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C U R R E N T  O P P O R T U N I T I E S


The following VSB Professional Development opportunities have been arranged for internal staff. However, some of the workshops (as indicated below with an asterisk*) have space available for out of district participants. Teachers-on-call and students teachers are also welcome to register.


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 ADOLESCENT LEARNERS

Understanding and Engaging the Adolescent Learner Feb. 9, 2016

 ARTS / FINE ARTS / PERFORMING ART
K to 7 Elementary Music at Norma Rose Point School Feb 9
Hands on Clay – Mid-Fire Handbuilding Feb 9
Hands on Clay — Open Studio Feb 9 - Cancelled
Mid-Fire Glaze Workshop Mar 2
CAREER  PROGRAMS
LGBTQ Competency Training for Teachers Feb 9
Digital Citizenship Workshop - Navigating the Digital World Feb 9
ACE IT, Trades, and Career Programs Refresher Feb 9
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS & BENEFITS 
Wellness-Matters of the Heart Feb 9
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
Let’s Get Talking! Jan 20
FRENCH AS  SECOND LANGUAGE
Pour atelier(s) disponible(s) sous ce titre, veuillez consulter la rubrique Modern Languages.
For available workshop(s), please consult Modern Languages.
FRENCH IMMERSION  
Pour atelier(s) disponible(s) sous ce titre, veuillez consulter la rubrique Modern Languages.
For available workshop(s), please consult Modern Languages.
HEALTH AND SAFETY 
INNOVATIVE PRACTICE
 LITERACY - ELEMENTARY
Reggio Emilia Inquiry Network - Story Workshop Oct 14, Nov 18, Jan 27 & Apr 27
Reggio Emilia Inquiry Network - Reggio-Inspired Mathematics Oct 14, Nov 18, Jan 27 & Apr 27
Reggio Emilia Inquiry Network-Documentation  Oct 14, Nov 18, Jan 27 & Apr 27
A Mindset for Learning: Professional Book Club Nov 24, Jan 26, Feb 23, Apr 12 and May 3
Inquiry into Literacy  - Feb 9
 Key Elements of Reading and Writing Grades 3-5
 Literacy: Story Workshop
 Inquiry into Literacy – It’s All About Inquiry Clubs! 
 Benchmark Professional Development For the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System
 Literacy: Oral Language through Song & Drama (AM Only)
 Literacy in the Current Curriculum Re-Design (AM Only)
 Literacy on iPads (AM Only)
 Great Reads and Engaging Learners in the School Library (PM Only)
 How to Teach to the Four Areas Predicting Literacy Success (PM Only)
 Authentic Aboriginal Resources (Strong Nations) (PM Only)
MATHEMATICS
VSB DISTRICT MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE FOR ELEMENTARY & SECONDARYTEACHERS Feb 9
MODERN  LANGUAGES
Un nouveau club du livre pour les enseignantes et enseignants de deuxième année Oct 15, Dec 10, Feb 11 & Apr 4
LEDD non- credit: Le Leadership étudiant vers le développement durable Jan 13, 27, Feb 10 & 24 Cancelled
Using Technology Critically in the French Classroom Jan 20, Feb 3, 17 & Mar 2
Storytelling in the Core Language Classroom: Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) Jan 21, Feb 4, 18 & Mar 3
Pleins feux sur le nouveau curriculum Jan 12, 26, Feb 23 & Mar 8
MONTESSORI EDUCATION
Foundation Course - offered throughout the year
MUSIC
K to 7 Elementary Music at Norma Rose Point School Feb 9
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
SCIENCE
BC Digital Classroom workshop Series: New Online Science Resource for Grade 4-7 Teachers Nov 16 or Jan 12
SET-BC - UPCOMING EVENTS 
SET- BC Events - Various Dates  (not available for online registration)
SOCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY & DIVERSITY
Mental Health Literacy for Secondary Students Apr 18
MindUP™ Grades K-2 Feb 9
MindUP™ Grades 3-5 Feb 9
MindUP™ Grades 6-8 Feb 9
BC Children's Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Program: Professional Development Event for VSB School Counsellors Apr 18
SPECIAL EDUCATION
 AUDIT FILE SUPPORT - IEP Workshop Jan 18/19/20
Sensory Processing and Self Regulation Sep 28/Oct 23/Nov 27/Feb 9/Apr 18/May 2
CPR Training Sep 28/Oct 23/Feb 9
2-Day CPI Training Jan 25 & 26
2-Day CPI Training Apr 13 & 14
CPI Refresher Feb 9
CPI Refresher - Autism Focus Apr 22 & 25
Supporting Students with Complex Learning Needs In the Early Primary Grades (K-1) Oct 23, Nov 27, Jan 12 & Feb 9
Building Your UDL Toolkit Feb 9
Back Care Feb 9
Teaching Students with FASD and Other Complex Needs Feb 9
Transitioning VSB Youth with Special Needs to Employment Feb 9
Boardmaker Feb 9
Helping vs. Hovering Feb 9
2-Day CPI Training Feb 22 & 23
2-Day CPI Training Mar 1 & 2
SUSTAINABILITY
TEACHER ORIENTATION
TEACHERS - ON-CALL
TEACHER - LIBRARIAN
BC Digital Classroom workshop Series: New Online Science Resource for Grade 4-7 Teachers  Nov 16 or Jan 12
TECHNOLOGY
PILOT Workshops - Series 1 Wednesdays Oct 7 - April 28, 2016
PILOT Workshops - Series 2 Thursdays Oct 1 - April 28, 2016
Mobile Teacher Workstation (Elementary Teachers) Jan 20, Feb 2
BC Digital Classroom workshop Series: New Online Science Resource for Grade 4-7 Teachers Nov 16 or Jan 12

Skype for Business Training  (Education Centre Staff only)


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