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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

Department Unit Planning Template Clark

Belinda Chi: Exploring Story Through First Peoples Principles of Learning Chi

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. 

2017 BCTELA Conference at a glance

2017 BCTELA Conference Agenda and Sessions

 

Click here to register! Conference fee includes a membership to British Columbia Teachers of English and Language Arts (BCTELA) provincial specialist association (PSA)

Highlights

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. 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.

 

2016 Provincial Conference

The BC Teachers of English Language Arts

2016 Fall Conference

MATERIALS SUBMITTED FROM PRESENTERS:

Elements of Graphic Novels Condensed Version – Steve Wilson Graphic Novels PDF

Classroom Talk that Empowers Students – Vivian Collyer – classroom-talk-that-empowers-students

Implementing the Redesigned Curriculum – Dennise Clark, Ben Paré, Susan McLean – imagining-the-possibilities-the-redesigned-ela-10-12-curriculum

Creative Map of My Neighbourhood – Dennise L. Clark   implementing-the-new-ela-curriculum-in-your-high-school-english-classroom

BCTF Curriculum Implementation Presentation – bctf-curriculum-implementation-presentation

Indigenous Pedagogical Practices in the Classroom – Sara Florence Davidson –Exploring ways to Localize and Apply Indigenous Pedagogical Practices in the Language Arts Classroom

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October 21, 2016

Location: Royal Bay Secondary  School, Colwood, BC (which is in the greater Victoria area)

Registration: Online through GIFTTOOL or at 8am at the school. Walk-ins are welcome. Register prior to ensure you get the workshops you want! PLEASE NOTE ERROR in the previous brochure FOR B9 – Actual title of the session is “Big Questions: Using Inquiry to Engage Students and Build Competencies. Our apologies to both registrants and the presenters!

Conference: 8:30 am –3:30 pm

Opening Morning Speaker: Harvey “Smokey” Daniels

Updated Conference Brochure 2016. Choose 2 of 28 sessions with presenters from British Columbia and beyond. PLEASE NOTE ERROR in the previous brochure FOR B9 – Actual title of the session is “Big Questions: Using Inquiry to Engage Students and Build Competencies. Our apologies to both registrants and the presenters!

Conference Hashtag for Twitter: #BCTELA16

Closing: TELA Talks

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