EASE Session

EASE is not a program, rather a collection of evidence-informed anxiety management and resiliencebuilding 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!

Date: January 24, 2020

Location: Ecole Central

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Target Audience: K-7

Registration: Email Bev Baker at bbaker@prn.bc.ca no later than January 22, 2020.

Speak Up! Strategies for Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard of Hearing

Come join Sally Birley, District Deaf & Hard of Hearing Support Teacher & Vicki LaRiviere, District Deaf & Hard of Hearing Assistant for a session of learning! The session with look at:

-How hearing works

-Prevalence of Hearing loss

-How hearing loss affects the students you work with in comparison to their hearing peers

-What hearing loss looks like

-Educational and social impact of hearing loss

-What areas you need to concentrate on supporting for student learning

Location: Dr. Kearney Middle School library

Date: January 24, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration: Please email Jacqui Knighton, Learning Services Admin Assistant at: jknighton@prn.bc.ca

POPEY: Literacy Learning Through Inquiry & Play

This interactive workshop will explore how to design and implement engaging, research-based instructional strategies and routines to support a comprehensive literacy program. Offered by the Provincial Outreach Program for the Early Years, participants will focus on providing opportunities for playful literacy activities that connect reading, writing and oral language as well as designing literacy activities that allow for meaningful connections to the Core Competencies.

When: Friday, January 24, 2020

Where: Learning Services – Board room

Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration before January 17, 2020 by emailing Wanda Forster, District literacy support teacher at wforster@prn.bc.ca.

Adrienne Gear: Reading Power

Last Chance to Register for Adrienne Gear’s presentation on January 24, 2020 on Reading Power. The session will include both fiction and non-fiction.

Date: January 24, 2020

Time: 8:15 am coffee

Session begins promptly at 8:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm with two breaks. Snacks are provided to participants.

Location: Northern Grand Hotel

To register (if you have yet to do so) please email Jacqui Knighton at jknighton@prn.bc.ca no later than January 10, 2020. Confirmation emails will be sent to participants prior to the session.

Adrienne Gear: Weaving Indigenous Ways of Knowing into Your Reading & Writing Program

In this after-school workshop, Vancouver teacher and author Adrienne Gear will share different ways she has been integrating Indigenous stories, culture and beliefs into her reading and writing program. Adrienne will share a variety of lessons, both fiction and non-fiction, which integrate Indigenous story, knowledge and beliefs. She will share a story writing unit, based on traditional indigenous tales, as well as different forms of nonfiction writing including Comparison, Description and Instruction. As always, Adrienne will share mini lessons, great anchor books and student samples. Come to this workshop and leave with ideas you can use in your classroom on Monday!

Date: January 23, 2020

Time: 4:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Ecole Central Elementary School

To register please email Jacqui Knighton at jknighton@prn.bc.ca no later than January 10, 2020. Participants will receive a confirmation email prior to the event with confirmed location.

Food Safe Courses: January 24 & 27, 2020

TWO Food Safe courses have been organized and will take place at MMMCS. All registration and questions can be directed to Kathy Scheck, Principal, MMMCS by email: kscheck@prn.bc.ca.

January 24, 2020 is open to teachers

January 27, 2020 is open to support staff only

Cost for January 24: $125.00 per person and must be paid in full prior to attending with maximum of 25 participants

Cost for January 27: $100 per person maximum of 25 participants

Registration by email: kscheck@prn.bc.ca


What should I do with all these music books and instruments?!?!?!?!?

…. And how do I read music?

Who : All K-6 teachers, EAs & Administrators!

When : January 24 Pro-D 9am-3pm

Where : Ma Murray Music Room

If you want to come, let Sabrina Brooks sbrooks@prn.bc.ca know so she can plan, or just show up. Sabrina has been teaching music from kindergarten all the way up to adult band for the last 10 years.

All welcome.