On Tuesday March 8th 2016, the South Delta Secondary School and Delta School District is LiveStreaming a “Symposium on the Holocaust.” Organized in partnership with Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, this event will provide a free, online LiveStream of a presentation by a Holocaust Survivor, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A time.
Please watch this Symposium on the Holocaust on our LiveStream account
SD Library Learning Commons
It will also be broadcast on our Library Learning Commons website and SDSS’s website.
We welcome any high school teachers and their students to watch the Symposium on March 8th, and to participate by sending in questions through the online forum that will be provided. The streaming of the event will happen through LiveStream and will be be available for viewing on this site.
Please register for the LiveStreaming here.
For the students at South Delta Secondary who will be attending the Symposium face-to-face, the event will start at 8:45am. The first hour of the morning will be providing some background context to the students, including a viewing of the BBC series World at War: Episode 20 (Genocide).This section of the event will not be livestreamed.
We encourage any teachers participating in the LiveStream of this symposium to provide their students with the necessary background knowledge on the topic.
The livestreaming will begin again at 10:00am (PST) and will last until around 11:45am (PST).
Schedule and Speakers
3rd Annual Symposium on the Holocaust
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
8:45 – 8:50 : WELCOME Sharon Doyle, Teacher-Librarian, South Delta Secondary (LIVESTREAMED)
8:50 – 9:25 : “UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST: FIRST STEPS” Dr. Chris Friedrichs (LIVESTREAMED)
9:25 – 9:55 : WORLD AT WAR: GENOCIDE Film (NOT LIVESTREAMED)
9:55 – 10:00 : STRETCH BREAK
10:00 – 10:45 : KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Lilian Boraks-Nemetz, Holocaust Survivor (LIVESTREAMED)
10:45 – 11:20 : PANEL DISCUSSION & STUDENTS’ QUESTIONS (LIVESTREAMED)
LILLIAN BORAKS-NEMETZ was born in Warsaw, Poland, and survived the Holocaust as a child. After being incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto for eighteen months, she hid, under a false identity, for the remainder of the war in several Polish villages.
Lillian’s family immigrated to Canada, first arriving in Montreal, Quebec in 1947. In 1949 they moved to Vancouver, then to Victoria, BC, where she attended St. Margaret’s School for girls.
In 1965 she began studies at the University of British Columbia. This led to Bachelors and Masters degrees in Comparative Literature. She has been teaching Creative Writing at the University of BC from 1980 to the present time.
In 1989, Lillian co-founded the Holocaust Child Survivor Group of Vancouver, BC, and was Chair for four years. She is an ongoing speaker for the Holocaust Centre for Education and Remembrance, in its Outreach Program, giving frequent talks on the Holocaust and racism to Elementary and Secondary School students.
Her novel for young adults, The Old Brown Suitcase won the 1995 Sheila A. Egoff Childrens’ BC literary prize. It also won the Rachel Bassin Prize of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and was short-listed for the Geoffrey Bilson children’s historical prize. The book is presently on the recommended reading list for BC schools. It has been anthologized by Sarah Ellis in her new collection of stories for young readers titled Girls Own published by Penguin Canada, 2001, and in Tapestry of Hope, Tundra, 2003.
PROFESSOR CHRIS FRIEDRICHS is a Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, where he has taught European and world history since 1973. He is a specialist on German history. His most recent book is entitled A Jewish Youth in Desden: The Diary of Louis Lesser, 1833-1837. Professor Friedrichs has been involved in Holocaust education activities in Vancouver for many years.
The WAFLT 2016 Spring Regional Conferences will be held at CWU in Ellensburg onSaturday, April 2, 8:30am-4:30pm. The theme is "Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century". Proposals are now being accepted for 60 minute sessions. Proposals accepted until March 20 or until program fills. Click here to submit a proposal: We welcome sessions on any topic, but we would also encourage sessions that relate to our theme.
All presenters must register for the conference. The registration will be $35 for WAFLT members, $45 for non-members, and the registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and 7 clock hours.
Registration is now open: http://rockybayconsulting.com/waflt/2016/springconference/waflt2016springconferencereg.html.
Each breakout room will have a computer, projector, screen, and Internet. No other equipment will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Alejandro Lee firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDÉLLO is a a new learning platform and resource for Teachers, educators, students and parents. Created in partnership with the Canadian Parents for French, AFÉSEO, and L'Ordre des enseignantes et des enseignants de l'Ontario, Idéllo offers educational content and resources, such as teaching tools and online classes, designed to meet the needs of education professionals.
An institutional subscription allows teachers to manage groups of students, and create or keep track of assignments. Are you employed by a school board, school, or a child daycare facility ? Check if your employer has an IDÉLLO subscription. You can also request an individual subscription, or create a free account.
Institutional subscriptions allow school boards, schools or child daycare centers to create as many student or teacher accounts as they wish.
Teachers and educators have access to thousands of resources, among them teaching tools that they can use in their classrooms. They can also manage groups of students, as well as create, assign and keep track of activities (reading lists, quizzes). Students will have access to most IDÉLLO resources.
À PROPOS D’IDÉLLOUN UNIVERS D’APPRENTISSAGE POUR TOUSPrésenté par Groupe Média TFO, IDÉLLO est un environnement numérique évolutif et dynamique, conçu pour répondre et s’adapter à différents types d’apprentissage. Enseignants, éducateurs à la petite enfance, élèves ou parents, IDÉLLO saura vous proposer des ressources et des fonctionnalités adaptées à votre désir d’apprendre autrement.
IDÉLLO donne accès à des milliers de ressources pédagogiques en français, riches et actuelles, ainsi qu’à des fonctionnalités et un espace de travail qui encouragent l’échange entre des communautés d’usagers qui partagent les mêmes intérêts.
Enseignants : IDÉLLO favorise la classe inversée et vous aide dans votre planification. Vous pouvez créer des favoris, partager des ressources et des activités personnalisées avec des groupes d’élèves; grâce à des filtres pointus, le moteur de recherche permet de cibler des concepts précis, y compris des critères propres au français langue seconde (FSL).
Parents : IDÉLLO vous accompagne dans votre démarche de soutien à vos enfants. Créez et partagez des activités en français avec eux et pour eux. Faites-leur découvrir des jeux, des applications ou des vidéos qui sauront les engager dans leur parcours d’apprentissage. Le contenu d’IDÉLLO s’enrichit de nouveautés chaque semaine et est disponible en tout temps. Si vous souhaitez aider votre enfant dans son apprentissage du français, le contenu authentique en français d’IDÉLLO comblera vos attentes en s’adaptant à son niveau de langue.
Élève : IDÉLLO vous permet, quel que soit votre niveau ou votre style d’apprentissage, de trouver le contenu qui vous correspond et de vous l’approprier sans contrainte et à votre rythme. Quand un enseignant partage des ressources avec un élève, celui-ci peut explorer certains concepts de façon autonome avant de les retravailler plus en profondeur en classe par la suite.
Éducateur à la petite enfance : Trouver des ressources en français adaptées aux 6 ans et moins est extrêmement simple avec le moteur de recherche et ses critères ciblés. Le filtre Franco-récréation apporte un angle ludique et divertissant aux ressources, particulièrement adapté à cette clientèle.
Quel que soit le format ou le support utilisé : ordinateur, tablette, téléphone Quel que soit le format ou le support utilisé - ordinateur, tablette, téléphone intelligent, tableau blanc interactif - les ressources d’IDÉLLO favorisent l’apprentissage en ligne, l’interactivité et la mobilité. Les communautés d’apprentissage et la pédagogie inversée sont des tendances qui ont nourri le développement de cet outil et IDÉLLO continuera d’évoluer avec les changements ayant un impact sur l’éducation.
Learn about traditional Japanese wood block prints.
For March 7th demonstration register here.
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As of Thursday February 11th, nine women in Charlottetown, PEI are marking five months of striking for hours of work that allow them to earn a living wage, to pay their bills, to be entitled to benefits and to have a stable family life.
They are joined by hundreds of supporters from unions across the province.
Wherever you happen to be, anywhere across Canada or around the world, you can join in the solidarity. It takes just a few seconds. Click HERE to send a prepared solidarity message.
Employees of Canadian Blood Services (CBS) in Charlottetown began their strike on Labour Day. The strikers are the folks who collect from donors the blood, platelets and plasma used in our health care system. Just possibly the blood you or a friend or a relative has needed in the past. Or will need in the future.
The main issue to be resolved to is maintaining a minimum number of hours for some of the positions in the bargaining unit. All 11 members of Local 19 of the Nova Scotia Union of Public & Private Employees(NSUPE) are part-time. They want to know that CBS will maintain at least some of the jobs as real job or in other words, jobs that have enough hours to continue to be eligible for benefits and to have enough income for them to be able to support their families. The Union is not looking for guaranteed jobs, just that the jobs that are there not be broken into more jobs with fewer hours.
Canadian Blood Services wants total flexibility -- an on-demand, completely flexible work force. No negotiations have taken place since the strike began.
Send CBS a message: get back to table and bargain a fair agreement!
Share your message of support via Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Thank you for thinking warm thoughts for the folks walking the line during the harsh PEI winter!
in partnership with
LabourStart Canada, NSUPE - Nova Scotia Union of Public & Private Employees, and The BCTF
Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Why not explore the history of Valentine's Day with your class? Learn how to say "I love you" in one of the many beautiful languages around the world! To get started with some ideas, watch the History Channel's video (see above) about things you may not know about Valentine's Day or visit: www.teteamodeler.com/culture/fetes/je-t-aime.asp for some classroom ideas.
We invite you to leave comments below with a link to other websites that teachers could visit and use in their language classrooms. #bcatml #langchat #fslchat #ValentinesDay
The Hakuho Scheme for a Global Children’s Japanese Language Network is now accepting applications from overseas schools for participation in the 8th Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children.
Application period: January 12–March 11, 2016
Notification of results: End of May 2016 (tentative)
Tentative program schedule:
November 14–December 3, 2016 (tentative): Preparatory Training in Japan for Overseas Teachers
April 13–27, 2017 (tentative): Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children
(Note that after the above programs, your school may be asked to accept visiting Junior High students from Japan as part of the “Overseas Experience Program for Japanese Children.”)
* Applications for the Japan Experience Program for Overseas Children are open to junior high schools with Japanese language programs only.
Full eligibility requirements for applying schools can be found at: http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/globalnet/pdf/guidelines_e_2017.pdf
For more details, please visit the Hakuho Foundation's website:
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Program Officer – Japanese Language Education
The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 1A8
Tel: 416-966-1600 ext. 233
Web site: www.jftor.org
Nusdeh Yoh Elementary in Prince George teaches the Dakelh-Carrier Language, Nak'azdli Dakelh dialect and Lheidli T'enneh dialect.
Nusdeh Yoh (House of the Future) - information retrieved by BCATML Language Rep Nicole Jarvis. Content belongs to School District No. 57 (Prince George).
Nusdeh Yoh, “house of the future”, has been chosen as this Aboriginal school's name. It is a choice school in the Prince George School District. The school's name selection process involved consultation with elders, parents, staff, and students. All stakeholders desired a name that represented the hope inherent in this school to effect meaningful change in the lives of our children and families.
"In the context of Nusdeh Yoh, student success is a holistic measure. We know that the emotional health and well being of our students is fundamental to their ability to access instruction and fully participate in their learning. Our focus on Restorative Practice is more than a philosophy of student discipline. It is an acknowledgement of the need for respectful relationships between all members of our school community and forms the foundation for a positive, welcoming school environment for all learners and participants."
For more information on Nusdeh Yoh's aboriginal language program, the link below will connect you to their Dakelh/Carrier language page, and the First Voices website for Nak'azdli Dakelh dialect, the language and dialects taught at their school. http://www.sd57.bc.ca/school/nyoh/Pages/Dakelh-Carrier-Language.aspx
Happy Mardi Gras!
The Chinese celebrate the new year from Feb 8th to Feb. 22nd this year. Help your students explore Chinese New Years with these great resources found by BCATML Mandarin Rep Teacher, Ping Li!
Ten colourful children's books about China and Chinese New Year (click here to see our Mandarin page for the downloadable book list!)
Vancouver Classic Chinese Garden
- Current exhibition is a great perk for a field trip to the existing gardens!
Exhibition: Jan. 13 – Feb. 29, 2016 “Gathering: Chinese New Year Folk Art” by Gao Jing
In preparation for welcoming another Chinese New Year, the Garden brings Gathering: Chinese New Year
Folk Art, an exhibit by artist Gao Jing inspired by a hundred-year-old tradition of Chuang Guandong New Year Paintings.
Gao Jing’s colorful scenes in Gathering: Chinese New Year Folk Art incorporates her personal experiences
and rich understanding of Chuang Guandong (New Year Paintings), and presents them on traditional
scrolls. Gathering showcases twelve of her iconic works focused on the celebration of family interactions
before and during Chinese New Year.
The Year of the Monkey Temple Fair 庙会
Sunday Feb. 14 from 10am – 4:00pm
Tickets by donation, suggested $5
To celebrate traditional Chinese New Year, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden presents The
Year of the Monkey Temple Fair, a one-day festival on Sunday February 14th, 2016. This is a community
event based on the 4000-year-old Chinese tradition of the Spring Festival, the largest and most important
festival of the year in Chinese tradition.
The Garden will present dynamic and engaging Chinese and multicultural music and dance performances,
martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese New Year customs, games and activities for the whole
family. The festival is the opportunity for the Chinese community to share its cultural traditions and invite
the wider public to participate in it.
As for the sign of Monkey – it’s been said that people born under the sign of Monkey are highly adaptable
and versatile. Enthusiastic about everything, they spend their time broadening their minds and are
especially fascinated with art. They like refinement, originality and luxury. Inventive and intelligent, those
born in these years can solve most problems quickly and skillfully, and are able to accomplish much in
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