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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
Exploring manipulatives to help students learn concepts.
9:00 – 12:00 with break
Exploring apps on the ipads, 3D printing, google apps, etc.
Morning: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
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)
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: email@example.com or 250-262-6022
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
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 email@example.com
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
Location: Dr. Kearney Middle School Library
Facilitator: Barb Wagner
Registration Deadline: January 22, 2018
Registration Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Location: Grandhaven Meeting Room
Facilitator: Laurie Petrucci
Registration Deadline: the Monday before each session by email
Registration Contact: Laurie Petrucci – email@example.com or (250-261-0425)
-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
Location: Board Office, DDC
Facilitator: SET BC
Registration Deadline: January 23, 2018
Registration Contact: Please contact Juanita Esau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.262.6087. Questions about the session can be directed to Charmaine Chretien, District Principal of Curriculum & Assessment: email@example.com.
-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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the session can be directed to Charmaine Chretien at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration, please email Bernice Chmelyk at email@example.com or Juanita Esau at firstname.lastname@example.org