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The following VSB Professional Development opportunities have been arranged for internal staff.  of district participants. Teachers-on-call and students teachers are also welcome to register.

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 ABORIGINAL EDUCATION

Stolen Lives Calling back our spirits May 25th Postponed
 APPLIED SKILLS
 Arts /Fine Arts
Hands on Clay – Low Fire Handbuilding Oct 20

Hands on Clay — Low Fire Open Studio Oct 20

Hands on Clay — Low-Fire Glaze Workshop Nov 15
Choral Music – HELP!! Oct 20
The Sketchbook Project — Daily Drawing and Beyond Dec 1

 

ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
400.84 THINQ – Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.85 - Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS & BENEFITS 
Getting a Better Sleep & Resiliency Oct 20
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
Introduction to SilhouetteELAR 3 Oct 4/Oct 11
400.84 THINQ – Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.85 - Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
FIRST AID 
HUMAN RESOURCES
 LITERACY - ELEMENTARY
400.75 - What every primary resource teacher needs to know about early literacy (literacy processing K-2)? Sep 28, Oct 3
400.80 - Small Group Reading and Writing that Builds Literacy Confidence and Engagement with Fountas and Pinnell Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI ) (K-3, Resource) Oct 3
400.53 - Assessment Drives Practice with the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment (BAS) Kit 1 & 2 (K-7, Resource) Sep 28
400.54 - Running Records – the must-have powerful assessment tool for your literacy tool box! Sep 20/29/Oct 5
400.84 THINQ – Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.85 - Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
MATHEMATICS
MODERN  LANGUAGES
MONTESSORI EDUCATION
Foundation Course - offered throughout the year
Nonviolent Communication
Communication in life's challenging moments
MUSIC
Choral Music – HELP!! Oct 20
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
VEPAA presents a day of PE Pro-d for You! Oct 20
SCIENCE
Hands-on explorations in Earth and Space Science for Elementary classrooms Oct 20
400.84 THINQ – Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.85 - Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
SET-BC - UPCOMING EVENTS 
SET- BC Events - Various Dates  (not available for online registration)
SOCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY & DIVERSITY
900.50 - RAK - Random Acts of Kindness Sep 22
900.51 - Fun Friends Sep 22/Oct 20/Dec 1
900.52 - FRIENDS Child Combined Gr. 4-7 Sep 22/Oct 20/Dec 1
900.53 - Youth Suicide Risk Assessment and Self Harm Workshop Sep 22
900.54 - Responding to Children with Problematic Sexualized Behaviour in Elementary Schools Sep 22
900.55 - Addressing Mental Health Issues in the Classroom Sep 22
900.56 - Vancouver Police Youth Peer 2 Peer Project Presentation  Sep 22
900.57 - Second Step (K-5) Learning Team Sep 22, Dec 1, Apr 10
900.61 - Fearless Family Life Education -FFLE Grade 5 Sep 22, Dec 1 
900.62 - Fearless Family Life Education FFLE Grade 6/7 Sep 22, Dec 1, Feb 19 
900.63 - Creating a Gender Inclusive School Sep 22
900.64 - Grade 7 Middle Years Development Index (MDI) Information session Oct 30
SOCIAL  STUDIES / SERVICE LEARNING
400.84 THINQ – Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.85 - Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Mentorship in Student Support/Audit Compliance for Administrators Sep 26, Oct 10, 23 & 27
400.90 - Mindful Self-Compassion: Building a Kind Home Within April 27
400.49 - Response-ability vs Reactivity – Communication in Life's Challenging Moments: Introduction to Compassionate Communication (aka NVC) Sep 22
400.50 - Response-ability vs Reactivity – Communication in Life's Challenging Moments: Introduction to Compassionate Communication (aka NVC) Feb 19
400.51 - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Classroom: A Clinical Perspective Dec 1
400.52 - ABC's of Assessment Sep 26, Oct 4
400.53 - Assessment Drives Practice with the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment (BAS) Kit 1 & 2 (K-7, Resource) Sep 28
400.54 - Running Records – the must-have powerful assessment tool for your literacy tool box! Sep 20/29/Oct 5
400.55 - Behavior Assessment Oct 2
400.56 - Level ‘A’ Assessment & Intervention Training Series Oct 11, 25, Nov 22 & Dec 13
400.59 - IEPs (Beginner) Sep 18/25
400.60 - IEP Advanced Sep 18/25
400.61: B.C. BLANKET – Kairos Developed BC Blanket Exercise Sep 21
400.62 - Behaviour 101 Sep 21/Oct 2
400.63 - Documentation/1701/Audit Preparedness Sep 21/28
400.64 - Introduction to Autism and How to Support Students with ASD Sep 25
400.65 - Quelques outils d’évaluation pour les orthopédagogues Sep 25
400.66 - Special Education – Gifted Sep 26/27
400.67 - Supporting Students and Mental Health in Schools Sep 26/Oct 3
400.68 - Roles, Responsibilities and Case Management for SECONDARY Resource Teachers Sep 26
400.69 - Roles and Responsibilities and Case Management for the Elementary Resource Teacher Sep 26/Oct 4
400.70 - Visual Supports Sep 27/28
400.71 RTI – Response to Intervention and School Based Team - ELEMENTARY Sep 29
400.72: RTI – Response to Intervention and School Based Team - SECONDARY Sep 27
400.73 - Supporting Students with Speech and Language Needs in Schools Sep 28/Oct 4
400.74 - Substance Use Challenges: supporting students and families Sep 28
400.75 - What every primary resource teacher needs to know about early literacy (literacy processing K-2)? Sep 28, Oct 3
400.76 - Des différentes modèles d’orthopédagogie pour travailler avec les enfants Oct 2
400.77 - Fine Motor Oct 2
400.78 - SENSORY PROCESSING & SELF REGULATION Oct 3
400.79 - Collaboration with SSAs Oct 4
400.80 - Small Group Reading and Writing that Builds Literacy Confidence and Engagement with Fountas and Pinnell Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI ) (K-3, Resource) Oct 3
400.82 - Toileting Procedures for Special Needs Students Sep 22
400.83 - Self-Compassion to the Rescue: A Reflective and Skill-Building Session Exploring the Connection Between Self-Kindness and Resiliency Sep 22
400.84 THINQ – Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.85 - Making inquiry-based learning a practical reality for every classroom Oct 24
400.86 - Hand Skills and Handwriting Development Oct 20/Feb 19
400.87 - The Roles and Responsibilities of the SSA Sep 22
400.88 - Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention: Enhanced Sep 22 & 26
400.91 - Inclusive Education (Session 1) Nov 10
400.92 - Inclusive Education (Session 2) Nov 10
400.93 - Working Safely with Students with Challenging Behaviour Oct 20
SPECIAL NEEDS
400.47 - Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis July 4-8
400.50 - Response-ability vs Reactivity – Communication in Life's Challenging Moments: Introduction to Compassionate Communication (aka NVC) Feb 19, 2018
SUSTAINABILITY
Cross Pollination: School Gardens Connect Curriculums and Colleagues Oct 20
TEACHER ORIENTATION
TEACHERS - ON-CALL
TEACHER - LIBRARIAN
TECHNOLOGY
School Website

 


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