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PSA Conference is a Huge Success!

A huge thank you to all our participants and to the incomparable Laurie Westphal. Laurie's depth of knowledge and instructional strategies provided everyone with a springboard to motivate, engage, and stretch learning for ALL students. 

If you missed it, search for Laurie's "Differentiating Instructions Using Menus" series. You will not regret it. 

"A great learning pace and excellent examples!" -AL

"It was engaging and I enjoyed interacting with colleagues. I learned a lot about how to create a differentiated classroom." -SK

"It was such a treat to be a sponge, soaking it all up. I appreciated Laurie's gentle manner and modelling." -MR

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2022 In-Person Conference: Registration is now LIVE! 

Starring the differentiation expert herself....

LAURIE WESTPHAL, Ed.D. 

Low Prep for High Ability

When: October 21, 9-2:45

Where: Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam, BC

 

Find out more and register here.

Be one of the first 50 registrants and receive a free Laurie Westphal book of your choice if registered by Sept 30!

 

Book pick-up will be at the event and you must be in attendance to receive the book. 

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Some Light Reading Before the Break!

Our summer newsletter is here, for members only! We will see you in the fall with an exciting slate of activities designed and curated to help YOU!

Thank-you dear educators, for all you do to meet the need of gifted learners. Have a wonderful and rejuvenating summer. 

2022 Conference! 
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The 2022 PSA day conference will be in-person starring the differentiation expert herself....

LAURIE WESTPHAL, Ed.D. 

"Low Prep for High Ability"

When: October 21, 9-2:45

Where: Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam, BC

Find out more here and check back for registration details. 

Open Book.
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It's not too late to join our Book Club!

Next meeting: April 26th, 4-4:45 on Zoom.

We will be discussing The Gifted Kids Survival Guide for kids and teens.

If you would like to join us AND get a free copy of one of the guides, contact us.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Check out SAGE-BC at upcoming conferences!

February 18: Tapestry (South Vancouver Island Teachers)

 

February 25: Transforming Perspectives (Coquitlam and Burnaby Teachers)

April 22: Spring Fling (Prince George Teachers)

 

Click on the links to register (all are virtual)

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Book Club!

For members only! We have chosen Judy Galbraith's The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide based on your suggestions and we will organize virtual meetings to discuss and learn together.

Members: go here to register

Non-members, go here to join SAGE-BC!

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Fall Conference: October 22, 2021

A Resounding Success!

A fabulous day was spent with Katie, learning about how to inspire creative and critical thinking through peer, self, and teacher assessment. It was incredibly inspiring and the feedback we received from participants was very positive. Stay tuned for information regarding next year's conference on October 21, 2022.

Katie White is a renowned educator, consultant, and assessment specialist who will be speaking on how to unlock creativity and deep learning through the lens of assessment. This is relevant for educators of ALL types of learners.

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Come hear all about it: Menus!

Join us as we chat with Laurie Westphal, author of the Differentiated Instruction Using Menus Series. Teachers K-12 can learn how offering choice through menus can transform your teaching and engage your learners of ALL levels.

When: April 7, 2021 @ 4:30 PST

Where: Online

Who: SAGE-BC members, K-12 (please email us for link)

Non-members: Subscribe here and receive all the benefits of membership including this workshop! Please then contact us at PSAC63@bctf.ca for a link to the workshop.

February Brings a Bounty of Professional Development Opportunities Across the Province!

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February 12: Cowichan, Greater Victoria, Saanich, and Sooke Teachers' Association present Tapestry 2021 - all online!

Easy Ways to Differentiate for the High Ability Learner in your Classroom:  Unsure if or how to challenge high ability learners in your regular classroom without a lot of stress or planning on your part? In this session, you will build your understanding of a high ability learners, take with you a treasure trove of practical ideas around core competencies, and receive further support throughout the year from SAGE- BC, the Specialist Association of Gifted Educators in BC. 

Register here!

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February 26: Coquitlam and Burnaby Teachers’ Associations and School Districts present Resilience & Renewal - all online!

The Conundrum of Twice-Exceptional Students: Understanding their Strengths and Stretches: Join us as we explore the twice-execeptional student profile. We will do a deep dive into what makes these students indeed exceptional. This will include strategies and resources for meeting their needs in a mainstream classroom, in the spirit of diversity and inclusion. We will look at a myriad of 2E cases including gifted/learning disabled, gifted with Autism, and gifted with ADD/ADHD/mental health. 

Coquitlam and Burnaby teachers, register here!

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April 23: Prince George District Teachers' Association present the 2021 Spring Fling Educational Conference - all online!

Easy Ways to Differentiate for the High Ability Learner in your Classroom:  Unsure if or how to challenge high ability learners in your regular classroom without a lot of stress or planning on your part? In this session, you will build your understanding of a high ability learners, take with you a treasure trove of practical ideas around core competencies, and receive further support throughout the year from SAGE- BC, the Specialist Association of Gifted Educators in BC. 

Register here!

Save the Date! May 17-18 2021
Virtual Summit on the Neuroscience of Twice-Exceptionality

Discuss new, unprecedented studies of twice-exceptionality, the future of research in this field, and the possibilities available for collaboration among institutions and centers that focus on gifted education and talent development.  We hope that these collaborations will advance our understanding of this unique population and their strengths and challenges.  

 

Register here

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Explore SAGE BC

Supporting Gifted Learners and their teachers in British Columbia

SAGE BC is one of BCTF's Provincial Specialist Associations.  SAGE BC assists in the development, implementation and expansion of teacher education and programs for those working with gifted learners.

Take a moment to explore our news section below. We want to make sure you hear about all the important and exciting updates happening at SAGE-BC, so check back often to stay in the know!

Resources

Looking for gifted resources to support curriculum development, social emotional support, and a love for learning?

 

Check it out here!

Newsletter

Members can stay current on gifted information in British Columbia. Learn strategies and stay connected three times a year.

Winter Issue out now!

Sign Up!

Sign-up for a SAGE BC membership online through BCTF. Membership is available to BCTF members and non-members. Choose GIFTED from the curricular categories.

Happy Holidays from SAGE-BC

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A special gift from us to our members! Please read our Winter newsletter to sign up to receive a FREE copy of a "Differentiating Instruction Using Menus" of your choice. 

Find out more about this amazing offer and the resource in the newsletter. 

Non-members, please click here to join SAGE-BC and receive this resource. 

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