BCTLA Fall Conference 2013

Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Friday, October-25-13

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Schedule of the Day

Keynote Speakers
- Panel discussion of technology and learning in a variety of contexts, based on their areas of research & expertise.
Philip L. Balcaen, UBC Okanagan:
critical thinking and computer-supported learning

Ross A. Laird of Vancouver, BC: Learning technology and the future of education
Eric M. Meyers, UBC Vancouver: Information behavior & learning, and problem-solving
Following the keynote/panel discussion, each presenter will convene a more in-depth small-group discussion on their topic. Conference participants will register for one or all of these sessions as part of the conference.

Workshop Session Details

Workshop A-1 Ross Laird: Break and Build: Learning Technologies and the Future of Education

Workshop A-2Janine Fitkall: Story Buddies presents Critical Thinking using SmartLearning Tools and Literacy Play-Elementary  (all morning session)

Workshop B-1 Philip Balcean: Asking “questions that matter” when supporting student inquiry and use of digital media-Secondary

Workshop B-3  Eric Meyers: Making the Most of Collaborative Inquiry -Elementary and Secondary

Workshop B-4 Gordon Powell  French Search Engines-Elementary, Secondary

Workshop B6  Miriam Gilbert, Joanne de Groot, Jennifer Branch: Real Life Literacy and Digital Citizenship- Elementary & Secondary

Workshop B7 Suzanne Hall: Aboriginal Literature: Elementary  (Suitable for teacher-librarians and classroom teachers.)

Workshop B8 Chris McMahen: Creative Connections to Literature-Elementary

Workshop B9 Jemshir Gill Moodle in today’s classroom and in the classroom of the 21st century. Practical and Theoretical approaches to using Moodle.
- Secondary

Workshop B10 Phyllis Simon from Kidsbooks Phyllis' Picks

Workshop B-11 April Hilland: So You’re a Teacher in the Library.  What Now? - Elementary/Secondary

Workshop B-12  Michelle Hall and Martha Cameron: The Learning Commons Live: a potpourri of ideas to inspire and engage your staff and students! –Secondary

Workshop C-1Mike Saul:  The iPad as Collaborative TechnologyElementary

Workshop C-3 Deb Cowland: Inquiry & Beyond -Elementary and Secondary

Workshop C-4 Gordon Powell: Get the Canadian Point of View on your topic!- Secondary

Workshop C-5 Rory Payment: Designing and assessing student led inquiries and other messy projects with the new competencies in mind- Elementary and Secondary

Workshop C-6 Joanne de Groot & Jennifer Branch: Whet your appetites for graduate studies: Moving from teacher in the library to qualified teacher-librarian-Elementary and Secondary

Workshop C-7 Jim Graham, Elena Digiovanni and Suzanne Hall: Celebrations of Reading: Bookfest, Battle of the Books, and Book Circle-Elementary, Secondary

Workshop C-8 Richard Beaudry: Transition Literacy in High Schools – A model-Secondary

Workshop C-9 Heather Daly: Making Sense of Copyright Law- Elementary and Secondary

Workshop D-1 David Vandergugten: Inquiry in the Classroom and Video Streaming- Elementary and Secondary

Workshop D-2 Vicci Halabi: Using Problem-Based Learning as a Form of Inquiry- Secondary

Workshop D-3 Patricia Finlay: Inquiry + critical thinking = Critical Inquiry- Elementary/Secondary

Workshop D-4 Nancy Greenall:  Stepping Out of the “Teacher” Box   OR   “The Times, They Are a-Changin' "
- Elementary

Workshop D-6 Tina West and Liza Morris: When school and public libraries collaborate: "Have Books will Travel" and "Reading Link challenge" - Intermediate

Workshop D-7  Joanne de Groot & Jennifer Branch: Topic: Opportunities, Barriers, and Challenges: New Teacher-Librarians Navigating through their First Year- Elementary and Secondary

Workshop D-8 Suzanne Hall: Facilitating Inquiry with ERAC Resources (Grades 6 to 10) Intermediate Grades 6 to 10

Workshop D-9 Chris McMahen: Creative Connections to Literature- Elementary  *This is a repeat of the morning session*

Workshop D-11 Joel Olson: MinecraftEDU: Game-based learning on a world-building scale- Elementary

Conference Fee:

renewing BCTLA MEMBER $190 (includes annual membership)
BCTLA member (membership already paid) $150
Students/Retirees $165

non BCTF participants $217







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Lunch tickets provided

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Reserved parking spots

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Guaranteed 30 min. opportunity in product presentation stage



Recognition of sponsor in registration area



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Ad for sponsor printed in conference program




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Companies: $150 per table (6' X 30")

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Includes one lunch ticket.  Additional lunch tickets available for $15 each.

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To reserve your tables, by September 13, please make out cheques to “Maple Ridge Teacher-Librarians’ Association” and send to:

Halia Hirniak, Treasurer

11101 Carter Close

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