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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Monday, June 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Intercultural Training & Capacity Building in BC’s Public K-12 System

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BC’s K-12 sector has been successful recruiting diverse populations of international students and supporting them through innovative services. Until recently little attention has been paid to enhancing the intercultural capacity of BC’s teaching and front-line staff and students. Outbound mobility programs offer transformational experiences for students but are seldom planned around intercultural learning outcomes. In this session a theoretical framework will be established and two school districts will share initiatives taken to build intercultural capacity and provide intercultural learning opportunities for both students and staff, including the implementation of a Global & Intercultural Skills Program developed with the BC’s Ministry of Education.

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Angela Ferraro

Managing Director, International Education, Burnaby School District
Angela has been a professional in the field of International Education for 20 years in both BC’s post-secondary and K-12 systems. For the past 14 years Angela has been the Managing Director of International Education for the Burnaby School District, one of the largest international... Read More →

Kyra Garson

Coordinator, Interculturalization, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an intercultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered PD programmes to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally... Read More →
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Sandy Prentice

International Program Administrator, SD#8 Kootenay Lake
SD#8 International Program Administrator

Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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