Teaching Tenaciously: A Webinar Series to Support Educators as They Navigate Through Times of Uncertainty and Change

The Ministry of Education has launched a webinar series to support teachers across the province amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Subject matter experts and teachers are presenting on a range of topics relevant to teachers' interests and concerns for changing teaching and learning environments. The webinars are taking place throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

The webinars are hosted on Open School BC's Open Course Resources. Registration is required to gain access to the upcoming webinar.

Webinar 4: What do I do? Trauma-sensitive strategies for challenging behaviours

Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 3:30-5:00 pm PST

Every school year has its challenges; however, this year has been particularly difficult for both students and educators. Added stresses of coping with a pandemic contribute to wavering self-regulation and resiliency in many of us. Trauma-informed educators Sarah Brooks, Perveen Engineer, Fiona James, and Regan Rankin will share strategies to deal with behaviour issues, foster self-regulation, and nurture a growth mindset.

Please join us for the conversation with Sarah, Perveen, Fiona, Regan, and webinar host Dean Shareski.

Register for Teaching Tenaciously

Webinar 3: Building Capacity in Planning for Literacy and Numeracy Instruction

February 2021

Building Capacity in Planning for Literacy and Numeracy Instruction invited educators to discover how numeracy and literacy are embedded in the curricular competencies in BC’s curriculum. In addition, it invited educators to consider their role in equipping students with literacy and numeracy competencies. Panelists Stephan Biela and Nikki Lineham discussed considerations and strategies for planning competency-building literacy and numeracy learning opportunities. They also shared their experiences and challenges with numeracy and literacy instruction. Instructional examples, strategies, and planning considerations were provided across learning areas for both primary and secondary educators.

Webinar 2: Student Centered Assessment to Support Inquiry Based Learning

October 2020

BC educators Trevor MacKenzie and Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt shared their passion for inquiry through the lens of student-centered assessment practices. By nurturing student agency and focusing learner competencies through scaffolded and intentional inquiry practices, students begin to take on more ownership over the assessment process in learning. Through co-designing expectations, goals and rubrics, setting personalized goals, providing structures for rich collaboration and opportunities to confer and use feedback to guide learning, at the heart of this assessment work is that all students have the potential to grow and be successful in BC classrooms. Examples were provided from both the primary and high school classrooms.

View Student Assessment recordings and resources

Webinar 1: Building Compassionate Communities in a New Normal

September 2020

The panel presented on fostering wellness and thriving from the following perspectives:

  • Social Emotional Learning (Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl)
  • Resiliency and Indigenous Lenses (Monique Gray Smith)
  • Trauma-informed Practice (Dr. Linda O’Neill)

View Compassionate Communities recordings and resources