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Professional Development

We are commited to supporting all staff in all schools.  For more ProD opportunities, please contact the team member who oversees your area of interest by visiting the team page to learn more! 

PRO-D OCTOBER 23, 2020
October 23rd is the Provincial Pro-D Day
Many Provincial Specialty Associations (PSAs) are offering virtual conferences. Learn more here about what is being offered provincially or visit the BCTF Pro-D webpage.

Archived Curriculum Bulletins
The Curriculum Bulletin is an email with after school workshops, pro-d day information and resource updates and suggestions. Curriculum bulletins are emailed out to all teachers and administrators every two weeks. View archived bulletins.

Powerful Understanding with Adrienne Gear - 4 Part Virtual Webinar Series
(for Grades 1 - 7 Abbotsford educators & admin)
NOTE:  Registration has closed, but email Maria Limpright if you wish to attend the upcoming sessions.
September 30, 2020 / October 28, 2020 / December 1, 2020 / January 20, 2021

Getting Started with SNAP (Grade 2 - 8 teachers)
4 part virtual series:  October 13, October 27, November 17, December 8

Who's Doing the Work? book study (Grade 3 - 7 teachers)
4 part virtual series:  October 19, November 2, November 16, November 23

Exploring Number Sense Through Comparing & Ordering Numbers (K - 3)
November 3, 2020

Exploring Number Sense Through Comparing & Ordering Numbers (Grade 4 - 8)
November 4, 2020

Jump Starting Small Group Instruction (Grade 3 - 8 teachers)
November 4, 2020

Science Competency Focus:  Predictions, Hypotheses & Inferences (Grade 3 - 7 teachers)
November 9, 2020

K & K/1 Cafe:  Oral Language
November 9, 2020

POPEY Workshop:  K - 3 Literacy - Practical Strategies for Literacy Learning
November 27, 2020

Click HERE to access the pro-d materials from May 15 that Helping Teachers collected and created. This includes short pre-recorded videos as well as curated collections of articles, webinars and podcasts from educators around the world.

Adrienne Gear Powerful Understanding virtual series:
http://bit.ly/AbbotsfordAdrienneGear

EA's and Support Workers - Here is an online course that you can take any time to help you become Google savvy!!  You will participate as a "student" in Google Classroom.  Go to Google Classroom - Click+ and add Join code:  pyrogv5.  You must have your learn34 account.  If you forgot it, email helpdesk@abbyschools.ca to get a new password.  This online course is set up with step by step lessons for EA's to complete, simulating a class that a student in our schools would participate in.
Two resources that might be helpful for your students:  Video - How to Log in to Google Classroom and a Slideshow:  Student Tour of Google Classroom.