Roundtable Discussions

The BCSSTA Virtual Spring Conference is based on the recent publication of Detours, our new academic journal for teachers. The conference will open with a Round Table Paper Presentation by all the authors in our first issue. They will each present a precis of their article and there will be space for discussion. 


8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Included in your registration


  • Dale Martelli
  • Tina Clarke

    Tina is a high school teacher at Kelowna Secondary School.  She currently teaches Human Geography 12 and Advanced Placement Human Geography 12.  She previously taught Social Studies 11 and Physical Geography 12.  She was chosen to travel with other AP Human Geography teachers to South Korea in 2015.  In 2017, Tina presented at the National Council of Geographic Education Conference in Albuquerque, NM.  She is also a National Geographic Certified Educator.  

  • Graeme Stacey

    GRAEME STACEY is a secondary school teacher at Kelowna Secondary School. In 2003, having taught History and Social Studies for nine years, he felt that the B.C. Social Studies curriculum did not provide enough of a specific Holocaust focus for students, so he took the initiative to propose a stand-alone course: Holocaust 12: A Blueprint for Modern Societal Tragedies. Genocide 12 is a natural extension and incorporation of his Board Authorized and Approved (BAA) Holocaust course. Graeme expanded his learning and pedagogical experiences at the VHEC, Yad Vashem Israel and Toronto, the USC Shoah Foundation, and the Montreal Holocaust Museum. In addition, he is a Seattle Holocaust Centre for Humanity Powell Fellow (2016), and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow (2016-17). Graeme was granted the VHEC Kron Sigal Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education in 2005.

  • Kevin O'Neill
  • John Myers

    John has recently retired after a career as classroom teacher, school borard curriculum consultant, and teacher educator. He started his career teaching history and social sciences in an inner-city highschool in Toronto In addition to teaching in classrooms from grade 3-adult in 4 provinces and three countries. Among his interests, including research, writing and curriculum development, are teaching strategies, assessment practices and work in equity-related topics. His inital interest in computers was in elementary school in the early 1980s. He is NOT a techie any more. For further fun he is interested in the world of improvisational theatre, beginning with Vancouver Theatresports in the mid 1980s.

  • Larry Kuehn

    Larry Kuehn retired recently after three decades as Director of Research and Technology at the BC Teachers' Federation. Much of his work at the Federation was dealing with policy issues related to technology in education and distributed learning.

  • Nicolas Fillion

    Nic is associate professor of philosophy at SFU. His research and teach focuses on logic, critical thinking, philosophy of science and mathematics. He his also a member of the Steering Committee of the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl, and the organizer of the BC Ethics Bowl, in which 12 schools from the lower mainland take part. In collaboration with the leadership of the BCSSTA, he has also been involved in various outreach, regulation, and curricular initiatives to promote the teaching of philosophy and critical thinking in BC high schools.