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MARCH 2018
SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES





EYE SEE...EYE LEARN

Eye See...Eye Learn is a program sponsored by the BC Doctors of Optometry that provides free eye glasses for Kindergarten students in 19 districts throughout BC. Independent schools within these districts are eligible to participate in the program. FISA encourages member schools to distribute Eye See...Eye Learn materials to parents of Kindergarten students.

More information HERE

APRIL 6-27, 2018

Shakespeare Selfie is a writing competition for Canadian students in Grades 7-12 sponsored by CBC.  To enter, students are asked to write a 200-400 words soliloquy or monologue by a Shakespearean character about a story that's made headlines in the past year.

More information HERE

BC YOUTH LEADERSHIP

April 24, 2018: Kelowna Community Center | Kelowna

April 25, 2018: Chandos Pattison Auditorium|Surrey

April 26, 2018: Dave Dunnet Community Theatre | Victoria (at Oak Bay High School)

A seminar for students involved in leadership classes, student councils, PE leadership, LINK crews, and members of student groups or activities.

More information HERE.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

ONGOING

ActionSchools! BC have updated their Healthy Eating and Physical Activity workshops to reflect the new BC curriculum including the integration of mental well-being and First Peoples Principles of Learning. Elementary schools are encouraged to schedule a workshop for your school. Regional Development Coordinators are also available to help schools chart their unique journey to a healthier school community, including how to access grant funds to purchase equipment.


More information HERE

ONGOING

BRINGING MENTAL HEALTH TO SCHOOL:
Online curriculum resource

In this course, educators will learn how to apply this classroom-ready, web-based, modular mental health curriculum resource (the Guide) as well as upgrade their own mental health literacy. Educators can then use this curriculum resource in their schools to successfully address mental health related curriculum outcomes designed to be delivered by classroom teachers to students in grades 8 – 10.

More information HERE


APRIL 5, 2018
SELF-REGULATION SKILLS FOR SCHOOL
Surrey Schools District Education Centre, Surrey


Open to all 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.

More information
HERE
MAY 11, 2018
UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School, Fraser Lake

 
This workshop will help participants develop a basic understanding about behaviour and the underlying causes of challenging behaviour. In addition, some common strategies for preventing and managing challenging behaviour will be discussed.
 
More information HERE
MAY 17, 2018
UNDERSTANDING CHALLENGING  BEHAVIOUR
District Education Centre, Surrey


Participants will develop a basic understanding about behaviour and the underlying causes of challenging behaviour. In addition, some common strategies for preventing and managing challenging behaviour will be discussed.

More information HERE

MAY 18, 2018
SELF-REGULATION SKILLS FOR SCHOOL
Parksville Community And Conference Centre, Parksville

Open to all 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.

More information  HERE
MAY 18, 2018
AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SKILLS INTERVENTIONS
St. Anthony's School, Kitimat

Learning support, resource and classroom teachers will be able to understand, identify, and choose appropriate intervention strategies for students with lacking or lagging social skills. A focus will be on students on the autism spectrum disorder, but strategies and resources which benefit a myriad of students will be included.

More information HERE
MAY 25, 2018
COMMUNICATION: Supporting Minimally
Verbal Students in the School Setting
Parksville Community Centre, Parksville

Open to all 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.

More information HERE

CODING & COMPUTATIONAL THINKING 2.0

April 6, 2018: Brentwood College | 2735 Mt. Baker Rd., Mill Bay | Vancouver Island

April 13, 2018: Kelowna Christian School | Kelowna

April 19, 2018: Surrey City Centre Public Library | Surrey

Exposure to software and robotics coding is one method among many for nurturing and growing students’ ability to think computationally. This professional development day will extend participants’ understanding, awareness, and comfort in helping students develop computational thinking skills through hands-on engagement with user-friendly applications. Participants will leave with increased confidence in the integration of Scratch, robotics applications, invention and innovation prototyping throughout the Grade 3 to 12 curriculum. Participants will receive an invention starter kit including a Micro Bit.


More information
HERE.

APRIL 14, 2018
BC PRIMARY TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
EDUCATIONAL MARKETPLACE
Tradex, Abbotsford

Enjoy shopping and browsing from a wide variety of booths: books, toys, publishers, teaching resources, fine arts, math, science, physical education, health and nutrition, community opportunities and more.



More information HERE

APRIL 17, 2018
#tunEDin ED-vent

Wings Pub and Grill, Burnaby


An “ED-vent" is an extracurricular Pro-D event for K-12, Post-Secondary and pre-service educators throughout the lower mainland – bringing to together stories and ideas to share. Choosing from the list of sitcoms, the speakers will have 5 minutes to explain how it best describes their current practice. 6:30-9:30 pm.

More information HERE

APRIL 19-20, 2018

Collaborative Leadership Honouring & Supporting Diversity
Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

BCCASE Spring Conference continues to focus on strengthening our unified approach for ALL learners. Presenters: Pia Escudero - A Trauma Informed Approach to Building Resilient School Communities; Amy Burvall - Supporting Student Diversity Through Creativity & Critical Thinking; Brad Baker - Aboriginal Education; Vince White - A Collaborative Framework for Supporting Learners with Complex Needs; and Abbotsford #SD34 - The H.O.P.E for Boys.

More information HERE


MAY 1-3, 2018
COLLABORATIVE AND PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS MODEL TRAINING
Coast Capri Hotel, Kelowna


The aim of this three-day (15 hours) advanced training workshop is to provide an in-depth orientation to the key themes, assessment, and treatment facets of the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model. Your continued use and practice of the CPS model will change lives—yours included—because “kids will do well if they can.”

More information HERE
MAY 4, 2018
TEACHING STUDENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS, INCLUDING FASD
Langley Events Centre


By understanding individual students with learning and behavioural challenges, we can begin to look at strategies that will lead to improved success in the classroom. You will be introduced to the LEIC planning tool and provide information about current research strategies and resources needed to work with complex learning needs, including FASD.

More information HERE

CONFLICT RESOLUTION:
Navigating Difficult Conversations


May 4, 2018Willowstone Academy | 4091 Lakeshore Rd., Kelowna

May 10, 2018: Queen of All Saints Parish | 821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam

May 14, 2018: College of Caledonia | 3330 22nd Ave., Prince George

Being adept in both science and art of holding difficult conversations is an essential skill for school leaders. Participants will practice strategies that foster emotional self-regulation in self and others that lead towards compassionate and productive dialogue. Designed specifically for independent school leaders, this workshop will model how to purposefully incorporate the Core Competencies to transform challenging conversations.


Note: Click on any date to register online

 

More information HERE.

MAY 5, 2018 
LEADING OUR OWN LEARNING
21st ANNUAL INVESTIGATING OUR PRACTICES (IOP) CONFERENCE
UBC Vancouver 


Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation without exploring our understandings together. This conference creates space for practicing teachers, education professionals, and graduate students to come together and share questions, investigations, and understandings about their practice.

More information HERE

MAY 7-8, 2018
MY EDUCATION BC ACADEMY
Sheraton Hotel, Richmond

Attendees will get lessons on using MyEducation BC, learn more about the transformation of education within BC, and connect with Follett and Fujitsu representatives, and like-minded educators, administrators and school staff.

More information HERE
MAY 12, 2018

LEARNING TOGETHER CONFERENCE
SFU Surrey Campus


Learning Together 2018 celebrates the many ways we can collaborate. The format of this year’s 15–minute presentations is to focus on a specific example from the presenter’s research that can allow an audience to experience an ‘aha’ moment, a shift in perspective, and see the world through the presenter’s epistemic lens. Attendance at this conference is open to everyone interested in educational research.
More information HERE
MAY 17-19, 2018
NATIONAL PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Whistler

The National Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school, family and community. Delegates are people involved with the health, physical activity and education needs of children and youth in any capacity.

More information HERE

JULY 2-20, 2018

Summer Institutes Institute de Français, UBC à Québec

 

This is a unique French language immersion program situated in the historic setting of les Plaines d’Abraham in the heart of Quebec City!  BC teachers are eligible for a bursary that covers up to half of the program cost if they are (or will be) involved in the teaching or supervision of French programs.

More information HERE
JULY 2018
French Summer Institute
UBC Point Grey Campus & Robson Square

This lively and interactive summer institute focuses on the practical application of French through conversation and cultural experiences in a supportive, small-group environment. Choose from one-, two-, or three-week summer institutes with options of mornings-only or full-day courses. Bursaries are available for BC teachers.

More information HERE
JULY 3-7, 2018

BCPVPA UBC Short
Course 1

Thriving in a Time of Innovation & Change

Developed in partnership with UBC, Short Course is an intensive, one-week program designed to provide new school leaders with an opportunity to hone the skills necessary for success in their new roles. Based on the Leadership Standards for Principals & Vice-Principals in BC, the program explores Moral Stewardship, Relational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Organizational Leadership and the role of BC education partners. Independent school leaders are welcome to participate. 
 

JULY 10-13, 2018

BCPVPA UBC Okanagan Short Course 2
Leading Learning & Innovation Summit

 

The BCPVPA will launch Short Course 2 in July 2018. Developed in partnership with UBC Okanagan, the program will be based on an inquiry approach to a leadership challenge. We anticipate 75 experienced administrators will participate in the inaugural program. Support will be provided to participants, in triads, for a full year following the Course. Independent school leaders are welcome to participate.

More information on Course 1 & 2 HERE

The UBC Faculty of Education is offering over a dozen unique, short-term, summer programs address a variety of themes ranging from agriculture in the classroom and curriculum changes to First Peoples Principles of Learning and mentorship for practicing teachers and educators.

More information HERE

Trinity Western University offers two Master’s degree programs which may be of interest to independent school personnel. 

TWU’s MA in Leadership-education stream and MA in Educational Leadership (MAEL) program equip professionals with the skills to adapt to the education sector’s growing complexity and changing priorities. 

The MA in Leadership-education stream is designed for people who are interested in education but are not certified K-12 teachers or for certified teachers who want to ‘build their own degree’ by taking courses in the program from other streams.

Applicants for
MA in Educational Leadership program  must posses a valid Canadian teaching certificate. 

DUE: June 1, 2018


More information for both programs HERE


OCTOBER 16-20, 2018

BC TEACHERS' INSTITUTE ON PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY
Victoria, BC

The annual British Columbia Teachers’ Institute on Parliamentary Democracy is an intensive four-day professional development opportunity for teachers of social studies and related subjects in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Participating teachers return to their schools with an enhanced understanding of parliamentary democracy and political process in BC. Applications are due by June 29, 2018.

More information HERE

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1986 Bluebird; 16 passenger
15 years with the current owner
WANTING TO BUY
16 to 20 passenger or
a 24 passenger shuttle style bus
Do you have a used shuttle bus to sell, or are you looking to buy an older but reliable bus?
Please contact: Eric Wight | sajebc@gmail.com | 604.905.0707
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March 2018 Bulletin

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