TRIBES LEARNING COMMUNITY BASIC COURSE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL – SERIES

Session Description

Every school should be a model home, a complete community actively developing future compassionate citizens capable of creating, leading and contributing to the kind of democratic communities – in which we all long to live.”

This 8-module in-depth basic training will be presented over 5 days and is intended for teachers, administrators and all support staff.

While the session will be geared for middle school age students, the Tribes process is used with all grades.

Teachers using this approach spend far less time managing inappropriate behavior and more time facilitating learning.

Date: January 29, 2018- full day 9:00-4:00

January 31:  Wednesday evening session 5:00-8:00

February 2:  Friday full day 9:00-4:00

February 7:  Wednesday evening 5:00-8:00

February 10:  Saturday full day 9:00-4:00

Please note:  Rural teachers unable to travel for the evening sessions will participate via google hangout.

Target Audience: classroom teachers, administrators, LATs, school teams, district staff, educational assistants, all are welcome

Please indicate preference for text:  Elementary, Middle or High School.

Limited to 20 participants

Time:  See times attached to dates above       

Location: Bert Bowes Middle School Library

Facilitator:  Dale Boissonneault, District Tribes Trainer

Registration Deadline: January 17, 2018

Registration Contact:  Dale Boissonneault at dboissonneault@prn.bc.ca.

 

Supporting Students with Complex Needs: Planning and Strategies Dr. Richard Stock, – Nov 6, 2017

Dr. Richard Stock: Planning and Strategies for Students with Complex Needs. A meaningful session focused on school team planning and strategies for students with complex behavioural needs.   

Date: November 6, 2017         

Target Audience: Resource Teachers, Behaviour Support/Complex Needs Teacher, and Administrators.

Time: 8:45am-3:00pm         

Location: DDC   

Facilitators: Dr. Richard Stock  

Registration Deadline: November 2, 2017

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

Planning for Diversity: Beginning with the End in Mind: Oct 20, 2017

Teachers will leave this session with a variety of graphic organizers as well as self-created and shared rubrics. The framework for the session is built around Jennifer Katz’s Block Two: Instructional Practice. The day will be filled with practical information and activities that can be used immediately with your students.

Dates: Friday October 20, 2017   

Target Audience: CT’s, LAT’s  & Librarians

Time:   9:00-3:00 pm        

Location:  Grandhaven Meeting Room  (snacks, coffee, tea -lunch on  your own)   

Facilitators:  

  • Cindy McGarroch, District PBS Coach & Literacy Resource Teacher
  • Laurie Petrucci, Instructional Technology Teacher
  • Diane Barclay, District Cultural Support Worker

Registration Deadline: October 18, 2017

Registration Contact:  Cindy McGarroch cmcgarroch@prn.bc.ca  or Laurie Petrucci lpetrucci@prn.bc.ca  

TRIBES LEARNING COMMUNITY TRAINING 101 Introduction – Oct 20, 2017

“Every school should be a model home, a complete community actively developing future compassionate citizens capable of creating, leading and contributing to the kind of democratic communities – in which we all long to live.”

This session will provide participants with a basic background in the Tribes program.  The philosophy and strategies of Tribes can be implemented in a variety of ways at all levels – elementary, middle and high school.  

We are hoping this introductory session will excite and encourage participants to enrol in the in-depth basic training course.

Teachers using this approach in their classrooms spend far less time managing inappropriate behaviour and more time facilitating learning.

Date: Oct 20th         

Target Audience: classroom teachers, administrators, LATs, school teams, district staff, educational assistants, all are welcome

Time: 9:00-3:00         

Location: Bert Bowes Lounge Area   

Facilitators:  Dale Boissonneault

Registration Deadline: October 10

Registration Contact:  Marie Westergaard at mwestergaard@prn.bc.ca

ELL EA Sessions – SERIES

2 Sessions: Opportunity to collaborate to create a richer understanding the diversity of our English Language Learners within our schools, and explore strategies to connect with students.

  1. Build understanding of  AIPs,, Connecting,
    1. Strategies for building Vocabulary (Oral Language)
    2. Connecting with classroom & school community
    3. Understanding different cultures
    4. PWIM (EET), Talking Tables
  2. Connecting to students & working with Classroom Teachers
    1. Strategies for Reading & Writing
    2. PWIM (EET), Talking Tables

***Topics to be discussed may change***

Date: First Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

(Other date needs to be discussed)   

Target Audience: ELL Education Assistants working with ELL students

Facilitators:  Heather MacGillivray & Mary Tremain

Time: 9:00 – 11:45  pm      

Location: District Development Center

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2017

Register by  Email Juanita Esau: jesau@prn.bc.ca

ELL Resource Teacher Sessions – SERIES

4 Sessions: Opportunity to collaborate to create a richer understanding the diversity of our English Language Learners within our schools, and explore strategies to connect with students.

  1. Assessments, AIPs, Planning, Connecting, Book Study
  2. Developing Reading & Writing strategies (content areas)
  3. Developing Oral Strategies
  4. Year End & Teaching strategies: incorporating technology

First Date: October 11, 2017

(3 Other dates need to be decided)   

Target Audience: ELL Resource Teachers

Facilitators:  Heather MacGillivray & Mary Tremain

Time: 9:00 – 12:00      

Location: District Development Center

Registration Deadline: October 10, 2017

Register by  Email Juanita Esau: jesau@prn.bc.ca

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:  bbaker@prn.bc.ca

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 jesau@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)

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, bwagner@prn.bc.ca