We are pleased to announce the following professional learning opportunities for the October 5th Curriculum Implementation Day.
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Below you will find information about each of the sessions. Registration will open on Wednesday, September 19th at 8:30. Registration confirmation with location details will follow later in September. Once a session fills, it will be removed from the form. Please register by September 26th.
Shape of the Day:
Coffee and refreshments will be provided at each location from 8:00-8:30.
AM Sessions will begin promptly at 8:45-10:15
AM cont’d 10:30-11:30
Lunch 11:30-12:30 (on your own)
PM Sessions will begin at 12:30-2:45
Inquiry-based Learning with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt:
AM K-9 educators, PM K-9 educators (repeat of AM session)
Join Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt, co-author of Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders and Curiosities of our Youngest Learners, in exploring how to adopt the inquiry process into your K-9 practice. You will leave understanding how to use various tools to provoke your learners and allow their interests to guide the direction of your inquiry. Rebecca will help you unpack the types of student inquiry and look at the inquiry cycle of a unit. This session will be full of practical ideas and ways to empower your learners and to feel confident implementing inquiry into your practices. Additionally, you will leave with the access to resources to further explore and use when designing inquiry experiences for your learners.
Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt is a French Immersion Kindergarten teacher in the Greater Victoria School District, BC, Canada. Rebecca co-authored Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders and Curiosities of our Youngest Learners with Trevor MacKenzie published by EdTechTeam Press.
Location: MSS Cafeteria
Core Competencies with Julie Bertrand:
AM Session: Gr.7-12 educators
During this session, Julie will explore various practical ways of integrating the self-assessment of the core competencies in a Middle School/Secondary setting. Resources such as templates, posters and activities will be shared with teachers in order to support the integration of the CC in the classroom all year round.
PM Session: K-6 educators
During this session, Julie will explore various practical ways of integrating the self-assessment of the core competencies in an Elementary classroom. Resources such as templates, posters and activities will be shared with teachers in order to support the integration of the CC in the classroom as soon as Monday morning!
Julie Bertrand is currently the District French Facilitator for the North Vancouver School District. The last three years, Julie has worked with the NVSD leadership team to develop and lead many Professional Development opportunities to help support teachers in the implementation of the redesigned BC curriculum. She also teaches in French Immersion and is passionate about helping Second Language Learners.
Julie Bertrand est conseillère pédagogique pour le programme d’immersion française dans la commission scolaire de North Vancouver. Elle est aussi une enseignante d’immersion au secondaire où elle s’engage a partager sa passion pour la langue française avec ses élèves en leur offrant des occasions de communication authentique et engageantes. Étant francophone de milieu minoritaire, Julie comprend bien les enjeux des enseignants d’immersion et francophones en milieux minoritaires.
Location: MSS Bandroom
POPARD Super-Workshop: Self-Regulation Skills for School
This is a two day K-12 super-workshop. You must register for October 5th and October 19th to participate. There is a maximum of 60 participants.
Overview: Open to all BC School District and independent school personnel, participants will become familiar with a variety of strategies and curriculum resources for structuring the classroom environment and improving students’ self-regulatory abilities.
Registration is through POPARD: Click here to register
Bad Rock Place Names Tour with Naxaxalhts’i, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie:
Full day, off site session: K-12 educators (30 participant maximum)
Enjoy the majestic mountains and waterways of the Upper Fraser Valley on a tour destined for the scenic Fraser Canyon above historic Yale B.C. Listen and learn about the unique relationship between the Stó:lō, “the River People”, their land and their environment.
Naxaxalhts’i, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie – Cultural Advisor/Historian and Honorary Doctorate of Law, University of Victoria.Dr. Naxaxalhts’i is the Cultural Advisor/Historian of the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. Naxaxalhts’i has worked for the Stó:lō as a researcher in cultural heritage and aboriginal rights and title issues since 1985. He is a much cited author of several publications focusing on Stó:lō culture and history. His areas of expertise include Halq’eméylem Place Names, Fishing, and Stó:lō Oral History. He has also been featured in many television documentaries for the CBC, APTN and Omni. He currently acts as the cultural advisor on the Treaty Negotiation Team for the Stó:lō Xwexwilmexw Treaty Association. He is a member of the Shxw’ow’hamel First Nation, the proud father of two girls and six boys, and has six grandchildren. He continues to fish at his ancestral fishing ground at Aseláw in the Stó:lō Five Fishery in the lower Fraser River canyon.
Location: Confirmation note to registrants will include bus location and times. Participants will need to bring a bagged lunch.
AM Session: Gr. 7-12 educators (Education Planner)
PM Session: K-6 educators (All About Me)
Interested in using myBlueprint for Career Education, Core Competenies, Subject Areas and Authentic Assessment? These introductory webinars will explore the basics of what myBlueprint can offer to students and teachers.
Location: MSS (Room 223 or 225, TBD)
JUMP Math with Rebekaah Stenner:
AM Session: K-6 educators
This workshop is for teachers interested in learning more about how to implement JUMP Math in the K-6 classroom. We will take a closer look at how to use the resource to build a classroom community that promotes mathematical discussion and curiosity. Specifically we will look at how to use JUMP to
– build confidence
– engage students in mathematical thinking and discussion
– differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners
– build computational fluency
Location: MSS (classroom to be determined)
Self-Regulation & Social Emotional Learning with Kiran Sidhu:
Full day Session: K-6 Teachers, Youth Care Workers, Counselors, ISP teachers, Educational Assistants
This workshop will examine the change in lifestyles of children, comparing millennials of the past to our current Generation Z students. It becomes critical for all educators to understand how environmental influences and change in lifestyles have created different learners. These learners come with many unique strengths and curiosities, and yet struggle in the constructs of a classroom and the stressors that are associated with this environment. Understanding these stressors through better self-awareness and self-management from us and for our students will foster increased opportunity to engage our Gen Z learners.
Location: HPMS Staff Dining Room
Teaching for Thinking in Social Studies with Stefan Stipp:
Full Day session: Gr. 7-12 Social Studies teachers (30 participant maximum)
Join Stefan Stipp from the Critical Thinking Consortium for a day of hands-on professional learning designed specifically for Social Studies teachers. Teachers will have the opportunity to create frameworks for mini-units that align with the redesigned curriculum.
Location: MSS (Room TBD)
Implementing the Redesigned Curriculum in Secondary Math & Science:
Marc Garneau & Chris Hunter
PM Session: Gr. 10-12 Math and Science teachers
This is an opportunity to go in depth with the curriculum design for Science and Math secondary courses. Innovative practices and resources will be shared.
Chris Hunter has been teaching in Surrey for twenty years. For the last eight, Chris has been collaboratively working with—and learning from–teachers of mathematics from Kindergarten to Calculus; it is his privilege to be invited to teach in many different classrooms throughout Surrey. Chris is passionate about providing opportunities for students to develop and communicate their mathematical ideas. Chris is also an active member of the “MathTwitterBlogoSphere,” an online community of math educators; he blogs at reflectionsinthewhy.wordpress.com and tweets at @ChrisHunter36.
Location: MSS (Room TBD)
Joyful Literacy with Dr. Janet Mort:
The six school teams will be working with Dr. Janet Mort on October 4th and October 5th.
Location: Heritage Park Middle School
Project Based Learning (SET-BC) :
AM session only, K-12 educators, 30 Participant maximum.
This session will provide an overview of project-based learning (PBL) and examine how it integrates with the redesigned curriculum. Participants will explore how PBL can enhance their teaching practice to create authentic learning experiences. They will also gain insights and resources to support them in implementing PBL in their practices.
Location: MSS, Room 217
PM Session: K-12 educators
Join MPSD’s Inclusion Mentor teachers, Sheri Montgomery and Shannon Bowsfield, for an introduction to Competency-based IEPs.
During this session, Sheri and Shannon will take you on a journey to understand the history behind the design of the competency-based IEP. This was created in collaboration across the Province with over 42 participants from school districts and education partners in 28 districts, including the BCTF and Ministry of Education. Located in My Ed BC, this strength-based IEP is an entrance point for teachers to access the redesigned curriculum and support all learners in the classroom.
As an extension of this professional learning opportunity, for those interested, we are hoping to form a small pilot group to test out the most recent template, and to provide feedback and direction.
Location: SBO Boardroom
French Immersion Retreat with Shauna Néro:
K-12 French Immersion teachers have the opportunity to participate in an off-site retreat that begins the evening of October 4th and continues for the full day on October 5th.
Location: Harrison Hot Springs