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Leadership Opportunities

The BCPVPA also includes Leadership Opportunities in every issue of eNews


BCPVPA Professional Staff Vacancy
Manager, Legal and Contract Services
Application due by 5 pm, April 19
Download a pdf of the complete post: http://bit.ly/BCPVPAPosting0317


Greater Victoria invites applications for District Principal, Inclusive Learning. Apply by 12 pm, March 17. http://bit.ly/2lEbpsm

Greater Victoria invites applications for anticipated VP openings in spring and onwards. Apply by 12 pm, March 17. http://bit.ly/2lTSzue

Greater Victoria invites applications for anticipated Principal openings in spring and onwards. Apply by 1 pm, March 17. http://bit.ly/2lcOpxM

Vancouver invites applications for elementary principals, effective spring 2017. Applications are due by 4:30 pm. March 31 http://bit.ly/2mtS2BD

Vernon invites applications for Principal/International Programs. Applications are due by 2 pm, April 3. http://bit.ly/2n2M4G4

New Westminster invites applications for elementary, middle, and secondary Principals, effective August. Applications are due by 4 pm April 13, http://bit.ly/2lmtNq1

New Westminster invites applications for Associate Superintendent, effective Aug 1. http://bit.ly/2kB12m5

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

Supervision for Learning 2016-2017

Cohorts in  Nanaimo, Vancouver, Merritt, Fort St. John and Surrey

Supervision for Learning is the BCPVPA’s eight-month learning experience in which supervision for learning, school improvement, and professional development are the key outcomes. Based on a peer coaching model, there are five days of program development over the course of eight months and ongoing joint practice development with colleagues. The five days of program development will take place between August 2016 and May 2017.
Registration fees are $840 ($800 + $40 GST) for BCPVPA members and
$1207.50 ($1,150 + 57.50 GST) for non-members.
Registration is now open.

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.

 

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