Facilitating Your School’s Heritage Fair Project

The Heritage Fair Project creates a pathway for Librarians to connect and collaborate with staff at your school. 
Learn how to set up your school’s participation in the Heritage Fair. 
Step by step guide, from start to finish, including sample student presentation videos, sample project boards, PDF hand-outs, and bonus materials for future reference.
This workshop will highlight the inquiry-based and cross-curricular nature of Heritage Fairs, using historical thinking concepts and critical thinking skills.  Have your questions answered by three educators of regional, provincial and national Heritage Fair Award winners. 


Friday 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • Patricia Codling

    Patricia Codling has been the TeacherLibrarian at Cornerstone Christian Academy an elementary school in Richmond for the past 22  years. Prior to working at Cornerstone, Patricia taught at schools in the public school system in Saskatchewan. As our school has striven to make reading a priority, the library has become, in many ways, the hub of the school. My belief is to always look forward and make each new school year spicier than the last. "...a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." ---George R.R. Martin

  • Charlotte Sakaki

     Charlotte Sakaki has been an elementary classroom teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy for 16 years and Vice Principal for the past 6 years. Prior to teaching at Cornerstone, she taught for 5 years in the public school system in both Coquitlam and Richmond. Charlotte is passionate about inquiry based learning, and has had her students participate in Richmond’s Regional Heritage Fair for the past 10 years. 

  • Karen Russell

    Karen Russell has had the privilege of working in several schools in Metro Vancouver and also abroad for the past 19 years. She loves learning with the students and has a passion to see them grow deeper in their knowledge and critical thinking skills.  The Richmond Heritage Fair gave her this avenue for students to dig deeper into these areas. As coordinator for the intermediate grades the past 10 years and having guided students from Grades 5-7 with their Heritage Fair projects, she has seen the value of how inquiry in the 21st century has benefited students across the intermediate grades.