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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 400 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 19 • 15:15 - 16:15
Creating a proactive strategy to positively impact the conversation about international students

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Why is it that the vast majority of stories in the press about international education are negative? Reporters, parents and sometimes even our colleagues perpetuate negative stereotypes about international students in our schools and communities. These misconceptions then dominate the dialogue. This session will provide messaging tips for schools communication strategy, and explore how we as practitioners and leaders in international educators can proactively ensure that the true value of internationalization is understood and communicated.

The content of this session is applicable to K-12, PSE and Language.

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Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Dedicated to providing opportunities for students to gain the cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and experiences for success in a globalized world. Committed to promoting study abroad initiatives as part of the international education strategy. Focused on promoting system-wide... Read More →
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Mike Henniger

Mike Henniger is an international education professional with extensive experience working in the university, vocational, and language training sectors. As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ICEF, Mike was responsible for leading numerous teams and initiatives within ICEF... Read More →

Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT