15. SSEAC – Supporting Youth Transition to Employment, Careers, and Independence

Session Description:  This SSEAC learning option is designed for EAs working with students transitioning into adulthood, employment, and careers.  There will be a focus on fostering student independence.

Dates:  May 22, 24, 29, 31, 2018

Times:  4:00-7:00pm

Target Audience:   EA’s         

Location:    DDC – Board Office      

Facilitator: Carmen Gietz

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2018

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

14. SSEAC – Understanding Common Medical Issues

Session Description:  This learning option provides essential health information that EAs require while working in schools.  Participants will learn to apply their knowledge of common health issues, recognition and intervention techniques and personal injury prevention, back to the classroom.

Dates:   April 26, May 1, 3, 8, 10, 2018

Target Audience:   EA’s   

Time:    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:    DDC – Board Office      

Facilitator: Elaine McEachern

Registration Deadline:  April 25, 2018

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

Literacy – SERIES


Participants will leave each session with ready to use ideas, strategies and resources in the following three focus areas:

  • Balanced Literacy
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Growth Mindset

Sessions will be tailored to suit participant’s needs and will be adjusted according to feedback.

First Session: September 14th, 2017

Series Dates

  1. Sept. 14
  2. Oct.. 12
  3. Nov. 9
  4. April 12
  5. May 10

Dates: Monthly on the second Thursday   Target Audience: CT’s, LAT’s  & EA’s

Time:   4-5 pm        

Location:  DDC   


  • Cindy McGarroch, District Positive School Culture Coach, Literacy Resource Teacher, SOGI District Lead & POPEI District Partner
  • Guest Teachers Sharing

Registration Deadline: 2 days before each session or sign up for all (reminder emails)

Registration Contact:  Cindy McGarroch cmcgarroch@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)