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Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

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Thursday, April 6 • 10:30 - 11:30
Raising Consciousness with Voices into Action – Online, Free, ERAC approved

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An interactive, engaging workshop introducing humanities educators to a resource which takes a focused look at historical and contemporary incidents of hatred, discrimination and heroism. Voices into Action is an online, ERAC approved secondary school program with over 300 pages of primary and secondary sources, thought provoking lessons and over thirty original, short documentary videos with first person accounts of events like the Holocaust, Chinese Head Tax, Japanese Internment Camps, Komagata Maru and much more. The human rights of aboriginals, women, the LGBTQ community and people of all cultures within Canada (and internationally) is explored fully within this user-friendly resource. The workshop prepares educators to broach these difficult topics with their students to raise social consciousness and improve the school’s social climate. Join us to explore this incredibly useful online resource together!

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Jodi Derkson

BC Regional Director of Educational Programs, FAST
Jodi Derkson, MEd., is a BC Certified teacher with over fifteen years of professional teaching experience. Throughout her fulfilling career she has worked very diligently to keep her students engaged, focused, and enthusiastic about their own education and accountability in this world and their various communities. Jodi believes that opening the dialogue on difficult subject matter, even online, can be highly transformative for students and their... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:30 - 11:30
Coquitlam

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