Transformative Educational Leadership Program

Applications are now open for the 8th cohort of Transformative Educational Leadership Program at UBC. Become a part of a professional network focused on building leadership capacity and contributing to system change within the K-12 system. Application deadline is June 15 with the program set to start in October 2022. For more information please go to telp.educ.ubc.ca.

CTRL-F: Find the Facts

Students face an overwhelming online information environment that is increasingly polluted with false and misleading information, spin, and dubious expertise.

CTRL-F: Find the Facts is a contemporary digital media literacy program from CIVIX that helps students learn to evaluate online sources and claims to determine what to trust, using evidence-based ‘lateral reading’ strategies. 

Students learn and practice three key skills: Investigate the Source, Check the Claim, and Trace the Information (to the original source). Strategies include using targeted keyword searches to verify claims, and looking up the reputation of a source using Wikipedia.

Learning is anchored by short expert-led videos and interactive practice examples drawn from a range of platforms, supported by lesson plans, slide decks, and worksheets. The resources are free with registration, designed for grades 7 to 12, and available in English and French. For more information, visit ctrl-f.ca.

Johnson’s Educator of the Year Award

Johnson Insurance is honouring an active or recently retired educator who goes above and beyond to support their students and community with an award of appreciation. The winning educator will be presented with a $10,000 grand prize. $5,000 for the educator, and $5,000 for their school.

If you know an educator who deserves recognition, nominate them today at EducatorAwards.ca.

Johnson Insurance: Student Scholarship

Johnson Insurance is offering 50 scholarships, valued at $1000 each, to eligible students completing high school in 2022 and starting post-secondary education in the fall of 2022.

To learn more, visit: Johnson.ca/scholarship.

Skills Canada: Vancouver 2022

An excellent opportunity for educational leaders and partners to connect and learn about career paths in trade and tech available to student post-graduation.

Learn more at skillscompetencescanada.com.

Resources Regarding the Crisis in Ukraine

Many of our members would have received this information from their Safe School Coordinators, and we have put these resources from Safer Schools Together in a PDF for your reference.

Resources Regarding the Crisis in Ukraine

BC Ministry of Education News

2021/22 Transportation Funding Reports | DUE MAY 20, 2022: As committed to in the BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA), Boards of Education and First Nations are required to report to the Ministry on the 2021/22 spending of to/from school transportation, extracurricular transportation, and new this year, identification of funding sources for First Nation Student Transportation. Please follow these instructions for completing and submitting your 2021/22 BCTEA Transportation Report Template.  

Public Provincial Online Learning Schools Implementation Timeline Extension: The Ministry has extended the implementation timeline for the public Provincial Online Learning Schools (POLS) to July 1, 2023. All current Interim Online Learning Policies and Agreements with the Minister of Education will remain in effect for the 2022/23 school year. More information is available on the online learning information page.

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

Book: Leadership for Inclusive Schools

Cases from Principals for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs

by Steven Ray Sider & Kimberly Anne Maich

This book supports the professional learning of school Principals, and those who aspire to be such, in development of their skills and knowledge around fostering inclusive schools for students with special education needs. 

BCPVPA members can save 30% when using the exclusive promo code: 6S22LEAD, at rowman.com

Jean Up! 2022: Don't Forget to Register

This May, encourage your students to come together and wear jeans to show what they stand for: helping sick and injured kids to get out of their hospital gowns, and back into their own jeans. The BCPVPA is very proud to partner again with BCCHF for this campaign.

Get your school involved
This month-long initiative has gone digital, it’s not only easy to participate, you can also engage your school community in a fun and safe way.

  • Sign up your school at JeanUp.ca/schools by April 15 to get your promo kit for May
  • Collect donations online by sharing your school’s donation link
  • Pick any day in May to Jean Up—or you can even celebrate all month long
  • BCCHF will provide stickers for all students to proudly wear, and will give schools all the tools they need, including messaging for newsletters and a poster to celebrate your progress

Register now!

BCSSA 2022 Spring Forum

BCSSA is happy to announce that the BCSSA 2022 Spring Forum, Leading with a Light Heart, will be held at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver on Friday, April 8th, starting with registration and breakfast at 8am and closing after lunch at 2pm. Considering the challenges experienced over the past 2 years, we look forward to this in-person time to reconnect and the opportunity to focus on wellness and resilience. Keynote Monique Gray Smith, playwright and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor, and performers from The Improv Centre will remind us of the importance of self-reflection, taking care of our spirit, and the power of laughter.

Friday, April 8th, from 8am – 2pm
Westin Bayshore Vancouver
Fee:  $350 + GST 

Register for the BCSSA Spring Forum
Book your hotel room

BetterEducate

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

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


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


Leading in Challenging Times Begins with Intention: Virtual Workshop

Restart, refocus, or re-energize your personal leadership journey.

During this virtual workshop, school and district leaders will deepen their understanding of the impact of leading through intention. Join presenter and leadership coach Karen Power to build the skills necessary for successful school and district leadership, explore the benefits of a shared leadership model centered on instruction, students, and evidence-based decisions, and develop next steps for strengthening communication and community relationships.

As a participant, you’ll learn hands-on strategies to establish collective ownership for student learning through a focus on collaboration, learning, and results. Time will be provided to collaborate with other leaders and reflect on lessons learned through these challenging times.

A copy of Karen’s book Leading With Intention is included with your registration.

BCPVPA members save $50 using discount code $50LCTVIRT2022

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