SD67 Professional Learning Opportunities 2018-2019

Welcome to School District 67’s Professional Learning guide for 2018/19.  We are excited about the learning opportunities that our district educators have partnered on to to further support the great work going on for students in our district.  The team that worked to put this document together has worked hard to respond to feedback from our educators around how to strengthen the design of our professional learning. This has included:

We have built this resource using “Google Docs.” This is intended to allow the learning guide to be a living document.  As additional information, or new events, are added to the calendar, they will be populated on the document throughout the year.  With that in mind, it will be important to check back to the document on a regular basis to look for updates to information and find out what new sessions may have been added.  

 We are also want to recognize the tremendous amount of work and planning that OSTU has put into preparing learning opportunities for the bi-annual OSTU District Pro-D event on September 24th.  Please see OSTU’s webpage for more information on some of the incredible workshops and keynotes that are planned for this day, as well as other professional learning information.  

The 2018-19 school year will see the full implementation of the renewed Grade 10 curri

culum. Collaborative learning opportunities that sustain ongoing professional growth will continue to be a central way that we can support and learn from each other to build on the vibrant school experiences our learners are engaged with.  We hope you will be a part of some of the rich learning opportunities that are have been planned to take place in our district this year.

Todd Manuel - Assistant Superintendent, S.D. 67 Okanagan-Skaha

     

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Please note:

There are a number of inquiry groups and ongoing series

that  require a commitment to multiple gatherings during the day, at dinner meetings

and on Professional Development Days    

Please click the associated link for more details and registration information on our learning series.

We recommend that you choose ONE area to focus on this year.  

Don’t feel you need to be a part of every exciting opportunity.

   

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This document has been designed to find professional opportunities via Strands, or by  Linear Calendar.  At the end of the document you will find a list of Helping Teachers, as well as other Resource people, and their roles in our district.

A. Strands - Click on a Strand below to jump to the related information.  (Some sessions are listed in the strands that are options but do not have a date yet on the linear calendar below)

Assessment  (information to come)

Health and Wellness

Indigenous

Literacy

Numeracy 

Support Services

Technology

Inquiry Series

B. Linear Calendar - Click on the title to jump to the session description. Note: events and days italicized in Magenta are Professional Development Days.

Title

          Strand

Series

Date

Time

Place

Contact      

JANUARY

February

Professional Development Day

Feb. 15

Positive Behavior Supports 

Support Services

Diverse Learners’ Certificate

Feb 15

8:30-11:30

IMC

Register with lleonard@summer.com

Presenter: Randy Jones

Learning Commons and ADST

Feb 15

8:30 - 2:30

PSS Library

abeckingham@summer.com

Tools to Support Executive Functioning

Support Services

Feb 15

9:00-11:00

Virtual

jgrant@summer.com

Google Classroom

Technology

Feb 15

1:00-3:00

PSS

atoneatto@summer.com

Okanagan Indigenous Perspectives

Indigenous

Feb 15

12:30 - 3:00

PSS

Rm 119

vpowell@summer.com

Inclusive Education Series

Inquiry

Yes

Feb 27

3:30-6:30

TBA

jmoase@summer.com

sbecker@summer.com

MARCH

Changing Results for Young Children

Inquiry

Mar. 7

8:30 - 11:30

TBA

pkopf@summer.com

Wellbeing:  Early Years to grade 5

Inquiry

Mar. 7

3:30 - 6:30

TBA

nmacintyre@summer.com

Technology for supporting students with diverse needs

Support Services

Diverse Learners’ Certificate

March 13

3:30-5:30

TBA

Register with lleonard@summer.com

Presenter: Anita Toneatto

APRIL

Changing Results for Young Children

Inquiry

Apr. 4

3:30 - 5:30

TBA

pkopf@summer.com

Professional Development Day

Apr. 15

Resilience and Mindset:

Growth Mindset/Mental Health Social Emotional Learning

Support Services

Diverse Learners’ Certificate

April 15

8:30-2:30

TBA

Register with lleonard@summer.com

Presenter:

Jennifer Wingham

Indigenous Perspectives in Mathematics

Numeracy and Ind. Ed

April 15

8:30 - 12:00

abeckingham@summer.com

Indigenous Drum Making

Indigenous

April 15

12:30 - 3:00

SLMS

Shop

vpowell@summer.com

Well-being:  Early Years to grade 5

Inquiry

April 17

3:30 - 6:30

TBA

nmacintyre@summer.com

MAY

Professional Development Day

May 3

Janice Novakowski

Playful Mathematical Inquiry

Numeracy

May 3

8:30-2:00

TBA

nmacintyre@summer.com

Outdoor Learning

Inquiry Series

May 3

8:30-1:00

TBA

abeckingham@summer.com

Inclusive Education Series

Inquiry Series

Yes

May 15

3:30-6:30

TBA

jmoase@summer.com

sbecker@summer.com

JUNE

Inclusive Education Series

Inquiry

Yes

TBA

3:30 - 6:30

TBA

jmoase@summer.com

sbecker@summer.com 

C. Session Descriptions

Curriculum Implementation Day

Date: November  9

For: All teachers and admin

 School Collaboration Time

Sharing Sessions - TBD

For: anyone interested

Type of Professional Learning: Professional Learning

Presenter/Facilitator:  teachers for teachers.  Sessions facilitated by Todd Manuel, Al Beckingham, Myron Dueck, Judith King, Jenny Mitchell, Shona Becker, and others

Three times this year from 3:30-5:00 you are invited to participate in a number of different presentations on how educators are exploring the renewed curriculum.  Some  will choose to use the IGNITE  format and others may use a different short and concise format to highlight ONE story in a interesting way.  Each story is limited to 5 minutes.  In the IGNITE format is requires 20 slides.  Come and hear some ideas that worked… or maybe didn’t!

These sessions are  Open to all  – come enjoy a drink and conversation in the back room of the Cannery.

Date:  2018 and 2019 Dates TBD

Location: Cannery Brewing Co., 198 Ellis Street

Information: Just come.  No registration required.  

Funding: snacks are provided.  Drinks are for purchase.

ASSESSMENT

Please check back - Information to come.

INQUIRY

One Student at a Time

For: Elementary,  Middle and Secondary School Teams (one Admin and One teacher)

Type: Inquiry

Through the lens of a strength based approach, teams will investigate the history and potential supports of one (selected) youth at-Risk of not completing school.   This is facilitated through 6 purposeful discussions and follows an inquiry model.

Dates: September 17, October 22, Nov. 26, Jan. 21, Mar. 4th, April 29

Times:  

Location:

Registration:

Inquiry Mindset Book Club

For:Teachers K - 12

Type: Book Club

Using the “Inquiry Mindset” by Trevor MacKenzie book, we will be exploring how to teach in an inquiry delivery method.  In his book, Trevor MacKenzie outlines the steps you can use to help create an inquiry classroom.  He goes over the teaching that needs to happen in order for an open inquiry, and a step by step approach on how to slowly work your students towards a more open inquiry. There will also be an opportunity to s attend a day long workshop with Trevor MacKenzie in November.

Dates: S4 Sessions (October, November, December, and January) Dates to be decided upon

Times:  4pm - 6:30pm

Location:TBA

Registration: email sbecker@summer.com

Network of Innovative Schools: School Growth Plan Focus

 

For: School Teams

Type of Professional Learning: series - Inquiry

Presenter/Facilitator: Dr. Leyton Schnellert,  UBCO; Shona Becker, Judith King, Todd Manuel

 

How are you using your school growth plan to support innovation, engagement, and the renewed curriculum?    How is your growth plan making a difference for students?  And how do you know?

 

This year school teams will work together on an innovative in their school growth plan making the growth plan a living document that focuses on student growth and engagement.  School teams will have the opportunity to meet with other teams and also hear about schools around the province who are building on innovative pedagogy.

 

We are excited to invite school teams that are interested in focusing on flexible, engaging classrooms and environments to be part of a working group for 2018/19 school year. This work may include outdoor classrooms, project based learning, cross curricular integration and other innovative teaching practices where diverse learners can thrive.

 

We are looking for school teams that include a principal or vice principal and teachers; who are able to commit to the entire learning series.  

 

Dates:  TBA  in early September

Times:  All sessions will be dinner meetings:  3:30-6:30

Location:  IMC or Riverside

 

Information: contact Todd Manuel, Judith King, Shona Becker

Registration:  Teams from schools register with Lois Leonard at lleonard@summer.com

There will be teams from SD67, SD53 and PIB

Funding:  Dinners will be funded through TADL - Thank you to the Vancouver Foundation for their support

Changing Results for Young Children (CR4YC) 

For: Learning Teams from Elementary Childhood, StrongStart and Kindergarten

Type of Professional Learning:  Inquiry (6 sessions)

Presenter/Facilitator: Maureen Dockendorf and Judith King

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the United Way of the Lower Mainland, has established a new initiative called Changing Results for Young Children (CR4YC), which was designed based on the framework of Changing Results for Young Readers.  CR4YC is a professional learning initiative focused on providing Early Childhood Educators and Primary Teachers access to shared professional learning and networking that focuses on the social and emotional well-being of young children between the ages of 3 and 8.

Date: October 1 , October 25th, November 29, January 31st (all day), March 7th and April 4th (after school)

Time: One full and four half-day sessions (with release time provided), and one after school session

Location: TBA

Information: Paul Kopf at pkopf@summer.com

Funding: Release time provided by the Ministry of Education/United Way of the Lower Mainland (for half-day sessions)

*In collaboration with SD53, Outma, Little Paws, SenPokChin

Inclusive Education Series – “Teaching and Empowering ALL Students”

Building Inclusive Classrooms

Collaborative Professional Learning / Inquiry

For: School Teams (elementary/middle/secondary)

Presenter/Facilitator: Janice Moase, Shona Becker and Shelley Moore.   Shelley will join us for January and May dates.

Educators  who sign up for this series are asked to attend the entire learning series:

In this inquiry opportunity we will work together to explore the area of inclusive education. Members of this group will have the opportunity to collaboratively investigate and discuss innovative practices that support diversity and build community and belonging for all students.  This work will include looking at open ended teaching strategies, inquiry based learning, project based learning, hands on learning, infusing creative materials in your classroom and a range of assessment strategies for diverse classrooms.The renewed curriculum will be weaved throughout our sessions.

This group will be facilitated by Janice Moase and Shona Becker.  Janice Moase is a District Helping Teacher with the Through a Different Lens Project as well as a Learning Support Teacher at KVR Middle School.  Janice has been a Learning Support Teacher in grades K-8 for over 15 years  with a focus on inclusive education and teaching practices that embrace the diversity in our classrooms. Shona Becker is the Numeracy District Helping Teacher as well as a Science and Math teacher at Summerland Secondary School. Shona has taught Grade 6 – 12 for over 21 years in various BC school districts.  A current area of focus for Shona is inclusive practices specifically for the math classroom.

Shelley Moore  will continue to inspire us in the area of inclusive education. Through storytelling, video and other engaging formats, Shelley will explore how inclusion can work with a variety of students. By looking at strategies that engage universal design for learning and differentiation she will help us understand how to better engage diverse learners in the classroom. Shelley will work side by side with teachers to co-plan and co-teach using the renewed curriculum with teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Shelley Moore will join our series in January and May and will work side by side with teachers to co-plan and co-teach using the renewed curriculum with teachers from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  

The commitment will include six after school dinner meetings.

Dates:  October 10, November 21, January 24, February 27, May 15, June 5

Time:  All sessions will be dinner meetings:  3:30-6:30

Location:  Most sessions will be held at the IMC, watch for updates

Information: contact Janice Moase jmoase@summer.com or Shona Becker sbecker@summer.com

Registration:  Sign up with  Janice Moase jmoase@summer.com or Shona Becker sbecker@summer.com.

Making Learning Visible: Retreat

This Retreat is now full

For: all staff in elementary and middle in SD67, SD53  interested in the Reggio Philosophy

Type of Professional Learning: Series

Presenter/Facilitator: Dr. Laurie Kocher, Capilano University;

September 14-16

Location: Kaleden, BC

Registration:  Judith King at jking@summer.com

        

Learning Commons and ADST

Where: PSS

When: Feb. 15th

What: Learning Commons - Designed for current or aspiring Teacher Librarians

Contact: Allen Beckingham -  District Principal - abeckingham@summer.com

Read & Write

Where: PSS (room TBA)

When: September 24th beginner workshop in the morning, and advanced in the afternoon

What: Text Help’s Read & Write workshop - hands on session

Please email atoneatto@summer.com if you need a device

INDIGENOUS

Okanagan Indigenous Perspectives

Where:  PSS - Room 119

When:  February 15th, 2019, 12:30 – 3 pm

What:  You're invited to join Rose Caldwell, SD67 Okanagan Language Teacher, and Anona Kampe, SD67 Cultural Advisor for an   afternoon of OKANAGAN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES.

RSVP:  Virginia Powell vpowell@summer.com

Enjoy some mountain tea upon arrival (a medicinal tea harvested in this territory).  Rose and Anona will share visual tools that can be used in the classroom.  Listen to a traditional story about Lazy Boy and discuss from the perspectives of the Four Food Chiefs how the teachings within the story are relevant today.  Learn some Okanagan words and their meaning.  Hear about the Okanagan calendar and its significance in this territory.

Indigenous Perspectives in Mathematics

When: April 15th 8:30-12:00

Where: TBD

Please contact Shona Becker,  sbecker@summer.com for more information

Indigenous Drum Making

Where:  SLMS - Room 186 (Tech Ed.)

When:  April 15, 2019

What:  Indigenous Drum/Drum Beater Making Session

Cost/Supplies:  $100 per person

Space is limited - please contact Virginia Powell to pay and confirm your spot - vpowell@summer.com

Are you interested in having your own Indigenous drum for your classroom? Join Pam Spooner, District Principal of Indigenous Education and Anona Kampe, Cultural Advisor for SD 67 and learn to make your own authentic drum and drum beater. Pam and Anona will also share some Indigenous songs to use in class with students. Come join these two members of the Indigenous Education team for a fun, creative, authentic learning experience – one that you can incorporate into your daily class routine!

LITERACY

Leveled Literacy Intervention

For: Grade 2 classroom teachers

Type of Professional Learning:  Professional Development training (1 session)

Presenter/Facilitator: Nicole MacIntyre

This session is for new grade 2 teachers who are looking at implementing Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in their classroom.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the program, how to use it with small groups for Tier 2 (RTI) intervention and will see the program being used with a group of students.

When: January 18, 2019, 8:30-12:00

Time: 8:30 – 11:45 am

Location:

Registration or Information:

Funding: Release time provided by the district

Early Development Instrument (EDI)

For: new Kindergarten teachers

Type of Professional Learning:  Professional Development training (1 session)

Presenter/Facilitator:  Paul Kopf

Teachers new to Kindergarten will have an opportunity to learn how to use the Early Development Instrument with their Kindergarten students.  This tool will be used in February to help learn more about children’s development when they start school.  The results from this study will help schools, our district and our community better understand what needs to be done to ensure all children are ready for school.

Date: TBA

Time: 8:30 – 11:45 am

Location: TBA

Registration or Information:

Funding: Release time provided by HELP (Human Early Learning Partnership)

Early Learning Session

For: Kindergarten teachers and StrongStart Educators

Type of Professional Learning: Collaborative Session

Facilitator: Paul Kopf

This group will meet to discuss and share ideas around early learning in our district.  This is an expansion of our Kindergarten meetings in previous years and now includes those who work with our youngest learners.  The focus for these sessions this year include play-based learning, Reggio-inspired activities, outdoor learning, the renewed curriculum and literacy practices.  Participants are encouraged to share ideas with their colleagues and explore new ways of teaching and learning.

Date: Tentative Oct. 18th, Jan. 17th & Apr. 25th

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Location: TBA

Registration Information:

Supporting Diverse Literacy Needs

For: K-12 Teachers, Resource Teachers, School Support Staff, Administrators

Type of Professional Learning: Collaborative Session

Facilitator: SET-BC facilitator

This PL service serves as an overview and hands-on exploration of the use of relevant technologies, including both low and high technology tools, to support diverse literacy needs. This service will provide participants with opportunities to establish meaningful connections between curriculum delivery and learning activities, and implementation of technologies

Date: October 19th

Time: 8:30-11:30

Location: TBA 

NUMERACY

Supporting Diverse Numeracy Needs

For: K-12 Teachers, Resource Teachers, School Support Staff, Administrators

Type of Professional Learning: Collaborative Session

Facilitator: SET-BC facilitator

This PL service serves as an overview and hands-on exploration of the use of relevant technologies, including both low and high technology tools, to support diverse numeracy needs. This service will provide participants with opportunities to establish meaningful connections between curriculum delivery and learning activities, and implementation of technologies.

Date: October 19th

Time: 12:30-3:00

Location: TBA

Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks

For: K-12 Math and Resource Teachers

Type of Professional Learning: Workshop

Facilitator: Jane Felling

This is a dinner workshop that will allow teachers to learn about the Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks activities.  These are card and diced based math games that are an engaging way for students to practice math skills.  Jane is the co-author of this resource.  With this workshop teachers will get a copy of each of the Box Car resources and learn some important strategies for setting up these activities as part of your class routines.

Date: January 17th

Time: 3:30-6:30

Location: IMC

Registration: email sbecker@summer.com

“Making Number Talks Matter” Book Club

For: Grade 3 - 10 Math Teachers

Type of Professional Learning: Evening Collaboration Sessions

Facilitator: Shona Becker

“Making Number Talks Matter” by Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker is an outstanding book that helps teachers set up a routine of Number Talks in their classrooms.  For this bookclub we will be working through the chapter of the book and putting into practice the author’s suggestions of how to encourage students to think about their math thinking.  Each meeting we will discuss a range of chapters and collaborate with teachers as to how we can each set up this important culture of thinking within our math classrooms.  This book specifically targets math learning concepts from Grade 4 - 10.

Date: September 27, October 24, November 29

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: TBA

Registration: email sbecker@summer.com

Playful Mathematical Inquiry

What can mathematical inquiry look and feel like in K-5 classrooms? During this full day professional learning event, educators will engage in experiences to think about how to create opportunities for playful mathematical inquiry in their classrooms. Ideas for loose parts, provocations, projects and mathematical routines will be shared and discussed.

Connections to all aspects of BC’s redesigned mathematics curriculum will be addressed, including:

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

Time: 8:30-2:30

Location: TBA

Registration: nmacintyre@summer.com

Facilitator: Janice Novakowski (SD38 - Richmond)

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Session #1 Supporting Students with Brain Differences: ASD

A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions-You may attend any session in any order over 2 years.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Trying to figure out life

Learning Outcomes or a better understanding of...

-Understanding the SPECTRUM or aren’t we all unique?

-What is Autism’s effects on communication?  Behavior as communication

-DSM historical labeling

-Prevalence of Autism

-Intelligence and social intelligence-discrepancies and challenges

-Comorbidities- sometimes more than Autism

-Girls with Autism- are there differences between what we see in girls and boys?

-Challenges for girls with ASD

-The Autistic mind

-Funding and supports Ministry of Education and MCFD

-Why do we want to start young with ASD kids?

-Supports: Visuals calm down routines and the 5 point scale

-Relaxation needs to be taught?

-Adult relationships and the future-1 man’s perspective

-A kid with ASD breaks down the stereotypes

Date: September 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: TBA
Registration Information: register with Lois Leonard at lleonard@summer.com

Presenter: Greg Gendron

Session #2 Best Practice for supporting and developing communication with non-verbal and verbal students  

A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions-You may attend any session in any order over 2 years.

This session will discuss the role of augmentative and alternative communication systems with students for whom oral communication is limited or impaired.  It will include the benefits and challenges of using technology to support communication and examine the wide variety of low tech to high tech devices and programs available for use within our district.  Participants will come away with an understanding of why technology is used at various levels of student functioning, how they can be used to grow language and increase inclusion and independence, and how to function as part of a team around our students using supportive technology.

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Carmi Elementary Library
Registration Information: register with Lois Leonard at
lleonard@summer.com

Presenter: Janette Grant

Session #3 Supporting students with differences: Gifted Education

A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions in the series

Date: November 14, 2018

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: TBA

Registration Information: register with Lois Leonard at lleonard@summer.com

Presenter:   Claire Thomson

Session #4  Supporting students with brain differences: FASD/ Chronic Health/ Personal Care

A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions

Date: January 16, 2019

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: TBA
Registration Information: register with Lois Leonard at lleonard@summer.com

Presenter:

Session #5 Positive Behavior Supports:

A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions-You may attend any session in any order over 2 years.

Creating the Conditions for Staff and Student Success

“When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.”  Victor Frankl

While there is no formula that will guarantee learning for every student in every setting, there is widespread well-documented evidence about the kinds of supports which consistently have a positive influence on student learning.  We do have the power to create the conditions to change the outcomes for all students including the students with very challenging behaviour.

By increasing your behavioural and support toolkit, plus utilizing a Strategy Application Model you can support school staff in creating general and specific strategies which will meet the needs of students socially, emotionally, academically and behaviourally.

Date: February 15, 2019

Time: 9:00-2:30pm

Location: TBA

Registration Information: register with Lois Leonard at lleonard@summer.com

Presenter: Randy Jones

Session #6 Technology

 A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions

Date:March 13, 2019

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: TBA
Registration Information:

Presenter: Anita Toneatto

Session #7: Resilience and Mindset:

Growth Mindset/Mental Health Social Emotional Learning

 A certificate will be issued for attending all sessions

Date:April 15, 2019

Time: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: TBA
Registration Information:

Presenter:

Tools to Support Executive Functioning

For: Teachers, LST, LAT, EAs

Type of Professional Learning: Virtual Session

Facilitator: SET-BC facilitator

Please click HERE for more information and to register

Date: February 15th

Time: 9:00-11:00

Location: Virtual (online)

Read and Write for Google Chrome Introduction

For: Teachers, admin, CEAs, TOCs

Date: Jan. 8th at PSS, Jan. 10th at SSS and Jan. 16th at PSS  

Read and Write for Google Chrome is available to all students and teachers in SD67.  Find out how to use it with ALL your students.

Time: 3:30-5:00

Information: atoneatto@summer.com

Technology

Innovate-Ed Technology Conference

For:  All Classroom Teachers, Admin and EA’s

Type of Professional Learning: Professional Development

Presenter/Facilitator: variety of presenters from our district, and 5 other districts

The Innovate-ED Conference is created in partnership by a number of school districts in the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia.  The conference is meant to help inspire and educate teachers of new technologies available to them in the classroom.

                                                                                                         

Date: October 19, 2018

Time: 8:30 – 3:00

Location: Mt. Boucherie Secondary School

Information: atoneatto@summer.com

Innovate-Ed

Google Classroom

For:  All Classroom Teachers, Admin and LSTs

Type of Professional Learning: Virtual Session

Presenter/Facilitator: SET-BC facilitator

This PL service will focus on the creation and management of a Google Classroom, and explore ways to implement Google Classroom tools to support Universal Design for Learning and the Redesigned Curriculum.

                                                                                                         

Date: February - date TBC

Time: 2 hour length TBD start time

Location: Virtual

Information: atoneatto@summer.com

Health and Wellness

Well-being: Early Years to Grade 5   

Well-being: Early Years to Grade 5

This series will focus on promoting well-being from early years to grade 5.  The professional learning sessions will provide educators with experiences to take action to care for themselves and their children. The six sessions will focus on cultivating well-being through play, positive human qualities, self-regulation, mental health literacy and outdoor learning.

 Type of Professional Learning: Keynotes and Inquiry Series

Facilitators: Maureen Dockendorf, Judith King, Allen Beckingham,          

                     Paul Kopf, Nicole MacIntyre, Jenny Mitchell

 

There are two ways of participating in this series,

1) Attend the keynote and the inquiry session 3:30-6:30

2) Attend the keynote only, 3:30-5:00.  

Staff is encouraged to come in a school team with a school VP or principal.

 

 1.  KEY NOTE AND INQUIRY

Inquiry Group 3:30-6:30 For those committed to meeting all 6 times (Requirement). Dinner included (register now for entire series)

This is a different model of inquiry.  Participants will listen to the keynote presentation, explore keynote ideas in-depth, and choose one aspect of well-being to practice prior to the next session. The inquiry sessions are grounded in promoting wellbeing for educators and children, and are informed by the keynote presentations.

 

2.  KEYNOTE ONLY

Keynote – Open to ALL- 3:30-5:00

 

 Dates:

Oct. 1 Session 1: Location: The Days Inn. Well-being through Play with Jane Bertrand, who is visiting BC from Ontario.  She is the author of B.C.’s new BC Play Today Handbook which she will introduce to participants.  Jane is an early childhood educator, University Professor and author. Jane was the principal researcher/writer on the Early Years Study 1, 2 and 3.

 

Oct. 24 Session 2: Well-being through Outdoor Learning (Facilitated by Allen Beckingham) - Location TBD

       

Nov. 28 Session 3: Well-being through self-regulation with Sandra Lynn Shortall, district principal of early learning in West Vancouver School District

 

January 30 Session 4: Well-being with Jenny Mitchell, and others

 

March 7 Session 5: Well-being through positive human qualities with Ty Binfet from UBCO. Dr. Ty Binfet is a UBCO professor whose areas of interest are kindness, well-being, and social-emotional learning.

 

April 17 Session 6:  – no keynote, wrap up for inquiry group

 

Please register by Thursday, September 27th

Registration  click on the link below, press enter and follow the prompts

 

To register click here: Fostering Well-being in K-5 Classrooms with Maureen Dockendorf

 

E. Helping Teachers and Resource People

Shona Becker: Numeracy Helping teacher (2 blocks); teacher Summerland Sec.

Currently involved in:

  • Support to Math teachers K - 12
  • Support of Inquiry Based learning
  • Co-ordinate SD67 Inquiry Expo and science fairs 

Supports available:

  •  Co-planning with individual or groups of teachers wanting to try something different in their math classrooms
  • Inclusion in the Math Classroom
  • Inquiry based learning

Contact: sbecker@summer.com

Allen Beckingham: District Principal, District Programs and Curriculum 

Currently Involved in:

  • K-5 Curriculum
  • Early Learning
  • French Immersion and FSL Learning and Support Team
  • Library Resource and Learning Commons Facilitator
  • Curriculum Innovation and Technology Support team
  • School Completion
  • Outdoor Learning
  • At-Risk Student Support

Supports Available:

  • Support Schools with work around any of the above areas of professional learning

Contact Info: abeckingham@summer.com, ext. 6453; twitter a_beckingham

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Myron Dueck: Vice Principal Curriculum, Assessment and Innovation (.4)

 Currently involved in:

  • Professional Learning - Curriculum Innovation and Technology Support team
  • Leadership team for TADL
  • One-on-one informal support to educators around assessment, grading and reporting
  • Administration pro-d

 Supports available:

  • Assessment group focus
  • Staff/department meeting visits
  • One-on-one informal support to educators around assessment, grading and reporting

Contact info:  mdueck@summer.com

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Greg Gendron: District Autism Teacher, POPARD District Partner, CPI Instructor

Currently involved in:

  • ASD support
  • ASD CEA Team Leader
  • Consultation and observation
  • Diverse Learner Certificate Module Instructor
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training, refreshers, and support
  • Transition to Kindergarten
  • Transitional supports
  • POPARD ASD connections and supports

 

Supports Available:

  • Consultation, collaboration and observation  of ASD and possible ASD students K-12
  • Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (P.A.T.H.) facilitation
  • IEP planning and building support
  • Parent supports and community connections (supports and ministerial)
  • CPI related training for staff to meet specific student safety plans
  • CPI course and refresher facilitation
  • CEA support for students with ASD diagnosis and queried as ASD
  • Attend meetings with staff, families, inter-ministerial
  • POPARD connections
  • ASD education for staff and families

Randy Jones: Coordinator for the district Behaviour Intervention Services

He also works as an adjunct professor for UBCO, teaching courses on challenging behaviour and classroom management.

Currently involved in:

  • Non Violent Intervention trainer
  • Working with schools to “create the conditions” for student and staff success with challenging behaviours.
  • Providing Education Assistant’s professional development and training

Supports Available:

  • Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and administrators looking at promising practices to support students with challenging behaviours

Contact: rjones@summer.com Parkway Annex

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Paul Kopf: Early Learning and Literacy

Currently involved in:

  • Inquiry: Changing Results for Young Children (CR4YC)

Supports Available:

  • Inquiry
  • Inclusion

Contact:

Nick Korvin: Counsellor KVR, Inquiry Leader TADL

Currently involved in:

  • Inquiry: Building positive practices for students with anxiety
  • TADL Leadership team
  • Inclusion Practices

Supports Available:

  • Inquiry
  • Inclusion

Contact: nkorvin@summer.com Twitter: @NickKorvin KVR Middle School

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Judith King: Helping Teacher in School Completion (.5)

Currently involved in:

  • Through a Different Lens: a project co-sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation - a creative approach to learning and teaching focusing on success for ALL kids (7th year) 
  • Strength based teaching and learning
  • School Completion:  who is not completing school, why?  What do we need to do to help more kids be successful?
  • Inquiry groups: Innovative Schools
  • Ignite sessions re: new curriculum
  • Using movies to help us live better

Supports available:

  • Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers, principals and vice-principals, whole staffs, looking at ways to help ALL kids be more successful in school, with a particular focus on kids at risk of not completing school, and innovative teaching and learning.

Contact: jking@summer.com Twitter: @judithaking Parkway Annex, http://differentlensblog.blogspot.com

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Nicole McIntyre: Early Learning and Literacy

Janice Moase: Helping Teacher - TADL (.2)

Currently involved in:

  • Inquiry:  working with Shelley Moore in the Inclusive Practices Series
  • TADL Leadership team

Supports Available:

  • Inquiry
  • Inclusion and Resource Team Model
  • Cross curricular planning at Middle School

Contact: jmoase@summer.com Twitter:@janicemoase KVR Middle School

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Shelley Moore: Inclusive Education Series - “Teaching and Empowering ALL Students

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after inclusive education researcher, collaborator, consultant and storyteller. She has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research has been featured at both national and international conferences. Shelley’s interactive presentations are constructed based on contexts of specific schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Her first book entitled, “One Without the Other” was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk hosted in Langley in January 2016 highlighting the foundational influence in her work, about presuming competence. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a Social Science and Human Resources Council (SSHRC) funded PhD scholar at the University of British Columbia.

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Jenny Mitchell: Health Promoting Schools Coordinator (.429), Physical Ed. Teacher (.429) Summerland Secondary

Currently Involved in:

  • RBC Learn to Play (Physical Literacy)
  • WellAhead Community Liaison (Embedding Social and Emotional Wellbeing across the school community)
  • Community Partnerships in Health and Wellbeing (DASH BC, Healthy Schools Network, Kelty Mental Health, Action Schools BC, Interior Health, Okanagan College, Pacific Sport, Canadian Sport for Life, Rotary Club)
  • Staff Wellness
  • Ignite and Flashchat sessions
  • Professional Development Day on “Creating a Community of Wellbeing”
  • SEL district group

Supports available:

  • Collaborate with school communities (educators, parents, students, partners, support staff) using a comprehensive school health approach to create opportunities for all learners to foster healthy physical, mental and social development.  This may look like action planning, accessing resources, teacher/student mentorships, workshops, connecting with community partners or whatever supports fits the needs of the school community.

Contact Info: jmitchell@summer.com

 

Alicia Moura: Professional Development Chair

Currently involved in:

  • Inquiry facilitator:  Math in the Primary classroom
  • Inquiry:  Mindsets and Assessment for Learning in Primary
  • SMART learning
  • Ignite and Flashchat sessions
  • Mentorship Steering Committee Chair - OSTU

Supports available:

  • Inquiry
  • Local presenter:  Mindsets in the Classroom; AFL in the primary classroom
  • Mentorship for early career and new to role teachers

Contact: amoura@summer.com Uplands School

Pro-D Contact: pd67@bctf.ca   OSTU office – Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

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Darcy Mullin: Principal Summerland Middle School

Currently involved in:

  • Assessment, Grading and Reporting
  • Network of teacher leaders working with alternate forms of reporting

ContactInfo:  dmullin@summer.com  ext. 6039

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Kirsten Odian: Vice-Principal at Giant’s Head Elementary

Kirsten has previously worked as an Early Learning and Literacy Helping Teacher in the District.

Currently involved in:

  • Changing Results for Young Children (CR4YC)
  • Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (CHEQ)

Contact Info: kodian@summer.com or 250-770-7718 (ext. 6618)

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Heather Rose: Principal at Trout Creek Elementary

Heather has worked as an adjunct professor for UBCO, teaching courses on social emotional learning, challenging behaviour and classroom management.

Currently Involved in:

  • Using Authentic Assessment to Guide Writing Instruction with Adrienne Gear
  • Revisiting Reading Power Using Aboriginal Picture Books
  • Fun Friends/Friends Program training and support

Supports Available:

  • Fun Friends/Friends Program training and support
  • Social Emotional Learning - how to embed it within the curriculum
  • Cultivating a strength-based need-fulfilling classroom and school environment

Contact: hrose@summer.com

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Leyton Schnellert (PhD. UBCO)

Dr. Leyton Schnellert is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus. He teaches courses in the Elementary (ETEP), Middle and Secondary (STEP) undergraduate programs. Leyton has been a middle school, junior high, and secondary school classroom teacher, and a learning resource teacher for K–12. He has 20 years of experience as a school and district‐based resource teacher and professional development facilitator across British Columbia, the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Currently Involved in:

  • Working with educators in SD67 in Through a Different Lens in inquiry groups (year 4)
  • On the TADL leadership team and involved in the planning and research component
  • Leading the Innovative Schools Series

Contact: leyton.schnellert@ubco.ca Twitter: @leytonSchnell UBCO

Anita Toneatto: Technology and MyEd Teacher Leader

Currently Involved in:

  • Technology Helping Teacher
  • Tech Implementation and Strategies
  • Workshops
  • Troubleshooting
  • Gradebook Assistance
  • New Software
  • Ignite and Flashchat sessions

Supports available:

  • Technology support

Contact: atoneatto@summer.com phone (local 6224) Twitter: @toneatto SD67 Board Office

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amoura@summer.com

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keith@ostu.ca