November 8th Pro-D Workshops

November 8th, 2013 – Non Instructional Day
STA sponsored Pro-D Workshops
Bring your own lunch

Challenging Behaviour: Dealing with At-Risk and Targeted Students
What works best for managing difficult student behaviour? This is a question often asked by teachers who, despite establishing a positive classroom environment and clear behavioural expectations, learn about social emotional learning and its connection to social responsibility. This workshop reviews theory, assessment tools, teacher self-reflection, resources, and a variety of strategies for responding to targeted and intensive behavioural needs.
Limit: Maximum 20 participants
Coast Meridian Elementary, 8222-168A Street, Surrey.
Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
To register for the above workshop please email Cindy Tierney

Breaking the Silence: Understanding and Acting on LGBTQ Issues in Schools
Start a dialogue within your school or local about LGBTQ issues. This three-hour action-oriented workshop will allow you to examine negative myths and stereotypes, link oppressions, and develop effective strategies to make your school safer and more inclusive. Practical lesson plans and strategies on how to address homophobic/transphobic name-calling will be shared. Find out how homophobia negatively impacts all students in your classroom and how you can educate your students to be change makers.
Limit: Maximum 20 participants
Coast Meridian Elementary, 8222-168A Street, Surrey.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
To register for the above workshop please email Cindy Tierney

The Legacy of Residential Schools
This is a new workshop developed by the BCTF to raise awareness and understanding of the legacy of residential schools, including the effects and intergenerational impacts on First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This workshop will:
• provide a preview of resources available.
• provide demonstrations of activities used to teach at various grade levels.
• change attitudes and behaviours—hearts and minds.
• inspire the building of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people based on mutual understanding, respect and collective action to create a different future.
Limit: Maximum 20 participants
Coast Meridian Elementary, 8222-168A Street, Surrey.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
To register for the above workshop please email Cindy Tierney

Working Together with Parents is Good for Kids and Teachers: Practical Strategies to Build Positive Teacher-Parent Relationships (3 hours)
Positive relationships between parents and teachers enhance student learning. Ministry of Education reporting requirements are explored in this workshop. Concrete ideas for parent-teacher conferencing and preparing for IEP and behavioral meetings with parents are featured in this newly revised workshop. In today’s school climate of ascending parental rights, teachers’ positive communication strategies and conflict-resolution skills are often required. This workshop for school staffs overviews the current context influencing roles and responsibilities, provides introductory communication and conflict skill practice, and focuses on how to build shared advocacy between teachers and
parents on behalf of students.
Limit: Maximum 20 participants
Coast Meridian Elementary, 8222-168A Street, Surrey.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
To register for the above workshop please email Cindy Tierney

Start Up! Workshops: Presenter: Ray Myrtle
AM. Start UP! Your Class.
Learn how to start and manage your classroom and build a task-orientated atmosphere. Get The First Week of School, a 33 pg. booklet of lesson suggestions, strategies, ideas and checklists for your first week with your new class. Examples from grades 4 – 7, strategies suitable for grades 2-10!
PM – Gr 5 & 6 Physical Science (Ok for 4/5 or 6/7 too)
Winter is a good time to teach Physical Science. Learn about science skills and get your class observing, recording, testing, making and measuring-that is, enjoying science. Use easy to get materials, yet challenge all students to explore, think and test.
Bonus: Learn about using Flip Lessons to support instruction.
Learn how to build a support network with over 500 new teachers, and access strategies and resources
Coast Meridian Elementary
8222 – 168A Street, Surrey
Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Register for one or both – Start UP Surrey http://bit.ly//regPITA
Questions? Contact Ray Myrtle

 

 


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