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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 / F I N E  A R T S
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
 C A R E E R    P R O G R A M S
 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
Healthy Lifestyles & Approaches for Illness Prevention
Stress Management (for CUPE 15 Staff) Apr 27
Dealing with Difficult People (for CUPE 15 Staff) Apr 27
 E N G L I S H   L A N G U A G E  L E A R N I N G
Primary Piazza 2015
Enhancing Cross-Cultural Competence and Sensitivity: Understanding our English Language Learning (ELL) Students and their Families Apr 27
 FOOD SERVICES
 F R E N C H   AS  S E C O N D  L A N G U A G E
Pour atelier(s) disponible(s) sous ce titre, veuillez consulter la rubrique Modern Languages.
For available workshop(s), please consult Modern Languages.
 F R E N C H   I M M E R S I O N  
Pour atelier(s) disponible(s) sous ce titre, veuillez consulter la rubrique Modern Languages.
For available workshop(s), please consult Modern Languages.
Learning from Literacy in New Zealand’s Elementary Classes
Primary Piazza
 G E N E R A L   I N T E R E S T
You Can’t Take It With You: Wills and Executorship April 1
Primary Piazza 2015
INNOVATIVE PRACTICE
 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 
KEEP CALM and TEACH K or Grade 1 - Various Dates (not available for online registration)
Deepening Reading and Writing Connections With Regie Routman - Various Dates(not available for online registration)
Reggio Inquiry Team - Various Dates
Peter H. Johnston presents Opening Minds Using Language to Change Lives April 24
Learning from Literacy in New Zealand’s Elementary Classes
Primary Piazza 2015
 L I T E R A C Y - S E C O N D A R Y
M A T H
M E D I A
M O D E R N   L A N G U A G E S
821.0 Developing Literacy in Core French For Grade 5-7 Core French Teachers Apr 14, 28, May 12 & 26
810.0 La technologie dans les classes de français (IMMERSION 5-12, FR. INTENSIF ET TARDIF, FR. DE BASE SEC.) 6 sessions, Jan 26-May 25
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 
Book Club - Lost At School: Jan 22, Feb 18 & Apr 15
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
SOCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY & DIVERSITY
Treekeepers Experiential Learning via Urban Tree Stewardship April 27
S P E C I A L  E D U C A T I O N
2-Day CPI Training May 9, 16
CPI Refresher Apr 25 / Apr 27
CPI Refresher Autism Focus Apr 25, 27
POPARD - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders May 2, 9, 30, June 6 & 13
Microsoft Accessibility Options and Educational Tools Apr 27
Peer Power Training Apr 18 & 25
2-Day CPI Training May 30 & Jun 6
Travel Training-Take a Safe Ride (A Travel Training Curriculum for Individuals with Special Needs) Apr 27
Inspire, Engage, Include: Rick Hansen School Program activities and resources for building confidence, character and school-wide inclusion Apr 27
The Role of the EA in Supporting Independence and Inclusion Apr 27
SURVIVOR-THEMED WORKSHOP: How to “Outwit, Outlast and Outplay” Challenging Behaviour May 30 & 31
Enhancing Cross-Cultural Competence and Sensitivity: Understanding our English Language Learning (ELL) Students and their Families Apr 27
Back Care Workshop for SSAs and SSBs Apr 27
Sensory Regulation Workshop for SSAs and SSBs Apr 27
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Workshop for SSAs and SSBs Apr 27
Sharpening the Tools in Your Toolbox: Visual Support Strategies for SSAs and SSBs May 9
Tic Talk for Educators about Tourette Syndrome Apr 27
Developing Self-Regulation using Social Thinking/Superflex in a Positive Behaviour Support Model for SSAs and SSBs May 9 & 30
S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y
VSB 2015 Sustainability Conference – Connect the Dots
 T E A C H E R   I N Q U I R Y
TEACHER ORIENTATION
T E A C H E R S - O N - C A L L
Primary Piazza 2015
TEACHER - LIBRARIAN
T E C H N O L O G Y
Digital Fair April 29
Sharing Team SAMR Ladders April 1
Speed Geeking with the SAMR Apps April 15


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