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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.

In The Loop – June 10, 2022

KEY RESOURCES IN LANGLEY

 

HONOURING TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

Indigenous Graduation Requirement Information
Ministry Information about the Indigenous Graduation Requirement:
Indigenous Graduation Requirement Overview here
Frequently Asked Questions here

July 7- EFP 10-12 English Teacher Resources Guide Exploration
Sign up for this summer opportunity to learn about the thematic approach to the English First Peoples Teacher Guide. English First Peoples 10-12 are some of the courses that meet the Ministry Indigenous Graduation Requirement. Register here Additionally there are dates as part of the Learning First Peoples Summer Institute that provide an August opportunities for this learning. Access the Summer Institute dates here

July 8 – BCFP12 DRAFT Teacher Guide Launch
Sign up for this summer opportunity to gain access to the Draft of the newly created BCFP12 FNESC Teacher Resource Guide. This is one of the several courses that meets the Ministry Indigenous Graduation Requirement. Register here Additionally there are dates as part of the Learning First Peoples Summer Institute that provide an August opportunities for this learning. Access the Summer Institute dates here

August 25 Learning First Peoples Summer Institute: Math and Science Teacher Resource Guides
Sign up for this summer opportunity to learn about the thematic approach to the Math and Science First Peoples Teacher Guides. Register here

CURIO.CA (more info)
CBC Kids News contributor Isabel DeRoy-Olson explores what it means to be an ally to Indigenous peoples in Canada. With recent headlines about residential schools and Indigenous women and girls, you might be wondering how you can help.

The term “ally” or “Indigenous ally” might have come up. What are allies, anyway? Watch as Isabel speaks to two experts, Larissa Crawford and Cindy Blackstock, to ask them what an ally means, what allies do and how we can all be better allies to Indigenous people.

Teen activist Autumn Peltier demands clean water for all.
You know something’s wrong when a child speaks up. That’s how Autumn Peltier, a teen from Wiikwemkoong First Nation in Ontario, framed her fight for clean drinking water in Canada’s Indigenous communities. The teen, who’s originally from Manitoulin Island but currently living in Ottawa, told CBC Kids News she’d rather spend her free time doing normal kid stuff. Instead, she’s making speeches on the international stage about the fact that some Canadians don’t have access to clean water. Watch Autumn tell her story in her own words.

I’m learning my First Nation language to help my anxiety.
At times in the pandemic, 12-year-old Lilly from Terrace, B.C., has felt a “churning feeling” in her stomach from anxiety overload. She decided to ask her great-grandmother to help her learn Witsuwitʼen and find out more about her culture. Watch as she tells us #HowItFelt to learn the language.

Marvel’s newest superhero Snowguard is an Inuit teen
Indigenous, but made sure the character was true to her Inuit background.

 

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

Bite-Size Pro-D: Vocabulary Activities that Support Reading Instruction with Shelley Hegedus
[On-Demand Learning Feature]
This session will focus on practical vocabulary activities you can do in the primary classroom that will increase or enhance overall reading skills.

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.

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.

 

EXTERNAL STUDENT/STAFF OPPORTUNITIES and LEARNING RESOURCES

STEAM EXPO – June 13 – 24 (more info)
Join Logics Academy in a series of co-taught experiences for students to explore and celebrate various learning experiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through learning activities and live virtual events. There are several wonderful opportunities for you and your students and you can sign up for 1-hour co-taught STEAM sessions for your classroom.

Co-taught sessions are a great way to keep students excited, engaged and learning in June.  The live virtual STEAM expert teacher will direct your class, allowing you to work one on one with students and join in the learning.  You will see successful strategies to make teaching STEAM easy and fun.

Defining Moments Canada (more info)
Reflecting the past. Facing the present. Defining Moments Canada / Moments Déterminants Canada is a Canadian heritage organization dedicated to commemorating ‘definitional moments’ in our shared histories through the stories that have made them significant.

‘Defining Moments’ are those moments of shared national importance to Canadians – teachers develop these in their classes everyday. Such ‘moments’ afford the Canadian classroom teacher a remarkably rich opportunity to inspire students to become “active citizens” completing digital tasks that commemorate a defining moment in our shared Canadian heritage.

BC Hydro’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Livestream Event – June 21 from 1-1:45pm (more info)
Your class is invited to join us to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. During the event, students will:

  • Learn about Indigenous perspectives of water
  • Understand how our actions impact future generations
  • Hear from Gary Johnston of Skwxwú7mesh Uxwumixw Nation, an educator of First Nations history and culture

This online opportunity is intended for grades 4 to 7 students, however other grade levels are welcome to take part.

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