Edition 2019/10/04 In The Loop

October 4, 2019

A very heart-felt thank-you for the hard work you do every day to inspire all of our learners to reach their full potential and create a positive legacy for the future!


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Lens on Play
October 9, October 22, January 21, April 21 [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 [
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.

Reggio Inspired Mathematics
October 15, November 5, January 28 [Register]
This group is for those wanting to explore mathematics with a Reggio influence. We will meet 3 times this school year.  Each session will allow connections with colleagues, rich mathematical discussions, examples of activities and provocations.

Little Mathematicians
Tuesday, October 15 [
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.

NEWFor the Joy of Reading
Monday, October 21 [
Inspired by the work of Pernille Ripp, founder of the Global Read-aloud Movement, this workshop will highlight the importance of creating a passionate reading environment where choice, student ownership, and reading identity will help build the confidence and skills students need to become life-long readers.

The Decline in Play Outdoors—And the Rise in Sensory Issues
Thursday, October 24 [Register]
Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play.

NEWBuilding STEAM: Exploring Science, Math, and ADST Connections with Science World
November 5 and 19 [
During this learning series teachers will explore how design thinking and inquiry-based learning can be used to interconnect Science, Math and ADST.  Working in teams, teachers will be paired with Science World Educators and members of Langley’s Instructional Services team as they work to co-construct interactive learning experiences for immediate use in the classroom.

NEWMyEDBC | Creating Progress Reports and Quick Reports
Wednesday, November 6 [Register]
Wednesday, November 13 [
During the session, learn how to activate the IEPs, create the Progress Report Template and develop a quick one page report of the IEP goals and objectives for staff members working with the student to refer to.

November 20, January 15, April 1, May 13 [Register]
Join an innovative learning community of teachers committed to playing with the potential of the redesigned curriculum and exploring different strategies for all learners! In our inquiry teams and as a collective, we will explore the questions: What’s going on for our learners? How do we know? Why does this matter?

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.

NEW: Emergency First Aid with CPR C [Register}
This course focuses on the most common and critical life-threatening situations one may encounter. It provides basic first aid knowledge to care for adults, children and infants in case of an emergency. Upon successful completion, participants receive a national Red Cross First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years

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” [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 behaviour, 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 behaviour escalation and learn strategies to de-escalate behaviours.

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.

See our full calendar of upcoming events and find your fit at 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, and you are most welcome to come and use them anytime.


Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
Register by Oct 15
UBC is once again offering the 6-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education. There is no cost, unless you would like to receive a valid certificate at the cost of $50 USD. Each of the 6 topics is structured with: lectures, conversations with Elders and knowledge keepers; dialogues with educators and scholars that inform practice; teaching examples; and curriculum and educational resources. There will also be activities and assessment exercises designed to bring together and consolidate new understandings that emerge through the course. For more information, please click here.

Character Conference
Friday, October 25
Learn from empowering leaders and build organizations that have a proven ability to build community in their cities, schools, businesses, teams and neighborhoods. For more information about this conference, please click here.

Attn: Teachers, School Staff and Students
WWF Canada is offering an opportunity for schools to apply for funding up to $500 to bring to life projects that help connect students to nature. Teachers and school staff can apply until Monday, October 21st by 5pm EST. Past projects include bat boxes, outdoor classrooms, wildlife monitoring stations, indoor garden walls, composting systems, emissions-reduction campaigns – the sky is the limit! Click here for more information and here to apply.



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