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Workshop for Secondary Teachers!


Dan Adrian, Burnaby School District's SOGI Support Teacher, is offering a workshop on the novel "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe".  He will share his experiences in how he taught this novel, and attendees will receive access to all the resources he has created.  Dan can follow up with you in your classrooms, and co-teach lessons with you.   

Date: Tuesday October 24, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Location: Moscrop Secondary School Library ​


Feel free to invite colleagues from out of district, as well as student teachers.  


Thank you to Denise Ferreira, English Department Head at Byrne Creek, for sharing these rubrics she uses with her secondary students.  She explicitly teaches her students how to use these rubrics, and provides much modelling. 

This single point rubric has many purposes, such as: 

  • giving feedback to students
  • a summative assessment
  • a self-assessment


The second rubric is a self-assessment rubric.  This could be used for students to process and engage in while they are working, and then handing it in when they submit their work.  It helps students to see what they think they can do as they are heading to a more formal assessment. 

Denise - self assessment for c competencies and skills


I love this book!  Check out the short video clips.  This would be great to show at a staff meeting or professional day to start a conversation about what we value in our reading instruction.  

Disrupting Thinking Video Clip


Video clip #2

Are you an secondary English teacher who is exploring the revised curriculum, and would like to spend time with your colleagues talking about our successes and stresses?  Together we can support each other!  Iain Fisher, an educational consultant and retired English teacher,  will work with us as we dig deep into the changes in the curriculum.  ELL and learning support teachers are also invited, to share their expertise, questions, and struggles. 

Please click below for more information.

English teachers learning teams Sept. 2017

Surrey School District has created some great documents on working with core competencies, both in elementary and secondary classrooms.  Take a look!  It includes some templates and student samples.

secondary cc surrey



Thank you to some amazing educators from the Surrey School District, for creating this great video on the core competencies.

Click on "Elementary Video" to watch!

Elementary Video


Click on the link below to access this list!