Learning to Read & Reading to Learn

Building Background Knowledge to Support Comprehension in the Content Areas.

This workshop provides a focus on accessing background knowledge, comprehension skills, supporting vocabulary development & checking for understanding.  Come and spend the morning working on reading to learn in your classroom.  Participants can enter to win a draw for learning resources! Participants are encouraged to bring materials (textbooks etc.) they are currently using to the session, but not mandatory.

Audience:  Teachers, Admin & EAs

Please note that the workshop is geared to intermediate/middle & high school levels.  Limit of 20 participants.

Location:  Duncan Cran Elementary School Library

Date:  May 14, 2018

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Facilitators:  Nadine Parker & Charmaine Chretien

Registration Deadline:  May 7, 2018

Registration Details:  Please email Connie Stones at cstones@prn.bc.ca  to confirm your attendance.  Questions about the session can be directed to cchretien@prn.bc.ca


Standards Based Grade Book My Education BC May 11 NID

Description: Join Judy Smith, My Education BC District Liaison for SD 60 Student Learning, who will provide a full day inservice for teachers interested in exploring and learning about how the My Ed. BC Gradebook can be used to support standards-based assessment.

Target Audience:  Teachers K-12 (please note that standards only available up to grade 10)

Time:  9:00 am-3:00 pm

Location:  NPSS library

Registration Deadline:  May 8, 2018

Registration Procedure:  Please email Connie Stones at cstones@prn.bc.ca to hold your spot.  Please note that participants are asked to BYOD.


Action Schools BC Workshop: May 11 NID

Action Schools BC Workshop:  May 11 NID

Please use the registration link below to register for this session limited to 30 participants:

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-eating-workshop-northwest-may-11-2018-registration-43173841121

Workshop Description:

Are you looking for ways to incorporate healthy eating topics into your classroom? Join Action Schools! BC’s Registered Dietitians for a fun and interactive workshop! Explore the importance of healthy eating while learning fun classroom activities embedded in the new curriculum. This all-day workshop will cover the importance of healthy eating, the dangers of sugar, as well as concepts around body image and food marketing. Please register for this workshop through our Eventbrite link to receive workshop updates and materials.


Julia Hunter, RD is an Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentor. Julia received her Dietetics degree from Acadia University in Nova Scotia before swapping coasts and relocating to beautiful British Columbia. As a Food Literacy Mentor, Julia aids educators and school teams in making healthy living a reality within their school environments and community to support healthy learners. Julia is passionate about empowering and working with others to achieve their goals.

Date:  Friday, May 11, 2018

Location:  Charlie Lake Elementary School

Time:  9:00-3:00 pm

Any questions about the event can be directed to Charmaine Chretien cchretien@prn.bc.ca

Math Workstations, Numeracy Curriculum & Core Competencies Workshop

Math Workstations:  CANCELLED SESSION

What is the value of using Math Workstations in a math classroom?  These stations provide an opportunity for students to practice and apply skills and strategies taught within the classroom.  While students are engaged in purposeful stations, teachers have the opportunity to work individually or with small, flexible groups to meet the individual needs of students.  This workshop will address the why, the management, how Core Competencies fit, the Math content & assessment.  There are TWO sessions (see below).

Date:  May 14, 2018 NID

Target Audience:  Teachers  Grades 3-9, Support Staff & Admin

Time:  Primary (AM) 9:00-11:30;  Intermediate/Middle (PM) 12:30-3:00

Location:  NPSS Library

Facilitator:  Barb Wagner

Registration:  Please contact bwagner@prn.bc.ca to register.  All inquiries about the session can be directed to this email.  Registration deadline: May 11, 2018.

Aboriginal Curriculum Workshop: May 14, 2018

Indigenous & Scientific Ways of Knowing Nature  SESSION CANCELLED

Based on the book “Bridging Cultures:  Indigenous & Scientific Ways of Knowing Nature” by Glen Aikenhead and Herman Michell, come spend the day to learn more about indigenous knowledge and understanding of the physical world.  This workshop will provide Science teachers with perspectives on scientific and Indigenous content that will help them incorporate multiple ways of understanding within the curriculum.  Participants will get a copy of the book.

Date:  May, 14, 2018

Target Audience:  Teachers K-12, Support staff, Admin

Time:  9:00-3:00 pm

Facilitators:  Brittany Puttick & Dale Boissonneault

Location:  Dr. Kearney Middle School Library

Registration:  Please contact Connie Stones at:  cstones@prn.bc.ca to register.  Deadline for registration is May 9, 2018.  Any questions can be directed to bputtick@prn.bc.ca.

Exploring Online Resources & Apps: May 11, 2018 NID

Exploring Online Resources & Apps:  May 11, 2018 NID

Technology helps to engage students in learning and provides them with opportunities for multiple means of representation and expression.  There are so many great resources and applications available to both staff and students in the district such as our Learn60 Google Suite and Digmore e-library.  This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to explore and practice using some of these technology resources.

In the morning, we will be exploring online resources and applications related to building skills in the areas of research, online safety and digital citizenship.  The afternoon will focus on using Google Suite applications to support learning that are available to staff and students through their Learn60 accounts.

Date:  May 11, 2018

Target Audience:  Teachers, Admin, Support Staff, LATs, Librarians K-12

Time:  Full day option:  9:00-3:00.  Please note you may attend a morning OR afternoon session if participant so chooses.

Location:  Board Room at the Board Office

Facilitator:  Laurie Petrucci

Registration:  Please contact lpetrucci@prn.bc.ca  to register.  Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 10, 2018.  All inquiries about the workshop can be directed to the above email or contact 250.261.0425.

English Language Learners (ELL) Workshop

English Language Learners (ELL) Workshop

Want to have a better understanding of English Language Learners?  Join us for a day of discussions about:  ELL learning needs; strategies that work not only for ELL, but for ALL; Curriculum connections and other resources.

Bring a piece of technology and a lesson or unit you would like to work with as we will have a work session to build connections in the afternoon.

Target Audience:  Teachers K-12

Date:  May 11, 2018

Time:  9:00-3:00 pm

Location:  Dr. Kearney Middle School library

Presenters:  Heather MacGillivray & Mary Tremain, district ELL support teachers

Registration:  please contact Connie Stones at cstones@prn.bc.ca to register.  Deadline for registrations is May 9th, 2018.  Questions about the workshop can be directed to hmacgillivray@prn.bc.ca.