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Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

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Professional Development Workshops for Educators

The Provincial & Demonstration Schools offer a variety of workshops and courses that address the needs of students with learning disabilities. Teacher training is offered on the respective school campuses and within school boards on a request basis.

For details regarding the current year’s program, interested persons should contact the individual schools directly.

Teacher education brochures are sent out to all school boards in June, outlining workshops and courses for the following school year.

Mailing List

Are you interested in receiving e-mail notifications about Trillium Demonstration School’s professional development opportunities for educators?  If so, add your name to the mailing list.

Waiting List

If a workshop that you are interested in is full, add your name to the waiting list.

Contact

Email: kelly.dymond@ontario.ca or jennifer.hearn@ontario.ca if you have questions or need to cancel.

Workshops

The following workshops are open to teachers, school/board consultants, board coordinators and school/board administrators. These dates are tentative and subject to change.

To register for any of these workshops, please click the “Register” link below each listing.


Attention Psychologists:  Open House Workshop at the Provincial and Demonstration Schools (Milton Campus)

Date: October 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Susan Hallett (Resource Services)

Description

  • Expand your knowledge of the Provincial Demonstration School student profile
  • Visit classrooms and observe student success for students with severe learning disabilities (Grades 5-12)
  • Create an awareness of the supports offered in a residential program
  • Recognize and take away strategies and ideas for future students on your caseload

Register


New to Special Education? Teaching students with learning disabilities in the regular classroom or resource room

Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Susan Hallett (Resource Services)

Description

  • Expand your knowledge of learning disabilities
  • Identify effective strategies for each of the processing areas and how it relates to classroom learning
  • Understand how programming with student confidence in mind leads to increased student success (student panel discussion)
  • Investigate dynamic and motivational project-based ideas to use for students with learning disabilities

Register


Work in Progress: Understanding and supporting Executive Functions

Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services)

Description

  • Review Executive Functions and the implications in the classroom
  • Explore low-tech and high-tech options to support and develop students’ Executive Functioning skills
  • Develop strategies to build learning skills, regulation, and resilience in your students

Register


Math and LD: Strategies to improve student achievement in the ELEMENTARY math classroom

Date: December 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services)

Description

  • Review the common types of learning differences and how they relate to mathematics
  • Deepen understanding of how to build knowledge and skills in mathematics
  • Explore classroom strategies that are necessary for some, but beneficial for all
  • Experience a digital classroom environment

Register


Webinars

Trillium Demonstration School Information

Date: September 30, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Susan Hallett (Resource Services)

Description

  • An introduction the Demonstration School Program
  • Review the profile of a student with a severe learning disability
  • Learn about the Demonstration School application process

Register


Growth Mindset

Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Susan Hallett (Resource Services)

Description

  • Explore growth mindset concepts, as they relate to teaching and learning
  • Reflecting on keeping a positive mindset throughout the school year

Register


Transitions to High School

Date: October 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services)

Description

  • Deepen understanding of high school pathways and program planning for Grade 7 & 8 students
  • Explore foundational Ministry of Education documents

Register


Interpersonal Skills, Self-Advocacy and Personal Expression

Date: November 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services)

Description

  • Explore the concept of Communicationas outlined in the 21st Century Competencies document (as it specifically relates to learners with severe learning disabilities)

Register