2021/2022 Professional Learning Opportunities and Registration Information:
Supporting Teachers to Teach Online:
Please visit this website for a free online module to support teachers teaching online: https://www.openschool.bc.ca/k12-educators
Click here to register for any/all of the Literacy Virtual Workshops.
Link to register: https://bcadults.mindup.org/
Link to register: https://bceducators.mindup.org/
Both courses are Free, can count toward May-in-lieu, and are approximately 90 minutes long.
The PEACEful school philosophy is to create a school environment where ALL students feel included, safe, and cared for. It looks through a new lens when thinking about students and how best to support their unique and individual needs. Its philosophy is to create a school and classroom environment in which it fosters Predictability, Emotional literacy, Attuned relationships, Calming activities and Empowerment within both students and staff.
SD 75 has PEACEful school modules available– we do have a limited number left- first come basis. The course is 5-7 hours in length and counts for the May Pro-D. Please email Beth-Anne Cullen to register for the course (email@example.com) .
The Science of Reading Short Course is comprised of five, self-paced modules that can be completed in approximately ten hours. Each module has clearly stated objectives, explicitly written background information, useful video demonstrations, numerous graphic illustrations, and a variety of downloadable resources and links. Based on adult learning theory, each module includes activities to reinforce concepts, intermittent feedback through the use of checks for understanding, and a final knowledge check to support mastery of concepts. The modules are based on more than forty years of research, including several foundational conceptual modules that explain how reading works:
- How Students Learn to Read: An Introduction to the Science of Reading
- Structured Literacy
- Word Recognition: An Encounter with Phonics
- The Language Comprehension Domain
- The Reading Comprehension Domain
Cost is $100.00 (US dollars)
Bias, Privilege & Anti-Racism in Education with Jo Chrona
Date: April 28th, 2022
Location: Virtual (Link will be sent to those who register for the session.)
As we respond the Recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the newest Professional Standard for BC Teaching Certificate Holders, we continue to engage in challenging conversations about inequity and systemic racism in our education system. In this session we briefly examine:
- what it means to be anti-racist;
- how Indigenous education relates to anti-racism work;
- what it can mean to unpack our biases and move from fear to growth;
- how we can understand the role of privilege in anti-racism work; and
- our next steps in our learning to help create an education system that effectively responds to the needs of Indigenous learners, families and communities.
Jo Chrona is Ganhada of Waap K’oom of the Kitsumkalum First Nation, a Ts’msyen Community in British Columbia. She is currently located in the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, in the area is also now known as Victoria, BC.
Jo is passionate about helping create systemic change in the K-12 education system to help create a truly inclusive, strength-based education experience for all learners.
Click here to register.
UBC Anti-Racism Awareness – Professional Learning Course
Historical, Systemic and Intersectional Anti-racism: From Awareness to Action__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Limited space remaining. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.
Indigenous Canada (offered by the University of Alberta):
“Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships.
Accessible Any Time:
Pre-recorded Webinar Dr. Angela Nardozi and guests (May 2020)
What do Decolonization and Indigenization look like in the classroom?
Focused Education Resources (formerly ERAC) Webinars: K-12
Hosted by the Professional Learning Team, the Webinar Series for Educators guides you through a variety of the resources offered in the BC Digital Classroom.
Click here for archived webinars (scroll down to the bottom of the page)
All About Me (K-6) and Education Planner (7-12) Webinars:
Click here to select the type of webinar you are interested in and the available dates. (Some of these webinars are available in French and English.)
Other forms of support available: (Click on the image below to go to the support page.)
Click here for Provincial Outreach Online Learning Opportunities
Taking Making Into the Classroom Free Online Pro-d Course: (3 hour, 5 hour and 8 hour options available.)
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