Funding Available: Call for Pilot Project Proposals

Supporting Principals to Address Challenges in Retention and Professional Support of French as a Second Language Teachers is in its final year of a 3-year pan-Canadian initiative led by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) for all publicly funded English language school boards.

There is funding up to $ 7,500 available to school districts in support of elementary or secondary principal professional learning to pilot one or more strategies to support school administrators leading FSL programs.

If you are interested in learning more about making a proposal for this funding please read the Call for Pilot Project Proposals document.
Application are due: June 20, 2022

Tara Zielinski (SD45, BCPVPA 2022-23 Board of Directors Member) will be working closely with Janet Stewart on this exciting project and urges you to reach out to her directly if you have any questions or would like additional information/context (tzielinski@wvschools.ca).

2022 Canadian Outdoor Learning Free Spring Virtual Workshop Series

The spring series from Take Me Outside, and our Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners, brings a list of new workshops and resources. Check out the 'top ten tools for spring' here and their upcoming workshops:

Virtual Campfire Connections: Circling up with Educators from Coast to Coast to Coast

Thursday, June 23 at 4pm

Join the Canadian Outdoor Learning Partners to learn, share and connect around all things related to outdoor learning. There will be opportunities to hear from partners and breakout into groups and discuss key things on your mind. Whether your a seasoned outdoor learning educator, or an educator taking their first steps outside the classroom, there will be some great takeaways.

Register

BC Ministry of Education & Child Care News

Ventilation Funding: The Ministry is confirming that funding will be provided for ventilation improvements as communicated earlier in the year. A total of $0.8 million will be provided to independent schools through FISA and funding must be spent by the end of November 2022. Questions can be sent to Tim.Jah@gov.bc.ca Director, Funding and Allocation.

Mental Health French Translation: A French translation of the Key Principles and Strategies for K–12 Mental Health Promotion in Schools document is now available on the erase website (at the bottom of the COVID-19 section). This document was completed by the Mental Health School Start Up Working Group, through a review of data and research on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 and literature on mental health promotion.

Read the Deputy Minister's Bulletins

Teacher Collective Bargaining

Public updates on 2022 Teacher Collective Bargaining are available from the BCPSEA website.

The Provincial Collective Agreement between BCPSEA and the BCTF expires on June 30, 2022.


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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