Resources

Professional Development provides teachers with ongoing opportunities for professional growth through formal workshops, working with colleagues, professional reading and many other activities.

Roles and Responsibilities of BTA Professional Development Contacts: (2 per school)

  • Liaise with the BTA Pro-D Committee to ensure that school based professional development remains relevant to the needs of the staff
  • Attend Fall Pro-D contact training session
  • Attend Spring follow up meeting
  • Provide information to staff about the February District Pro-D Day
  • Disseminate information to members from the BTA and the BCTF
  • Provide staff with guidelines around professional development activities
  • Communicate Professional Development opportunities to staff
  • Conduct a needs assessment survey provided by the BTA Pro-D Committee

Social Emotional Learning:

Individuals:
Peter Dubinsky
SD41 Director of Instruction
Peter.Dubinsky@sd41.bc.ca

Sheila Threndle
Executive Functioning- Social Learning
Speech-language pathologist in SD41
Can conduct workshops
Sheila.Threndle@sd41.bc.ca

Aleisha Stewart
Wellness Counsellor

Faye Brownlie
Speaking Engagements
Books/Resources/Online Videos

Organizations:

  • Mind Up
  • 3-D Brain App for iPads, to go with Mind Up
  • TRIBES training
  • Zone ‘N Program (Cris Rowan website)
  • “How Full is Your Bucket?”
  • Restitution
  • Laughing Yoga
  • Super Flex series around Self-Regulation
  • Zones of Regulation
  • School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (PBS);
    search YouTube for video that shows the right and wrong way to behave at school
  • Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (POPFASD) website;
    full of ideas not just for FASD; good teaching strategies for ALL students
  • CSRI (Self-Regulation)

Math:

Individuals:
Carole Fullerton
New Ways to Approach Math
mindfull.wordpress.com

Trevor Kaulkins’
Power of Ten

Peter Liljedahl
at SFU

Selina Millar
Daily Math Investigations

Janice Novakowski
Richmond SD

Organizations/Programs:
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks

Differentiation:
Oralie Loong & Erin McGinley
(Moscrop teachers)
Applied Differentiation workshop

Team-Building:
Camp Jubilee
Voyager Canoes
Burrard Beach
Special Topics:

  • Ross Laird (Vancouver School Board): Addiction and Technology
  • Wellness: Acro Yoga
  • L.G.B.T.Q.: Teachers in Burnaby who provide workshops
    Sara Larsen (Primary)
    Dan Adrian/Kristen Green (Secondary)
  • Inclusion B.C.
  • How Canada became a Democracy; Elections BC; “Student Vote” program
  • BCepilepsy.com
  • Dragon Boating at Granville Island
  • Christine Yu; Leapclinic on childhood anxiety
  • SFU Science Department offers free workshops for students and has run Pro-D sessions for teachers
  • First Nations Band offices:
    lots of great resource people; helped with science/environment field trips
  • Burnaby North website:
    click the ‘Staff’ tab – there’s a link to their Pro-D website