, action and resource guides. Sponsored by St. Margaret's School. Suggested audience: PE & classroom teachers.

 


Speakers
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Action Schools BC

Spnsored by St. Margaret's School, Please contact lreid@stmarg.ca


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Sharing Science Best Practices - A Collaborative Workshop

Facilitated Group Discussion amongst all participants sharing their best practices to enhance Science Learning. Please bring examples of strategies/lessons that work effectively in your classroom. Suggested audience: all science teachers.

 


Speakers
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Edel Vo

Collingwood School
Edel Vo teaches Physics at Collingwood School and enjoys showing demos in class to pick students' interest in the subject-matter.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

The Art of Storytelling

Physics teacher Bruce Tate brings his subject to life through the anecdotes he relays to illustrate his lesson’s point. Prepare to be entertained. Suggested audience: science teachers.

 


Speakers
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Bruce Tate

Brentwood College
Head of science and science/physics teacher.


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Brentwood School 2735 Mt. Baker Road, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P1 t: 250-743-5521

1:00pm

Drama Collaboration Group

Cheryl Causely and Robert Wisden lead a round table discussion with participating teachers to identify and unpack the reasons, both pedagogical and ideological, we do what we do. Drama teachers tend to be alone in their departments and schools and really don’t have much of an opportunity to refresh and build ideas and resources with other drama teachers. We believe that developing and maintaining a clear idea of how the subject of Drama functions in a high school and what the student receives from us requires discussion and feedback.  The group will hopefully have ideas and suggestions to share as we work towards the WHY, which will hopefully inform the WHAT and the HOW going forward. In this short time together we can share thoughts and perhaps take a step towards a Local Specialist Association for Independent School Drama Teachers. Suggested audience: drama teachers.

 


Speakers
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Cheryl

Drama Teacher/Co Department Head of Creative Arts, Crofton House School
Co-Department Head of Creative Arts and Drama/Film Studies Teacher
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Robert Wisden

Crofton House


Friday February 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223

1:00pm

Introduction to Film Editing – Final Cut Pro

Want to learn the basics behind film editing? There are a number of programs out there but if you would like to take your knowledge beyond iMovie and Moviemaker, this course is for you. This course will focus on Final-Cut Pro but will provide tools that are useful to all editing software. Learn the basics in how to edit your film, add titles, transitions and effects in just two hours. Teachers are recommended to bring an Apple laptop but there will be a few computers available to those without. Suggested audience: all teachers who want to learn the basics behind editing films and some teaching tools to help students. (Please note, originally Lian was offering this session and the morning session, Working with Film, as a single all-day workshop. The two are now separate workshops.)


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 10, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Mulgrave School 2330 Cypress Lane, West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9 t: 604-922-3223