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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
700.30 - Vulnerable Learners: "With Promise" not "At Risk" Feb 19
 APPLIED SKILLS
 Arts /Fine Arts
Hands on Clay — Low-Fire Glaze Workshop Nov 15
The Sketchbook Project — Daily Drawing and Beyond Dec 1

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

Hands on Clay — Open Studio Feb 19
Hands on Clay — Mid Fire Glaze Workshop Mar 7
ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
ADST Maker Day for Educators (Grades 4-7) Dec 1
Supporting Collaborative Early Literacy Dec 1
EMPLOYEE SERVICES
How to Handle Difficult Situations Feb 19
EMPLOYEE WELLNESS & BENEFITS 
Boost your Energy, Brain Power & Focus  Dec 1
Strength Based Approaches to Self Care & Stress Reduction Feb 19
Mindfulness for Improved Health Apr 27
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING
FIRST AID 
 LITERACY - ELEMENTARY
700.30 - Vulnerable Learners: "With Promise" not "At Risk" Feb 19
OPAL SCHOOL: Visulation Study Tour Mar 19- 21
Supporting Collaborative Early Literacy Dec 1
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
MICROSOFT SKILLS
Advanced Excel Skills Dec 1
MONTESSORI EDUCATION
Foundation Course - offered throughout the year
MY EDUCATION BC
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Spikeball Pro-D (Registration deadline: Nov 30) Jan 29
SCIENCE
Hands-on explorations in Earth and Space Science for Elementary classrooms Dec 1
SET-BC - UPCOMING EVENTS 
SET- BC Events - Various Dates  (not available for online registration)
SOCIAL  RESPONSIBILITY & DIVERSITY
900.51B - Fun Friends Dec 1
900.52 - FRIENDS Child Combined Gr. 4-7 Sep 22/Oct 20/Dec 1
900.57 - Second Step (K-5) Learning Team Sep 22, Dec 1, Apr 10
900.58 - RAK- Random Acts of Kindness K-12 Dec 1
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 
900.65 - A Day in the Life of STEP(SACY) Dec 1st
900.66 A - Critical Incident School Team Training (A.M. Session) Dec 1
900.66 B - Critical Incident School Team Training (P.M.Session, Repeat) Dec 1
RSVP (Respect, Safety and Violence Prevention) Program Elementary Presentations Training Dec 1
Ideas to Support Healthy Relationship and Well-Being Concepts for Grade 8 and 9 Students Dec 1
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
404.12 - Creating a Gender Inclusive School Culture Dec 1
404.13 - Anti-Discrimination Response Training Dec 1
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
400.51 - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Classroom: A Clinical Perspective Dec 1
400.86 - Hand Skills and Handwriting Development Feb 19
400.90 - Mindful Self-Compassion: Building a Kind Home Within Feb 19th
Ideas to Support Healthy Relationship and Well-Being Concepts for Grade 8 and 9 Students Dec 1
404.8 - Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention: Refresher Course in CPI Dec 1
404.9 - Physical Activity/Healthy living designed for individuals with ID Dec 1
404.10 - Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Dec 1 & Dec 2
404.11 - Apps for Social Stories – digital storytelling for SSA’s Dec 1
404.14 - Working Safely with Students with Challenging Behaviour Dec 1
SPECIAL NEEDS
400.50 - Response-ability vs Reactivity – Communication in Life's Challenging Moments: Introduction to Compassionate Communication (aka NVC) Feb 19, 2018
SUSTAINABILITY
TEACHER ORIENTATION
TEACHERS - ON-CALL
TEACHER - LIBRARIAN
TECHNOLOGY
Office 365: Access Your Files Anywhere with Office 365! Nov 28
Office 365: Go Paperless! Build Your OneNote Class Notebook Dec 6
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) Jan 16, Feb 27 & Apr 17
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