Teaching with Heart Conference with Keynote Speaker Katie White

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Crofton House School

3200 West 41st Avenue

Theatre - Beedie Fine Arts Centre

Vancouver, BC V6N 3E1

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Katie White will share ideas from her book, Softening the Edges following which, you will participate in one of eight Teacher Talks.

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Join us for an afternoon of learning for teachers!

Keynote speaker Katie White will share ideas from her book, Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners, followed by a light dinner. After dinner, you’ll participate in one of eight Teacher Talks–professional learning sessions led by CHS teachers. Take away great ideas for your classrooms and win prizes!

Teaching with Heart is a mini-conference for elementary school teachers, administrators, teacher librarians, educational assistants, student teachers, and teachers-on-call.

Keynote: Katie White – Softening the Edges

We are excited to have Katie White with us as keynote speaker.

As an assessment associate, author and independent educational consultant, Kate facilitates teacher and administrator groups world-wide. She has a passion for helping educators develop a personalized understanding of the connections between curriculum, assessment, and instruction. We are excited to have Katie with us to share ideas from her book Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners. In her keynote, she will explore how to educate and design assessment for the “whole child”, supporting cognitive and physical development needs, as well as social and emotional learning. Katie’s lessons, examples, and experience in supporting students’ learning needs will leave you feeling inspired and ready to use self-assessment, formative assessment, summative assessment, and pre-assessment in ways that cultivate a positive culture of learning!

Teacher Talks: Professional Learning Sessions

During registration, you will be asked to select which Teacher Talk you'd like to participate in after the keynote address.

Integrating Drama into Middle School Humanities: Unleash Your Imagination!

Drama is a powerful method of engagement and an effective way to provide a deeper exploration into unit of study. Through a series of activities, we will delve into connecting drama to the humanities classroom.

Making Learning Visible (Sharing Inspiration from our Harvard Studies)

Please join us in discovering ways to make learning visible for the purpose of developing and fostering strong collaborative skills in your students. During our session, you will be invited to work collaboratively while discovering the tools for bringing learning to the forefront.

Talking About Climate Change

We are facing a climate emergency and children know it. How do we help them understand and come to terms with the climate crisis? How can we help them effectively raise their voices and take action in their communities? This session will aim to answer those questions and provide inspiration for how we can support our students and ourselves in the face of this truly global problem.

Developing the Growth of Physical Literacy in Primary Students

Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life

Physical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, ideally they will need to develop physical literacy at a young age, during the early stages of Long-Term Athlete Development. This presentation will include examples of how this understanding is taught at various ages and stages of development.

Teaching Both the Mind and the Heart: Strengthening Relationships with Students

This presentation will focus on the five areas of social-emotional learning as outlined by CASEL, and as they connect to BC’s core competencies. Teachers will also learn the research behind social and emotional learning. This session will emphasize the importance of implementing an SEL program from kindergarten to Grade 7. Strategies and lesson examples will be shared for the purposes of visualizing a continuum through the grades. Collaboration and discussion will be encouraged as part of the presentation.

International Climate Change Summit

Relating the understanding of data to a current issue is highlighted through the Climate Change Summit, an interdisciplinary unit project. Participants can expect a summary of how Grade 7 students use available data and research to interpret, make connections and propose possible solutions to the global climate crisis.

Project-Based Learning

After attending PBL 101 from PBLWorks, come see how we have adapted their project template to use in our classrooms and our rationale behind its implementation. We will share our own observations and insights, as well as open up the discussion for attendees to share their experiences with Project-Based Learning.

Metacognition and Mindfulness

Have you tried MindUp? Are you looking for ways to incorporate mindful approaches in your classrooms? Are you seeing connections between mindfulness and core competencies that you have not had time to explore? Then this is the session for you! We will be discussing our experience incorporating mindfulness into our lives as teachers and into our classrooms. Participants will leave with some strategies to try and some questions to consider.

Date and Time

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Crofton House School

3200 West 41st Avenue

Theatre - Beedie Fine Arts Centre

Vancouver, BC V6N 3E1

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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