1. FAIRY DUST TEACHING online conference: (there is already a small group of teachers in SD71 signed up for this...we will meet to view and share together in August.)

The Pedagogy of Play conference is all about the power of play. There has been an increasing decline of play in early childhood. Yet the research continues to support that the best and most effective way to prepare children for academic learning is a rich play-based education until age seven.

It is time to take back play.

This year's conference is going to give you a comprehensive toolkit that will support you in bringing back or sustaining a play rich education.

The conference begins the week of July 16, 2018.

Busy that week? Not a problem. All sessions will be available for lifetime access. Take part when it works for you and your schedule!

Read more about the conference here.      Group rates are available for 3 or more participants 

 2. Learning First Peoples Summer Institute  

Presented by the First Nations Education Steering Committee & First Nations School Association;   Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC


August 20-21, 2018 - English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resource Guide

August 22, 2018 - First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource      (Elementary/Secondary) and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elementary/Secondary) DRAFTS

The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms. Comprised of two different sessions, which can be selected individually, the sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning. Each session will include print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.

REGISTRATION & EVENT RESOURCES: http://www.fnesc.ca/summerinstitute 
Event contact: Riannon Nahanee toll-free 1-877-422-3672 riannonn@fnesc.ca

For more information see attached Flyer...FNESC FLYER-Summer-Institute-2018.pdf 


3. UVIC ECE Summer Institute Flexible Learning Environments and Multimodality in Early Childhood (for credit only): see attached brochure   

4. Improve Your French!  
There are still a few bursaries available to BC teachers to study French at UBC Robson Square or UBC Point Grey in Vancouver.  Travel funding is also available for teachers coming from outside of the Lower Mainland.  This is an incredible opportunity for all levels – beginner through advanced – and all certified BC teachers are eligible to participate.   Languages.exl@ubc.ca
website exl.ubc.ca/summer-french or call 1-866-528-7485 / 604-822-0800
This summer, learn the language and live the culture.   See attached brochure    

October 19, 2018 (10-3pm) "Sparking Inspiration" Nanoose Bay Elementary

Registration Email teacherprod@sd71.bc.ca


Ongoing: Graduate Studies - Learn Online at VIU  
 OLTD is a great match for your teaching staff wishing to pursue graduate studies online and integrate blended learning and a technology-enhanced delivery model into their daily practice. Our program brochure is linked above.

Ongoing:   UVic Online Pro-D Courses for Teachers

UBC Faculty of Education Summer Institues & M.Ed Graduate Cohort (focus on Technology in Education) 

Ongoing:     UBC-Faculty of Ed Graduate Programs

Ongoing: Elementary-HeartSmart Kids Prog - HSD educator www.hskids.ca to register

          Online registration/enquiries www.4children.ca