June 14, 2019
DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Career Ed Youth TRAIN in Trades Staff Exploration Tour – June 24, 2019 8:00am-2:45pm
Visit Langley’s Youth TRAIN in Trades (formerly ACE IT) programs at four school sites and learn from students and staff about the depth and impact of these great student opportunities. Lunch will be provided. Click HERE to register.
Call for presenters! Pre-K & K Conference in Langley!
Planning is underway for the Pre-K & K Conference that takes place on Friday, October 25 (the Provincial Pro-D Day). If you are or know of a Pre-K or K teacher that would be a wonderful addition to our conference, please contact Ngaire (Ny-ree) Leaf in Professional Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Boot Camp 2019 (August 27 & 28)
Ready yourself to meet the 2019-2020 school year confidently and enthusiastically by attending this two-day camp! With specific sessions designed for classroom teachers at different levels, for resource room teachers, and for TTOCs, you will explore valuable strategies for the development of an empowering learning culture in your classroom. Included with registration for the full two-day Boot Camp are the following: continental breakfast and on-site food truck lunch on Day 1 as well as catered lunch on Day 2. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to attend an optional Information Session and/or Panel Discussion on August 28th. Click HERE to see the full program. Register HERE today!
SFU Maker Graduate Program – June 19th 3:30-4:30 Info Webinar
Pernill Ripp is coming to Maple Ridge
Now What? Helping Students Become and Remain Passionate Readers.
The message is clear among literacy communities; we want to help our students become readers for life, we want them to love reading, but we need more ideas. When we believe in choice, when we believe in inclusive access, when we believe we are ready, and yet, we are not sure how to start or how to continue to create thriving reading communities. How do we know they are reading if we don’t quiz them? What do we do with our readers who are not where they should be? What do we do not just on the first day of school but every single day after when those kids who hate reading just grow in their hatred rather than change their mind? What do we do when we are ready for a change in our literacy practices but those around us are not? Focusing on creating authentic conversations, building reading community, and establishing positive reading identity, this session is meant for the educator looking for practical ideas in their quest to help students become passionate readers. In the afternoon session, we will discuss small tweaks and practical tips on how to help students develop their writer’s voice to see writing as something that matters to them. With this renewed investment, we can help them dig deeper in their writing explorations, to truly become passionate writers no matter their skill level.
Thomas Haney Secondary
23000 116th Avenue, Maple Ridge, BC
September 21, 2019, 9:00-3:00pm
Click HERE to register.
Upcoming Heart-Mind 2019 Conference
Join them for “The Art and Science of Calm” featuring the latest science and practice related to cultivating calm and balance in our lives – at home, school and in our community. In this one-day experiential conference, presenters will explore evidence informed ways to support children and youth in a fast-paced world, and share practical strategies that fit into our daily routines to reduce stress and promote well-being. Participants will experience the calming effects of mindfulness, nature, music, Indigenous knowledge, human connection, and more, while connecting with like-minded and like-hearted people. Learn, laugh, and be calm! Click HERE for more info.
Magee Secondary School
6360 Maple St, Vancouver, BC
October 25, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm
Tames Family Farms – Applebarn Field Trips
Before the school year comes to an end you can book your field trips for the fall!
For almost 30 years, the Taves have been working with teachers to provide a first-class educational tour. Not only will the children learn about the life cycles of apples, pumpkins and honey bees, they also get to hug the goats and pet the bunnies. The old fashioned apple-sorting machine is another unique feature where kids watch how yesteryear apples were sized from small to large. A slice of a crunchy farm-grown apple and a taste of freshly pressed pasteurized cider is always a welcomed treat after viewing how cider is made! Tours for elementary school children are both educational and fun!
Book your Applebarn field trip HERE! Choose from the following tours:
-Apple Tour (September)
-Apple & Pumpkin Tour (October)
-Kiddie Corn Maze Tour (September and October)
Fort Langley Elementary School Library
8877 Bartlett St, Langley
June 19, 2019 3:00-5:00pm
Casual with light refreshments (cake & coffee)