Gulf Islands Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities for 2018/19

School Calendar for 2018/19: ProD Days are Oct 19, Nov 23, Jan 18, Mar 1, Apr 12

Upcoming Events

February 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

February 21-22, 2019

Crosscurrents 2019 - one page flyer.pdf

January 2018

6+1 Traits workshop poster.pdf

School-based Activities in SD64 January 18, 2019

Fernwood & Fulford are teaming up to offer a workshop with Carol Walters from SD71 Comox. Open to others!

Storytelling Professional Development SIMS.pdf

SIMS is engaging in a storytelling workshop

November 2018

Gulf Islands School Gardens Learning CircleYOU'RE INVITED: Gulf Islands School Gardens Learning CircleThursday, November 29th, on Pender and Salt Spring Islands  Transportation & brunch provided; Teachers, please consider using your consultation time or Pro-D funds.)  Join us for a school gardens gathering for all teachers, staff, plus parents and community volunteers involved in these projects in the Gulf Islands. It's an opportunity for us to share and learn from one another. Goals for the gathering are to: - share our school garden experiences with one another (and tour several).- learn about regional trends & examples from Farm to School BC- gather ideas for the Gulf Islands School Garden Activity Guide. - make plans for March 1, 2019 workshop about Garden-based Learning, as part of the District-wide Pro-D Day.Participants can take the early morning ferry from their respective islands to arrive in Otter Bay, Pender Island by 7:30am, where we'll be shuttled over to the Slow Coast Cafe (Pender folks meet there at 7:30am). We'll introduce the day, ourselves, and the garden projects we're each involved with, while enjoying cafe treats. Then, we'll take a tour of the Pender School Garden with Julie Johnston. Following the tour, we'll work on the Gulf Islands School Garden Activity Guide in small groups.At 12:10, we'll ferry over to Salt Spring Island, arriving at 12:50 and eat lunch on the boat (bring your own, or buy it on the ferry).Then, we'll shuttle over to Ganges for a presentation by Aaren Topley, Farm to School BC, followed by a tour of the Salt Spring Elementary School Gardens, and if time allows, the Phoenix School Garden. A survey will be passed around to get input and suggestions for the March 1, 2019 District-wide garden-based learning workshop. A ferry at 3:35pm will take people back to Galiano, Mayne, and Pender, with another shuttle boat available on Pender for Saturna Island participants. If you have any questions, please email Robin at Looking forward to seeing you there!

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

October 2018

Island Early Years Conf Flyer Fall 2018-Sd 64.pdf

In Nanoose, BC on Oct 19


Provincial Intermediate Teachers Association

Full list of all BCTF Provincial Specialist Association Conferences for 2018-2019

Most conferences take place on the Oct 19th Provincial Professional Development Day

psa conferences.pdf

September 2018

SD64 Book Club:

  • The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
  • Discussion Sept 20th, 6:30pm, GISS
SD64 Book Club Sept 2018.pdf

April 2018

LTL poster - April 27 2018.pdf
April 27 AbEd invite.pdf

SET BC Pro D Offering

There is an opportunity to learn more about sensory apps on Friday, April 27th from 1:00 to 3:00. This workshop will discuss the importance of sensory apps, what students can get out of them and how to monitor their behaviour using the guided access feature. Participants will be given the time to explore some sensory apps. They will also discuss how to implement sensory apps in the classroom.

Please register by emailing Colleen Belliveau at by Friday, April 20.


March 2018

BCTF New Teachers Conference:

March 2-3, 2018

Richmond, BC

February 2018

District Professional Development Day

February 23, 2018

District Day Feb 23 2018.pdf
February 23, 2018 (SSI & OI to Galiano)(revised) (Pro D).pdf

Tapestry Conference: Victoria

Mathematical Mindsets with Jo Boaler: Richmond


November 2017

Van Island Coding Network SD64 flyer.pdf
Mandt Training Session Nov 10 & 17 .pdf

October 2017

September 2017

September 21 at GISS

math evening invitation Sept 21.pdf

April 2017

April 28th

April 28 ProD Opportunity Postponed.pdf
Mandt Training Session April 28th .pdf

North Vancouver (through Windsor House)

April 21

February 2017

District Day February 24th:

Click on the image for more info

January 2017

January 20

Gail on Mayne ProD
Jan 20 pro d GISS.pdf