Professional Development Workshops
To register for our workshops, please call 604.733.1356 or email us at Participants will receive a certificate to recognize their attendance at a Professional Development event.

Professional Development at Christianne’s Lyceum brings together proven technique from our popular programs for young people and the latest in pedagogical theory. Designed to meet the needs of participants, the programs take on an open ended discussion format that guarantees that they meet the needs of participants.
All professional development workshops include light refreshments, a handout (including a list of books discussed during the workshop) and the opportunity for individualized consultation with children’s literature expert, Dr. Christianne Hayward.

Demystifying the Editorial Process
For Primary Teachers
October 21, 2016
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

In the world of writing, the relationship between writer and editor is one that requires trust, respect, and a back-and-forth play of ideas. How can you create this dynamic in your classroom, encouraging your students to take creative risks, while at the same time supporting them with the writing fundamentals that will ensure there message reaches its audience?  In this workshop, Dr. Christianne Hayward and poet Laura Farina will walk you through the tried and tested editorial process from the Lyceum’s celebrated writers’ workshops, helping you get your students from “I like it this way! I don’t want to change it” to “Do you have a moment to look over this piece I just wrote?” over the course of your time together.

In the second half of the workshop, they’ll help you brainstorm ways to share your students’ brilliantly edited pieces with a wider readership, walking you through what goes into everything from hosting public readings to publishing anthologies and zines.  A mini publishing house in your classroom?  No problem.

About the Facilitators:

Dr. Christianne Hayward (PhD, UBC) has been educating children and adults for over thirty years. She established her unique parent and youth bookclubs in 1996, and now facilitates 17 bookclubs, 7 writers’ workshops and literature and art classes for young children at the Lyceum. She also teaches at post-secondary institutions, works as a teacher consultant, facilitates parent groups in the ANCHOR Program at the Vancouver Child Study Centre, and is mother of two sons.

Laura Farina is a poet and arts administrator who is passionate about the role the arts play in communities. She has coordinated literary arts programs at The Banff Centre, worked in children’s literature publishing, and taught creative writing in schools and communities across Canada. She is the author of two books of poetry, This Woman Alphabetical and Some Talk of Being Human and is the editor of Under the Poet Tree, an anthology of writing by young people.