BCPVPA Consortium Answers Call for Proposals

The BC Ministry of Education has partnered with the BC School Superintendents Association (BCSSA) to develop foundation management standards and training modules for school leaders. These standards and training modules will support school leaders in ensuring that they have the knowledge and competencies they need to create the conditions for student success, and will be a foundational framework that will complement existing leadership development programming in BC.

On March 31, the Ministry issued a Call for Proposals to refine curriculum for five of six foundational management training modules – with the sixth module being led by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) – and to pilot the modules. Proponents were required to work with a consortium of organizations and/or institutions that demonstrate a solid understanding of BC’s K-12 education system, and expertise in each of the domains covered by the six modules. 

On Saturday April 30, the BCPVPA’s consortium submitted our proposal to the Ministry and BCSSA. We are honoured to work with more than a dozen exceptional sector experts as part of our consortium, and we look forward to the decision regarding this project in the weeks ahead. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Kevin Reimer: kevin@bcpvpa.bc.ca.

Member Survey: BCPVPA Professional Learning & Development

BCPVPA’s Professional Learning & Development Directors are seeking member feedback on the programs, events, and offerings they have been curating for your professional learning. We value your ideas as to how we can continue to grow and develop in our support of members.

The survey will be open until June 15, and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete – thank you for your feedback!

Complete the survey

BCPVPA Diversity Matters Survey

We are inviting BCPVPA members to participate in the Diversity Matters Survey to help us to better understand the composition of our membership, and to create programming to assist members in supporting racial equity in their schools or programs. 

It should take less than 5 minutes to complete the survey, and the survey will remain open until May 31. Thank you for your participation.

The Canadian Human Rights Act stipulates that it is not a discriminatory practice to collect information if it is intended to be used in developing policy to support under-represented or marginalized people. Survey responses are anonymous.

BCPVPA Jean Up!

On Wednesday May 11, the BCPVPA Board and staff will Jean Up as we fundraise for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Follow us on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn, and share our posts to help create awareness of the important work of the hospital, and the impact on children and families in BC. See you in your jeans!

BCPVPA Sleep Out for Covenant House Vancouver

Our BCPVPA team thanks everyone who donated in support of the Covenant House Sleep Out event on April 29. We pledged to give up our beds, so that vulnerable youth can find the supports they need, and we're so happy to donate $890 to the cause!

Principl(ed) Magazine

Read this week’s featured articles from the March 2022 issue of Principl(ed):

Leading for Change
UBC’s Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP) is a post-Masters certificate that was recently reviewed externally. Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser, the architects of the program, analyze the findings and discuss upcoming plans.

What's Your Plan For Retirement?
Membership with BCRPVPA is an opportunity to stay connected to the education community and to forge new bonds with like-minded people after retirement. Members are invited to join colleagues for a cruise down the Danube River this July. 

Foundations for New School Leaders

Registration is now open for BCPVPA Foundations: The Next Generation of Short Course I. In conjunction with the UBC Faculty of Education, we are excited to offer Foundations in person on the UBC campus in July 2022, respecting any health and safety protocols that may be in place at that time. The full-day sessions on July 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be framed around the BCPVPA Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC, with the overarching theme of ‘Equity’.

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 final virtual (Zoom) seminar for the 2021/22 school year will be:

  • May 7, 9 am - Noon

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

Coffee Connections: Spring Registration

We look forward to seeing you at Coffee Connections, hosted by BCPVPA President Darren Danyluk and senior staff. Find the link to register for all spring sessions under Member News > Hot Notes in the Member Portal. Register for all sessions, and attend when you can!

Register

  • Wed May 18, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Jun 1, 2022 07:30 AM
  • Wed Jun 15, 2022 07:30 AM

Chapter Council

Chapter Council members can mark their calendars for the final meeting date for the 2021-22 school year: 

  • May 13-14, 2022

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 | The candidate video statements for the BCPVPA Board of Directors Election are now available to view in the Member Portal under the 'Elections' tile.

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

Contract Workshop Update – Hold the Date October 29 (for Contract Representatives)

Hold the Date October 29 (for Contract Representatives)
Unfortunately, we had to cancel the contract workshop that was originally planned in January for Chapter Contract Representatives. Plans are underway for an in-person Fall Contract Workshop on Saturday October 29th. We want to ensure that Chapter executives and Chapter Representatives have ample notice of the October 29 workshop so that it can be communicated to Contract Representatives. Details and registration information will come out early in the Fall. Any questions can be directed to the Member Support Services team.

The Principl(ed) Podcast

The Principl(ed) Podcast with host Chris Horton connects with BC school Principals and Vice-Principals. Listen to previous episodes 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. 

Thriving in Education

We continue to work with the data that we obtained from the Thriving in Education survey. Read Part 1 of an overview in the November 2021 issue of Principl(ed), and read the March 2022 Principl(ed) for Part 2

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