Early Fall Pro-d Opportunities

Welcome back to another year of learning! We are very pleased to share some professional learning opportunities that are taking place early this fall for educators in Mission.

Introduction to Joyful Literacy: Special Event October 25th

For this year only, Dr. Janet Mort and Mission educators Chelsea & Nathan Reist will be sharing an introduction to Joyful Literacy on the Provincial Pro-d Day in Mission.  This session is for anyone who would like to learn more about the framework including EAs, parent volunteers, StrongStart facilitators, teachers, support staff, administrators and more.

We are anticipating high demand for this learning opportunity, so please sign up as soon as possible if interested.  This will help us secure a location that can accommodate everyone who is interested.

Grades: Early Learning – Gr.3

Date: Friday, October 25th (Provincial Pro-d Day)

Time: 8:30-3:00

Location: Hatzic Middle School

This session is now full. Confirmation notes will be sent to all participants by October 21st. Please contact Jen Lane if you have any questions.

Trauma, Attachment and Neuroscience

Videos and discussion: Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. and Dr. Bruce Perry

8 sessions X 75min (attend at least 4 sessions to earn May in-lieu Pro-D)

Grades: Early Learning – Gr.12

Dates: Oct 3, Nov 7, Nov 28, Dec 12, Jan 16, Feb 6, Feb 27, April 2

Time: 3:30-4:45

Location: SBO

Topics include:  Affect Regulation, overcoming helplessness, human connections, memory processing, complex trauma, developmental trauma disorders, neglect, child maltreatment, neurobiology of the developing brain

Limit: 25 participants

This series is now full.

Pulling Together 2019: Building the Resilient Brain


Come join Mission’s educators, support workers, social service personnel and others who work with children and youth for a day of learning and networking.

Children or youth who have experienced trauma, can often present with challenges of emotionally demanding and difficult behavior. Learn to keep calm and keep caring for them even when facing perceived resistance, Find balance, learn strategies and focus on providing healing attachment experiences.

Keynote: Chuck Geddes

Where: Clarke Foundation Theatre

When: Friday Oct 25

Time: 8:30-2:30

Cost: $50.00 ($35 for Early Bird!!) Includes workshops and lunch

Important detail: Early Bird ends Oct 5th

Click here for tickets.