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



 We are pleased to announce that a new Pro D website is ready to be launched.

Important Dates:
  • Mar 5th old site will be taken off line. There will be no access to the Pro D system after this date.
  • Mar 5th – March 12th There will be no Pro D access while we convert over to the new system.
  • March 12th New Pro D site will be available for Registration. 

Please click Pro D New Site information to see the details.


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.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW! Space is limited. 
Check back regularly for updates!

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 INDIGENOUS EDUCATION (previously ABORIGINAL EDUCATION)

Stolen Lives Calling back our spirits May 25th Postponed
700.30 - Vulnerable Learners: "With Promise" not "At Risk" Feb 19
Indigenous Education Professional Development Day (Feb 19)
 APPLIED SKILLS
Office Support Induction (Feb 19)
 Arts /Fine Arts
So You’re Thinking of Doing a Musical? (Feb 19)
BC Orff Chapter: Music for Children – Children’s Day Workshop (Feb 19)

Hands on Clay with a focus on mid-fire handbuilding Feb 19

Hands on Clay — Open Studio Feb 19 (Cancelled)
Hands on Clay — Mid Fire Glaze Workshop Apr 9
ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
EMPLOYEE SERVICES
How to Handle Difficult Situations Feb 19
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS & BENEFITS 
Strength Based Approaches to Self Care & Stress Reduction Feb 19
Mindfulness for Improved Health Apr 27
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
Language Learning Games (Feb 19)
Enhancing Cross Cultural Sensitivity (Feb 19)
Let’s Get Reading (Feb 19)
Healthy Schools 
Anxiety and Today's Teen (Feb 19th)
 LITERACY - ELEMENTARY
700.30 - Vulnerable Learners: "With Promise" not "At Risk" Feb 19
OPAL SCHOOL: Visulation Study Tour Mar 19- 21
Early Learning Conference (Apr 27)
MATHEMATICS
Moving on With Math – A Workshop Series Exploring Instructional Strategies and Activities for the K-3 Mathematics Curriculum Jan 23, Feb 6, 20 & Mar 7
Moving on With Math – A Workshop Series Exploring Instructional Strategies and Activities for the grades 4-7 Mathematics Curriculum Jan 23, Feb 6, 20 & Mar 7
Reggio Inspired Math K-5: Spatial Reasoning (Feb 19)
MICROSOFT SKILLS
MONTESSORI EDUCATION
Foundation Course - offered throughout the year
MODERN LANGUAGES
VSB Languages Conference 2018! (Feb 19)
MY EDUCATION BC
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
SCIENCE
Hands-on Science and the Curricular Competencies for K-7 classrooms (Feb 19)
The Science of Soap and Bath Bombs (grades 8 – 12) (Feb 19)
SET-BC - UPCOMING EVENTS 
SET- BC Events - Various Dates  (not available for online registration)
SOCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY & DIVERSITY
900.57 - Second Step (K-5) Learning Team Sep 22, Dec 1, Apr 10
900.61 - Fearless Family Life Education -FFLE Grade 5 Feb 19
900.62 - Fearless Family Life Education FFLE Grade 6/7 Feb 19
900.67 - Let's Talk About Touching (LTAT) - Abuse Prevention Program Feb 19
900.71 - NEW Program Safe Bodies, Strong Kids Grade 1-3 Abuse Prevention Program Feb 19
900.74 - Dr. Stan Kutcher Mental Health Literacy for Secondary students (Feb 19)
900.75 - Grade 8 Sexual Health Education as per PHE curriculum (Feb 19)
900.76 - Introduction to SOGI (Feb 19)
900.77 - SOGI Advanced (Feb 19)
900.78 - Safe Bodies, Strong Kids *NEW Abuse Prevention program Grade 1-3 (Apr 4)
SOCIAL  STUDIES / SERVICE LEARNING
SPECIAL EDUCATION
400.50 - Response-ability vs Reactivity – Communication in Life's Challenging Moments: Introduction to Compassionate Communication (aka NVC) Feb 19 (Cancelled)
400.86 - Hand Skills and Handwriting Development Feb 19
400.90 - Mindful Self-Compassion: Building a Kind Home Within Feb 19th
404.15 - Level ‘A’ Assessment & Intervention Training Series Jan 24, Feb 7 & 21
404.16 - Apps for Social Stories – digital storytelling for SSAs (for SSAs in Secondary Schools) (Feb 19)
404.17 Understanding Challenging Behaviour (Register with POPARD) Feb 19
404.18 - Induction for SSAs and SSBs Feb 19
404.19 - A (Physically Dependent – Multiple Needs) Ministry Designated Students: Writing a Student Profile & IEP (Feb 19)
404.20 - Working Safely with Students with Challenging Behaviour (Feb 19)
404.21 (Repeat) - Working Safely with Students with Challenging Behaviour (Apr 27)
404.23 - Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (Feb 17 & 19)
404.24 - Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention: Refresher Course in CPI (Feb 19)
404.25 - Seizures 101 (Feb 19)
404.26 - Universal Design for Learning – What does it look like in practice? (Jan 29)
404.27 - Expanding participation for students with low-incidence disabilities (those deafblindness / multiple disabilities (Feb 19)
404.28 - Introduction to Autism and Strategies to Support Students with ASD in Schools (Feb 19)
404.29 - Collaboration with SSAs (Feb 23)
404.30 - IEPs (Beginner) (Feb 27)
404.31 - Special Education – Gifted (Mar 6)
404.32 - IEP Advanced (Mar 2)
404.33 - Roles and Responsibilities and Case Management for the Elementary Resource Teacher (Feb 28)
404.34 - Supporting Students with Visual Supports (Mar 5)
404.35 - Supporting Students with Complex Learning Needs (Mar 2)
404.36 - Supporting Students and Mental Health in Schools (Mar 5)
404.37 - “Cartooning – A Visual Support Tool for Communication and Self-Regulation” (Feb 19)
Early Learning Conference (Apr 27)
404.38 - Behaviour 101 (Feb 27)
SUSTAINABILITY
CROSS POLLINATION: SCHOOL GARDENS CONNECT CURRICULUM AND COLLEAGUES (Feb 19)
TEACHER ORIENTATION
TEACHERS - ON-CALL
TEACHER - LIBRARIAN
TECHNOLOGY
Office 365: Creative Presentations Made Easy with Sway Jan 18
Office 365: Coding and Minecraft Feb 6
Capturing Learning with ePortfolios Dec 5, Jan 24, Mar 7 & Apr 25
Digital Storytelling (across the Curriculum) - iPad based (Grades 4-7) Feb 6, Feb 27 & Apr 17
Coding/Computational Thinking Initiative -Introduction to Coding Jan 17, Mar 6 & Apr 26
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