By News Editor Aislinn Cottell
On February 3, the Year 5 Post Baccalaureate Education students are presenting the Education Expo, a day of workshops and presentations which will explore 40 different educational topics. The expo will be held on the second floor of bldg. 356, the room locations for individual workshops can be found on the event website at edexpo.ca.
Presentation sign-up is at 9:30 am, and the event will run from 10 am–2 pm. Presentations will be between 25–50 minutes long, and workshop sessions 5–10 minutes. Every station visited will improve chances of winning door prizes, including some interesting tech, and there will be refreshments provided.
Among the presentation topics to be covered are Augmented Physical Education, an exploration of the issues with current physical education practices, and the proposal of augmented reality activities as an alternative solution.
Obscured Oppression: The Hidden Biases of Educational Technology will investigate the inherent biases that can be passed on to technology by their creators, such as an exclusively western values as opposed to a more multicultural viewpoint. Survival of the Substitute Teacher will provide techniques and management strategies for temporary teachers taking on new classrooms.
Bringing Nature Inside will explore the benefits of hands-on outdoor learning, and outline lesson plans that incorporate nature for when students are unable to venture outside. Reconditioning Indigenous Education will look at methods of redesigning the way Indigenous studies are taught in BC, and Coding for Non-Coders will provide a beginner’s background in computer programming for teachers who are unsure about the subject’s integration into classrooms.
Some of the hands-on workshop stations include Body Positive Health and Nutrition, Dyslexia Ed, Classroom Application of Military Training Techniques, Sensory Gardens, Social Anxiety in the Classroom, and Decolonizing Senior Social Studies.
Aislinn is a third year Bachelor of Arts and Science student majoring in creative writing and minoring in chemistry. New to The Nav team this year, she’s enjoying finding out about all the interesting things happening on campus. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, Netflix, and the copious consumption of coffee.