FRIENDS – Anxiety Prevention & Resiliency Building – Oct 20, 2017

FRIENDS is a school based, anxiety prevention and resiliency building program sponsored by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.  Students learn to identify their feelings, explore ways to relax, build strategies to break down challenges/goals into manageable steps, build positive support structures and more.

The FRIENDS program is taught in the classroom over 10 or more weeks, and is easily  integrated into various parts of the curricula year round.

While the one day FRIENDS training is required prior to program delivery, classroom materials (FRIENDS student workbooks) are provided by MCFD at no cost.

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017         Target Audience: Grade 4/5/6/7 teachers  

 & counsellors

Time: 9:00 – 3:00         

Location: Board Room, District Office   Facilitator:  Bev Baker

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Oct 10

Registration Contact:

CPI: October 20, 2017 – SESSION IS FULL

This session is full!


CPI:  Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention – SSEAC & Classroom Teachers

Session Description:  

*non-violent crisis prevention training

*certification upon completion

*preventative strategies, de-escalation skills, communication techniques, responses that will minimize the potential harm of disruptive and aggressive behaviour

Date: October 20, 2017         

Target Audience: CT and EA  

Time:  8:30-4:00   

Location:  Alwin Holland School Gym

Facilitators:  Keith MacGillivray, Tanya Braun

Registration Deadline: October 13, 2017

Registration Contact: Juanita Esau 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)

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,