August 21, 2019
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Minoru Ballroom
Richmond, BC

The First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association invite you to the 2019 Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Refresher Course. If you are new to PLCs or if you are a seasoned veteran, this exciting one day professional development opportunity could be for you!

Participants in the event will review what a PLC is, how it works and how it can be operationalized in your own setting.

Register by July 30, 2019.

About the Presenter

Presenter Michael Maffoni is the Director of Professional Learning Communities for Jefferson County Public Schools in Golden, Colorado. An educator since 1987, he has experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator in a variety of districts and school settings.

Mr. Maffoni teaches courses in educational leadership as an affiliate faculty member at Regis University, and in his current role he leads PLC implementation in more than one hundred schools. His collaborative leadership has been instrumental in developing an integrated PLC support system, monitoring structure and associated professional learning approach for district leaders, principals, instructional coaches and teachers. He is also the co-author of a new book, Amplify your Impact – Coaching collaborative teams in PLCs at work.

To accompany this workshop, each participant will receive the 3rd edition of the book, Learning by Doing, which supports the establishment of PLCs at the school level and provides a better understanding of the principles of the initiative.


Any staff of BC First Nations schools who are interested in PLCs are welcome to attend.


Room rate: $256+tx

Book no later than the room block deadline of July 30, 2019

Accommodation can be arranged through the following Richmond Conference Centre hotels by quoting “PLC Refresher Course August 2019.”

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (main meeting venue)
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Marriott Vancouver Airport
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Hilton Vancouver Airport
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Register your license plate for free parking at the Richmond Conference Centre.

Travel Expenses

Participants must cover their own travel and hotel costs. Travel expenses will NOT be reimbursed.

Event Contact

Mary Jane Del Rosario, Administrative Assistant, Instructional Services
Toll-free 1-877-422-3672