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Leadership Opportunities

Haida Gwaii invites applications for Superintendent of Schools. Applications are due by August 31. http://bit.ly/2vJ8UrJ

Campbell River invites applications for Superintendent, with a start date of Oct 15. The competition remains open until filled, however applications received by 4 pm Sept 21 are encouraged.

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.

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.

 

Short Course I & II

March 30, 2020: In consideration of the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our communities, Short Course I & II, originally scheduled for July 2020, have been postponed to July 2021.

Please download the full list of program updates

BCPVPA Short Course I

Inspiring Early Career Leaders

Developed in partnership with UBC, Short Course I 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 I has been a part of this province’s educational leadership development for more than 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 I, 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 (Ethical Leadership, Relational Leadership, Instructional Leadership, and Organizational Leadership). The concluding session, on Friday, revolves around our BC education partners.

Ethical Leadership • Instructional Leadership • Relational Leadership
Organizational Leadership • Inspiration to Lead


BCPVPA UBCO Short Course II
Igniting Mid-Career Leaders

Member Reflections

Are you an experienced school leader in BC?

Are you excited about your own learning, and the learning of those around you?

Do you enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues from around the province?

Are you looking for an innovative way to support your professional growth plan?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then Short Course II is the perfect learning experience for you.

The intent of Short Course II is to provide a rich, collaborative learning experience for mid-career Principals and Vice-Principals. The 2018-2019 cohort demonstrated by the final sharing of reflections and projects that the experience was impactful for the participants.

BCPVPA, in conjunction with UBCO, hosts the Short Course II Summer Summit every two years.  These three days will set the conditions for learning that will inspire and engage participants as they embark upon their individual professional learning and growth plans throughout the upcoming year.

amorie@bcpvpa.bc.ca

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