EASE Training (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) – Oct 25, 9am-3pm

EASE is not a program, rather a collection of evidence-informed anxiety management and resilience- building classroom strategies for use with students in grades K-7. These stand-alone activities align with B.C. curriculum and are designed to benefit all children by fitting into existing classroom routines and practices. EASE anxiety literacy workshops and classroom strategies were co-created by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Anxiety Canada – and with a lot of help from educators!

When: Oct 25, 2019 9am-3pm

Where: Ecole Central – Room 21

Registration Contact: Bev Baker bbaker@prn.bc.ca

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 18, 2019

Get Outside and Learn! – May 10

Are you a K-8 teacher interested in outdoor learning?

Friday, May10 ,2019

9:30-12:00 (K-3teachers)


1:00-3:30 (4-8teachers)

Robert Ogilvie Elementary


-the benefits of spending time outside
-conducting a risk- benefit assessment
-building a routine to take your students outdoors
-connections to the science curriculum
-LOTS of hands-on, nature-based activities


Contact James Davis Education Program Manager
250-386-5255 ext.245

SOGI Movie Night

Join Jarrod Bell and Cindy McGarroch for a review of some available video titles that support inclusion in schools. Dinner will be provided.

When: May 9, 2019 – 4pm – 6:30pm

Where: DDC

Audience: SOGI Reps, School Culture Reps, Teacher-Librarians, Administrators, School Staff

PLEASE RSVP to cmcgarroch@prn.bc.ca as soon as possible.

May 2019 Staying Well at Teaching

Jointly sponsored by School District 60 and PRNTA

Wade Repta, BHSc, OT, is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional who has spent almost 20 years working with teachers to help them minimize barriers and remain in the classroom.

This work has allowed Wade to develop a unique understanding of the challenges facing teachers in today’s dynamic educational settings.

What:  Learn strategies to help manage personal wellness

When:  Friday, May 10; 9:00-2:30

Where: PRNTA Office at 9912 101 Ave.

  • All participants will receive a copy of Wade’s book
  • Lunch provided

Seats are limited so register by April 30 to secure your spot!

Email Connie Stones cstones@prn.bc.ca, to register; please indicate any dietary restrictions.

Moe the Mouse®

Moe the MouseTM

Primary Speech and Language Development Program Training

Moe the Mouse® Curriculum Box is an innovative early speech and language resource that uses Indigenous toys and stories to enhance language development in children ages 3–5. Activities and materials in the curriculum box help parents and educators provide opportunities for children to practise language skills in a natural setting.

Facilitator: Margaret Chesterman, M.A., SLP

February 5, 2019

8:30 am 3:30 pm (Lunch provided)

Aboriginal Education Centre Meeting Room

Please call (2507858324) or email mwestergaard@prn.bc.ca to register before

February 4th , 2019

Curio.ca Tour – Digmore

Join Jarrod Bell in person or online for a tour of Curio.ca, part of our Digmore digital classroom resources. Curio.ca is a subscription service that has content from CBC and Radio-Canada linked to BC Curriculum by course. Explore tools to search, and share content curated from the CBC and Radio-Canada in English and French that is appropriate from K-12.

Date: April 16, 2019

Target Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Time: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Board Room at School Board Office

Hosted by: Jarrod Bell

Registration Deadline – April 15, 2019 – please RSVP and let Jarrod know if you want to attend online.

Registration Contact: Jarrod Bell

If a school is interested in an after school session on site please contact Jarrod and it can be arranged!

BCERAC Webinar Series for Educators – Winter & Spring 2019 Sessions

The BC Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium is offering webinars for resources that are available to SD60 staff and students through our www.prn.bc.ca/digmore e-library.

Please note these are external webinars put on by BCERAC. If you’d like support with DIGMORE resources please contact Laurie Petrucci or Jarrod Bell. 

The times listed below are in Pacific.  Click on the flyer below for a larger version. 

To register please fill out the survey at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4749732/Webinar-Registration-Winter-Spring-2019

Magazines with Digmore and EbscoHost – January 24 2019 3:30-4:30pm

Join Jarrod Bell as we look at some new offerings available through www.prn.bc.ca/digmore including Canoe Kids, and a variety of Magazines through EbscoHost. This session will show you how to search in EbscoHost for text or subjects in specific student friendly magazines.

Date: January 24, 2019

Target Audience: Teachers, Staff

Time: 3:30-4:30 room132 Board Office & On-line via Zoom if requested

Hosted by: Jarrod Bell

Registration Deadline: January 16, 2019

Registration Contact – please register via email to jbell@prn.bc.ca

Creating a Gender Inclusive School Culture – Dec 5, 2018 – 4pm-7pm

We are looking forward to having a guest presenter from the BCTF and Delta School District, Trevana Spilchen, share insight on creating inclusive schools and a safe environment for all.

This BCTF workshop will help develop an understanding of the risks facing trans, non-binary and gender diverse students, learn protective factors, gain increased familiarity with terminology used by the trans, non-binary and gender diverse communities, and increase awareness of gender identity and gender expression. Best practices for supporting a student through gender transition within the school system will be covered. Although the focus is on trans, non-binary and gender diverse students, gender-inclusive schools help all students to feel safe at school.

Dinner will be provided.

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Target Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Staff

Time: 4pm – 7pm

Location: DDC

Hosted by: Trevana Spilchen with Jarrod Bell & Cindy McGarroch

Registration Deadline: November 30, 2018 at 3pm

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