Enriching Community Through Story: Strengthening voice and choice
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.
BCTELA PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE
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
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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.