PD Day 2018-02-23T00:03:56+00:00

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in 2018



Riverside Secondary School
Friday, February 23, 2018

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Martin Brokenleg 

Dr. Martin Brokenleg is co-author of the book Reclaiming Youth at Risk:  Our Hope for the Future and co-developer of the Circle of Courage model and provides training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk.  He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School.  He is a retired professor and was most recently Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology at the Vancouver School of Theology.  For thirty years, Dr. Brokenleg was Professor of Native American studies at Augustana University of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor.  Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.  He is the father of three children and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Featured Speakers

Ivan Coyote 

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last twenty years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.

The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller” and the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”

Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Ivan’s 11th book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was released in September 2016, by Arsenal Pulp Press.

Merlyn Horton 

Merlyn Horton is a Canadian Internet Safety Evangelist, and CEO of SafeOnline Education Associates.

She has published policy documents for provincial government ministries, presented to international conferences and been featured on major media outlets.

Dynamic, brilliant and entertaining; her knowledge of online environments and the dynamics of online communities as they pertain to youth and children is unparalleled.


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PD Day Schedule

 Doors Open  7:30 am
 Welcome and Opening Remarks  8:15 am
 Keynote – Dr. Martin Brokenleg  8:30 am
 Session A  10:00 – 11:30 am
 Session B  12:00 – 1:30 pm
 Session C – all day events, some are offsite  Check Your Information Carefully

Where is my session?
Session Room Allocations

Coffe, tea and snacks will be served
at Riverside Secondary
throughout the day


Bring water bottles and personal mugs
eco friendly and easy refills

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Vendors and Publishers Registration

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