2011 Conference

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Barbara Coloroso





"The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: Breaking the Cycle of Violence"

A powerful way to understand bullying that explains why current approaches to the problems – at home, at school, and in our communities – have often failed. Barbara debunks the misconceptions and explains what school boards, administrators, teachers, parents and other caregivers can do to recognize and help bullies and their targets before the violence becomes entrenched or tragically escalates.


"Just Because it's not Wrong, Doesn't Make it Right: Helping Kids to Think and Act Ethically"

A workshop packed with solid practical advice on how to use the stuff of everyday life to teach children to act with integrity, civility, and compassion. Beginning with the idea that it is in us to care, that we are born with an innate capacity for compassion, Barbara Coloroso shows professionals, educators, and parents how to nurture and guide children’s ethical lives from toddlerhood through the teen years using everyday situations at home, at school, in social settings, and in the world at large.

21st Century Learning


What is 21st Century Learning? How does personalized learning support it? Explore how it’s being implemented in local schools and discover the possibilities.

Celebrate community. Hear the success story of one educator who built a school culture where everyone belongs and everyone gets involved. Investigate Servant-Leadership, a model of leadership, followship and service for cultivating caring, collaborative and democratic communities. Participants will engage in discussions and sharing while building their understanding of this dynamic process.

Dialogue with our panelists as they discuss the learning strengths inherent in our many aboriginal cultures. Find out how these learning methods are being used to enhance education for all students.






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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Time: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm



Spectrum Community School

957 West Burnside Road, Victoria, BC


(includes breakfast, lunch and snacks)

$65 per person for the day

$55 per person for school teams of 5 or more

As space is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come



2011 Conference Program

7:30-8:30 Breakfast / Conference Check-in
8:30-10:00 Workshop 1
10:00-10:30 Break/Networking
10:30-12:00 Workshop 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch (draw for books)
1:00-2:30 Workshop 3
2:30-3:00 Break/Networking
3:00-4:30 Workshop 4


Presented by VIPC with support from the Greater Victoria School District.