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January 2019

Book Study: Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum

January 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
James Anderson Learning Centre

Book Study: Big Ideas for Expanding Minds by Jim Cummins and Margaret Early Books will be provided. Outlines how academic language is acquired by English Language Learners and understand the challenges many of these learners face. We will discuss the language demands of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and examine the instructional strategies for teaching and assessing content and language as well as reading and writing.

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Counting Collections

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Langley School District Office,
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7 Canada
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Counting Collections are just as described; they are collections of items that students to sort, organize, and count in various ways many concepts from cardinality and conservation, to multiplicative thinking and fractions can be developed. Join us for a fun, hands-on workshop that will add a fresh idea to your math program!

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Small Group Reading Instruction… What does that look like?

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Langley School District Office,
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7 Canada
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For many intermediate teachers, pulling small groups of students for targeted reading instruction is a somewhat foreign or new concept. You know your kids need extra support, but what do you do? This workshop is designed to walk teachers through a variety of instructional strategies that can be used to support struggling readers. Suggested resources, scheduling, and modelling of small group instruction will be covered. Participants are encouraged to bring their class reading levels for discussion. Presenters: Kim Cline &…

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Wellbeing Workshop

January 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Langley Events Centre,
7888 200 Street, Langley, BC V2Y 3J4 Canada
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Dr. Sabre Cherkowski, from UBC Okanagan, will be presenting the idea of “Flourishing” in schools and workplaces. This workshop will provide teams with the framework and ideas to create, build and practice wellbeing as a work team. Dr. Cherkowski describes the idea of Flourishing and ways to work together to notice, nurture and sustain wellbeing in the workplace. In this workshop she will help provide a framework for school and workplace teams to use to develop and practice wellbeing in…

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February 2019

“Number Talks”: The most powerful routine to add to your math class

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Langley School District Office,
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7 Canada
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Come see how one small change in your math program can significantly make a difference in your students mathematical understanding. A Number Talk is a 10-15 minute activity that focusses on building number sense and computational fluency. Number talks foster discussion about numbers and their relationships. Students learn from each other while building their own tool kit of strategies for computation. Participants will leave with a collection of ready-made number talks to use in their own classroom. Presenters: Kim Cline…

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MyEd Drop-in

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Langley School District Office,
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7 Canada
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The first Tuesday of every month at the SBO from 3 – 4 pm Arden Thomas will host a MyEd session for Resource Teachers. There will be a focus presentation and then problem solving as needed for those attending. The first three focus sessions will be on “Using the LOG”, “Changing your Field View”, “Where is the Report Card.”

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Book Study: Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
James Anderson Learning Centre

Book Study: Big Ideas for Expanding Minds by Jim Cummins and Margaret Early Books will be provided. Outlines how academic language is acquired by English Language Learners and understand the challenges many of these learners face. We will discuss the language demands of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and examine the instructional strategies for teaching and assessing content and language as well as reading and writing.

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Select Mutism in Elementary Aged Students

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Langley Secondary School,
21405 56 Ave, Langley, BC V2Y 2N1 Canada
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Dr. Salih will present an overview of selective mutism including its etiology, demographics, natural history, current evidence based treatment and how to assist children with selective mutism in the school setting. This workshop will include hands on opportunities to learn the skills involved with treatment of selective mutism and will convey step by step treatment interventions in the school setting. Dr. Tamara Salih is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders clinic at BC Children’s Hospital…

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New Joint Health and Safety Member Training

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Langley School District Office,
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7 Canada
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Registration for this workshop is by invitation only. You will need a invite code in order to register.

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Structured Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR)

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Langley School District Office,
4875-222nd St., Langley, BC V3A 3Z7 Canada
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The STAR program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research, Arick, Loos, Falco, Krug, 2004) is a research-validated comprehensive curriculum that includes detailed lesson plans, teaching materials, data systems and a curriculum-based assessment for teaching in the six curricular areas of receptive language, expressive language, spontaneous language, functional routines, academics, and play & social skills. The strategies used in The STAR Program have been shown to be effective with students with autism at the preschool and elementary level.

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