Day: December 18, 2015

Job – District Principal, Education Services – Aboriginal Education Focus. Due: Jan 8, 2016

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DISTRICT PRINCIPAL, Education Services

(Aboriginal Education Focus)

Surrey – a diverse and progressive school district, is seeking interest from exemplary educators to join its dynamic team as District Principal, Education Services with a primary focus on supporting Aboriginal

Members of the Education Services department work as a close-knit team of highly skilled professionals where integrity, collaboration, and a commitment to on-going professional growth define the work ethic, and a sense of optimism and joy are highly valued.
Working in an environment of shared responsibility for Aboriginal learner success, you will contribute as a member of the district’s leadership team, and you will be directly involved in supporting understanding and an appreciation of the First Peoples Principals of Learning system-wide.
We invite applications from educators with:

  •   knowledge of, and appreciation for Aboriginal culture in our schools;
  •   a strong knowledge and experience-base in working with Aboriginal learners and communities;
  •   a record of advocacy for students with Aboriginal heritage;
  •   a high degree of professional credibility;
  •   exceptional formal and informal leadership experience;
  •   a successful record as a systems change agent including skill in developing a continuum of instructional support;
  •   a demonstrated ability to use data to inform strategic directions;
  •   demonstrated skill in building relationships with colleagues and with the community in support of a

    respectful and inclusive environment where culture, learning and success are all important;

  •   superior interpersonal and communications skills;
  •   demonstrated ability to collaboratively problem-solve complex matters; and
  •   a commitment to professionalism and to working in a collaborative environment.

The Surrey School District invites interest from all qualified educators, and strongly encourages educators of Aboriginal ancestry to consider this opportunity. Please see required application form and further details regarding the application process on Applications will be received until 12

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CFP: Investigating Our Practices, UBC Vancouver. Due: Mar 4, 2016

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS ­ first announcement

Closes:  March 4, 2016


Investigating Our Practices

19th Annual IOP Conference | May 14, 2016

UBC Vancouver | Faculty of Education




Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our teaching practice, many of us engage in classroom, program or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how and the why of our practice.


On May 14, 2016 UBC hosts the 19th Annual IOP Conference, where practicing education professionals and students come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice. As 2015/16 marks the Year of Alumni ­ celebrating outstanding educators from UBC Faculty of Education – the 19th Annual IOP Conference welcomes proposals related to this theme.


The conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. These exchanges typically fall within the following areas of inquiry:

€    the preparation of practitioners

€    the ongoing education of practitioners

€    the focus on classroom practice

€    the context of practice (e.g., social, political and cultural analysis of practice)

€    researching practice (e.g., teacher inquiry/action)


The online Call for Proposals is now open, and closes on March 4, 2016. Proposals are invited in three formats:


€    Submit a proposal for an individual or group session. We want challenging, relevant, interactive presentations that showcase how you have been investigating some dimension of teaching practice. Session time should be divided equally between provoking discussion by providing access to your understandings and providing opportunity for others to discuss your conclusions.

€    Host a roundtable discussion. You have a critical question you would like to discuss with other practitioners and you are willing to initiate and moderate a conversation, perhaps based on your own experience or research.

€    Prepare a poster session. The poster format is ideal for the visual presentation of research results, a program of research or research activities of a group.