Pro-D Opportunities – November 13, 2015

STA Pro – D Opportunities
Friday, November 13, 2015
Queen Elizabeth Secondary School
9457 King George Boulevard, Surrey

FREE TO STA MEMBERS

8:00 am Coffee. Lunch is provided for all participants
Registration: via Eventbrite

1. Challenging Behaviour: 8:30-2:30
Dealing with At-risk and Targeted Students- Learn about social-emotional learning and its connection to social responsibility. This workshop reviews the theory around self-regulation and self-monitoring as well as assessment tools, resources, and a variety of strategies for responding to intensive behavioural needs.
Challenging Behaviour
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2. Assessment for Learning: 8:30-2:30
This workshop reviews the research that shows that doing more formative assessment in classrooms can have dramatic effects on student learning and achievement for all students, and help low achievers the most. The workshop will review the research, clarify the differences between formative assessment for learning and summative assessment of learning, and provide opportunities for participants to discuss what this might look like in the grades and subjects they teach. Participants are asked to bring student work in order to practise giving descriptive feedback.
Assessment for Learning
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3. Teaching Inclusive Comprehensive, Sexual Education in all Classrooms 8:30-11:30
Teachers often feel underprepared to teach sexual health yet there are required outcomes from K–12 in the BC curriculum. This workshop will help you to define what is missing from traditional programs and how to include it in your teaching as well as give you the resources you need to teach sexual health at any level.

Youth Relationships in a Sexualized World 12:15-2:30
This workshop reveals many of the sexualized influences from media and culture on youth relationships. Teachers are provided with options to raise our youth’s awareness around these negative influences in order to seek healthier, more respectful relationships.
Teaching Inclusive Comprehensive, Sexual Education in all Classroom
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4. Creating a Gender-Inclusive School Culture 8:30-11:30
Develop an understanding of the risks facing transgender students, gain an increased awareness of gender identity and gender expression. Best practices for supporting a student through gender transition within the school system will be covered. Although the focus is on transgender students, gender-inclusive schools help all students to feel safe at school.

Teaching Inclusive Comprehensive, Sexual Education in all Classrooms 12:15-2:30
Teachers often feel underprepared to teach sexual health yet there are required outcomes from K–12 in the BC curriculum. This workshop will help you to define what is missing from traditional programs and how to include it in your teaching as well as give you the resources you need to teach sexual health at any level.
Creating a Gender-Inclusive School Culture
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5. Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies 8:30-2:30
With BC’s new school curriculum having such a strong Aboriginal focus, it is now more critical than ever to be a culturally responsive teacher. This full-day workshop will help teachers become more culturally responsive in their practice. While this workshop will focus on Aboriginal cultures, the strategies learned in it can be applied to help all bicultural students become more engaged.
Learning Outcomes:
Teachers will
a) leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of Aboriginal worldviews, perspectives and, more importantly, their Aboriginal students;
b) improve their practice by making their pedagogy more culturally responsive.
Research shows that students who feel connected to their school and classroom cultures, experience greater academic success than those learners who feel alienated at school. Those same studies show also that by changing your practice to being a more culturally responsive one, teachers can help their bicultural students realize their academic potential.
Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
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6. The STA PD committee and PITA are also hosting a series of StartUp workshops at Queen Elizabeth Secondary. Registration is open to all; TTOCs and early career teachers are especially encouraged to attend. More information is attached, and you can register at http://bit.ly/startupreg
Please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and other scent products at all STA events.


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