Call For Facilitators

Are you looking for a unique learning and leading opportunity? Look no further!

Two BCPVPA leadership programs in spring and early summer 2022 offer the opportunity to share your experience and hone your facilitations skills.

BCPVPA’s program for aspiring school leaders
Current Vice-Principals (only) are invited to apply to facilitate small groups of teachers who are interested in exploring the nature of the Vice-Principal/Principal role in schools.

This program takes place over 4 Saturday mornings March to May 2022.

The time commitment for Facilitators includes:
Pre-Program Facilitators Training session – Date to be determined 
4 Saturdays – March 5th, April 2nd, April 23rd, and May 7th, 
8:30 am to 12:00 noon
 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION FEBRUARY 28, 2022 

Apply here

BCPVPA’s program for new school leaders
Current Vice-Principals and Principals are invited to apply to facilitate small groups of new and nearly new Vice-Principals and Principals in the early stages of their school-based leadership careers.

This program takes place over 5 sessions in the first week of July 2022

Time commitment for Facilitators includes:
                Pre-Program Facilitators Training session – Date to be determined
                5 Days – July 4, July 5, July 6, July 7, and July 8
                8:30 am to 2:30 pm
 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION APRIL 1, 2022 


The Principl(ed) Podcast

Episode 16 is now available! Featuring two live recorded conversations with BC Vice-Principals. In part one, Maghen Girard and Nancy Roberts talk about VP fall responsibilities, and in part two, Raelyn Larmet and Chris Martin follow this discussion by speaking about January to end of year.

Learn about the high-level responsibilities of Vice-Principals at the Elementary and Secondary level, and how portfolios fit into the day-to-day public school life of a BC VP.

Listen on  iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and more! Link to your favourite platform here.

The Principl(ed) Podcast is a made-in-Canada monthly series that connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals who are working everywhere in the province, from the smallest rural schools to the bustling urban centres. 

Fall Issue of Principl(ed) Magazine

The new issue has been printed and mailing will begin soon! We expect that the issue will reach our members and friends any day now – stay tuned!

SD83 SOGI Inclusive Training

A month ago we heard from a SOGI Sexual Health Support Teacher, Amy Witt, in SD83 who was going to be providing SOGI-inclusive training to administrators in the school district. She said how important visual signs of safety are for staff and students to feel like they are free to be themselves in their school. The message was received – we put together and had BCPVPA pride post-it notes printed and sent out to be distributed at the SOGI training.

Here are some photos of North Okanagan Shuswap BCPVPA members posing with the newly created, SOGI-inclusive BCPVPA Post-It Notes at their SOGI training event. 

Coffee Connections: Fall Registration

Coffee Connections, hosted by BCPVPA President Darren Danyluk and senior staff. Find the link to register for all fall sessions in the September 27 Member Update, or under Member News/ Hot Notes in the Member Portal. Register for all sessions, and attend when you can! Register

  • Dec 7, 2021 7:30 am
  • Dec 14, 2021 3:30 pm

BCPVPA Retirement Seminars

Our BCPVPA Retirement Seminars address questions around retirement-readiness, the specifics of the Teachers’ Pension Plan and any other questions that you may have. Each seminar will have a 40-person limit. The next virtual (Zoom) seminars will be:

  • December 6, 4pm - 7pm
  • January 15, 9 am - Noon
  • February 15, 4pm - 7pm
  • March 5, 9am - Noon
  • April 2, 9 am - Noon

Register here! Please register early as sessions have limited attendance.

We are Looking for BCPVPA Teammates

Do you know someone looking for a new role with scope? We are seeking two new teammates who are eager to learn and grow alongside a friendly, committed, and engaged group of colleagues in our Vancouver office. Find out more:

Member Support Services Assistant

Professional Learning & Development Assistant

BCPVPA Member Portal

Visit the BCPVPA Member Portal

To set up your password, follow the simple instructions sent in the August 31 Member Update, and log in anytime via the Sign In option on our website. You can easily update your account details under the 'My Profile' tile if you change roles, schools, or personal contacts.

What will you find in the Member Portal? Check out the overview, and we’ll bring you highlights each week in eNews as we continue to add content to the site.

 

Member Portal Highlight: BCPVPA Chapters are now able to submit their Partnership Awards nominations through the Member Portal. All you need to do is go to the main page and click on the 'Partnership Awards' tile and then you will be able to access more information and the nomination form or instructions how to nominate via email. 

Visit the Member Portal, and let us know what you think: sandra@bcpvpa.bc.ca

BCPVPA Thriving in Education Survey

For an overview of some of the findings of the survey, look for Rochelle Morandini’s article in the November issue of Principl(ed) magazine. You can also find her presentation slides used for the November Chapter Council in our November 24, 2021 Member Update.

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for these meeting dates: 

  • February 11-12, 2022
  • May 13-14, 2022

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