Gulf Islands Professional Development
Online Pension Seminars
For the next five Tuesdays, starting May 31 and ending June 28, Sarbrinder (Sarb) Singh Lalli will be presenting an online pension seminar to help members learn about their pension plan, their pension options, and factors to consider when planning for retirement.
Beginning July 2022
Science World Professional Development
Feb. 11/22 Online: Information
Keynote Speaker: Chris Arnett
The Past is a Guide to the Future: Teaching Indigenous History in School District 64
Morning and Afternoon Workshops:
SD64 Teachers, Galiano Conservancy, Dr. Juliana Negreiros, Marcia Burton, Robin Jenkinson, and more!
Please register by Friday, January 28th as that is when we will report numbers to our presenters and any low attendance workshops might be cancelled at that point. Registration will continue until Feb 11th, but with possibly less workshops to choose from.
All of the Zoom links will be posted on the home page of our District PD Day website Feb 11 to access the keynote and workshops.
Huge thank you to our District PD Planning Committee for their thoughtful planning, coordination, and enthusiasm: Cheryl Boland, Jess Willows, Megan Cameron, Elaine Jacobson, and Jessica Reveley!!
BC Legislative Assembly Institute
BC Teachers' Institute on Parliamentary Democracy
February 15-19, 2022
(Application deadline Dec. 15, 2021)
School-Based PD Day Event
On-Going Speaker Series
This is a FREE learning series proudly presented by the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools, in collaboration with UBC Press and their authors as part of TRC Call to Action #57. The series will be recorded and available for ongoing educational purposes and deeper learning.
October 2021 - June 2022
Education for Reconciliation
Outside, in person event facilitated by Dorianna Chessa & Steven Ward
Friday, Oct 22, 2021
all are welcome, LGBTQI2S, BIPOC and persons with disabilities email to register: email@example.com
Location: Peter Arnell Park (and beyond) on the unceded territory of the Hul'q'umi'num' and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples (Salt Spring Island).
Working with Indigenous Artists in the Classroom
Multi-PSA Spring Conference
Friday, May 21, 2021 (online)
Organized by the Gulf Islands Teachers Association Professional Development Committee
Contributing sponsor: CUPE
March 5th, 2021*: On Zoom
Please register before February 19th.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note date change from original calendar date of Feb 26; this is to accommodate speakers' schedules.
Two renowned Keynote Speakers will present on Indigenous issues – John Lagimodiere and Dr Shauneen Pete
Two sessions of 25 workshops (a total of 50 workshops) on a great variety of topics including Health and Safety, Know Your Rights, Aboriginal Education, French Education, Social Justice, and many more.
An exhibitors’ hall presenting high quality and updated teaching resources.
Wellness activities during lunch break with Yoga and Zumba led by professional instructors.
Prizes! There will be fabulous prizes to win!
Provincial Outreach Program for Early Years
Weaving Social Emotional Learning and the Core Competencies into Literature Learning
Jan 15, 2021
Math Daily 3
with Jeannie DeBoice
This is a school-based ProD on the Math Daily 3 framework (target focus K-5)
November 27th, 9-11am, via Zoom, price per participant TBD
For more information and to register, contact Myriah Michaux: email@example.com
This is a school-based ProD entitled: "Seeing Through the Watcher's Eyes"
November 27th, 8:30am-12:30pm, via zoom, $50/participant
For more information and to register, contact Kim Kucille: firstname.lastname@example.org
The link above takes you to PSA Day 2020, a website with links to all of the BCTF Provincial Specialist Associations and their planned events for our Provincial Professional Development Day:
October 23, 2020
All conferences and workshops will be held virtually. I've also created a document (to the right) with all of the conferences listed, described, and including links to the conference websites.
ProD Opportunity at Camp Thunderbird
Oct 23, 2020
Provincial Outreach Program for Early Years
Fall 2020 After-School FREE Online Literacy Workshops
Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 27
St Michaels University School (SMUS) and Future Design School (FDS) have collaborated to offer our first Future Skills Institute to respond to the needs of students and teachers in a remote learning setting.
August 26, 2020, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Cost: $295
3 hours of synchronous and 3 hours of asynchronous professional development
Debrief and summary notes
The Global Centre for Pluralism, in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, is offering two-hour virtual professional development sessions for Canadian teachers on how to have conversations about race in the classroom.
These sessions will be available at the beginning of July and end of August. To register for a 2-hour session, please contact: email@example.com.
The NCTM is offering 100 days of professional learning via webinars.
You can view previously recorded sessions or sign up for upcoming sessions through May - July.
Science World On-Going Workshops for Educators
We are hosting weekly sessions for educators on Fridays at 2pm PDT featuring different topics and we have professional development workshops scheduled on Mondays and Friday mornings through to the end of the school year. The sessions are free; interested teachers can register for sessions through this link. We also have a dedicated portal for educators on our website available here.
Including a number of keynote speakers, workshop presenters and panelists. You can sign up for as many or as few events as you would like. Registration is free. One of the keynote speakers is Trevor McKenzie (local teacher and writer on inquiry approaches) and another is Jo Boaler (U of Stanford professor and founder of YouCubed).
Organized by Lets Talk Science
This summit is designed for Canadian educators; registration is free.
Open the above document, then click on any sessions you are interested to register. You can sign up for as many or as few as you would like.
District ProD Day
February 28, 2020
Salt Spring Island Middle School
Keynote and workshop with Terry Small
Morning and afternoon workshops with: Gulf Islands Teachers, Science World, the Galiano Conservancy, and more!
Register by Feb 19*: email Cheryl Boland (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your workshop selections and any dietary restrictions.
(*Note: registration fee is $50 for colleagues not in GITA)
Date: February 14, 2020
Location: Surrey School District Office
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Presenters: Eli Luberoff (CEO and founder of Desmos - via live video), Patty Stevens, Marc Garneau, Sue Robinson, Josh Giesbrecht
Connecting the Dots in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Elements of BC's Redesigned Curriculum
POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 24th, 2020
Goal Setting and Learning Targets Workshop
November & December 2019
Enhancing Personal and Professional Well-Being
GISS, Salt Spring
Set BC Workshop on Book Creator and Comic Life
Full list of all BCTF Provincial Specialist Association Conferences for 2018-2019
Most conferences take place on the October 25th Provincial Professional Development Day
Vancouver Island Learning Network
ADST, Design Thinking, Computational Thinking, Coding and More Conference
October 18 and 19
Primary Teachers Association
October 24 & 25
BC Teachers of English Language Arts Conference
Science Camp for Teachers on Galiano Island!
August 16-18, 2019
It’s three days of workshops, collaboration, and outdoor fun for teachers who specialize in the science curriculum. Through guest speakers, hands-on workshops, group discussion (and, of course, hiking, exploring, and eating together) we will share ways to bring the science curriculum to life.