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 live webinars and their recorded versions. If you are interested in viewing recordings of previous webinars, you may access the videos in OSBC’s Open Course Resources.

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

Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. PST

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

Please join us for the conversation with Stephan, Nikki, and webinar host Dean Shareski.

Register for Teaching Tenaciously

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.

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)