Edition 2019/09/27 In The Loop

September 27, 2019

Outdoor Learning Launch in Langley
The health and learning benefits of outdoor learning are being realized in BC schools via a variety of options: outdoor schools, outdoor programs within schools, specific projects and/or courses. However, what does outdoor learning look like for K to 12 classroom teachers within traditional schools and structures?

Langley has created an online OneNote support document called CONNECTED TO PLACE: EXPLORING OUTDOOR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES intended to support mainstream classroom teachers in effectively incorporating outdoor learning opportunities for their students


Come Create with iPad Series (Elementary/Middle)
WGSS & REMSS Region | September 30, October 16, November 12 [Register]
LSS & BSS Region | September 30, October 16, November 13 [
ACSS & DWP Region | October 2, October 15, November 13 [
This workshop series will provide you with strategies to infuse digital tools into your curriculum even if your classroom only has access to one tub of iPads! This is a series of 3 workshops that scaffold learning. In each session you will learn techniques and create objects that will be used in the final session. Please plan to attend all three sessions.There are two different series; grades K-3 and 4-7.    These workshops will be presented in 3 different regions.

Word Works Daily
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 [Register]
Word Works Daily is a systematic phonological awareness program for kindergarten and grade 1 students. This program involves just 8-10 minutes a day and incorporates oral language and listening skills to help your students to learn those early skills that are critical for learning to read and write.

Learn Through Story Book Club
Oct 2, Nov 13, Dec 11, 2019, and Feb 5, Mar 3, Apr 15, Jun 3, 2020 [Register]
Together we will examine our worldviews and perspectives, challenge misconceptions, enjoy rich conversations, facilitate a safe inclusive space, and build confidence in implementing indigenous worldviews and perspectives in our classrooms.

Lens on Play
October 9, October 22, 2019, and January 21, and April 21, 2020 [Register]
Explore how play is interwoven in our classroom and a fundamental part of student learning. Sign up in primary teams of three or more to explore an inquiry question applicable to your school.

MyEDBC | Writing SMART goals and using the LOG
Thursday, October 10, 2019 [Register]
Resource Teachers will review how to write goals that are relevant to students using BC Curriculum language and an overview of how to use the LOG to track their parent meetings and messages and for use by auditors to track compliancy.

Little Mathematicians
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 [Register]
This workshop will show you the progression of number sense concepts that primary students need to know in order to build a strong mathematical foundation. We will also explore the use of manipulatives and how to structure your lessons for maximum engagement and learning.

Aboriginal Education Association PSA Conference at Langley Fine Arts
October 24 & 25
For more information and registration click here.

Provincial Pro-D Day | Friday, October 25

All About AAC [Register]
Expanding learning through augmentative and alternative communication. Join us and learn how you can better support minimally verbal and non-verbal students in your classroom and in your school.

ComputerPalooza [Register]
Come for a day of building relationships and making connections with like-minded computer educators. This day of learning will include discussion-based sessions, guest speakers and lots of opportunities to share. A large part of this day will be the sharing of ideas and experience as computer teachers.

Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference [Register]
Our annual conference dedicated to professional development for kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators! Featuring Angela Hanscom from TimberNook, the Right Brained Mom, and Daren Patterson from Scholastic Education.

Let’s Talk About a Talking Classroom [Register]
This session will focus on how creating a classroom culture that encourages conversation and talk among students enables formative assessment practices that move student learning forward. You will leave with concrete ideas and strategies that you can explore in your classroom right away.

Maneuvering Through My Blueprint’s “All About Me” (K-7) [Register]
Teachers will be taken through an interactive experience of understanding how this platform works, the benefits of the Class Pass App, and how “All About Me” can be an effective tool for formative assessment.

NVCI Basics [Register]
You will gain an understanding of the levels of behavior escalation and learn strategies to de-escalate behaviors. Topics include verbal and nonverbal behavior, verbal escalation, personal safety, and a debriefing strategy.

NVCI Refresher [Register]
Participants will receive NVCI certification for the three-hour refresher training. You will gain an understanding of the levels of behavior escalation and learn strategies to de-escalate behaviors.

Outdoor Learning for Middle School [Register]
Are you looking for opportunities to enter into play-based learning with your students? Join other colleagues for an inquiry into play! Teachers will participate as if they were the students going through the process of gathering data in the Research forests at TWU and the Blaauw Research Forest.

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/

“Launching Your Child – Successful Kindergarten Transition” – a Parent/K Teacher Presentation by Langley Child Youth Mental Health
Please click here for information on an upcoming Langley Child Youth Mental Health presentation on the health and well being of Kindergarten aged children. This free presentation is primarily for parents, but K teachers are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

SEL RESOURCES  for Elementary, Middle and Secondary
These District supported SEL Resources will be helpful as you work on embedding evidence-based Social Emotional Learning into your classrooms and schools. They are living documents so please let Gail Markin gmarkin@sd35.bc.ca know if you have thoughts, ideas or questions.
SEL Curriculum Resources Elementary
SEL Curriculum Resources Middle and Secondary

New Vaping Resource Website Page for Teachers and Parents
Thanks to the Communications Department, this page is now available for teachers and parents on the website focused on vaping.

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, and you are most welcome to come and use them anytime.


Pro-D Day Conference on Learning Disabilities
The Learning Disabilities Association of BC – Fraser South Chapter is hosting this event which will focus on the Implications of Identification, Diagnosis and Intervention on the Social & Emotional Health of students and parents.Click here for more information.

I Love Transit Week is Back!
From October 7-11, K-12 students can ride the bus for FREE as well as enter contests to win a field trip and transit passes for their class. To find out more, click here.

TransLink’s Transportation Survey for Teachers
TransLink is leading the development of Transport 2050, a new shared regional strategy that will help navigate the next 30 years of transportation. It’s important to get as many teacher responses, visions, priorities and ideas as possible.The survey is closing on September 22. Click here to access the link.

The Canadian Red Cross – New Interactive Online Resource
Forced to Fight is an interactive online resource designed for students between the ages of 13-18. The resource helps facilitate understanding of IHL and humanitarian issues and allows the user to experience what it is like for young people living in situations of armed conflict around the world. Teachers can use this resource in collaboration with the lesson plans available in the teaching resources links or they can choose to use it as a stand-alone activity to trigger critical thinking and classroom discussion on issues related to armed conflict. Click here to read about this resource. Click here to use this resource.


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