Teachers in our district had an opportunity to learn about Digmore as part of the Core Competency Curriculum session today. Thank you to Laurie Petrucci for sharing about Digmore and the many resources available.
For the news story on this event; please visit https://www.energeticcity.ca/2018/01/bert-bowes-student-hosts-disability-awareness-night/
During October’s Non-Instructional Day, Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers at Bert Ambrose collaborated with Speech-Language Pathologist, Michelle Hofstrand, to explore the use of tinker trays in the classroom. Olivia (age 5) and Breckin (age 3) demonstrated different ways to play with the items. Tinker Trays, or loose parts, are a great way to promote language development, vocabulary […]
This session was held on the Oct. 20th NID, facilitated by Cindy McGarroch, Diane Barclay, and Laurie Petrucci. Laurie, Diane and I had an amazing day with a great group of teachers. So much collaboration! We covered a lot of material and had some laughs a long the way! Please visit the following link; http://www.prn.bc.ca/literacy to […]
Different things bother different people so it is important for everybody to know what is hard or stressful for them! One way to think about stress is to make a “five stressors” list. 1. Things that don’t bother you. 2. Things that sometimes bother you. 3. Things that can make you nervous. 4. Things that can make you mad. […]
Today was the first session of a monthly Literacy Series focused on Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset led by Cindy McGarroch and Nadine Parker. Thanks to the teachers who attended at this busy time of year. A highlight was an opportunity for teacher sharing what they have already implemented in their classes this […]
Planning and getting excited for the upcoming Picture Word Inductive Model or PWIM session for January 27, 2017. PWIM is a strategy that can offer an entry point to every student. Here are some of the examples of the PWIM strategy being used in our district shared from staff at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School. For […]
Today school district educators came together to learn about the new BC Digital Classroom from Regional ERAC Facilitators, Monica Berra and Leona Prince. These digital resources, in video and text form, are perfect for teaching with the Universal Design principles in mind! Teachers can use the online World Book or National Geographic Kids to show […]