Second Annual Scholar-Practitioner Conference
WHERE: UBC Okanagan, Engineering,
Management and Education building Room 0050
WHEN: Monday, August 28,
2017 | 10 AM
The Scholar Practitioner Conference is an opportunity for all educators to foster and enhance professional knowledge and understanding. Community educators, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty are invited to present curricular innovations, their research and/or professional projects.
This is an opportunity to learn from one another, gain new perspectives, and dialogue critically and thoughtfully with colleagues about important issues in the field.
At its heart, the Scholar-Practitioner Conference is a teaching exercise. Everyone is invited to participate, whether as a listener or presenter.
Schedule for the Day
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS (EME 0050)
WELCOME – Margaret Macintyre Latta
2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dean Blye Frank
presents "Who is the Learner at the Centre of the Scholar-Practitioner Initiative?"
VICKI GREEN GRADUATE AWARD & GRADUATE STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARDS
CONFERENCE TIPS – John-Tyler Binfet
Pickup your lunch outside EME 0050 and bring it to the sessions below.
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 1121 Chair: Scott Roy Douglas, Assistant Professor, UBCO
Beating the Grade 4 Slump: A look at Grade 3
Grade 3 is a pivotal year in written literacy development. This proposal presents the findings of a study analyzing 225 grade 3 writing samples.
Hetty Roessingh, Professor, University of Calgary
Creative Coding: Using Visual Programming Platforms to Enhance Arts and Expressive Language Use
Creative coding—coding for expression rather than function—can be undertaken in K-9 classrooms using visual programming languages (VPLs).
Robert Campbell, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, UBCO
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 2181-2 Chair: Christopher Martin, Assistant Professor, UBCO
Educational Opportunities: Efficiency, Democracy and Egalitarianism
A discussion between egalitarian, democratic and market-based educational philosophers.
Erik Nielsen, MEd Student UBCO
Complicated Curricular Conversations and the Cultivation of a Cosmopolitan Teaching Practice
The intersections of cosmopolitanism, global citizenship, and democracy in relation to K-12 educative contexts.
Kyle Hamilton, Faculty Advisor, Faculty of Education, UBCO
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 2141 Chair: Margaret Macintyre Latta, Professor, UBCO
School Organizational Structures and Conditions in Support of Curriculum-Making
Exploring curricular enactment embracing critical and creative thinking within action.
Wendy Briggs, Principal, Tamalee Middleton, Vice Principal, School District No. 23 & Margaret Macintyre Latta, Professor, Faculty of Education UBCO
Through a Different Lens
Empowering teacher inquirers to make learning engaging and relevant for students.
Leyton Schnellert, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, UBCO & Judith King, District Helping Teacher, School District No.67
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 1123 Chair: Catherine Broom, Assistant Professor, UBCO
The Making of Communitas: Parents and Teachers Connecting in Liminal Spaces through Story, Dialogue, and Literacies of Knowing
Disrupting the normative ways educators and families coexist on the margins and boundaries that divide school and home.
Donna Kozak, Doctoral Candidate UBCO
Communicating Student Learning with FreshGrade
FreshGrade navigates a digital portfolio, which offers parents a window into the classroom as they receive regular updates about their child’s learning.
Stephanie Tobin, French Immersion Teacher, Glenmore Elementary
ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS & PAPER PRESENTATIONS
The Rise of Precarious Faculty in Higher Education
The experiences of precarious faculty in higher education institutions in British Columbia.
Lisa Allen, Doctoral Student UBCV
The Impact of Blended Communities of Practice on Teacher Learning in a Rural School District in British Columbia
Connected Learning in Rural BC
Brooke Haller, MA Student UBCO
An Exploratory Study to Identify the Equilibrium Threshold Concepts for Students in Chemistry Education: Promoting Change in Thinking and Understanding
Identifying and describing chemical threshold concepts, through the lens of students in order to promote change in thinking towards mastery understanding of this concept.
Donna-Leigh Goodman, Doctoral Student UBCO
Re-thinking and Re-imagining Mathematical Pedagogies for Student Success
A research infused math framework changes the way our students think, reason and dialogue in mathematics.
Kendra Jacobs, MA Student UBCO
Kindness Matters: Embracing a Social Emotional Learning Community in Schools
Follow our school's journey to support children in becoming responsible, contributing citizens.
Karen Switzer, Faculty Advisor, Faculty of Education, UBCO & Robyn Cassan, Teacher, School District No.23
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 1121 Chair: Margaret Macintyre Latta, Professor, UBCO
Large-Scale, Arts-Based, Interdisciplinary Curricular Projects
A partnership with a local symphony, school district, and the university, explores what a large-scale arts project looks and feels like for educators and students embracing interdisciplinary connections.
Rhonda Draper, Teacher, School District No. 23
Home in a New Rhythm: Theory/Practice and the New Curriculum
Important intersections between teacher education, BC's redesigned curriculum and the field of curriculum studies
Kelly Hanson, Doctoral Student & Faculty Advisor, Faculty Education, UBCO
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 2141 Chair: Sabre Cherkowski, Associate Professor, UBCO
An Exploration into the Humanness of Community
Teachers’ personal accounts of their experiences in a Professional Learning Community, exploring how humanness influences professional learning.
Jennifer Kelly, Doctoral Student, UBCO
A Mindful Teaching Community: Possibilities for Professional Learning
Mindfulness and mindful practices such as deep listening, dialogue, non-judgement and attention in the classroom.
Clay Mcleod, Ryan Scorgie, & Lori Hazel, Educators at Springvalley Middle School
PAPER PRESENTATIONS, EME 2181-2 Chair: Susan Crichton, Associate Dean, UBCO;
The Continuous Relationship of Speech and Literacy Development
The relationship of spoken multisyllabic-word (MSW) phonology to school-aged children’s literacy is articulated.
Glenda Mason, Instructor & Research Associate, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences UBCV
Service-Learning as Communty Field Opportunity
Teaching in an international setting? This session shares experiences from a literacy project situated in rural schools in northern Ghana, West Africa.
Susan Crichton, Associate Dean Faculty of Education, UBCO and Cindy Bourne, Doctoral Candidate UBCO
Designing Good Global Experiences in Challenging Contexts
Designing global experiences for students when those experiences are situated in challenging contexts.
Cindy Bourne, Doctoral Candidate UBCO
CLOSING PRESENTATION, EME 0050 Chair: Philip Balcaen, Associate Professor, UBCO
A Vision for Aboriginal Education
This session will focus on embedding Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives, highlighting that culture is a type of medicine that can connect students to learning outcomes.
Terry-Lee Beaudry, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Central Okanagan Public Schools
Kevin Kaiser, Aboriginal Resource Support Teacher K-12, Central Okanagan Public Schools
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