Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Fling Conference

Conference Website -- -- information on workshops, keynote speaker, vendor displays, and registration.

The Educational Spring Fling is a conference for educators in SD57 (Prince George), SD27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin), and SD28 (Quesnel), plus other educational professionals, advocates, specialists, and community members from Prince George and beyond. This conference takes place at Prince George Secondary School on the traditional territory of the Lheidl T'enneh First Nation. With the involvement of PITA (Provincial Intermediate Teachers’ Association), local and guest workshop presenters, special speakers and trainers, vendors, publishers, and partners in the educational community, we have put together one of the largest and most varied K-12 conferences in BC.

This conference is the result of the cooperative efforts from the following PD Chairs and their committees from these BCTF locals:
Shirley Giroux, PD Chair, Cariboo-Chilcotin BCTF local 27
Carlie Borrett, PD Chair, Quesnel BCTF local 28
Glen Thielmann, PD Chair, Prince George BCTF local 57

The Spring Fling is made possible through professional development funds from each local, and is also supported by contributions from CUPE local 3742, the PGPVPA (local Administrators Association), and the SD57 Aboriginal Education Department. The success and quality of this conference can be attributed to the ongoing support of the PD Committee Chairs, the numerous volunteers who contribute their time and energy, presenters and facilitators who willingly give of their time to share their knowledge, publishers who present their materials and provide door prizes, and District PD Committees that enable each of the locals to share this common Professional Development Day.

A reminder: parking is limited. Parking is limited at PGSS. Please consider carpooling, walking, or alternate transportation. We are discouraged from using Pine Centre Mall as overflow parking. Do not park against the PGSS building (e.g. under the overhang) or you may be towed. Your efforts to minimize parking problems are appreciated.

On behalf of all involved, I trust you’ll have a great day and come away challenged and refreshed. It has been great to work with everyone involved in creating a conference of this magnitude. Enjoy the conference!


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