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Leadership Opportunities

The BCPVPA also includes Leadership Opportunities in every issue of eNews


Vancouver Island West invites applications for Vice-Principal at Kyuquot Elementary Secondary. Apply by 4 pm, October 2. http://bit.ly/2fRntlI

Sooke invites applications for Principal, Belmont Secondary. Apply by 12 pm, October 11. http://bit.ly/2yeoUFS

Applications are invited for Commissioner/Teacher Regulation (part-time, likely 4-8 days a month). Apply by Oct. 11. http://bit.ly/2xGOy4u

Surrey invites applications for elementary principals in anticipation of future vacancies. Apply by 12 noon, October 12. http://bit.ly/2lrUYMF

Surrey invites applications for elementary vice-principals in anticipation of future vacancies. Apply by 12 noon, October 12. http://bit.ly/2lrUYMF

Delta invites applications for elementary vice-principals in anticipation of future vacancies. Apply by 4 pm, October 13. http://bit.ly/2yM4hh8 

Okanagan Skaha invites applications for elementary Principal, effective January 1 (or as agreed), school to be determined. Applications are due by 12 noon, October 16. http://bit.ly/2rBlBoQ

Prince George invites applications for Vice-Principal, K-7 French Immersion. Successful candidates will be initially appointed to a readiness pool. Applications are due by 12 pm, October 16. http://bit.ly/2waFAJq

Prince George invites applications for Vice-Principal. Successful candidates will be initially appointed to a readiness pool. Applications are due by 12 pm, October 16. http://bit.ly/2yvi4bI

Richmond invites applications for District Administrator/Continuing Education. Apply by 4 pm, Oct 16. http://bit.ly/2xQh983

Greater Victoria invites applications for Principals. Apply by 1 pm, Oct 20. http://bit.ly/2wPPKUo

Greater Victoria invites applications for Vice-Principals. Apply by 1 pm, Oct 20. http://bit.ly/2htlbgt

Central Okananagan invites applications for Principals (all levels, including dual track English/French immersion), with anticipated openings both January 1 and July 1. Apply by 4 pm, Oct 20. http://bit.ly/2yLUCqJ

Central Okananagan invites applications for Vice-Principals (all levels, including dual track English/French immersion), with anticipated openings both January 1 and July 1. Apply by 4 pm, Oct 20. http://bit.ly/2ycvwUX

40th Annual Short Course

July 4 to 8 at UBC

Leading Learning:
Open Mind, Open Heart

Gain the knowledge, understanding, and connections you need to enhance your school leadership journey.

Developed in partnership with UBC, Short Course is an intensive, one-week (44 scheduled contact hours) program designed to provide new school leaders with an opportunity to hone the skills necessary for success in their new roles.

Short Course has been a part of this province’s educational leadership development for 40 years. The course work contains a blend of research and practical application that creates an essential understanding of what principals and vice-principals need to know and how to accomplish it.

Each year experienced principals and superintendents work together to plan Short Course, deliver the sessions, and facilitate the small group learning. Participants are immersed in the realities of school administration and given the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed in their new roles. Throughout the week participants have daily opportunity to reflect on their learning and set action plans for the year ahead.

The program is based on the Leadership Standards for Principals & Vice-Principals in British Columbia. Each day of the program focuses on one of the four Domains of the Standards (Moral Stewardship, Relational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, and Organizational Leadership). The concluding session, on Saturday, revolves around our BC education partners.

Moral Stewardship • Instructional Leadership • Relational Leadership
Organizational Leadership • Inspiration to Lead

Registration http://bit.ly/BCPVPAShortCourse17

Supervision for Learning

Super Vision for Learning (levels 1 and 2) 2017-18 registration

Register your intent as soon as possible and we will confirm locations/dates based on your response.

The centers of delivery for 2017-2018 are:

S4L 1:
Kelowna, Prince George, Sooke, and Metro (BCPVPA office but may shift dependent on registration). We may offer a DL Delivery method for individuals in outlying areas so please register your intent.
Registration:
http://bit.ly/BCPVPAS4LOne

S4L 2:
Merritt, Comox, and Metro. This program requires a minimum of 10 and maximum of 15 participants and is based on guided classroom visits.

Registration: http://bit.ly/BCPVPAS4LTwo

Creating Thinking Classrooms

Creating Thinking Classrooms: Leading educational change for a 21st century world
by Garfield Gini-Newman and Roland Case

This book is published by The Critical Thinking Consortium and co-sponsored by the BCPVPA.

For more information and and an order form visit our books page.

The Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in British Columbia

 

The Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC  has been revised (2015) and is now available from the BCPVPA Professional Learning department. It will be available for download in early September.  The Standards have four domains — “Moral Stewardship,” “Instructional Leadership,” “Relational Leadership,” and “Organizational Leadership” —  and supporting individual standards. This document is not intended to be prescriptive in nature, but rather to be used to support the individual principal or vice-principal in reflecting on his or her learning needs. The purpose of the document is to foster continuous professional learning in working towards effective leadership; therefore, it is not intended as an instrument for evaluation or the judgment of the individual performance of principals and vice-principals by districts.
First published in 2007, The Leadership Standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC has become the document for professional growth in British Columbia.

Download a copy here.

 

BCPVPA Mental Health Symposium

Our thanks to the participants in the BCPVPA/BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition Mental Health Symposium.

Below are some of the resources from the conference (others will be added as they become available).

  • Full session descriptions and presenter bios here
  • Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative (CSRI) Powerpoint
  • CSRI Creating a Self-Regulated Learning Environment PDF
  • Fundamentals of Fostering Resiliency & Promoting Mental Health (A PDF of a PowerPoint)
  • DASH’s School Connectedness Capacity Building (A PDF of a PowerPoint)

Please keep us in the loop

Who, what & where: If you moved, changed schools or positions or if you have information to update our database, please click to email this information to Membership Services. 

BCPVPA videos on YouTube

Watch our videos on YouTube

The BCPVPA has posted numerous videos to YouTube and they include professional learning videos on Kindergarten, early learning, the Leadership Standards and Coaching; Aboriginal education videos; and, interviews with BCPVPA members.

Spirals of Inquiry: For Equity and Quality

Eighth Printing now available

Spirals of Inquiry, by Judy Halbert and Linda Kaser in association with the BCPVPA, is a handbook organized to provide you with specific inquiry tools, research evidence and examples from practice in BC schools. You will read arguments for the importance of considering and combining wise, strong and new approaches to inquiry and learning. You will be introduced to a set of questions that can shift thinking and practice. You will explore the key stages in the spiral of inquiry and you will consider ways to incorporate current knowledge into your designs for professional learning. We hope you will feel better equipped to create the kinds of inquiry learning communities required to get the outcomes for young people that we both want and need.

The book is priced at $20 per copy (including taxes). The shipping fee will be added (mailed or sent by courier, depending on quantity ordered). We invoice on shipment. To order the book email Jennifer and include: 1) the number of copies required; 2) the shipping address; 3) who to invoice.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network Provincial Fund, with those funds to be distributed to support inquiry-based learning initiatives.

BCPVPA Benefits Plan

The British Columbia Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association (BCPVPA) offers a comprehensive benefits package to participating eligible employees. For information about the benefits provided by this plan click to visit an external website, which is operated by Morneau Shepell.

 

Membership and Enrolment Forms