We have just completed our 33th PD day since 2009. As in the past we have tried to meet the needs of our members. We have dealt with Classroom Management, Safe Schools, The Arts, Drama, Music, Story Telling, Assistive Technologies, The Rights and Responsibilities of Occasional Teachers and Building Inclusive, Safe communities for LGBTQ, Numeracy for Elementary and Intermediate Teachers, Kindergarten Year 1 and 2, Reporting and Inquiry Based Learning, Violence and Harassment in the Workplace, Managing Stress and the Writing Process Students.
Our Committee has met with Mark Moffett and Margherita DiFonzo from Human Resources at TCDSB to organize this years PD Days for 2018/19. This year we will address Social Media, Electronic Communication/Stress in the Workplace, A Celebration of Our Catholic Faith, Safe Schools, Classroom Management Strategies and Continuation of the Writing Process.
Generally, our workshops are well attended but we still have NO SHOWS (absent for no apparent reason). As we have a limited number of spaces and PD days available we ask that you notify us well in advance. In future, we will question repeated absences without prior notification for attendance at any future workshops.
Looking forward to another great year of Professional Development.
See you at the Workshops!
Cathy Horton, Mary Matar & Eileen Smyth