Edition 2019/05/10 In The Loop

May 10, 2019


Big Ideas for Expanding Minds – May 13 & May 27 3:30pm–4:15pm
As the numbers of ELLs continues to grow, Big Ideas for Expanding Minds offers teachers a practical, Canadian research-based guide to instructional strategies that are appropriate for all students learning English. Come and join this innovative group to talk about teaching tactics, techniques, and methods that can be put to work immediately across the content areas. We will also be offering a separate BONUS session to Skype with the author, Margaret Early. A copy of the book will be provided to participants. Participants are expected to attend all three sessions in order to keep the book. If you have any questions, contact Janis Sawatzky, ELL District Teacher. May 13 will take place at Blacklock Fine Arts Elementary. May 27 will take place at James Anderson Learning Centre. Click HERE to register.

Reggio-Inspired Math Group – May 14 4:00pm-5:30pm
This group is for those wanting to explore mathematics with a Reggio influence. We will meet 4 Tuesdays throughout the school year (October 16, January 22, Feb 19th, May 14th ) with locations to be announced. To help guide and inspire our group discussions, we will explore and share the use of materials and resources. Each session will allow connections with colleagues, rich mathematical discussions, examples of activities and provocations, and access to a limited lending library of books and materials. Hosted by Amanda Slade. The May 14th session will take place at RC Garnett Demonstration Elementary. Click HERE to register.

Wellbeing Workshop – May 14 4:00pm-7:00pm
Dr. Sabre Cherkowski, from UBC Okanagan, will be presenting the idea of “Flourishing” in schools and workplaces. This workshop will provide teams with the framework and ideas to create, build and practice wellbeing as a work team. Dr. Cherkowski describes the idea of Flourishing and ways to work together to notice, nurture and sustain wellbeing in the workplace. In this workshop she will help provide a framework for school and workplace teams to use to develop and practice wellbeing in their own work context and in a way that works for them. Dinner will be provided. The evening will be held at Fort Langley Golf Course.  Click HERE to register.

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.


SET-BC Mental Health Workshop – Why Technology is so Important – May 17.2019
The use of technology in inclusive classrooms helps break the barriers for people with diverse needs and provides them with access to the most relevant educational programs. It helps teachers adapt to the possibilities of a particular student, and aids the student in ways that help them to learn at a level that their brains and bodies can manage and navigate. This professional learning opportunity will provide participants with a deeper understanding of primary disabilities associated with neurodevelopmental disorders and the factors associated with childhood mental illness. Click HERE to register.

Cost: $10.00
Location: SET-BC Provincial Centre, #110-1750 West 75th Ave, Vancouver
Prerequisites: None
Additional Information: Coffee and snacks will be provided
SET-BC Contact: Sherry Hurst – shurst@setbc.org


Greg & Lynie Tener, Laurel Peck, Debbie Becker, Kathy McDonald & LTA President Wendy Cook
Newlands Golf and Country Club (Regency )
21025 48th Avenue, Langley
May 16, 2019 5:30pm
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Calvin Leung
Richard Bulpitt Elementary Gym
20965 77A Avenue, Langley
June 7, 2019 5:00pm (doors open at 4:30pm)
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