LEADERSHIP IN LEARNING 

The BTPS Board of Education and Division Administration are advocates of lifelong learning and of providing professional learning opportunities for all of our staff. We have a goal to attract, retain, and grow amazing staff and leaders.

This professional learning menu is part of our commitment to support you. We're really excited about offering so many online leadership opportunities, and will be adding more selections to the PL menu each year. A key feature of the menu is how easy it is for you to register. For this year, every item on this site is funded and supported by BTPS, and all administration related to payment is handled by the division office.

It really is this easy to find your lead domino and further your learning journey! There are many options to support growth in leadership, collaborate with others, and learn simple organizational tips.

INVEST in Leaders

BTPS ensures that every leader has a high level of support and access to quality training, learning and mentoring opportunities. 

 

Learn TOGETHER

BTPS has a community in which every current and aspiring leader has the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

 

PREPARE for Opportunities

We support our staff to grow and prepare for new opportunities that might arise and to excel in their new positions. 

 

 

Manage Things, 

LEAD PEOPLE

Leadership is everywhere! BTPS supports a community in which every current and aspiring leader has the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

 

LEARN on YOUR SCHEDULE

We understand busy and needing balance in our lives. BTPS strives to provide professional learning that is flexible and adaptable ... like the best leaders! 

 

 

Find Your PATHWAY 

TO ACCESS COURSES

Step 1: Select your learning opportunity. No approval is necessary.

Step 2: Click Register or Join Waiting List.

  

1:1 COACHING AND COURSE EXTENSIONS

Step 1: Request approval from direct supervisor/ Michelle.

Step 2: Register or Michelle will introduce you to a Warm Demander coach. 

New!

The Leadership Bootcamp

Our signature leadership course for school and district leaders who want to optimize their priority management, productivity, and peace of mind!

Just like good planning is a prerequisite to good teaching, a few weeks invested in preparing will keep you from spending 12 months repairing.

Hit the ground running with a toolkit filled with planning tools, leadership strategies, and ready-to-use resources.

Ideal for new and experienced educational leaders!

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Warm U 

Warm U is one-click premium community access to all Warm Demanders' courses. 

Register separately or choose Warm U which puts all courses and updates from Warm Demanders into your library.

For courses from Coconut Courses and Organized Binder, use the tiles below.

All BTPS can use this all-inclusive access!

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The Remarkable Administrative Professional

School offices are filled with highly-skilled people who are often forced to learn in the School of Hard Knocks.

Stop feeling like you might be missing something and build amazing systems.

Filled with templates to save you time!

For administrators and secretaries!

REGISTER

Quick Google and Microsoft tips!

Tech Timesavers

Did you know that saving 1 minute a day adds up to over 6 hours in a year?

Most people we work with regain 10-20 minutes a day and we've curated all of our most popular video tips for you.

Ideal for everyone!

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Today is a great day to learn about ChatGPT!

ChatGPT: A Boom or Our Doom?

What if you could get a tech tool to create a lesson plan, or generate a letter to your students' parents? What if that same tool could be used by students for their assignments?

Explore the possibilities of ChatGPT!

For everyone!

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New!

The Highly Effective New Teacher

Highly practical and engaging lessons designed specifically to help new teachers thrive in their first few years.

Join Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year, as he helps you get started on the right foot or use these lessons to get back on track!

12 lessons from Alex Kajitani!

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 New!

The Highly Effective Math Teacher

Teachers often feel under-equipped when trying to be inspirational, impactful, and meet the diverse needs of their students.

Gain tips and strategies that you can use immediately to help ALL of your students achieve!

Ideal for Math teachers and coaches!

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Reshaping Your Staff Meeting

This fun series from Rushton Hurley is designed to help school leaders inspire and be inspired in their staff meetings!

Surface, nurture, and inspire stories of success and build a culture of exploration.

For school administrators! 

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Little Things Make You Better

This one's for teachers and just as it sounds! Lessons on rapport, assignments, instruction, professionalism, and logistics.

On top of the fantastic content, learning with Rushton is inspiring and a lot of fun!

Ideal for all educators!

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Telling the Stories of Your School

The chances are stellar that something good happens somewhere on campus every day a child shows up.

Unfortunately, the chances are also good that these moments don't get shared.

For all educators!

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Remarkable Teacher Leaders!

How can we lead without authority? Leadership isn't about job titles.

Learn rarely taught leadership tools and strategies that will help you become a more impactful warm demander leader.

Ideal for teachers and team leaders!

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iPhone Bits & Bytes

Becoming an expert iPhone user doesn’t have to be a difficult, time-sucking process.

In fact, this fun course is the exact opposite of that in 8 lessons that are filled with fun and drip to your library weekly. 

Ideal for everyone with an iPhone!

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Be a Facetime Pro

Further grow your tech confidence and skills in a relaxed, learn-at-your-own-pace course filled with tips that translate to any video conversation and software.

Register today for this fun and informative course and be ready for your next long distance catch-up and more.

Ideal for everyone with an iPhone or iPad!

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When Parents Bully the School

Adult bullies require skillful communications and clear expectations.

Bullying expert and NYT best-selling author Jodee Blanco will help you work collaboratively with a challenging parent.

For all educators!

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Make Your School Remarkable! 

Every effective principal knows culture eats strategy for breakfast.

Learn impactful strategies in 6 weekly lessons designed to help you surface and nurture the genius of your people!

Ideal for school and district administrators!

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Leading as a Warm Demander

Put people first with intentionality and incredible systems.

8 lessons to help you be a compassionate, courageous, and constructive leader!

Our most popular introductory course. Ideal for all current and aspiring leaders!

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Teaching Executive Functions

Executive functions are essential for students to organize their days and learning. with goal-setting, planning, reflection, and organization.

Register with the code WarmU22

For all educators!

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Mindfulness is for Everyone!

We believe everyone is a leader and leaders need to exercise self-care before they can help others. 

Easily said and sadly cliché. So what can we actually do during the day to calm our busy heads and make this happen?!

5-15 minute practices for everyone!

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TRC Calls to Action and the Legacy of Residential Schools   

Niigaan Sinclair, one of Canada's leading voices on truth and reconciliation and the TRC Commission, provides information and resources to connect this important work to education.

Join Niigaan and educators from across Canada to find out where we are and where we need to go.

Live or Recorded Webinar Options (presented by Nelson PL) 

REGISTER FOR WEBINARS OR RECORDINGS

 

 

FREE videos, articles, and templates. Click, share, and come back as often as you like!

 

BTPS Links for Current and Aspiring Leaders

🔥 BTPS Tom Hierck Video File on Google Drive  

🔥 BTPS Leadership Academy

🔥 ATA Professional Development Sign-up

🔥 LQS NotebookTQS Notebooks - Make a copy for your own portfolio and reflections

🔥 BTPS Women in Leadership Video #1 with Board Chair: Lanie Parr

🔥 Empower Women Live Event 

🔥 Women in Leadership 

🔥 The BTPS Podcast: Learning on the Trail

🔥 Coming Soon ... The Women in Leadership Book Study

 

Dynamic Meetings

 🔥 Sheets One-Stop Shopping Agenda with Missionkeepers and Bring Forward sections (download) 

🔥 Sheets One-Stop Shopping Agenda with Missionkeepers and Bring Forward sections AND HOW TO USE (download)

🔥 Silence Does the Heavy Lifting via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Meetingitis via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Meeting Déjà Vu: We Talked About This Last Year, Right? via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Be Right at the End of the Meeting by David Cote (video)

 

Organization

 

Productivity

🔥 Time Blocking Big Rock via FranklinCovey (video) 

🔥 Adding is Favored Over Subtracting in Problem Solving via Nature.com (article) 

🔥 So Much STUFF! via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Meeting with Myself via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 The 2-minute Rule (video) 

🔥 Time Blocking (video) 

 

Culture

🔥 The Ideal Team Player via Pat Lencioni (video)

🔥 Making Practices Practical: Building and Sustaining a Positive Culture

🔥 Making Practices Practical: Being Mission-Driven

🔥 Carefronting and Having Courageous Conversations via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Be a Manager AND a Leader  via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Basketball Coach Steve Kerr is a Warm Demander

🔥 Building a Culture and Making Your School Irresistible (video )

🔥 We Need People to Keep Us Accountable via John Maxwell (video)

🔥 If People Have to Follow You, How Do You Know if You're a Good Leader? via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Crabs in a Bucket via Warm Demanders (article)

 

Inspiration

🔥 Warm Demanders Quotes (pics)

🔥 The Best Research is Me-search via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Smooth Stones Take Time via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 False Summits via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Leadership and Rubik's Cubes via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 A Lesson From Goldilocks via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Finding Home Base via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Problem or Fact of Life? via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Staying True to Your Dreams via Warm Demanders (article)

🔥 Say the Why, Lead the Way via Warm Demanders (article)

 

Tech Tips 

🔥 (NEW) EdTech Menu from Stacy 

🔥 10 Little Known Tech Timesavers for Leaders (separated below)

  1. Chrome Coloured Tab Groups
  2. Chrome Settings on Startup
  3. Ten Last Closed Tabs
  4. Excel Data Validations
  5. Chrome Tabs 1-9
  6. Outlook and Gmail for Phone
  7. Outlook for Web
  8. Copy and Paste (Microsoft)
  9. Copy and Paste (Excluding Microsoft)
  10. Google Calendar Single Touch

Notes for BTPS Leaders

  1. Always register with your BTPS email address. 
  2. Courses are in your Library (click your image at the top-right). 
  3. There are more courses and lessons on the way. BTPS has complete access to Warm U (Community) and those who subscribe get updates throughout the year. 
  4. Please upload a photo you like to all of your accounts so people know you're a real person and not a shadow-head. 😉
  5. You can always log in at the bottom right of this menu if you're on a different computer or tablet. 
  6. Download our Kajabi app and watch your progress on the go! (IOS, Android). Instructions are also sent when you register.
  7. Please comment as much as possible and reply to other people's messages in the video lessons.