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Provincial Professional Development Day – October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

This year, BC’s Provincial Professional Development Day is Friday, October 20. The expectation for teachers and teacher candidates is to engage in an organized professional learning activity or conference on that day, which is why schools close and BEd classes cease. Our program did not always cancel classes on this day, but a case was made that teacher candidates would really benefit from the opportunity to engage with teaching colleagues in provincial Pro-D Day events. It is important, therefore, for all to participate.

A list of Pro-D opportunities is available here. As we learn of other offerings, they will be added to the list, so please check back often.

Traditionally on the October Provincial Pro-D Day, each BCTF provincial specialist association offers a subject-specific conference where ideas are shared by master educators, resources are showcased, and teacher-networking occurs.

This year, the BCTF is holding the PSA Super Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre to celebrate its 100th year. It is the collaborative effort of 25 Provincial Specialist Associations (PSAs) to host 6000 participants, hundreds of workshops, over 30 keynotes, and over 275 presenters in downtown Vancouver.

Along with the PSA Super Conference there are a number of other professional development events taking place on Friday, October 20. Most conferences offer a reduced registration rate for teacher candidates and some district-based events are free. Some of our Community Field Experience partners also offer professional learning sessions that day.

See the list of Pro-D Day Events Here


October 20, 2017