2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
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Connecting the dots: an exploration of the relationship between the core competencies and learner proficiencies

Our learners, including those with special needs, are heading into a world where being an effective communicator with good social skills is key to lifelong success.  The new Core Competencies are available to BC educators and provide insight and thoughts on how we can support capacity-building strategies into our practice. Join this workshop for a discussion on what they are, what they might look like in our classrooms and how to create class-based and IEP-based goals.  We will also review low- and hi-tech strategies and supports to implement in your teaching practice.  Attendees will leave with an increased understanding of Core Competencies and their impact on our learners' life journeys.  Please come with one or more students in mind for a collegial brainstorming session.

Target Audience

All welcome! K-12, resource

What to bring

Please bring a device to the session.


Heather Johnson

Heather is an Integration Support Teacher at David Brankin Elementary and Berkshire Park Elementary, and is new to the Surrey School District.  She has taught in elementary and secondary settings, in classroom and non-enrolling capacities: secondary FSL, teacher-librarian, Intermediate classroom, LST and gifted.  As a resource teacher she collaborates with school teams to determine student strengths and challenges as they relate to curricular and core competencies. One of Heather's passions is supporting independence and self-advocacy in all students, and she has presented multiple workshops on this and other related topics. Heather is thrilled to be presenting her first workshop in Surrey!

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Seats Available

01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

No Seats Free