UBC Faculty of Education Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP)

Read about the impact study conducted by Professor Louise Stoll on the UBC Faculty of Education Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP).

The purpose of the study was to explore the impact of TELP on individual participants, colleagues they lead, and on their schools and districts; and to explore and provide feedback on TELP’s design and learning processes.

Decentering Whiteness: An anti-racism institute

Take a look at this professional development program offered by the UBC Faculty of Education starting October 27. This program draws from the understanding that structural racism starts from the social structures of language and thought. From this, the content will explore approaches to decentering whiteness.

This Fall Professional Institute will run over six sessions with options to participate in-person or online. 

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Chance to Win a Travel Gift Certificate from Johnson Insurance

The past year has been tough. We've all had to put our travel plans on hold as we wait for borders to open and vaccines to arrive. Now as the world slowly begins to re-open, Johnson Insurance have additional benefits for MEDOC® Travel Insurance Customers.

Contact Johnson for a quote and you'll be entered to win 1 of 5 travel gift certificates valued at $5,000 each. This contest runs until December 31st, please see the link below for details. 

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Current MEDOC® customers are automatically entered.

Quality Forum Health Talks Student Contest is Now Open!

We are promoting Health Talks Student Contest, a BC student opportunity for you to pass on to teachers and students at your school. This event is part of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council's annual Quality Forum. Students are asked to apply as part of a contest to select eight speakers that will be featured at the Quality Forum event: Health Talks. 

Health Talks will take place on March 1 - the first evening of Quality Forum 2022 - and will feature eight speakers using the PechaKucha format. This diverse group of speakers representing a range of professions and perspectives will take the stage to tell us about their hopes in creative, memorable ways while displaying 20 photos for 20 seconds each. Enter the contest by November 15 at 12:00 pm!

Who can enter? All BC students. Medical school, post-secondary, high school, elementary school – every student is welcome!

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BCRTA Golden Star Awards

BC Retired Teachers’ Association (BCRTA) is pleased to offer the Golden Star Awards Program again this year. Adjudicated by the Excellence in Public Education Committee, the awards acknowledge outstanding intergenerational programs in BC’s public schools.  This year, due to the restrictions of COVID-19 measures, established programs will proceed differently but we are hopeful that some teachers will find safe ways to facilitate communication between students and seniors. One of last year’s winners is developing the use of technology and letter writing, for example, to continue their program.  Although in-person activities are not permitted at this time, students and seniors can still learn much from one another.  If teachers are able to continue intergenerational programs during these difficult times, we want to acknowledge their efforts.

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BC Ministry of Education News

Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators (EASE) 8-12:
Building upon the success of EASE K-7, the Ministry of Children and Family Development has just released its latest school mental health initiative: EASE 8-12. EASE 8-12 was developed as a tangible and practical approach to supporting students’ mental health and building the capacity of educators. EASE is offered at no charge to educators. Visit the Healthy Minds BC website for more information.

Active School Travel Funding Opportunity:
BC Healthy Communities, in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, is offering a new intake of their Active School Travel Pilot Program for the 2022 calendar year. Selected schools receive funding of up to $10,000, capacity-building supports, and curated resources to implement plans and projects that encourage students to walk or cycle to and from school. Interested schools can learn more or register to attend an information session on November 4.


Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

2021 Canadian Outdoor Learning Free Fall Virtual Workshop Series

A series from Take Me Outside, and our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners! Are you having trouble keeping track of all of the great things going on? Well, to help you keep track, here's a handy 'top 10' list for the season ahead:


Place-based Education: Finding the good in the pandemic
November 4, 4:00 pm PT

Outdoors and place-based education got a big boost during the pandemic.  Administrators and teachers realized that moving learning outside was a good way to avoid viral transmission.  Once they were out there, they needed to adapt their approach to teaching – it had to be more real. And teachers also realized that students were more engaged and attentive.  Let’s explore what educators learned from pandemic-inspired outdoors learning and look at some good practices in place-based education from across North America.


BetterEducate

With the ongoing need for continuity of learning in our system, the BCPVPA has opened up free access to BetterEducate for all BC K-12 educators. Develop a BetterEducate Profile | Collaborate with Colleagues | Browse and Share Resources | Develop your Plans – All on one platform! 

Learn more here

Join the Platform!

If you haven’t yet signed up for BetterEducate, visit the site and sign up for your free membership
with the promo code BCPVPA123.  View Sign-Up Instructions

Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a province wide professional support service provided by the BCPVPA at no cost to you and is completely voluntary and confidential. The program supports BCPVPA Benefits Plan members experiencing health-related personal and/or professional challenges. Find out more

BC Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association (BCRPVPA)

Are you or a colleague thinking of retirement soon? Please check the BC Retired Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association for benefits offered to retired members, such as affinity, health & travel insurance, prestige coverage, pensions & other topics of interest, and you will also find a mail-in application form on the site. The BCRPVPA looks forward to hearing from you if retirement is in your near future! Contact the BCRPVPA


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