Resource Walk – Well being, Belonging, SOGI, Acceptance, Kindness – April 26

Join Cindy and Jarrod for a Resource Walk of books that support well being, belonging, SOGI, acceptance, kindness in K-middle.

Please bring a favourite resource to share. We’ll collect titles and share as well after the session.
This session will be available via Google Hangout provided attendees let us know they’d like to attend remotely.
Date: April 26, 2018
Target Audience: Staff
Time: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Board Room at School Board Office – 10112 105 Ave
Hosted by Jarrod Bell and Cindy McGarroch
Registration Deadline: April 25 if you desire to attend remotely via Google Hangout.
Registration Contact:

4 Sessions for EAs – February 26, 2018

Alwin Holland is hosting four sessions for EAs on February 26th, 2018.

Caring For Yourself While Caring For Others: How Empathy and Self-Care Come Together In Our Work With Students

Crystal Anielewicz

9:00-12:00 with break

We will be exploring components of the child and adult brain and what gets in the way of our communication, as well as what compassion fatigue is and how it can impact our work and interactions with students, parents and other staff. The session will also explore burnout prevention.


Cassie Greenhough

9:00-10:30 – Self-regulation: What is it and how can we promote for our students

10:45-12:00 – Explore self-regulation resources and strategies

**participants should wear comfortable clothing

Math Strategies

Barb Wagner

Exploring manipulatives to help students learn concepts.

9:00 – 12:00 with break


Laurie Petrucci

Exploring apps on the ipads, 3D printing, google apps, etc.

Morning: 9:00 – 12:00 pm


Nadine Parker



Target Audience: Educational Assistants

Times: listed above

Location: Alwin Holland

Hosted by: Alwin Holland

Registration Deadline: ASAP

Registration Contact: Your School Administrator (google doc sign up available to Principals)

Math Collaboration Group – March 8

Do You Teach Math?

Do you want a group to collaborate with? A group that has the same interests as you? Then…


Where: At the PRNTA office – 9912 -101 Ave

When: March 8 @ 3:30pm

Contact Barb Wagner for more information: or 250-262-6022


Report Card Writing Support Session for Teachers

Report Card Writing Support Session for Teachers

Teachers from the district are invited to attend a support session for report card writing that will include support with report card writing, My Ed BC as well as access to district curriculum coaches for support with assessment & evaluation as well as curriculum.

Date:  February 22, 2018

Target Audience:  All teachers needing support

Time:  3:30-5:00 pm

Location:  District Development Centre (Board Office)

Registration Deadline:  It would be appreciated to have  you register before hand, but it is not necessary; feel free to drop in as needed.

Registration/Questions Contact:  Charmaine Chretien, District Principal of Curriculum & Instruction (

My Blueprint Inservice

My Blueprint Inservice

Simple Student Portfolios & Career Education Resources

My Blueprint is currently in use in both middle schools as well as NPSS.  We would like to expand the program to grades 5-6 starting this September 2018.  The program  is versatile and continues to be expanded for multiple curriculum uses beyond career and portfolios.  

Benefits of using My Blueprint Include:

  • Supports careers curriculum
  • Provides cross-curricular lesson plans based on BC curriculum
  • Storage of portfolios for students with parent/teacher access
  • Portfolios are archived within the program so they are available in future years
  • Housing of illustrations of the core competencies including digital mediums
  • Many curricular connections in grades 5 & 6 have been developed and fully outlined for teachers
  • User friendly

Session Date:  March 6, 2018  (morning is elementary schools & afternoon Middle/High  Schools)

Target Audience:  Grade 5/6 teachers

Time:  Elementary Session:  9:00-12:00;  Middle School/HS:  1:00-3:00

Location:  Grandhaven

Registration Deadline:  February 23, 2018.  Please note that this information has been sent to school Administrators and registration is submitted by them.

Registration Contact:  Charmaine Chretien


Building Math Muscles!

Session Description:  How do I sort out the priorities amongst the chaos of the ever increasing demands on my time?  How do I meet the needs of my students AND maintain my sanity?  Look no further- There are answers.  We will examine a structure that will start to answer the questions in both primary and intermediate and help deliver stronger, more engaged learners – ones with muscles!  Math muscles that is!

Date:  January 26, 2018

Target Audience:  Classroom teachers grades 3-9

Time:  9:00-3:00

Location:  Dr. Kearney Middle School Library

Facilitator:  Barb Wagner

Registration Deadline:  January 22, 2018

Registration Contact:  email

Tech Tuesday Monthly Sessions

Session Description:  The Tech Tuesday in January will focus on using technology to support UDL in the classroom.  We will look at how students can access accessibility features on iPads, computers, and Chromebooks, such as speech-to-text features and magnification of text and images.  We will also look at how to use our district’s Learn60 Google Suite and technology to provide students with opportunities for multi-representation of learning, action and expression as well as engagement.

Target Audience:  Classroom Teachers, Learning Assistant Teachers & Librarians

Time:  4:00-5:00pm

Location:  Grandhaven Meeting Room

Facilitator:  Laurie Petrucci

Registration Deadline:  the Monday before each session by email

Registration Contact:  Laurie Petrucci – or (250-261-0425)

Do You Want to Learn More About I-Pad Integration & Literacy Centres?


Session Description:

-Looking at Apps that can support literacy at the primary level
-Lesson ideas/structures to support I-pad integration
-Open to ALL levels of technology proficiency
-Hands-on activities to support literacy centre development in the primary classroom

Please note that we are limited to about 30 participants and will give priority to primary teachers who have already been using I-pads as part of their practice.

Participants are asked to bring their own I-pad, but it is not mandatory as I-pads can be supplied if you do not have access to one.

Date: January 26, 2018

Target Audience: Primary Teachers, but intermediate welcome

Time: 9:00-3:00

Location: Board Office, DDC

Facilitator: SET BC

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2018

Registration Contact: Please contact Juanita Esau at or 250.262.6087. Questions about the session can be directed to Charmaine Chretien, District Principal of Curriculum & Assessment:

Making Connections: Core Competences, Curricular Competencies & the New Curriculum

Session Description:

-Are you interested in making connections between curricular competencies and core competencies in your classroom?

-Do you want some practical ideas to compliment what you already do?

-Want to talk artifacts and student self-assessment?

Please come to the session with a lesson and/or unit, but this is not mandatory to participate in the session.  All curriculum team members including numeracy, literacy, ELL, technology and social emotional teacher will be part of the day to support teachers.

Target Audience:  Teachers K-12

Time:  9:00-3:00

Location:  Board Office, DDC

Facilitators:  Curriculum Team including:  Cindy McGarroch (literacy) , Barb Wagner (numeracy),  Mary Tremain (ELL),  Heather MacGillivray, (ELL),  Laurie Petrucci (Technology),  Nadine Parker (literacy), Bobbi-Jo Alexander (SEL) & Charmaine Chretien (curriculum/assessment).

Registration Deadline:  January 24, 2018

Session Date:  January 29, 2018

Registration Contact: Please sign up with Juanita Esau at  Questions about the session can be directed to Charmaine Chretien at













S.D. 60 Maker Club for Educators Training

Calling all passionate CREATORS, DOERS and MAKERS!

Are you the type of worker who likes to take a step back after toiling away at a thing to marvel at what you’ve literally created and accomplished?

Learn about the global Maker Movement & Maker Faire and try your hand at a needle felting + woodwork workshop to develop skills for an activity you can take back to your own classroom.

Learn about how to implement a Maker Club at your location to help enrich the available extracurricular offerings and deepen a school-wide culture of Making.

  • Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 (NID)         
  • Target Audience: Teachers/Administrators interested in hands-on learning in their schools
  • Time: Half-day (8:45 – 12:30) – Coffee/Tea & morning snacks will be provided.
  • Location: NPSS- Wood Shop Room #126
  • Facilitators: Zee Kesler and Emily Smith (of The Magic Trout Imaginarium, a creativity in schools thought leader, presented by the ITA [Industry Training Authority])


Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018


For more information, please email Brian Campbell at For registration, please email Bernice Chmelyk at or Juanita Esau at