Teaching to Diversity: Creating Compassionate Learning Communities – August 31, 2017

Special Guest Presenter Jennifer Katz

Today’s classrooms are diverse – students vary in what they already know, what they are ready to learn, the pace at which they are able to proceed through curriculum, and the level of adult support they require for success. It is critical that students see school as a place where they belong, are valued, and have something to contribute. The Three Block Model of Universal Design for Learning is an effective approach to classroom management, planning, instruction, and assessment that creates a compassionate learning community from K-12. This session will focus on building inclusive learning communities. You will leave the session with activities & strategies that you can implement on the first day of school!

Date: Thursday August 31st, 2017        

Target Audience:  K-12 CT’s, PBS Reps and Team Members

Time:   9:00-3:00 pm        

Location:  Cultural Centre

Hosted by: Cindy McGarroch, District Positive School Culture & Literacy Resource Teacher  

Registration Deadline: August 28th

Registration Contact:  Cindy McGarroch cmcgarroch@prn.bc.ca

Let’s Play – Math – August 30, 2017

Tired of games that are a lot of work to make – without a lot of value to the students?  Come find out how to use games and puzzles in your math class to support learning. We will examine how to use games and puzzles to assess learning, set goals, as well as how to differentiate the games and how to organize both students and the materials.

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017      Target Audience: Math teachers Gr. 1 – 10

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm           

Location: Board Room   

Facilitator:  Barb Wagner

Registration Deadline: August 20, 2017

Registration Contact: Email Barb Wagner at bwagner@prn.bc.ca

FREE Teaching Resource Provided!

ELL Year Ahead – August 28, 2017

We will be exploring the diversity of the ELL students that are a part of our SD60 classrooms.  We will be discussing how to plan for and create a classroom environment to help not only ELLs but all students thrive with strategies that create an “I can”  feeling for your community. Ways to incorporate language into subject areas  through:  GAMES/ACTIVITIES, TECHNOLOGY, AND VISUALS  to  support and engage students in a collaborative environment.  

Date: Monday August 28, 2017

Target Audience: Classroom Teachers

Facilitators:  Heather MacGillivray & Mary Tremain

Time: 9:00 – 3:00      

Location: Board Room

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2017

Register by Email: Bernice Chmelyk: bchmelyk@prn.bc.ca