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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
School-Based Team Training — A team evening of learning and dinner! Together we will learn: best practices, roles & responsibilities, meaningful consultation, referral process & pre-referral intervention, planning and co-ordinating school-based services for students, record and file management, and more! Why? Build capacity around best practices to effectively lead and manage school based teams. Who? Up to five registrants from every school. Your team should include: administration, resource teacher(s), counsellor, etc. One administrator should register on behalf of their school team. Family of schools are asked to sign up for one of the following dates: October 4, October 11, October 12, October 17, October 18. All sessions are from 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM and dinner will be provided. In the event you cannot attend on the same date as your region, administrators can select an alternative date but your itinerant staff may not be available.
Making Thinking Visible; A Book Study — In this three-part series based on Ron Ritchhart’s book, teachers will explore what it means to create a culture of thinking in their classrooms, so that thinking and learning blossom. Because learning is a consequence of thinking, teachers need strategies to nurture students’ dispositions toward thinking, routines to deepen students’ thinking, and tools to make thinking visible for assessment. Classroom examples will be provided. Space is limited. The sessions run October 16, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the SBO. Register today!
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.
Connecting the Pieces — Nearly 60 workshops will be offered at our annual pre-K and Kindergarten conference, including presentations by Diane Stang and Ted Leavitt. Topics include a wide range of high-demand content such as core competencies, anxiety, outdoor learning, numeracy, computational thinking, flexible learning spaces, and reconciliation in the early years. Connecting the Pieces takes place October 20, 2017, at Brookswood Secondary. Browse through our workshop offerings here.
Join Lee Watanabe Crockett For Mindful Assessment — Newly announced: Lee Watanabe Crockett is coming to Langley! Author, speaker, designer, and inspirational thinker, Crockett asserts that educators must focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate. Join us for a day-long seminar outlining scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics from Crockett’s 2016 book on the same topic. Mindful Assessment takes place October 20, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Langley Events Centre. A catered lunch will be included. Registration is $50 for SD #35 staff and $150 for out-of-district educators. Register now to ensure your seat!
Physical Literacy Series – (What is Physical Literacy and Why is it Important for Everyday Learning)
Designing Your Life: A Virtual Book Study — In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. We will have one face-to-face meeting at he SBO Tuesday, October 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM during which time all participants will receive a copy of the book. We will also discuss how and when our virtual book chats. Presented by Sandra Averill and Gail Markin. Register at PD Place today!
Supporting Students with ADHD — The Langley School District is pleased to welcome an event with Ted Leavitt, a passionate speaker and counsellor with Langley Youth and Family Services. Ted speaks from lived experience and can offer powerful insights into understanding and supporting children and youth who have ADHD. This presentation seeks to go beyond the list of symptoms and explore the why and how of ADHD, giving you an enhanced perspective of what’s going on with your students and how to work with them for success. After Ted’s introductory presentation there will be an opportunity for school teams to work together to plan for student support in their schools with Ted’s help and support. this workshop takes place October 26, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Yorkson Creek Middle School.
Modelling Core Words – The Building Blocks of Language — Many children with autism experience severe developmental delays in communication. Are you part of a school team that supports a minimally-verbal or non-verbal student with ASD? In this workshop, you will learn all about Aided Language Modeling (ALM) and core word vocabulary. We will explain why this approach will help your student learn language, and how to use ALM/Core Words with your student. You will leave the workshop with practical ideas for activities that you can start using with your student right away. You will also receive a core word communication board that is designed to help you and your student to start communicating using the essential building blocks of language. This workshop takes place October 30, 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM at the SBO. Register at PD Place today!
|Balanced Literacy Series||Assorted dates for grade-specific learning: see thinklangley.com||Workshop Series|
|Social-Emotional Wellness Series||October 2, November 20, January 6, March 5.||Workshop Series|
|Middle School Curricular Implementation Day||October 6||Mini-Conference|
|Clerical Mini-Conference||October 6||Mini-Conference|
|Making Thinking Visible||October 16||Workshop|
|Reggio Inspired Math||October 17||Workshop|
|Drop-In Documentation||October 18||Workshop|
|Guided Reading and Fountas and Pinnell Assessments||October 18, November 6, November 15||Workshop Series|
|Mindful Assessment||October 20||Day-Length Workshop|
|Connecting The Pieces||October 20||Conference|
|Project Based Learning Through Project Slices||October 20||Day-Length Workshop|
|First Aid: OFA Level 1||October 20||Day-Length Course|
|CPI: Crisis Prevention Intervention - (Basic)||October 20||Day-Length Workshop|
|Mental Health in the Workplace||October 20||Mini-Conference|
|Design Your Life||October 24||Workshop|
|Supporting Students with ADHD||October 26||Workshop|
|Modelling Core Words||October 30||Workshop|