4 Sessions for EAs – February 26, 2018

Alwin Holland is hosting four sessions for EAs on February 26th, 2018.

Caring For Yourself While Caring For Others: How Empathy and Self-Care Come Together In Our Work With Students

Crystal Anielewicz

9:00-12:00 with break

We will be exploring components of the child and adult brain and what gets in the way of our communication, as well as what compassion fatigue is and how it can impact our work and interactions with students, parents and other staff. The session will also explore burnout prevention.


Cassie Greenhough

9:00-10:30 – Self-regulation: What is it and how can we promote for our students

10:45-12:00 – Explore self-regulation resources and strategies

**participants should wear comfortable clothing

Math Strategies

Barb Wagner

Exploring manipulatives to help students learn concepts.

9:00 – 12:00 with break


Laurie Petrucci

Exploring apps on the ipads, 3D printing, google apps, etc.

Morning: 9:00 – 12:00 pm


Nadine Parker



Target Audience: Educational Assistants

Times: listed above

Location: Alwin Holland

Hosted by: Alwin Holland

Registration Deadline: ASAP

Registration Contact: Your School Administrator (google doc sign up available to Principals)

Report Card Writing Support Session for Teachers

Report Card Writing Support Session for Teachers

Teachers from the district are invited to attend a support session for report card writing that will include support with report card writing, My Ed BC as well as access to district curriculum coaches for support with assessment & evaluation as well as curriculum.

Date:  February 22, 2018

Target Audience:  All teachers needing support

Time:  3:30-5:00 pm

Location:  District Development Centre (Board Office)

Registration Deadline:  It would be appreciated to have  you register before hand, but it is not necessary; feel free to drop in as needed.

Registration/Questions Contact:  Charmaine Chretien, District Principal of Curriculum & Instruction (cchretien@prn.bc.ca)

S.D. 60 Maker Club for Educators Training

Calling all passionate CREATORS, DOERS and MAKERS!

Are you the type of worker who likes to take a step back after toiling away at a thing to marvel at what you’ve literally created and accomplished?

Learn about the global Maker Movement & Maker Faire and try your hand at a needle felting + woodwork workshop to develop skills for an activity you can take back to your own classroom.

Learn about how to implement a Maker Club at your location to help enrich the available extracurricular offerings and deepen a school-wide culture of Making.

  • Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 (NID)         
  • Target Audience: Teachers/Administrators interested in hands-on learning in their schools
  • Time: Half-day (8:45 – 12:30) – Coffee/Tea & morning snacks will be provided.
  • Location: NPSS- Wood Shop Room #126
  • Facilitators: Zee Kesler and Emily Smith (of The Magic Trout Imaginarium, a creativity in schools thought leader, presented by the ITA [Industry Training Authority])


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018


For more information, please email Brian Campbell at bcampbell@prn.bc.ca. For registration, please email Bernice Chmelyk at bchmelyk@prn.bc.ca or Juanita Esau at jesau@prn.bc.ca




11. SSEAC – Introduction to Instructional Strategies

Session Description:  This learning option will explore exemplary teaching and learning strategies for the classroom.  Participants will develop an understanding of the model of differentiated instruction as well as adapted and modified curriculum principles.

Dates:   March 3, 7, 12, 14, 2018

March 19th -Spring Break

Target Audience:   EA’s   

Time:  4:00-7:00/9:00-3:30 (Saturday)

Location:    DDC – Board Office      

Facilitator: Mary Tremain

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2018

Registration Contact:  Keith MacGillivray kmacgillivray@prn.bc.ca or Juanita Esau at (250)262-6087

10. SSEAC – Introduction to Common Mental Health Issues

Session Description:  This learning option will focus on the most common mental health issues presented by school aged children.  Participants will explore child and youth mental health problems, observable signs and symptoms and effective practices to support students with mental health challenges in the regular classroom.

Dates:   February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

Target Audience:   EA’s   

Time:    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:    DDC – Board Office      

Facilitator: Katy Clarke

Registration Deadline: February 5, 2018

Registration Contact:  Keith MacGillivray kmacgillivray@prn.bc.ca or Juanita Esau at (250)262-6087


Session Description

Every school should be a model home, a complete community actively developing future compassionate citizens capable of creating, leading and contributing to the kind of democratic communities – in which we all long to live.”

This 8-module in-depth basic training will be presented over 5 days and is intended for teachers, administrators and all support staff.

While the session will be geared for middle school age students, the Tribes process is used with all grades.

Teachers using this approach spend far less time managing inappropriate behavior and more time facilitating learning.

Date: January 29, 2018- full day 9:00-4:00

January 31:  Wednesday evening session 5:00-8:00

February 2:  Friday full day 9:00-4:00

February 7:  Wednesday evening 5:00-8:00

February 10:  Saturday full day 9:00-4:00

Please note:  Rural teachers unable to travel for the evening sessions will participate via google hangout.

Target Audience: classroom teachers, administrators, LATs, school teams, district staff, educational assistants, all are welcome

Please indicate preference for text:  Elementary, Middle or High School.

Limited to 20 participants

Time:  See times attached to dates above       

Location: Bert Bowes Middle School Library

Facilitator:  Dale Boissonneault, District Tribes Trainer

Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018

Registration Contact:  Dale Boissonneault at dboissonneault@prn.bc.ca.


Tech Tuesdays Monthly Sessions – SERIES

October – December: Technology How-To

Oct. 17, 2017:  Google Suite for Beginners

Nov. 21, 2017:  iPad Tips & Tricks: for teachers with iPads outside of the Gr 6 CWT program

Dec. 19, 2017:  Computer Lab Session: discover what students can access in the lab

January – Inclusion

Jan. 16, 2018:  Using technology to support accessibility

February – Coding

Feb. 20, 2018:  Coding (both “unplugged” and technology-based)

March – SMARTBoards

March 13, 2018 (2nd Tuesday of the month) – Using SMART Boards to support learning

April & May – Design Thinking

Apr. 17, 2018:  3D Printing & Tinkercad

May 15, 2018:  “Iggy Peck Architect” – From Stories to Structures


Date: 3rd Tuesday of the month

Target Audience: CT’s, LAT’s, & Librarians

Time:  4:00 – 5:00 pm         

Location:  Grandhaven Meeting Room   

Facilitators:  Laurie Petrucci

Registration Deadline: the Monday before each session by email

Registration Contact:  Laurie Petrucci – lpetrucci@prn.bc.ca (250-261-0425)

Visible Learning for Mathematics K-12 – SERIES

Rich tasks, collaborative work, number talks, problem-based learning, direct instruction…with so many possible approaches, how do we know which ones work the best? Bi-monthly we will work with John Hattie’s book to design high-impact instruction and try them out in our classrooms so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of mathematics learning for a year spent in school.

Dates: Tuesday, October. 3, 2017, Dec. 5, Feb. 6, April 3 and wind up on June 5.    

Target Audience: Math teachers K – 12

Time:  3:30 – 5:00         

Location:  Board Room   

Facilitators:  Barb Wagner

Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017

Registration Contact: email Barb Wagner, bwagner@prn.bc.ca