BCPVPA  and the Ministry of Education: March 2019 Webinar Mini-Series

The BCPVPA is pleased to collaborate with the Ministry of Education on this Webinar Mini-Series.

1. BC Training and Education Savings Program (BCTESP) Grant
Recorded Thursday March 7, 4:00pm

The $1,200 BC Training and Education Savings Program (BCTESP) grant for BC children was launched in 2015. The webinar will provide details about who is eligible and how to receive the grant. The Ministry of Education will share its plans for promoting the grant to families in the coming year and is seeking feedback and suggestions from school administrators.

The webinar will be led by Nancy Needham, Sr. Policy Analyst with the Student Certification Branch. Nancy has been working at the Ministry of Education since 2011, and is the program lead for BCTESP and the Provincial Scholarship Program.

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2. Student Information Systems
Thursday March 14, 4:00pm

BC Ministry of Education staff will present updates on Student Information Systems including TRAX, StudentTranscript Services, MyEducation BC, Graduation Assessments and the new Student Data Exchange. 

The webinar will be led by Ministry consultant Bert Van Der Geest, Project Director for the Integrated Student Data portfolio of projects; Linda Dun, Manager, Graduation and Certification; and Christine Lervold, Director My Education BC Operations



BCPVPA Webinar Series – Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Webinars are available on the BCPVPA YouTube channel.

Understanding your Personal Services Contract

This webinar is presented by BCPVPA Managers of Contract/Legal, Don Boyd and Warren Hicks. This webinar is aimed to help principals and vice-principals develop a general understanding of their personal services contract, key components of their contract and their fiduciary responsibilities as agents of their Boards of Trustees.

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Taking Care of Your Personal Wellbeing

Presented by President Jack MacNeill and Vice-President Wade Repta of humanworks. humanworks has had a long association with the BCPVPA supporting the health and wellness needs of principals and vice-principals. Jack and Wade’s presentation will offer participants some important reminders on how to make their wellbeing a priority in their lives.

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BetterEducate – A Dynamic Tool for School Leaders

Presented by BCPVPA President David DeRosa, this webinar is intended to highlight some of the important features in BetterEducate and to showcase some of the recently added functionality. The BCPVPA continues to work with the BetterEducate developers to create a dynamic platform that allows educators to connect, network and learn from each other.

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Understanding and Accessing Benefits Supports

Presented by Ingrid Gallier of Morneau Shepell this webinar is intended to provide an overview of the benefits plans of principals and vice-principals and how to access a range of supports within the plan.

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Leading an Effective Decision-Making Process

Presented by BCPVPA Managers of Professional Learning, Liz Bell and Jessica Antosz along with Dr. Bruce Beairsto. The webinar will introduce the elements of a tool kit of PDF files that can be used in a variety of ways to improve a group’s ability to understand each other, resolve differences and make good decisions. The entire toolkit is posted on BetterEducate.

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