Edition 2020/10/16 In the Loop

October 16, 2020

This Week’s Curricular Tool Available for the iPad

Interested in developing oral story or interview skills with your students? Check out Garageband as a podcasting tool on the iPad. It is available in the Self Service on the iPads.

For support material in using Garageband for podcasting, check out the SD35 Staff Ed-Tek Help book: Demonstrating Learning super section > iPad Create Podcast section at this link:



Identity Literature Circle Series
October 19, November 23, January 11, and March 1 [Register]
As demonstrated in the last few months, young adults are curious about so much more of the experiences of BIPOC authors than they are perhaps currently exposed to in their education and the media. We would like to invite a group of educators to discuss these books and how they could be used in the grade 10-12 classroom.

PROVINCIAL PRO-D DAY | Friday, October 23

Competency Based Assessment in Secondary Classrooms with Katie White [Register]
In an educational world that is brimming with uncertainty and change, it is hard to know where to focus our attention. We feel pulled in many directions and sorting through the noise sometimes feels impossible. When we think about assessment, it is hard to imagine a paradigm where it could actually be at center of the clarity we are searching for…but it can! Join Katie White as she explores ways teams can work together to investigate the connection between assessment, curricular competencies, and the decisions we make every day in our classrooms.

Connecting the Pieces: Pre-K & Kindergarten Conference (Online) [Register]
Connecting the Pieces is going online for this year’s conference! Our workshop line-up includes local and internationally recognized experts selected to share their innovative and practical ideas for working with young learners. Don’t miss our keynote presentation from the Ooey Gooey lady, Lisa Murphy.

NEW Literacy Provincial Assessment Credentialing Session for Langley Teachers [Register]
Wondering what it means to be literate? Curious about how to assess holistically? Interested in the possibility of making thousands more a year? Explore what cross-disciplinary literacy can look like, gain experience in holistic assessment, and potentially be credentialed as a provincial assessment marker. Successful completion of the online assessment will result in being credentialed and, therefore, qualified to mark Literacy 10 assessments in the future. All teachers are welcome!

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI): Langley-Specific [Register]
Participants will gain an understanding of behaviour prevention and de-escalation strategies in this course, as well as an over-view of physical disengagement strategies. Due to COVID, NVCI training is happening via TEAMS this year to ensure staff safety.  We will not be offering separate Basic and Refresher courses, and instead will be training all staff requiring NVCI together in a Langley-Specific Certification.

Online workshop registration
Do you have a workshop idea that you’d like to host online? Professional Services can support you with registration for your digital event! Send us a workshop proposal at thinklangley.com or email us at thinklangley@sd35.bc.ca for more information.

On-Demand webinars
Do you have a pre-recorded workshop that we could host as an on-demand webinar? We’d love to share it! Contact Andrea at adriedger@sd35.bc.ca for more information.

DLC Insider Volume 3  DLC Insider Vol.3
The Indigenous Literature Kit for K-Gr 3 is a great resource. There are 5 kits available.



***Just a reminder that the District only organizes two large main events on the October Provincial Pro D Day as the Provincial Specialty Associations host their own PSA Conferences on this day, some of which are listed below. The two main events hosted in the District are the PreK/K Conference and Katie White – Competency Based Assessment for Middle and Secondary.

External October 23rd Pro D Day External Offerings

Primary Teachers Conference

A Meaningful Mess: Designing Meaningful Experiences for Today’s Learners Specialist Association of Gifted Educators in BC (SAGEBC)

BC Blended Digital Ed Conference 2020 BC Educators for Distributed Learning (BCEDLPSA)

BC Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (BCTESOL) Conference 2020

CUEBC 2020 Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

Catalyst 2020 Conference British Columbia ScienceTeachers’ Association (BCScTA)

Celebrating Languages Without Borders 2020 BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML)

Classrooms to Communities: Lhtakoh–Where People, Place and Practice Flow Together Environmental Educators’ Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA)

Confronting Racism Aboriginal Education Association ( AEA)

Crosscurrents Teachers of Inclusive Education British Columbia (TIEBC)

Culinary Arts Education Online British Columbia Culinary Arts Specialist Association (BCCASA)

Engage to Empower: Honouring Students as Creators, Thinkers, and Communicators BC
Teachers of English Language Arts (BCTELA)

Exploration: Redefining Humanity’s Relationship with Planet Earth BC Social Studies Teachers’ Association (BCSSTA)

Middle Years and Provincial Intermediate Teachers Association (myPITA) 2020 Fall Conference

Montessori 150 and Beyond BC Montessori Teachers PSA (BCMTPSA) Montessori 150 and Beyond- retaining Montessori in the digital age by connecting through our hearts, hands and minds. BC Montessori Teachers PSA (BCMTPSA)

Move Your Body: A Virtual Conference BC Dance Educators’ Association (BCDEA)

Tools for Antiracist Educators: Confronting Antiblackness in School Communities Anti Oppression Educators Collective (AOEC)

Transformations British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers (BCAMT)

Virtual LATA Conference 2020 Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association (LATA)

World as Home Teachers of Home Economics Specialist Association Conference (THESA)

Visions 2020,Presented by the BCATA – An Art-based Virtual Think Tank 

Fraser River Discovery Centre
Discover the stories and diversity of the entire Fraser River. There are many ways for the education team at the FRDC to connect with educator’s and facilitate learning about the Fraser River. From traditional in-person field trips, to educator kits for you to bring into your classroom, or outreach programming where our staff brings some of our most popular programming to you!

Please Click Here for the FRDC Safety Plan, developed in accordance with WorkSafeBC guidelines.


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