Edition 2019/10/25 In The Loop

October 25, 2019



New to Teaching Primary in Langley?
Click HERE for a new resource to help you with your planning! The resource contains clickable links to resources and other valuable information about how we approach primary teaching in Langley.

Elementary/Middle School Teachers – Math Resources
Instructional Services has created a summary of the recommended/supported classroom resources for math instruction in the elementary and middles school grades. These resources can be found in all schools and teachers need to be aware of their location to facilitate sharing among colleagues. Click here to view the brochure.

Using Microsoft Office with Students?
Please find this handy GUIDE to K-12 login information, passwords and more!

Looking for iPad or iPhone tips?
Including accessibility and digital citizenship tips? Check out our #think35iPadTip series for short video explanations! https://twitter.com/hashtag/think35iPadTip?src=hash

Video Series on Well-being
Click here to view a series of videos done by local experts on the three pillars of well-being: Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Mental Health Literacy and Trauma-Informed Approaches.


Running Records: An Introduction to Coding
Monday, October 28 [Register]
Join us for this practical session where you will learn the proper codes used when doing a running record and how to score the accuracy rate and self-correction rate.

Running Record Analysis
Monday, November 18 [Register]
Join us for a more in-depth session on how to analyze a running record using the MSVs (meaning, structure, and visual information) in order to direct your teaching for each student or for a group of students.

Building STEAM: Exploring Science, Math, and ADST Connections with Science World
November 5 and 19 [Register]
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.

MyEDBC | 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.

NEW: Online Sexual Health Resource Workshop
November 7, November 20, February 20, or January 20 [Register]
Are you looking for a one-stop shop for guidelines, curriculum links, scope and sequence, multiple resources easily accessed by grade or topic, community clinics, supports for indigenous students, newcomer students, students with differing abilities…… and much, much more? Langley School District’s online Sexual Health Resource Binder provides access to these and many other resources.

Report Card Writing 101
Monday, November 18 [
The time to prepare first term report cards is approaching quickly. At this session we will work together on preparing a template, collecting data, determining descriptors and letter grades, and writing effective report card comments.

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?

See our full calendar of upcoming events and find your fit at thinklangley.com

Creative Design Contest for Youth!
This exciting contest targets Langley youth, aged 24 and under, and focuses on the impact of substance use and overdose awarenessThis opportunity is a collaborative project between the Langley Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Local Action Team and the Langley Community Overdose Response Community Action Table.This project will open effective October 15, 2019, and will close on December 6, 2019. During this time, youth are invited to consider the above mentioned topic, and create a project of their choosing which depicts the impact that substance use and the overdose crisis has had on them as individuals, to someone they know, or on society as a whole.  Youth are invited to choose any type of creative media they prefer, including poster design (pencil, felt, paint, graphic design, etc.), photography, videography, music, or written (poem, song, short story, etc.).   Please click here for more details.


Workshop Opportunities
In celebration of the Canucks 50th season in the NHL, they are sponsoring 30-minute classroom workshops. Teachers lead the lesson and get students started with the resource of your choice.

  • Future Goals: Hockey Scholar– uses the game of hockey to reinforce critical math and science lessons for grades 5-8.
  • Ignition– provides a digital literacy curriculum to help students learn how to safely navigate the digital world for grades 6-9.
  • Honor Code– a curriculum that empowers students to create positive change in their school community for grades 8-10.
  • Endeavor– An interactive program designed to explore STEM career options with middle school students for grades 6-9.

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