Ministry of Education
Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Professional Development Workshops

In the Resource Services – Outreach Programs it is our goal to provide timely and poignant learning experiences for educators. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities for schools, school districts and organizations through practical workshops, education programming support and consulting. Programs can vary in length and can be offered at various times during the day.

Our interactive and practical workshops focus on essential topics that support educators in their efforts to help all students learn. Our programs are designed to:

  • foster the planning and implementation of effective, learner-centered educational programs by responding to the contextual needs of the learning environment
  • encourage the professional growth of staff members
  • facilitate the implementation of new curriculam developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education


Resource Services offers a number of professional educator workshops throughout the school year.  Workshops are currently being offered remotely through Zoom.

ASL Mini Workshop Series

Zoom Conference

Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm (EST)

  • September 22, 2022 – “ASL Folklore”
    To recognize different types of ASL folklore.
    Suggested articles to read:
    “The Hitchhiker and Its Versions” by Andrew Byrne:
    “The Joke is on Me: Self-defeating Humor of Folklore” by Andrew Byrne:
    “The Tall Tale Told in ASL and Its Relevance for Deaf People and Society” by Andrew Byrne:
    “Unriddling the Riddles in ASL” by Andrew Byrne:
  • October 20, 2022 – “ASL Poetry”
    To identify different types of ASL poetry.
    Suggested video to decipher-deconstruct:
    “Nurturing ASL Literature in Its Own Time” by Clayton Valli:
  • November 17, 2022 – “ASL Prose”
    To learn the different kinds of ASL prose.
  • December 8, 2022 – “ASL Drama”
    To recognize different types of ASL drama.
    Suggested article to read:
    “Understanding Monologues in ASL” by Andrew Byrne:


You’re Invited to Join Us! SAVE THE DATES!

  • Joanna Cannon & Caroline Guardino
    November 3rd, 2023, 12pm-2pm
    Deaf Learners where English or ASL are not their home language
  • Matt Hall
    November 4, 2022, 10-12pm
    Language Deprivation
  • Emily Lund
    February 3, 2023, 10-12pm
    Impacts of Covid 19 on literacy with students who are DHH
  • Joanna Cannon & Caroline Guardino
    April 14, 2023, 12pm-2pm
    Deaf Learners with disabilities

More information to follow. All presenters will be virtual on zoom.