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professional development conference

19.02.2016

Registration is available until Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com Langley Secondary School 21405 – 56th Avenue Langley


ODYSSEY '16

Superintendent's Message

Each year many Langley School District administrators, Instructional Services staff, LTA members and CUPE staff step forward to share their expertise and experience with colleagues and each year the results are astounding. After many years of continued commitment to professional development, we have a deep well of expertise from which to draw and are fortunate to have so much ‘in house’ talent. On behalf of the District Leadership Team I would like to acknowledge the efforts of those presenting and thank them for their dedication and hard work. I also appreciate the dedication to improvement and life-long learning by those attending sessions today as they exemplify many of the District goals we hold for those that are within our learning community. The Professional Services department adapts the Odyssey program each year to meet the needs of District staff and provide focus on current trends and priorities. I would like to thank them for their efforts and applaud the program they have prepared for Odyssey 2016.

Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools

Welcome Message The 2016 Odyssey professional development day will once again provide several offerings to enhance professional practices and serve as a great opportunity to connect with colleagues. The day will begin with a session for all attendees focused upon Truth and Reconciliation. A number of speakers including Josette Dandurand, Luke Dandurand and Richard Wagamese will share their powerful stories connected to our shared history and path forward. Following this session, there will be 35 additional sessions dedicated towards gaining a greater understanding of Aboriginal history, values and worldviews. The rest of the day will also include a variety of sessions on the implementation of the new curriculum, the effective use of technology in the classroom, effective practices to address the complexity of student needs, along with ways to engage students and improve their literacy and numeracy skills. Thank you to all of the staff and community members that have offered to share their expertise with attendees on this day. In addition, once again my thanks to the Professional Services dynamic duo of Ngaire and Nick for their commitment to consistently providing Langley with outstanding professional development offerings. We look forward to seeing you on Feb 19.

Gordon Stewart, Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Thank You

Special thanks to all who made contributions to put this program and guide together: Odyssey ‘16 Program: Production and Design: Data Entry & Registration:

Ngaire Leaf & Nick Ubels Nick Ubels & Ngaire Leaf Barb Davidson

Many thanks to all those who made suggestions for workshops, and to those who involved themselves in planning. If you have any ideas for staff development workshops please contact Professional Services (604-530-4060) or via email at thinklangley@sd35.bc.ca.

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Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Navigating your learning journey

Odyssey pre-registration in four easy steps

Image: Ken Hoff/Langley School District

New to Odyssey? Looking for a refresher on pre-registration? Our simple, step-by-step guide will provide you with the knowledge you need to make the most of your pro-d day. If you have any questions or concerns email thinklangley@ sd35.bc.ca or call 604-530-4060.

1. BROWSE our workshop offerings by using our convenient schedule at-a-glance spread on pages 26-27 and looking at our more detailed descriptions throughout the booklet. Workshops are listed according to the schedule, not topic, so you may have to do a little digging to find the right sessions for you. You’ll find information about the speakers too, including a biography as well as websites or Twitter handles if presenters have elected to include them. 2. NOTE the sessions that interest you most. Use the schedule-at-a-glance to keep track. 3. REGISTER online at thinklangley.com Not only is online registration more convenient, it also ensures that your

registration is processed instantly, ensuring you make it into your preferred workshops. If you work in the Langley School District, you can sign in using your employee number as username and your regular email password. If you are an out-of-district educator, you can create an account by following the “Sign up here” link. Registration is $65 for out-of-district participants. Deadline for registration is February 12.

4. TWEET about the conference using the hash tag #odyssey16 to connect with presenters and other attendees.

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The Langley School District

Odyssey ‘16 Keynote Presentation

Stories of Reconciliation: Courage and Community

Phyllis Atkins

Join your colleagues and community members as we listen to the stories of residential school survivors and take this important step on our path to reconciliation. 8:15 AM to 10:00 AM Friday, February 19, 2016 CLA 21277 56 Ave


Session A: 8:15 AM to 10:00 AM Christian Life Assembly - 21277 - 56th Avenue, Langley

Stories of Reconciliation: Courage and Community “Reconciliation is about forging and maintaining respectful relationships. There are no shortcuts.” – Justice Murray Sinclair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission “We have a rare second chance to seize a lost opportunity for reconciliation.” – Rob McFarlane, Langley School Board Chair Reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples is the longest running and most difficult issue facing Canadians today. Years of colonial history and residential schools have caused a lot of hurt for many people and deeply wounded this relationship. It is through this journey of reconciliation that we can further the healing process and leave a positive legacy for generations to come. After nearly thirty years of integrated schools, Aboriginal graduation rates across British Columbia were only 25 per cent in the early 1990s. British Columbia was one of the first provinces to recognize this crisis and invest in new programs to enhance services to Aboriginal students. These programs have brought Langley’s Aboriginal completion rates from 34 per cent to 78 per cent over the past twenty years. While this progress is significant, we still have a long way to go to achieve equity between Aboriginal and nonAboriginal students in our district. By engaging in a process of reconciliation, we will be able to walk the final miles in this journey to ensure all students reach their full potential. You will hear first-hand stories of the inter-generational impact of the residential school program during this session dedicated to moving our district and community forward on this reconciliation journey. These difficult, but meaningful conversations will illustrate how you can guide these important conversations amongst your students so they can change the way they talk to each other and about each other. Join your colleagues and key community members in this important step on our path to reconciliation.

Phyllis Atkins


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Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM Langley Secondary School - 21405 - 56th Avenue, Langley Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Emotional and Spiritual Literacy Richard Wagamese - Author and Journalist Ojibway Wabasseemoong First Nation richardwagameseauthor.com

Richard will share a talk that focuses on the value of teaching readers to react emotionally and spiritually to the words they read and how the three forms of literacy working together can change and alter lives.

Data Collection for All! Kristin Sickavish - POPARD

Individualized data collection from Individual Education Plans (IEPs) can be fun and easy. Yes, easy! Participants will learn and practice a variety of data collection tools to use within and outside the classroom. Discussion of how to interpret data will also be included. Kristin is a presenter for POPARD. POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders) provides consultation, training and support services to all public and independent schools across BC, with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Richard Wagamese is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost Native authors and story tellers. His impressive body of work includes six novels, a book of poetry and five non-fiction titles, including two memoirs and an anthology of his newspaper columns. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Literacy

Subject: Student Support This workshop is also offered in session C.

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Connecting Division and Fractions Carole Fullerton - Mind-Full Consulting http://mindfull.wordpress.com

Proportional reasoning meets division in this engaging and hands-on session for teachers of intermediate math. Come and experience open-ended tasks, games, manipulatives and literature links to inspire students to make sense of these important numeracy concepts—while having fun in the process! Teacher resource materials will be available for purchase at the session. Carole Fullerton is a math educator and teacher-leader from Vancouver. She works in classrooms across BC, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, supporting teachers to address diversity through good questions and the use of big math ideas. In her collaborative classroom-embedded work, Carole engages teachers and their students in thought-full investigations of what it means to DO math - learning through exploration, talk and play. Carole has presented extensively both nationally and internationally and was a featured speaker at the 2014 NCTM Conference in New Orleans. She has authored and co-authored more than a dozen teacher resources, all of which are grounded in a teaching-though-problem-solving approach. But her biggest accomplishment is that her son Cameron is a confident, capable and flexible mathematician in his own right. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Math, New Curriculum, Student Support


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Aboriginal Story Telling Comes Alive! Carolyn Roberts - Aboriginal Programs, SD 35 @mcarolynroberts

Story telling is the foundation of the Aboriginal culture. It is how traditions, knowledge, and ways of knowing have been passed down from generation to generation. Our stories are a living, breathing connection to our ancestors that connects us with the people of the present, and helps shape our future. Join Carolyn on a journey with this new retelling of the ancient story of Cloudwalker, using the vibrant artwork of Roy Henry Vickers. This story teaches the importance of our connection with the land. This is also a great lesson for Earth Day; we will create paper globes as a group to help show the connections we have with the planet. This lesson is great for grades K-7. Carolyn Roberts is a district teacher focusing on math and literacy for the Langley School District Aboriginal program. Carolyn’s Aboriginal heritage and knowledge allows her to incorporate Aboriginal traditions and ways of knowing into the classroom. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Literacy, New Curriculum

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

#NotYourAverageNovelStudy Carla Clapton, Natalie Roberts and Nimi Sidhu Yorkson Creek Middle School @Clapton06 / @nroberts35 / @SidhuNimi

Interested in getting your students genuinely excited about a novel study? Would you like to have middle school students asking if they get to work on their English assignments? Would you like to complete two full novels in one term? Then join us for #NotYourAverageNovelStudy where we present a collaboratively developed parallel novel study that introduces a new twist on a classic (The Outsiders) and a gritty modern gem (Speak). We will present you with ready to use strategies which will have students using visual arts, dramatic play, creative writing, and other ways to reflect, connect, and respond to these novels. Developed with the new BC English Language Arts curriculum in mind, students will be using strategies for predicting, reflecting, inferring and making text-to-text connections between two genres. This process has great potential across grades and genres. This year at Yorkson Creek Middle School, Natalie Roberts and Carla Clapton (Gr. 8 educators) have teamed up with colleague Nimi Sidhu (the “Learning Communarian” and Grade 6 teacher) to develop engaging ways to get students as passionate about literacy as they are. Subject: Middle, Literacy, New Curriculum

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Beyond the Basics with myBlueprint Gil Silberstein - myBlueprint @my_Blueprint | www.myBlueprint.ca

You have been using myBlueprint in your school, and now you are comfortable and familiar with the program. Today we will dig deeper and discuss new ways to utilize myBlueprint in the classroom as well as offtimetable classes. You will learn about exciting new features, new ways to engage your students, and how myBlueprint will continue to support BC’s evolving Career Education curriculum. Gil Silberstein is a young entrepreneur that has founded several start-up companies since his first venture selling sour keys in grade three. Launched in 2005, myBlueprint was developed after Gil decided to focus his energy on Career education and student success. After years of in-depth research with thousands of education stakeholders, career education resources were revolutionized with the release of myBlueprint Education Planner. The myBlueprint team now supports student success in close partnership with 100+ districts across the country with a reach of nearly one million Canadian students. Subject: Middle, Secondary, New Curriculum, Student Support, Technology, Trade/Career Education

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Children’s Yoga for Self-Regulation Jennie Abbot - Harmony Kids Yoga @harmonykidsyoga | www.harmonykidsyoga.com

Come and join us in this exciting workshop offering hands-on activities to easily integrate Yoga into your classroom setting. Children’s Yoga helps to develop essential tools such as self-regulation, a stronger mindbody connection, and introduces skills that help children find a sense of inner-calm. These Yoga tools are gifts that can transform the lives of the children who receive them. Each participant receives The Harmony Kids Yoga Guide for Elementary Teachers, with exercises and applications for classroom use. Jennie is the founder and director of Harmony Kids Yoga, bringing Yoga to over 200 children a week between the ages of 12 months to 16 years old in Langley public and private schools, preschools and daycares, as well as weekly group classes, private classes for children with special needs and teachers workshops. Jennie is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) and Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (CYACYT) with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Jennie’s life passion is sharing yoga with children to offer the tools of mindfulness, self-regulation and the ability to bring harmony to the body, mind and heart, so children can lead vibrant and fulfilling lives. Subject: Primary, Physical Education/Health, Student Support

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Classroom Design for Engagement

Shelley Rolston - Literacy/Numeracy Coach (SBO) @shelleyrolston1 Have you noticed that your students are increasingly disengaged in their day to day learning? They have difficulty focussing on their work and remaining in their seat? Research is showing that students learn better when they are able to move around and be comfortable in their surroundings. We will explore new ways of designing your classroom to maximize learning, improve self regulation and mindfulness and still remain in your comfort level. Bring your laptop and your open mind. Shelley is a literacy/numeracy coach for Langley. She is in her twenty-fifth year teaching in Langley and is passionate about literacy, social and emotional learning and assessment for learning. Subject: Primary, Intermediate

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Ks in the World of Math: Make and Take Lisa Jamieson - Royal Heights Surrey School District

Kindergarten children are natural explorers and love to engage in activities that activate their curiosity. Come along and explore the endless possibilities of engaging our youngest learners in a world filled with numbers, shapes and more. You will not only make a variety of different games and engaging activities to take away with you but you will receive a collection of other ideas to easily make on your own. All you will have to do is say “Go” and watch as your students head off into the world of math. Please bring scissors, glue stick and stapler. Lisa Jamieson is a Kindergarten specialist with extensive graduate work in early childhood education and parent education. She has presented to many audiences including teachers, parents and provincial PAC groups. Lisa has been a teacher for over 25 years and is currently a principal in the Surrey School District. Subject: Math, Kindergarten, Grade One This workshop is also offered in session C.


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Help — This Kid is Out of Control! Caitlin Kellner and Monika Tarampi Langley School District

Do you have students who are unable to calm down, self-regulate or who have difficulty on the playground? These problems are often the result of a skills deficit. Participants will learn to utilize the most powerful tool we have — teaching. You will leave with a variety of strategies and resources to teach students behavioural skills. Monika Tarampi and Caitlin Kellner are district teachers with Learning Support Services (Integration Support). Both have extensive experience working with a variety of children who have challenging behaviour. Monika and Caitlin both trained at UBC in the faculty of Educational Psychology and Special Education with a focus on Autism, challenging behaviour and emotional or behavioural disorders. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Student Support

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Dig-Citizenship is Not One Lesson Sandra Averill - #think35 @Av3rill

Discover how to empower your students with the digital skills needed to think creatively and critically about appropriate technology use online. You will try each of these techniques on your iPad or iPhone, and will be prepared to use them with your students or own children upon leaving. Please be sure to bring your iPad or iPhone and download the following apps prior to arrival: iBooks, Metadata Cut, Photoshop Express, ChatterPix, Common Sense Compass and Twitter. Sandra Averill is #think35’s district teacher for digital literacies, K-12. She is a firm believer that digital citizenship skills should be part of everything we do in developing socially responsible students. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, New Curriculum, Physical Education/Health, Technology

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Seven Sacred Laws Through Graffiti

Jeska Slater - Young Artist Warriors Fisher River Cree Nation This workshop combines traditional knowledge on wellness and personal accountability with teachings about graffiti and urban-styled art. No artistic ability required. This workshop brings together three main concepts: -Inter-generational resilience and the passing down of sacred gifts (inner resources, protective factors and capacities) for well-being through traditional knowledge; -How to incorporate street art styles in a respectful way that encourages constructive uses of the art form; -Youth and the Seven Sacred Laws: how we can make traditional knowledge relevant to youth today. Jeska Slater is a Nehiyah iskwew (Cree woman) whose family is from Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River Cree Nation) in Manitoba. She has been working with youth for eight years. Her work combines traditional teachings and value systems with contemporary art like hip hop, graffiti and other unique elements to engage young people. Her training includes Aboriginal Child and Youth Care Counseling, Indigenous Trauma Informed Practice and Culture as Treatment. Jeska wishes to honour her ancestry by empowering First Nations youth and highlighting the concept of inter-generational resilience, or the passing down of gifts, culture and personal wellness through our ancestry. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Humanities, Health and Wellness This workshop is also offered in session C.

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Gizmos - Math and Science Tammy Farrer - Langley School District

Jump into the new curriculum in Science/Math using Gizmos. Gizmos are interactive simulations that can help your students build deep understanding in science and math. Each simulation includes supporting lesson materials that delve into concepts and lead to inquiry! Simulations and extensions address core competencies of critical and creative thinking and will blend into your new program. In this workshop, Langley teachers will be given a two-year Gizmos account for their classroom. Tammy Farrer has been teaching in the Langley School District since 1992. She is currently a literacy and numeracy coach at James Kennedy and Glenwood Elementary schools. She has used Gizmos in her intermediate classrooms since the first year it was offered in Langley. Subject: Math, New Curriculum, Grade 3-12 Math and Science Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Avez-Vous un iPad?: Apps for All! Katherine Mulski - Simon Fraser University/ SD35 @Teachinginthe21 http://teachinginthe21.weebly.com

Explore and play with some tried, tested and true apps for the iPad. Delivered in English, highlighted applications will help add to your tech tool belt for the facilitation of teaching French and modern languages in primary and intermediate classrooms. (a second workshop with a middle secondary focus is offered in session C). Katherine will provide concrete examples and troubleshooting tips to help you gain confidence in having fun and applying these applications in your classroom. Have an iPad?: Will have fun with modern languages! Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own iPads as a limited amount will be made available. A handout with links, tips and tricks will be provided. Katherine Mulski is currently a seconded Teacher working as an Inservice Faculty Associate for Field Programs at Simon Fraser University. When not teaching diploma programs for teachers, you can find her assisting colleagues as a Digital Literacy Coach and teaching grade Seven French Immersion for the Langley School District (35). Kat advocates for purposeful leveraging of technology and fun in the classroom. She is currently continuing her research as an EdD candidate. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, French

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Container Gardening in the Classroom!

Heather Lee - Langley Environmental Partners Society @LEPS_Langley | www.leps.bc.ca This workshop includes a lecture and tips and tricks on how to start a container garden in your classroom from scratch, ideas for materials, basic planting guides and instruction to get your students started on the path to harvesting Heather completed her BA in Physical Geography from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She has also obtained a certificate in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. Previous to joining LEPS, Heather accumulated experience teaching by designing and implementing environmental programs for children, adults and seniors. As an avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast, she has spent six years working in the horticulture industry, with a specialization in residential gardening and design, as well as building, maintaining, and harvesting vegetable gardens in both rural and urban settings. She is inspired by seeing her students making meaningful and lasting connections with the natural world. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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New Curriculum & Outdoor Classrooms Vanessa Lee and Sara Mimick - Metro Vancouver Regional Parks www.metrovancouver.org (search “field trips”)

Using the outdoor classroom is even easier with the new curriculum! See where the changes are and how place-based education can fulfill the new curricular competencies and big ideas. We will showcase engaging activities, useful tools, project-based learning ideas, community connections and funding grants. Please be prepared to be outside, weather permitting. Vanessa Lee’s love of everything ocean to mountains has led to very interesting careers in biology and education. Her diverse journey includes tracking rattlesnakes in Provincial Parks, Vancouver Aquarium education, teaching in the Richmond SD, and a Masters of Ecological Education at SFU. Her most recent work as a Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Interpretation Specialist allows her to connect her passion for education and nature to people. Sara Mimick is an experienced Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Interpreter who is passionate about ecology and loves all wild creatures, ranging from big to small. She has also worked for the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and BC Ferries (Coastal Naturalist). Sara studied Fish, Wildlife & Recreation at BCIT and Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism at Lakehead University in Ontario. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, New Curriculum, Science/Environmental Education This workshop is also offered in session C.

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Medicine Wheel

Sheila Jack - D.W. Poppy & the Aboriginal Program Sheila will share a description of the origin of Aboriginal Medicine Wheel teachings and the telling of the story of White Buffalo Calf Woman. There will be detailed discussion and explanation of the meanings of each quadrant of the medicine wheel. Participants will complete an exercise on how to discover your own medicine wheel and how to use these teachings to create a more holistic and balanced life. Sheila Jack has been an Aboriginal Support Worker for the Langley School District for 10 years. She is of Métis heritage and has spent much of the last 20 years learning her culture. She is a drummer and singer, a writer and her passion is her horses. Subject: Aboriginal Education

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Getting Fresh with FreshGrade Tracy Cramer - James Kennedy @tracyacramer

Now that I have your attention with the title... participants will learn about FreshGrade and e-portfolios and what they can do for you. Where to start and how to be off and running with them on Monday. Where to locate the new curriculum and how to make FreshGrade work for you and your students. Tracy is a K/1 teacher at James Kennedy Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia. She is a student working towards her Masters in Education Leadership with a focus on technology. Tracy is an active member with her personal learning network on Twitter and is a true believer and advocate in knocking down all four walls of a classroom and having both teachers and students share their work with the world. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle This workshop is also offered in session C.


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Thinking Outside the X

Kim Cline - District Numeracy/Literacy Coach Multiplication is not just knowing the basic facts. It’s connected to other big ideas such as developing number sense and patterns and algebra. Students need to develop flexibility in working with multiplying single and multi-digit numbers. This ability can help connect the big ideas in math as well as build fluency and number sense. Using a variety of games, hands-on lessons, and big idea approaches participants will work through some of the key concepts n multiplication from grades three through five. Join us to discover some fun and engaging ways to improve student understanding of multiplicative thinking. Kim is currently a numeracy/literacy coach for the Langley School District. She has been implementing small group math instruction for the past few years. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Math, New Curriculum

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Guided Math: Kindergarten and Grade 1 Shelly Gardiner - Alex Hope Elementary

Guided Math is an excellent way to provide differentiated instruction. Students work independently, with a partner and in small groups. Teachers are able to provide support for struggling students, and challenge others during small group guided math sessions. Guided Math has warmups, class discussions, anchor charts and more! Participants will leave with ready-to-use handouts and resources. Shelly has over 20 years experience with Kindergarten and grade one students and has taught in inner city schools for half of that time. She has a K/1 class with special needs students and loves going to work each and every day. Subject: Primary, Math

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Coloured Pencil I - Fundamentals Deborah Strong - Independent Visual Artist www.catnmousedesigns.com

There’s more to coloured pencil than just simple colouring! Learn some of the ways a professional artist gets the most out of coloured pencils and is able to achieve a range of visual effects. Techniques including layering, blending and burnishing will be covered in this hands-on workshop. Exercises will revolve around a simple object (a piece of fruit) using student-quality, wax-based pencil crayons. Methods covered in this session can be applied to a wide variety of subjects. An information handout will be included. Visual artist Deborah Strong is herself a product of the Langley School District. She grew up in Aldergrove and went on to earn a Fine Arts Diploma from University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. She began using pencil crayons in elementary school but simply didn’t quit, and in 2012 was awarded first prize at the Coloured Pencil Society of Canada’s national exhibition in Ottawa. Her ongoing interest in this ordinary and often-overlooked medium has driven her to explore its possibilities and expand her knowledge. Deborah is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian artists and continues to live in Langley where she operates a home-based art studio. Her artistic passion focusses on creating images of the animals and birds that surround her - a theme that reflects the creatures, both wild and domesticated, found here in southwestern BC. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Arts


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Languages For All Amber DeVriendt - ACSS

In this workshop you will learn several chameleon activities to help you support your students’ diverse learning needs in the French language classroom. In a chameleon activity, all students complete the same learning task, but the inherent flexibility of the activity makes it possible to easily incorporate certain learning adaptations to support a particular learning style. These types of activities allow you to save time by not having to create multiple task options while still allowing you to challenge your strong students and support those who need more help. Participants will leave with ready-to-use handouts and resources. Amber’s workshop is based on the work of Dr. Katy Arnett, associate professor of education studies with a strong background in differentiation. Arnett was a standout presenter at the World Congress of Modern Languages 2015. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, French

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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Legacy of Residential Schools Cecelia Reekie - Cultural Presenter Langley Aboriginal Program

Cecelia will share the deeply personal story of her father’s experience at residential school and her experience as an inter-generational survivor. Through her father’s sharing of his experiences, Cecelia began to understand the devastating impacts of the Canadian Residential School system. She continues, even today, to reconcile this previously hidden history and its enduring legacy on Canadian Society as a whole. Cecelia Reekie is a member of the Haisla First Nation. She believes in the power of sharing personal stories to bring awareness in regards to culture and the history of Aboriginal people in Canada. Cecelia always speaks from her heart and weaves many different life experiences through her cultural presentations. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, All Interested

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Empowering Students in Sustainability Be the Change - Earth Alliance

This is an opportunity to investigate leading edge curricular and pedagogical tools to engage student inquiry, both in and outside the classroom, on global environmental sustainability. Participants will explore the SLS: Student Leadership in Sustainability values-based approach that enables global sustainability education to be integrated into a wide variety of courses including: science, socials, geography, foods, family, planning, leadership, social justice, English and more. Be The Change Earth Alliance is a BC-based charitable organization and has co-developed the SLS curriculum materials through a consortium of educators dedicated to bringing global sustainability issues into BC classrooms. SLS also fulfills the Ministry’s new guidelines to develop student competency in critical and creative thinking, communication skills, and personal/social responsibility. SLS is endorsed by the BCTF’s Committee for Action on Social Justice and was used in over 30 BC schools in 2014/15. You can learn more about their blended, French immersion and distance education materials at www. bethechangeearthalliance.org. Subject: Humanities, New Curriculum


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IEP Writing and Indigenous Caregivers Melanie Nelson - University of British Columbia @mtnelson554

The purpose of this workshop is to share and facilitate dialogue on approaches to the Individual Education Plan (IEP) writing process with Indigenous parents and caregivers. This is an important area to address because there is a significant number of Indigenous students in the Langley School District and Indigenous students have been over-represented in several special needs categories for years. During this workshop, we will engage in dialogue around issues relevant to the topic including funding sources, an overview of the IEP writing process, issues to take into consideration when working with Indigenous caregivers, and best practice approaches to collaboration with Indigenous families. You will walk away with resources to help facilitate your own practice when working with Indigenous parents and caregivers. Melanie Nelson is Samahquam from the In-SHUCK-ch Nation and currently on leave from the North Vancouver School District completing the second year of a Masters of Arts in School Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis research will explore the experience of Aboriginal parents of students with special needs and the education system. She taught in the Lower Mainland for ten years and has experience teaching in mainstream, adapted, modified, and alternate settings. Melanie has taught each grade from K-12 and adult education, and has held positions at the classroom, school-wide, and district level. The majority of her experience is in Special Education and Aboriginal Education including years of experience as a case manager for students with special needs, with regular IEP writing and school-based team attendance. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, and Diploma in Special Education in Behavior Disorders. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Student Support This workshop is also offered in session C.

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Math Beyond the Textbook Deanna Lightbody - Instructional Services @lightbody_d | http://35mathk8.weebly.com

We all know that a math textbook can be a valuable resource in our math classroom. However, as teachers, we know that this resource never meets the needs of the curriculum and all of our students. Explore a variety of innovative and visual tools that can support and enhance the implementation of new math curriculum and discover effective ways you can use your math textbook as you begin to plan for the new math curriculum. Please bring one copy of your math textbook and a charged laptop. Deanna Lightbody works in Instructional Services as a district teacher for numeracy K-8. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Math, New Curriculum

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

iPads for the L2 Classroom Ellen Bornowsky and Brenda Gough Langley School District

Do you use your iPads to show video clips in French or songs to facilitate learning in French class? Ellen and Brenda will show you how and give some examples of ones we like and take another look at Kahoot and Quizlet and provide some ideas. If there is time, they will touch on other apps, too. Bring your iPad and your ideas and resources to share so that we can all learn how to enrich our French classes. Ellen and Brenda teach grade six to nine French at Langley Fundamental Middle School. They like to use their iPads in the classroom. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, French


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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LGBT2Q+ Movie Time

Brandon Yan - Out in Schools @outinschools | www.outinschools.com We’ll bring the queer film and you bring your sharp eyes and eager brain as we’ll look — with an intersectional lens — at how media plays an important role in portraying LGBT2Q+ experiences. We’ll talk about how film can be an engaging resource, and a handy tool by which to generate discussions of change and social justice in classrooms. It’ll be an interactive and engaging session so save all your awkward questions about sexual orientation and gender identity we’ll be happy to answer them for you when we meet you! Out in Schools is a unique high school outreach initiative that has reached more than 60,000 students across British Columbia since 2004. We use film and video presentations to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination. Through our presentations, workshops and youth film-making initiatives, we debunk stereotypes, cultivate awareness and empathy, and strengthen commitments to create more inclusive school communities. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Humanities, Media This workshop is also offered in session C.

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Inuit Culture and Storytelling

Michael and Geraldine Kusugak - Totally Cool Stories www.michaelkusugak.com Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is a gifted and mesmerizing storyteller. In Inuit culture, storytellers learn their craft by listening to stories told to them as children. These stories are ancient and compelling, told over and over again changing slightly with each teller’s telling. Michael was introduced to the stories by his grandmother while he was traveling by dog team living in igloos and sod huts at the Arctic Circle. He weaves these stories with stories of his life, a life of rapid change and adaptation. Michael’s storytelling will transport you to another world. Michael will also allow some time for questions and discussion. This can be a wonderful opportunity for teachers to bring resources they are using for teaching about Inuit. Michael Kusugak grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Nunavut). During his childhood, his family travelled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is the author of fifteen children’s books including: A Promise Is A Promise; Baseball Bats for Christmas; Hide and Sneak; Northern Lights; The Soccer Trails; The Littlest Sled Dog and his latest picture book T is for Territories and more. Michael’s books have received many awards including the Winner of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award in 2008 for a body of work in Children’s Literature. Michael Kusugak recently moved to Vancouver Island,from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut to allow him better access to travel for touring. Michael continues to write and travel extensively throughout the world telling stories. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education This workshop is also offered in session C.


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Project of Heart Gail Stromquist - BCTF

Project of Heart is a student-directed inquiry-based project to develop an understanding of the true history and legacy of the Indian residential school system. At the national level, Project of Heart won the Governor General’s Award for Teaching History. The BC Teachers’ Federation has recently released Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC. Be prepared to make a witness piece, explore the e-book and other resources and leave with a copy of the book ready to implement Project of Heart into your classroom. Gail is the assistant director, Professional and Social Issues Division: Aboriginal Education BC Teachers’ Federation and a teacher in Langley for twenty years including several as a district teacher in the Aboriginal Program. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Math Games - Part 1 Julia Henrey - R.C. Garnett

Games are an engaging way to get students to practice math. Not only will a student continue to ‘play’ for longer than they are willing to fill in worksheets or do textbook questions, their opponent is not going to let them get away with wrong answers. We will share lots of math games that can be differentiated for the many different levels that are in all of our classes. These are games that you can use once in a while, as sponge activities, or almost every day. You can sign up for part one, part two, or both, depending on how many games you want to add to your collection. Most of the games use just regular playing cards or dice. Julia Henrey has been teaching in elementary schools in Langley since 2001. She has taught many workshops, but her favourite one is about math games. Julia uses math games on a regular basis in her classroom; she also has her students teach a math game to their little buddies on a weekly basis. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Math

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Online Resources & the New Curriculum

Monica Spreitzer and Alison Hewitt - MSS and LSS Student use of the inquiry process is a key curricular competency essential to the personalized approach of the new curriculum. Are you familiar with the amazing collection of quality online resources our District offers to secondary students to support inquiry? Come and find out how to introduce your students to these rich resources to help them access, select, gather and cite relevant, reliable information. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily locate current articles from world newspapers, find current, quality information on global issues, access historical articles to use as primary resources, check out images and animations, and explore subject-specific journals in depth. You can even read the latest issue of your favourite (educational) magazine or journal online! Please bring your laptop or tablet. Alison Hewitt and Monica Spreitzer are teacher librarians in the Langley School District. They are passionate about literacy, and about supporting students and teachers in accessing, evaluating and citing quality information sources for their personal and educational needs. Subject: Middle, Secondary, New Curriculum, Technology


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Refugees in Schools

Lisa Sadler - Settlement Workers in Schools Langley School District There is a growing worldwide refugee crisis which has displaced a staggering 60 million people. Each year thousands of refugees make their way to Canada and into schools in the Lower Mainland. This info-session will provide information on Canada’s refugee system, the commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees as well as refugees from other countries, and what to expect when they arrive. Hear from refugees who have already been resettled in Canada, and learn strategies to help refugee students in your classroom, address refugee trauma, and help families rebuild their lives in Canada. Lisa Sadler is the Settlement Workers in Schools Coordinator for Langley School District. She has been working with refugee youth and families for 9 years both in schools and in the community as a volunteer. Her MA thesis was on barriers to education for refugees in the school system, and she also contributed a chapter to the book Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Student Support

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Reclaim the Control in Your Class

Paul Munnalall - Yorkson Creek Middle School Come and learn how you can feel confident and in control of a classroom full of students who can make you stressed, angry, and wanting to pull your hair out. This session will give you practical tools to use for that “difficult” student(s) who drives you crazy. You will know what to do before the behaviors occur, and will be able to identify your own triggers, which lead to poor decision-making. This is a very practical session designed to make delivering lessons more effective and fun — especially for the teacher. You’ll love it! Paul comes with over 30 years of teaching experience. He has taught students ranging from kindergarten to grade seven students. Beyond that, he also teaches leadership courses at Trinity Western University. His experience extends to a wide variety of contexts, which have included private, American, First Nations, private and public schools. Paul is also a music graduate from UBC specializing in choral music, conducting, opera and viola. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Assessment At-A-Glance Sam Muraca - Langley School District @MrMuraca

Research shows that effective use of during-the-year (a.k.a. formative) assessments is one of the most powerful levers for improving teaching and learning. But only a small percent of schools are making the most effective use of assessments. This sessions will examine the reasons and suggest a set of effective teaching strategies that put assessments front and centre. By the end of the sessions, you will be able to answer: How are some schools and districts able to get high achievement from virtually all students? Which are more effective – in-the-moment formative assessments or every 5-9-week interim assessments? How is it possible to implement interim assessments and get no student gains? Sam is the district vice principal of special projects and is a secondary representative of the BCAMT. Subject: All interested.

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Residential School Workshop Brad Marsden - Marsden Group Consulting @bradmarsden7

Join this experiential workshop to help educate teachers and service providers on the issues that have impacted Native people in Canada. The intention of this workshop is to not only provide the history of Aboriginal people in Canada but also to have participants feel how these impacts of this history have affected the way Native people see, think, feel, and eventually began to behave as a result of Colonialism and the Residential Schools. With this change in perception and having felt these impacts, participants will have a deeper and more accurate understanding of Native people, therefore be better prepared to effectively communicate and empower native children. As a result of seeing them differently they will begin to treat them differently, and this is where change needs to happen; “The way we see people.” Brad Marsden is from the Gitsegukla Reserve within the Gitksan Nation in Northern British Columbia and an inter-generational survivor of the residential school as he was raised by his grandparents who went there. Although he never attended the school himself, he was raised by the same beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that his primary caregivers and community had to experience in the residential school. All of his important early childhood development was greatly influenced by their experience in those schools. It is his goal to help his people move forward in their lives by helping them and society become more accurately aware of the history of the residential school and the effects that it had and still has on our communities today, and more importantly, our children. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Humanities, New Curriculum, Physical Education/Health, Student Support, Trade/Career Education This workshop is also offered in session C. Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Sensory Processing in the Classroom

Janice McLeod - Langley School District What is Sensory Processing? What is Sensory Processing Disorder? What is the link between Sensory Processing and regulation difficulties seen in the classroom? What activities can be provided to improve the core competency of self regulation? Tools will be presented to Resource Teachers to take back to the school and institute easily group settings. Janice McLeod is an occupational Therapist with approximately 20 years experience in working with children. Several of those years have been in school systems. She has specialized in providing OT services to students with sensory processing difficulties and supporting teaching staff to promote sensory motor activities that encourage improved self-regulation. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Physical Education/Health, Resource Teachers

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Visual Supports for All Seetha Abeyesekera - POPARD

Participants will learn how visual supports can be implemented within the classroom to best support all learners. Opportunities for team planning and a make-and-take items will be included! Bring your own device as there will be opportunities to explore websites, apps and educational software. Seetha Abeyesekera is a presenter for POPARD. POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders) provides consultation, training and support services to all public and independent schools across BC, with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Subject: Student Support This workshop is also offered in session C.


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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Restorative Action: Peace Circles

Cristy Watson - Langley School District Kaylie Maughan - Community Justice Initiatives Langley http://www.cjibc.org Peace circles are being used in classrooms to build community and learn about different aspects of human relationships. Restorative Action is a set of principles that gives students and those who care for them, words and ideas to solve conflicts and work together collaboratively. This workshop will look at ways to facilitate peace circles and will look at the application of restorative action at the elementary/middle school levels. Cristy Watson is a district restorative action teacher who supports classroom teachers with community building Peace Circles and Mediations at elementary, middle, and high school levels. She supports CJI in training high school students to be Peer Mediators and has presented workshops on Restorative Action. Kaylie Maughan holds degrees from SFU in psychology and criminology, and a graduate certificate in youth and mental health from Thompson Rivers University. She has worked as a researched and counselor at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. She worked in the North Vancouver School district as a restorative mediator, program facilitator, and outreach worked. She also volunteers with The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), a non-profit organization doing restorative workshops in the federal corrections system and now supports Langley Schools with peace circles, peer mediation training, and “smoke jump” mediation. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Physical Education/Health This workshop is also offered in session C. Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Slahal

Carman McKay and Lekeyten - Cultural Presenters Langley Aboriginal Program In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will learn how to play a traditional bone game with Carman and Lekeyten. Carman McKay is a First Nations educator of Stó:lō and Musqueam heritage. He is a cultural presenter with the Langley Aboriginal Program. Lekeyten is a Kwantlen First Nation Elder and cultural advisor. He is an Elder-in-Residence for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and enjoys working with children of all ages. Subject: All Interested

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Through the Wardrobe Aaron Rowe and Lara Lacroix HD Stafford Middle School @adrowe

This workshop will equip teachers with a variety of tools and activities to engage students with content and go deeper in their understanding. Teachers will walk away with plans they can immediately use that incorporate a variety of technologies and make the classroom a magical place. Aaron is a teacher at HD Stafford Middle School in one world and an intergalactic smuggler in another. Lara is a Grade 8 Humanities teacher and Digital Literacy coach at HD Stafford. Co-creator of the blog www.magicclassroom.ca, she loves to both tell and listen to stories as she and her students teleport to the crazy world of Middle Earth and the Middle Ages. Her favourite things to do are laugh, read, celebrate “aha” moments and eat. Not necessarily in that order. Subject: Middle


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Office 365: OneNote & SWAY Michelle Allen - Brookswood Secondary @m35allen | thesequeltoeducation.com

We have a powerful tool on our hands: Microsoft 365. Learn the basic of OneNote and Sway, and how to start using them in your classroom. Michelle Allen is a computer sciences teacher at Brookswood Secondary in Langley, British Columbia. She works district-wide on educating teachers on the practical implementation of technology in their schools and classroom, from social media to websites. She is a Microsoft Innovative Expert, and an all-things-Apple aficionado. Her top technology tools are OneNote, Wordpress and Sphero. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Literacy, New Curriculum, Student Support, Technology

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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GM GREEN Watershed Awareness

Sarah Atherton Langley Environmental Partners Society @LEPS_Langley | www.leps.bc.ca Participate in a nationwide watershed monitoring program where students will increase environmental literacy by addressing real world, local environmental issues. This workshops will give teachers insight into class-time commitment, program expectations and tips on leading student initiated environmental outreach projects. LEPS has space for up to four classes to participate in the spring term 2016. Sarah Atherton received a Bachelor of Science in Coastal Resource Management from Southern Cross University, Australia in 2003 and soon found herself immigrating to Canada, which she now calls home. Sarah has been with LEPS since 2007, working in several different positions and is now the Education Programs Coordinator. In this role Sarah is able to take her 15 years of experience in informal education and love of children and nature based learning to all ages of learners from 3 to 99 years across Langley. Sarah is driven to provide the tools for everyday citizens to adopt positive lifestyle changes that encourage a healthy person and healthy world. Subject: Intermediate, Middle

BC Hydro Energy Explorers Program Wendy Lorch - BC Hydro School Programs

Energy Explorers is a hands-on, cross-curricular program specifically designed for kindergarten classes. Students are introduced to energy, electricity, power smart behavior and caring for the environment through a variety of practical activities and engaging resources. Teachers with a permanent class receive: - An Educator Resource Binder with activities organized into themes, background information, curriculum correlation chart and black line masters; -A Big Book of Energy including images and discussion prompts; -Student handbooks; -Posters, flashcards, stickers, buttons and a puppet. Wendy Lorch brings years of teaching experience to the development of education programs and workshop facilitation for BC Hydro School programs. She’s excited to be sharing information about energy conservation, sustainability, electrical safety and how BC Hydro’s school programs support the new BC curriculum. Subject: Primary, Kindergarten


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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I’m All About That Bell

Elizabeth Eckert - Topham Elementary/BC Guild of English Handbell Ringers www.bcgehr.com Come and learn about handbells and hand chimes in elementary, middle and high school music programs. Elizabeth Eckert has been teaching music in the Langley School District for almost nine years. Elizabeth has over 22 years of handbell experience. She has rung in both school and community handbell choirs. She directed the Queens Avenue Memorial Ringers for almost three years in New Westminster, started chime choirs at a number of elementary schools in Langley her first four years of teaching, currently conducts the Topham Chime and Handbell Choirs, and conducts the Calvin Clappers community handbell choir in Abbotsford. Elizabeth has been a clinician at “Ring Out” in 2013 and 2016, as well as BCMEA 2015. She is also an active member on the British Columbia Guild of English Handbell Ringers board, where she is the newest education director. Elizabeth wants to share her handbell and hand chime knowledge so that more teachers may want to add handbell and hand chimes to their music programs in Langley. Get ready to ring your hearts out! Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Arts

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Redesigned Primary Socials Curriculum

Jennifer Espin - Douglas Park Community School If you are wondering how to navigate the redesigned Social Studies curriculum and how you can strike a balance between content and curricular competencies, this might be the workshop for you. With a focus on working with early learners, we will explore how to inspire and model critical thinking and communication skills in the subject area. Let’s learn from one another and find out what we are already doing that works, and what we can expand on. Jennifer has taught in the district for 15 years; the past eight years in K and 1. She recently completed her Masters in Education (with a focus on the early learner). She served on the Social Studies curriculum team for the most recent revision and is dedicated to inspiring critical thinking in young learners. Subject: Primary, New Curriculum, K-2

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Turn On Your Brain! Anne Midzain and Kim Heber Learning Support Services @AnneMidzain / @KimHeber

Come and join us for a fun, energizing session. We will introduce you to a wealth of Brain Breaks for the classroom setting. Brain Breaks refocus our neural circuitry with either stimulating or quieting practices that generate increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, where problem solving and emotional regulation occur. Purposeful use of brain breaks in your practice will benefit both yourself and your students! Anne and Kim are district integration support teachers with Learning Support Services. They have the privilege of working with school resource teams around the Langley School District and especially enjoy being able to share resources and develop programming that support the diverse needs of today’s students in inclusive classrooms. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Student Support


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When Kindergarten Assessment Works!

Kathy Nelson and Amanda Slade Langley School District Three years ago, kindergarten and K/1 teachers came together to begin the discussions around assessment. We would like to continue exploring assessment of our kindergarten students, as we know the impact of kindergarten is very powerful. It is through our knowledge of what students already know and are able to do, which allows teachers to make the best choice of how and what to teach. We invite you to attend one of the sessions listed below to become familiar with the Kindergarten Screening Protocol as our district moves forward with a common Kindergarten assessment. Please note this session is only open to Langley School District kindergarten and grade one teachers. Kathy Nelson has been teaching in Langley School District for 35 years. Currently, she is working in the Instructions Services department as district literacy teacher K-7. Amanda Slade is a district teacher in Early Learning in Langley. Also a Kindergarten classroom teacher, Amanda is interested playful learning and integrated curriculum. She believes in the power of collaboration and works with children and adults to create powerful learning environments.

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Aboriginal Primary Science

Terri Mack and Brenda Boreham - Strong Nations @strong_nations | www.strongnations.com Come join us as we walk through the new Aboriginal learning standards for science. We will highlight some of the recommended resources and have plenty of opportunity for questions. Each participant will leave with a document which outlines all of the new Aboriginal learning standards in science and the associated connected resources Terri Mack has worked for 20 years in Aboriginal education with a focus on literacy acquisition for early, primary and intermediate learners. She has provided literacy workshops across the country all with a focus on moving Aboriginal learners forward. Terri is currently the owner of Strong Nations Publishing Inc., which is an Aboriginal educational publishing house and both an online Indigenous book store and bricks and mortar bookstore. Brenda Boreham is a retired primary teacher. She currently writes for Strong Nations and the Canadian Teacher magazine. Subject: Primary, Aboriginal Education, Literacy

Subject: Primary, Literacy Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Button Blankets

Krystal Delong - Cultural Presenter Put together and decorate a miniature button blanket. Participants will work on sewing skills, technique and threading needles. Krystal is a cultural presenter who shares about her family history, culture, and importance of button blankets. She now passes this on to her own daughter and enjoys sharing her culture in her presentations. Subject: Aboriginal Education, Arts

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Aboriginal Designed Aprons

Danica Hansen-Hughes and Bonnie Van Hatten Langley School District Make an apron choosing one of four designed shared by the very talented Tahltan/Tlingit artist Una Ann Moyer. Danica Hansen-Hughes has worked in the Langley School District for the past 13 years as an Aboriginal Support Worker. Subject: Aboriginal Education, All Interested


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

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Tools for the Beginning Artist

Christopher Friesen - University of the Fraser Valley One of the great deterrents for a student to take a visual arts class is confidences. Chris usually hears things like “I can’t draw a stickman.” What if you were able to show them how to look and what to look for, how to approach a drawing that is immediately understandable for them through a quantitative way? For a teacher, this allows any level of student to improve their approach with respect to drawing and transferable skills and to engage in an inquiry based learning process. This workshop is designed to teach the beginning artist to help them in understanding and implementing the key artistic tools and techniques for creating a basic composition about forms. The workshop focuses on a unique device called the “drawing window” that helps form a technical approach to drawing and reinforces this approach over time to create a transferable skill set associated with technical drawing. Through a combination of short lectures, unique demonstrations of fundamental concepts in drawing and painting, and hands-on time in the studio this workshop will help students break away from two-dimensional “symbolic thinking” and become confident ‘picture makers’ equipped with the skills and surprising techniques used by artists throughout history. Christopher Friesen is a painter, community advocate and an educator. Friesen lives in Langley, British Columbia. His teaching focuses on painting, drawing and different modes of cultural discourse ranging from specific formal painting concerns to community engagement through mural projects. Friesen is an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in the Visual Arts Department. Friesen is the current president of the Abbotsford Arts Council. Friesen has been on juries for public art proposals to the City of Abbotsford as well as a juror and founding committee member of the Fraser Valley Regional Biennale 2011, 2013 and 2015. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Lethbridge and his Masters Degree in Fine Art (MFA) from the University of Regina. Friesen is represented by the Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Arts, New Curriculum, Student Support, Technology This workshop is also offered in session C.

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

Effective Teams in the Middle Michael Carlyle and Kevan Reeve Yorkson Creek Middle School Administrators @mcarlyle_YCMS | www.ycms.sd35.bc.ca

Michael and Kevan will look at what constitutes effective teams, the benefits of having an effective team and how this can positively impact student behaviour and achievement as well as school culture. Michael Carlyle has been a vice-principal for four years and Kevan Reeve has been an administrator for eight years in Langley, both at the high school and middle school levels. Subject: Intermediate, Middle

Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM

What’s New with Online Resources

Deb Cowland - District Teacher Librarian New curriculum and great online resources are available free to your school through the district Library Learning Commons. We will explore how National Geographic Kids, Worldbook Online, Searchasaurus and more can support you and teaching with the new curriculum and the inquiry process. Deb has been a teacher librarian in Langley for a long time. In fact, she can remember teaching in a time before email. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, New Curriculum


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Beaded Cedar Bracelet Laurie Brummitt - Aboriginal Program

The Stó:lō people believe that the spirit of a very generous man, Xepá:y, still exists inside the cedar tree today. Laurie takes a thin strip of inner cedar bark, soaks it in water, twines it into a bracelet and adds seed beads creating a unique and beautiful piece of jewelry. Laurie has been working closely with Kwantlen Nation for the past 17 years as a member of the Aboriginal program. She is also a member of the Coast Salish Arts and Cultural Society. Laurie started beading at the age of 12 and all of her designs are original. She carries the Aboriginal name c’ewáθənəq, which means “one who helps teach language” in the Coast Salish language dialect called Halq̓emeylem.

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Tips & Tricks for SEAs

Meena Sangha - Langley School District @meenasd35 Nobody can do their job without the right tools. You’ll walk away with an toolkit of websites and apps that can be used with elementary school students. You can use your kit the very next day! Meena Sangha is the district vice-principal of the Learning Support Services with 18 years of experience in the general education classroom, alternate settings and overseas. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Student Support, SEAs

Subject: Aboriginal Education

Session BC: 10:20 AM to 1:30 PM

Teaching ELLs - What’s In Your Toolbox? Karen Beatty - LangleyELL/SIOP @LangleySIOP | sd35ell.ca

What is SIOP? SIOP is good teaching plus+ purposeful teaching of the language necessary for ELLs to understand content. It is a model based on sheltered instruction designed to make grade-level academic content understandable for English learners while at the same time developing their English language. The SIOP Model is an incredibly flexible and systematic way to introduce support for ELLs in a wide variety of classroom settings _ including multilevel groupings, grade levels K-12 and in multiple subject areas. The framework also lends itself well to differentiate instruction for all learners and has been proven to improve the academic performance for English speakers. Did you take the SIOP sessions in June and want a review? Want to know how to meet the needs of the language learners in your class? Want to learn how to differentiate your instruction? Want to learn how to teach more open-ended lessons that allow all students to participate? Want to know how to make your classroom more collaborative? Then this is the session for you! (Source: Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short) Karen Beatty is currently the district vice-principal ELL/SWIS for the Langley School District. She has taught ELL and International students in the Langley School District for a number of years. Karen’s previous position was in the role of ESL Coordinator/District Teacher providing support for ELL teachers and classroom/subject area teachers in their delivery of instruction to English Language Learners. Her specialist skills in both ESL pedagogy and practice have led to consultations with other school districts, ministry personnel, professional and community organizations. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, French, Humanities, Literacy, Math, Student Support, ELL


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Langley Secondary School - 21405 - 56th Avenue, Langley Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Indigenous Pedagogy & Decolonization

Wenona Victor - University of the Fraser Valley @WenonaV This workshop covers the dos and don’ts of Indigenizing your curricula. Dr. Wenona Victor is the Indigenous Studies faculty member at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is Sto:lo and the mother of three children. She teaches Indigenous content courses for social work, criminology, history, education and First Nations studies. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Humanities, New Curriculum, Student Support

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Sharing Session for ACE-IT Teachers

Sherri Silcox-Burk and Langley’s ACE-IT Teachers This session is designed for Langley’s ACEIT Teachers of piping/plumbing, hairdressing, auto service tech, and carpentry. We will be sharing strategies, program updates and industry opportunities. Langley’s ACE-IT programs offer industrysanctioned trades training for approximately 90 Langley students annually. Our excellent teachers play a key role in the success of Langley’s ACE IT programs, and we are fortunate to have a great team. Subject: ACE IT teachers only

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Ancient Traditional Native Games Mike James www.aahngp.ca

This workshop will include a series of ancient traditional Native games that were originated by the Native ancestors. These games are no longer played and Mike is the only person that delivers these kinds of workshops in Canada. They provide a unique way to re-integrate some of our culture to our people, as well as share the ways of our people with our non-Native brothers and sisters. These games were played for various reasons, some purposes include: settling disputes, offering respect to the “life givers” (women), spiritual significance, etc. These are team games that include lots of physical activity and are tons of fun. For the past 31 years, Mike has been traveling throughout North America delivering self-help programs. He delivers programs on ancient traditional Native games; health an wellness issues; culture; suicide prevention, etc. Mike is a single parent from Skowkale FN; he has brought his daughter Collette with him since she was a young child. Mike’s dedication to help Native people cope with typical life issues extends beyond his work life. Mike is a certified alcohol and drug counselor, Sacred Bundle Carrier and Sweat Lodge Keeper. He conducts ceremonies for numerous individuals of all Nations when requested. Mike is also very involved in his community; he coaches numerous teams in a variety of soccer tournaments. Mike is also called upon to speak, drum and sing at local ceremonies such as funerals, special cultural events and various community activities. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Physical Education/Health


Session B: 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM Carla Clapton, Natalie Roberts & Nimi Sidhu

#NotYourAverageNovelStudy

Help -- This Kid is Out of Control! Caitlin Kellner and Monika Tarampi

Slahal Carman McKay and Lekeyten

Aboriginal Story Telling Comes Alive! Carolyn Roberts

I’m All About That Bell Elizabeth Eckert

Through the Wardrobe Aaron Rowe and Lara Lacroix

Avez-Vous un iPad?: Apps for All! Katherine Mulski

IEP Writing & Indigenous Caregivers Melanie Nelson

Tips & Tricks for SEAs Meena Sangha

BC Hydro Energy Explorers(K) Wendy Lorch

Inuit Culture and Storytelling Michael and Geraldine Kusugak

Tools for the Beginning Artist Christopher Friesen

Beaded Cedar Bracelet Laurie Brummitt

iPads for the L2 Classroom Ellen Bornowsky and Brenda Gough

Turn On Your Brain! Anne Midzain and Kim Heber

Beyond the Basics with myBlueprint Gil Silberstein

Ks In the World of Math: Make & Take Lisa Jamieson

Visual Supports for All Seetha Abeyesekera

Button Blankets Krystal Delong

Languages For All Amber DeVriendt

Thinking Outside the X Kim Cline

Children’s Yoga for Self-Regulation Jennie Abbot

Legacy of Residential Schools Cecelia Reekie

What’s New With Online Resources Deb Cowland

Classroom Design for Engagement Shelley Rolston

LGBT2Q+ Movie Time Brandon Yan

When Kindergarten Assessment Works! Kathy Nelson and Amanda Slade

Coloured Pencil I - Fundamentals Deborah Strong

Math Beyond the Textbook Deanna Lightbody

GM GREEN Watershed Awareness Sarah Atherton

Connecting Division and Fractions Carole Fullerton

Math Games - Part 1 Julia Henrey

Seven Sacred Laws Through Graffiti Jeska Slater

Container Gardening in the Classroom

Medicine Wheel Sheila Jack

Guided Math: Kindergarten and Gr. 1 Shelly Gardiner

Data Collection for All! Kristin Sickavish

New Curriculum & Outdoor Classrooms

Aboriginal Primary Science Terri Mack and Brenda Boreham

Dig-Citizenship is Not One Lesson Sandra Averill

Online Resources & the New Curriculum

Monica Spreitzer & Alison Hewitt

Danica Hansen-Hughes & Bonnie Van Hatten

Effective Teams in the Middle Michael Carlyle & Kevan Reeve

Project of Heart Gail Stromquist

Teaching ELLs - What’s In Your Toolbox?

Emotional & Spiritual Literacy Richard Wagamese

Reclaim the Control in Your Class Paul Munnalall

Office 365: OneNote & SWAY Michelle Allen

Empowering Students in Sustainability Be the Change

Refugees in Schools Lisa Sadler

Assessment At-A-Glance Sam Muraca

Sensory Processing in the Classroom Janice McLeod

Residential School Workshop Brad Marsden

Gizmos- Math and Science Tammy Farrer

Getting Fresh with FreshGrade Tracy Cramer

Restorative Action: Peace Circles Cristy Watson & Kaylie Maughan

Redesigned Primary Socials Curriculum

Heather Lee

Vanessa Lee and Sara Mimick

Aboriginal Designed Aprons

Karen Beatty (B & C)

Jennifer Espin

Register at thinklangley.com by Friday, February 12.


Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM Drumming and Singing Sheila Jack

Residential School Workshop Brad Marsden

Tools for the Beginning Artist Christopher Friesen

French is Fun! Ellen Bornowsky

Resiliency Morneau-Shippell

A Teacher’s Guide to Heritage Fairs Jeff Chenatte and Dr. K. Jane Watt

Getting Fresh with FreshGrade Tracy Cramer

Restorative Action: Peace Circles Cristy Watson & Kaylie Maughan

Ancient Traditional Native Games Mike James

Guided Math Instruction Made Easy! Kim Cline

Do You See the Math? Carolyn Roberts

Avez-Vous un iPad?: Apps for All! Kat Mulski

Developing a Growth Mindset Shelley Rolston

Running Records 101 Amanda Leach

BC Hydro Energy Detectives Gr. 1-3 Wendy Lorch

IEP Writing & Indigenous Caregivers Melanie Nelson

Project Engagement! Sandra Averill

Karen Cooper, Vern Mainman & Nimi Sidhu

Inclusion - What Next? Diana Wilk

Self-Regulation Dianne Chretien

Co-Occurring Disorders Ernie Cardinal

Indigenous Pedagogy & Decolonization

Wenona Victor

Seven Sacred Laws Through Graffiti Jeska Slater

Coloured Pencils II - The Cat’s Meow Deborah Strong

Innovative Tools - K-5 Math Deanna Lightbody

Sharing Session for ACE-IT Teachers Sherri Silcox-Burk & ACE-IT Teachers

Data Collection for All! Kristin Sickavish

Inuit Culture Jennie Heyes

Strategies for Addition & Subtraction Carole Fullerton

Decolonizing Mythologies Brandon Gabriel

Inuit Culture and Storytelling Michael and Geraldine Kusugak

Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Students Lucas Wilson

Ks In the World of Math-Make & Take Teaching ELLs - What’s In Your Toolbox? Karen Beatty (B & C) Lisa Jamieson

Engaging Students’ Brains

Riding the Hope Train

Diane Courtney, Angie Cottrell, and Christie Friesen

Seasonal Calendar of the Katzie

Peggy Plumstead-Mcleod ,Susan Miller, Robin Green & Brandy Lekakis

LGBT2Q+ Movie Time Brandon Yan

Teen Yoga & Mindfulness Gaylene Thoeny

Library Techs - Sharing Our Knowledge

Joanie Proske

Teens Growing Up With FASDs Caitlin Kellner

Literature Circles Tammy Farrer

The Power of Google Classroom Shawn Davids

Math Games - Part 2 Julia Henrey

Primary Aboriginal Social Studies Terri Mack and Brenda Boreham

Opening the Doors to Literacy Ruth Hodgins and Sandy Murray

Métis Culture Larry and Pam Goldsack

U.D.L. At-a-Glance Anne Midzain and Kim Heber

OneNote Teacher Academy Dustin Jez

New Curriculum & Outdoor Classrooms

Vanessa Lee and Sara Mimick

Visual Supports for All Seetha Abeyesekera

Language Revitalization and Culture Fern Gabriel and Lisa Thomas

Witness Kwantlen First Nation Cheryl Gabriel and Lekeyten

Waste Away that Waste Sarah Atherton and Heather Lee

Woodworking for Kids Don Thomson

What is Imaginative Education (IE)? Kavita Hoonjan

Utiliser des Approaches du 21e Siècle Alison Hewitt

Keep Calm and Explain Everything

Kendra Simonetto & Alexandra Baxfield

Work Experience Program Training Marci Statham & Edna Schuerhaus


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Do You See the Math?

Carolyn Roberts - Aboriginal Programs SD35 @mcarolynroberts You have always heard of the connection between math and music; there is also a connection between math and art. Let me show you the connections that can be made with traditional Haida Art and math, using story, drawing, and math we will create a unique piece of Haida-inspired art. This lesson is focused for middle school.

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Engaging Students’ Brains

Karen Cooper, Vern Mainman and Nimi Sidhu Langley School District @misskarencooper / @SidhuNimi In this workshop, we will present you with 20 strategies that take advantage of how students’ brains learn best. Be prepared to move, engage, and have fun! Karen Cooper is a Grade 6 teacher at HD Stafford Middle School while Nimi Sidhu teaches in a Grade 6 classroom and the Learning Commons at Yorkson Creek Middle School. Vern Mainman is a Grade 8 teacher also at Yorkson Creek. Karen is early in her teaching career, Nimi has been with the Langley School District while Vern has been teaching for the past 25 years. The three of them recently attended the AMLE conference in Columbus. They are excited to share their new strategies with you.

Carolyn Roberts is a district teacher focusing on math and literacy for the Langley School District Aboriginal program. Carolyn’s Aboriginal heritage and knowledge allows her to incorporate Aboriginal traditions and ways of knowing into the classroom. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Math, New Curriculum

Subject: Middle

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Métis Culture

Larry and Pam Goldsack - Brookswood Secondary School Larry and Pam Goldsack will present an historical view of Métis community and culture. Using hands-on artifacts, and family history stories, they will take you from the varied beginnings of Red River Métis identity to present day Métis culture. Time permitting, a lesson in painted beadwork will be offered. Pam is an accomplished Métis beadwork artist whose art is currently being shown with the Walking With My Sisters art installation touring North America. She a member of the Waycea Métis community, and has a family history connected to the early Red River days. She is an Aboriginal support worker in the Langley School District. Larry is a social studies teacher at Brookswood Secondary School in Langley. His interest in Métis families, and their culture, has helped Pam to discover the historical significance of her family and the important role they played in Canadian history. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Arts, French, Humanities, New Curriculum


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

A Teacher’s Guide to Heritage Fairs Jeff Chenatte and Dr. K. Jane Watt British Columbia Heritage Fairs http://museum.tol.ca/

Explore Heritage Fairs from concept to creation and understand what the curricular value of this project is and how supportive it can be of a wide number of prescribed learning outcomes. This workshop will methodically cover all aspects of the Heritage Fair process from developing a sound topic, to questioning techniques and creative representation of subject matter. Heritage Fairs offer students a new appreciation of family, community and national heritage. They also act as a vehicle for direct parent and family involvement. Dr. K. Jane Watt is an well respected local author and principal at Fenton Street Publishing, she is also the provincial coordinator of Heritage Fairs BC. Jeff Chenatte has been working supporting Heritage Fairs for over a decade. He is the arts and heritage educator for the Township of Langley at the Langley Centennial Museum. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Aboriginal Education, Arts

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Co-Occurring Disorders Ernie Cardinal - Aboriginal Department

As more Aboriginal families deal with intergenerational traumas, addictions, and mental health issues, it can be difficult to support the young Aboriginal learner. This workshop focuses on the holistic approach to caring and supporting the Aboriginal family while understanding what CoOccurring Disorders are and how they affect the individual and community. Ernie Cardinal, an Aboriginal support worker for the Langley School District, has worked with the most vulnerable and marginalized peoples for the last twenty years in both Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and Whalley (Surrey’s innercity) as a youth and street outreach worker, family strengthening worker and youth homelessness shelter counsellor. Ernie has specialized training dealing with Aboriginal youth and the Native community and holds an advanced certificate in Co-Occurring Disorders. Ernie, a member of the Cree Nation, is committed to sharing the Aboriginal perspective of child and youth care through his belief in the Medicine Wheel and Seven Sacred Teachings. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Student Support, Counselling

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

French is Fun!

Ellen Bornowsky - SBO / LFMSS Teachers and digital literacy coaches from participating elementary schools will share their experiences using iPad minis to explore two of the big ideas in the new core French curriculum: listening and viewing with intent helps us to acquire French and with basic French, we can describe ourselves and our interests. Bring your iPad or computer. We’ll have time to explore the apps we’ve been using so you can create sample projects and lesson plans to use next week. Ellen is the district teacher for languages. She has a passion for student engagement and success for all learners and her classroom practise focusses on formative assessment and its role in improving student achievement. Ellen is a life-long learner and an avid reader and traveller. In her life outside of school, she studies piano and judges figure skating and sometimes wishes she’d picked easier hobbies. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, French, New Curriculum, Spanish, German, Japanese


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Avez-Vous un iPad?: Apps for All! Katherine Mulski - Simon Fraser University/SD35 @Teachinginthe21 http://teachinginthe21.weebly.com

Explore and play with some tried, tested and true apps for the iPad. Delivered in English, highlighted applications will help add to your tech tool belt for the facilitation of teaching French and modern languages in middle and secondary classrooms (a workshop focused on primary and intermediate teachers is offered in session B). Katherine will provide concrete examples and troubleshooting tips to help you gain confidence in having fun and applying these applications in your classroom. Have an iPad?: Will have fun with modern languages! Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own iPads as a limited amount will be made available. A handout with links, tips and tricks will be provided. Katherine Mulski is currently a seconded Teacher working as an Inservice Faculty Associate for Field Programs at Simon Fraser University. When not teaching diploma programs for teachers, you can find her assisting colleagues as a Digital Literacy Coach and teaching grade Seven French Immersion for the Langley School District (35). Kat advocates for purposeful leveraging of technology and fun in the classroom. She is currently continuing her research as an EdD candidate. Subject: Middle, Secondary French Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Shelley Rolston - Literacy/Numeracy Coach, Langley School District @shelleyrolston1

Caitlin Kellner - SBO

Developing a Growth Mindset

There seems to be a real shift in education today. Our redesigned curriculum allows for greater freedom in instruction and instructional strategies but where do you start? Starting with a growth mindset for yourself and your students will allow you to teach the big ideas and learn and grow with your students. As you build this new mindset in your classroom, you will notice increased engagement of your students, less conflict and more problem solving and more joy in teaching. This workshop will leave you empowered with lots of practical ideas that you can implement right away. Shelley is a literacy/numeracy coach for Langley. She is in her twenty-fifth year teaching in Langley and is passionate about literacy, social and emotional learning and assessment for learning. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, New Curriculum

Teens Growing Up With FASDs

In this session, we will watch a documentary called Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up With FASDs that profiles four adolescents in their journeys through childhood and into adulthood. There will be a short discussion following the viewing. Caitlin Kellner is a District Teacher with Learning Support Services. She serves as a district partner to the Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (POPFASD). Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Student Support


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

BC Hydro Energy Detectives, Gr. 1-3 Wendy Lorch - BC Hydro School Programs

With engaging lessons, materials and activities that promote observation and investigation, this crosscurricular program encourages students to play an active role in energy conservation in their school. Energy Detectives supports the core competencies and big ideas of the new curriculum for primary grades. The resource is also available in French. Teachers with a permanent class receive: • Smarty and the Energy Detectives: The Mysterious Equation colourful storybooks; • Teacher Resource Guide with lesson plans and black-line masters; • Student handbooks with various activities; • Playing cards and posters to teach an electrical safety message. Wendy Lorch brings years of teaching experience to the development of education programs and workshop facilitation for BC Hydro School programs. She’s excited to be sharing information about energy conservation, sustainability, electrical safety and how BC Hydro’s school programs support the new BC curriculum. Subject: Primary, New Curriculum Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Drumming and Singing Sheila Jack D.W. Poppy Secondary School and the Aboriginal Program

Sheila will share the protocols and traditions around Aboriginal drumming and singing, the care of a drum and sharing of songs. Sheila Jack has been an Aboriginal Support Worker for the Langley School District for 10 years. She is of Métis heritage and has spent much of the last 20 years learning her culture. She is a drummer and singer, a writer and her passion is her horses. Subject: Aboriginal Education

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Waste Away that Waste

Sarah Atherton and Heather Lee (LEPS) Langley Environmental Partners Society @LEPS_Langley | www.leps.bc.ca In this workshop, educators will learn the ins and outs of the municipal and school district recycling programs through a variety of hands-on, engaging activities and songs. Educators will discover the importance of reducing waste through a litter-less lunch program guide and find out why it’s important to reduce green waste. Sarah Atherton has been working as an environmental educator for over 15 years and has experience working in both Australia and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science and has always been interested in connecting children with nature and creating awareness of the impact of people on their local watersheds. For the past eight years she has worked for Langley Environmental Partners Society and has a strong working relationship with many teachers across the Langley School District. Heather completed her BA in Physical Geography from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She has also obtained a certificate in Horticulture and Landscape Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. Previous to joining LEPS, Heather accumulated experience teaching by designing and implementing environmental programs for children, adults and seniors. As an avid gardener and outdoor enthusiast, she has spent six years working in the horticulture industry, with a specialization in residential gardening and design, as well as building, maintaining, and harvesting vegetable gardens in both rural and urban settings. She is inspired by seeing her students making meaningful and lasting connections with the natural world. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary


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Inuit Culture and Storytelling

Michael and Geraldine Kusugak - Totally Cool Stories www.michaelkusugak.com Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak is a gifted and mesmerizing storyteller. In Inuit culture, storytellers learn their craft by listening to stories told to them as children. These stories are ancient and compelling, told over and over again changing slightly with each teller’s telling. Michael was introduced to the stories by his grandmother while he was traveling by dog team living in igloos and sod huts at the Arctic Circle. He weaves these stories with stories of his life, a life of rapid change and adaptation. Michael’s storytelling will transport you to another world. Michael will also allow some time for questions and discussion. This can be a wonderful opportunity for teachers to bring resources they are using for teaching about Inuit. Michael Kusugak grew up in Repulse Bay, NWT (now Nunavut). During his childhood, his family travelled by dog sled, living a traditional Inuit lifestyle. He is the author of fifteen children’s books including: A Promise Is A Promise; Baseball Bats for Christmas; Hide and Sneak; Northern Lights; The Soccer Trails; The Littlest Sled Dog and his latest picture book T is for Territories and more. Michael’s books have received many awards including the Winner of the prestigious Vicky Metcalf Award in 2008 for a body of work in Children’s Literature. Michael Kusugak recently moved to Vancouver Island,from Rankin Inlet, Nunavut to allow him better access to travel for touring. Michael continues to write and travel extensively throughout the world telling stories. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education This workshop is also offered in session B.

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Deanna Lightbody - Instructional Services @lightbody_d | http://35mathk8.weebly.com

Jennie Heyes - Cultural Presenter Langley Aboriginal Program

Innovative Tools - K-5 Math Innovative Tools To Enhance Your K-5 Math Class Looking for innovative ways to engage your students and build understanding in math? In this session, we will explore open-ended iPad apps, interactive websites and other visual tools that support our new math curriculum. Please bring your own iPad with the following apps pre-loaded: Book Creator, Explain Everything, Draw and Tell, Educreations, Chatterpix Skitch, Doodle Buddy, Drawing Pad, Hundreds Chart, Geoboard, Number Frames, Number Pieces, and Number Lines. Deanna Lightbody works in Instructional Services as a district teacher for numeracy K-8. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Math

Inuit Culture

In a demonstration of her classroom presentations, Jennie will use authentic clothing items and fishing implements to share her culture with you. Jennie’s presentation will give students a general overview of Inuit culture throughout the seasons. Jennie Heyes is Inuk from Perry River, Nunavut. She holds a teaching degree from the Northwest Territories and now works part-time as an Elder at BCIT. Having presented in the district for a number of years, Jennie enjoys sharing her Inuit culture and soapstone carving skills with students. Jennie enjoys Reiki and counseling in her spare time. Subject: Intermediate, Aboriginal Education


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Tammy Farrer - Langley School District

Kristin Sickavish - POPARD

Literature Circles

Literature circles are essentially book clubs for students that help to instill a love of reading and encourage critical and creative thinking. All of this, and differentiated learning too! Although Literature Circles can look different in every classroom, you will learn different strategies and activities to add to your own toolkit. If reading is the great passion you carry into the new curriculum, find ways to make literature circles, the “small group learning” that works for you and your students. Tammy Farrer has been teaching in the Langley School District since 1992. She has used literature circles as part of a balanced literacy program since 1998. Subject: Intermediate

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Data Collection for All!

Individualized data collection from Individual Education Plans (IEPs) can be fun and easy. Yes, easy! Participants will learn and practice a variety of data collection tools to use within and outside the classroom. Discussion of how to interpret data will also be included. Kristin is a presenter for POPARD. POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders) provides consultation, training and support services to all public and independent schools across BC, with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Subject: Student Support This workshop is also offered in session B.

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Coloured Pencils II - The Cat’s Meow Deborah Strong - Independent Visual Artist www.catnmousedesigns.com

Take coloured pencil to the next level. If you participated in the Coloured Pencil Fundamentals workshop earlier in the day, or if you already have a good handle on how to use coloured pencils, learn to combine techniques through the completion of a step-by-step mini project. Using student-quality, wax-based pencil crayons, bring to life an image of a familiar animal (an ordinary housecat) from its bright eyes, to its wispy whiskers, to its soft, fluffy fur. This project should inspire you to greater explorations of this versatile medium. A step-by-step information handout will be included. Visual artist Deborah Strong is herself a product of the Langley School District. She grew up in Aldergrove and went on to earn a Fine Arts Diploma from University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford. She began using pencil crayons in elementary school but simply didn’t quit, and in 2012 was awarded first prize at the Coloured Pencil Society of Canada’s national exhibition in Ottawa. Her ongoing interest in this ordinary and often-overlooked medium has driven her to explore its possibilities and expand her knowledge. Deborah is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian artists and continues to live in Langley where she operates a home-based art studio. Her artistic passion focusses on creating images of the animals and birds that surround her - a theme that reflects the creatures, both wild and domesticated, found here in southwestern BC. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Arts


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Getting Fresh with FreshGrade Tracy Cramer - James Kennedy @tracyacramer

Now that I have your attention with the title... participants will learn about FreshGrade and e-portfolios and what they can do for you. Where to start and how to be off and running with them on Monday. Where to locate the new curriculum and how to make FreshGrade work for you and your students. Tracy is a K/1 teacher at James Kennedy Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia. She is a student working towards her Masters in Education Leadership with a focus on technology. Tracy is an active member with her personal learning network on Twitter and is a true believer and advocate in knocking down all four walls of a classroom and having both teachers and students share their work with the world.

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Project Engagement Sandra Averill - #think35 @Av3rill

You have a teacher laptop; your students have iPads or iPhones. Together, you can create powerful messages. Learn how to use different apps to capture video footage which will then be assembled in iMovie. You will need your teacher laptop & an iPad with Explain Everything, Green Screen by Do Ink, and ChatterPix by Duck, Duck Moose. Sandra Averill is the #think35 district teacher for digital literacies K-12. She believes that technology is best used when it engages students in creative and critical thinking. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, New Curriculum, Technology

Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle This workshop is also offered in session B. Session BC: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Teaching ELLs - What’s In Your Toolbox? Karen Beatty - LangleyELL/SIOP @LangleySIOP | sd35ell.ca

What is SIOP? SIOP is good teaching plus+ purposeful teaching of the language necessary for ELLs to understand content. It is a model based on sheltered instruction designed to make grade-level academic content understandable for English learners while at the same time developing their English language. The SIOP Model is an incredibly flexible and systematic way to introduce support for ELLs in a wide variety of classroom settings _ including multilevel groupings, grade levels K-12 and in multiple subject areas. The framework also lends itself well to differentiate instruction for all learners and has been proven to improve the academic performance for English speakers. Did you take the SIOP sessions in June and want a review? Want to know how to meet the needs of the language learners in your class? Want to learn how to differentiate your instruction? Want to learn how to teach more open-ended lessons that allow all students to participate? Want to know how to make your classroom more collaborative? Then this is the session for you! (Source: Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt, and Deborah J. Short) Karen Beatty is currently the district vice-principal ELL/SWIS for the Langley School District. She has taught ELL and International students in the Langley School District for a number of years. Karen’s previous position was in the role of ESL Coordinator/District Teacher providing support for ELL teachers and classroom/subject area teachers in their delivery of instruction to English Language Learners. Her specialist skills in both ESL pedagogy and practice have led to consultations with other school districts, ministry personnel, professional and community organizations. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, French, Humanities, Literacy, Math, Student Support, ELL


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Diana Wilk - Langley School District @dianawilk1

Seetha Abeyesekera - POPARD

Inclusion - What Next? Were you inspired by Paula Kluth in October or heard how inspiring she was and want to learn more? Join us for a conversation about how you can make her vision of a fully inclusive school a reality! We will focus on ways to build an inclusive culture in your school, using tools from leaders like Paula Kluth, Faye Brownlie, Pat Mirenda, and Shelley Moore. Examples and practical strategies for administrators, teachers, resource teachers and SEAs will be shared. Diana is the principal at Glenwood Elementary. She has worked in the area of learning support for over 20 years. She is passionate about inclusive education and working collaboratively to find ways for all students to belong and learn in school.

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Visual Supports for All

Participants will learn how visual supports can be implemented within the classroom to best support all learners. Opportunities for team planning and a make-and-take items will be included! Bring your own device as there will be opportunities to explore websites, apps and educational software. Seetha Abeyesekera is a presenter for POPARD. POPARD (Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders) provides consultation, training and support services to all public and independent schools across BC, with a primary focus on increasing the capacity of school district staff to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Subject: Student Support This workshop is also offered in session B.

Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Student Support Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

IEP Writing and Indigenous Caregivers Melanie Nelson - University of British Columbia @mtnelson554

The purpose of this workshop is to share and facilitate dialogue on approaches to the Individual Education Plan (IEP) writing process with Indigenous parents and caregivers. This is an important area to address because there is a significant number of Indigenous students in the Langley School District and Indigenous students have been over-represented in several special needs categories for years. During this workshop, we will engage in dialogue around issues relevant to the topic including funding sources, an overview of the IEP writing process, issues to take into consideration when working with Indigenous caregivers, and best practice approaches to collaboration with Indigenous families. You will walk away with resources to help facilitate your own practice when working with Indigenous parents and caregivers. Melanie Nelson is Samahquam from the In-SHUCK-ch Nation and currently on leave from the North Vancouver School District completing the second year of a Masters of Arts in School Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis research will explore the experience of Aboriginal parents of students with special needs and the education system. She taught in the Lower Mainland for ten years and has experience teaching in mainstream, adapted, modified, and alternate settings. Melanie has taught each grade from K-12 and adult education, and has held positions at the classroom, school-wide, and district level. The majority of her experience is in Special Education and Aboriginal Education including years of experience as a case manager for students with special needs, with regular IEP writing and school-based team attendance. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, and Diploma in Special Education in Behavior Disorders. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Student Support This workshop is also offered in session B.


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OneNote Teacher Academy Dustin Jez - Fair Chance Learning @dustinjez | www.fairchancelearning.com

With Microsoft OneNote, teachers can create notebooks to stay organized, deliver curriculum, and collaborate with students and or colleagues. In this hands on workshop we will explore how OneNote: a free app on any device #BYOD can enhance the flow of learning. Learn how creating, sharing, and collaborating with students and colleagues can be enhance when accomplished all in one place! Finally, we will highlight districts who are using OneNote to support deeper learning across Canada. Empower your teaching practice with a digital learning tool. Dustin Jez is the cofounder of Fair Chance Learning. He is a Canadian university graduate who is certified to teach both in Ontario and New York State. Dustin focuses on educational leadership and professional development in a modern contemporary learning environment. He has worked extensively in developing professional development programming and instructional strategies for schools and school boards across Canada striving to successfully align technology with overall Board learning goals. He is passionate about improving achievement outcomes for all students, professional development, leadership, and meaningful technology integration. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Technology Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Woodworking for Kids

Don Thomson - DonCol Nature Products If you have never pounded a nail, then this is the workshop for you. Woodworking for kids introduces basic carpentry to children in a safe and rewarding manner. Since 1995, DonCol Nature Products has been providing simple to assemble nature kits to a wide variety of customers including: schools, community groups, governments and retailers across B.C. In addition, the workshop will cover a wide range of other woodworking projects suitable for children of all ages. Don Thomson is in his third year of retirement from Langley, after 32 years in the classroom. Don is spending his retirement time: fishing, traveling, fitness, playing with his grandchildren, and of course wood working. Don is frequently heard to say “retirement, there is no such thing... you simply redirect your energy in another direction.” Subject: All Interested

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Ks in the World of Math: Make and Take Lisa Jamieson - Royal Heights Surrey School District

Kindergarten children are natural explorers and love to engage in activities that activate their curiosity. Come along and explore the endless possibilities of engaging our youngest learners in a world filled with numbers, shapes and more. You will not only make a variety of different games and engaging activities to take away with you but you will receive a collection of other ideas to easily make on your own. All you will have to do is say “Go” and watch as your students head off into the world of math. Please bring scissors, glue stick and stapler. Lisa Jamieson is a Kindergarten specialist with extensive graduate work in early childhood education and parent education. She has presented to many audiences including teachers, parents and provincial PAC groups. Lisa has been a teacher for over 25 years and is currently a principal in the Surrey School District. Subject: Math, Kindergarten, Grade One This workshop is also offered in session B.


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Library Techs - Sharing Our Knowledge Joanie Proske - Walnut Grove Secondary

This practical session will provide an opportunity for Langley’s library technicians to share their great ideas on ways to effectively maintain an elementary, middle school or secondary school library. Let’s collaborate on ways to start up in September, do book processing, juggle busy sign-outs, organize the physical library, deal with technology issues or any other topics that relate to your daily jobs! Bring along your timesaving tips and tricks, sample forms, examples and artifacts, stories, procedural guidelines, checklists, and suggestions! The vision is to learn from each other and to possibly create a simple handbook for the Langley School District - as a guide for new library staff.

Math Games - Part 2 Julia Henrey - R.C. Garnett

Games are an engaging way to get students to practice math. Not only will a student continue to play’ for longer than they are willing to fill in worksheets or do textbook questions, their opponent is not going to let them get away with wrong answers. We will share lots of math games that can be differentiated for the many different levels that are in all of our classes. These are games that you can use once in a while, as sponge activities, or almost every day. You can sign up for part one, part two, or both, depending on how many games you want to add to your collection. Most of the games use just regular playing cards or dice. Julia Henrey has been teaching in elementary schools in Langley since 2001. She has taught many workshops, but her favourite one is about math games. Julia uses math games on a regular basis in her classroom; she also has her students teach a math game to their little buddies on a weekly basis.

Joanie Proske is the teacher librarian at Walnut Grove Secondary School. She has had the pleasure of working with a number of Langley’s library technicians over the years, and looks forward to facilitating this workshop. Subject: Library

Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Math

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Keep Calm and Explain Everything Kendra Simonetto and Alexandra Baxfield Alice Brown Elementary @k_simonetto | ourcoolclassroom.weebly.com @msbaxfield | hashtagawesomeclass.weebly.com

Learn how to use the “Explain Everything” iPad app to create astounding presentations, digital portfolios, and engaging tutorials while collaborating with fellow staff. You will walk away with a unit overview including lesson plans, app tutorials, and ways to implement student collaboration across grade levels while fostering digital literacy! Don’t worry - we will explain everything. Kendra Simonetto has been teaching in the Langley School District for 14 years. Currently teaching grade five and ukulele at Alice Brown Elementary, she thrives on sharing creative ways of teaching, engaging and assessing students using technology. Alexandra Baxfield has been teaching in the Langley School District for 11 years. An avid technology enthusiast, she currently teaches grade 6/7 and is the Digital Literacy Coach at Alice Brown Elementary. She enjoys finding innovative ways to engage students through cross-curricular instruction while utilizing the benefits of technology in the classroom. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Technology

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Opening the Doors to Literacy

Ruth Hodgins and Sandy Murray - Educational Consultants @hodgins_r Literacy and music can share the same strategic approaches that help students become problem-solvers. We will explore ways to connect singing, playing and literacy. This is a workshop for all, especially for people who do not feel comfortable singing or think that they can’t sing. In this workshop we will sing, play, and move; apply shared reading strategies to a music setting; learn alternate ways to symbolize music and learn how to make reading accessible for students who haven’t yet acquired literacy. Please note that this session will be a repeat of our presentations made at Connecting the Pieces 2015 and last year’s Odyssey conference. A couple of new singing games will be added. Ruth Hodgins, recently retired District Teacher for Early Learning and Reading Recovery for the Langley School District, is currently an Educational Consultant, specializing in literacy education, a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader for the Vancouver School Board. As well as instructing children from K-4, Ruth works with practicing and pre-service teachers. She is a Sessional Instructor for EDUC 473 Designs for Learning: Reading at SFU, a Faculty Mentor at UFV and continues to provide professional development. Ruth wonders how she fit everything into her day when she was working full-time! Sandy Murray is a retired classroom teacher, music specialist, and music helping teacher from the Abbotsford School District. The singing and playing of folk song games, as well as working from sound to symbol, have always been at the heart of her teaching. She looks to Music EdVentures, Inc., an international and diverse organization of educators, for insight and inspiration. Subject: Primary, Arts, Literacy Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

LGBT2Q+ Movie Time

Brandon Yan - Out in Schools @outinschools | www.outinschools.com We’ll bring the queer film and you bring your sharp eyes and eager brain as we’ll look — with an intersectional lens — at how media plays an important role in portraying LGBT2Q+ experiences. We’ll talk about how film can be an engaging resource, and a handy tool by which to generate discussions of change and social justice in classrooms. It’ll be an interactive and engaging session so save all your awkward questions about sexual orientation and gender identity we’ll be happy to answer them for you when we meet you! Out in Schools is a unique high school outreach initiative that has reached more than 60,000 students across British Columbia since 2004. We use film and video presentations to engage youth and educators on issues related to homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination. Through our presentations, workshops and youth film-making initiatives, we debunk stereotypes, cultivate awareness and empathy, and strengthen commitments to create more inclusive school communities. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Humanities, Media This workshop is also offered in session B.


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Work Experience Program Training

Marci Statham and Edna Schuerhaus Career Department, Langley School District Review the nuts and bolts of the work experience program available to all Langley School District students including a chance to explore and interact with the new MY WEX database program. We will discuss how to engage employers, ensure student safety and manage the paperwork that goes alongside placing students with employers. Finally, Marci and Edna will address the curriculum component that is critical to the student’s success in the work experience program. Marci Statham and Edna Shuerhaus work in the Langley School District’s Career Education Department. Subject: Secondary, Aboriginal Education, New Curriculum, Student Support, Trade/Career Education

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Resiliency Morneau-Shepell

Resilience is often described as your ability to bounce back from adversity. Being resilient is an important building block of individual and organizational health and well-being. This seminar will provide participants with an understanding of the different components that contribute to resiliency and will show them how they can thrive under pressure. Learning objectives: At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following: -Understand the factors that contribute to resiliency; -Recognize how attitudes, actions, and choices contribute to resiliency; -Implement strategies for thriving under pressure. Morneau-Shepell is the Employee and Family Assistance Program provider for the Langley School District. They provide immediate and confidential help for any work, health, or life concern. Subject: Wellness

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Restorative Action: Peace Circles

Cristy Watson - Langley School District Kaylie Maughan - Community Justice Initiatives Langley http://www.cjibc.org Peace circles are being used in classrooms to build community and learn about different aspects of human relationships. Restorative Action is a set of principles that gives students and those who care for them, words and ideas to solve conflicts and work together collaboratively. This workshop will look at ways to facilitate peace circles and will look at the application of restorative action at the elementary/middle school levels. Cristy Watson is a district restorative action teacher who supports classroom teachers with community building Peace Circles and Mediations at elementary, middle, and high school levels. She supports CJI in training high school students to be Peer Mediators and has presented workshops on Restorative Action. Kaylie Maughan holds degrees from SFU in psychology and criminology, and a graduate certificate in youth and mental health from Thompson Rivers University. She has worked as a researched and counselor at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. She worked in the North Vancouver School district as a restorative mediator, program facilitator, and outreach worked. She also volunteers with The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), a non-profit organization doing restorative workshops in the federal corrections system and now supports Langley Schools with peace circles, peer mediation training, and “smoke jump” mediation. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Physical Education/Health This workshop is also offered in session B.


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Residential School Workshop Brad Marsden - Marsden Group Consulting @bradmarsden7

Join this experiential workshop to help educate teachers and service providers on the issues that have impacted Native people in Canada. The intention of this workshop is to not only provide the history of Aboriginal people in Canada but also to have participants feel how these impacts of this history have affected the way Native people see, think, feel, and eventually began to behave as a result of Colonialism and the Residential Schools. With this change in perception and having felt these impacts, participants will have a deeper and more accurate understanding of Native people, therefore be better prepared to effectively communicate and empower native children. As a result of seeing them differently they will begin to treat them differently, and this is where change needs to happen; “The way we see people.” Brad Marsden is from the Gitsegukla Reserve within the Gitksan Nation in Northern British Columbia and an inter-generational survivor of the residential school as he was raised by his grandparents who went there. Although he never attended the school himself, he was raised by the same beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that his primary caregivers and community had to experience in the residential school. All of his important early childhood development was greatly influenced by their experience in those schools. It is his goal to help his people move forward in their lives by helping them and society become more accurately aware of the history of the residential school and the effects that it had and still has on our communities today, and more importantly, our children. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Humanities, New Curriculum, Physical Education/Health, Student Support, Trade/Career Education This workshop is also offered in session B.

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Strategies for Addition & Subtraction Carole Fullerton - Mind-Full Consulting http://mindfull.wordpress.com

Students in the primary grades need an understanding of place value, a solid foundation in number sense and a set of efficient strategies to be fluent with addition and subtraction of bigger numbers. Come and learn these strategies and an instructional sequence for introducing them to your students. Games and open-ended tasks will be sure to engage your learners in developing deep understanding of the operations! Teacher resource materials will be available for purchase at the session. Carole Fullerton is a math educator and teacher-leader from Vancouver. She works in classrooms across BC, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, supporting teachers to address diversity through good questions and the use of big math ideas. In her collaborative classroom-embedded work, Carole engages teachers and their students in thought-full investigations of what it means to DO math - learning through exploration, talk and play. Carole has presented extensively both nationally and internationally and was a featured speaker at the 2014 NCTM Conference in New Orleans. She has authored and co-authored more than a dozen teacher resources, all of which are grounded in a teaching-though-problem-solving approach. But her biggest accomplishment is that her son Cameron is a confident, capable and flexible mathematician in his own right. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Math, New Curriculum, Student Support


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Running Records 101

Amanda Leach - Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Langley SD #35 Running Records are an excellent tool to identify patterns in reading behaviours. They capture what a child understands about the reading process. This session is designed for teachers who want to learn how to administer, score and analyze a running record to help support your teaching for individual students or for your Guided Reading groups. Amanda Leach is a dedicated primary teacher in the Langley School District. Over the past 18 years she has taught Kindergarten to grade three, resource and learning assistance, and currently, is the reading recovery teacher leader. Early literacy is her passion and giving every child an opportunity to become a reader and writer is her mission. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Literacy, Resource, and Learning Assistance Teachers Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Seasonal Calendar of the Katzie

Peggy Plumstead-Mcleod - Katzie First Nation Susan Miller - Chief, Katzie First Nation Robin Green - Councillor, Katzie First Nation Brandy Lekakis - Consulting Partner Do you know what a Waputo is? Do you know the Katzie seasonal calendar has 10 months, and the first month is late summer? Do you know what time of year the Child Moon is? Come and join our seasonal journey that introduces the community of Katzie First Nation. Travelling through fall, winter and spring, we will introduce classroom activities that represent the traditional territory of the Katzie, traditional seasonal practice of the Katzie, and highlight connections between Katzie worldviews and classroom practice. Peggy is an elementary teacher who has worked in the education department at Tsawwassen First Nation for over a decade. Through her work with the Tsawassen, she developed a passion for creating classroom materials that represent the seasonal calendar of traditional practice in local communities. Peggy recently completed an M.Ed. at UBC, with a focus on the significance of building strong, reciprocal relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Peggy is curently on contract with the Katzie as a curriculum development consultant. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, New Curriculum

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Self-Regulation

Dianne Chretien - North Otter Elementary An integral component of one of our BC curriculum’s core competencies, “personal awareness and responsibility,” research has shown self-regulation to be a greater indicator of early school achievement than knowledge of reading and math. Many educators throughout our district have begun to understand the importance of teaching their students how to develop self-regulation and have seen the difference it can make in their ability to teach all other aspects of the curriculum. In this workshop we will focus on: -What self-regulation is; -How self-regulation allows students to gain control of their own learning; -How self-regulation can help you as an educator develop a classroom climate conducive to learning; -What resources are available to further your understanding of and participation in self-regulation. This is session designed for both the novice and the more experienced. Please bring along stories and examples of what you are already doing in this very important work of helping our students become selfregulated, twenty-first century learners. Dianne Chretien has worked in Langley School District for over 25 years. She is presently principal of North Otter Elementary. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, New Curriculum, Student Support


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Seven Sacred Laws Through Graffiti

Jeska Slater - Young Artist Warriors Fisher River Cree Nation This workshop combines traditional knowledge on wellness and personal accountability with teachings about graffiti and urban-styled art. No artistic ability required. This workshop brings together three main concepts: -Inter-generational resilience and the passing down of sacred gifts (inner resources, protective factors and capacities) for well-being through traditional knowledge; -How to incorporate street art styles in a respectful way that encourages constructive uses of the art form; -Youth and the Seven Sacred Laws: how we can make traditional knowledge relevant to youth today. Jeska Slater is a Nehiyah iskwew (Cree woman) whose family is from Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River Cree Nation) in Manitoba. She has been working with youth for eight years. Her work combines traditional teachings and value systems with contemporary art like hip hop, graffiti and other unique elements to engage young people. Her training includes Aboriginal Child and Youth Care Counseling, Indigenous Trauma Informed Practice and Culture as Treatment. Jeska wishes to honour her ancestry by empowering First Nations youth and highlighting the concept of inter-generational resilience, or the passing down of gifts, culture and personal wellness through our ancestry. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Humanities, Health and Wellness This workshop is also offered in session B. Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Students Lucas Wilson - Qmunity qmunity.ca

This workshop is intended to help teachers, service providers and school admin better understand needs, challenges, barriers and protective factors that pertain to LGBTQ+ youth in schools. Building safe and inclusive schools must be proactive, not reactive, and in learning how to support LGBTQ+ students schools can help ensure that all students are treated with respect. Lucas Wilson is a LGBTQ+ Youth Worker at Qmunity: BC’s Queer Resource Centre. Lucas works with youth from across BC as a support person; helping them navigate systems and connect with community resources. Lucas also facilitates anti-homophobia/anti-transphobia workshops in schools the aim of which is to empower youth to become allies and foster supportive and inclusive school environments. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Student Support

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Riding the Hope Train

Diane Courtney, Angie Cottrell & Christie Friesen ACSS and BGMS Research shows that hope is a stronger predictor of post-secondary success than a student’s G.P.A. This session will explore how hope, as well as resiliency and problem solving skills can be a part of the classroom environment that supports student success. Diane teaches Visual Arts at Aldergrove Community Secondary School to students from grades 6 to 12. Angie is currently teaching grade 7 at BGMS. She is passionate about helping kids see that they are capable of much more than they think. She has played different roles throughout her career from bus driver to SEA to Mental Health worker to teacher. Each role has given her insight and has helped create the pieces of the whole. She looks forward to sharing some of her professional growth with others. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, New Curriculum, Student Support


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Terri Mack and Brenda Boreham - Strong Nations @strong_nations | www.strongnations.com

Shawn Davids - HD Stafford Middle School @sdavids51 | www.leadershipwithpurpose.net

Primary Aboriginal Social Studies

Come join us as we walk through the new Aboriginal learning standards for social studies. We will highlight some of the recommended resources and have plenty of opportunity for questions. Each participant will leave with a document which outlines all of the new Aboriginal learning standards in social studies and the associated connected resources. Terri Mack has worked for 20 years in Aboriginal education with a focus on literacy acquisition for early, primary and intermediate learners. She has provided literacy workshops across the country all with a focus on moving Aboriginal learners forward. Terri is currently the owner of Strong Nations Publishing Inc., which is an Aboriginal educational publishing house and both an online Indigenous book store and bricks and mortar bookstore. Brenda Boreham is a retired primary teacher. She currently writes for Strong Nations and the Canadian Teacher magazine.

The Power of Google Classroom

It is hard to ignore the power of collaboration when it comes to learning. Google Classroom is an amazing tool that instantly allows students to collaborate with one another, all through a highly organized framework for students and teachers. Come play with different Google Apps and see how Google Classroom can be used to visualize student learning and create educational e-portfolios. Shawn Davids has been a teacher and administrator in the Langley, BC, Canada for the past 17 years. He is currently Principal at HD Stafford Middle, a community focused on “engaging students in authentic learning empowered by technology.” Here, students and staff are employing Chrome Books, Mac Book Pros and iPads to truly empower learning for students. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Humanities, Literacy, Math, Student Support, Technology

Subject: Primary, Aboriginal Education, Literacy Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Teen Yoga & Mindfulness

Gaylene Thoeny - Harmony Kids Yoga @harmonykidsyoga | www.harmonykidsyoga.com Come and join us in this exciting workshop offering hands-on activities to easily integrate Yoga into your classroom setting. Teen Yoga helps to develop essential tools such as self-regulation, a strong mind-body connection and introduces skills that help teens to find a sense of inner-calm, anxiety and stress relief and a greater ability to focus. These Yoga tools are gifts that can transform the lives of the teens that receive them, and are easily transferable into adulthood. Each participant receives The Harmony Kids Yoga Guide for Grade 8-12 Teachers, with exercises and applications for classroom use. Gaylene Thoeny is Harmony Kids Yoga Middle and High School Instructor, bringing yoga to people of all ages in Langley for the last 11 years. She is an Experienced Yoga Teacher (E500-RYT) & Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance , and a Certified Children’s Relaxation Teacher (CCRT). Gaylene also trains new Yoga Teachers and her love is spreading the knowledge and practice of yoga with people everywhere! Subject: Middle, Secondary, Physical Education/Health

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New Curriculum & Outdoor Classrooms Vanessa Lee and Sara Mimick - Metro Vancouver Regional Parks www.metrovancouver.org (search “field trips”)

Using the outdoor classroom is even easier with the new curriculum! See where the changes are and how place-based education can fulfill the new curricular competencies and big ideas. We will showcase engaging activities, useful tools, project-based learning ideas, community connections and funding grants. Please be prepared to be outside, weather permitting. Vanessa Lee’s love of everything ocean to mountains has led to very interesting careers in biology and education. Her diverse journey includes tracking rattlesnakes in Provincial Parks, Vancouver Aquarium education, teaching in the Richmond SD, and a Masters of Ecological Education at SFU. Her most recent work as a Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Interpretation Specialist allows her to connect her passion for education and nature to people. Sara Mimick is an experienced Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Interpreter who is passionate about ecology and loves all wild creatures, ranging from big to small. She has also worked for the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and BC Ferries (Coastal Naturalist). Sara studied Fish, Wildlife & Recreation at BCIT and Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism at Lakehead University in Ontario. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, New Curriculum, Science/Environmental Education This workshop is also offered in session B. Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Kim Cline - District Numeracy/Literacy Coach

Anne Midzain and Kim Heber Learning Support Services

Guided Math Instruction Made Easy! Guided Math and small group instruction are key components of a balanced math program. This workshop will walk you through some basic structures and ideas that will allow you to pinpoint struggling learners, differentiate instruction, and keep all students engaged in a way that will free you up to work with small groups. Participants will leave with ready to use handouts and resources. Kim is currently a numeracy/literacy coach for the Langley School District. She has been implementing small group math instruction for the past few years. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Math, New Curriculum

U.D.L. At A Glance

Is it possible to support the diverse needs of each student in your class? With an understanding of the fundamental principles of Universal Design for Learning, the answer is “Yes”! With the mindset that “diversity is strength”, educators begin to look at the ecology of the class, teach and assess differently, and believe that learning opportunities for ALL are possible! This is an introductory workshop for teachers who are beginning to explore the concepts of U.D.L. Please bring a ‘smart’ device with you to use. Anne and Kim are district integration support teachers. They have the privilege of working with school resource teams, classroom teachers and administrators around the Langley School District. They enjoy being able to share resources and assist in educational programming that supports the diverse needs of today’s students. Subject: Middle, Secondary, New Curriculum, Student Support


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Tools for the Beginning Artist

Christopher Friesen - University of the Fraser Valley One of the great deterrents for a student to take a visual arts class is confidences. Chris usually hears things like “I can’t draw a stickman.” What if you were able to show them how to look and what to look for, how to approach a drawing that is immediately understandable for them through a quantitative way? For a teacher, this allows any level of student to improve their approach with respect to drawing and transferable skills and to engage in an inquiry based learning process. This workshop is designed to teach the beginning artist to help them in understanding and implementing the key artistic tools and techniques for creating a basic composition about forms. The workshop focuses on a unique device called the “drawing window” that helps form a technical approach to drawing and reinforces this approach over time to create a transferable skill set associated with technical drawing. Through a combination of short lectures, unique demonstrations of fundamental concepts in drawing and painting, and hands-on time in the studio this workshop will help students break away from two-dimensional “symbolic thinking” and become confident ‘picture makers’ equipped with the skills and surprising techniques used by artists throughout history. Christopher Friesen is a painter, community advocate and an educator. Friesen lives in Langley, British Columbia. His teaching focuses on painting, drawing and different modes of cultural discourse ranging from specific formal painting concerns to community engagement through mural projects. Friesen is an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in the Visual Arts Department. Friesen is the current president of the Abbotsford Arts Council. Friesen has been on juries for public art proposals to the City of Abbotsford as well as a juror and founding committee member of the Fraser Valley Regional Biennale 2011, 2013 and 2015. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Lethbridge and his Masters Degree in Fine Art (MFA) from the University of Regina. Friesen is represented by the Elissa Cristall Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. Subject: Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Arts, New Curriculum, Student Support, Technology This workshop is also offered in session B. Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Decolonizing Mythologies

Brandon Gabriel - Kwantlen First Nation and SD#35 Aboriginal Program This workshop is a slide presentation, video, lecture, and Q & A of Indigenous language maps. Tracing the lineage of early petroglyph artworks on B.C.’s coast, Brandon will move to the era of colonial intrusions and the theft and outlawing of B.C.’s Native visual cultures by institutions around the world. Next, Brandon will outline the implementation of the Indian Act and the Anti-Potlatching law, and Hollywood stereotypes. All this has paved the way for misinformation about taxation, land ownership, and education funding for Indigenous communities and the way it permeates in pop culture. Brandon Gabriel Kwelexwecten is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation. He is an internationally renowned and award-winning visual artist, scholar, and activist. He currently guest lectures at all of the Lower Mainland’s prestigious universities on issues related to colonialism and First Nations history. He also is a new cultural presenter for the Langley School District Aboriginal Program. He lives on the Kwantlen First Nation reserve in Fort Langley with his expectant partner, Melinda who is finishing her MA in Indigenous Governance at UVic. Subject: Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Arts, Humanities, New Curriculum


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Witness Kwantlen First Nation

Cheryl Gabriel and Lekeyten - Kwantlen First Nation This workshop will be presented with a drum and song welcome to the traditional territory(s). Lekeyten and Cheryl will share the lessons or teachings on the history to current use of the protocols. This will help the audience understand what is meant by the phrase “traditonal territory” according to Kwantlen First Nation. The history has been brought forward by Elders and historians to help Kwantlen maintain its culture and identity. The power point and oral presentation or tradition will be shared with the audience to imagine themselves in a longhouse or traditional setting taking the time to feel and hear the words of the presenter. Cheryl’s traditional name is “Sqweyeten”, a Kwantlen ancestral name passed on to her on June 13, 2015. Cheryl Gabriel is known formally for her work as an education coordinator for Kwantlen First Nation. She loves anything that is about education. Cheryl has worked for Kwantlen for 11 years in this position. She worked for the Langley School District Aboriginal Program before Kwantlen for 10 years. It has been valuable for her to have been part of Aboriginal Education. She says that to be asked to be part of the February 19th Pro D Day event is an honour and she can’t wait to meet all of you. Lekeyten is a Kwantlen First Nation Elder and cultural advisor. He is an Elder-in-Residence for Kwantlen Polytechnic University and enjoys working with children of all ages. Subject: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, Secondary, Aboriginal Education, Student Support

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

What is Imaginative Education (IE), You Say? Kavita Hoonjan - Langley School District

Are you new to the philosophy of Imaginative Education? What are Kinds of Understanding and Cognitive Tools (learning tools)? How do we employ cognitive tools to make sense of the world? This workshop will provide a brief introduction to the key theoretical and practical dimensions of IE. It will also give a brief glimpse into how IE connects so closely with BC’s new curriculum. Be prepared to think about your teaching from a whole new and innovative framework. Kavita Hoonjan has been an Elementary French Immersion Teacher with the Langley School District for the past 21 years. She completed her Masters in Curriculum and Development with a focus on Imaginative Education at Simon Fraser University and is currently working as a Faculty Associate in the Professional Development Program (Faculty of Education) with SFU. She is dedicated to creating authentic and engaging teaching and learning environments which promote the long-term and meaningful acquisition of language, knowledge and skills. Subject: New Curriculum, Primary, Intermediate


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

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Utiliser des Approches du 21e Siècle pour Engager les élèves à Faire Face aux Enjeux Mondiaux Alison Hewitt - Langley School District/Be The Change Earth Alliance

Voulez-vous que votre programme incite vos élèves à s’engager de façon critique à faire face aux problèmes mondiaux actuels? Cet atelier interdisciplinaire analysera les approches pédagogiques modernes qui sont à la base du nouveau programme en français du Leadership Étudiant vers le Développement Durable. Cette ressource novatrice, utilisée comme projet pilote dans 3 écoles de CB l’année dernière (Lord Byng secondaire, Oceanside élémentaire, Vedder intermédiaire), offre du matériel en ligne qui permet aux étudiants de faire de la recherche sur les enjeux mondiaux de la durabilité tout en les encourageant à agir localement. Les professeurs intéressés à utiliser le programme LÉDD peuvent s’inscrire pour suivre une session de trois ateliers pratiques où ils recevront le soutien du programme de formation et discuteront de l‘utilisation des meilleures techniques avec d’autres professeurs. Le LÉDD aide les étudiants à examiner ce qu’est la responsabilité sociale et à développer leur capacité de pensée critique, tout en apprenant et pratiquant le français. Alison Hewitt is a teacher librarian in the Langley School District. Be The Change Earth Alliance is a BCbased charitable organization and has co-developed the SLS curriculum materials through a consortium of educators dedicated to bringing global sustainability issues into BC classrooms. SLS also fulfills the Ministry’s new guidelines to develop student competency in critical and creative thinking, communication skills, and personal/social responsibility. SLS is endorsed by the BCTF’s Committee for Action on Social Justice and was used in over 30 BC schools in 2014/15. You can learn more about their blended, French immersion and distance education materials at bethechangeearthalliance.org. Subject: French, Humanities

Session C: 12:05 PM to 1:30 PM

Language Revitalization and Culture Fern Gabriel and Lisa Thomas @sesmelot

Fern and Lisa will share oral stories with the language incorporated into the story and share some information about the language using various media tools. Fern Gabriel is an Aboriginal care worker in the Surrey School District. Subject: Aboriginal Education


Rise and Shine Relax and Unwind with Hari Om Yoga

Enjoy a complementary morning or afternoon yoga session at Hari Om Yoga to round out your pro-d day! Participants can choose from “Rise and Shine” yoga from 6:45 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. or “Relax and Unwind” from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Simply pre-register as part of your Odyssey selections at thinklangley.com These sessions is for all levels, those who have never tried yoga before to those who practice in a yoga studio. Plus you will receive a 20% off discount card to come use for retail therapy for your favorite brands. New members can also sign up for one week of unlimited yoga for $10 +hst as a great way to try out a wide variety of yoga class styles to see what type of class best suit your own needs. If it is your first time at Hari Om, please try to arrive about 15 to 20 minutes early as you will need to fill out a waiver form. By arriving early, you will not be stressed out about being rushed. As a multi-styles yoga studio, Hari Om Yoga offers a wide variety of yoga classes ranging from the more physically intensive (hot flow, core yoga fusion and ‘prana’ – energy flow classes) through to the more relaxing / or with a particular focal point (restorative, relax deeply, hatha, luna yoga - all about hips and lower back classes) and inbetween (yin/yang - half the class movement oriented with the second half deeper stretching lengthening out, flow into yin heart & soul, shakti flow, beginners’ hot yoga with alignment, form of the pose and yin yoga classes) and preregistered series like their our popular beginner series as well as pre-natal yoga.

Hari Om Yoga • 20230 64 Ave • Langley, BC


Register by Friday, February 12 at thinklangley.com

First Aid: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM School Board Office - 4875 222 Street, Langley

First Aid: OFA, Level 1 Valley First Aid

Learning tasks: • Priority action approach; • Primary survey - conscious patient /unconscious patient; • Cervical spine control; • Airway and breathing interventions; • Hemorrhage control; • One person CPR; • Minor injuries which require medical aid; • Management of soft tissue injuries; • Records and reports. You must bring two pieces of identification, at least one of which is photo I.D. to the class. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own lunch. Be prepared to spend a great deal of time on your knees, consider bringing something to kneel on (yoga mat, towel, knee pads). Manual included. Space is limited please register early if you require this training or recertification. SD35 employees $85. Available to SD35 staff only. Audience: SD35 staff only

Athletics Visioning: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Yorkson Creek Middle School Library

Athletics Visioning Meeting Langley SD35 Athletics Steering Committee

Join the Langley SD35 Athletics Steering Committee in establishing a vision and mission for athletics programs in the Langley School District. We will be following the process run by the district in 2014 for developing the current School District mission and vision. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to help shape the way in which we approach athletics and athlete development in the Langley School District for years to come. Audience: Middle/Secondary Admin, Athletic Directors, and Teacher Coaches Cost: Free

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University - 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley Why Bother with School Gardens? Kwantlen Polytechnic University

“All life’s problems can be solved in a garden.” Geoff Lawton, permaculturist. If you or someone at your school has talked about having a school garden, come along and hear the good, the bad and the ugly experiences of some of your colleagues. Mostly good experiences, we hope, but also some ‘things’ to look out for. If you or your colleagues have not talked about having a school garden, then you should come along to find out what you’re missing and why this is a good idea. Either way, we hope this will be an informative and enjoyable day, capped off by a tour of the new brewery at KPU Langley. 8:30 - 8:45 Registration, Coffee and networking. 8:45 – 9:00 Welcome 9:00 – 10:40. Morning Session ( 5 x 20mins) 10:45 – 11:45pm Lunch Break. Bring your own lunch or visit the cafeteria. 11:45 – 12:45. Afternoon Session (3 x 20mins) 12:45 – 2:30 Tour of KPU School of Horticulture Optional tour of Brewery Instructional Lab after the Hort tour. Tastings provided! Audience: All Interested. Registration: Free.


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One  Day  Training   Fun  FRIENDS  is  an  ‘early  years’  Version  of  the   FRIENDS  program  for  K-­‐1.  

 

Who Should  Attend?  

Kindergarten  and  grade  1  teachers,  school  counsellors,  and  other  K  and  grade  1  school  personnel  who  will    

directly implement  the  program  with  K  and  grade  1  students  in  a  classroom.    The  required  1  day  training   provides  teachers  with:  

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an overview  of  anxiety     an  introduction  to  the  FUN  FRIENDS  skills  and  concepts  taught  in  the  classroom   a  step  by  step  Leader’s  Manual   a  sample  parent  guide/workbook  and  other  supplementary  material   eligibility  to  deliver  FRIENDS  and  order  additional  program  materials  

 

Twelve weekly FUN FRIENDS lessons address:

 

     

 

facing fears

trying new things

relaxation

kindness

problem solving

making friends

recognizing positive thoughts

Date/Time:  February  19,    2016,  8:30  AM  to  3:30  PM    Location:    School  Board  Office  

Lunch Details:    Bring  Your  Own  Lunch     Registration  contact:    thinklangley.com         Email:    thinklangley@sd35.bc.ca  Phone:    604-­‐530-­‐4060     Registration  Deadline:  February  12,  2016    

This training  is  hosted  by  School  District  #35  and  sponsored  by  the  Ministry  of  Children  and  Family  Development  in  co-­‐ operation  with  School  Districts  and  Independent  Schools   For  more  information  about  the  BC  FRIENDS  Program,  please  email  MCF.CYMHFRIENDS@gov.bc.ca  or  visit:  

www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/mental_health/friends.htm  


The Future of Education Innovation and Inspiration

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Odyssey 2016  

Join the Langley School District for our annual K-12 day of professional learning! Register at thinklangley.com

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