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2018 BC Summer Institute

Monday, August 20, 2018 (All day) - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (All day)

2018 BC Summer Institute

Hosted by: Family Support Institute
Date: August 20th-22nd, 2018
Location: UBC Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver (Click for map)
Registration: Available online

About the Conference: Inclusion is not something you “do”, it’s something you feel. Within the general education system many trained professionals want to enable inclusion for all students, but seek the skills to ensure this truly happens for all students. These skills are drenched in values, capacity and a strong desire to do things differently.

“Creating the Future – Partnerships in Inclusive Learning” is a Summer Conference on inclusive education that will dig into these values and offer strategies and tools to participants which will assist them in ensuring that all kids are included in the classrooms and school communities and that all kids have a sense of belonging.

During the conference, individuals from all over BC come together at the University of British Columbia, to hear from people who have been doing this heart work for decades and who have experienced success in all aspects of Inclusive Learning. This year’s speakers include Dr. Brenda Fossett, Dr. Paul Malette, Vicki Rothstein, Dr. Nancy Perry, Dr. Deborah Butler, Shelley Moore, Dr. Leyton Schnellert, Dr. Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Dr. Jennifer Katz and Dr. John-Tyler Binfet.

The success of this conference can be attributed to many factors. There are daily, insightful and powerful keynote speeches, delivered by a champion in diverse, innovative approaches to facilitating inclusive school environments. There are also many areas of training for participants to choose from.

For more information please visit the BC Inclusive Learning website or contact the Family Support Institute by calling 604-540-8374 or email summerinstitute@fsibc.com