Pro-D Events

Not sure what qualifies as Professional Development?  Check out Guidelines for Uses of Pro-D Funds – click HERE

Upcoming Pro-D Opportunities:

ADHD SEMINAR March 30
Sponsored by the Special Educators’ Association of Saanich, this one-hour workshop will cover ‘what’s really going on inside an ADHD brain’ and ‘how to respond to ADHD properly.’  Please register here.

SPRING CONFERENCE – myPITAMay 21
On Friday, May 21/21 the Provincial Intermediate Teachers’ Association (myPITA) and the BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) proudly presents an Online Spring Conference featuring Leyton Schnellert speaking about Fostering Self-Regulated Learning in the Middle Years and Using Liberating Structures to Deepen Learning. Plus workshops on teaching Core French, socio-emotional, behaviour management, portfolios, and assessment. Register at http://mypita-spring.ourconference.ca. Early bird rate until April 21.

UVIC: GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Interested in pursuing a Master’s degree? We offer a MED or MA in Educational Psychology with a focus in either 1) Learning, Development & Instructional Sciences or 2) Special Education. For further details please visit

ECONOVA EDUCATION:  CLIMATE TRAINING
Our Pro-D Day Climate Training is now available for bookingOpen to all teacher and available in English or French, in person or online. 

Ideal Pro-D Day Climate Training (2 to 3 hours)
– Based on the Climate Collage (100 000 participants so far) it is a collaborative, scientific and fun game about the causes and effects of climate change. This workshop condenses hundreds of hours of scientific readings to provide solid scientific knowledge, vocabulary and more importantly, a clear map of the climate system. The Climate Workshop is designed to help teachers (all grades) to prepare for the discussions in class, to design climate or environmental lessons, and to prepare for actions with the students. You can book via phone (778-238-2980) or email (info@econova.ca).

SCIENCE WORLD – PRO-D WORKSHOPS

Science World BC recently launched Tech-Up, a project designed to promote computational thinking and coding among learners and educators across the province.  Science World’s professional development workshops embrace an approach to teaching and learning that reflects the curriculum’s focus on place-based, inquiry learning. For the 2018/2019 school year, Science World is offering new coding and computational thinking workshops which can be held at your school or district facilities.
 
Thanks to a contribution from the Government of Canada through the CanCode program, these workshops are free of charge(minimum attendance may be required):
 
The Science of Computational Thinking
How can we make the process of designing investigations and representing data more relevant to students? Join us as we explore how to incorporate computational thinking, a problem-solving strategy, to the sciences. We’ll share effective practices and discover how computational thinking might enhance students’ progression through the curricular competencies.
 
Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum
Explore ways of integrating computational thinking across several content areas. In this workshop, you will engage in hands-on activities that use technology to demonstrate how this problem-solving strategy can be applied in subjects such as language arts, physical education, science, and math. 
 
Coding without Computers
If you’re struggling with equipment and technology, this workshop will give you several ideas of how you can integrate coding into your classroom. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of off-screen activities that apply coding strategies, which will provide a foundational understanding for both you and your students. 
 
Professional development workshops are typically designed for groups of 8 to 32 educators. To learn more or to book a workshop,click here.  

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  • Use your PD Funds to purchase academic journals and books. This is a great way to engage in PD, especially for those who have family commitments and find it difficult to leave home to attend conferences. Read more with this PD article

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