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Leading the Way: Women in Educational Leadership

Saturday, October 13

This event is now sold out and registration is closed

 Jenni Donohoo Collective Efficacy: How Educators’ Beliefs Impact Student Learning &
Suzanne Hoffman
Superintendent, VSB 

Lunch is provided
Sage Bistro, UBC Campus
6251 Cecil Green Park Road

Sponsored by the BCPVPA,
Learning Forward BC, and
Coast Metro Consortium

BCPVPA election

Congratulations to Heidi Grant (Nechako Lakes), Brett Johnson (Greater Victoria), Lee Karpenko (Prince George), Carol-Ann Leidloff (Kootenay Lake), and Brian Leonard (Coquitlam) who were re-elected to the Board of Directors and to Des Sjoquist (Central Okanagan) and Sally Zryd (Kamloops Thompson) who were elected for the first time.

All terms begin July 1.

Thank you to the all the BCPVPA members who voted.

BCPVPA appointment notice

Kevin Reimer named Executive Director

The BCPVPA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Reimer as BCPVPA Executive Director, effective July 1. The Board looks forward to continuing its work with Kevin, who has served as President since May, 2016. Kevin was first elected to the Board in 2013. During Kevin’s term as President, and working alongside current executive Director Kit Krieger, he has driven the Association forward on compensation and benefits, the implementation of the MoA, and its initiative to secure status as a negotiation agency. Kevin has championed the Association’s mentoring program, promoted principal and vice-principal well-being, and expanded and revitalized outreach to members via webinars and video-conferencing. Throughout his career, Kevin has focused his leadership on creating collaborative cultures and has presented across Canada on professional learning communities. He began his career as a teacher in Delta in September 1989. He has been an Adult Education Principal, and Vice-Principal and Principal since 1998 in Delta and the Comox Valley. Kevin has a B.Ed from the University of British Columbia (1988) and an MA in Leadership Studies from San Diego State University (2003). Kevin was named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals in 2013 by the Learning Partnership and completed an executive leadership development program at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.

The Board of Directors and BCPVPA staff congratulate Kevin on his new appointment and look forward to working with him through the transition period and over the years ahead.

Professional Learning Registration Links


for BCPVPA Professional Learning and Development programs for 2018:

Register: Culture of Learning: Level One

Register: Culture of Learning: Level Two

Registration opens December 2018 for:

BCPVPA Issues Forum: February 22, 2019

Registration opens January 2019 for:

Short Course I: July 2-6, 2019

Short Course II: July 9-12, 2019

BCPVPA/SOGI webinars in January

The BCPVPA and SOGI presented two webinars in January.


SOGI Education in BC (Part 1)

Why and How (and parent rights)

This webinar will focus on the why and how of SOGI-inclusive education along with the issue of parent rights.

SOGI Education in BC (Part 2):

Building and Integrating

This webinar will provide guidance on how to build inclusive learning environments and integrate SOGI education into a classroom program.

Both webinars are presented by Matt Carruthers, BC’s SOGI Education Lead.


Partnership Awards 2018

The BCPVPA Partnership Awards are now accepting nominations from Chapters who wish to recognize and honour the valuable support provided to principals, vice-principals, teachers, and students by individuals and groups who have, over an extended period of time, shared their time, energy and expertise to support schools.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 pm, Friday, March 30. Awards are presented at the May 2018 Chapter Council meeting.

Download a nomination form.
Read about previous winners here.

Ministry of Education/BCPVPA webinars

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Ministry of Education/BCPVPA webinars

The Ministry of Education and the BCPVPA presented, in September and October 2017, a series of half-hour webinars designed to provide BCPVPA members and guests with current information and developments about specific Ministry initiatives. All webinars are available for viewing below:

The BCPVPA thanks the Ministry of Education’s Superintendent of Transformation, Suzanne Hoffman and all the presenters.

Updates on Ministry initiatives and changes for the 2017-18 school year

  • Foundation Skills Assessment with Nancy Walt and Janet Powell.

View the presentation.

  • Arts Education with Melanie Bradford

View the presentation.


  • Career Education with Jan Unwin, Angie Calleberg, and Nicole Arklie

View the presentation.

  • Classroom Assessment with Angie Calleberg, Acting Director, Classroom Assessment and Nancy Walt, Executive Director, Curriculum and Assessment

View the presentation.

  • Math and Science with  Angie Calleberg, Acting Director of Classroom Assessment and Nicole Arklie, Mathematics Coordinator.

View the presentation.

  • Social Studies with Nick Poeschek,Social Studies Coordinator and Brent Munro, Director, Curriculum.

View the presentation.

  • Graduation & Numeracy Assessments/ with  Markus Baer, Director, Graduation Assessments and Nancy Walt, Executive Director, Curriculum and Assessments.

View the presentation.

Visible Learning Institute

Visible Learning Institute
John Hattie & Ainsley Rose (Exclusively from Corwin and in partnership with the BCPVPA)

July 7 and 8 Richmond (Pacific Gateway Hotel)
US $449 (with the $50 BCPVPA discount code applied)

The Vancouver Visible Learningplus Institute is a two-day conference with John Hattie and Ainsley Rose. This institute introduces you to the core concepts and research of Visible Learning. You will learn to systematically examine effective instructional practice to make the greatest impact on student achievement and learning. Ainsley Rose will provide the BC context and application.

  • Recognize and implement high effect instructional strategies and make adjustments to focus on what works best in light of what the research shows
  • Discover why a culture of effective feedback is essential in a school and district, and learn strategies to make learning visible by giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Learn to use the Visible Learning plus framework, share learning intentions and co-create success criteria for every lesson, giving students the tools they need to recognize success and track their own progress
  • Learn how to integrate student voice into planning, evaluation, and developing curriculum
  • Learn how to create assessment-capable learners   

+ Register http://bit.ly/2kOhZMU (BCPVPA members please use the discount code: BCPVPA)

+ A limited number of rooms (at $325 per night) are available for BCPVPA members at the Pacific Gateway Hotel, using this link http://bit.ly/BCPVPAGatewayVL

Membership and Enrolment Forms