Category Archives: DPAC Events

Next PIE Coming Up Soon. Taking Social Emotional Learning Home

Presented by Suzanne Vardy

What do you already do, and what can you add, to develop and encourage social emotional skills with your children at home? This session will help make explicit what you are already doing at home to support and refine your child(ren)’s SEL skills. We will also discuss other ways to build on what you already do. Parental resources, such as websites and blogs, will also be shared.

“Innovative Ways of Communicating Student Learning” – June 3rd Presentation

At the PAC Executive and SPC Year End event on June 3, 2015, Assistant Superintendents Heather Hart and Wanda Mitchell, along with members of the staff development team, shared examples of innovative ways of communicating student learning in Burnaby schools.

A copy of their presentation can be found here:  June 3 Presentation

Parent Information Evening – Taskforce on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth, April 22

Presentation from the Taskforce on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth, April 22

Learn how to keep your kids safe and avoid exploitation, including online and sexual. At this workshop, you’ll hear stories of youth who have experienced these issues and also have a chance to connect with local prevention experts.

This workshop is being hosted in partnership with the Burnaby-New Westminster Taskforce on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth, and is taking place Wednesday, April 22 at Burnaby Central Secondary School at 7 PM.

Please register in advance to attend this event.

Parent Information Evening – Response to Intervention, March 30

Response to Intervention – Meeting the Diverse needs of all Learners
Burnaby School District is moving toward a unified system of education that provides a framework for meeting the needs of each learner. A unified system of education creates a well-integrated system of instruction and intervention guided by student outcome data.

Deborah Simak, Director of Instruction, will familiarize parents with Response to Intervention (RTI), a
multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning or behavior needs. Deborah will introduce the research behind RTI and look at why districts across the province are moving to this systematic and data-driven approach.

Deborah will explain how RTI is integral to the Burnaby School District’s Framework for Meeting the Needs of Each Learner, and how this framework is used to support the diverse needs of students with examples from Burnaby schools practicing RTI today.

Eventbrite - (2015) Response to Intervention

Parent Information Evening – Fostering Independence

Registration is now open for the March 25 PIE – Fostering independence.

Elizabeth Gardner, District Vice Principal-Learning Support Services will share focused work the Burnaby School District is doing with Learning Support Teachers, EAs and classroom teachers to assess, teach and develop independence so that our students with special needs can spend the majority of their time focusing on learning and social life within the classroom and school.

The presentation will cover:

  • Why independence is so critical.
  • How we identify the skills needed for our students/children to become more independent.
  • How we teach those skills.
  • How we fade supports so that the student/child is able to do things without adult support.
  • What parents do at home to support developing independence.

Eventbrite - (2015) Fostering Independence