The 3rd International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World: A Catalyst for Change, March 11th – 14th, 2009, Victoria Conference CentreVictoria, British Columbia, Canada

On behalf of UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education, I would like to send this friendly reminder that Janurary 12th, 2008, the Early Bird Deadline for the The 3rd International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, is quickly approaching. Please make sure to register now to ensure attendance space at the conference and to take advantage of the reduced rates. An electronic PDF copy of the brochure is available on our website at You can register by phone, fax, direct mail, or through our online registration website at

This program meets the accreditation criteria of The Canadian Counseling Association (CCA), and has been accredited for up to 24 CEU hours, and The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation has approved this conference for up to a maximum of 22 CEU’s (10 core & 12 related CEU ’s).

Please kindly forward this information to other members of your organization who may be interested in this event.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office: Telephone: (604) 827-3112 or Toll-free within BC: 1-877-328-7744; by Fax: (604) 822-4835 or via E-mail:

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference!

Kind Regards,
Vinnie Yuen
Marketing and Advertising Assistant
University of British Columbia
Interprofessional Continuing Education
A Team Approach to Learning

Phone: (604) 822-7524
Fax: (604) 822-4835

Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Supporting Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Kathi Hughes – Team Leader/Consultant, Stacey Wakabayashi – Teacher Consultant

L.S.T. /Teacher Workshop
This workshop provides a foundation for increasing teachers’ understanding of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and its educational implications. With an increased level of understanding, teachers will be able to provide more effective and appropriate supports for students with FASD. The workshop focuses on an effective approach for teaching students with FASD and provides an introduction to a valuable planning tool that we have developed. Current resources, research, and strategies will also be shared.

Summer Kindergarten Conference

August 28, 2008 – From 8:30 am – 2:30 pm – In Richmond
“Play Based Learning”
Sponsors: The BC Primary Teachers’ Association, The Kindergarten Learning Project Team, The Richmond School District
• The work of the 4 year Kindergarten Learning Project
• Ready for Distribution and Implementation
• Featuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Engaging Young Learners
Keynote Address by Colleen Politano “Brain Based Learning Through Play”
Feature Presentation “The Kindergarten Learning Project”
Breakout Sessions
Colleen Politano, Fiona Morrison, Pat Holborn, Tandy Gunn
Block Play / Sand and Water Play / Brain Gym

A Session for French Immersion Teachers
Team Presentations
Surrey Classroom Teachers: “Organization & Management of Centers”
Richmond Classroom Teachers: “Extending Play Based Learning”
Plan an Exciting Start to Your New School Year
• Register for the Summer Kindergarten Conference
• Learn How to Base Your Daily Instruction On “Learning Through Play”
Fee: $125 Includes
Conference Registration / Food & Beverage / BCPTA Membership Special Bonus – Original Set of 12 Posters on ‘Play Based Learning’
A Display of Student Work from Richmond Schools

Foundations – Exemplary Practices – Assistive Technology

Hi Karen,
Apparently, there is no flyer for the Assistive Technology course at Malaspina. It seems that they’ll have no difficulty filling the 45 spaces, so they aren’t going the extra mile with publicity.
Until reading the online info now, I didn’t realize what I was going to be part of. It turns out that it is a credit course toward a post degree diploma in Special Ed. The online blurb says the Instructor is “to be determined”. It has now been settled that there will be 3 sections of 15 for the class, with Jane, Maureen and me as the 3 instructors.
All students will be “taught” by all 3 of us, and there will be a great deal of hands-on time when students have opportunity to use technology. At this point, we hope to have 15 laptops from SET-BC’s mobile lab, and Malaspina is in the process of purchasing Kurzweil, Clicker 5, Boardmaker, etc. to install on university labs.
UDL will be the underlying pedagogical foundation for the course, and that will probably be much of my focus. There will, of course, be a course wiki. We also intend to have each student create a wiki and complete another digital project of some sort. The main software titles provided by SET-BC, of course, will also be covered—Kurzweil, Clicker 5, Boardmaker.
Please pass on the link to anyone who you think needs to know.

Summer 2008 UVIC Continuing Education

Non-Credit Workshop

Calculus for Secondary Teachers
with Linda Rajotte
Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 23, 24, 25: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Fee: $270.38 by June 9; $299.25 after June 9 (includes GST)

Credit Courses, on campus (may also be taken for non-credit):

The Role of the Teacher-Librarian — The Challenges and the Possibilities (1.5 units)
with John Caldwell
Date: Tuesday to Friday, August 5 to 8: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (24 hours) on campus, plus 12 hours in a distance format to October 31, 2008
Credit Fee: $458.10; Non-Credit, $395.00

Information Literacy and Enquiry Learning (1.5 units)
with James Henri
Date: Monday to Friday, August 11 to 15: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (30 hours) on campus, and 10 hours in a distance format to August 31, 2008
Credit Fee: $458.10; Non-Credit, $395.00

French Credential Programs

Please contact 250-721-6192 or for details of programs, and for signing up for French Immersion Assessment on May 31, 2008 (changed from May 24).

Two non-credit credentials are offered in collaboration with local south Island school districts to provide professionals with skills and training in areas of district-identified need. These are open to teachers from all districts. Partial fee bursaries may be available for BCCT-certified teachers.

Teaching French Immersion
Two Methodology courses are offered this summer in July. A prerequisite assessment takes place May 24, on campus.
Please contact 721-6192 or for Assessment, and details of the program.

Teaching FSL in Middle School
One Fluency option this summer is on campus (La Maison Française), followed by Methodology course in Fall (new distance format).

For on-campus Summer Accommodation:
Phone: 250-721-8395 or email

Fall 2008
Workshops On Campus

October 4 Exemplary Teaching and Programming Practices for Struggling Readers and Writers, K to 7, with Paul Pantaleo

October 24 How the Brain Learns Best, with Gary Anaka
PE Workshops, with Dr. Tim Hopper
Music Therapy, with Johanne Brodeur
Parent/ Teacher Communication, with Mary-Anne Neal

Credit Courses in a Distance Format — please contact 250-721-8944, or

September 2008 to April 2009
EDCI 446 Literacy Strategies for Supporting Struggling Learners (3.0 units)
ED D 444 Personal Development—K–12 (3.0 units)
September to December 2008
EDCI 447 Principles of Teaching English to Second Language Learners (1.5 units)
EDCI 458 Mathematics Instruction in Elementary School (1.5 units)
EDD 446A Career Awareness and Exploration (1.5 units)
ED D 480 Student Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting: A Criteria-Referenced Approach (1.5 units)
EPHE 143 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity (1.5 units)
EPHE 243 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure (1.5 units)
January to April 2009
EDCI 448 – Organization and Procedures for Instruction of English to Second Language Learners
EDCI 459 Diagnosis and Intervention in Mathematics (1.5 units)
M E 310 Learning to Listen to Music—Multimedia Music Listening and Music Appreciation (1.5 units)
ED D 446B Career Development and Planning (1.5 units)
EPHE 143 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Physical Activity (1.5 units)
EPHE 252 Leadership Methods for Recreation and Health Education (1.5 units)

Thank you,
Lona McRae, Program Secretary
Continuing Studies in Education
University of Victoria
MacLaurin A 343, PO Box 3010 STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 3N4

250-721-6192, fax 721-6603

Woodcock-Johnson III Training Workshops

(open to psychologists)
Trainer: Joan Helmsing
Date: July 14 – 16 2008, 9 – 4
Location: Royal Regina Golf Club, 5401 11th Ave. W. Regina SK
Cost: $750 for 5 days or $200 a day

Day 1 Level I Introductory Cognitive and Diagnostic Supplement
Day 2 Level I Taking and Giving Tests of Cognitive Abilities
Day 3 Level I Introductory Achievement
Day 4 Level II Interpretation of WJ III Cognitive and Achievement
Day 5 Level III In depth Interpretation of WJ III


Introduction to Windows XP

Keith Barnard (our hardware technician) is offering a technology workshop at Courtenay Middle on Wednesday, May 28th. If interested (for you our your EAs), please contact him by email.

This introductory workshop will include how to organize your computer desktop and files, an overview of the basic software programs on school computers, virus protection, etc. Some time will also be spent answering any of your burning computer questions.

May 28, 2008 (A drop in session for this early dismissal day)
1:45pm-3pm Courtenay Middle School, Computer Lab
Keith Barnard kbarnard at 334-4089 (ext. 132)