Save the Date for ISABC Virtual Professional Development Day 2024!

Welcome to the Professional Development Day tab on the ISABC website. We are excited to announce that the 2024 Pro-D Day is on Friday, February 16th 2024.

At ISABC, we believe in the power of professional development to inspire growth, foster collaboration, and drive innovation in the field of education. Our Pro-D Day is a unique opportunity for educators, administrators, and education professionals to come together and expand their knowledge base, exchange ideas, and enhance their teaching practices.

Presenters and Programming
While we are still in the process of finalizing the program and speakers for this year’s event, we want to assure you that information will be updated here after the summer.

We understand that virtual experiences have become a valuable platform for professional growth and networking. Therefore, we have decided to host this year’s Pro-D Day in a virtual format, ensuring accessibility and convenience for more participants across the ISABC community.

We encourage you to check back on this page regularly for updates on the event schedule, registration details, and featured speakers. Make sure to save the date and join us on February 16th for a day filled with inspiring discussions, practical workshops, and opportunities to connect with peers from across ISABC schools.

Interested in Presenting?
Are you a passionate educator or an expert in your field? We invite you to become an active participant in our upcoming Professional Development Day 2024 by sharing your knowledge and expertise as a presenter.

Being a presenter at the Pro-D Day is an excellent opportunity to engage with educators, inspire professional growth, and make a meaningful impact on the ISABC community. To express your interest in being a presenter, the presenter submission form will be available here over the summer. Please check back on this page or email Veronica at [email protected] to inquire further and receive updates regarding the presenter submission process.

We appreciate your commitment to advancing professional development in the education community. Thank you for considering this opportunity to share your expertise and contribute to the success of Professional Development Day 2024. We look forward to receiving your submissions and creating an enriching experience for all participants.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for professional development within the ISABC community. We look forward to virtually welcoming you to the 2024 Pro-D Day, where we will collectively foster growth, share insights and a passion for learning.







If you do not see the workshop recording you are looking for and have not received an email containing workshop recording links then the presenter either did not give the rights to be posted on this website or did not record their workshop.  Please be aware, some recordings are only available for specific amounts of time, which is specified below.


Opening Keynote – Len Pierre: Indigenous Cultural Advocacy & Allyship (Passcode: bw^rh8Kv)

Jennifer Fraser: Working with the Adolescent Brain (not against it)

Jennifer Fraser: Halting the Bullying Cycle with Brain Science

Michael Tennant: Unlocking the power of empathy

Michèle Andrews: How Whole-School Climate Action Can Make us Feel Better


Following Recordings Available Until June 3rd

Rae Morris: “I just can’t care anymore”: Recognizing and Addressing Compassion Fatigue among Educators (Passcode: qi623CZ*)

Rae Morris: Incorporating a Neurodiversity Perspective into Student Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives (Passcode: 3e5so&Qm)

Vanessa Andreotti: Beyond doomism and solutionism in response to climate change




Interested in speaking at the ISABC Pro-D Day? Let us know!

We invite passionate educators, experts, and thought leaders to express their interest in becoming speakers at the upcoming ISABC Professional Development (Pro-D) Day. As a speaker at the ISABC Pro-D Day, you’ll have the opportunity to share your knowledge, insights, and innovative ideas with a diverse community of educators from independent schools in British Columbia. Our event aims to foster collaboration, spark creativity, and inspire professional growth in the education sector.

Expression of Interest Form
To express your interest, kindly complete this form with details about your background, area of expertise, and potential presentation topics. We value diverse perspectives and innovative approaches that promote excellence in teaching and learning. This form allows you to provide us with some initial information about yourself and your presentation ideas. Please note that this is not a formal registration form, but a platform to express your interest.


We appreciate your enthusiasm and look forward to reviewing your expression of interest. Thank you for considering being a part of the ISABC Pro-D Day!

Support – if you want to talk

Please reach out to the suggested contacts below if you or someone you know is in need of support:


Kids Help Phone 1800-668-6868, Text: 686868
Kids Help Phone – Indigenous Outreach Materials
The Trevor Project (support to LGBTQ young people)

HealthLinkBC (Mental Health Resources)
Canadian Mental Health Association
Crisis Service Canada (Suicide Prevention) Phone: 1-833-456-4566, Text: 45645
SOGI 123 Parent Resources

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