Archive Talks/Workshops

2018

Vancouver College School, Vancouver, B.C. Celebrating & Inspiring Learning Conference, April 27, 2018. Keynote Presentation: From Engagement To Empowerment: Using Cognitive Tools To Unleash Imaginations And Maximize Learning For All Students.

Yorkville University. February 27, 2018. OnLine Seminar: Imagination’s Role In Learning: Higher Education.

Surrey Schools Focus Day 2018, North Surrey Secondary School, Surrey, B.C. February 16, 2018. Workshops: 1) Shape Your Daily Lessons Into Engaging Stories: Cross-Curricular Imaginative Practices For Elementary Teachers, 2) Emotion At The Helm: Strategies For Engaging Emotion & Imagination In The Secondary Classroom.

Georgia Leadership Institute For School Improvement, Atlanta, GA, Short-cycle coaching, February 1-2, 2018. Workshop:  Imaginative Leadership:  How Cognitive Tools Can Deepen Understanding, Generate Ideas, And Engage School Communities.

British Columbia Camping Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, B.C. January 30, 2018. Keynote Presentation: Engaging With The Wonders Of Nature: Developing Sense of Place Through Imaginative Ecological Education. Featured Workshop: The World Is Wonder-Full: Exploring Imaginative Ecological Education In Practice.

2017

St. Michael’s Elementary School, Burnaby, B.C., November 14, 2017. Workshop: Cultivating Student Creativity & Curiosity: Extending The LiD Program.

Manitoba Elementary School Teachers’ Association (META) Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 20, 2017. Keynote Presentation: Imagination Matters: Making Knowledge Meaningful And Memorable and Featured Workshop: Talking Place & Engagement: Imaginative Ecological Education Practices.

A.E. Wright Elementary School, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 19, 2017. Workshop: Engaging All Students Through Imagination. Workshop: Principles & Practices of Imaginative Ecological Education.

InspirED conference, Pacific Academy School, Surrey, B.C., October 5, 2017. Workshop: Place-Based/Ecological Education/Outdoor Learning #getoutside: Resources For Cross-Curricular, Place-Based Learning In Your Schoolyard. Workshop: Emotion At The Helm: Engaging Emotion & Imagination In The Secondary Classroom.

EMBA Program California State University Sacramento, Guest Lecture, September 29, 2017. The Tools Of Imagination: Maximizing Learning And Engagement. 

TEDEx WestVancouver, Imagine. September, 23, 2017. Presentation: We Are Perfinkers: Imagination Matters.

9th World Environmental Education Conference (WEEC 2017), Vancouver, B.C., September 9-17, 2017. Poster Session: Exploring Tools of Imaginative Ecological Education.

Surrey School District, North Surrey Secondary School, Surrey, B.C., August 29, 2017. Workshop: Engaging Students In Learning With Cognitive Tools.

ACE (Adult Centered Education) Conference, Coquitlam, B.C., May 18-19, 2017. Workshop: Engaging Adult Learners: Emotion Matters.

STA (Surrey Teachers’ Association) Professional Development Day Conference, Surrey, B.C. May 5, 2017. 3 Workshops1) #getoutside: Resources For Cross-Curricular, Place-Based Learning In Your Schoolyard; 2) Shape Your Daily Lessons Into Engaging Stories: Cross-Curricular Imaginative Practices For Elementary Teachers (co-facilitator); 3) Emotion At The Helm: Strategies For Engaging Emotion & Imagination In The Secondary Classroom (co-facilitator).

SPARK, Early Years Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. April 29, 2017. Workshop: Engaging Children With The Wonders Of Nature: Developing Sense of Place Through Imaginative Ecological Education.

@Moonshotedu.com, April 25, 2017. Podcast Interview: Exploring The World Of Imaginative Education (Link: https://soundcloud.com/moonshotedu/episode-25-exploring-the-world-of-imaginative-education-with-gillian-judson)

Calmversation, April 19, 2017. Podcast Interview: Imagination. (Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/calmversation/id1227247550?mt=2&i=1000385445375)

EdVent 2017, Vancouver, B.C., April 5, 2017. Invited Speaker: Feeding The Mind.

Imaginative Education Research Group, Seminar Series, Vancouver, B.C. January 23-27, 2017. Workshops/Coordinator: Deepening & Expanding Understanding of Imaginative Education.

2016

Imaginative Education Research Group Conference, Burnaby, B.C. October 21, 2016. Workshop: Imagination & Eco-Learning (K-12).

Langley School District, Alex Hope Elementary School, Langley, B.C. October 7, 2016. Workshop: Imaginative Ecological Education.

The Tyee/SFU, The Future of Public Education: Beyond The Headlines, Vancouver, B.C., October 5, 2016. Speaker: Imaginative Education and The Learning In Depth Program.

Enver Creek Secondary School, Surrey School District, August 31, 2016. Workshop: Educating The Imagination: Using Cognitive Tools To Engage Students In Learning.

Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, Chile, July 11-14, 2016. Keynote Speaker/Workshop Facilitator: Imaginative Education: Unleashing The Power of Curriculum With Cognitive Tools.

Langley School District, Ignite35!, Langley, B.C., May 31, 2016. Speaker: Imagination Misunderstood.

TA (Surrey Teachers’ Association) Professional Development Day Conference, Surrey, B.C., May 6, 2016. Workshop: Developing Sense of Place & Ecological Understanding: An Imaginative & Ecological Approach to Teaching (K-12).

EcoCivilisation Network (ecociv.org). February 19, 2016. Interview by Videoconference: Creating an EcoCivilisation: Thoughts on Educational Implications.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, School of Horticulture, and Langley School District Conference (“Why bother with school gardens?”) Surrey, B.C., February 19, 2016. Presentation: Imagination’s Role in Ecological Education.

NDTA (Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association) Professional Development Day Conference, Nanaimo, B.C, February 22, 2016. Workshop: Exploring An Imaginative And Ecological Approach To Education (K-12).

2015

Imaginative Education Research Group, Improving Education for All: Imaginative Education In Learning. (B.C. Professional Development Day Conference). October 23, 2015, Surrey, BC. Workshops: Are You New to Imaginative Education? & Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education.

Seven Oaks School Division, Administrative Conference, Hecla, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 7-9, 2015 Feature Presentations/Workshops: Imagination’s Role in Learning And The Development of Ecological Understanding (K-12).

Imaginative Education Research Group, 10th International Conference on Imagination and Education, Vancouver, B.C. July 2-4, 2015 Workshop: Engaging Students With Their World: A Cross-Curricular, Imaginative, and Ecological Approach To Teaching (K-12).

Imaginative Ecological Education Program (Imaginative Education Research Group), Surrey, B.C. June 2, 2015 Workshop: Engaging The Body and Developing A Sense of Place.

STA (Surrey Teachers’ Association) Conference, Surrey, B.C. May 1, 2015 Workshop: Imagination & (Eco-)Learning (K-12).

Imaginative Ecological Education Program (Imaginative Education Research Group), Surrey, B.C. April 27, 2015 Workshop: Engaging Students With Their World: A Cross-Curricular, Imaginative, and Ecological Approach To Teaching (K-12).

Odyssey, Langley School District Conference, Langley, B.C. February 20, 2015. Workshop: Imagination & (Eco-)Learning (K-12).

North Central Teachers’ Convention Association (NCTCA), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. February 5-6, 2015 Invited Feature Presentations: Engaging The Imaginations And Emotions Of Students In Learning: An Introduction to Imaginative Education (IE) and Imaginative Education & LiD: From Theory to Practice.

Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 5-8, 2015, Workshop: The Learning in Depth Project (LiD): About The Program & How LiD Can Enhance Ecological Education.

2014

Understanding Imaginative Education and Imaginative Education Programs. October 14-17, 2014. (Workshop Series for delegation from Taiwan Ministry of Education: The Program of Futures Imagination and Creativity in Education). Keynote Co-Presentation: Introduction to Imaginative Education (IE). Workshops: IE Theory, Cognitive Tools, & Kinds of Understandings; Deepening Understanding of IE: Kinds of Understandings; Practicing IE: Key Features of Somatic, Mythic, and Romantic Kinds of Understanding.       

Imaginative Education Research Group, 9th International Conference on Imagination and Education. Vancouver, B.C., July 2-4 2014, Keynote Presentation: The Role Of Mental Imagery In Imaginative And Ecological Teaching.

British Columbia Ministry of Education, June 23, 2014. Victoria, B.C. Keynote Presentation: An Introduction to Imaginative Education and IERG Programs: Imaginative Literacy, Learning in Depth and Imaginative Ecological Education.

Learning Together Conference, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Surrey, B.C., May 9, 2014. Presentation: In-depth Imaginative and Ecological Investigations.

Meeting of the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Richmond, B.C., April 17, 2014. Presentation: The Learning in Depth (LiD) Program.

Alcuin College, North Vancouver, B.C., February 19, 2014. Keynote Presentation: Imaginative (Ecological) Education: Engaging Students’ Imaginations in Their World.

Burnaby School District Principals and Vice Principals Association, February 18, 2014. Presentation Title: Learning in Depth and other Programs from the Imaginative Education Research Group.

2013

Imaginative Education Research Group, Innovative Educational Practices: Imagination At Work. (B.C. Professional Development Day Conference). Coquitlam, BC, October 25, 2013. Workshop: IEE: Learn About Our Network, Our Projects, and Resources For Your Classroom.

Imaginative Education Research Group, 8th International Conference on Imagination and Education. Vancouver, B.C., July 2013, Keynote Presentation: Imaginative Ecological Education.

EECOM (Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication) Annual

Conference: Invitation to Innovation: Environmental learning and connections among nature(s), culture(s), and well-being(s). Victoria, B.C. June 26-30, 2013. Paper Presentation: Teaching For Emotional & Imaginative Engagement: A New Approach to Ecological Education.

CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference: Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Victoria, B.C. June 2-5, 2013. Panel Presentation: Using Imagination in Education: Projects from the Imaginative Education Research Group.

CSSE (Canadian Society for the Study of Education) Annual Conference: Congress of the Humanities and the Social Sciences. Victoria, B.C. June 2-5, 2013. Paper Session: Teaching For Emotional & Imaginative Engagement:  Implications for Curriculum Planning.

ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) Manitoba Conference: Engaging Imaginations and Emotion in Learning. Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 19, 2013. Keynote/Workshops: Engaging Imaginations in Learning.

Odyssey (Langley School District Conference), Langley, B.C., February 15, 2013. Workshop: Learning in Depth: A Simple Innovation That Can Transform Schooling.

2012

MASS (Manitoba Association of School Superintendents) Conference: Sustainability: Educating For Action. (Hosted by the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents and Manitoba Education). Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 15-16, 2012. Workshop(s): Engaging The Imagination in ESD: From Theory to Action.

Abbotsford District Teachers’ Association Professional Development Day. November 9, 2012. Workshop: Imaginative Education: Engaging Emotions and Imaginations in Learning.

Fall Symposium: Becoming Otherwise. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, November 2, 2012. Workshop: Imaginative Ecological Education: From Theory to Action.

Imaginative Education Research Group Conference: Engaging Imagination: Hearts, Minds, and Learning. (B.C. Professional Development Day Conference). Coquitlam, BC, October 19, 2012. Workshop: A New Approach to Ecological Education.

Simon Fraser University Summer Institute 2012: 21st Century Learning. Surrey, BC, July13, 2012. Keynote Presentation: Making Learning Meaningful.

American Educational Research Association Conference: Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough. Vancouver, B.C., April 2012. Paper Session: Learning in Depth.

Winkler School District, Winkler, Manitoba, February 24, 2012. Workshop: Developing Minds and Imaginations: An Introduction to Imaginative Education.

Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, B.C., January 2012. Workshop: Developing Minds and Imaginations: An Introduction to Imaginative Education.

2011

Fraser International College, Professional Development Conference, Burnaby, B.C., December, 2011. Workshop: Developing Minds and Imaginations: An Introduction to Imaginative Education.

Manitoba Association of School Superintendents Conference: Re-imagining Schools From The Ground Up. Gimli, Manitoba, November 2011. Workshops (2): Engaging The Imaginations and Emotions of Students in Learning; Engaging Students’ Imaginations in their World: A New Approach to Ecological Education.

Burnaby School District ProD Day Conference, Burnaby, B.C., February 2011. Workshop: Engaging the Imagination in Science Education: A Cognitive Tools Approach to Teaching.

Odyssey (Langley School District Conference), Langley, B.C., February 2011. Workshops: Engaging Students’ Imaginations in Learning: Primary/Elementary Focus & Engaging Students’ Imaginations in Learning: Late Elementary through Secondary School.

4th Annual Pedagogical Practices Conference: Communities, Schools, and Classrooms, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., February 2011, Workshop: Imaginative Ecological Education.

2010

Engaging Hearts, Minds and the Imagination (Burnaby School District Conference), Burnaby, B.C., November 2010, Workshop: Engaging Hearts, Minds, and the Imagination: Imaginative Education.  

EECOM (Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication) Annual

Conference: Diversity, Sustainability, And Environment: Exploring Cultural And Practical Diversity For Environmental Learning, Burnaby, B.C., May, 2010, Poster Session: An Imaginative and Ecological Approach to Teaching.

Creative Connections (Coquitlam School District Conference), Coquitlam, B.C., February 2010, Workshop: Imaginative Education and Developing Creativity.

Tapestry 2010 (Greater Victoria and Sooke Teachers’ Associations Conference), Victoria, B.C., February 2010, Workshop: Developing Students’ Minds and Imaginations.

2009

Imaginative Education Research Group, 7th International Conference on Imagination and Education. Vancouver, B.C., July 2009, Paper Session: Imaginative Ecological Education.

Imaginative Education Research Group, 7th International Conference on Imagination and Education. Vancouver, B.C., July 2009, Workshop: Learning in Depth (LiD).

Annual General Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Disciplined Inquiry: Education Research in the Circle of Knowledge. San Diego, California, April 2009, Paper Session: An Imaginative and Ecological Approach to Teaching: A Framework and Rationale for Imaginative Ecological Education.

Imagine! (Delta School District Conference), Delta, B.C., February 2009, Workshop: Imaginative Education.

22nd Annual International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Vancouver, B.C., January 2009, Workshop: Introducing Imaginative Education.

 2008

Imaginative Education Research Group, 1st Summer Institute on Imaginative Education, Vancouver, B.C., July 2008, Workshop: What is Imaginative Education?

Imaginative Education Research Group, 1st Summer Institute on Imaginative Education, Vancouver, B.C., July 2008, Workshop: Imaginative Ecological Education.

2007

University of Western Washington, Washington, U.S.A., February 2007, Panel Presentation: Imaginative Education.

2006

Imaginative Education Research Group, Fourth International Conference on Imagination and Education, Vancouver, B.C., July 2006, Workshop: In Search of the Ecological Imagination.

Annual General Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Education Research in the Public Interest. San Francisco, California, April 2006, Panel Presentation: Imaginative and Emotional Engagement in Learning.

Teacher Development: The Key to Education in the 21st Century, Vancouver, B.C., March 2006, Feature Presentation: The Centrality of Imagination in Educating.

The Annual Conference of the Western Canadian Association For Student Teaching, Vancouver, B.C., February 2006, Workshop: The Language of Imagination in Teaching and Learning.

2005

Third International Education Without Borders Conference, Simon Fraser University Graduate Student Society, Vancouver, B.C., October 2005, Book Presentation: Teaching Literacy A New Way.

Fourth International Conference on Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, Victoria, B.C., August 2005, Paper Presentation: Educating For Ecological

Consciousness: Attending to Ecological Relation in the Imaginative Classroom.

Imaginative Education Research Group, Third International Conference on Imagination and Education, Vancouver, B.C., July 2005, Roundtable Presentation: Educating for Eco-Literacy: Attending to Ecological Relation in the Imaginative Classroom.