The Learning Services Department started the year off with a focus on supporting instructional practices for Early Learning.
In-Service for Full Day Kindergarten Supervision Aides
On September 4th our Full Day Kindergarten Teaching Assistants were invited to an in-service hosted by early childhood educator Lindsey Buchanan and the district’s Early Literacy Facilitator Gretchen Tolfo. The session, which took place at the new Education Services Centre, focused on exploring best practices for interactions and supervision in Kindergarten classrooms. Participants were later asked to share their thoughts about the in-service and their experiences working in classrooms through follow-up emails.
Their positive responses illustrate the effectiveness of the in-service provided by Lindsey and Gretchen and their passion for helping support a smooth introduction to Kindergarten for our students….
Thank you for the very informative session. I am really enjoying my time with the kindergarten classes and I have used many of your useful suggestions.
Love the kindies – love SD 44. Thanks for all your help and advise.
I’m absolutely enjoying working with the kindies. They amaze me with how well they get along and help each other. It’s fun to join them at snack time and discuss hand washing, healthy food and who’s got what in their lunch bag. I really look forward to seeing them each day. The teachers and staff are great too. Oh…. and the grade 1′s that I met last year come over to say hello and I’m thrilled. Hee Hee to much fun!
StrongStart Start-Up and Pro D
North Vancouver School District welcomes new StrongStart Facilitators Christy Judd (Montroyal) and Sara Montazemi (Seymour Heights). The StrongStart team of facilitators met in early September to plan in-service specific to their work with our youngest students. Topics for this year include: learning styles, Tribes, self-regulation, pedagogical narration, and nature-based learning. StrongStart centres are located in seven of our elementary schools. Please refer to the school district website for more information on the StrongStart program, locations, and schedules.