REGISTER FOR ANY OF THESE WORKSHOPS AT PD Place!
Balanced Literacy 2017-2018 —This 3-part balanced literacy series will explore the different aspects of a comprehensive literacy program. Session one will focus on whole class and small group reading strategies or approaches such as shared reading, guided reading and literature circles. Session two will examine methods for teaching writing using mentor text, the Write Traits and/or writer’s workshop and story workshop. Session three will explore word work and alternatives to spelling lists, as well as the importance of oral language and communication skills through all the different age groups. Formative assessment practices to inform and drive instruction will be embedded in each session.
Each session will begin together as a whole group and then break out into smaller grade group sessions (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8) for grade specific learning and collaboration. Each session will be practical and will feature free, quality resources to take away! Sessions are limited to 100 registrants and will take place in regions making it more convenient for teachers to attend. Register and view dates today at thinklangley.pdplace.com!
Renew and Review MyEdBc (Drop-In sessions) —Resource Teachers have the chance to drop in to review or renew their skills at writing IEPs using MyEdBc. These sessions takes place Mondays through October and November at the SBO. The dates are: October 2, October 23, October 30, November 6, November 20, and November 27, and December 4, 11 and 18. Contact Arden Thomas at email@example.com if you have and questions or concerns.
Social-Emotional Wellness Series — There is a growing urgency to help reduce stress, improve school culture, and to support schools to become centres of compassion and caring that promote Social Emotional Learning. To do this requires system wide focus. We are pleased announce Maria LeRose will be co- hosting all four evenings with us. Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl will also be joining us for this first event. We would like to invite a team (one Administrator or Manager and two other
employees) from each school and District department to join us for four evenings of
learning. We are looking for passionate individuals who are willing to volunteer their
time and are committed to attend all four evenings and then share this learning with
their school communities or departments. Please submit your name to your Principal or Manager if you are interested in being your community’s representative. As the first evening (October 2) is fast approaching, please submit your name by September 22, 2017. Additional dates to follow November 20, January 15, and March 5.
Drop-In Documentation — Are you wanting to publish documented learning moments from your classroom but are not finding the time to do it? Carve out dedicated time to explore publishing that highlights the wonderful learning in your classroom. Bring your computer or ipad to learn different websites and apps. Be supported and inspired by others! Registration is helpful but know that Drop-Ins are welcome! Dates run: Wednesday October 18, Tuesday February 13, Tuesday April 10th, Wednesday May 2. Register at PD Place.
Physical Literacy Series — Join Jared Kope of PacificSport Fraser Valley for the Physical Literacy series! All are welcome, even if you missed previous sessions. More sessions to be announced!
December 6 — Movement in the Classroom Matters. Physical activity is not just for the gym and recess. Children need to move more throughout the day; classroom included. This practical workshop will provide low-cost, no-cost strategies to incorporate more movement in existing classrooms. All participants will receive a resource kit to use in their classrooms.
January 29 — PE and Physical Literacy: Best Practices. Gym time! How do we deliver sweat-educed, smile-filled, fundamental skill-based physical education classes? We have the tools. Teachers will walk away more confident in their physical education delivery and with new activities and games to try the next day.
Level B Assessment Training – (Resource Teachers) — A practical and theoretical look at data collection, strengths and weaknesses of standardized tests. Sessions will teach participants how to administer a level B assessment, interpret data and plan for interventions. This workshop is for resource teachers only. Presented by Colleen Lindsay. Light snack and coffee provided. This workshop takes place January 31, February 14, and February 22, 1:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the SBO. Register at PD Place.
Technology for inclusion: Universal Design for Learning — The topic for this workshop is “Universal Design for Learning Series”. This is a three-part afterschool series to introduce the concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as well as concrete examples of how various programs in Office 365 (O365) can be used to support Gr. 4-12 students for Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers and Administrators in the district. The first session serves as an overview of principles of UDL/Differentiation as well as an overview of educational programs and learning tools available in O365. The next two sessions offer participants concrete lesson and examples as to how they can incorporate UDL into their teaching practices and tie it to the new curriculum. UDL takes place Nov. 14, Jan. 16, and March 13, 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM at the SBO. Registration is at PD Place.
MyEdBC Drop-in for Resource Teachers — MyEdBC is going through some changes — keep up with them at our Monday drop-in sessions, taking place every Monday, 3:15 to 4:15 PM, at the SBO until spring break. Resource teachers will have the chance to drop in to review or renew their skills at writing IEPs using MyEdBc. Sessions start Jan. 8, 2018. Presenter: Arden Thomas Audience: Elementary, Middle and Secondary School Resource Teachers & District Teachers. Please note: these sessions are drop-in; registration is encouraged but not required. Register at PD-Place.
CPI Basic and Refresher — Participants will receive CPI certification for the basic six-hour training (two sessions) OR will receive CPI renewal certification (one session) good for two years (January 2020) upon successful completion of the Refresher course. You will gain an understanding of the levels of behaviour escalation and learn strategies to de-escalate behaviours. Topics include verbal and nonverbal behaviour, verbal escalation, personal safety and a debriefing strategy. The Basic and Refresher takes place January 17 and 22 at H.D. Stafford OR Walnut Grove (both dates for Basic, just one date for Refresher). Pick your preferred location. Registration is at PD Place.
Safe Bodies Strong Kids — Safe Bodies Strong Kids is an evidence based child abuse prevention program for grades 1-3 students. This workshop will help teachers gain the knowledge and confidence needed to deliver this important program to their students. The program was local developed by a group of educators from 11 BC school districts and based on best practice developed as described in the most recent child abuse prevention research. Everyone who attends will leave with all of the materials needed to to teach this program in their classrooms. This workshop takes place Feb. 7, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the SBO. Registration is at PD Place.
TEDxLangleyED — We are pleased to announce our fourth annual TEDxLangleyED conference! This conference brings together a collection of inspiring and innovative speakers sharing their ideas on the future of education. This year’s line-up includes David Barnum, Cale Birk, Brad Dirks, Karen Fadum, Samuel George, Renee Hock, Ted Leavitt, Joel Olsen, Carolyn Roberts, Bill Roche, and Saint Soldier. You can find out more about our speakers and performers here. You can find out more about our conference, and view previous talks here. Catered lunch with vegan and gluten-free options will be provided. Please note that start and end times are approximate and may change slightly before the conference. TEDxLangleyED takes place January 20, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Chief Sepass Theater. Registration is at PD Place.
Why Reading is Hard for ELLs — Do you have ELL/ESL Students in your classrooms? This workshop is geared towards content-based educators teaching grades 5-12 who are looking for strategies to support ELL/ESL students in their classrooms. There will be 4 workshops in this series that each focus on a different component of targeted reading instruction based on Sheltered Instructional Observation Practices (SIOP) Strategies from the Center of Applied Linguistics (CAL). 1: (Feb. 20) Introduction & The Nature of Reading 2: (March 6) Comprehension & Vocabulary Development 3: (April 1) Beginning Reading & Reading Fluency 4: (May 1) Content Area Reading, Study Skills & Putting it all together. Each session will take place 3:45 to 5:15 PM at the SBO. Presented by Janis Sawatzky. Registration is at PD Place.