Join this session to learn about recommendations generated from various educational stakeholders that call for the provincial government to establish a standard of practice for education assistants in B.C. We hope you will be able to come learn and participate at AdvoCon2020, our 6th education advocacy conference held September 17th to 23rd online, with recordings available after to ticket holders.
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Cindy Dalglish is well-known education advocate supporting true investment into our education system. As a vocal advocate, Cindy continues to present and push all levels of government to increase financial support and update education policy with a focus on the K-12 system. In her professional capacity, Cindy is an instructional designer, curriculum developer, and post-secondary instructor across a broad spectrum of programs and topics. She holds a BA in Communications from Royal Roads University.
Ryan Kappmeier has dedicated over fifteen years of his career to working with marginalized and diverse learners in education and youth justice systems in B.C. and Ontario. Leveraging experiential learning tools and positive behaviour interventions, Ryan has supported a variety of educational programs including outdoor adventure therapy, day treatment, and traditional elementary and high school classrooms. He holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management from Royal Roads University, where he focused on a re-envisioning of the role that education assistants can play in improving outcomes for underserved learners in B.C
Setting the standard for Education Assistants in B.C.
This session will explore recommendations generated from various educational stakeholders that call for the provincial government to establish a standard of practice for education assistants in B.C. We will share insights into current EA training policies, which risk increasing educational inequities for underserved learners and explore opportunities for leveraging research findings from international jurisdictions to propose solutions for systems improvement.
You will learn:
– The history and current status of efforts to implement EA standards in BC.
– That employment requirements to be an EA across BC are varied and with the current on-going shortage of EAs, school districts are implementing in-house training programs ranging in length from 4-6 months and recently a 2-week bridging program.
– About international research and evidence demonstrating the need for a standard of practice for EAs to ensure diverse learners receive an equitable education to that of their neurotypical peers.
Follow them on Twitter:
Cindy Dalglish- @CindyDalglish
Ryan Kappmeier- @KappmeierRyan
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