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In The Loop – June 30, 2022

KEY RESOURCES IN LANGLEY

 

HONOURING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Indigenous Relations Academy Self-Guided Course
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is now available as a course! The self-guided training is filled with 21 knowledge checks that will help test participants’ understanding and even provide new information relevant to the current day. Costs for the online course, which will take up to three hours to complete, is $21/person.

First Nations Films:  For, By and About First Nations People:
Award-winning television documentaries and dramas. Visit the website for information and to order. firstnationsfilms.com

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022:
Register now to participate Sept 26 to 30, 2022. Centred on the theme “Remember the Children,” the week will be dedicated to memorializing the children lost to the residential school system and honour survivors and their families. An expanded program with age-appropriate material for students in Gr. 1 to 12 and all sessions will be held virtually on Hubilo.

Recommended Books to Understand Residential Schools
In this CBC feature article, “48 books by Indigenous Writers to Read to Understand Residential Schools,” a Cree author based in Winnipeg, David A. Robertson, has compiled a list of 48 books, (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) for all ages to learn more about the experiences of Indigenous children forced to attend Indian Residential Schools. Each recommended book comes with a brief overview of the book and its suitability for different audiences.

 

DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
To see our full calendar of offerings, visit www.thinklangley.com

Counting Collections in the Early Primary Classroom with Brenda Hrycan­­ [On-Demand Learning Feature]
Counting Collections is for everyone — there is an entry point for all learners in your classroom to be successful mathematicians. See how the Core Competencies are woven in Counting Collections. For those teachers who are curious how they can implement Counting Collections in your classroom, this session is for you!

Literacy Credentialing – August 31 [Register]
The purpose of the credentialing workshop is to outline the duties and responsibilities of provincial assessment markers, establish valid and reliable assessment processes, and credential educators for the marking of the provincial assessments.

Whether your interest is in learning more about assessment, engaging with provincial standards, or getting certified for future paid marking; this is an excellent professional development opportunity.

New! Summer Boot Camp 2022 – August 31 [Register]
Hang 10! Catch the Wave into the School Year! Welcome back from summer! Ride into the 2022-2023 school year with confidence and enthusiasm by attending Summer Boot Camp. Together we’ll explore valuable strategies for the development of an empowering learning culture in your classroom. Sessions are designed at different levels for K to 12 classroom teachers and for all TTOCs.

All these offerings have been designed to assist you in the development of a framework for your teaching, with an emphasis on the first six to eight weeks of the new school year.

New! Summer Institute 2022 – September 1 [Register]
Join us for our annual school year kick-off with the Langley School District’s Summer Institute. This year, we’re going online to provide more flexibility for our teachers as we offer them a day of learning designed to be relevant to all K-12 teachers. Experience this cornucopia of professional development opportunities. Take in one session, or pack your day with our amazing workshops.

We’re excited to announce that Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference returns in person this year!

 

EXTERNAL STUDENT/STAFF OPPORTUNITIES and LEARNING RESOURCES

FREE ENGINEERING PD FOR TEACHERS OF GRADES 6-12 – August 8-12 (in Calgary, AB)
Once in a year, the ASM Materials Education Foundation holds a week-long professional development workshop in Calgary for science teachers in Canada so that teachers return to their classrooms with innovative tools and ideas to inspire their students to pursue further studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Also, this is 5 days of FREE Professional Development credits for the teachers and may be used for STEM credits for the school’s program.

Traditionally, in-person ASM Materials Camps® are held across North America. These are usually five-day camps and may be residential (requiring overnight stay), commuter (daily) or mini-camps (one day or less). The 2022 camp will be held from August 8 to 12 at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary – register soon!

IBM Canada’s National STEAM Summer Camp is back! – July 12-14 from 8am-1pm PST (register)
Students in grades 7 – 12, parents and teachers are invited to attend the 2022 Virtual STEAM Camp. 3 days of exciting virtual events will include learning from real-world experts in STEAM fields and you’ll have fun creating, innovating, and exploring STEAM!

With the help of 14 Client Partners, 21 online workshop sessions including a “Learn from Leaders” panel, “Exploring the Digital Ocean,” “Be an Astronomer!” & “Intro to Scratch” will be offered. View the Welcome Packet of Information for more information.

Please spread the word as everyone is welcome to explore. If any questions please email Partik.Dullat@ibm.com the IBM Canada National Coordinator.

UBC Faculty of Education Opportunities (more info)

Anti-Racism Education – July 11-15, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (register by July 6)
This one-week summer institute is designed to foster deep discussions that will promote anti-racist, decolonizing and inclusive practices in the education system. Course participants will work in small and large groups as they learn from anti-racist education mentors and experts, as well as school educators from British Columbia and across Canada.

Sustainability in the Classroom – July 13 & 14, 2022| 1:00 – 4:00 PM (register by July 6)
This session takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the concepts and issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the context of Education for Sustainability and Climate Justice. With a focus on K-12, this will provide educators with the foundational knowledge and understanding of the global goals and climate justice as well as appreciation of the diversity of perspectives on sustainability.

Conquer Life with Creativity – July 13, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM (register)
Anyone can learn how to be innovative — and use that ability to overcome everyday challenges. Whether you’re a manager, researcher, new or experienced graduate, or simply interested in expanding your horizons, here’s a webinar that will help you sharpen your creative problem-solving skills. Attend this session to learn techniques for identifying problems, overcoming blocks, and generating ideas for solutions that you can use to boost your professional or personal life to the next level.

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (SOGI) – July 21 & 22, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (register by July 6)
This two-day institute will introduce a number of anti-oppressive, anti-racist and anti-colonial frameworks to think with and address sexuality and gender in its complex intersections. Skilled facilitators will provide interactive opportunities to explore inclusive pedagogical approaches and curricular interventions, which will assist in addressing educational gaps and support in cultivating anti-racist and anti-colonial SOGI K-12 practices.

In The Loop – June 24, 2022

KEY RESOURCES IN LANGLEY

 

HONOURING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022:
Register now to participate Sept 26 to 30, 2022. Centred on the theme “Remember the Children,” the week will be dedicated to memorializing the children lost to the residential school system and honour survivors and their families. An expanded program with age-appropriate material for students in Gr. 1 to 12 and all sessions will be held virtually on Hubilo.

 

DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
To see our full calendar of offerings, visit www.thinklangley.com

Creating a Class TEAM: K-5 with Alexandra Baxfield [On-Demand Learning Feature]
This virtual session is for teachers who have not yet created a class team. What you need:

  • A computer with Teams.
  • A second device to participate and follow along with the virtual workshop.

Literacy Credentialing – August 31 [Register]
The purpose of the credentialing workshop is to outline the duties and responsibilities of provincial assessment markers, establish valid and reliable assessment processes, and credential educators for the marking of the provincial assessments.

Whether your interest is in learning more about assessment, engaging with provincial standards, or getting certified for future paid marking; this is an excellent professional development opportunity.

New! Summer Boot Camp 2022 – August 31 [Register]
Hang 10! Catch the Wave into the School Year! Welcome back from summer! Ride into the 2022-2023 school year with confidence and enthusiasm by attending Summer Boot Camp. Together we’ll explore valuable strategies for the development of an empowering learning culture in your classroom. Sessions are designed at different levels for K to 12 classroom teachers and for all TTOCs.

All these offerings have been designed to assist you in the development of a framework for your teaching, with an emphasis on the first six to eight weeks of the new school year.

New! Summer Institute 2022 – September 1 [Register]
Join us for our annual school year kick-off with the Langley School District’s Summer Institute. This year, we’re going online to provide more flexibility for our teachers as we offer them a day of learning designed to be relevant to all K-12 teachers. Experience this cornucopia of professional development opportunities. Take in one session, or pack your day with our amazing workshops.

PRESENTERS NEEDED! – Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference 2022
We’re excited to announce that Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference returns in person this year!

This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022, at RE Mountain Secondary. Sessions are 1.5 hours, and there are three sessions in the day. We will have a backup plan to go online just in case.

If you’re available and interested, please take a moment to fill out our workshop submission form.

 

DISTRICT LEARNING RESOURCES

SORA (more info):
Great news! Almost 2000 graphic novels, comics and manga for our K-12 audience have recently been added and are now available in addition to the over 50 magazines for K-12 multiple subject areas. All resources will have universal simultaneous access (everyone can access at the same time).

Just a reminder that SORA access levels are:

  • Juvenile: Kindergarten-Grade 5
  • Juvenile and YA: Grades 6-8
  • Juvenile, YA and Adult: Grades 9 and up

The SORA LBOY eBooks and Audiobooks collection are now been updated as well for summer reading, just in time for staff reading over the summer.

Great tip: If you enter your FVRL library card number in the SORA app, you can access the entire FVRL digital collection. If you do not have a FVRL card, you can register online. Happy reading!

 

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Unpacking Sexism & White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice – July 20-21 (more info):
Cultures Connecting is hosting a 2-day virtual workshop designed for white women and gender expansive individuals to examine how we can better show up to address patriarchy and white supremacy in our everyday lives.

ASCD’s Virtual Summer Retreat: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with Impact – July 19–21 (more info)
Are your students’ learning needs being met? Take the time to reflect and assess as you prepare for the coming school year with our Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment with Impact virtual retreat. Learn from leading experts and connect with fellow colleagues to recharge and look ahead to the new school year.

 

EXTERNAL STUDENT/STAFF OPPORTUNITIES and LEARNING RESOURCES

FVRL Summer Reading Club (more info):
The FVRL Summer Reading Club is now active! Check out the FVRL poster and be sure to visit the public library this summer! Please share with your students.

AntiRacism Resources:
An inventory of over 200 anti-racism resources is now available through Focused Educational Resources. These anti-racism resources have been compiled by a diverse group of BC community organizations and evaluated by Focused Education Resources using criteria that ensures resources are aligned with the BC curriculum. These resources are available in a searchable format through the ShareEdBC platform. This inventory includes recommended resources on anti-racism, human rights, diverse cultural experiences, and the history and contributions of IBPOC people in Canada. Links to this resource have been added to the SD35 Diversity Resource Online which can also be found in the TCS sites.

Floating Classrooms (more info)
Get your class outside for a dynamic and engaging experience! Ridge Wilderness offers educational half-day, full-day and overnight canoe trips to school groups. A variety of prescribed learning outcomes can be included upon request. See a sample of our offerings listed below…

Floating Classrooms – Pitt Lake and Alouette Lake day trips range from 2.5 – 5 hours long and are flexible to meet any time requirements your school may have. All equipment as well as highly trained guide(s) are provided in the cost of the trip.

Looking for more than a day trip? Overnight Programs are also offered!

BC Edtech Startup Bringing Place-based Online Education to Schools Across the Province (more info):
All BC public schools will be able to access Live It Earth’s bilingual, place-based online education programming for K-7, thanks to an agreement with Focused Education Resources.

Environment Grants (more info):
Applications are open for the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation grant. The grant is open to primary and secondary schools and supports environmental education projects, green spaces, gardens, tree planting and more. Applications close July 15.

Nelson Professional Learning Opportunities:
See links below for more detailed information regarding live sessions.

Become a Physical Health Educator at UVic (more info):
The University of Victoria offers a major and minor stream in physical and health education degree and is committed to continuing to provide excellent teacher training in this field.

2022 Leadership Superconference – October 21
Save the date! The theme for the 2022 Leadership Superconference is “The Better You Teach, the Better You Coach” and will take place at the Langley Events Centre. Headlining the event will be Cori Close, who will share both her passion for positive team culture creation and her vast basketball wisdom in an on-court session. Olympian Allison Forsyth will also be featured, speaking to the important issue of Safe Sport and how we create a positive environment for all involved. Registration opens September 1.

In The Loop – June 17, 2022

KEY RESOURCES IN LANGLEY

 

HONOURING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Indigenous Pedagogy and Wellness with Kevin Lamoureux [On-Demand Learning Feature]
Join Kevin for this final in his four part series on Indigenous Pedagogy and Wellness. Prior to contact, there were education systems in place that allowed Indigenous people to grow into and thrive as healthy adults living in balance with the land. This session will explore teachings and insights from that pedagogical practice.

 

DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
To see our full calendar of offerings, visit www.thinklangley.com

Literacy Credentialing – August 31 [Register]
The purpose of the credentialing workshop is to outline the duties and responsibilities of provincial assessment markers, establish valid and reliable assessment processes, and credential educators for the marking of the provincial assessments.

Whether your interest is in learning more about assessment, engaging with provincial standards, or getting certified for future paid marking; this is an excellent professional development opportunity.

New! Summer Boot Camp 2022 – August 31 [Register]
Hang 10! Catch the Wave into the School Year! Welcome back from summer! Ride into the 2022-2023 school year with confidence and enthusiasm by attending Summer Boot Camp. Together we’ll explore valuable strategies for the development of an empowering learning culture in your classroom. Sessions are designed at different levels for K to 12 classroom teachers and for all TTOCs.

All these offerings have been designed to assist you in the development of a framework for your teaching, with an emphasis on the first six to eight weeks of the new school year.

New! Summer Institute 2022 – September 1 [Register]
Join us for our annual school year kick-off with the Langley School District’s Summer Institute. This year, we’re going online to provide more flexibility for our teachers as we offer them a day of learning designed to be relevant to all K-12 teachers. Experience this cornucopia of professional development opportunities. Take in one session, or pack your day with our amazing workshops.

PRESENTERS NEEDED! – Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference 2022
We’re excited to announce that Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference returns in person this year!

This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022, at RE Mountain Secondary. Sessions are 1.5 hours, and there are three sessions in the day. We will have a backup plan to go online just in case.

If you’re available and interested, please take a moment to fill out our workshop submission form.

 

DISTRICT LEARNING RESOURCES

Reminder: It’s that time of year for FOIPPA reasons and your own safety that you take the time to delete student photos you from your phone, iPad and computer.

Canadian Content: Curio and Campus (more info)
Just a reminder that everyone in the district has free access to Canadian Content videos, podcasts, resources & more through Curio (CBC/Radio-Canada Content for Educators) and Campus (National Film Board Videos & Resources for Educators).

Celebrate LGBTQIA2+ Pride month this June with Canadian films that champion diversity and foster inclusive classrooms. Here are some examples available through Campus:

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Playlist (Ages 7+)
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Playlist (Ages 12+)
  • First Stories – Two Spirited (Ages 13+)
  • Niish Manidoowag (Two-Spirited Beings) (Ages 13+)
  • Mini-Lesson for Beauty (Ages 12+)
  • Mini-Lesson for I Like Girls (Ages 13+)
  • Mini-Lesson for My Prairie Home (Ages 13+)
  • Standing on the Line (Ages 13+)
  • Someone Like Me (Ages 18+)
  • Un/Tied Shoes (Ages 13+)

 

EXTERNAL STUDENT/STAFF OPPORTUNITIES and LEARNING RESOURCES

Career and Education Events
Your partnership is appreciated to help promote the following events for students as well as community members!

  • Langley LIVE Education and Career Event– June 23rd from 11am – 3pm (more info)
    This is a great community initiative supporting local students, residents and employers. Please do what you can do to help make this a great success, we are invested in the local community.
  • PICS Mega Job Fair Surrey 2022 – July 28th from 10am – 3:30pm (more info)
    Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is hosting a job fair at the North Surrey Sport & Ice Centre. Don’t forget to register and come and network with employers, other employment service providers and educational institutes.

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