Pro-D Events

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Upcoming Pro-D Opportunities:

Call for Presentations for 2021 OCEAN LITERACY CONFERENCE now OPEN DEADLINE:  APRIL 30

This year’s theme is “EDUCATING FOR SUSTAINABLE SEAS: Diving into the Ocean Decade.”

Virtual conference sessions, networking opportunities, and social activities will be spread across four consecutive weekdays from Tuesday, August 17, through Friday, August 20. The extended timeline will help minimize online fatigue and allow us to better accommodate the needs of participants from a range of time zones across the U.S.A. and Canada.

We invite educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from the Pacific Northwest and across Canada to submit your proposals using the online form on our website. There will be a range of presentation formats, including short 15-minute sessions, “hands-on” virtual workshops or interactive sessions, and posters.

Presentations that align with the conference theme and goals are encouraged:

  • Learn and plan for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
  • Discover resources and information from communities and organizations that value healthy marine and aquatic ecosystems, and discuss how they can be incorporated into ocean and aquatic education
  • Share activities, lessons, and resources that embrace diverse ways of teaching and learning ocean literacy concepts in the classroom and community
  • Explore and discuss current issues in marine and aquatic science and the role of place, language and culture in informing solutions

All submissions received before the priority deadline of April 30, 2021 will be reviewed and successful applicants will be contacted by May 15, 2021. Please ask for earlier confirmation, if required by your employer or sponsor. Applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed if there is program space available.

More conference information will be posted on our website as it becomes available. You can also join our Facebook event for up-to-date information.

Please share with your networks! Download our shareable flyer here.

Registration is OPEN NOW – Although it is not a PD Day for us, you may be eligible to attend this day provided you have sufficient funds for a TTOC.  Click HERE for more information.  OVER 30 presentations to choose from!

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

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

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 (


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.  


  • 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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