Professional Development

I wanted to have a list of my professional development in one place and easy to access. This list includes not only conferences, workshops and other pro-d events, but also other related professional experiences such as conference presentations and workshops that I have facilitated on my own and with others. Let me know if you have any questions!

Professional Development (2007 to present)

Calling in the Circle and Sharing our Gifts, Comox Valley Schools Professional Development Day, 2019 – Keynote speakers: Monique Gray-Smith and Wendlidi Speck, also attended Adrienne Gear workshop

Testify: Indigenous Laws + the Arts, UVIC Continuing Studies in Teacher Education, 2018

Innovation in Education: Cmolik Engagement Series, 2018

PSA Super Conference, 2017

BCTF 2017 workshops including: BC Blanket Exercise by Rick Joe, Infusing Aboriginal Content by Denise Hendry, and Deconstructing Myths by Rick Joe

Intersections, BCATA/Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA), 2016

Edcamp Global, 2016

Provincial Intermediate Teachers Association (PITA) Fall Conference, 2015

BCSSA Spring Forum, 2015

Edcamp Langley, 2015

TEDx West Vancouver, 2013

Edcamp Victoria, 2013

BCAMT/Northwest Mathematics Fall Conference, 2012

Digital Learning Spring Conference, 2011

Virtual School Society Annual Spring Conference, 2009

Power of Place Conference, 2008

BCSSA Fall Conference, 2007

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training, 2007

Boy Smarts, Summer Institute, 2007

BCATA Annual Conference, 2007


Related Professional Experience

2019                              Member of Committee responsible for developing a District Technology Scope and Sequence for Comox Valley Schools

2017 – present             Member of SD71 Information Technology Integration Contacts (ITIC) group

2017 – present             Member of BC Art Teachers’ Association (BCATA) Executive, District Representative Coordinator (shared position, appointed)

2017                              Member of Action Plan for Learning Planning Committee for Cayoosh Elementary, George Murray Elementary and LSS

2017                              Leyton Schnellert Series, SD74 Network

2016–Present             Member of BC Art Teachers’ Association (BCATA) Executive, Intermediate Representative for BC

2006–2017                 BCATA District Representative SD74

2012–2016                  Member of the District Student Achievement Team (DSAT). Team developed new elementary report cards and SD74 Learner Traits

Oct 2014                     “Teacher Inquiry Meaningful Peer to Peer Learning Using Technology” (Co-presenter), CUEBC Fall Conference

Apr 2014                     “Connected Learning in SD74” (Co-Presenter), Networks of Innovation and Inquiry Symposium

2013–2014                  Leyton Schnellert Series, SD74 Network

Nov 2013                     “Connected Learning in SD74,” (Co-Presenter), BC School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) Spring Conference

June 2013                    “Connected Learning in SD74” (Co-Presenter) and “Elementary Connected Classrooms” (Roundtable Discussion Leader), Edmedia                              World Conference on Educational Media and Technology

2011                            “Elementary Connected Classrooms Project” (Co-Presenter), Digital Learning Spring Conference

2009                            “Using Web 2.0 Tools to Build & Maintain a Personal Learning Network” (Workshop Facilitator), SD74 District Non-Instructional Day

May 2008                    Small Secondary Schools Rural Forum, invited as a lead teacher

Mar 2008                    “Transformative Uses of Digital Photography” Workshop Facilitator, BCTF New Teacher’s Conference

2006–2007                 BCATA Advocacy for the Arts Mini-Poster Project

1995–1996                   Student Teacher (Grade 5) at Bridgeview Elementary, Designated Inner City school in Surrey, B.C.

1994–1995                   Volunteer Experience (Grades 2-7) at Charles Dickens Elementary, Designated Inner City school in Vancouver, B.C.