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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

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Waiting List

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

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.

 

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

Location: Milton
Date: November 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services) and Richard Parker (Special Education Teacher)

Comprehensive Workshop for Teachers

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

Register


Keeping Doors Open – Transitions, Pathways and Student Success

Location: Milton
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services) and Diana Alvaro Cannon (System Curriculum Coordinator)

Comprehensive Workshop for Teachers

  • Deepen our understanding of the connections between modified programming and student learning pathways
  • Explore foundational Ministry of Education documents
  • Learn how to support student success by using the Ministry of Education Career and Life Planning Framework

Register


Building coping and self-regulation skills in the student Learning Disabilities and Co-morbidity (ADHD/anxiety)

Location: Milton
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes lunch)
Facilitators: Susan Hallett (Resource Services) and Brianna Harvey (Residence Coordinator)

Comprehensive Workshop for Teachers

  • Identify the shared etiological factors of students with learning disabilities, ADHD and anxiety
  • Explore social-emotional support strategies for ADHD, anxiety and challenging behaviour
  • Take away communication techniques, goal setting processes and accommodations to increase student performance and engagement

Register


Webinars

Differentiating Assessment

Date: November 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Jennifer Hearn (Resource Services)

Description

  • Review assessment strategies
  • Explore ways to differentiate assessments for students with learning differences

Register


Read and Write for Google Chrome – Updates

Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Kelly Dymond (Assistive Technology Advisor)

Description

  • Brief overview of Read and Write for Google Chrome
  • Review highlight tools
  • Discuss updates for PDFs and Google Classroom integration icon

Register


Book Creator

Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Kelly Dymond (Assistive Technology Advisor)

Description

  • This storytelling app can be used not just for creating stories and reading, but also for visual descriptions and guides for a variety of subjects
  • Learn about this app and its features, including recent updates

Register


Assistive Technology and Strategies

Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Kelly Dymond (Assistive Technology Advisor)

Description

  • Explore some assistive technology strategies that students who have severe learning disabilities use regularly helping them with their reading, writing and comprehension tasks.

Register