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AdvoCon2020 Full Schedule

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The schedule is out and the week is packed! Casual coffee connections, 16 workshops, 2 panels, 1 feature presenter and a birthday party is a lot to take in! So first let’s get this out of the way – if you can’t come to all of them, as long as you have a ticket you’ll be able to access the recordings after.

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Thursday, September 17th:

10:30 am Conference Opening with emcee Heidi Vinois

This live session will introduce BCEdAccess and what we do, and lay out how the conference works, community agreements, how to tech, and talk about the great sessions and prizes!

11:20 am Advocacy During a Pandemic

Join Tracy Humphreys, founder and chair of the BCEdAccess Society, as she talks about the advocacy process in K-12 education and the impact of COVID-19.

6:30 pm Work and Economic Justice – panel

Andréa Coutu of TrustMode Marketing and Consulting leads a panel discussion.

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Friday, September 18th:

930 am Coffee connection

Coffee connections are a casual Zoom get together – see old friends and make new ones, chat casually or around a general theme

1030 am workshop IEPs – What You Need to KNow

Suzanne Perreault will deliver this important workshop which is a staple item at every BCEdAccess conference.

1:00 pm workshop The Communication In Behaviour

Mandi Sharkey returns to deliver this popular workshop from last year on behaviour and the Low Arousal technique.

6:30 pm workshop Love, Human Rights and Reconciliation

Symbia Barnaby will discuss history, Cultural Competency and its role in creating an Inclusive learning environment.

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Saturday, September 19th

930 am Coffee connection – Harman Pandher

This special coffee connection features Harman Singh Pandher reading his new children’s book, Gurpreet goes to Gurdwara. Bring your kids!

1030 am workshop Your District and the Exclusion Tracker – civic engagement training session

Erika Cedillo and Karla Verschoor of Inclusion BC and Jenn Newby and Nicole Kaler of BCEdAccess, co-present a workshop and training seminar to share the BCEdAccess Exclusion Tracker data with your school district.

2:30 pm workshop Setting the Standard for EAs in British Columbia

Cindy Dalglish and Ryan Kappmeier explain the urgent need for a common set of educational standards for Education Assistants in BC.

6:30 pm workshop Person Centred Planning – why it matters

Aaron Johannes, Rhona Segarra, and Liz Etamanski of Imagine A Circle will talk about planning for people, families and organizations.

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Sunday, September 20th

930 am Coffee connection

Coffee connections are a casual Zoom get together – see old friends and make new ones, chat casually or around a general theme

1030 am workshop El Jones, Featured Presenter

El Jones, well known poet and activist, will talk about police, schools and anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and other anti-POC racism.

2:30 pm workshop Food For Everyone

Rachel Lovick brings a unique workshop about food education and inclusion.

6:30 pm Tracy Humphreys’ Birthday Party Trivia Night Fundraiser with emcee Tamara Taggart!

Enjoy an evening of fun and trivia with your fellow BCEdAccess supporters! Trivia winners will receive an assortment of fabulous prizes, including our always coveted swag!

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Monday, September 21st

930 am Coffee connection

Coffee connections are a casual Zoom get together – see old friends and make new ones, chat casually or around a general theme

1030 am workshop Section 11 & the Appeals Process

Join John Gaiptman of BCCPAC to learn how the School Act provides parents/guardians with the right to appeal any decision they feel significantly affects the education, health or safety of the student.

1:00 pm workshop Embrace Your Story

Explore how to create communities of belonging with principal Lisa Wallace and Madeline Kean, person with diverse abilities.

6:30 pm workshop The Kwantlen 7 Laws

Oral traditions of local teachings from the Kwantlen First Nation community, shared by Wiyé.nox (Luke Dandurand).

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Tuesday, September 22nd

930 am Coffee connection

Coffee connections are a casual Zoom get together – see old friends and make new ones, chat casually or around a general theme

1030 am workshop Reading Science and Exceptional Learners

Dr. Kathryn Garforth will share a workshop for parents and professionals who would like to find out how they can support the reading development for individuals with exceptionalities.

1:00 pm workshop Education as a Human Right

Laura Track is a human rights lawyer and the Director of Education in CLAS’s Human Rights Clinic. She joins us with a workshop on human rights in the BC K-12 education system.

6:30 pm workshop Let’s Talk: A Conversation on How Race and Disability Intersect In Education

Moms Against Racism convenes a panel discussion that delves into the intersection of race and disability for students in the BC education system, intended to help reimagine education that is best for each child’s needs.

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Wednesday, September 23rd

930 am Coffee connection

Coffee connections are a casual Zoom get together – see old friends and make new ones, chat casually or around a general theme

1030 am workshop Harnessing the Power of Storytelling

Author and advocate Cynthia Lockrey will help participants feel more confident, prepared and focused when sharing their stories in situations like conversations with family members, healthcare providers, educators and more.

1:00 pm Building an Accessible World

Tracy Humphreys presents a workshop written by @mssinenomine about making inclusive space for learning and living.

6:30 pm Students and Self-Advocacy

Student self advocates speak, and self-advocacy organization BC People First wraps up by presenting their self-advocacy tool.

7:20 pm Conference Closing

Let’s chat together and wrap up this amazing event!

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