Conference 2015
 Friday October 23rd 2015
Provincial Professional Development Conference for Social Studies Teachers at Vancouver Technical Secondary School

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Workshop proposals register HERE and Exhibitors register HERE

                 Living In A World Of Conflict

                                Keynote: Dr. Samantha Nutt 

This Conference is Sponsored in part by: Canada’s History


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Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker.  A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan.  A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr Nutt is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena and is amongst the most sought-after public speakers in North America.  With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally.



Each year, the BCSSTA hosts a professional development conference open to all teachers who teach social studies in BC schools. We offer a compelling keynote address which leads you into further workshops spread over two session-periods. The majority of workshops offered will tie into this year’s conference theme of:  “living in a word of conflict”. We expect a wide variety of specific workshops to be available. Between the morning and afternoon workshop sections there will be a hot buffet style lunch served (part of your fee) and there will be a host of vendors and organizations with tables in the cafeteria and around the school offering information, free samples and draw prizes. We also hold the Annual General Meeting of the association in the staff cafeteria next to the main cafeteria. We strongly encourage you to drop in and take part in the AGM.


Please register well in advance. We need to know our expected attendance numbers a week before the conference for catering lunch and for our workshop presenters and so on. Please do not be upset if you register late and end up without a gift bag or even a lunch etc… When you register on line we will need you to pay by Credit Card and provide a working email address. Receipts will be emailed to you.

In addition to our Keynote we are pleased to host Governer General’s Award winning teacher, Matt Henderson from Winnipeg, who will be hosting workshops at the conference.  Here’s a little background on Matt:

Matt Henderson teaches Senior School Social Studies at St. John’s-Ravesncourt School in Winnipeg, Canada. He has a passion for creating educative experiences for students and using their experiences as a means for transformation. With the understanding that Education is meant to create agents for social change, Matt is fascinated by the relationship between experience, ecological literacy, and systems thinking.
He is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in History for Excellence in Teaching, The Archives Association for Manitoba Manitoba Award, and the Government of Canada History Award. He a graduate student at the University of Manitoba, a sessional instructor at the University of Winnipeg, and a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC.

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