Cowichan Valley School District
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Find our Current Workshops by navigating our workshop calendar below. Join us!
Summer Camp Learning Event
August 31 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pmFree
Join members of the Learning Team for a fun-filled and activity-packed day learning with your colleagues.
Sessions include Literacy, Numeracy and Technology Infusion to spark up the new school year.
Session details will appear below as they are finalized
8:30 – 8:45 – Opening
8:45 – 11:00 – Morning session
11:00 – 11:30 – Lunch
11:30 – 11:45 – Afternoon opening
11:45 – 2:00 – Afternoon session
2:00 – 2:30 – Gelato Social
Come for the learning, stay for the Gelato
ALL DAY SESSION Guided Phonics and Beyond Curriculum
Join Lisa Hermant and Amy Loudon as they present an overview of Tara West's (Little Minds at Work) Guided Phonics and Beyond Curriculum. The curriculum can be used to support K-3 whole class phonemic awareness, reading and writing, small group work or interventions. It can also be used with older students who present with a skill deficit in any grade. This engaging six-unit program includes 25 lessons per unit, a Sound Wall, a decodable reader for every lesson, pre and post unit assessments and many options for use in your classroom. This program was used at Khowhemun Elementary in two Kindergarten and one K/1 class as well as with intervention groups of all grades. We are thrilled with the results for our readers! (Note: SD79 Teachers (with a 2022/2023 contract will receive a licence and program materials. Information on ordering and access will be provided. All participants need to bring a device to the session).
(PM SESSION) Elementary Reading
Come and explore Tier 1 instructional strategies for reading in the elementary classroom. Learn more about the five critical reading components and how to apply these concepts in interactive and engaging ways. Walk away with practical ideas for September.
(AM SESSION) Elementary Math
Start your year off with some solid ideas. In this session we will explore:
• critical math skills and concepts in elementary
• effective instructional routines
• planning your day, week and year
• available resources
Together we will build our understanding and strengthen our practice around math instruction and learning.
(AM SESSION) Make it Make Sense—O365 and You
Take a little journey from the cloud, to the cloud, and all the stations in between that can support instruction, assessment and collaboration.
(PM Session) Hands Free and Paper free? How to select resources that will make your Lessons pop
Hands Free and Paper free? How to select resources that will make your Lessons pop • Digital resources abound- but how to assess the best ones for what you need - added bonus- workshop will be delivered in a Liberating Structures environment-- strategies that support collaboration and agency