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.



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: jbell@prn.bc.ca

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: bwagner@prn.bc.ca 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 (cchretien@prn.bc.ca)

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 cchretien@prn.bc.ca


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 bwagner@prn.bc.ca