Summer at Saint Mark's 2016

Summer at Saint Mark's 2016 - STARTS NEXT WEEK - REGISTER TODAY!

Come learn with us this summer! Be inspired, deepen knowledge of your faith, develop professionally, and connect with others during this special summer session. Take a single course, multiple courses, or sign up for a whole series! For more information and for special group discounts (20% discount), please contact or call 604-822-4463.

When: July 4 to 15, 2016

Where: Saint Mark's College at UBC (5935 Iona Dr., Vancouver, BC)

What: Summer at Saint Mark's 2016 is offering 3 streams of courses:

  • Faith Development for Everyone (including Teachers)
  • Courses for Music Ministers and Choir Members
  • Pro-D for Teachers and Librarians


There is still time to register for these courses:

Nurturing Our Spiritual Life in Busy Times

What is it to nurture a spiritual life? What is a wise spiritual use of our time? Partake in the sacraments
and prayer practices, and learn about practical strategies for improving our spiritual lives
while balancing sometimes full and hectic schedules.

Mon. July 4 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), $40.


Welcoming the Stranger: Connecting the Dots from Abraham & Sarah to Syria

Explore select texts and passages in the Bible through general guidelines of biblical interpretation:
What did the Bible mean to its original audience, and what do these passages mean for us today?

Fri. July 8 (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), $40.



Musical Praise - FREE SESSION!

Join us for an evening of musical praise and heart-felt singing as we share together our faith and
love with our communities and our neighbours. Singing helps us understand scripture, appreciate
others, feel spiritually strengthened and gives us a beautiful way to glorify God. Come share this
beauty with us! All ages and faiths are welcome!

Wednesday, July 6 (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) - FREE Event!


Parish Choir Workshops

For anyone involved with music for the parish, school or liturgical celebrations: This workshop is for
all who seek an opportunity to develop vocal and choral skills, while being part of a large choir.
Come and discover sound techniques, how to choose songs, how to select music for particular
masses, and more.

Sat. July 9 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), $88.


PRO-D COURSES FOR EDUCATORS: Calling all Teachers and Librarians!

Interested in the new BC Curriculum and CISVA’s mission and vision to incorporate the Catholic Intellectual Tradition? Then you won't want to miss Summer at Saint Mark's 2016.

The New BC Curriculum

Instructor: Christine YoungHusband, EdD Candidate and Educational Consultant)

MODULE 1 – Curriculum Orientation

This module will focus on new terminology of the new curriculum in addition to looking at the BC Education Plan, BC’s New Curriculum Webpage and Tools, and what the new BC’s Curriculum could look like in your school or classroom.

MODULE 2 – Lesson Planning Development

This module will focus on how to use BC’s New Curriculum framework to develop lesson and/or unit plans that incorporates the Core Competen­cies, Big Ideas, and Learning Standards and how they could best fit into your classroom or school.

MODULE 3 – Assessment and Evaluation

This module will focus on Assessment as, for, and of Learning in the context of BC’s New Curriculum and what this process could work in your classroom or school in light of the Core Competencies and Learning Standards.

MODULE 4 – Communicating Student Learning

This module will focus on the difference between reporting student achievement and communicating student learning to students, teachers, and parents. Alternatives such as e-portfolios and performance standards will be discussed.

Option 1: Two full days covering all modules - Monday, July 4 and Tuesday, July 5 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). $192.

Option 2: Five afternoon sessions covering all modules - Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15 (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., $240.


Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Big Ideas in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Instructor: Dr. Sam Rocha, Philosopher-in-Residence, Saint Mark's College and Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Education, UBC

Consider the Biggest Ideas in Catholicism! Dr. Sam Rocha will present a series of meditations on the “transcendentals” (truth, beauty, and goodness) that make the importance of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition come alive for our daily lives.

July 11 to July 15 (Mon to Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), $240.


First Peoples’ Principles of Learning and the New BC Curriculum

Instructor: Brad Baker, District Principal, North Vancouver School District

Aboriginal Education: How to Move Forward. Gain a stronger understanding of why we need to embed Indigenous worldviews and First Peoples’ Principles of Learning in a meaningful and relevant way for all learners and educators. Get a better sense of the historical context of Indigenous peoples in BC, and concrete examples of how to embed Aboriginal worldviews and First Peoples’ Principle of Learning.

July 11 to July 15 (Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), $240.


Aboriginal Literature for Teachers and Librarians

Instructor: Dr. Jamie Paris, PhD, Instructor, Corpus Christi College

Learn how to incorporate First Peoples Literature into the curriculum. Discuss links to the new BC
curriculum, available resources, best practices and strategies for use, and comparative literature

July 6 to July 8 (Wednesday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), $142.


For more information, contact or call 604-822-4463.