We are busy planning our October 2019 Conference!! David A. Robertson is our keynote and we are so excited!!
Registration will be posted here when it is ready (likely a couple months before October 25th)
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**Please note the correct address of the new Moody Middle School location!
BCTELA’s annual conference brings together passionate educators who are committed to
teaching practices that respect, engage, and include all learners. This year’s sessions will
focus on topics that empower learners to take ownership of their learning, connect ELA to
the core competencies, consider gender identities; infuse aboriginal perspectives and
principles of learning; and explore exciting possibilities in ELA 10-12.
-EMPOWER YOUR TEACHING: Cognitive apprenticeship
and inquiry to promote powerful reading, composing and
The keynote will explore how inquiry as cognitive
apprenticeship is THE model of instruction for developing
motivation, as well as developing deep conceptual and
procedural understanding that leads to transfer and application
of learning in the real world.
2017 BCTELA PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE
Enriching Community Through Story: Strengthening voice and choice
Handouts from presenters -with our thanks:
Adrienne Gear: We Are All Connected – GEAR BCTLA 2017
Dennise Clark: Offering Choice- BC’s New ELA 10-12 Curriculum Clark
BCTELA’s annual conference brings together educators who are committed to teaching practices that respect and engage all learners. This year’s sessions will focus on topics such as exploring story and ourselves; fostering community and engagement through connections, reading, and writing; connecting ELA to the core competencies; considering gender identities; Aboriginal perspectives and principles of learning; exploring ELA 10–12 possibilities; voice and choice; inclusive practices; and a special panel tribute to the work and in influence of Richard Wagamese.
October 20, 2017
George Elliot Secondary School
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd,
Lake Country, BC
8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Click here to register! Conference fee includes a membership to British Columbia Teachers of English and Language Arts (BCTELA) provincial specialist association (PSA)
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Event at The View Winery
A Portage and Main sponsored event featuring the writing of Schnellert, Brownlie, and Moore in their upcoming book in the It’s All About Thinking series.Â Event included in registration.
Friday, October 20, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and presentations by student writers published in the BCTELA Voices Visible publication.
Friday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote: Ivan Coyote
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sticker
Ivan Coyote is the author of 11 books, the creator of four short films, six full-length live shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last two decades has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam and Australia.
Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.