Building Math Muscles!

Session Description:  How do I sort out the priorities amongst the chaos of the ever increasing demands on my time?  How do I meet the needs of my students AND maintain my sanity?  Look no further- There are answers.  We will examine a structure that will start to answer the questions in both primary and intermediate and help deliver stronger, more engaged learners – ones with muscles!  Math muscles that is!

Date:  January 26, 2018

Target Audience:  Classroom teachers grades 3-9

Time:  9:00-3:00

Location:  Dr. Kearney Middle School Library

Facilitator:  Barb Wagner

Registration Deadline:  January 22, 2018

Registration Contact:  email

Tech Tuesday Monthly Sessions

Session Description:  The Tech Tuesday in January will focus on using technology to support UDL in the classroom.  We will look at how students can access accessibility features on iPads, computers, and Chromebooks, such as speech-to-text features and magnification of text and images.  We will also look at how to use our district’s Learn60 Google Suite and technology to provide students with opportunities for multi-representation of learning, action and expression as well as engagement.

Target Audience:  Classroom Teachers, Learning Assistant Teachers & Librarians

Time:  4:00-5:00pm

Location:  Grandhaven Meeting Room

Facilitator:  Laurie Petrucci

Registration Deadline:  the Monday before each session by email

Registration Contact:  Laurie Petrucci – or (250-261-0425)

Do You Want to Learn More About I-Pad Integration & Literacy Centres?


Session Description:

-Looking at Apps that can support literacy at the primary level
-Lesson ideas/structures to support I-pad integration
-Open to ALL levels of technology proficiency
-Hands-on activities to support literacy centre development in the primary classroom

Please note that we are limited to about 30 participants and will give priority to primary teachers who have already been using I-pads as part of their practice.

Participants are asked to bring their own I-pad, but it is not mandatory as I-pads can be supplied if you do not have access to one.

Date: January 26, 2018

Target Audience: Primary Teachers, but intermediate welcome

Time: 9:00-3:00

Location: Board Office, DDC

Facilitator: SET BC

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2018

Registration Contact: Please contact Juanita Esau at or 250.262.6087. Questions about the session can be directed to Charmaine Chretien, District Principal of Curriculum & Assessment:

Making Connections: Core Competences, Curricular Competencies & the New Curriculum

Session Description:

-Are you interested in making connections between curricular competencies and core competencies in your classroom?

-Do you want some practical ideas to compliment what you already do?

-Want to talk artifacts and student self-assessment?

Please come to the session with a lesson and/or unit, but this is not mandatory to participate in the session.  All curriculum team members including numeracy, literacy, ELL, technology and social emotional teacher will be part of the day to support teachers.

Target Audience:  Teachers K-12

Time:  9:00-3:00

Location:  Board Office, DDC

Facilitators:  Curriculum Team including:  Cindy McGarroch (literacy) , Barb Wagner (numeracy),  Mary Tremain (ELL),  Heather MacGillivray, (ELL),  Laurie Petrucci (Technology),  Nadine Parker (literacy), Bobbi-Jo Alexander (SEL) & Charmaine Chretien (curriculum/assessment).

Registration Deadline:  January 24, 2018

Session Date:  January 29, 2018

Registration Contact: Please sign up with Juanita Esau at  Questions about the session can be directed to Charmaine Chretien at













SETBC Innovative Project Based Classroom Activities

Session Description

Join SETBC while they demonstrate innovative classroom activities targeted at late intermediate classrooms.

Goals for the Session:

Teachers will leave with project ideas which are tied to the Core Competencies to use in their classrooms. Teachers will be able to build and show examples of growth on students/classroom profiles.  Teacher will build their capacity to use various innovative teaching techniques to create an inclusive and engaging environment.  SET BC consultant (Sumeet Ghtaura) will develop five Innovative Projects in station format for teachers to rotate through.  Each station will relate to the Core Competencies and cover various content areas such as art, math etc.  Stations will be a combination of demonstrations as well as self-guided.  Teachers will have access to iPads.

Date:  January 26, 2018

Target Audience:  Late intermediate teachers

Time:  9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:  Ecole Central Elementary- 10215 99 Ave.

Hosted By:  Dorothy Froese

Registration Deadline:  January 17, 2018

Registration Contact:  Dorothy Froese (

09. SSEAC – EDAS 142 Portfolio Module

Session Description: EDAS 142 Portfolio Module consisting of 3 hours, following Modules 3, 7

Dates:  January 30, 2018

Target Audience:   EA’s

Time  4:00-7:00      

Location:    DDC – Board Office      

Facilitator:  Denise Bragg

Registration Deadline:  January 29, 2018

Registration Contact:  Keith MacGillivray or Juanita Esau (250)262-6087

08. SSEAC – Supporting Learners with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD)

Session Description:  This learning option will provide a foundation for increasing EAs understanding of FASD and its educational implications.

Date: January 16, 18, 26, 2018   

Target Audience:   EA’s   

Time:    4:00-7:00/9:00-3:30

Location:    DDC – Board Office      

Facilitator:  Denise Bragg

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2018

Registration Contact:  Keith MacGillivray 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


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 – (250-261-0425)