Professional Development
2013 - 2014 Book Club Offerings
2014 Summer Institute
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Current Professional Development Opportunities
District Pro-D Day April 28, 2014
External Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development 'CONNECTIONS' Newsletters
Provincial Specialist Association (PSA) Conferences
Schedule - Professional Development Dates
VSB Teachers-on-Call Professional Development Opportunities
VSB VTF Professional Development Handbook
Web Links to Professional Development
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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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 A B O R I G I N A L   E D U C A T I O N
 A R T S
Camera to Computer Art! - 2014 April 28
Music, Movement, and Mind(fullness) for Primary Teachers (K-3) - 2014 April 28
Music, Movement, and Mind(fullness) for Intermediate Teachers (Grades 4-7) - 2014 April 28
RAKU Summit - 2014 April 28 (This workshop is cancelled.)
 ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING
 AUDIT WORKSHOP
 C L A S S R O O M  M A N A G E M E N T
 CAREER   EDUCATION -  Focus on Trades & Apprenticeship
BCIT Aerospace Tour for Educators - 2014 April 28
 C A R E E R    P R O G R A M S
Makerbot Workshop and 3D Printing - 2014 April 28
 C O M M U N I T Y   L I N K  and I N N E R  C I T Y
 E M P L O Y E E   W E L L N E S S  &  B E N E F I T S
Employee Wellness: Take time to assess your personal health this Spring - 2014 April 28
   Session 1:  8:30 - 9:30am   - "Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic" 
   Session 2: 10:00 - 11:00am - "Eat Well, Live Well for a Lifetime" 
   Session 3: 12:00 - 1:00pm   - "Heart Smart" 
   Session 4:  1:15 - 2:15pm    - "Caring for the Caregiver"
 E N G L I S H   L A N G U A G E  L E A R N I N G
Fun Family Phonics - 2014 April 28
 F R E N C H   AS  S E C O N D  L A N G U A G E
 F R E N C H   I M M E R S I O N  
 G E N E R A L   I N T E R E S T
 H E A L T H Y   S C H O O L S
Healthy Eating Workshop with Action Schools! BC - 2014 May 15, 1:00 - 3:00pm (TTOC funding is available to one teacher each elementary school)
 L E A R N I N G  &  D E V E L O P M E N T
 L I T E R A C Y - E L E M E N T A R Y 
2013 Kindergarten and K/1 Konnections - Sign up for one or all sessions (2013 October 3, November 7, also 2014 February 6, April 3, May 1) (Note: February 6 session at Fleming School Library)
Deepening Reading and Writing Connections with Regie Routman in Residence Workshop Series - Must attend all sessions (2013 October 8, November 12 also 2014 January 14, February 11, April 8 and May 6) 
Bringing out the Best in Student Writing - 2014 April 8, 24, May 6, 27 (Participants are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions.)
Fun Family Phonics - 2014 April 28
 L I T E R A C Y - S E C O N D A R Y
Calling All English Teachers: Resources and Assessment - 2014 May 14
M A T H
M E D I A
M O D E R N   L A N G U A G E S
M O N T E S S O R I   E D U C A T I O N
Foundation Course - offered throughout the year
MULTI  INTERDISCIPLINARY SUPPORT  (MIST)
PEER 2 PEER - RESOURCE 
P H Y S I C A L  E D U C A T I O N
R E S O U R C E   T E A C H E R   O R I E N T A T I O N
S E T - B C - UPCOMING EVENTS 
SET- BC Events - Various Dates  (not available for online registration)
S C I E N C E
S E L F  R E G U L A T I O N
 
 SOCIAL JUSTICE
Socializing Justice in Elementary Schools - 2014 April 25 (Note: Workshop is cancelled.)
SOCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY & DIVERSITY
Fearless Family Life Education for Grades 6 & 7 - Must attend all three sessions (2013 November 22 and 2014 February 6 and April 24)
A Day in the Life of STEP (SACY) - Sampler - 2014 April 28
Dare to Stand out Conference (DTSO) - 2014 April 28 (Please come out to the Dare to Stand Out Conference on Monday, April 28th, 9:00 - 3:00pm at Gladstone Secondary Library, hosted by the VSB and Jer's Vision.  DTSO is a BC wide conference for youth and educators on issues of homophobia, transphobia, bullying, intersectional violence, and discrimination in schools. It’s a full day of workshops, speakers, and resources to learn, share ideas and meet people working on creating safe and welcoming schools! This is a great opportunity for GSAs/rainbow clubs to network and share resources.  For more information and to register, email pride@vsb.bc.ca .
MindUP™ Program Training - 2014 April 28 (For information only; this program training is currently full.)
S P E C I A L  E D U C A T I O N
Increasing Independence for Students with ASD - How to use prompting and support strategies to promote independence - 2014 April 28
Sensory Motor Lab - 2014 April 28
SSA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - 2014 April 28 (All day event)
  Session 1 - Enhancing Cross-cultural Competence: Understanding our English Language Learning(ELL) Students who have Special Needs and their Families (8:30 - 11:45am)
  Session 2 - Social Thinking Workshop - (SELECT 8:30-11:45am OR 12:30-3:00pm)
  Session 3 - Understanding Sexual Health for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Select 8:30-11:45am OR 12:30-3:00pm)
  Session 4 - Supporting Students with Multiple Handicaps (12:30 - 3:00pm) 
NVPCI (CPI) Autism Focus: 2-Day Training - 2014 May 9 and 12 (Participants attend both sessions)
2-Day Basic CPI Training - 2014 June 19 & 20 OR 2014 June 23 & 24
One Day CPI Refresher Course - 2014 June 25 OR 2014 June 26
S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y
TEACHER INQUIRY
T E A C H E R S - O N - C A L L
TEACHER - LIBRARIAN
T E C H N O L O G Y
Professionals Investigating Learning Opportunities using Technology (PILOT) - Teams/participants choose only 1 out of 4 series.  Each series consists of 5 sessions.  Various dates offered in each series.
Student Use of Personal Digital Devices in the Classroom (BYOT) - 2014 April 23


Information: prodreg@vsb.bc.ca
 

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