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515 West Hastings Street

SFU Vancouver campus

Vancouver, BC V6B 4N4

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Developing Minds Through Reading and Writing: Practical Strategies for Critical Thinking in the Curriculum

Simon Fraser University presents a one-day conference on Critical Reading and Writing. Keynote speakers and experts will present best practices in reading and writing in the classroom. With a focus on the literary arts, roundtable discussions will develop practical strategies and sample lesson plans for the new curriculum in BC secondary schools.

Open to teachers and education professionals, Developing Minds gives delegates an opportunity to share and explore key concepts in teaching critical thinking at the secondary and post-secondary levels.

This year we will have special guest speaker: Dr. Deanna Reder from First Nations Studies and the Department of English at SFU.

Conference attendance is free and open to all BC teachers, educators and policy makers.
Please email devminds@sfu.ca with any questions.

See you at SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre on February 15th, 2019!

More details and updates on the conference website: http://www.sfu.ca/conferences/criticalthinking/home.html


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8:00AM Check-in/Registration

8:30AM Welcome to SFU

8:45AM Introduction Addresses

9:00AM Keynote

Deanna Reder: Indigenizing the Writing Curriculum

9:45AM Power Talks

Peter Cramer: Rhetorical Games, Writing and Composition
Joel Heng Hartse: Critical Thinking in a Second Language

10:30AM Coffee

10:45AM

Break Out Session: Moderation sessions addressing Power Talks and practical lesson plans

11:45AM Lunch

12:45PM Welcome Back

1:00PM Power Talks

Sean Zwagerman: I Just Don't Believe It: The Problem of Conviction, and Some Possible Remedies
Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani: On Drake: Designing Simple Exercises to Stimulate Critical Reading

1:45PM Coffee/Moving

2:00PM

Break Out Session - Moderated sessions addressing Power Talks and practical lesson plans

3:00 PM Summary and Closing Statements

3:30 PM — 5:00 PM Post-Conference Reception with cash bar

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