Mount Boucherie Secondary, West Kelowna, B.C.
October 20th & October 21st
BCTEA Conference 2016



Best Western PLUS Wine Country Hotel & Suites
3460 Carrington Road
West Kelowna, British Columbia, V4T 3C1, Canada
+1 250 7071637



Super 8 West Kelowna Hotel
1655 Westgate Rd, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Tel: (250) 769-2355  Fax: (250) 769-2370

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Workshop Descriptions

Workshops will be updated as they become available.
SessionWorkshopPresenterPhotoWorkshop Description
Exploring Problems Using 3D Printing Devin Burroughsdevin-burroughsDescription:
In this workshop we will discusses what it takes to incorporate 3d design and printing into your school. We will be touching base on the purchasing, maintenance and use of the equipment. We will also be looking at some basic 3d design software available and the pros and cons connected to them.
Robotics/Coding Jason Brettjason-brettDescription:
From beginner robotics such as Lego mindstorms all the way to FIRST robotics, participants will be shown examples and strategies to bring robotics into your school. Platforms such as Lego, VEX, VEX IQ, Mbot and FIRST.
Seaspan Tour and BCIT Aviation Campus Tour Steve Claassen
Steve ClaassenDescription:
Two exciting tours have been set up. The morning tour (9:00 - 12:00) is out to BCIT's huge Aviation hanger to Canada’s leading aerospace training facility. The afternoon tour (1:00 - 3:30) is to Seaspan's shipyard to check out the latest ship building project. Transportation is provided and space is limited to 20 people maximum per tour.

Participants must email Steve Claassen to order steel toed boot sizes (if needed) and to book a seat for these tours.

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ADST Woodwork Projects Randy Greyrandy-pictureDescription:
Elementary or middle school teachers wanting to implement the new ADST curriculum but may be wary of using tools in the classroom will be shown what and how they can get started. Participants will be shown safe tool use, safety procedures, and will leave with the new elementary/makerspace Heads Up For Safety Booklet. Each participant will also create a small woodworking project that could easily be done with students.
Jewelry Making Ryan HarmonSteve ClaassenDescription:
This workshop explores the world of Art Metal and Jewelry design and showcases various projects, techniques and procedures found in primary through senior secondary classrooms. All participants will leave this hands on workshop with a sample project, resources and a desire to create exciting learning opportunities in their own classrooms. No experience necessary!
Maker thinkingSusan CrichtonSteve ClaassenDescription:
Makerspace encompasses two main initiatives. One is a space that has tools and materials available for youth to create solutions/artifacts. Second, it should involve design thinking, which is outlined in the new ADST curriculum as curriculum competencies. Participants will be guided through an exercise to assist teachers in learning Design thinking.
Creating a Makerspace in your Classroom Dereck DiromSteve ClaassenDescription:
Participants will learn how the MakerEd movement with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) focus can be an effective way to integrate the Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) curriculum in their classroom or school. We will explore all the various buzzwords, resources, tools and technologies and potential assessment strategies found in classroom based Makerspaces. Participants will have a hands-on opportunity to explore littleBits technology and discuss strategies on how they can be integrating ADST into a language arts/aboriginal unit.
Implementing the new ADST curriculum in Wood and Metal classes Heather ElliottSteve ClaassenDescription:
Implementing the curriculum competencies in the Wood and Metal shop requires a new rubric for instruction and assessment. Along with this new direction for student projects, from an old "cookie cutter model", is integrating the design process to personalize projects. Some new ideas will be shared, and then open discussion time for participants to share what they are doing and thus build new teaching techniques and strategies to work within the new curriculum.
In addition to the new curriculum ideas for implementation, we will introduce the revised edition of the “Heads up for Safety” documents which include a broader range of equipment and will be divided into subject area format to make them easier and more accessible. It also includes a “junior” version for assisting in the implementation of the A.D.S.T. Curriculum at the K – 6 Level.
Hand-outs and takeaways will be available.