Edition 2019/09/06 In The Loop

September 6, 2019





Kindergarten Kick Off!
As part of gradual entry, kick off your school year with workshops just for kindergarten teachers!
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Please register here.

Planning with Purpose
A successful school year begins with purposeful and inclusive planning. This session will highlight strategies and considerations to support an integrated approach to teaching the K-8 curriculum.
Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Please register here.
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Please register here.

A Book Club for Teachers and Administrators
Please join Dawne Tomlinson and Gail Markin to explore and work through Brene Brown’s new book: Dare to Lead.  Open to formal and informal leaders in the district. Brene Brown says that a leader is anyone that takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and has the courage to develop that potential. If that sounds like you, come and join the discussion and learning!
Register HERE for the series:  October 7th, Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 22
(Please read pages 1-69 prior to the first session)

New Workshop Series: Lens on Play
Are you looking for opportunities to enter into play based learning with your students?  Come join other colleagues in an inquiry into play!  School teams will explore how play is interwoven in our classroom and a  fundamental part of student learning. Teams may include any interested school staff (SEAS, Classroom Teachers, Administration, Resource Teachers and Teacher Librarians). For more information, please click here.
Dates: October 9, October 22, Jan 21, April 21

The Decline of Play Outdoors—And the Rise in Sensory Issues
Nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis. Join Angela Hanscom from TimberNook explore strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Cost: $20
Please register here.

Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference
Our annual conference dedicated to professional development for kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators! The workshop line-up includes featured speakers Angela Hanscom from TimberNook; the Right Brained Mom; and Daren Patterson from Scholastic Education.
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 (Provincial Pro-D Day)
Cost: $50 for SD35 staff
Please register here.

Think Langley has had a refresh! Our new website makes it easier to see and register for upcoming sessions. To see our full calendar of upcoming events, visit https://thinklangley.com/

Attention All Teachers:
The District Learning Commons is back in business and looking forward to serving you this year! Please view our website for information on how you can easily borrow from our catalog of classroom resources, or talk to your school’s Teacher Librarian for more info. The DLC also houses the District’s many Die Cut shapes, letters and numbers. We wish you a fantastic start up!

New Physical Education Resources for Elementary and Secondary
New Physical and Health Education (PHE) resources are available to support teachers in delivering the redesigned K-12 PHE curriculum. The resources support the teaching of mental health and sexual health in elementary and secondary schools.
Supporting Student Health Elementary
Supporting Student Health Secondary
Additional resources and supports 

NEW Core Competency Resources
Curriculum Competencies
Classroom Assessment and Reporting


UBC Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology offers unique school programs, which support and enhance BC curriculum objectives, for elementary and secondary students to learn about world cultures and become exposed to new ideas, new cultures and new experiences.

SFU’s Inclusive Education Graduate Diploma Program
If you are a K-12 teacher looking to deepen your understanding of Inclusive Education (Special Education as articulated by the Ministry of Education), or in becoming a learning support teacher, while engaging in a professional learning community focused on sustained reflective inquiry into school-based practice, this program is for you. Please click here for more information.

Environmental Education – Douglas College
The Institute of Urban Ecology (IUE) at Douglas College believes learning about nature should be interesting and exciting. Participants of all ages are invited to play an active role in discovering the natural world around them and their relationship to it.  Their goal is to foster students natural human curiosity, help them observe the world through the eyes of a naturalist, inspire creativity and empower students to discover ways to help protect local wildlife and habitats.

Attention: Middle/Secondary Teachers
The BC RCMP Youth Advisory Committee brings together up to 30 youth aged 14 to 18 from all across British Columbia to discuss important issues that they face in their respective communities. The purpose of the BC RCMP Advisory Committee is to represent the youth voice within the RCMP and to gain insight on how to deliver effective youth strategies and initiatives. Click here for more information and to apply.

Take Action Towards Truth and Reconciliation
Join Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse for this two-part webinar series designed help educators integrate Indigenous perspectives into their curriculum. Click here for more information and registration details.

Career Teachers!
Children of the Street is happy to announce their educational workshops are almost ready for the 2019-20 school year! These interactive presentations focus on the prevention of sexual exploitation of children and youth by educating them on recent trends and how they can keep themselves and others safe. Book a workshop here.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Robokids is a STEM education center teaching robotics, programming, 3D modeling and math. For more information on programs, please go to www.robokids.ca.

Attn: All Teachers
Imagination Champions Professional Learning Sessions start in November. You will learn about cognitive tools that will engage your students in learning and growing their imaginations.For more information and registration information, please click here.

Cheakamus Educator Workshops
Cheakamus Centre is now offering full or half-day educator workshops focusing on indigenous and environmental learning. These experiential workshops are designed for a wide range of groups including K-12 teachers and administrators, outdoor center program leaders, post-secondary program groups, and other adult educators interested in broadening their understanding of indigenous and place-based learning.

Transform your Classroom with iPad
A one day learning experience that focuses on foundation skills that will support educators as they
implement iPad and free apps for teaching and learning. This conference is designed and delivered by
Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs) who use Apple technology to transform teaching practices. Please click here for more information.

Mothering Our Boys: A seminar with Maggie Dent
Join one of Australia’s favorite parenting authors on her first trip presenting in Canada. Parenting author and educator Maggie Dent is known in her homeland as the “queen of common sense” for her capacity to explore parenting through a lens of contemporary research, practical wisdom and with a good dose of irreverent humor. The Langley District Parent Advisory Council will cover up to $50 per parent per year for education. The parent can contact info@langleydpac.ca for information.

For more information or to register, please click here.


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